Andy Murray advances to Wimbledon Finals
We’ve seen the New York Mets throw a no-hitter for the first time in the history of the franchise.
We’ve seen LeBron James not only win his first title, but put the Miami Heat on his back and carry his team to the finish line.
We’ve seen Dale Earnhardt Jr. win a race (or, at least someone has told us he won a race).
We’ve seen the Los Angeles Kings win their first ever Stanley Cup Finals, which, more surprisingly, has made Hollywood a hockey town.
And yet, watching Andy Murray, the first British born tennis player to reach the Wimbledon finals in 74 years, seems to be at least just as fun as all the rest. There is always great energy at Centre Court during Wimbledon, as the British tennis fans come out in droves and let themselves be heard. That’s never more apparent when Murray takes the court.
While no road to a Wimbledon final is easy, Murray did catch a break when the two-seed Rafael Nadal fell out of the tournament in only the second round. Never the less, Murray faced off with a very talented Jo-Willie Tsonga in the semifinals, who challenged and pushed Murray to a deserving, confident victory.
I’ll be the first to admit to you that, by no means, am I a tennis expert. I know enough about tennis to know what I’m talking about, but I’m neither a historian of the game of someone who needs to watch each and every tournament.
But, I am a devoted sports fan. If there is a good story to be told on the highest of levels (except if it involves the Philadelphia Phillies), you can count on me being completely involved. Even with the Olympics set to kick off in London in just a few short weeks, this is the story of the British summer. You get the feeling that everybody currently in the country wants this to happen more so than anything else, short of England winning the recently-concluded EURO 2012.
This is going to be one of the most watched Wimbledon finals in recent history. Are you going to be a part of the history?