This should be interesting. See, if you've been around the past few days I have admitted as much as I love Wimbledon I am not very good with remembering how tennis works. Because of this, I am going to apologise in advance if today's Wimbledon thread seems extremely bizarre. Nevertheless, Day 4 have arrived and what a day tennis fans were treated too yesterday as well as some of the tricks up their very short sleeves today! Well in their pockets really because that's where they seem to store their spare tennis balls they quite blatently stole from the Pringles-esque tubes in JJB Sports. But yes, tennis tennis tennis!

Coming down with a case of rackets

Tennis is pretty confusing. I'm sure there are the proper fans out there who watch every Grand Slam tournament and are like 'You're crazy, stop being crazy" but it's true. Yesterday I got home from Wimbledon and sat down, and first of all, I was amazed that the match on TV was on Court 18. 18!!!! That's 16 more than I thought Wimbledon even had! Sure, it had the Centre Court with the new Roof and the other Centre Court that I assume is called Just Off The Centre Court, but it has lots of little mini courts! Obviously these are normal size and not miniature things like Crazy Golf, although Crazy Tennis would be spectacularly profound.

Also, I don't understand how the Crouching People (I got told yesterday they were called Line Judges) manage to stand there for 20 hours with their backs positioned like that. They're bend down staring at a line for so long, and then sometimes the tennis man hits a serve and it smashes them in the stomach unless they dive out the way like a goalkeeper. But they don't! They just stand there and, quite simply, take it like a boxer. That is dedication, folks. You don't get that in football, you'll get linesmen jumping out the way and hiding behind a flag but Crouching People proper take it full on. Kudos to you, posh suited crouching people. I also couldn't help but wonder if the Umpires do lifeguard work outside of the Wimbledon Cup because they're up on their perches that you'd think they'd make excellent lifeguards at the local leisure centre watching over the swimming pool. That's all tennis is really - swimming with more grass, and a racket and a net... fair enough, they're not similar whatsoever. Do swimming competitions have lifeguards or umpires? Other quick tennis tidbits I can't help but wonder:

  • How come people only seem to eat strawberries at Wimbledon? Were they originally grown in Wimbledon's Centre Court?
  • Does Sue Barker come out of hiberntion for Wimbledon? Part of me is convinced that a year's sport is scheduled and scripted so she can do a year's worth of Question of Sport whilst presenting Wimbledon, then she hibernates and recharges for a year.
  • Why did Greg Rusedski and Tin Henman have to retire? They were my favourite British players, especially considering Greg wasn't even British. That must've have been an odd decision, choosing a country notorious for Wimbledon failure.
  • Is it legal to allow Brian Blessed to referee a tennis game considering his epic screaming voice? DEEUUUCCEE!!!
  • Are people banned from using wooden tennis bats? They look so retro and awesome! It's all about shiny and aerodynamic these days, it's just a bat!! Ping pong bats are still wooden, so...

Anyways, I digress, we are here to womble about Wimbledon!!

I'm gonna be tennis-ing you tonight, big tie break!

You guys all surely know about yesterdays events, or should I say, event. I am of course talking about when I found out Andy Murray has a brother called Jamie Murray. Surely someone just cloned Andy Murray and called him Jamie? Well that's my story and I'm sticking to it. In all seriousness, the big news yesterday in Womble-Wimbledon was the, quite simple, epic encounter between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut that, as I type this up, had been suspended play for the evening (or, far simpler, stopped) after a quite staggering 10 hours of play including the final set being a 7 hour set that is currently at 59-59. They have played about a squajillion serving superhits (aces?) and some awesome awful shots because they played for so long yesterday and were just totally exhausted, poor guys. I know how they feel, on Virtua Tennis it once took me half an hour to beat Pete Sampras on easy mode. SAMPRAS!! *shakes fist*

But there was much more going on yesterday apart from the Court 18 (Upon further inspection there are N-N-N-N-N-NINETEEN COURTS!!! Who owns 19 courts?!!) epicosity. For example, a fine fellow from Switzerland known as Roger Federer qualified for the next round of Wimbledon beating someone called Ilija Bozoljac (And we thought Fantasy Racers was bad) as well as other qualifiers for the next round including Justine Henin, Andy Roddick and Venus Williams. Have Venus and Serena ever played each other? I think they would have a good match with Sir Frank Williams as the referee/umpire for the match at the Williams Conference centre with Robbie Williams performing at half time in the tennis. It could be a big Williams launch event! There were, of course, lots of other games going on but everyone basically forgot about them and went to watch the epic match of epicness that we all hope will finish sometime this year. If you want more info I suggest the BBC's Wimbledon section and the ultra posh Wimbledon website as it's 100x more useful that my attempt to be that tennis guy off GMTV.

Here's todays contestants in the Wimbledon show

On a quick side note, I keep typing Wimbledone. It's quite annoying, especially when it's not done yet at all.

I've been taking a considering gander at today's scheduled play at Wimbledon and my goodness, there is quite a lot going on isn't there? It's like a human bus timetable! There are some key names I noticed when going through. Andy Murray (the proper Andy, not his clone Jamie) will be playing a Finnish guy called Jarrko Neimeienme, so good luck Andy! Come on Tim!!! Rafael Nadal will be in action too maybe, so there's a big plus for all the Nadal fans. I forgot his name was Rafa but now I remember because of Rafael Benitez, theLiverpool Inter Milan football team manager. It's because they're both called Rafa. Alas, one of them definitely knows what to do and has a taste for winning but at times seems incapable of overcoming the bigger dogs in his sport. The other one is a tennis player. Ahem.

There is someone called Jo-Wilfried Tsonga there and I wanted to mention him because that is an awesome name. Also, he has a [10] next to his name and Lou mentioned a few players yesterday with these numbers. I think they mean a) their world ranking b) how awesome they are out of 100 or c) their number for... something. Google has told me that it means their seeding. That is excellent. So Jo is seeding 10... something tomorrow, go Jo!! My simple mind is very amused by the fact that Fake Murray (Jamie) will be teaming up with a guy called Jonathon Marray in a tag team tennis match! Marray and Murray! Awesome!

But there are lots and lots of matches occuring today, including that certain 10 hour battle I may have mentioned continuing today... so watch them and enjoy those lush green pitches, the king-like chairs for the umpires and John McEnroe's intriguingly receding hairline throughout today's coverage my friends!

Although Wimbledon definitely #needsmoregredrusedski.

140 responses

  • RubberGoat24/06/2010 at 10:42

    I can't believe you didn't link to the Grauniad's AWESOME live blog from yesterday: http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2010/jun/23/wimbledon-2010-tennis-live

    Fantastic stuff!

  • Pat W24/06/2010 at 10:45

    I take my hat off to you, as a fellow non-fan confused by tennis I love this post :)

  • RubberGoat24/06/2010 at 10:45

    I take my hat off to you, as a fellow non-fan confused by tennis I love this post :)

    It is pretty epic isn't it :)

  • Alison24/06/2010 at 10:46

    It is pretty epic isn't it :)

    I'm just confused by who Gred is? Is he Tin's friend?

  • lou24/06/2010 at 12:04

    Woot woot go Murray! Show the Queen you can play tennis :)

  • lou24/06/2010 at 12:09

    Ooh it's Andrew castle.. He's the awesome dude who commentates with John McEnroe. Ahh good times :) revision and tennis. In assuming my tennis pals are busy. Or Amy has fallen asleep at last :)

  • Marilene Riddle24/06/2010 at 12:24

    Ooh it's Andrew castle.. He's the awesome dude who commentates with John McEnroe. Ahh good times :) revision and tennis. In assuming my tennis pals are busy. Or Amy has fallen asleep at last :)

    Afternoon Lou! Football has quite overwhelmed me (GERMANY!) but I am not going to neglect Wimbledon just yet. Things looking good for M-Andy, Maria and Jo-Wil so far.

    btw, this article is quite old, but uncovers plenty of interesting tennis-football crossovers.

  • Alianora La Canta24/06/2010 at 13:13

    Have Venus and Serena ever played each other? I think they would have a good match with Sir Frank Williams as the referee/umpire for the match at the Williams Conference centre with Robbie Williams performing at half time in the tennis. It could be a big Williams launch event! {Original entry}

    Venus and Serena Williams have played each other several times in finals - though from what I hear, having another one as part of a Williams F1 launch would be no worse for its having been seen before.

  • Marilene Riddle24/06/2010 at 13:34

    Maria Sharapova is through! :D

  • lou24/06/2010 at 13:54

    woohooo!! Murray wins!! :D

  • Marilene Riddle24/06/2010 at 13:55

    M-Andy through in straight sets.

  • lou24/06/2010 at 14:05

    hehehehe (hearts) McEnroe and his awesome royal commentry :D

  • Alianora La Canta24/06/2010 at 14:36

    Ismer and Mahut have returned to Court 18 :D

  • Marilene Riddle24/06/2010 at 14:36

    Epic about to resume...

  • Alianora La Canta24/06/2010 at 14:37

    For the first time since this time yesterday, the Ismer/Mahut match scoreboard has the correct score on it.

  • Leigh O'Gorman24/06/2010 at 14:37

    hooray - the match is about to start

    :D

  • Christine24/06/2010 at 14:37

    I may have found some wifi just in time!!

  • Alianora La Canta24/06/2010 at 14:38

    Capacity of court 18: 800

    Estimated attendance today: Rather more than that

  • Marilene Riddle24/06/2010 at 14:39

    Capacity of court 18: 800

    Estimated attendance today: Rather more than that

    hee Epic-ness to come on court 18!

  • RG24/06/2010 at 14:39

    So...odds on this finishing in 2 games/sets/legs whatever they call it?

  • lou24/06/2010 at 14:40

    awww Roddick went round to Isner's house last night and brought him dinner. how cute! :)

  • Christine24/06/2010 at 14:43

    They both look a bit more healthy today.

  • RubberGoat24/06/2010 at 14:45

    They both look a bit more healthy today.

    Is that due to all the spectators they ate in a zombie feast earlier?

  • Marilene Riddle24/06/2010 at 14:46

    They both look a bit more healthy today.

    Less like robot zombies?

  • Alianora La Canta24/06/2010 at 14:50

    60-60...

  • Leigh O'Gorman24/06/2010 at 14:58

    62-61 now

  • Marilene Riddle24/06/2010 at 15:00

    Long 5th sets are the trend now. Not nearly as epic, but Jo-Wil is on 8-7

  • Marilene Riddle24/06/2010 at 15:13

    Finally Jo-Wil clinches it. :D

  • Marilene Riddle24/06/2010 at 15:37

    Caroline is through it straight sets! :D

  • RubberGoat24/06/2010 at 15:38

    Caroline is through it straight sets! :D

    Yay for Woz!!!

  • Amy24/06/2010 at 15:44

    phew, I thought I'd forgotten to wake up and I'd missed the end. BUT IT'S STILL NOT OVER

  • Marilene Riddle24/06/2010 at 15:45

    phew, I thought I'd forgotten to wake up and I'd missed the end. BUT IT'S STILL NOT OVER

    No way, I bet it'll last till tomorrow.... ;)

  • lou24/06/2010 at 15:46

    phew, I thought I'd forgotten to wake up and I'd missed the end. BUT IT'S STILL NOT OVER

    this will never end... :)

  • Amy24/06/2010 at 15:47

    this will never end... :)

    tempting to go back to sleep then, it's almost 2am :D

  • lou24/06/2010 at 15:47

    this will never end... :)

    tempting to go back to sleep then, it's almost 2am :D

    have you been sleeping all this time?

  • Amy24/06/2010 at 15:47

    match point!

  • Leigh O'Gorman24/06/2010 at 15:47

    match-point

  • Amy24/06/2010 at 15:48

    ISNEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

  • Christine24/06/2010 at 15:48

    They hugged!!

  • Leigh O'Gorman24/06/2010 at 15:48

    ....and that's it!!

  • Marilene Riddle24/06/2010 at 15:48

    JOHN ISNER WINS THE EPIC! WOW!

  • RG24/06/2010 at 15:49

    Aww no, I liked that Mahut fella.

  • lou24/06/2010 at 15:49

    woohoooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

  • Amy24/06/2010 at 15:49

    well, I woke up at the perfect time to see the end of the football AND the tennis. Go subconscious!

  • Leigh O'Gorman24/06/2010 at 15:49

    i feel really bad for mahut

  • Alex Andronov24/06/2010 at 15:49

    They hugged!!

    :hearts;

    Awww!

  • Marilene Riddle24/06/2010 at 15:49

    well, I woke up at the perfect time to see the end of the football AND the tennis. Go subconscious!

    heehee. :D

  • Amy24/06/2010 at 15:51

    wow that guy is nervous. shaking shaking.

  • Christine24/06/2010 at 15:51

    They're getting awards just for playing!

  • Amy24/06/2010 at 15:52

    Mo gets a prize! Yay Mo!

  • Marilene Riddle24/06/2010 at 15:52

    They're getting awards just for playing!

    YAY good for them.

    Guiness world records?

  • Christine24/06/2010 at 15:52

    Poor Mahut.

  • Amy24/06/2010 at 15:54

    whats in the boxes?

  • Leigh O'Gorman24/06/2010 at 15:55

    good timing - i'm off home

    what an epic, epic, epic match!!

    :D

  • Christine24/06/2010 at 15:56

    He is very sweet.

  • Amy24/06/2010 at 15:57

    I want to watch Isner's doubles later :( stupid sleep :(

  • Marilene Riddle24/06/2010 at 15:58

    interrupting all the sentimentalities to say: AHEM RAFA IS ON! :D

  • Christine24/06/2010 at 15:58

    Awkward!

  • Amy24/06/2010 at 16:01

    nothing amuses me more than Isner standing next to normal people.

  • Christine24/06/2010 at 16:02

    nothing amuses me more than Isner standing next to normal people.

    If he was normal sized, he looks like he should be in a boyband.

  • Amy24/06/2010 at 16:02

    If he was normal sized, he looks like he should be in a boyband.

    haha!

  • Amy24/06/2010 at 16:02

    he's just talking about "the guys he looks up to"

    yeah, that can't be anyone.

  • Christine24/06/2010 at 16:03

    yeah, that can't be anyone.

    :)

  • Amy24/06/2010 at 16:07

    @andyroddick met the queen of england today .... she said she loved me in the american pie movies

    lol.

  • lou24/06/2010 at 16:10

    @andyroddick met the queen of england today .... she said she loved me in the american pie movies

    lol.

    hehehe

    @andyroddick

    just so we are clear.... she did not say that..... it was an attempt at humor... didnt think that was gonna get taken seriously

  • Amy24/06/2010 at 16:13

    I also haven't commented on how amazing this post is so I will do that now. Lukeh rules.

  • lou24/06/2010 at 16:16

    prizes = some crystal and a champagne flute for each of the players says Tim.

  • Amy24/06/2010 at 16:17

    also: Venus and Serena have played each other 23 times, 5 times at Wimbledon.

  • Alianora La Canta24/06/2010 at 16:18

    JOHN ISNER WINS THE EPIC! WOW! {Comment #41}

    Yay! What a fantastic end to an already-epic match! :D

    Glad Isner won't be playing doubles for a bit though - his partner is busy in a singles match...

  • Amy24/06/2010 at 16:19

    my old flatmate is at Wimbledon today. It scares me that the two people I went to Hit for Haiti with are both at Wimbledon at the same time.

  • Amy24/06/2010 at 16:28

    Rafa loses his first set

  • Amy24/06/2010 at 16:29

    Kate's epic queuing got her some good seats!

    http://twitpic.com/1zi82q

  • Marilene Riddle24/06/2010 at 16:30

    Rafa loses his first set

    :(

  • lou24/06/2010 at 16:31

    Kate's epic queuing got her some good seats!

    http://twitpic.com/1zi82q

    wow!!

  • Amy24/06/2010 at 16:34

    wow!!

    the problem we would have if I ever went to queue with her would be she would want to go on a different day to me as she'd wanna see Rafa and I'd wanna see Roger :D

  • lou24/06/2010 at 16:36

    wow!!

    the problem we would have if I ever went to queue with her would be she would want to go on a different day to me as she'd wanna see Rafa and I'd wanna see Roger :D

    hehe! or.. you should both go see andy :)

  • Christine24/06/2010 at 16:37

    Kate's epic queuing got her some good seats!

    http://twitpic.com/1zi82q


    Great view!

  • Amy24/06/2010 at 16:37

    hehe! or.. you should both go see andy :)

    she feels the same way about Andy as I do :D

  • lou24/06/2010 at 16:38

    hehe! or.. you should both go see andy :)

    she feels the same way about Andy as I do :D

    or go to the final... chances are you'll get to see nadal and federer together ;)

  • Amy24/06/2010 at 16:38

    or go to the final... chances are you'll get to see nadal and federer together ;)

    I think finals tickets to Wimbledon are somewhat of an elaborate scam. I don't think they're actually possible to get :D

  • lou24/06/2010 at 16:39

    or go to the final... chances are you'll get to see nadal and federer together ;)

    I think finals tickets to Wimbledon are somewhat of an elaborate scam. I don't think they're actually possible to get :D

    hehehehe!

  • Amy24/06/2010 at 16:45

    ooh, 2.45. I think I'll go back to sleep. I'm not tired though. I just realised I had no dinner.

  • Amy24/06/2010 at 16:45

    ooh and the J Murray match is into an epic 5th set.

  • lou24/06/2010 at 16:46

    ooh and the J Murray match is into an epic 5th set.

    i totally forgot!!!! nooo! *rushes to find a link*

  • Christine24/06/2010 at 16:55

    ooh, 2.45. I think I'll go back to sleep. I'm not tired though. I just realised I had no dinner.

    Amy, I think you might be broken.

  • Amy24/06/2010 at 16:56

    Amy, I think you might be broken.

    stupid sport. #didntgotosleep

  • lou24/06/2010 at 16:59

    Jamie's up to 9-9 in the fifth... i think...

    *stupid bbc not streaming it*

  • Amy24/06/2010 at 16:59

    Amy, I think you might be broken.

    in good news though, no jetlag in 58 days time as I appear to be already on European time :D

  • lou24/06/2010 at 16:59

    Amy, I think you might be broken.

    in good news though, no jetlag in 58 days time as I appear to be already on European time :D

    :D is it only 58 days? wow.. scary times.

  • Marilene Riddle24/06/2010 at 17:00

    Jamie's up to 9-9 in the fifth... i think...

    *stupid bbc not streaming it*

    Yup. He and Marray still holding on

  • Amy24/06/2010 at 17:00

    :D is it only 58 days? wow.. scary times.

    on Thursday I'll be able to say "I leave next month!"

  • lou24/06/2010 at 17:03

    Jamie's up to 9-9 in the fifth... i think...

    *stupid bbc not streaming it*

    Yup. He and Marray still holding on

    i have to go out now :( but goooo Jamie! two murray victories in a day please :)

    silly Alevel exhibition... i have to go look at my work, and others work on display... fun times.

    back later all! xx

  • lou24/06/2010 at 17:03

    :D is it only 58 days? wow.. scary times.

    on Thursday I'll be able to say "I leave next month!"

    oooo!!! by thursday do you mean next thursday?.. next thursday is a good day :)

  • Journeyer24/06/2010 at 17:23

    So I watch some F1 DVDs... and Nadal's in trouble?!

  • Marilene Riddle24/06/2010 at 17:28

    So I watch some F1 DVDs... and Nadal's in trouble?!

    5-3 down in the 3rd set, yes. :(

  • Lukeh24/06/2010 at 17:29

    So I watch some F1 DVDs... and Nadal's in trouble?!

    It's rafael benitez in disguise.

  • Journeyer24/06/2010 at 17:29

    5-3 down in the 3rd set, yes. :(

    between him, fed, and THAT isner match, there SURELY is something in that wimbledon air.

  • Lukeh24/06/2010 at 17:30

    Heehee, Marray and Murray mention on bbc1 :)

  • Alex Andronov24/06/2010 at 17:30

    Does anyone know why the iPad player has streaming football but no streaming Tennis?

  • Marilene Riddle24/06/2010 at 17:31

    Heehee, Marray and Murray mention on bbc1 :)

    But they lost the match.

  • Lukeh24/06/2010 at 17:32

    But they lost the match.

    Oops

  • me24/06/2010 at 17:35

    Does anyone know why the iPad player has streaming football but no streaming Tennis?

    football > tennis

  • Marilene Riddle24/06/2010 at 17:36

    football > tennis

    Seconded. Plus no one interesting is playing now anyway. Except for Rafa, but he isn't playing well either.

  • Alex Andronov24/06/2010 at 17:37

    football > tennis

    Hmmm.... I think you might have something wrong there ;)

  • Journeyer24/06/2010 at 17:38

    Seconded. Plus no one interesting is playing now anyway. Except for Rafa, but he isn't playing well either.

    Rafa had 2 break points... gone.

  • Alex Andronov24/06/2010 at 17:38

    Seconded. Plus no one interesting is playing now anyway. Except for Rafa, but he isn't playing well either.

    It actually just doesn't seem to be available at all... I mean weirdly there is no live tv on the device except they have got football. It's a bit strange.

  • Journeyer24/06/2010 at 17:39

    Rafa had 2 break points... gone.

    3rd time's the charm, he's broken Haase.

  • me24/06/2010 at 17:40

    It actually just doesn't seem to be available at all... I mean weirdly there is no live tv on the device except they have got football. It's a bit strange.

    i player on the iphone/ipad has never done live. football is the exception.

  • Marilene Riddle24/06/2010 at 17:41

    Rafa had 2 break points... gone.

    3rd time's the charm, he's broken Haase.

    Good for him. But he needs to play much better from now onwards. Uncharacteristcally error-prone today.

  • Journeyer24/06/2010 at 17:42

    Good for him. But he needs to play much better from now onwards. Uncharacteristcally error-prone today.

    3-0 up in Set 4 says he is. But I would love Haase to win. ;)

  • Alex Andronov24/06/2010 at 17:44

    i player on the iphone/ipad has never done live. football is the exception.

    Ah I had only ever tried live radio on the iPhone so I assumed it worked.

  • me24/06/2010 at 17:45

    Ah I had only ever tried live radio on the iPhone so I assumed it worked.

    had the issue before. you can't watch f1 live, nor soaps or anything. just catchup tv.

  • Alex Andronov24/06/2010 at 17:46

    had the issue before. you can't watch f1 live, nor soaps or anything. just catchup tv.

    Annoying. I had wanted to have the tennis on the iPad while sitting in the garden and commenting on the iPhone.

  • me24/06/2010 at 17:47

    Annoying. I had wanted to have the tennis on the iPad while sitting in the garden and commenting on the iPhone.

    you need strawberries.

    the solution is eyetv. which can stream live terrestrial tv to the ipad. and it looks fab.

  • Christine24/06/2010 at 17:48

    you need strawberries.

    Mmm, strawberries.

  • Alex Andronov24/06/2010 at 17:50

    you need strawberries.

    That's a plan Stan (or in fact Mr C)

    the solution is eyetv. which can stream live terrestrial tv to the ipad. and it looks fab.

    I don't have terrestrial tv which is a bit of a problem. Sky only.

  • Alex Andronov24/06/2010 at 17:51

    Mmm, strawberries.

    It's a plan Stan (hold on this is getting ridiculous you can't all be called Stan!!!)

  • Christine24/06/2010 at 17:52

    It's a plan Stan (hold on this is getting ridiculous you can't all be called Stan!!!)

    Plus, I would be something else like... Stannette.

  • Lukeh24/06/2010 at 17:53

    Plus, I would be something else like... Stannette.

    Christane?

  • me24/06/2010 at 17:54

    Christane?

    :)

  • Alex Andronov24/06/2010 at 17:54

    Plus, I would be something else like... Stannette.

    I would have gone with Stanna but I didn't think you'd like me to out you in the same group as a stair lift or a Ferry (because that's like cruses and I don't want to bring back those memories except I just have haven't I sorry).

  • Christine24/06/2010 at 17:55

    I would have gone with Stanna but I didn't think you'd like me to out you in the same group as a stair lift or a Ferry (because that's like cruses and I don't want to bring back those memories except I just have haven't I sorry).

    Hehehe.

  • Alex Andronov24/06/2010 at 17:55

    Christane?

    :) :)

    You're so smart!!!

  • Alex Andronov24/06/2010 at 17:56

    I don't have any strawberries :(

  • Marilene Riddle24/06/2010 at 17:57

    Did Rafa just bagel Haase? I thought he was playing badly.. #shouldnothaveturnedawayfromtv

  • Journeyer24/06/2010 at 17:58

    Did Rafa just bagel Haase? I thought he was playing badly.. #shouldnothaveturnedawayfromtv

    Haase ends Rafa's 7-game streak.

  • Alex Andronov24/06/2010 at 18:06

    I don't have any strawberries :(

    I think you can sense my ennui

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexandronov/4730974314/

  • Christine24/06/2010 at 18:13

    Nadal's got this covered now, it seems. No ten hour matches today.

  • Marilene Riddle24/06/2010 at 18:15

    Nadal's got this covered now, it seems. No ten hour matches today.

    Totally on his stride now and can't see him slipping up. Which is good. :D

  • Marilene Riddle24/06/2010 at 18:21

    Nadal's got this covered now, it seems. No ten hour matches today.

    Totally on his stride now and can't see him slipping up. Which is good. :D

    And he does it. Rafa wins!

  • Christine24/06/2010 at 18:21

    And he does it. Rafa wins!

    Yay!

  • Christine24/06/2010 at 18:50

    Is anyone writing the Wimbly post tomorrow or is it my turn again?

  • Marilene Riddle24/06/2010 at 18:57

    Is anyone writing the Wimbly post tomorrow or is it my turn again?

    I can do it if you want. But I can't promise pretty pictures.

  • Christine24/06/2010 at 18:58

    Mahut is playing doubles now! Madness.

    Beeb says: I imagine Mahut will be shouting "yours" a lot.

    Hehehehe.

  • Christine24/06/2010 at 18:58

    Is anyone writing the Wimbly post tomorrow or is it my turn again?

    I can do it if you want. But I can't promise pretty pictures.

    That'd be fab. Pictures not required :)

  • Marilene Riddle24/06/2010 at 18:59

    That'd be fab. Pictures not required :)

    Okay then! :D

  • lou24/06/2010 at 21:43

    I've just realised i've no idea if Jamie won his match or not :( i shall check..

  • lou24/06/2010 at 21:53

    Jamie Murray lost his match :'(

  • Lukeh24/06/2010 at 21:55

    Jamie Murray lost his match :'(

    At least Real Andy won his though

  • lou24/06/2010 at 21:57

    At least Real Andy won his though

    but...but... :(