Sunday, July 19, 2015
Davis Cup 2015 Quarter Final - England v France
Yesterday's section of the Davis Cup quarter finals (the event covers three days ending this afternoon) was the men's doubles played between Nicolas Mahut and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France and Andy and Jamie Murray of GB.
Andy was only put in with his brother at the last minute for as can be seen from the picture above, of the order of events, he was initially not due to play so the team captain's late decision to switch the players proved well taken.
The crowds attending especially the French were colourful fun loud and hugely supportive of their respective teams. The French supporters seemed far less inhibited than the British but fun abounded on both sides in the hot and sunny weather.
Still turning now to the tennis
Whether team GB will go on to win today to put us in the Davis Cup semi finals for the first time since the early 1980s remains to be seen and as for winning the Davis Cup Finals Team GB last achieved that success in 1936 under Fred Parry.
A terrific afternoon with much exciting tennis for which many grateful thanks to little sister.
My only query is why the Davis Cup is for men only as in C21 one would expect both men and women in the teams?
Having attended at a now long since closed boarding school as a pupil in what was then called the "B" stream I had assumed that mo...