Wim­ble­don re­minds read­ers of top events

Wim­ble­don is best Wim­ble­don is in­spi­ra­tional Golf fan picks the Open Scot­tish Cup fi­nal in 1991 Golf Open to iconic days at SW19 courts

Wishaw Press - - FRONT PAGE - Michael Tem­lett

Jac­que­line Chalmers Sandy Ben­nett Robert Pol­lock Alan Hain­ing

With Wim­ble­don set to start this Mon­day, you don’t have to be a mas­sive ten­nis fan to get ex­cited for one of sport’s most iconic events.

We took to the streets of Wishaw to ask res­i­dents what their favourite event was and what they can’t wait to tune in to.

Jac­que­line Chalmers, from Shotts, picked the ten­nis ac­tion from SW19 as her high­light but she ad­mits she doesn’t quite watch as much as she used to.

She said: “I might be show­ing my age here but I al­ways watched it with the likes of Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe.

“Ev­ery year when it comes on I al­ways en­joy watch­ing it but I used to watch it re­li­giously.”

Robert Pol­lock plumped for a dif­fer­ent sport en­tirely but still se­lected one of the most iconic sights.

The 80-year-old said: “I’m a big golf fan and I think for me it has to be the Open.

“If you watch the Open at St An­drew’s and the leaders com­ing down that 18th fair­way it’s a treat.”

Cam­bus­nethan man Sandy Ben­nett be­lieves Wim­ble­don is the best event as it in­spires peo­ple.

He said: “You al­ways see young­sters get the ten­nis rac­quets out and it’s fun to watch I think it’s the best event.”

Alan Hain­ing said: “I only re­ally watch box­ing and foot­ball but ask any Mother­well fan and they’ll tell you the great­est event was the Scot­tish Cup fi­nal in 1991.”

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