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By Andrea Bogni.
Founded in 1868, the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club has been the home of one of the biggest tennis tournaments in the history of this sport, Wimbledon. Since the first edition of the competition, in 1877, tennis players have always dreamed to step into one of the courts, that represent the heritage and the amazingly attractive beauty of such an amazing sport.
I have been playing tennis since I was a child and, for sure, I know very well what it means for a tennis player to go and play such an important tournament, training hard and putting lots of dedication into a sport, with the risk to have nothing in their hands the following years. However, this sport has brought me to discover new places and countries, travel around the world, and meet international players whom I could play with.
‘What an emotion. I was on the Centre Court probably the most important tennis tournament in the world. I couldn’t believe it. The atmosphere in that stadium was insane.’
Before Monday 27th of June I had never been to a ‘Grand Slam’ tournament before and on this day, thanks to my tennis team, I had the opportunity to have one ticket for Wimbledon. From the beginning, I was excited to see such an important tennis competition and I couldn’t believe I had the chance to go there and see so many players, competing against each other, wearing all white clothes on grass courts. In Europe we are not used to playing on that type of surface and, therefore, we haven’t the possibility to play and test those grass courts.
As a real luxury lover, this is the best place to see a tennis tournament. Everything was perfectly tidy and clean; people were polite and welcoming. Lots of ambassadors and managers were there attending press interviews. To sum up, this is the best spot if you are a fan of both luxury and sport.
After a few matches on smaller courts, we moved to a bigger one where we saw the number 3 of the tournament, Casper Ruud, playing against a Spanish player. Particularly, this court was down from the tennis club and from the top seats it was possible to see all the courts at the same moment and it was also a perfect spot for a picture, as you can see below. The atmosphere on that court was amazing: tennis fans were there to support their favorite player and we all enjoyed one hour of the beautiful tennis show.
Lastly, we decided to try to go to the Centre Court where the British player Andy Murray was playing. We waited outside the stadium to see if somebody was available to give us his tickets. After a short waiting time, 4 Vodafone ambassadors were leaving and they kindly decided to give us their tickets.
What an emotion. I was on the Centre Court probably the most important tennis tournament in the world. I couldn’t believe it. The atmosphere in that stadium was insane. British people shouted to support Andy Murray. Something that I will never forget. As a tennis lover, this was the best way to end a perfect day of tennis, full of passion and emotions.
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