The people of Scotland are completely absorbed in this year’s Wimbledon Championship, it has emerged. Despite the withdrawal of home favourite Andy Murray Scots up and down the country are completely engrossed in the tournament in the absence of any other major sporting events taking place at the moment.
‘We can’t get enough of the tennis this summer’ says sports fan Jenny McKay from Edinburgh. ‘Everyone at work is talking about whether Federer can retain his title, or will Nadal claim another grand slam? And what about all the top seeds falling in the women’s draw? When there’s no other sport on the telly you can always rely on Wimbledon to fill the gap’.
The start of this year’s Tour de France has also been welcomed by many Scots.
‘I love all sports’ says Cumbernauld man Tony Robertson. ‘So the start of three weeks of cycling is great news. There’s been a real dearth of major sporting events in the last month or so, apart from Henley Regatta of course, which we Scots are also mad for’.
‘The Open golf starts soon and then the West Highland Tiddlywinks Championship is on at the end of the month. Then we’re almost into August and the start of the new football season. The summer can be difficult for a big football fan like me, particularly when there hasn’t been any football on at all since May. None whatsoever, zilch, nada, didly-squat. I wish that English bloke who lives upstairs would stop cheering. Love Island isn’t that exciting.’