Visiting Wimbledon during the first week of the tournament is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. This year, thanks to The Metropolitan, Didsbury, I made it.
So here’s a few pics and highlights from the day to say a massive THANK YOU!
Seats on Court 2, metres away from the players’ coaches and their family members, and just behind the base line, meant we were in prime position to see the action unfold. With the privilege of watching what turned out to be Lleyton Hewitt’s last match at Wimbledon, cheered on by his ‘barmy army’, we couldn’t have been better placed for the atmosphere either.
All Wimbledon tickets give you access to the grounds, which means you can enjoy proceedings on any of the outside courts as well, just as long as you can find a suitable spot. Height was definitely in our favour as we peeked over heads and barriers to catch a glimpse of Gasquet storming thorough against Saville, Baghdatis beating Young and local lad Liam Broady before he turned the match round to win against Matosevic.
Of course we consumed the obligatory strawberries and Pimm’s as we chilled on the Hill to watch Djokovic officially commence proceedings on Centre Court and, as the light faded, Heather Watson begin the match, which eventually saw her in to round 2 for the first time.
As I type this she’s back out, this time in the arena that is No 1 Court, hoping to build on yesterday’s victory for a place in round 3. #BackTheBrits
Relax with Pimm’s, strawberries, or even afternoon tea, while you watch Wimbledon in Manchester. I’ve put together a handy guide to venues showing the tournament in the city this year.