Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Royalty on both sides

Who looks more excited, Roger in the first photo getting to meet Prince Charles, or Prince Charles in the second looking at tennis greatness?  For me, I would be more excited meeting His Highness Mr. Federer than the future King Charles.

Well, Prince Charles and Camilla were definitely treated to an incredible display from the maestro in the match they watched on Center Court.  Roger hit 35 winners and only 8 errors, along with 13 aces in this high class match.  He also won 21 of 23 points at net.  He is now only two wins away from 850 victories.  While I know you can't tell what's going to happen later in a tournament by the early rounds, and that it's sometimes good for later form when they are challenged early, how can you argue with those numbers?  Seems like a good sign to me going forward.  

I thought it was great that Prince Charles chose to go watch the great Roger Federer, after not having been to Wimbledon since 1970, rather than world #1 Novak Djokovic, or their own country's favorite Andy Murray.  He knows who the true royalty in the game is.

I felt compassion for Caroline Wozniacki, losing in her first round match to Tamira Paszek.  I thought Caro was showing some really good signs of being more aggressive in this match, but in the end Paszek was just too good on grass, after having won a grass tournament just last week.  Hopefully Wozniacki will be able to get back on track and not let discouragement sink in.

And hopefully weather will be a little more cooperative as the week goes on so that they can get back on track in the schedule, with quite a few matches not able to be played today.

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