It's lovely to read about you all.
I'm Sophie, I'm 14 and I'm from the South West of England. I've only recently got into tennis - I used to watch Wimbledon, and I vaguely liked Roger, but I didn't pay any attention to tennis other than that. Then in 2007 I watched the whole two weeks and I thought god, I really want Federer to win this one. I can't remember exactly why, but I remember hoping desperately that he'd win. So I watched the final, and of course then I knew very little and I hated Rafa for even taking any games off my sudden favourite. I was so happy with the eventual result, and I made it my mission to one day see Federer win Wimbledon.
Sadly, after that I must have got distracted by other things, because I still didn't follow tennis at all. I doubt I could have named ten players in fact.
Then this year came around, and I happened to flick on the tv and see the end of the RG final.
As you can imagine, I was upset to see Roger lose so horribly. That made me even more sure when Wimbly came around that I was becoming a fan of him, and of tennis in general. So I watched Wimbledon and I cried so so much at the end, and it was heartbreaking. Since then I have been following the sport as much as possible and trying to learn about everything I missed before I got into it. I'm still angry that I wasn't a fan of The Fed in his 3-slam-per-year phase
Aside from tennis, I really love music. My tastes are pretty eclectic - I like punk, rock, classical, some dancey techno stuff, weird 60s/70s pop, Argentinian style tango music and Spanish guitar, among others.
I also love to read, and watch movies and tv. I'm really interested in science too, and medicine, but I don't want to do it as a career.
In the future I would like to go to all 4 slams and see Roger play there, but it seems unlikely for the next, I don't know, million years. I would like to maybe become a journalist or some kind of writer, or maybe a teacher or something nice like that. I don't really have any set ideas.
The one thing I really want to do a lot is travel the world, and see loads of different places. I have a mission to visit every country in the world. So far I can cross off 5. Some way to go yet then.