It is that time of year again where everyone in the UK becomes the biggest Tennis fan known to man. Yes that’s right its time for Wimbledon.
I have to admit I am a bit more interested in this years tournament than I was last year, mainly because Andy Murray seems to be in the form of his life and could win the crown for the second time in his career.
But putting Murray mania aside, I have really enjoyed watching reigning champion Novak Djokovic so far in this years Tennis season.
So when he stepped on to centre court today it was no real surprise that the Serb came away with a straight sets victory ( 6-4, 6-4, 6-4).
It may not have been classic Djokovic but this is only the first round remember.
For the British fans they would have to wait a little longer to get their first glimpse of Murray madness, there was still plenty to shout about over on court 18.
British wildcard Liam Broady pulled off a sensational comeback, after falling two sets behind he fought back to claim the match in five sets and advance to the second round.
The player from Stockport, who is ranked 181st in the world saw off Australia’s Marinko Matosevic 5-7 4-6 6-3 6-2 6-3 putting the 21-year-old into the second round for the first time ever.
Broady will now face 16th seed David Goffin.
For the other Brits who were out on court today it was not so much of a happy story.
Women’s number two Johanna Konta couldn’t handle former champion Maria Sharapova. While Broady’s older sister Naomi was fruitless in her attempts to join her brother in the second round.
At the close of play Heather Watson was keeping the British flag flying high for the women, coming back from a set down to pull things level against Caroline Garcia.
With the match neatly poised at 1-1 (1-6 6-3) play will resume with a one set shoot out to decide who goes into the second round.
As always the first day of England’s premier lawn tennis event has already brought about high drama, and I am sure as the days continue so will the heartbreak and elation