So Wimbledon is over for another year *sighs* well, another 50 weeks *wry grin* J asked me today what I was going to do now it was over. My reply was: catch up on all the things I didn't do during the last fortnight *grins*
Novak Djokovic - Men's Singles Champion
Petra Kvitova - Ladies' Singles Champion
Bob Bryan & Mike Bryan - Men's Doubles Champions
Kveta Peschke & Katarina Srebotnik - Ladies' Doubles Champions
Jurgen Melzer & Iveta Benesova - Mixed Doubles Champions
As well as to the Junior Champions; the Wheelchair Champions and the Invitation Doubles Champions.
Despite my disappointment yesterday with Rafa being beaten by Djokovic, I thoroughly enjoyed the two weeks of tennis.
In many ways it was more 'stable' than last year without an epic match or scares/shocks early on.
The roof finally came into its own and showed it was worthy of the zillions that had been spent on it as it was closed several times, thus allowing matches to be completed that wouldn't otherwise have been completed. I really do wonder how long it will be before Court One gets roofed as well?
The ladies' singles finale, despite being won by Petra Kvitova in straight sets, was the best ladies' singles final I've seen at Wimbledon for quite some time. It wasn't an epic match, but it was a good one.
The men's final didn't live up to it's billing or up to expectations as neither man played exceptionally well at the same time for any lengthy period. Sets one and four were, for the most part, the closest to them both playing well together, whereas set two was all about Djokovic and set three all about Rafa. It was better than last year's, but certainly not of the epic level of 2007, 2008 and 2009.
Nonetheless, the most important thing was that both matches were won, not lost. The better player on the day did
win. And that wasn't just my view as spectator, it was acknowledged by both Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova who were both as graceful in defeat as they are in victory.
None of the double matches were great either and all were won in straight sets. In fact this year it was only the men's singles finals that wasn't a straight sets win.
The matches of the tournament for me were:
Roger Federer vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga - Men's Singles Quarter Finals
Venus Williams vs. Kimiko Date-Krumm - Ladies' Singles Second Round
I'm already looking forward to 2012! Although, I still don't see how they are going to get the courts re-grassed and ready in time for the Olympics - but then I guess the groundsmen know what they are doing.