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View from the fans - day one

by Gabriella Hay
Tuesday 26 June 2012

Each day we'll be asking fans about their favourite moment at Wimbledon. Here are some highlights from day one...

Emanuel – Richmond

Where have you come from today?
Richmond

How did you get tickets?
I queued up and just got a ground pass

What is your favourite ever Wimbledon moment?
It has to be when Goran Ivanesevic won in 2001 as a Wild Card after so many years of trying. It was a Monday, as there was a ‘rain-over’ day which made it so special and it felt like it was his destiny to win. He will always be my favourite player.

Who do you want to see playing today?
Definitely Daniela Hantuchova.

Ceridwen – Australia

Where have you come from today?
Sydney, Australia

How did you get tickets?
I was successful in the Ballot.

What is your favourite ever Wimbledon moment?
It has to be the famous five-set 2008 epic final between Nadal and Federer. It was the first game of tennis I ever watched and I stayed up until 4am watching it. I am now a fan forever.

Who will win this year?
I would like Sam Stosur to win the womens’ obviously, and Federer to win the men’s.

Declan – Singapore

Where have you come from today?
Singapore

How did you get tickets?
Queued up from 5.15am this morning – we got Court 2 and a ground pass?

What is your favourite ever Wimbledon moment?
Probably when Nadal won in 2008.

Why?
I support Nadal a lot and I am his biggest fan.

Who is going to win this year?
Nadal, and I want Li Na to win.

Who are you going to go and watch now?
I am going to see if Isner is playing

Liam – Singapore

Where have you come from today?
Singapore

How did you get tickets?
Queued up from 5.15am this morning – we got Court 2 and a ground pass?

What is you Favourite ever Wimbledon moment?
1980 Wimbledon final between Borg and McEnroe,

Why?
The fourth set tie-break was amazing.

Who is going to win the Men’s and Ladies?
Federer and Sharapova

What is your favourite thing about being here?
It is my first Grand Slam and it will inspire me to go and play more.

Kate - Oxford

Where have you come from today?
Oxford

How did you get tickets?
Queued up from 4am this morning – I am so chuffed as I got aCentre Court ticket. I just finished watching Sharapova.

What is you favourite ever Wimbledon moment?
Goran Ivanesevic winning in 2001 as a Wild Card. Totally unseeded. It was incredible as it was so unpredictable. It was stunning to watch and so emotional and really inspired me to play more tennis.

Who is going to win the Men’s and Ladies?
I really hope Murraybut I think Djokovic. Heather Watson in the Ladies.

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