VIDEO: Elwick pupils have mixed views on tennis in First Class

WIMBLEDON has thrown up some shocks this year with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer both tumbling early on.

In the men’s game the British hopes have been, once again, pinned on Andy Murray while Laura Robson stormed through the first week with some fantastic performances.

Megan Leonard

Megan Leonard

But do the Year 6 pupils at St Peter’s Elwick Primary School get excited about the world’s biggest grass court tennis competition.

Megan Leonard, 11, said: “I like watching the tennis at Wimbledon.

“I watch it as much as I can, my favourite player is Andy Murray.”

Andrew Smart, 11, said: “I only watch tennis when Wimbledon is on.

Andrew Smart

Andrew Smart

“As soon as Federer and Nadal got knocked out I tipped Murray to finally win.”

Jess Corrigan, 11, said: “I’m not really interested in Wimbledon.

“I know that it’s on because it’s in the news all the time but I’m not too bothered about it.

“I would rather watch some horse-riding, that’s my favourite sport.”

Jess Corrigan

Jess Corrigan

Iesa Mehdi, 10, said: “I quite like watching Wimbledon.

“I like Andy Murray, like loads of people do.

“I would love him to win.”

Chloe Dring, 11, said: “I do like Wimbledon but I don’t get too excited about it, it does get a little bit boring.

Iesa Mehdi

Iesa Mehdi

“I would rather watch horse-riding.”

Amelia Taylor, 11, is another who prefers horse-riding to tennis.

She said: “I’m not really too keen on Wimbledon.

“It would be good to see our players win but I don’t really watch it. I like watching horse-riding the most.”

Chloe Dring

Chloe Dring

Amelia Taylor

Amelia Taylor