Wimbledon 2018 –
Thrilling last six days at Wimbledon, they have been a massive success for everyone involved. WMG had 30+ clients on each day who all took advantage of our beautiful hospitality venue, and as usual each and every one of them get welcomed in with the choice of champagne/Pimms (for those who start drinking earlier) or tea and coffee, along with their VIP debenture tickets all of which is accompanied with a canapé reception and the Wimbledon book with all the details and fixtures of that day inside.
After the amazing lunch inside our exclusive hospitality venue our guests get taken to the All England Club in our fleet of golf buggies, which takes them to centre court within a minute to watch the incredible tennis. Saturday for example was an incredible day for WMG and our guests as they got to see the Spaniard Rafael Nadal win in straight sets, while drinking Pimm’s and champagne in their debentures seats in the beautifully hot sun. British number one, Kyle Edmund was also on centre court on Saturday and was welcomed in with a huge cheer from the British crowd but was knocked out by the long-time great Novak Djokovic. Novak the three-time champion recovered from a set down to progress into the second week, even after being jeered by a vehement home crowd.
Our guests had full access to the exclusive VIP 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 even more great tennis.
The first Friday at Wimbledon is a huge success for WMG every year, as it works exceptionally well into everyone’s schedule and is one of the best days corporately. This year we saw Roger Federer overcome Jan-Lennard Struff from Germany in straight sets on Centre Court. We also saw Gael Monfils come back from a set down to beat America’s Sam Querrey in a thrilling match. While on court one we saw Venus Williams get out played by Hollands Kiki Bertens in a very long intense match.
Week one of Wimbledon has been amazing and has provided many surprises and upsets along the way, Marin Cilic was a top contender for the Wimbledon title and always reached the quarter final or further on each of his last five visits, last year he of course made the final and was knocked out by the king Roger Federer. The Croatian number 3 seed seemed like he was on his way to a second round victory against Argentina’s Guido Pella, who had never won a match here prior to his opening round victory last week. Rain suspended play and they resumed the match the following day, the world No.82 benefitted from a big 63 unforced errors off the racket of Cilic to score perhaps the biggest shock of the Championships.
Alison van Uytvanck was up against the defending champion Garbine Muguruza on Thursday on Court 2, Van Uytvanck from Belgium having winning only two previous matches at Wimbledon in her entire career. Muguruza was crowned champion of the All England Club last season, reached the final in 2015 and had a 16-4 win-loss record at The Championships going into the match. Alison van Uyvanck was the underdog but it didn’t seem to make a difference once Van Uytvanck found her flow against the defending champion Muguruza and pulled off an upset in under two hours.
Today, the second Monday is a very popular day for us, being magic Monday, we have over 30 guests today and our helpful operations team happy to be out of the office and back at Wimbledon again. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic will all be in action today proving that magic Monday is definitely one of many spectacular days at Wimbledon.
Last week was a very busy time for WMG and we look forward to doing it all again this week at SW19. We cover every tennis Grand Slam from Roland Garros in Paris to the Australian Open in Melbourne but nothing is quite like Wimbledon.