Tennis fan, mother of two and Rockley Marketing & Sales Support, Cassy Preston give us her insights to who could win this year's Wimbledon.
The last week of Wimbledon is always very exciting, it’s a week where housework is put on hold, the only thing allowed on TV is the tennis (after many years, the kids have now accepted this!) and kids must be in bed before 8 so I can watch the highlights hassle-free!
Federer, Murray or Djokovic - truth be told I don’t mind who wins; I’ve always liked Murray’s dry sense of humour and the fact that he doesn’t feel the need to dazzle anyone with humour in order to be liked when his job is to win the points and be successful at his chosen sport. He’s actually quite funny anyway!
I’ve always been a fan of Djokovic’s drive and passion - he’s an exciting player who clearly works hard and now has Agassi in his corner - yes, I was a fan of the long hair and his eccentricity and will always remember his first win at Wimbledon.
As for Federer - always the gentleman, plays an elegant game, never loses his temper and has enough arrogance to know that he’s good but not so much that will annoy people. A very fine balance which he has cleverly achieved!
But for fear of sitting on the fence, I’m going to be rooting for Djokovic. There’s talk that he’s never felt the same love on court that Murray, Federer and Nadal receive but for me, his game is just as exciting as theirs. He’s also showing a bit more passion and aggression. I’ve always wondered how Federer could stay so calm during his matches, almost to an unnatural extent - I like a bit of drama and passion on court - be as gentlemanly as you like off-court!
So come on Djokovic, you may have been struggling with form recently and you’re certainly mixing things up when it comes to your team and coaches, but forget all that for now and show them all that you’ve got the balls to win!
A very passionate and avid tennis fan, Rockley's HR Manager, Kat Sargent gives her opinion on both sides of the 140th tournament.
For the men, Federer has a really good chance. He has played great in week one and the grass suites his games so well. He has a good route to the semi finals, then there is the potential meeting with Djokovic, who let’s face it has not had a great year.
There are a lot of young players coming through week one however, at Wimbledon I think that maturity is going to come through and help the legend out.
He has done so much work this year on getting fitter and changed his play, his backhand is so much stronger than it has been. Being in the bottom half of the draw at 3rd seed keeps him away from Murray until the final so, who knows, only four matches to go!
WOMENS DRAW - I am a massive British fan and am right behind Konta, she has been playing amazing this past year. Winning the Miami Open and beating Wozniacki was a massive confidence boost. She has worked her way up the rankings and proved her game is good enough to compete with the best, and I think without her injury last week she could have won.
However, she is a tough cookie and without Serena Williams this year I think that the women’s competition is an open book – my bet is if she gets through today we may well see her in the final on Saturday.