Thursday, 7 July 2016

A Day at the Championships, Wimbledon




























Wimbledon, a prestigious sporting event and the oldest tennis tournament in the world. It's a popular event for any crowd, and lucky enough for me, I got the opportunity to attend. 

My godmother and I set off at 8:45am on Saturday 2nd July and made our way to the venue under bright, clear skies. Instantly immersed in the atmosphere, our day began on Court 12, catching a small glimpse of Cilic vs Lacko - my very first Wimbledon experience. With a big match continuing on Court 1 at noon between Djokovic and Querrey, we left Court 12 and waded through the crowds and outside courts to find our seats and get comfortable for what we hoped to be a very interesting match ahead. However, just as we sat down in our brilliant seats (row 2 behind the service line) we were greeted by our first shower of the day. 

With a light drizzle delaying matches, we took the opportunity to begin our picnic, which Jackie had wonderfully prepared for the day, along with a glass (and then a couple more) of Prosecco.

Movement returned on Court 1, and what an incredible and historical match it was. With a couple of pauses throughout due to the unpredictable yet predictable weather of Wimbledon, Djokovic was knocked out of the tournament in four sets by a truly brilliant performance by Querrey. 



Court 12.

The infamous Henman Hill.

Court 1 awaiting Djokovic and Querrey.
Capturing the players during their first knock up, and a couple of close ups of Novak.


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As the light yet relatively frequent showers kept passing over during the afternoon delaying many matches, we spent our time off the courts visiting the hall of fame and of course took the opportunity to photograph my Wimbledon OOTD.


René Lacoste was nicknamed 'the Crocodile' by fans and later on created the Lacoste tennis shirt in 1929, a brand still well known to this day.
Just like Lacoste, Perry also launched a tennis shirt in 1952 and used the original Wimbledon symbol of a wreath as the brands' logo.















As the grey clouds finally disappeared and the sun lit up the venue, we spent the rest of the afternoon on Henman Hill witnessing Murray win his match on Centre Court. We then moved back to Court 1 to enter the evening with our final match of the day - Kyrgios vs Lopez. 


Nick Kyrgios

Feliciano Lopez.

Wearing:
Shirt - ASOS
Trousers - OSMAN
Shoes - Adidas
Belt - Vintage
Bag - ASOS

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