Hello everyone, it’s a brand new week down at SW19 and after a very special opening week let’s hope we can expect more of the same brilliant tennis matches over the next 7 days. After the traditional ‘Middle Sunday’ day off, let’s quickly look back to what happened on Saturday to refresh our memories.
Saturday was a busy day on Centre Court, with Serena, Rafa and Andy Murray all performing as expected and defeating their opponents, securing their place in this week’s schedule. On other courts notable successes include Robin Soderling, Jo-Wilfred Tsonga and Maria Sharapova. Not content with beating Dominika Cibulkova a first time Serena Williams teamed up with her sister in the afternoon for a doubles match against Dominika and her partner Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Poor Dominika.
Let’s move onto today’s action then, which promises to be great! On Centre Court we have 3 rather exciting matches;
- Roger Federer vs Jugen Melzer
- Serena Williams vs Maria Sharapova
- Sam Querry vs Andy Murray
Moving to Court 1 we have more awesome matches to look forward to;
- Kim Clijsters vs Justine Henin
- Novak Djokovic vs Lleyton Hewitt
- Paul- Henri Mathieu vs Rafael Nadal
Other notable matches include Venus Williams vs Jarmila Groth, and Andy Roddick vs Yen-Hsun Lu.
In my last Wimbledon post I mentioned my 'player of the day', well I'd like to bring this idea back and suggest that if you are not sure of who to support today you should consider cheering on Sam Querrey. I personally don't know anything about Sam, however if you have any questions I'm sure Amy our local Tennis guru will help you. My main reason for wanting people to support him is due to his misfortune in the double tournament as Isner (remember him?) and Sam pulled out of the doubles last week. I'm going to be in two minds about the Sam vs Andy match but it should be great!
I’m not even sure it it’s possible to watch all the matches that are going on all at once, but what I am sure that a great way to keep up with all the news is to stay tuned to the comments below. We can’t promise a match of epic proportions as with Isner – Mahut, and Andy Murray won’t be playing in front of the Queen, but I’m sure this coming week at Wimbledon will be just as exciting as we draw closer to the finals. Bring on the tennis!