Last year, while I was watching the Wimbledon final between Federer and Cilic I promised myself that someday I will be on Centre Court to experience the amazing atmosphere of the oldest grand slam tournament.
The big day came earlier than I thought and on the 2nd of July I was finally at The Wimbledon. I felt like a child in a big chocolate and toys store and I looked at everything around me with amazement and excitement. I guess that is what really means to be mindful.
As we had tickets on Court no 1 and our match was scheduled one hour after our arrival, we decided to see all the other courts and to visit the Wimbledon Museum which offers us the chance to get acquainted with tennis fashion throughout the ages.
I was impressed about the way all the courts looked, they were gorgeous with their fresh and perfectly grass.
But beside the perfectly arranged tennis courts, the amazing Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum or the yummy strawberries and cream, the Wimbledon is about the unique atmosphere. The people, the joy, the fun we had when we queued for tickets at Centre Court at resale, everything will stick with us forever.
I wished I saw Roger Federer play on Centre Court but I guess this is a dream that I need to pursue next year.
Getting ready for the matches at The Wimbledon Experience like a true fan.
Strawberries and cream is a Wimbledon tradition starting in 1877 with the first edition of the Championships. On average 10,000 litres of cream and 28,000 kg of strawberries are eaten at the tournament each year, according to the official Wimbledon website.
Centre Court before the magic happens. It is here where the last year men’s champion plays his first match.
On Court no. 1 is Milos Raonic’s show time with a big serve and amazing focus
Alexandra Dulgheru against K. Pliskova on Court no 6
Kristina Pliskova “en garde” in the match with A. Dulgheru
Watching Roger Federer’s first match against D. Lajovic on the big screen. People were cheering and enjoying themselves like they were on the court.
We managed to get some very good seats at resale and we managed to saw Stan Wanwrika and Grigor Dimitrov in action on Center Court on the last match of the day
After an amazing start of the match, things got complicated for Grigor Dimitrov
The longest match in the history of Wimbledon was played in 2010 and it lasted 11 hours and 5 minutes.
The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
Wooden rackets at the Wimbledon Museum. The last time anyone played at Wimbledon with a wooden racket was in 1987.
Inspirational Women in Tennis
Centre Court at its best, on a sunny day and with two amazing players.
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