Friday, June 22, 2007

The Wonders of Wimbledon

If Wimbledon looks anything like the tournaments leading up to it, we're in for a good treat. First there was Nicholas-Andy. Then Jelena-Maria. And today Justine-Amelie.

And the first ball hasn't even been hit.

The draws (men's ~ women's) were released yesterday, and while interesting match-ups are abound, the sheer excitement of having a Wimbledon draw before us and know that time of year is upon us again is really what gets me.

Though all the slams have their character, there truly is no other tournament - nor sporting event - quite like Wimbledon. So for players link Jankovic, Roddick, Nadal and Hingis, who have come tantalizing close to winning this title (minus J-squared), this is the tournament that they all look forward to for the entire year; for their entire tennis lives.

Monday morning will find many of us glued to our TV screens (or computers, for that matter) to take in another two weeks at SW19. I know I'm looking forward to it. And I hope the tremendous matches we've seen already on the green stuff carry themselves over.

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