Murray mania hits Wimbledon town centre as big screens are set up on the piazza


The Brit eased through to the second round.


By SWLondoner staff

Wimbledon fever is hitting the town centre as big screens stream tennis live into the town every day of the tournament.

A special court has been created on the Piazza, with a big screen, an AstroTurf, deckchairs and festive food stalls so that the tennis can be enjoyed by those not lucky enough to get a ticket.

The first day of the tournament saw local children, businesses, shoppers and residents gather on the piazza to countdown to the live screening of the Championships, where they were treated to a strawberries and cream reception.

Helen Clark Bell, Business Improvement District manager, said that the tournament should be shared by all the people who live, shop or work in Wimbledon.

“Residents and workers in Wimbledon are going to be celebrating with the many tennis goers this year,” she said.

“We are keeping our fingers crossed  for an Andy Murray final and for Laura Robson to do really well. It’s great to really celebrate the tennis and visitor who go to the tennis through Wimbledon will see our centre going tennis crazy.

Even supermarket Morrisons is showing their support to the British number one, rebranding itself Murrisons for the duration of the Championships.

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