Wimbledon 2012 was exactly like going to see a summer blockbuster: early exits, tears, shock twists and the odd celebrity cameo popping up to give the viewer’s more ratings.
The tournament certainly did not lack in excitement as the tournament served up plenty of treats. A brit ended up in the final for the first time with Andy Murray taking on Roger Federer; but unfortunately for Murray, it was the first time in a while a Brit lost in a final as he lost 3 sets to 1 against old Roge; sending heartfelt tears throughout centre court and Victoria Beckham (nah just kidding, she can only pout!). But what happened to the others who failed to reach the Men’s final?
No real shocks in the first round, but in the second round the shock of the tournament caught the awe of the blockbuster, as Rafael Nadal was knocked out by unknown Lukas Rosol after a thrilling encounter. Jo Wilfriend Tsonga endured a nervy match to go through to the third round with a tense match against Guillermo Garcia-Lopez but apart from that, no real suprises.
Roger Federer was almost denied his Wimbledon crown after going behind 2-0 to Julien Benneteau before old Roge pulled back a 3-2 win to send him through. Andy Roddick carried on his decline with a 3-1 loss to improving world number 7 David Ferrer. Murray and Tsonga then carried on form to reach each other in the semis, as well as Federer and Djokovic. But after two narrow semi-finals, it was the two standing in the shadows that got the final chance, and an epic final it was before Federer reclaimed his 7th Wimbledon Crown.
We loved your tears Murray, it recaptured a nation. But Federer is in a league of his own (with no reference to the TV show).
By Jason Barr