The summer continues at a pace, hardly a day goes by without some sporting occasion and we’re enjoying every moment of it. If you can count sitting biting your nails to the quick, pacing the floor and walking in and out of the room while listening to Andy Murray battle his way to the semis at Wimbledon, enjoyment. And just when it looked like Lewis Hamilton was going to win his first race of the 2013 Grand Prix season at Silverstone, his legs were pulled from beneath him or in this case, his tyre burst beneath him, went from first to last but battled his way back to fourth, no mean feat.
It’s been a strange old Wimbledon so far; hardly any rain and cedes dropping like nine pins. The tone was set on day one with the early exit of Nadal and has continued alarmingly. Slipping aside, you would have been hard pressed to predict today’s female semi-finalists, perhaps the biggest shock of Wimbledon 13, was the exit of Serene Williams, everyone had practically handed her the title, especially after her onslaught at the French Open. Then yesterday things returned to more familiar territory with that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach, as Murray put us through the wringer. But hat’s off to the young man, he pulled it out of the bag. However lucking in the background is Novak Djokovic, who looks in imperious form. Think it’s going to be a scorcher in more ways than one come the weekend.
And then there’s the Lion’s tour, it’s an all score draw at the moment but all that is going to change on Saturday, its showdown time. There’s been a bit of a hokey cokey with the Wallabies captain, James Horwill, first he’s in, then he’s out, now he’s definitely in again, he could well be the difference between glory and defeat. Spare a thought for Sam Warburton, the Lion’s captain, out through injury and then there’s Brian O’Driscoll who many thought would be handed the Captains role, not even on the bench. Hearts will rise and fall with the ball, maybe spend sometime in the mouth and then finally be filled with joy or despair depending on which side of the bars the ball falls. Come on the Lion’s, let it roar.
As if that’s not enough, the most gruelling cycling race in the world has kicked off; with a somewhat farcical start in Corsica as the Orica Green Edge bus got stuck under the finishing line. There goes that hokey cokey again, the finish was in, then out, then in again, as if racing wasn’t enough, no wonder there was a massive pile up. Still the British guys are finding their feet, yesterday Mark Cavendish won his first stage of the race to notch up 24 stage wins and Chris Froome now ominously stands only 5 secs off the leader.
Other note worthy sporting wins, Paul Casey won the Irish Open last weekend, long time tipped for greatest, Paul put in a fabulous final round, with an eagle on the final hole, now that’s how to finish. While Mo Farah, Jessica Judd, Christine Ohuruogu and Perri Shakes-Drayton all notched up wins in Birmingham at the latest Diamond League meeting, boding well for the World Championships in August. All that’s exhausted me, I’m off for a lie down in a darkened room, before the next round of battles commence.
More sedately, Man Utd under new manager Moyes, have just announced that both Ryan Giggs & Phil Neville will have coaching roles at Utd. Giggs has signed up for another year as player/coach, while Phil Neville will be part of the coaching team. Don’t forget Danilo is the home of licensed football calendars, or go one step further and personalise them at personalise.com.