This Wimbledon 2013 Collector’s Edition brings together the Official Film and the historic Gentlemen’s Final as the perfect way to remember the Championship. The Official FilmThe Wimbledon 2013 Official Film is the definitive story of the 127th Championships. In the Gentlemen’s Singles Andy Murray once again carried the hopes of the home nation entering the grounds of SW19 as the world No.2 and an Olympic and Grand Slam champion. World No.1 Serena Williams meanwhile was heavily favoured to defend her Ladies Singles title. An extraordinary first week witnessed the exits of Rafael Nadal Maria Sharapova and Roger Federer while Britain’s Laura Robson advanced to the fourth round in thrilling fashion. By the final weekend the stage was set for a Ladies Singles final between Germany’s Sabine Lisicki contesting her first Grand Slam singles final and 2007 Wimbledon finalist Marion Bartoli. The charismatic Frenchwoman won in straight sets. The following day history was made on Centre Court as Murray became the first British Gentlemen’s Singles champion since Fred Perry in 1936 defeating Novak Djokovic in an intense three sets. Narrated by Tim Rice written by Barry Flatman and featuring exclusive contributions from Andy Murray Marion Bartoli Novak Djokovic Sabine Lisicki Roger Federer Serena Williams Rafael Nadal Boris Becker and Billie Jean King this documentary is a dramatic and highly entertaining record of the proceedings at Wimbledon 2013. The Men’s FinalWinning Wimbledon I can’t get my head around that. I still can’t believe it’s happened said Andy Murray after he convincingly beat Novak Djokovic to become Wimbledon 2013 Men’s Champion. As he walked out onto Centre Court on 7th July 2013 the weight of expectation heavy on his shoulders Andy Murray knew what he had to do to become the first British champion since Fred Perry in 1936. A packed Centre Court crowd filled with sporting heroes politicians A list celebrities and lucky members of the public joined a nation who watched nervously on screens around the country. The temperature on Centre Court read 40°C on Britain’s hottest day of the year and the heat would make the final a gruelling contest for the world’s top two players. The match scorecard will show a straight sets win; 6-4 7-5 6-4 but it was never that easy. This was a hard brutal contest between two tennis gladiators. Murray took the first set decisively but the second seemed to be going to Djokovic until Murray came back from 1-4 to level and then serve for the set. In the third set Murray was up two sets with a break – victory was in sight but then his opponent the world number 1 broke and then broke again. But Murray broke back to level the set and broke again so all that remained was for him to hold serve to become champion. It was apt that Murray made us wait in the end. It would have been too easy for him to win with one of his three match points and wipe away the memories of the past eight years. In a final 12 minute game which Murray described as ‘tortuous’ the nation held its breath as Djokovic fought back to 40-40 to give himself the slimmest of chances. After a thirteen point march from 40-0 by his opponent Murray’s imperious defence a key to his success got him into position to set up a forehand winner at deuce and Djokovic finally surrendered putting a backhand shot into the net. The nation had dared to dream and Murray made that dream a reality taking his rightful place among the nation’s sporting greats. Last year Murray said I’m getting closer! – This year Great Britain has a new hero and the nation can finally celebrate… This DVD set is the complete coverage of the Wimbledon Championship Men’s Singles Final and Andy Murray’s historic victory over Novak Djokovic. Your chance to own a piece of history.
25 November 2013
Andy Murray, Marion Bartoli, Novak Djokovic, Sabine Lisicki, Roger Federer
Good Guys Media
Dolby, PAL, Widescreen