Monday, July 8, 2013


The huge event Wimbledon 2013 bids adieu with lot of exciting games and moments. It has shown the mixture of hard work, emotion, human value, excitement, temperament, pride and the list goes on. May the best win is the mantra of Wimbledon and this year the Wimbledon 2013 championship was bagged by Andy Murray and Marion Bartoli in men & women’s singles event respectively.
Andy Murray wins Wimbledon 2013 men's final with straight-sets victory over Novak Djokovic. British tennis has been waiting for this moment for almost 77 years and the wait is over now. Murray became the first British men’s singles winner at The Lawn Tennis Championships since Fred Perry in 1936. He is also the first British man to win Wimbledon in short trousers. “Winning Wimbledon is the pinnacle of tennis,” said Andy Murray. He added that the few days before the tournament are really difficult and for the last four or five years, it’s been very, very tough, very stressful, a lot of pressure. 

Murray had a story of lot of tough losses, but every year he had been finding little bit of improvement which everyone could sense with the way his ranking was going. He admitted that he did not want to go to sleep last night in case his Wimbledon win turned out to be a dream. In the dramatic final game, even after winning two sets against Djokovic, Murray was not able to breathe easy as everyone knows the recovery caliber of Novak and he could bounce back from nowhere and so the environment, but finally the day went in favour of the British man.

Marion Bartoli beats Sabine Lisicki in straight sets to win Wimbledon 2013 women's singles final. Winning her first grand slam title with this dominant 6-1, 6-4 victory and dominating throughout the entire tournament without dropping a set shows her caliber and I would say the cup deserves her rather than saying she deserves the cup. Her father Walter was the pillar behind her and he was the one whom she thanked most generously, the one she embraced most tenderly when it was all over. Her happiness reflected in her words. She expressed her joy as “You went through pain, you went through tears, and so in those five or 10 seconds before you shake the hand of your opponent you feel almost like you are not walking any more on Earth.” Bartoli has established a reputation as a fast learner. She has recorded an IQ of score of 175, as well as showcasing ability this fortnight to recite the Fibonacci sequence by rote. 

Bartoli had won £1.6m for her first grand slam title and when she was asked about that she replied "I don't even know how much I won, so it will be a surprise and that's not what I'm thinking about right now, I don't even realize I won Wimbledon so the first step is for me to actually realize that I won Wimbledon, then we'll see what is happening with the money."The opponent in the final Sabine Lisicki dissolved in tears after the first set as she had not offered even a glimpse of her best. As Lisicki began to cry midway through the second set, Bartoli said she wanted to "give her a hug" but her empathy is matched by her drive and her determination to win.

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