Thursday, June 10, 2010

Don’t Lose Sight of another Event – Wimbledon 2010

While the football world cup will be amidst its turmoil, another equally sensational and awe inspiring sport event will be taking place this month in England –the Wimbledon Tennis Championship at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London. The 124th Wimbledon championship commences 21st June and will terminate on 4th July with the men’s singles final – the hallmark of the championship. The ladies singles final will be played on 3rd July. One of the rare features of the championship this year would be that Queen Elizabeth II will be attending on Thursday 24th June, 2010 – the first time in more than 30 years.

And the obvious question – who would be the winner. Well, many this year are favouring Roger Federer. But a sizeable majority seems to be supporting Rafael Nadal, who has recently bagged the French Open title by defeating his opponent in three straight sets with much ease. At 29, Frederer is much at disadvantage as compared to Nadal and is likely to be under tremendous physical stress and strain to overcome the youthful Nadal, five years younger to Frederer. Even otherwise the exodus of Federer from the French Open was a sign of waning energies for Federer. Besides, there are Andy Roddick and Tomas Berdych, who could come to fore in limelight.

So, the Wimbledon is going to go side by side the football World Cup and the viewers interested in both games would have to make tough choices if two matches are being played simultaneously. However, the Wimbledon will finish earlier for viewers to watch the football’s terminating matches with ease.