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Enjoy Andy Murray from the comfort of your sofas!
Written By Sharon Marshall on July 3rd, 2012
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Andy Murray beats the rain…
On the day when Scotland’s Andy Murray won his match against number 16 seed Marin Clic to head into the Wimbledon 2012 quarter finals, many TV viewers might well have been grateful they were lounging on their sofas at home instead of suffering the frustrations of rain either delaying or interrupting play.
Some guys have all the luck…
Wimbledon’s Centre Court, with its retractable cover, meant Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer could keep dry as they won their quarter final slots. So, unless you’re lucky enough to bag a Centre Court ticket, there may well come a point where both you and your overpriced strawberries and cream are soaked to the skin. And, at this time, it wouldn’t be surprising if spectators found themselves wondering why they ever thought standing in the rain would be more fun than curling up on their sofas at home with a box of chocs and the BBC for company. OK, there’s always a possibility Cliff could show up to sing a chorus of ‘Bachelor Boy’, but the chances are he’ll be having a much better time watching play on Centre Court instead! Check out this video to find out how they tested the Centre Court roof for the first time back in 2009.
Tennis fans would LOVE to see sofas inspired by Wimbledon…
And, during the breaks, at home on their sofas, tennis fans could reach for their laptops and check our the Wimbledon-inspired furniture on offer at Fashion for Home. And at the moment there’s a code available for a 10% discount. Check out our latest updates for more information and other offers on sofas, armchairs, etc.
Get ready for the rain…
Anyone insisting on being there for the live match might want to take the advice of GrandSlamGal who’s produced “A Tennis Fan’s Guide to RainCon (Rain Readiness Conditions) for Wimbledon”.GrandSlamGal says:
“Just as thedefense readiness condition(DEFCON) is an alert posture used by the United States Armed Forces, these rain readiness conditions (RAINCON) are an unofficial alert protocol that can be followed by Wimbledon spectators.
The rain preparations that take place under the five RAINCONs have been described as precisely as possible, but will vary for each unique circumstance of rain.
Conditions can move swiftly from RAINCON 5 to RAINCON 0. It is recommended that spectators remain alert (but not alarmed) at all times. If you see weather conditions that are unusual or suspicious, do not wait for instructions. Follow your own judgement.”
Click here to read about the 5 RAINCONs in more detail. Inspired by real life events, it’s an amusing read and well worth a look!
Good luck, Andy!
And finally… well done so far, Andy, and we wish you all the best for the next match – which most of us will no doubt enjoy from the comfort of our sofas!