It has been a roller coaster of a fortnight for sports fans and sports persons in London. One week saw the dreams of a young Indian cricket team come true whereby they remained unbeaten throughout the Champions Trophy 2013 and comprehensively win the cup against all odds right after the IPL match – fixing mess.
The other week witnessed the fall of giants like Federer, Nadal and Sharapova and giant killers like Tsonga right at the start of Wimbledon ending their dream. Federer’s and Nadal’s exit, however, reignites hopes of the British tennis fans of a fellow Briton laying hands on the coveted cup. After last year’s heartbreaking loss to Federer, Murray would certainly be hoping for the best.
It is this glorious uncertainty in sports that makes it exciting for us sports fans and shows how Goliaths can indeed be felled by Davids’ and how sports persons who give their best and showed character when the going has become tough are rewarded.
The performance of the Indian cricket team has restored the faith of the billions of fans globally on the sport after the spot fixing scandal of IPL 2013. To begin with the selectors took a brave decision to blood a young side for such a major tournament. The youngsters didn’t disappoint and proved that they only wanted one opportunity. And what about MSD? He was at the center of a storm himself after he flatly refused to answer questions relating to the IPL spot fixing before the tournament began. He let his captaincy do the talking and once again proved that he can work wonders with a team of his choice.
Let us shift our focus to the other side now.
After the first week at Wimbledon, Nadal’s injuries seem to have got the better of him yet again and the talk of him being king of clay only would continue, Federer being on the wrong side of 30 would continue to fuel talks of him being past his best. Before the tournament began, there was talk of how Andy Murray might just have to weather the Federer, Nadal and Djokovic storm to win Wimbledon. With 2 of the 3 having been felled now, the prospect of a clash between an English Batman and the Serb Djoker for Wimbledon seems imminent. So who would it be? Which player would make his dream a REALITY!!!