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Thoughts on a magnificent Wimbledon.......(so far!)

4th July 2013
I’m writing this a couple of hours before the two Men’s Semi final matches take to Centre Court, the anticipation of another superb days play is palpable. I have been fortunate to sample the Wimbledon atmosphere a couple of times in the tournament so far. Our offices are in the town centre so it’s impossible not to get caught up in the excitement with so many visitors making their way up the hill to the All England Club.

If you get the chance next year, visit the outside courts, there is so much close up action to enjoy as you wander through. Having been there earlier this week I’ll give you two names to watch out for in the coming years. Firstly, a young lady called Ana Konjuh, a hard hitting 15 year old from Croatia who I saw out-muscle Britain’s Harriet Dart in the second round of the Girls singles. Today she meets the highly rated American Taylor Townsend for a place in the final.

Next (don’t faint!) I really think that young Brit Kyle Edmund could make it in the Men’s game, he seems to have a great all round game and apparently is a really committed young man. He too has made it to the Semi Final stage where he will face Gianluigi Quinzi in an attempt to reach the Final. They are seeded 5 and 6 respectively, so it should be a cracking match.

How refreshing was it to see the Men’s Quarter Final match between Djokovic and Berdych with their high street fashion sponsors H&M and Uniqlo to the fore?! Nothing against the big boys in sports clothing sponsorship, but perhaps this will encourage some of Britain’s marquee fashion brands to latch on to our up and coming players.

Lastly, what a slick, well oiled machine the Wimbledon Championships have proved to be yet again! The organisation from the ball boys to the lines people, from the restaurant staff to the stewards is absolutely outstanding.
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