Welcome to the second day of the championships at SW19. It was an epic first day yesterday, with loads of the seeds struggling with their form. Roger Federer went down two sets to Falla, before gradually snatching back a victory against all the odds. Hewitt needed four sets, whilst Djokovic was also making life hard for himself. He played until the very bitter end, under the roof and floodlights, and just managed to scrape through. In better news, returning Belgians, Clijsters and Henin, both came through their first round matches relatively easily, and Roddick has also secured himself a place in round 2.

The crowds mingle during the Wimbledon Championships in 2007

Credit: Kol Tregaskes / Flickr

The crowds mingle during the Wimbledon Championships in 2007

On Centre Court today, we see number 1 seed Serena Williams taking on Michelle Larcher De Brito. I'm half rooting for de Brito, because that is a fantastic name. It's never going to happen though. One or other of the Williams sisters is bound to win the title in 2010. Rafael Nadal will follow the ladies onto Centre Court, whilst Brit favourite Andy Murray is second on court one.

Other notable names include Caroline Wozniacki, Maria Sharapova and James Blake. I say these are notable names, but in actual fact, these are tennis players I've heard of. If you want to know what kind of form they are on, or whether they are nice or not, Amy is the one to ask. Yesterday, I did manage to finally grasp the tie break rules, and I recognised the umpire on Centre Court, so I'm pretty happy with myself.

If you're supporting the Brits and Andy Murray is not enough for you, Anne Keothavong and Jamie Baker are both in action on Court 12. Heather Watson makes an appearance on Court 18. I shouldn't imagine many of those are going to make it to the next round, but we can cross our fingers, can't we?

Let us know who you'll be cheering for today, and more importantly, if you've printed yourself a copy of the draw and are filling it in day by day. I keep thinking I should do that and then forget and by the time I remember, it's the semi finals and I can keep track of who is in those! See you in the comments.

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175 responses

  • Christine22/06/2010 at 09:05

    I have changed my mind about de Brito cos the BBC live blog says:

    ...the talented Portuguese most famous, so far, for her decibel level.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/8752740.stm

    Boo for screechy players.

  • Christine22/06/2010 at 10:41

    Some good pictures from yesterday too: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/8751778.stm

  • Amy22/06/2010 at 11:46

    I have changed my mind about de Brito cos the BBC live blog says:...the talented Portuguese most famous, so far, for her decibel level.http://news.bb…hi/tennis/8752740.stmBoo for screechy players.

    oh lord, there was so much scandal over her screeching last year when she played her first slam. It was RIDICULOUS.

    And this is a very nice post Christine :D

  • Amy22/06/2010 at 11:47

    Some good pictures from yesterday too: http://news.bb…hi/tennis/8751778.stm

    I like this one of Lou + I.

  • RubberGoat22/06/2010 at 11:52

    Caroline Wozniacki FTW!

  • Amy22/06/2010 at 11:53

    *is watching Sam Querrey*

    it's so hard to stay mad at him for being a plonker at the French Open because I heart him.

  • Amy22/06/2010 at 12:27

    Larcher de Brito has definitely toned down her EEEEEEEEEEEEEing

  • Amy22/06/2010 at 12:29

    I'm not used to seeing Serena not in a Roger/Rafa like Nike bandana

  • Christine22/06/2010 at 12:29

    *is watching Sam Querrey*

    it's so hard to stay mad at him for being a plonker at the French Open because I heart him.

    It's okay though, we know you are fickle :)

  • Christine22/06/2010 at 12:29

    I like this one of Lou + I.

    Hehehe.

  • Amy22/06/2010 at 12:30

    ooh Serena is playing doubles today too, no wonder she's trying to wrap this up quickly.

  • Christine22/06/2010 at 12:31

    ooh Serena is playing doubles today too, no wonder she's trying to wrap this up quickly.

    Two matches in one day!

  • Amy22/06/2010 at 12:32

    Two matches in one day!

    she does that a lot but still seems to always manage to win both. Her and Venus currently hold every slam in doubles!

  • Christine22/06/2010 at 12:33

    she does that a lot but still seems to always manage to win both. Her and Venus currently hold every slam in doubles!

    They are actual robots, aren't they?

  • lou22/06/2010 at 12:34

    I like this one of Lou + I.

    hah!!

  • lou22/06/2010 at 12:35

    i love the post christine :)

    am liking that wimbledon gets daily post too :)

  • Amy22/06/2010 at 12:38

    They are actual robots, aren't they?

    I think so!

  • Amy22/06/2010 at 12:42

    heres a fact from my TV: Serena has only twice lost to players ranked outside the top 100 since her career began in 1995.

  • lou22/06/2010 at 12:44

    heres a fact from my TV: Serena has only twice lost to players ranked outside the top 100 since her career began in 1995.

    that's a scary fact.

  • Amy22/06/2010 at 12:51

    I was going to say it's so nice of Wimbledon to have Sunday off so we can watch the Grand Prix with no distractions. Then I remembered it's Valencia, boo.

  • Christine22/06/2010 at 12:52

    I was going to say it's so nice of Wimbledon to have Sunday off so we can watch the Grand Prix with no distractions. Then I remembered it's Valencia, boo.

    My favourite thing about Wimbledon (and the World Cup as it happens) is that it all kicks off in the afternoon. Yay for not having to think early in the morning.

    #sorryAmy

  • Amy22/06/2010 at 12:53

    My favourite thing about Wimbledon (and the World Cup as it happens) is that it all kicks off in the afternoon. Yay for not having to think early in the morning.

    heheh I would love these hours, if I didn't have early work shifts :D

  • lou22/06/2010 at 12:54

    I was going to say it's so nice of Wimbledon to have Sunday off so we can watch the Grand Prix with no distractions. Then I remembered it's Valencia, boo.

    i'm looking forward to Valencia... kinda...

  • Amy22/06/2010 at 12:54

    my TV has left Serena behind to go to Stosur.

  • lou22/06/2010 at 12:55

    Murray has eaten lunch

    'Solid chicken and pasta for lunch. Thanks for all the support and see u out there!

    Solid chicken doesn't sound nice..

  • Janna22/06/2010 at 12:56

    My favourite thing about Wimbledon (and the World Cup as it happens) is that it all kicks off in the afternoon. Yay for not having to think early in the morning.

    My favourite thing about Wimbledon so far is the BBC live text commentary http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/8752740.stm. The people doing it seem to be able to express their own ideas rather than having to be all BBC formal. I also like the symbols they use. It took me a while to work out the bagel though !

  • Christine22/06/2010 at 12:57

    I also like the symbols they use. It took me a while to work out the bagel though !

    The broken racquet is a good one :)

  • Janna22/06/2010 at 12:58

    The broken racquet is a good one :)

    I like that and I also like the handshake as you can scroll up to check results easily if you've been away from the screen for a while.

  • Amy22/06/2010 at 12:58

    I also really like this video from a few years back

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEeLh5ItQcY

  • Christine22/06/2010 at 13:03

    Talking of which:

    Keothavong saves a break point and Rodionova is sent sprawling, smacking the turf and complaining about something. The Aussie then has a moan about another line call, not knowing the replay shows it was well out. "It's not fair," she says. I'm tempted to do what my dad used to in this situation and say, "Well, life's not fair." But I won't.

    Hehehe.

  • Amy22/06/2010 at 13:05

    Sam Stosur has won more matches (35) than any other woman on tour this year. #TV fact

  • Amy22/06/2010 at 13:07

    "notable player" James Blake has lost his first set :D

  • Christine22/06/2010 at 13:08

    "notable player" James Blake has lost his first set :D

    Oops :)

  • Amy22/06/2010 at 13:08

    Oops :)

    I like him simply because his was the first book I ever got for Kindle. And it's called "Breaking Back" so it fits right in with the rule that if you are a tennis player, your autobiography title must be a bad tennis pun.

  • me22/06/2010 at 13:20

    The people doing it seem to be able to express their own ideas rather than having to be all BBC formal.

    where is the pride and prejudice commentary today?

  • Janna22/06/2010 at 13:21

    where is the pride and prejudice commentary today?

    Maybe they're waiting for Andy Murray to start playing to unleash the flowery prose ;)

  • Christine22/06/2010 at 13:24

    where is the pride and prejudice commentary today?

    Here's one from earlier: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/8753818.stm

    ...but she flays it into the net and sinks to her knees in horror. Oh, splendid forehand pass...

    You've got to look for the live texts that are so-and-so vs. so-and-so. The general Wimbledon live commentary is a bit more normal :)

  • me22/06/2010 at 13:27

    ...but she flays it into the net and sinks to her knees in horror. Oh, splendid forehand pass...

    better.

  • Amy22/06/2010 at 13:32

    Those French Open finalists ain't doing too well, with Schiavone out yesterday and Stosur being a bit fail today.

  • Christine22/06/2010 at 13:33

    Those French Open finalists ain't doing too well, with Schiavone out yesterday and Stosur being a bit fail today.

    French Open lady is out??? Boo.

  • lou22/06/2010 at 13:36

    come on Nadal, quick match please... i wanna watch murray's victory too :)

  • Christine22/06/2010 at 14:19

    come on Nadal, quick match please... i wanna watch murray's victory too :)

    I think he was listening: Delicious return by Nadal on break point and and he's about to serve for the first set with a 5-2 lead.

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 14:19

    come on Nadal, quick match please... i wanna watch murray's victory too :)

    Rafa always plays at his own speed - slowly. ;)

  • lou22/06/2010 at 14:20

    hehe i love the bbc tennis commentators :D

  • Amy22/06/2010 at 14:21

    Murray might be forever away anyway, theres no sign the Tsonga match will end anytime soon :D

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 14:23

    Murray might be forever away anyway, theres no sign the Tsonga match will end anytime soon :D

    Come on Jo-Wil!!!

  • lou22/06/2010 at 14:23

    Murray might be forever away anyway, theres no sign the Tsonga match will end anytime soon :D

    :D ehhe well as long as i get to watch the both matches :D

  • Amy22/06/2010 at 14:24

    Stosur loses 4-6 4-6. Fail.

  • Amy22/06/2010 at 14:25

    Come on Jo-Wil!!!

    I was not a fan of his until I saw him in person and then I fell in love.

  • Christine22/06/2010 at 14:26

    I was not a fan of his until I saw him in person and then I fell in love.

    We're going to need a list soon, I think.

  • Amy22/06/2010 at 14:26

    We're going to need a list soon, I think.

    of who I like? It'll be a long one :D

  • Christine22/06/2010 at 14:27

    of who I like? It'll be a long one :D

    Who you do and don't like and why.

  • Amy22/06/2010 at 14:28

    Who you do and don't like and why.

    oh. I don't have reasons for lots of ones I like. Some it's because they're pretty. Some I just honestly don't know why :D

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 14:29

    Come on Jo-Wil!!!

    I was not a fan of his until I saw him in person and then I fell in love.

    His personality and celebrations are awesome. :D

  • Amy22/06/2010 at 14:42

    centre court looks very un-grassy already

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 14:45

    Jo-Wil WINS! Yay! :D

  • Amy22/06/2010 at 14:45

    Jo-Wil WINS! Yay! :D

    woohoo!

  • Amy22/06/2010 at 14:47

    "Nishikori has a watch too. What does that one go for, $29.95?"

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 14:50

    Finally! Rafa breaks in the 2nd set.

  • Amy22/06/2010 at 14:52

    britwatch - baker loses his first set

  • Christine22/06/2010 at 14:53

    britwatch - baker loses his first set

    We are so good.

  • Amy22/06/2010 at 14:55

    We are so good.

    keothavong almost won. almost.

  • Amy22/06/2010 at 14:56

    Andy is now on court. SHOW ME THE JUDY.

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 14:56

    Rafa's 2 sets up! :D

  • Amy22/06/2010 at 14:58

    ew, super super super close up of the scar on Rafa's back.

  • Christine22/06/2010 at 14:58

    For Mr C: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/8754255.stm

  • me22/06/2010 at 14:59
  • Amy22/06/2010 at 15:02

    YAY JUDY

  • Christine22/06/2010 at 15:04

    tom's back!

    I'll be expecting some swashbuckling quotes later then.

  • Christine22/06/2010 at 15:07

    Murray, unusually, is wearing one red wristband and one white. Not sure what to read into that.

    Oh dear.

  • Amy22/06/2010 at 15:08

    Murray, unusually, is wearing one red wristband and one white. Not sure what to read into that.

    Oh dear.

    clearly it's a secret shoutout to roger.

  • lou22/06/2010 at 15:11

    am trying to balance watching both nadal and murray...

    Am listening to Nadal's match rather than murray's just cause i prefer the commentators..

  • Christine22/06/2010 at 15:11

    Am listening to Nadal's match rather than murray's just cause i prefer the commentators..

    Is Henman doing it today? When I tuned in briefly yesterday evening, he was talking about a match with no one I'd heard in it. Boo.

  • Amy22/06/2010 at 15:12

    Am listening to Nadal's match rather than murray's just cause i prefer the commentators..

    me too. Can't stand the Murraylovein that his games always turn into :D

  • Amy22/06/2010 at 15:12

    Muzz is broken.

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 15:12

    M-andy is broken. o.O

  • lou22/06/2010 at 15:13

    Is Henman doing it today? When I tuned in briefly yesterday evening, he was talking about a match with no one I'd heard in it. Boo.

    Hanman is doing Murray's match, but McEnroe and another guy are doing Nadal's.

  • Christine22/06/2010 at 15:13

    Hanman is doing Murray's match, but McEnroe and another guy are doing Nadal's.

    Ahh, I likes McEnroe.

  • Amy22/06/2010 at 15:15

    Ahh, I likes McEnroe.

    I started reading his book too but it was written a couple of years ago so it starts off 'Sampras was so great, no one will ever get as many slams as Sampras" and it kind of puts me off when the info is that out of date already.

  • lou22/06/2010 at 15:15

    Ahh, I likes McEnroe.

    me too, both of the guys in the box have great chemistry together, there conversations are always much more interesting than Henman's.

  • Christine22/06/2010 at 15:16

    me too, both of the guys in the box have great chemistry together, there conversations are always much more interesting than Henman's.

    I suppose the good thing about having Henman in on Murray's match is he knows exactly what the guy is going through pressure-wise.

  • Amy22/06/2010 at 15:16

    this Hajek fellow is doing quite well. That was a lovely rally.

  • lou22/06/2010 at 15:18

    I suppose the good thing about having Henman in on Murray's match is he knows exactly what the guy is going through pressure-wise.

    yeah, he does have some good insights, and is no where near legard in terms of my dislike for commentators :) but everytime i hear his voice i think that Jack Dee is in the box. :D

  • Christine22/06/2010 at 15:18

    yeah, he does have some good insights, and is no where near legard in terms of my dislike for commentators :) but everytime i hear his voice i think that Jack Dee is in the box. :D

    Hehe!

  • Amy22/06/2010 at 15:21

    Murray has a glimmer as Hajek goes long with two lusty forehands

    Ooh. Lusty.

  • lou22/06/2010 at 15:25

    oohh Nadal just fell over.. he slipped and accidentally threw his racquet in the air.. seeing him rolling out of the way of the falling racquet was kinda funny...

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 15:25

    Did Rafa just get broken back? :(

  • Christine22/06/2010 at 15:25

    oohh Nadal just fell over.. he slipped and accidentally threw his racquet in the air.. seeing him rolling out of the way of the falling racquet was kinda funny...

    Oooh. It's good that when they fall over at Wimbledon they don't end up orange.

  • lou22/06/2010 at 15:27

    Oooh. It's good that when they fall over at Wimbledon they don't end up orange.

    yeah, i'm not a fan of them turning orange at the end of the match :)

  • Amy22/06/2010 at 15:27

    Oooh. It's good that when they fall over at Wimbledon they don't end up orange.

    I have a .gif for that.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v17/slappysquirrell/tennisgifs/nadal3.gif

    :D

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 15:28

    Oooh. It's good that when they fall over at Wimbledon they don't end up orange.

    I have a .gif for that.

    http://img.pho…tennisgifs/nadal3.gif

    :D

    eeeek. *pouts*

  • Amy22/06/2010 at 15:29

    eeeek. *pouts*

    I shall balance that with happy Rafa

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v17/slappysquirrell/tennisgifs/rafavamos.gif

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 15:31

    eeeek. *pouts*

    I shall balance that with happy Rafa

    http://img.pho…nisgifs/rafavamos.gif

    :D ROCK STAR!

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 15:31

    And Rafa breaks Nishikori again! yay :D

  • Amy22/06/2010 at 15:38

    oh hajek, you ain't meant to get broken back

  • Amy22/06/2010 at 15:42

    Marcos loses first set but leading 5-1 in the second. I love him.

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 15:42

    Rafa WINS too! Happy day. :D

  • Amy22/06/2010 at 15:45

    Rafa WINS too! Happy day. :D

    I think you mean Unknown First Name.

  • Amy22/06/2010 at 15:47

    must be time to mute some sharapova.

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 15:49

    M-Andy takes the 1st set!

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 15:52

    must be time to mute some sharapova.

    Maria is zooming through her match. 19 minutes and she is 5-0 up. :D

  • Amy22/06/2010 at 15:53

    Maria is zooming through her match. 19 minutes and she is 5-0 up. :D

    I like her dress more on her than I did in the nike-photoshops.

    I think I might head to bed though because the only other matches I really care about today (see: Verdasco) are on too late.

  • me22/06/2010 at 15:54

    I like her dress more on her than I did in the nike-photoshops.

    ooh, do we get to compare what the players are wearing? ace.

    what does isa think about it?

  • Janna22/06/2010 at 16:17

    Token resistance to a now cruising Murray, the home favourite's serve impregnable, his groundstrokes full of spit and slice, his volleys sans wobblies I think Tom Fordyce is my favourite BBC live comment person :)

  • lou22/06/2010 at 16:18

    Hajek takes a 3min medical break.

  • lou22/06/2010 at 17:20

    Yaay for murray and soderling winning their games! :) although the little White butterfly on the base line near soderling was really cute :)

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 18:03

    Fernando is 2 sets down! What happened? :(

  • lou22/06/2010 at 18:35

    compared to Soderling, Verdasco is taking an age to win this... come on! last game...

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 18:37

    compared to Soderling, Verdasco is taking an age to win this... come on! last game...

    Finally he wins a set! Fernando going the Federer/Djokovic way it seems. :(

  • lou22/06/2010 at 18:39

    Finally he wins a set! Fernando going the Federer/Djokovic way it seems. :(

    well i suppose i was very upset i had nothing to watch this evening cause football is everywhere, now i can watch his. Fernando seems to be really down... i want him to win but he keeps throwing points away!

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 18:41

    well i suppose i was very upset i had nothing to watch this evening cause football is everywhere, now i can watch his. Fernando seems to be really down... i want him to win but he keeps throwing points away!

    He is making almost the same amount of unforced errors as winners. Which cancels his forehand advantage out. :(

  • lou22/06/2010 at 18:42

    He is making almost the same amount of unforced errors as winners. Which cancels his forehand advantage out. :(

    after watching soderlings storm to victory in straight sets this match seems very slow..

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 19:16

    NOOOOO! Fernando is out. :(

  • Steven Roy22/06/2010 at 19:19

    NOOOOO! Fernando is out. :(

    Who is Fernando?

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 19:22

    NOOOOO! Fernando is out. :(

    Who is Fernando?

    Fernando Verdasco, Spanish left-hander and provider of prettiness to Amy in tennis.

    He was the 1st tennis player I ever watched play.

  • lou22/06/2010 at 19:31

    NOOOOO! Fernando is out. :(

    nooooooooooo!!!!!!!!! i go have tea and he looses!! gah!

  • Marilene Riddle22/06/2010 at 19:32

    NOOOOO! Fernando is out. :(

    nooooooooooo!!!!!!!!! i go have tea and he looses!! gah!

    I know. I even missed the S. Korean goal just to hopefully see him through his tough 4th set. But he lost it. :(

  • lou22/06/2010 at 19:35

    I know. I even missed the S. Korean goal just to hopefully see him through his tough 4th set. But he lost it. :(

    i blame Amy.. she should have been awake ;)

  • Christine22/06/2010 at 20:58

    Have we signed anyone up for tomorrow's post?

  • lou22/06/2010 at 20:59

    Have we signed anyone up for tomorrow's post?

    i'll do it.

  • Christine22/06/2010 at 20:59

    i'll do it.

  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 20:59

    Have we signed anyone up for tomorrow's post?

    Can I do thursdays Wimbledon thingy?

  • Christine22/06/2010 at 21:00

    Can I do thursdays Wimbledon thingy?

  • lou22/06/2010 at 21:03

    if i want a pic in my post (not sure if i do yet..)... what do i do?...

  • me22/06/2010 at 21:04

    if i want a pic in my post (not sure if i do yet..)... what do i do?...

    easiest thing is to search flickr for creative commons licensed images. then ping them too us (either drop.io or email), i think.

  • Amy22/06/2010 at 21:15

    Marcos :( Fernando :( worst first round ever!

  • lou22/06/2010 at 21:48

    easiest thing is to search flickr for creative commons licensed images. then ping them too us (either drop.io or email), i think.

    okay, will do.

  • lou22/06/2010 at 21:57

    Marcos :( Fernando :( worst first round ever!

    Fernando was all grumpy today.. and took aagggess to win a set :(

  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 21:59

    Fernando was all grumpy today.. and took aagggess to win a set :(

    Who is marcos and fernando?

    I can assume you do not mean Alonso. I fear for thursdays Wimbledon thread

  • lou22/06/2010 at 22:04

    Who is marcos and fernando?

    Fernando Verdasco, and Marcos Daniel (i think that's who Amy means - never heard of him :( )

  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 22:06

    Fernando Verdasco, and Marcos Daniel (i think that's who Amy means - never heard of him :( )

    I see...

    if it helps I've never heard of either of them. Is goran ivensevic still around?

  • lou22/06/2010 at 22:08

    if it helps I've never heard of either of them. Is goran ivensevic still around?

    Fernando is awesome, Marcos.. i've no idea... but since Amy is my tennis guru and is sad he is out, i am also sad he is out.

    as for goran ivensevic... i just had to google him..and i learnt that no he isn't still around. :)

  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 22:09

    Fernando is awesome, Marcos.. i've no idea... but since Amy is my tennis guru and is sad he is out, i am also sad he is out.

    Boo :(

    as for goran ivensevic... i just had to google him..and i learnt that no he isn't still around. :)

    Boooooooo :( He was awesome. He beat Tin Henman.

  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 22:09

    Boooooooo :( He was awesome. He beat Tin Henman.

    Not that the latter was an achievement really

  • lou22/06/2010 at 22:09

    Boooooooo :( He was awesome. He beat Tin Henman.

    lots of people beat Tim Henman.. ;)

  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 22:09

    lots of people beat Tim Henman.. ;)

    :)

  • lou22/06/2010 at 22:10

    Boooooooo :( He was awesome. He beat Tin Henman.

    Not that the latter was an achievement really

    nice typo tho ;)

  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 22:10

    nice typo tho ;)

    Oops *Tin

  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 22:10

    Gah. :(

  • lou22/06/2010 at 22:11

    Gah. :(

    s'ok, the comments have renamed him.. happens all the time ;) we can't have 2 Tim's anyway, so he'll have to be called Tin.

  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 22:12

    s'ok, the comments have renamed him.. happens all the time ;) we can't have 2 Tim's anyway, so he'll have to be called Tin.

    Very true!

  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 22:13

    I have another tennis question - do you always have to hit it overarm when you serve? Can't you just run up to the net and dink it over?

  • me22/06/2010 at 22:13

    Gah. :(

    s'ok, the comments have renamed him.. happens all the time ;) we can't have 2 Tim's anyway, so he'll have to be called Tin.

    you saying he doesn't have a heart?

  • lou22/06/2010 at 22:14

    you saying he doesn't have a heart?

    noooo... although, maybe based on his voice we can call him Jack?..

  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 22:14

    you saying he doesn't have a heart?

    Well he doesn't have a grand slam cup.

  • Pat W22/06/2010 at 22:15

    Gah. :(

    s'ok, the comments have renamed him.. happens all the time ;) we can't have 2 Tim's anyway, so he'll have to be called Tin.

    Him Ten(nis)man

  • me22/06/2010 at 22:15

    Well he doesn't have a grand slam cup.

    meanie! he greg whatshisname

  • lou22/06/2010 at 22:15

    I have another tennis question - do you always have to hit it overarm when you serve? Can't you just run up to the net and dink it over?

    erm... no. You're not allowed to step over the base line.

    (i really hope my tennis guru will correct me when i'm wrong..)

  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 22:15

    meanie! he greg whatshisname

    He has a crazy passport so it's ok :)

  • me22/06/2010 at 22:16

    He has a crazy passport so it's ok

    fair play

  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 22:16

    erm... no. You're not allowed to step over the base line.

    Is the base line the line where you stand at the back of the lines?

    (just tell me to shush, I geniunely have no idea of the terminology)

  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 22:16

    Is the base line the line where you stand at the back of the lines?

    The back of the court, I mean

  • me22/06/2010 at 22:17

    Is the base line the line where you stand at the back of the lines?

    am looking forward to thursday.

  • lou22/06/2010 at 22:18

    Is the base line the line where you stand at the back of the lines?

    baseline is the line at the back of the court were they serve...

    the service line is the line in the middle of the court..not to get you confused.

  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 22:18

    am looking forward to thursday.

    I'm trying!

    You shouldve seen the tennis court at hampton court that Henry VIII had - it was like Extreme Tennis. It looked mental!

  • lou22/06/2010 at 22:19

    You shouldve seen the tennis court at hampton court that Henry VIII had - it was like Extreme Tennis. It looked mental!

    yeah that was odd..

  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 22:20

    yeah that was odd..

    Not a good pic but

    http://www.hickoksports.com/images/hampton_court.jpg

    lines everywhere. Also, numbers on the wall.

  • lou22/06/2010 at 22:21

    @Lukeh to try and help you..

    http://www.fi.edu/wright/again/wings.avkids.com/wings.avkids.com/Curriculums/Tennis/Images/court_a.gif

  • me22/06/2010 at 22:21

    Not a good pic but

    http://www.hic…ges/hampton_court.jpg

    lines everywhere. Also, numbers on the wall.

    called real tennis.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_tennis

  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 22:21

    http://www.fi.…is/Images/court_a.gif

    Oh my god it's like my Maths GCSE

    but! I think I get it!

  • me22/06/2010 at 22:22

    called real tennis.

    which must make wimbledon, fake tennis?

  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 22:22

    called real tennis.

    14th century soccer vs football argument?

  • Alison22/06/2010 at 22:23

    Oh my god it's like my Maths GCSE

    If the ball's moving at 102mph and you run backwards at a 43 degree angle, how badly will you lose?

  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 22:24

    I like how it labelled the net post :)

  • me22/06/2010 at 22:24

    If the ball's moving at 102mph and you run backwards at a 43 degree angle, how badly will you lose?

    no worse than tin did.

  • Alison22/06/2010 at 22:25

    no worse than tin did.

    You could always rely on Tin.

  • me22/06/2010 at 22:25

    14th century soccer vs football argument?

    kinda, although that was rugby wasn't it?

  • lou22/06/2010 at 22:25

    Jamie's tweets are nothing like his brother's

    '@jamie_murray

    You may only be someone in the world, but to someone else, you may be the world.'

    aww

  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 22:26

    kinda, although that was rugby wasn't it?

    Probably. Sport does cause a right old kerfuffle!

  • Amy22/06/2010 at 22:26

    Nooo marcos baghdatis :( and yes you can't go over the baseline on a serve or its a foot fault. You can serve underarm though but no one does as a good serve is a fast serve. You can't get that speed underarm.

  • lou22/06/2010 at 22:27

    Nooo marcos baghdatis :( and yes you can't go over the baseline on a serve or its a foot fault. You can serve underarm though but no one does as a good serve is a fast serve. You can't get that speed underarm.

    ahhhh baghdatit i've heard of!! :)

  • Alison22/06/2010 at 22:27

    Nooo marcos baghdatis :( and yes you can't go over the baseline on a serve or its a foot fault. You can serve underarm though but no one does as a good serve is a fast serve. You can't get that speed underarm.

    I always used to but that's because rubbish or not, it's better than double faults all the time :P

  • Lukeh22/06/2010 at 22:27

    Nooo marcos baghdatis :( and yes you can't go over the baseline on a serve or its a foot fault. You can serve underarm though but no one does as a good serve is a fast serve. You can't get that speed underarm.

    But it looks more friendly under arm! It looks like they're shooting them with a super bullet over arm, I'd be terrified

  • lou22/06/2010 at 22:27

    ahhhh baghdatis i've heard of!! :)

  • amy via alistair22/06/2010 at 22:42

    baghdatis is the smiley one, thats why i like him