Wimbledon 2009 | Time for a British victory?

June 4, 2009

This June/July sees Wimbledon 2009 return to the All England Lawn Tennis Club, with hopes of a British victory higher than ever before.

After a successful hard court season and significantly improved performances on the clay, British number one Andy Murray has rocketed to number three in the ATP world rankings; the highest ranking for a British player since their introduction in 1973. Now in the upper echelons of his sport, anticipation of a Murray victory at Wimbledon 2009 is increasing apace.

Whether or not Wimbledon 2009 is a success, it will take some effort to compete with those of the past.

Last year's men's final at Wimbledon has been heralded as the greatest of all time, with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal dueling over the course of five sets in a rain-interrupted match that lasted some 4 hours, 48 minutes. As the night sky closed in, it was the Spaniard who would dethrone the Swiss maestro on Centre Court to secure his first title at the All England Club.

So, what to expect at Wimbledon 2009? Once again the tournament promises much, with all manner of twists and turns, dodgy line-calls and nail-biting finales all in store. And then there's the weather...

This year's tournament will be the first to see Centre Court make use of it's long-awaited retractable roof, ensuring that the elements on the show court will go uninterrupted.