This is widely regarded as one of the best days of the Wimbledon tournament as we get to see lots of fabulous quarter final matches from some real contenders. Today we'll see one of my favourites Lisicki take on title favourite Sharapova, Serena Williams will face golden set producer Shevdova, and Murray plays Cilic. There'll be action from Federer and Djokovic, crowd pleaser Tsonga, and defending champion Kvitova. It really will be a packed day, with girls and boys and doubles matches filling any gaps in the schedule.

143 responses

  • Amy02/07/2012 at 10:23

    hello day 7, i should probably look at your order of play because i'm sleepy.

  • Amy02/07/2012 at 11:24

    Nike need to learn to dress Kvitova properly.

  • Christine02/07/2012 at 11:41

    Twitter suggests rain for a lot of the afternoon. Oh, and the bird has been found.

  • Amy02/07/2012 at 11:43

    Twitter suggests rain for a lot of the afternoon. Oh, and the bird has been found.

    yayrufus!

  • john02/07/2012 at 11:43

    Twitter suggests rain for a lot of the afternoon. Oh, and the bird has been found.

    was it stolen or did it just go for abit of a fly around?

  • Amy02/07/2012 at 11:47

    was it stolen or did it just go for abit of a fly around?

    stolen

  • Mr C02/07/2012 at 11:56

    Oh, and the bird has been found.

    did the thief leave it in a open car, hoping no-one would spot it?

  • Amy02/07/2012 at 11:58

    did the thief leave it in a open car, hoping no-one would spot it?

    heheheh

  • Mr C02/07/2012 at 12:09

    Nike need to learn to dress Kvitova properly.

    heh, what's wrong with her today?

  • Amy02/07/2012 at 12:12

    heh, what's wrong with her today?

    I haven't been paying enough attention to know, and now my TV has switched to Roger because the director is smart.

  • Mr C02/07/2012 at 12:13

    I haven't been paying enough attention to know, and now my TV has switched to Roger because the director is smart.

    he's on the red button, not bbc 2. uk director, less smart :)

  • john02/07/2012 at 12:17

    we have the sharapova v lisicki match on the red button on fox, should be a really good tight match, i think sharapova might be in too good form right now but sabine might get up.

  • Christine02/07/2012 at 12:23

    we have the sharapova v lisicki match on the red button on fox, should be a really good tight match, i think sharapova might be in too good form right now but sabine might get up.

    Yay for Lisicki!

  • Christine02/07/2012 at 12:24

    Paszek seems to be flying through the competition so far.

  • Amy02/07/2012 at 12:36

    what happened to roger while i was getting my dinner?

  • Mr C02/07/2012 at 12:39

    what happened to roger while i was getting my dinner?

    his he injured?

  • Amy02/07/2012 at 12:39

    his he injured?

    i just came back in time to see him walking off the court with a trainer

  • john02/07/2012 at 12:39

    gone off for an injury timeout. not sure whats wrong

  • john02/07/2012 at 12:42

    coming back onto the court now. appears to be ok

  • Mr C02/07/2012 at 12:43

    ace! oh dear.

  • Amy02/07/2012 at 12:43

    commentators say its "clearly" medical not physical.

  • Mr C02/07/2012 at 12:43

    commentators say its "clearly" medical not physical.

    it is? ok :)

  • john02/07/2012 at 12:43

    Yay for Lisicki!

    lisicki leads 5-2 in the firsts set

  • john02/07/2012 at 12:46

    just worked out my bet365 account has about 6 matches streaming live, can watch federer on the laptop while lisicki on the tv, nice.

  • Mr C02/07/2012 at 12:48

    just worked out my bet365 account has about 6 matches streaming live, can watch federer on the laptop while lisicki on the tv, nice.

    cool didn't know they did that?

  • Amy02/07/2012 at 12:49

    cool didn't know they did that?

    thats where i watched all my tennis before i had foxtel, but back then they didn't stream the slams.

  • john02/07/2012 at 12:50

    cool didn't know they did that?

    yeah niether did i, just checking the odds and noticed all the matches are streaming live, ive seen it before for the smaller tournaments but never thought they would do it at wimbledon

  • john02/07/2012 at 12:52

    malisse breaks. federer recieved treatment for problems with the lower back, cant see him getting through this round now.

  • Amy02/07/2012 at 12:53

    malisse breaks. federer recieved treatment for problems with the lower back, cant see him getting through this round now.

    he needs to lose then rest up for the olympics #selfish

  • Amy02/07/2012 at 12:58

    heh, all the rainy people lurking, they look malicious

  • john02/07/2012 at 13:01

    gee federer wins the first in a tie break, unbelievable,

  • Amy02/07/2012 at 13:01

    gee federer wins the first in a tie break, unbelievable,

    and hes so terrible at tie breaks!

  • john02/07/2012 at 13:02

    now malisse is getting treatment on his knee

  • john02/07/2012 at 13:03

    here comes the rain.

  • Amy02/07/2012 at 13:03

    they just played a mcdonalds ad on my tv of a kid sneakily watching the Olympics in the middle of the night.

    Tagline: McDonalds, proud sponsors of everyone staying up.

    I SHOULD BE ON THAT AD.

  • Mr C02/07/2012 at 13:04

    I SHOULD BE ON THAT AD.

    :)

  • Amy02/07/2012 at 13:06

    :)

    only problem is no one brings me mcdonalds at 3am. I need a car.

  • Amy02/07/2012 at 13:10

    I find it weird that play is suspended on most courts but continuing on others.

  • Amy02/07/2012 at 13:12

    yay, Serena beats Ms Golden Set

  • Amy02/07/2012 at 13:12

    she waves like a dismounting gymnast

  • Amy02/07/2012 at 13:46

    after all that they didn't even close the roof? WHY EVEN HAVE IT.

  • Amy02/07/2012 at 13:57

    Kvitova comes good and takes out Franny

  • john02/07/2012 at 13:58

    lisicki breaks in the second set leads 2-0

  • Amy02/07/2012 at 14:05

    oh Cliff is there. That must be why they kept the roof open.

  • Mr C02/07/2012 at 14:05

    oh Cliff is there. That must be why they kept the roof open.

    oh lordy

  • Mr C02/07/2012 at 14:07

    lisicki breaks in the second set leads 2-0

    unexpected, but yay.

  • Amy02/07/2012 at 14:12

    Roger is now up two sets and all the Fedfans on my Twitter timeline have finally calmed down to the point where I don't want to put my fist through my screen.

  • Mr C02/07/2012 at 14:15

    game point for lisicki.

  • Mr C02/07/2012 at 14:15

    game point for lisicki.

    yay, one to go!

  • Amy02/07/2012 at 14:16

    tennis duck! http://shop.london2012.com/Team-GB-Olympic-Tennis-duck/Gifts-and%2520more/Toys-and%2520games/72004311,default,pd.html

  • Mr C02/07/2012 at 14:16
  • Amy02/07/2012 at 14:18

    bargain

    i am going to come home with one or ten.

  • john02/07/2012 at 14:21

    lisicki servimg for the match

  • Mr C02/07/2012 at 14:24

    tense!

  • Mr C02/07/2012 at 14:25

    great tennis

  • john02/07/2012 at 14:26

    this time.....

  • Mr C02/07/2012 at 14:26

    3rd match point.

  • Mr C02/07/2012 at 14:26

    ACE!!!!!!!

  • Amy02/07/2012 at 14:27

    bye shrieky

  • Mr C02/07/2012 at 14:27

    sharapova goes out of wimbledon on a 2nd serve ace.

    #holycow

  • john02/07/2012 at 14:27

    second serve ace, down the midlle, thanks for coming............

  • Mr C02/07/2012 at 14:27

    second serve ace, down the midlle, thanks for coming............

    that was awesome

  • Amy02/07/2012 at 14:29

    Sabine looked happy

  • Amy02/07/2012 at 14:33

    Kim just lost her first set 1-6

  • john02/07/2012 at 14:43

    Kim just lost her first set 1-6

    looks in a bit of trouble in the second set too

  • Amy02/07/2012 at 14:43

    Rogers going the same way. Don't get broken on your first serve, fool.

  • Amy02/07/2012 at 14:46

    aw, it was on this day 11 years ago that he upset Sampras

  • Amy02/07/2012 at 14:52

    @sabinelisicki: Yesssssss!!!!

    that gets her point across.

  • Amy02/07/2012 at 14:57

    somehow roger is up 4-2. it was 2-2 a second ago!

  • Mr C02/07/2012 at 15:01

    @sabinelisicki: Yesssssss!!!!

    understated tweet of the day :)

  • john02/07/2012 at 15:02

    clijsters loses 6-1 6-1 kerber has won the most matches on tour this year, i was a little surprised to hear that stat

  • Amy02/07/2012 at 15:02

    Kim got steamrolled.

  • Amy02/07/2012 at 15:03

    Roger serving for the match

  • Amy02/07/2012 at 15:05

    that makes 33 quarter finals in a row or something. ridiculous.

  • john02/07/2012 at 15:07

    850th win for roger

  • Amy02/07/2012 at 15:07

    850th win for roger

    and no retirements ever #boss

  • john02/07/2012 at 15:08

    850th win for roger

    no retirements, thats pretty impressive

  • Mr C02/07/2012 at 15:28

    850th win for roger

    and no retirements ever #boss

    he's not human, is he?

  • Amy02/07/2012 at 15:28

    he's not human, is he?

    not at all

  • lou02/07/2012 at 15:33

    just tuned in to the tennis to see Murray has lost the first set. goodie.

    i see i've missed a good day of tennis so far!

  • Amy02/07/2012 at 15:34

    just tuned in to the tennis to see Murray has lost the first set. goodie.

    whaaaa? he was serving for it last time he was on my tv!

  • john02/07/2012 at 15:35

    murray won the first set....... sadly

  • lou02/07/2012 at 15:35

    whaaaa? he was serving for it last time he was on my tv!

    oh.. wait. i'm stupid. never mind! :D

  • Amy02/07/2012 at 15:38

    Hopefully Vika crushes Ana, but as for me I should go zzz because I'm training people for the rest of the week so I have to be awake at work. Bah, why do people have to know how to cover my job while I'm away?

  • Mr C02/07/2012 at 15:40

    night amy!

  • Mr C02/07/2012 at 15:40

    murray won the first set....... sadly

    :)

  • lou02/07/2012 at 15:40

    Hopefully Vika crushes Ana, but as for me I should go zzz because I'm training people for the rest of the week so I have to be awake at work. Bah, why do people have to know how to cover my job while I'm away?

    it must be almost 2 am where you are so i'm thinking sleep is sensible for you!

    Goodness knows how you're functioning over this Wimbledon time, i've had a super busy 3 days and i'm barely functioning.. as you can see from my wonderful fail of being able to actually read the score.

  • john02/07/2012 at 15:41

    yeah azarenka will dominate ana tonight, thats it for me too getting abit late hear now

  • john02/07/2012 at 15:41

    yeah azarenka will dominate ana tonight, thats it for me too getting abit late hear now

    i mean here now

  • Mr C02/07/2012 at 15:42

    see ya john. christine should be home soon. #shiftchange

  • john02/07/2012 at 15:43

    see ya john. christine should be home soon. #shiftchange

    yeah its about that time of the day/night. see you again tomorrow

  • lou02/07/2012 at 15:49

    bye to everyone who is/has left! trying to balance not sleeping with dissertation work and tennis, and failing :(

  • Mr C02/07/2012 at 15:53

    bye to everyone who is/has left! trying to balance not sleeping with dissertation work and tennis, and failing :(

    green is meant to make you sleepy (except in amy's case).

  • lou02/07/2012 at 16:00

    green is meant to make you sleepy (except in amy's case).

    is it? that's really strange.. no wonder i always felt sleepy in the library at school!

  • Mr C02/07/2012 at 16:02

    is it? that's really strange.. no wonder i always felt sleepy in the library at school!

    think so. might be a myth, but it's the most relaxing colour apparently.

  • lou02/07/2012 at 16:11

    think so. might be a myth, but it's the most relaxing colour apparently.

    ah wow! so i can blame Andy Murray if i fall asleep this early then :)

  • Mr C02/07/2012 at 16:12

    ah wow! so i can blame Andy Murray if i fall asleep this early then :)

    brilliant plan!

  • lou02/07/2012 at 16:12

    brilliant plan!

    the moment play is resumed i'll be blaming him!

  • lou02/07/2012 at 17:09

    am keeping an eye on this stream - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live-video/p00vkhyy

    they appear to be making a tent out of the cover.

  • Mr C02/07/2012 at 17:18

    wimbledon camping!

  • Christine02/07/2012 at 17:25

    Of all the matches I've missed so far this year, (and there have been plenty!), Lisicki beating Sharapova must be most gutting. I'll watch it on replay but it's not quite the same already knowing the result.

    Yay Lisicki!

  • Christine02/07/2012 at 17:38

    Djokovic playing Troicki on centre court. So many "tricky" puns.

  • Mr C02/07/2012 at 17:41

    Of all the matches I've missed so far this year, (and there have been plenty!), Lisicki beating Sharapova must be most gutting. I'll watch it on replay but it's not quite the same already knowing the result.

    it wasn't as exciting as the nadal match. i maintain she lost wimbledon because her dress was too fluttery. lisicki not at all put off by the wind.

    there's a lesson there about prioritising fashion over sport. or something.

  • Lukeh02/07/2012 at 17:47

    hello!

  • Mark02/07/2012 at 17:49

    Hello. I have a weird question. Is there a court 4 at Wimbledon? I can't find it anywhere.

  • Lukeh02/07/2012 at 17:52

    *shakes fist at the rain*

    at least we have novak and the tricky dude.

  • Christine02/07/2012 at 17:53

    hello!

    Evening!

  • Christine02/07/2012 at 17:54

    Hello. I have a weird question. Is there a court 4 at Wimbledon? I can't find it anywhere.

    There must be! Investigation hat = on.

  • lou02/07/2012 at 17:54

    am trying out the olympics player thing they are testing with Wimbledon. I like it! shame my internet in Kent is so rubbish it can't deal with it. Farnham internet on the other hand can :D

  • Christine02/07/2012 at 17:55

    Wikipedia says: "In 2011 a new No. 3 Court and a new Court 4 have been unveiled on the sites of the old No. 2 and 3 courts."

  • Lukeh02/07/2012 at 17:55

    am trying out the olympics player thing they are testing with Wimbledon. I like it! shame my internet in Kent is so rubbish it can't deal with it. Farnham internet on the other hand can :D

    you're swimming in bandwidth to play with!

  • Christine02/07/2012 at 17:57

    This map has a four: http://wimbledonlawntennischampionship.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/wimbledon_map.gif

  • Christine02/07/2012 at 17:58

    you're swimming in bandwidth to play with!

    Mmmm, bandwidth pool.

  • Lukeh02/07/2012 at 17:59

    I can't see Novak's match going to 11:02 tonight

  • Mark02/07/2012 at 18:01

    Wikipedia says: "In 2011 a new No. 3 Court and a new Court 4 have been unveiled on the sites of the old No. 2 and 3 courts."

    This map has a four: wimbledonlawntenn…wimbledon_map.gif

    Ah. I was using a 2010 map. http://aeltc2010.wimbledon.org/images/about/2010_3d_map.pdfNEVER let me research anything.

  • Christine02/07/2012 at 18:03

    I used to always want to be a ball-person, but this is mad dedication:

    "To be selected, a candidate must pass written tests on the rules of tennis, and pass fitness, mobility and other suitability tests, against initial preliminary instruction material. Successful candidates then commence a training phase, starting in February... The training includes weekly sessions of physical, procedural and theoretical instruction, to ensure that the BBGs are fast, alert, self confident and adaptable to situations."

  • Mark02/07/2012 at 18:03

    Ah. I was using a 2010 map. aeltc2010.wimbled…0_3d_map.pdf NEVER let me research anything.

    This time without errors!

  • Mark02/07/2012 at 18:03

    http://aeltc2010.wimbledon.org/images/about/2010_3d_map.pdf

  • lou02/07/2012 at 18:03

    you're swimming in bandwidth to play with!

    hehe us 2 have 25GB each. i take that as a challenge.

  • Christine02/07/2012 at 18:06

    hehe us 2 have 25GB each. i take that as a challenge.

    :)

  • Mark02/07/2012 at 18:18

    Troicki has done a Pic- he isn't coming back.

  • Lukeh02/07/2012 at 18:18

    Troicki has done a Pic- he isn't coming back.

    run, troicki, run!

  • Christine02/07/2012 at 18:18

    Troicki has done a Pic- he isn't coming back.

    That would be so weird if that happened.

  • Mark02/07/2012 at 18:19

    That would be so weird if that happened.

    Turns the quarter-final into a massive game of hide and seek.

  • Christine02/07/2012 at 18:19

    Turns the quarter-final into a massive game of hide and seek.

    Player runs off Centre Court mid-match... never to be seen again.

  • Christine02/07/2012 at 18:26

    I have no idea what just happened but I like a good bit of crowd interaction!

  • Lukeh02/07/2012 at 18:26

    I have no idea what just happened but I like a good bit of crowd interaction!

    I think someone shouted advice to the players!

  • Christine02/07/2012 at 18:26

    I think someone shouted advice to the players!

    Ah, I see, and it worked so he pointed :)

  • Lukeh02/07/2012 at 18:36

    This is a shouty crowd

  • Christine02/07/2012 at 18:38

    This is a shouty crowd

    I think it must be the roof, it makes people more confident. And more audible, I expect.

  • Lukeh02/07/2012 at 18:39

    I think it must be the roof, it makes people more confident. And more audible, I expect.

    It's a matter of time before someone shouts "Echo, echo, echo, echo..."

  • Christine02/07/2012 at 18:40

    It's a matter of time before someone shouts "Echo, echo, echo, echo..."

    :) But I think they are less keen on Mexican waves.

  • Lukeh02/07/2012 at 18:42

    :) But I think they are less keen on Mexican waves.

    Just be thankful Cliff's away doing the torch relay

  • Christine02/07/2012 at 18:42

    Just be thankful Cliff's away doing the torch relay

    Surely the roof has saved us from any chance of a repeat experience of THAT.

  • Lukeh02/07/2012 at 18:43

    Surely the roof has saved us from any chance of a repeat experience of THAT.

    He has a 30 minute chance when it closes, noooo!

  • Christine02/07/2012 at 18:44

    He has a 30 minute chance when it closes, noooo!

    Oh lord, that's all the opportunity he needs! Never thought I'd be so thankful for the torch! :)

  • Christine02/07/2012 at 18:49

    Djoko not happy with the noisy crowd, has a bit of a word.

  • Lukeh02/07/2012 at 18:50

    Djoko not happy with the noisy crowd, has a bit of a word.

    CLIFF!!! *shakes fist*

  • Christine02/07/2012 at 18:54

    Djokovic wins.

  • Lukeh02/07/2012 at 18:54

    Easy peasy for Novak

  • Christine02/07/2012 at 18:56

    Easy peasy for Novak

    He's doing a lot of signing! Points! Oh wait, wrong sport.

  • Lukeh02/07/2012 at 18:56

    He's doing a lot of signing! Points! Oh wait, wrong sport.

    He thinks he's at goodwood clearly

  • Lukeh02/07/2012 at 18:56

    Ohhh, it's his birthday?!