How good is sport.
Obviously we’re a bit biased, because ‘sports’ is 50 percent of the name of our company, but from late Sunday evening to the early hours of Monday morning (AEST), we witnessed what could be one of the most incredible days in sporting history.
We had two of the greatest players in tennis history battling it out in the Wimbledon final, the 2019 Cricket World Cup Final, and the British GP; all putting on the greatest type of reality television before most Australians even work up.
Gary Lineker was all of us:
Every sporting event that took place overnight had a lot on the line, and they delivered from seemingly every perspective; whether it be the quality of each sport, the entertainment factor, or the drama that came with it all.
First, we saw Lewis Hamilton win his sixth British GP, in a race that saw wheel-to-wheel battles, and a rear-ending between two of the sport’s most high-profile drivers. Read more about that race here.
Then, happening simultaneously, we had the Wimbledon final and Cricket World Cup final, with both providing too much drama for us to handle.
At the All England Club, the match between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer went to a fifth set, before — of course — going to the first ever 12-12 tie-break in Grand Slam history.
While all of that was going on, the cricket was tied at the end of the 50-over game, sending England and New Zealand to a Super Over.
While we were all on the edge of our respective seats, Wimbledon and the ICC had this cute exchange.
As the thought about rising in Australia, we saw glory and heartbreak, depending on who you were supporting.
Federer couldn’t convert on two championship points, leaving Djokovic — maybe the best escapist in sports — to capitalise, winning 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3) in the longest Wimbledon final ever. You can read more about it here.
In the cricket, England and the Kiwis were locked up at the end of regulation, and at the end of the super over. Because England scored more boundaries than their opponents, they walked away with the victory; the team’s maiden Cricket World Cup. A full recap of that is here.
No matter who you supported in any of those events, there’s no questioning how enthralling this day of sports was. We saw history made, tears of a whole heap of emotions across the board; some fans shattered while others rejoiced.
Seriously, how bloody good is sport.