June 26th, 2006



Virtually no play today at Wimbledon and the forecast looks the same for tomorrow. Like many people, I take no interest in tennis the rest of the year yet regard Wimbledon as a national institution not to be missed. I think partly it's because I've been watching it since I was eleven and there's an accumulation of summery memories that goes with the idea, 'Wimbledon'. It's also that for two weeks a small part of SW19 becomes a theatre full of drama, surprises, tensions and occasionally, as in the Ivanisevic/Rafter final, agonising suspense. So I'll keep watching.