Originally Posted by xan
Great report, Dan. thanks.
Did you find it easy to get final tickets and what sort of seats did you have? Getting tickets for the Wimbledon Final is just about impossible.
Also, did you carry andy signs or posters - or wear any special tee shirts? And what did Maria's play feel like in real life as compared to TV?
With 15000 seats it is quite easy to get tickets to the final....even the day before if you wanted to. We had good seats just above the concourse and looking down the court to one side.
This year we didnt have any special t-shirts but last year we did
We just had a couple of Russian flags and those yellow 'LOVE IT' signs that you roll out
When we went to the Maria v Davenport we wore colour coded shirts
White for Jarrod, Red for me and Blue for Nick even tho Jarrod didnt cheer at all
We surely must have been on TV during that match
Maria is great to watch in real life...especially from the front row. You see how much effort she is putting in and the pace and depth at which she hits as well as the variations she makes. You see things that you dont notice so much on TV (such as her preference to only take balls from the ballboys on the LH side etc). She is unbelievably consistant and can handle any pace which is a great talent to have. It was good to again feel the expectation of Maria to win most matches....that went away a little in 2007....it makes it more enjoyable. The best thing about being there is you can call out 'CMON MASHA' or 'VAAMMOOOSS' and be heard
its easier to watch when you feel part of the match.