The south west London tennis tournament culminated on Sunday past, after a two week bonanza that really altered the landscape.
Numerous favourites dropped out early, making it the most exciting contest in years, in terms of unpredictability and widening the playing field.
However the event has now become plagued with Andy Murray/Roger Federer’s epic clash at the finals on Sunday, in which Great Britain put all its hopes onto Andy Murray to become the first Brit to win since Fred Perry in 1936.
The Scottish native had immense pressure placed onto him by the media, which did not help the proceedings with a nation bearing down all their hopes unto his shoulders.
Roger Federer lifted the title once more, after a brief year or so away from the title, to regain his position as Wimbledon wrangler.
Fed has won a record seven Wimbledon finals and stated it “felt great” as he equalled Pete Sampras’ record as a result.
The Swiss stronghold had won the contest back to back in 2003-2007 and a follow up in 2009, before 2012.
Whilst the majority of the nation had “Murray fever” a fine effort entered, though Andy must now add to his experience, many of his peers belive has added an extra strentght to his prowess.
The question of a nation’s pressure, desperate to have a champion for Britain, which piles stress onto any performer currently in the fold, should, hopefully make people realise to back off, allow him to be at the event and focus himself, while supporting without intense pressure from the media.
Give him a couple of years, in my estimation and perhaps. Murray is not ready yet, but may be an ‘up and comer.’
Serena Williams defeated Polish Agnieszka Radwanska to become Female Singles champ, while both Venus and Serena took the doubles titles once more in another outstanding display against Andrea Hlavakova and Lucie Hradecka, for the Czech Republic.
British star Jonathan Marray and Denmark’s Frederik Nielsen lifter the Men’s Doubles from Swede, Robert Lindstedt and Romanian, Horia Tecau.
Mixed Doubles went to the USA’s Mike Bryan and Lisa Raymond over India’s Leander Paes and Russian Elena Vesnina.