Today is the day! – tennis’s most prestigious event of the year has finally arrived at All England Club in South West London! The first round has only just started – at 11:30 a.m. on the outside courts and at 1pm on the main show courts. With such great weather and incredible talent on the tennis court, we’re almost feeling sorry that we’re not watching it live, but we’re keeping updated for sure!
We can’t wait for the finals, which will take place on the 14th of July for the women and on the 15th of July for the men. Who do you think will win this year? We know now that it won’t be Andy Murray, who has unfortunately dropped out for health reasons! ☹ We wish him a speedy recovery.
Last year, Roger Federer made the Swiss feel honoured, together with Garbiñe Muguruza, who made Spain proud!
What are your thoughts for this year?
Will it be the overwhelming favourite – Federer, who did not drop a set during his eighth Wimbledon last year or Nadal who won the 11th French Open title last month in Paris?
Of course – let’s not forget the ladies! Will it be Simona Halep, after winning her first major or Serena Williams coming back a lot stronger?
Here, at TAEFL, we love watching Wimbledon not only for the entertainment, but also for the valuable lessons that we can learn from an athlete’s mentality. Comparisons have always been drawn between top sports-people and very successful professionals and that is because both demonstrate: hard work, perseverance, focus and motivation.
Finally, let’s start the week with a great athlete quote 😊:
“You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy.”– Arthur Ashe