Hello everyone, I think it falls to me to cover the fabulous tennis today and this could be a problem as I have only managed to catch a couple of hours over the last couple of days. I have seen all the important bits though, so bear with me. The bad news is that this is the final day of the first week, as Wimbledon takes a break tomorrow for "Middle Sunday". Sometimes, if the weather has been bad, and the organisers are worried about the schedule, they have to play straight through Sunday as well, but we have had stunning weather. It's surprising, because Wimbledon always means rain. Lets hope this is a sign of things to come.
So, what good things happened yesterday?
First up, poor John Isner was knocked out of the championship in his second round match. It's a shame, because it must really hurt to have played ten hours for no avail. Hurt both physically and literally. He and Mahut have made a name for themselves now, and they will forever be well loved at Wimbledon. Poor Isner. He, and partner Sam Querrey, also went on to withdraw from the doubles, but who can blame him?
Notable names going through yesterday: Novak Djokovic, Jelena Jankovic, Venus Williams and Roger Federer in a "blink and you'll miss it" win. It's about time King Rog put in a dominant performance, we were beginning to wonder what was wrong with him!
With all that behind us, it's time to look ahead to the matches coming up today. We've got Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray all on Centre Court in that order. Soderling and Sharapova take pride of place on Court 1, whilst Rodionova - the dark horse of the championship - is out on Court 18. I wonder if Court 18 is almost as famous as Isner and Mahut now?
That's all I have, I'm afraid. As the days wear on, we get less and less singles matches, and more and more doubles. I'm not very good at following the doubles matches because there are twice as many players involved, but maybe this year I'll do better. See you in the comments!