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Posted on: July 06, 2013, 04:32 PM
Posted by: Caz
Even though it's blurry I like this photo because it was such a dramatic and important point.  Because I was looking right across the net I knew immediately Verasco's volley wasn't going over the net - he hit it more up than across.  So, there I am in my sky blue 'murraymaniac T-shirt' and cap (cos it was sunny) with my wife is to my right.
Wow! Great picture Mackem......Looks as though you were 'givin' it large' too! Good for you!  cmon yeah
Posted on: July 06, 2013, 04:27 PM
Posted by: Sabine
^^ Lovely pic. yes
Posted on: July 06, 2013, 04:23 PM
Posted by: Mackem
Even though it's blurry I like this photo because it was such a dramatic and important point.  Because I was looking right across the net I knew immediately Verasco's volley wasn't going over the net - he hit it more up than across.  So, there I am in my sky blue 'murraymaniac T-shirt' and cap (cos it was sunny) with my wife is to my right.
Posted on: July 06, 2013, 04:22 PM
Posted by: Caz
Finally back online after a few days in London.  Yes, fantastic time on Centre even though it was a nervy match.  My only other time on Centre I had to watch Smugfed win in 5 in 2010.  Twas a real privilege watching Andy and I though the crowd were fantastic - eventually.  They're a hard crowd to 'get going' and the woman in front of me complained (politely) about all my shouting! Pity it was only 1/4 full at the start but there really isn't time to 'pop out' quickly between matches.  Hope to be back next year for my 7th Wimbledon!
Bloomin' cheek!  Rolling Eyes I hope you shouted louder......'politely' of course! w00t Glad you had a great time!  Very Happy
Posted on: July 06, 2013, 04:14 PM
Posted by: Elly
^ I'm laughing about the 'shouting'.  Very Happy 
Posted on: July 06, 2013, 04:12 PM
Posted by: Mackem
Thanks for the link Ruthie.....I'm managing to see more of the match, bit by bit!  w00t Glad you had a great time! Mackem was on Centre Court and not expecting to see Andy, so he'll be well pleased! Hope he'll tell us all about it!
Finally back online after a few days in London.  Yes, fantastic time on Centre even though it was a nervy match.  My only other time on Centre I had to watch Smugfed win in 5 in 2010.  Twas a real privilege watching Andy and I though the crowd were fantastic - eventually.  They're a hard crowd to 'get going' and the woman in front of me complained (politely) about all my shouting! Pity it was only 1/4 full at the start but there really isn't time to 'pop out' quickly between matches.  Hope to be back next year for my 7th Wimbledon!
Posted on: July 05, 2013, 11:17 AM
Posted by: Elena
ah what a shame we didn't know each other was there Elena. 

I wasn't sure whether I was going to go or not, but woke up at 5am, looked at the weather forecast (no rain) and decided I would. I wanted to see some live tennis as well as I'd never been before, and watched some entertaining doubles from the oldies, then Kyle v Jonny O'Mara - but knew I was risking missing a place on the hill. I'll certainly go again.
Posted on: July 05, 2013, 11:13 AM
Posted by: colin
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Posted on: July 05, 2013, 10:58 AM
Posted by: Ruthie
I was on the hill too Ruthie - my first ever visit to Wimbledon, and I had trouble finding a place to sit, as it was already packed out when I went there towards the end of the first set of Djoko/Berdy. I knew nobody would leave at the end of that match! I found a tiny space to sit in, up by stairs near the ticket re-sale kiosk. The extra stress of loads of people coming and going looking for somewhere to watch and getting in the way (especially at the beginning, and towards the end when the court 1 match was over), was countered by the efforts of one of the guys doing a fantastic job of moving them on, with some very funny lines!

The support for Andy was fantastic - and I had two Brits, two Americans and a french guy nearest to me!  I've just read this: "The Court No 1 fans became so absorbed with the groans and cheers coming from the giant screen on Murray Mound outside that umpire Carlos Ramos was forced to request: ‘Ladies and gentlemen, as a courtesy to both players, can you please get back to this match? Thank you".


ah what a shame we didn't know each other was there Elena.  I couldn't get there till just after 1pm so just went straight to the mound as I could see how full it was already and because I have back problems I wanted to make sure I could sit on the steps section, which is easier on it. So I had a really good position.  Hadn't realised we'd been interfering with the court 1 match!  What a shame they couldn't have the mound next to centre so Andy could benefit from the more vocal support there.
Posted on: July 05, 2013, 10:29 AM
Posted by: Fiverings
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   No I'm not Rafa in disguise, look!
Posted on: July 05, 2013, 05:08 AM
Posted by: Caz
fainting Dirty girl!  w00t
Posted on: July 05, 2013, 03:25 AM
Posted by: Aileen
That's brilliant.  I've rapidly warmed to Fernando who I used to think was a bit of a bad-tempered lout on court (although very sexy off it. Whistle)
Posted on: July 04, 2013, 10:25 PM
Posted by: bubbles80

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Posted on: July 04, 2013, 09:45 PM
Posted by: Elena
Some figures from wimbledon.com

10.4 million - The five-minute peak audience on BBC during the fifth set.

112.7 decibels - the roar of the crowd on the Hill when Murray served for the match at 6-5, equivalent to the noise of a rock concert.

9,000  - the peak of tweets per minute during Andy Murray's win. That's over 150 per second.

196,000  - the total number of mentions for Andy Murray over a 24 hour period, with 87% positive support.

Posted on: July 04, 2013, 09:27 PM
Posted by: lashurst
Nigel's report and Ruthie's link to the Wimbledon report made me relive the match, I could enjoy the report better than I did the real match, knowing the outcome.
Nnot sure it's done my nerves any good. Still, many thanks for the technicolour writing.
;-)
Posted on: July 04, 2013, 08:32 PM
Posted by: Elena
ah but Caz you didn't know I was on site sending him vibes for all of us  Whistle

I was on the hill too Ruthie - my first ever visit to Wimbledon, and I had trouble finding a place to sit, as it was already packed out when I went there towards the end of the first set of Djoko/Berdy. I knew nobody would leave at the end of that match! I found a tiny space to sit in, up by stairs near the ticket re-sale kiosk. The extra stress of loads of people coming and going looking for somewhere to watch and getting in the way (especially at the beginning, and towards the end when the court 1 match was over), was countered by the efforts of one of the guys doing a fantastic job of moving them on, with some very funny lines!

The support for Andy was fantastic - and I had two Brits, two Americans and a french guy nearest to me!  I've just read this: "The Court No 1 fans became so absorbed with the groans and cheers coming from the giant screen on Murray Mound outside that umpire Carlos Ramos was forced to request: ‘Ladies and gentlemen, as a courtesy to both players, can you please get back to this match? Thank you".

Posted on: July 04, 2013, 05:45 PM
Posted by: Caz
Fernando Verdasco has definately been added to my favourites list! I loved how he laughed with Andy, after challenging the match point which he knew was in! Thanks for the lovely pic BBH!
Posted on: July 04, 2013, 04:00 PM
Posted by: Ruthie
It is a lovely pic - who would have thought they'd been beating hell out of each other for the past 3. 5 hours?
Posted on: July 04, 2013, 03:55 PM
Posted by: Tessie
Lovely picture.  Verdasco was so nice to Andy who seemed to be in shock.
Posted on: July 04, 2013, 02:27 PM
Posted by: blueberryhill
Gr8 pic:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BORR0i9CMAIpLT9.jpg:large