Wimbledon 2010: Day 3

23 June, 2010 at 10:00 (GMT+01:00)

By Lou

Today marks the third day of the tennis championships at Wimbledon, and so far it’s been brilliant! Yesterday three high seeders found themselves packing up their racquets and waving goodbye to the grandstands for the last time this year as the smiley Marcos Baghdatis [24], Juan Carlos Ferrero [14],  and most shockingly of all Fernando Verdasco [8] were all defeated.

While Amy mourns the loss of two of her favourite players we should also remember those who did well. Serena was first up on centre court and won her match in straight sets, before heading over to join her sister to play a doubles match, which they also won. Goodness me, don’t you hate talented families! Other notable victories include Nadal’s brilliant match against Nishikori, Soderling’s speedy success against Ginepri, Tsonga, and of course Andy Murray’s triumph against Hajek. Okay so Andy was expected to win, but he has a lot of pressure on his shoulders. Murray will next play on Thursday, when the Queen comes to visit – yet more pressure!

So, we’ve had a quick look at some of the big winners and losers from yesterday, now let’s move onto today’s action. First up on centre court we’ll see Andy Roddick’s match against the French Michael Llodra, followed by Ekaterina Makarova’s as she takes on the strength of the second Williams sister Venus. Last up on centre court again is Djokovic, let’s hope for another interesting game from him! The action on the other courts promises to be just as good with Federer playing on court 1 today, following matches from both Hewitt and Kim Clijsters. Other notable players today include Davydenko, Justine Henin and Jelena Jankovic, so keep an eye out for results of their games too. More information about the scheduling of the matches can be found on the Wimbledon site.

While Andy isn’t playing until Thursday his brother, Jamie Murray, will be in action today in the doubles over on court 18. It must be very lonely on court 18, and Jamie is so lovely I think we should all get behind him and support him as the player of the day. He may have a new hairstyle, but don’t judge him for it, he seems very lovely. Gooo Jamie!

It's also worth mentioning the official Wimbledon iPod/iPhone/iPad app, it's perfect for catching up on news, finding the days schedule and even getting up to date scores from the ongoing matches!

With two very exciting opening days to the tournament, I can’t wait to see how today pans out. Will there be any surprise exits? Will we be able to keep up with all the matches? Will Djokovic’s match finish before the 11pm curfew? Who knows! Don’t you just love tennis!

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