Tennis at Queen's
Wimbledon starting today made me realise that I hadn't made the post about my trip to Queens live. So apologies for the delay, but you know what they say - better late than never!
Tennis and summer for me are intertwined.
Whether it's watching it on the TV, seeing it live or grabbing a racket and heading to a local club, nothing tells you more that Summer has arrived than tennis.
So in this frame of mind, my summer truly began when my parents, sister and I went to Queens to watch the Aegon Championships quarter-final
The met office had warned that there would be thunder-storms and torrential rain throughout the day. Thankfully, and as ever, it was wrong but it had meant that my mum, Tabitha and I had spent the morning rushing around trying to work out what to wear. I sometimes wonder how my Dad copes with being the only man in the house - he's definitely had to come to terms with the fact that we will never leave on time for anything.
Outfits finally chosen, we made our way to Queens, arriving with plenty of time before play began.
First up was Cilic vs Johnson
It was a good match with Cilic winning 2 sets to 1.
The rain stayed away, the sun came out and we drank our way through a pitcher of Pimms - how British!
Fearing that it would eventually rain at some point during the day we had booked to have lunch at the Championship restaurant.
Annoyingly it meant we missed the first set of Murray's match, but the food definitely made up for any disappointment.
The all British quarter-final match between Andy Murray and Kyle Edmund proved to be a really exciting game, with Edmund managing to get a set off Murray.
In the end , the Scotsman turned his play up a gear and took the third set, winning 2 sets to 1.
And as you all know by now, going on to win the tournament. Making him the most successful player at Queens, winning there 5 times
Now let's hope he can the same at Wimbledon.