Wimbledon Action on YouTubeThis entry was posted on Friday, July 5th, 2013 and is filed under Latest News.
Wimbledon is in full swing, with 2013 proving to be a dramatic year for the world famous competition. Former champions Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Rafeal Nadal all made shock exits from the tournament before the quarter finals. This bodes well for the likes of Sabine Lisicki and home favourite Andy Murray in their bids to lift the winning trophy.
But this year, the shock departures aren’t the only aspect of Wimbledon creating some excitement. YouTube have teamed up with the All English Lawn Tennis Club to stream live footage of the competition online. Not only have viewers been able to watch what has been happening on centre court, but they are also being provided with interview clips and behind-the-scenes footage.
This is the first time online viewers have been able to watch the tournament via YouTube, with some videos achieving hundreds of thousands of views so far. As the competition hots up, we can only expect more from the designated YouTube channel.
As well as current videos, there are also clips of previous Wimbledon years for everyone to enjoy and relive. This includes footage from the 1987 men’s singles final with Pat Cash v Ivan Lendl, round ups of the 2012 competition and the 1975 men’s singles final when Arthur Asha beat defending champion and world number one Jimmy Connors.
Visit Wimbledon’s YouTube channel here, to catch all the latest footage and expand your knowledge of previous tournaments gone by. Fingers crossed this years tournament finishes with an interview with Andy Murray, congratulating him on being the first British man to win the Wimbledon singles trophy since 1936.