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Photo of the Week: On the Path to Victory

Andy Murray Forehand

Andy Murray hard at work on the practice courts before his second round match.

For someone that hasn’t played tennis in a year and a half, I’ve done pretty well at the Grand Slams this year. In Australia, I watched Novak Djokovic defeat Stan Wawrinka in an epic 5-setter that took over 5 hours to finish (and also conveniently finished only 5 hours before my flight home to Brisbane). He went on to win the tournament.

At Roland Garros, I bought tickets for the main stadium (Court Philippe Chatrier) in hopes of seeing Rafa Nadal play — and I did. He gave all of us a huge scare by losing the first and nearly losing the second in a tiebreak before he stormed back to win in 4 sets. He went on to win the tournament — his eighth(!!) French Open.

At Wimbledon, I didn’t have the gear to camp out in the queue and get Centre Court or Court 1 tickets, so I knew I wouldn’t get to see Andy Murray play firsthand. However, I did find him warming up for his second round match while I was wandering the outside courts that my grounds pass (secured by my 6am arrival in the queue) allowed me access to. The crowd around Court 9 was so deep that many people were shooed on by security, but I managed to squeeze in and get a look at the man who would soon become Britain’s most celebrated athlete. And yes, Ivan Lendl (his coach) seemed just as grumpy in person as he does on TV — although he cracked a smile every now and then!

Here are a few other photos of Andy warming up (and one that shows just how crowded Henman Hill/Murray Mount was later in the day for his actual match):

Andy Murray BackhandCount Dracula Looking HappyBeing Shuttled Off the CourtHenman Hill/Murray Mount

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2 Responses to Photo of the Week: On the Path to Victory

  1. Bobbi Lee Hitchon July 16, 2013 at 8:24 am Reply

    Nice shots Kristin! At least you got to see the Wimbledon Champ warm up. Still can’t believe he won. Really wish I put money on that from the start!

    • Kristin December 1, 2013 at 11:17 am Reply

      I know this is a bit late Bobbi…but tell me about it! I was cheering for Rafa to win Roland Garros and Andy to win Wimbledon, and both of them won! Definitely should have put money on that (although to be fair, I probably wouldn’t have won much by saying Rafa was going to win on clay)!

      It was pretty fun to see him just because of all the craziness that surrounds him at the tournament. So glad he’s finally taken some of that pressure off his shoulders.

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