Not many people in their lives get to go to the Olympics, whether its because it’s too expensive or if its just too far away in another country. No matter the case, it is truly a once in a lifetime experience. This year I am at the London 2012 Olympics. I’m having that very same experience. The first event we went to was tennis at Wimbledon. As a tennis player I was naturally excited to see this event. I have never before witnessed Top 10 tennis and did not know who I was going to see in this round of the semi finals. It turned out we were on center court and were seeing both men’s and women’s singles. As we entered the complex there was a big green board that posted who was playing on what court. I jumped up and down with excitement because I was not going to see Top 10 tennis, I was going to see Top 5 tennis! The matches were Roger Federer vs. Juan Martin del Potro, Serena Williams vs. Victoria Azarenka and Andy Murray vs. Novak Djokovic. Anyone who follows tennis knows why I was so happy. To see all of them in one day playing at Wimbeldon is amazing.
First, it was Federer and del Potro. Del Potro looked fresh and ready for the match. Federer had fallen behind in the first set. Then, Federer won the second set and eventually won the third. The match took 4 ½ hours! Next, Serena Williams completely walked over the #1 player in the world, Victoria Azarenka in two sets. Last, Andy Murray took on Novak Djokovic, the #1 men’s singles player. Not a very good player on grass, Djokovic fell behind at the crucial moments of each set. The crowd cheered on Andy Murray, the home country favorite. He beat Djokovic in two sets, which made me sad, because I was rooting for Djokovic.