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Wimbledon, Richard C. Crepeau Jul 2017

Wimbledon, Richard C. Crepeau

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The Wimbledon fortnight is my favorite fortnight of them all. The tennis is generally of high quality, the venue is steeped in beauty, and the singular notion of playing on grass, all combine to the make this grand slam event the holy grail of tennis. Am I overdoing it? Well yes, but then, for me it is all of these things and more.


Wimbledon, Richard C. Crepeau Jul 2013

Wimbledon, Richard C. Crepeau

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It has been some time since I have watched an entire tennis match. In point of fact my interest has drifted away from the sport. Somehow Wimbledon calls me back. The setting and tradition play a role, as does the fact that it is the only grand slam tournament I have ever seen in person.


Wimbledon, Richard C. Crepeau Jul 2012

Wimbledon, Richard C. Crepeau

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The term “historic” is often used in describing any number of sporting events. It is sometimes used to exaggerate the significance of an event, often in order to promote it. There are times, though, when the term is not only appropriate, but indeed, required. The Gentleman’s Final at Wimbledon today was historic in a number of ways.


Williams, Federer, And Nadal At Wimbledon, Richard C. Crepeau Jul 2007

Williams, Federer, And Nadal At Wimbledon, Richard C. Crepeau

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At the beginning of play in the Gentleman's Final at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on Sunday, I believed that at the end of day Rafael Nadal would be crowned new champion and heir to the mantle of Roger Federer.


Wimbledon, Richard C. Crepeau Jul 1999

Wimbledon, Richard C. Crepeau

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Every now and again there are sports weekends during which one can see the very best qualities of sport on display in multiple venues. When this happens it is a clear reminder why we still watch the games despite all the other nonsense surrounding sport these days.