big shocks at Wimbledon

In my last post I mentioned that there had been upsets in the Women’s draw at Wimbledon. Since then there has been a king size upset in the Men’s and yesterday evening there was nearly another. On Thursday Rafael Nadal, one of three players who had a chance of eneding the fortnight as world number one was dumped out by a complete unknown. Yesterday, Roger Federer, another of the big three had to fight back from two sets to love down against Julian Bennetto of France. The fourth set went to a tie-break but once Federer had got through that there was only ever going to be one winner, especially as Bennetto was out on his feet by then. The world number one slot now comes down to this: If Novak Djokovic reaches the final he retains the no1 slot, while if Federer wins outright he regains the number one slot. If these two both make it through their sections of the draw they will meet in the semifinal which could therefore decide who finishes the fortnight as no 1.

On Thursday I got another demonstration of Sutcliffe’s first law of traveling by public transport. I got the 2:45 X8/X29 bus to Norwich, which broke down at Fakenham, necessitating a wait and onward travel on the bus an hour later (in fairness to Norfolk Green such mishaps are about as common with them as genuinely memorable T20 matches or hen”s teeth). Fortunately, I had allowed time for a mishap to occur and was still able to visit Norwich library, go for some supper and get to the meeting I was there for in time (only just).

Here are some photos for you to enjoy…


Author: Thomas

I am branch secretary of NAS West Norfolk and #actuallyautistic (diagnosed 10 years ago at the comparatively advanced age of 31). I am a keen photographer, so that most of my own posts contain photos. I am a keen cricket fan and often write about that subject. I also focus a lot on politics and on nature.

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