Surprises galore at Wimbledon yesterday, as Caroline Wozniacki went crashing out and British youngster Heather Watson went sailing through (they were not playing each other, mind you). we're expecting more from Andy Murray today, and hopefully the weather will be a little better than it was today. The covers came across the outside courts and the roof across Centre, leaving us with little choice of action. But hey, at least there is something to watch, even when it's raining!
Day 4 at Wimbledon
Published by Christine Blachford on
Pretty dull weather here today, not expecting much better at Wimbledon.
@BBCSport: @BBCSport: Wimbledon: Anne Keothavong loses first set 6-1 to Sara Errani in 26 minutes http://t.co/NCxhR8YC #bbctennis
woah did wozniaki end up losing last night, went to bed thinking it was going to be an easy win, but she lost, also good to see one of my favourites sorana cirstea get a good win over li na
yeah, the third set was really good!
yeah, i finished up i think at 5-4 in the second thought she would be too good.
serena williams looks in ominous form, first set down in no time at all.
i see she's trending on twitter, but have no video. going badly?
i'm not watching but she just lost the second set. when i went to bed last night she was pretty close to losing the first so she must have only just clawed it back.
3.02 hours last night :D
i decided as long as i was in bed before the sun came up it was ok.
it's winter, that's cheating.
I have been late to work every single morning this week though. Stupid tennis and lovely snooze button.
I have turned on the TV and Serena is on. I would like her to win this slam simply because her outfit highlights are purple.
Goffin wins again! Crazy 12 year old we'd never heard of until the French Open is suddenly winning stuff.
did we know this was being streamed on livestream.com with DVR rewind functionality too?
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nooooooooooooooo! stupid people.
does the thing you used to view f1 last year not still work?
Serena wins! Her dress is as confusing as Anas at the back. Must be the season for it!
yes but that'd involve the effort of logging in. which i might do now because i'm curious :D
I forgot how frustrating it is to be at work during Wimbledon. I was spoilt last year :)
Maria is now 2 points away from winning the 3rd set 6-0. She must have heard me saying oof.
you need to sell more books :)
Yes. First I have to write them and it's hard to write when there's so much good sport on. It's a vicious circle!
speaking of tennis I would like this job http://tennisaustralia.bigredsky.com/page.php?pageID=160&windowUID=0&AdvertID=182969&NRJobBoardID=42d2cef726e64dc1b3dadfe289891cf4 but have zero of the criteria. i need a time machine so I can go back and get them.
I had the mother of all rainstorms earlier. :)
okay, new plan. how about starting a pretend f1 team overseas, secure $8m in backing from some clueless government types, then shut the whole thing down, using the money to fund your retirement?
or did someone think of that already.
oh god verdasco, cut your hair!
Or... I could just take some holiday and watch Winbledon.
always with the practical solutions.
just got back to see maria got up 6-0 in the third, when the pressure is on she steps up, now watching ivanovic who looks like taking the second set in a tie breaker, bondarenko cracking a bit with the pressure, serving double faults and silly unforced errors in the tie break. yep 7-3 to ivanovic in the tie break and the match.
is the mens final on the same time as the british gp this year?
I have switched from tennis to athletics because thats what Heikkis watching and I was intrigued.
Right, I'm back and Murray is on TV. 2 sets to 1 so far. Midway through the third.
i feel like thats where they were when i stopped watching but that can't be right :D
Midway through the fourth, I should have said. Wimbledon clearly boggles my maths.
Tiebreak now, anyway.
Match point Murray.
I was totally wrong about the weather!
Mardy Fish serving for the match against James Ward. A five-setter and apparently he just had heart surgery a month or two ago? Madness!
Fish does it, and there's a big hug at the net.
I love that Nadal is playing Rosol because everytime they say it I think of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7PHVBb2-UM
Mr C made a Friends reference yesterday. I was so proud.
I hope this tie break doesn't last forever
I add -topher to almost every person I know with a one syllable name and only about 2% get the reference :(
ooh what did he say?
We were talking percentages and he said they should put it on the box!
Oh yes, please let's leave Nadal and watch Baltacha instead, who has lost serve in the very first game of the match. Bah.
The other day I was watching a One Direction interview, as you do, and they were in Texas and they asked them about Texmex cuisine and one of them randomly pulled out the line "I'M MAKING FAJITAS!"
Instant +20 favourite member points.
in other boyband news, Pamela has become a Backstreet Boys fan ever since she got dragged unwillingly to their concert because she had such a good time there. She's only a solid 15 years too late, but thats OK. I welcome her to our fold.
Ooh, lots of lovely stuff to catch up on though!
she downloaded their most recent album but didn't really enjoy it, she wanted songs she recognised so I told her that the Greatest Hits album is probably the best place to start when you have that much back catalogue to conquer.
bah, somehow I've managed to stay up til 4am again even though all my favourites are on the other side of the draw. I'd best retire. Go Rosol!
Baltacha is sucking so bad right now. 6-0 1-0.
Even the BBC got embarrassed and have switched to Nadal. Who is about to lose the second set any time now.
One set all.
Rosol just broke him again. What is going on!
Nadal having a right go at the umpire for something. Commentators think he was saying he was complaining about something Rosol was doing before his serves.
Showing a replay of Rosol dancing around waiting for return of serve. Maybe that's upset Nadal.
Two sets to one for Rosol.
This is a really good match! Nadal looks so rattled.
Oops... must remember I am on lou's mac...
Massive fist pump after that. It was only for 15-all as well.
Way to be a sore loser: http://www.cyprus-mail.com/tennis/livid-karlovic-accuses-wimbledon-officials-murray-bias/20120628
When asked if he felt it was Wimbledon's desperation to see Murray succeed and become a grand slam champion that influenced the decisions he said: "Not Wimbledon, but whole England - or UK, sorry."
Were the officials biased?
"Definitely," he snapped..
Nadal breaks in the fourth set. Reckon he'll come back from here.
@tomfordyce: Rafa - of course he does - comes steaming back to take the fourth 6-2. They're going to shut the roof now too - 30 min delay to the drama...
Rosol has broken early in the fifth.
Rosol looks on majorly top form. I may have been wrong about Nadal coming back.
Seems like a good time to make my 2012 Wimbledon debut
Rosol looks really tall, Never heard of him before
I don't think anyone has!
Those aces just looked too easy
I hope his coach has.
Possibly. Maybe his parents have too.
And Amy no doubt
Notes on Rosol- hits a ball very hard
That was ridiculous
It's just shockingly good.
Rosol has a 6-18 on the ATP tour.
interesting. am watching this match on the new bbc mobile site, designed for ipad/tablets and the streaming is 60+ seconds behind. same as f1 on sky.
i wonder if f1 being delayed is an issue with the ipad, not sky?
He plays like he is used to dominating everyone else
We'll have to ask Amy tomorrow what she knows of him. Whether he's a rising star.
This is crazy! can't believe Rafa may loose this!
oooh, it's on bbc hd channel. no need for delayed ipad at all.
I don't quite believe this.
That was an unbelievable shot
You can tell which side the crowd are on.
And BBC2, they delayed Mock the Week to Sunday
that warning was the hint to check :)
I think BBC HD is the unofficial BBC2 HD.
What a way to finish!
OH MY GOD!!!!!
If you thought the football was an upset, try the tennis!
I enjoyed my first little bit of tennis this week. Didn't expect Nadal to go out so early
crazy... crazy.. crazy!!!
I turned over and only saw three balls hit before he was gone.
It's nice when they wait for each other to walk in, but I reckon Nadal wished he wouldn't!
Nadal signing autographs. That would be points if he could drive
Nadal hasn't been knocked out in the second round for SEVEN years.
99 mph ground strokes??
Even F1 drivers don't get dragged into interviews that quickly
He'd be hard to FBFB.
He's speaking at 99mph too.
i loved that match. amazing
glad the football finished in time to catch the end.
What is John Inverdale sat on?
tennis > football :)
a tennis... ball... sofa... hmmm
i really want one.
Someone was drunk at the Wimbledon 2012 ideas meeting.
What kind of decor would go with that?
here's one for 9k - http://www.vintageseekers.com/products/tejo-remy-and-rene-veenhuizen-tennis-ball-sofa-2002
Tennis ball wallpaper
a green carpet ;)
I mean, I was cheering for the other guy when I went to bed but normally that doesn't work!
never heard of him in my life!
:D Yeah, just as stunned as you are. DANG.