Posted by: cindystephenson | June 30, 2008

Keeping up with Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal of Spain pictured here during Saturday’s centre court match against Nicolas Kiefer of Germany. “Rafa” won the match in three straight sets.

Photo credit: Prosport/T. Hindley

I’ve been pretty busy with my Paris Travelblog at, so haven’t kept this as active as I’d like. Wimbledon is also beckoning. Since I had a chance to see the French Open, I’ve been avidly following Wimbledon, which is the next Grand Slam tournament.

The two week tournament is heading into it’s second week. Because of the time difference however, if you want to get the results live, North American viewers have to be up pretty early (…for me at least, given I live in Victoria, BC, on the west coast). Thankfully, there are other options.

Through the BBC: The BBC hosts a daily podcast with Jeff Tarango and Pat Cast. You can also follow them on Twitter via: @bbc5live

Through the official Wimbledon site: In addition to all of the results, they offer videos – live or on demand – and for $24.95 you can buy an “all access” pass which enables you to see every match – easy to download and the qualtiy is great. No waits for portions to download. You can also download and watch a number of older, classic matches, such as the 1980 men’s final between Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe.  They also offer daily podcasts through Radio Wimbledon.

Through the Tennis Channel: The Tennis Channel posts daily highlights and lots of web exclusive interviews that you can view. They were also live-blogging the French Open via Twitter, but I’m not aware of them doing that for the Wimbledon.

So…lots of options. Now – any bets on who will be in the finals?


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