Wimbledon 2018 – Champions Day
WMG hosted 30 clients on the opening day of the 132nd Wimbledon championships. Gates opened at 10:30am while play on the show courts started at 1pm, our guests were busy in our stunning hospitality venue – the Lake View Restaurant where our guests were welcomed in with a champagne and a canapé reception. The Michelin Stared four-course lunch was served around 11:30am leaving enough time to enjoy the delicious meal and have a couple more glasses of champagne.
Few more drinks down our guests headed over to the All England Club in our custom-built fleet of golf buggies which took them to centre court within a minute, where they were seated in the best available debenture seats to witness the defending champion Roger Federer bid to win a record-extending ninth title.
The Swiss was clinical and in imperious form as he cruises to victory with a routine win over Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic. Federer won 6-1 6-3 6-4 against the world number 57. Roger walked on at 1pm to a standing ovation and left just after 79 minutes of pure expertise. Lajovic lasted an hour and a half against him in the second-round last year. In that forgettable event Federer went on to thrash a foot- blistered Marin Cilic at the 2017 Wimbledon Final.
Our guests had full access to the debenture lounge throughout the whole day for refreshments, strawberries and cream and even more alcohol if they please which they can take to their seats and enjoy the tennis.
Moments later another thrilling game took place on centre court, the three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka vs sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov. It looked like a straightforward task for Dimitrov the 27-year-old Bulgarian, after he wrapped up the first set in less than half an hour. Dimitrov became more anxious and inconsistent. He failed to covert two set points in the second set which appeared to knock his confidence, allowing Wawrinka back into the match.
The Swiss, who lost to Andy Murray in the first round at Eastbourne last week, has dropped to 224th in the world after a knee injury. He managed to come from a set down to beat Grigor Dimitrov 1-6, 7-6, 7-6, 6-4 in a shocking first round at Wimbledon.
This is a very busy 2 weeks for WMG but certainly without exception the best 2 weeks of the year being based at SW19 is amazing. The atmosphere surrounding the Wimbledon Champions is like no other tennis tournament and we should know as we cover them all.
With the sun out as it was for the Champions Day and champagne and Pimm’s flowing we are looking forward to hosting all our key clients over the next 2 weeks.
We would like to thank everyone who has booked with us and we look forward to seeing you at the greatest Grand Slam in the world.