French tennis player Gael Monfils added a little flair to his game when he met German player Tommy Haas recently… it could be we need a little more of this kind of thing. As a bonus, I think Monfils won the match, though it was a pretty tight game.
Honor Godfrey, curator of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum which proposed the concept, said: “We are always examining different ways of interpreting the Championships and this year the club agreed that having an official Championships Poet would provide a novel and interesting way of doing this.”
Match play (Tennis) is much more forgiving and when you are seeded highly you get easy opponents so it favours the winners from the get go. Not so much with stroke play (Golf). So stroke play is more challenging and determines the best player at the given time.