Hello everyone, I think it falls to me to cover the fabulous tennis today and this could be a problem as I have only managed to catch a couple of hours over the last couple of days. I have seen all the important bits though, so bear with me. The bad news is that this is the final day of the first week, as Wimbledon takes a break tomorrow for "Middle Sunday". Sometimes, if the weather has been bad, and the organisers are worried about the schedule, they have to play straight through Sunday as well, but we have had stunning weather. It's surprising, because Wimbledon always means rain. Lets hope this is a sign of things to come.

So, what good things happened yesterday?

First up, poor John Isner was knocked out of the championship in his second round match. It's a shame, because it must really hurt to have played ten hours for no avail. Hurt both physically and literally. He and Mahut have made a name for themselves now, and they will forever be well loved at Wimbledon. Poor Isner. He, and partner Sam Querrey, also went on to withdraw from the doubles, but who can blame him?

Notable names going through yesterday: Novak Djokovic, Jelena Jankovic, Venus Williams and Roger Federer in a "blink and you'll miss it" win. It's about time King Rog put in a dominant performance, we were beginning to wonder what was wrong with him!

With all that behind us, it's time to look ahead to the matches coming up today. We've got Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray all on Centre Court in that order. Soderling and Sharapova take pride of place on Court 1, whilst Rodionova - the dark horse of the championship - is out on Court 18. I wonder if Court 18 is almost as famous as Isner and Mahut now?

That's all I have, I'm afraid. As the days wear on, we get less and less singles matches, and more and more doubles. I'm not very good at following the doubles matches because there are twice as many players involved, but maybe this year I'll do better. See you in the comments!

85 responses

  • Amy26/06/2010 at 10:26

    today:

    Serena Williams (USA)[1] v. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)

    Serena Williams/Venus Williams (USA)[1] v. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)/Anastasia Pavlyuchekova (RUS)

    Poor Domi is going to get beaten by Serena twice in the same day.

  • Amy26/06/2010 at 10:56

    Q. Who do you think would win a WAG‑off between the tennis WAGS and the soccer wags?

    ANDY RODDICK: That just sounds dirty. You just said 'WAG‑off.' I'm not going to answer that.

    Oh Andy. I love you.

  • Amy26/06/2010 at 12:50

    Serena isn't hanging around today.

  • Amy26/06/2010 at 13:06

    Ferru was up two sets and a break. But then he lost his break and got broken and lost the third set. Don't you love me Ferru?

  • Amy26/06/2010 at 13:11

    oh for gods sake ferru.

  • Amy26/06/2010 at 13:19

    I am giving up on Ferru. Back later. I had no idea Andy was playing Gilles and I LOVE HIM.

  • Amy26/06/2010 at 13:53

    oh ferru, I gave up on you so you would WIN while I was gone.

  • Marilene Riddle26/06/2010 at 14:15

    I am giving up on Ferru. Back later. I had no idea Andy was playing Gilles and I LOVE HIM.

    Love Gilles? But he has been wayyy of form recently (typical French) :(

    Hopefully he'll carry Richie's spirit and at least give M-Andy a hard time.

  • Marilene Riddle26/06/2010 at 14:17

    oh ferru, I gave up on you so you would WIN while I was gone.

    btw Ferrer has won now. But I am sad for Jeremy. :(

  • Amy26/06/2010 at 14:22

    YAAAAY

  • Amy26/06/2010 at 14:22

    Love Gilles? But he has been wayyy of form recently (typical French) :(

    Hopefully he'll carry Richie's spirit and at least give M-Andy a hard time.

    I love all the French boys, they're such cuties :D

  • Marilene Riddle26/06/2010 at 14:24

    I love all the French boys, they're such cuties :D

    I used to support all French tennis players but they gave me such heartbreak that I only remain cautiously optimistic now.

    Maria 'ScreamQueen' Sharapova is on court now. :D

  • lou26/06/2010 at 16:05

    Rafa v Petzschner currently 1 set all 5 - 5 with serve.. but Rafa's seeking medical advice for his elbow at the break between sets. lets hope it's not too bad, it's shaping up to be a good game.

  • Marilene Riddle26/06/2010 at 16:19

    oooooohhh. Maria is through! :D

  • lou26/06/2010 at 16:35

    Nadal 1 set down.. this could be interesting...

  • Marilene Riddle26/06/2010 at 16:39

    Jo-Wil wins! Yay for straight sets victory! :D

  • Amy26/06/2010 at 16:42

    things are coming up milhouse tonight!

  • lou26/06/2010 at 16:43

    things are coming up milhouse tonight!

    i dont know what that means but hi Amy

  • Amy26/06/2010 at 16:44

    i dont know what that means but hi Amy

    ask lukeh, he will tell you ;)

  • RG26/06/2010 at 16:45

    i dont know what that means but hi Amy

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7z192I-mQM

    god bless im

  • Marilene Riddle26/06/2010 at 16:46

    things are coming up milhouse tonight!

    Not so for me. :( Come on Rafa!!!!

    i dont know what that means but hi Amy

    Re: simpsons, I think. ;)

  • Amy26/06/2010 at 16:48

    ooh and Sam is on court! Yaaay!

  • Amy26/06/2010 at 16:56

    Rafa appears to have woken up again.

  • Marilene Riddle26/06/2010 at 16:59

    Rafa appears to have woken up again.

    Or the pain in his elbow has died down.

  • Amy26/06/2010 at 17:01

    Or the pain in his elbow has died down.

    the elbow is the knee of the arm, I've always said.

    Good ol' Rafael Kneedal.

  • Marilene Riddle26/06/2010 at 17:03

    Good ol' Rafael Kneedal.

    :D

  • Amy26/06/2010 at 17:08

    I wish I could call on someone for a massage anytime I wanted.

  • Amy26/06/2010 at 17:27

    ooooh code violation

  • Christine26/06/2010 at 17:29

    ooooh code violation

    Oooh, who did what?

  • Amy26/06/2010 at 17:30

    Oooh, who did what?

    Rafa is apparently being coached from Uncle Toni up in the box.

  • Amy26/06/2010 at 17:43

    well, Rafa, you have now played more sets than Roger.

  • Marilene Riddle26/06/2010 at 17:43

    And Rafa wins! Practicing for a 5-set final?

  • lou26/06/2010 at 17:46

    i forgot the start of dr who :(

    Re: simpsons, I think. ;)

    oh never heard that expression before..

    i have seen the simpsons before.. i promise!

  • Amy26/06/2010 at 17:47

    woot almost Gilles time!

  • Amy26/06/2010 at 17:49

    if my commentators say Rafa is defending his title one more time I will punch them.

  • Marilene Riddle26/06/2010 at 17:49

    if my commentators say Rafa is defending his title one more time I will punch them.

    hee. :P

  • Amy26/06/2010 at 17:55

    Good luck getting any support ever again, Hanescu.

  • Marilene Riddle26/06/2010 at 17:58

    What did he do?

  • lou26/06/2010 at 17:59

    no play past 10:30? i thought the limit was 11? :(

  • Amy26/06/2010 at 18:01

    I wonder if Lukeh saw Ferru run into the croucher.

  • Amy26/06/2010 at 18:01

    What did he do?

    he spat at the crowd, and then he deliberately foot faulted 4 points in a row, then he decided he didn't want to play any more and walked off the court.

  • lou26/06/2010 at 18:02

    I wonder if Lukeh saw Ferru run into the croucher.

    he's working today so i doubt it.. but i'm sure he'd love to see it lol

  • Marilene Riddle26/06/2010 at 18:03

    What did he do?

    he spat at the crowd, and then he deliberately foot faulted 4 points in a row, then he decided he didn't want to play any more and walked off the court.

    OMG. Really really bad-mannered. :(

  • lou26/06/2010 at 18:03

    What did he do?

    he spat at the crowd, and then he deliberately foot faulted 4 points in a row, then he decided he didn't want to play any more and walked off the court.

    ooh is he the one that got finned?

  • Amy26/06/2010 at 18:04

    ooh is he the one that got finned?

    yeah, $7500 for the spitting and $7500 for not trying

  • Marilene Riddle26/06/2010 at 18:05

    ooh is he the one that got finned?

    yeah, $7500 for the spitting and $7500 for not trying

    Should have been much much more. Especially for not trying.

  • lou26/06/2010 at 18:06

    yeah, $7500 for the spitting and $7500 for not trying

    i like the idea of getting fined for not trying.

  • RG26/06/2010 at 18:07

    yeah, $7500 for the spitting and $7500 for not trying

    I thought it was fined for walking off?

  • lou26/06/2010 at 18:08

    wohoo! yay for murray

  • Amy26/06/2010 at 18:09

    I thought it was fined for walking off?

    that probably comes under not trying

  • Amy26/06/2010 at 18:10

    wohoo! yay for murray

    my tv coverage has stopped. I don't know why, its 4am on a Sunday, what could possibly be better to show at this hour?

  • RG26/06/2010 at 18:10

    that probably comes under not trying

    Ah right.

  • Amy26/06/2010 at 18:10

    Ah right.

    the official wording is "not using best efforts at the conclusion of the match"

  • lou26/06/2010 at 18:11

    my tv coverage has stopped. I don't know why, its 4am on a Sunday, what could possibly be better to show at this hour?

    4am?! go to sleep, murray is going to win anyway.. ;)

  • Marilene Riddle26/06/2010 at 18:12

    4am?! go to sleep, murray is going to win anyway.. ;)

    Well, Gilles did beat Federer twice...

  • Amy26/06/2010 at 18:14

    4am?! go to sleep, murray is going to win anyway.. ;)

    its not like I have anything to do tomorrow :D And I want to see The Judy :D

  • Amy26/06/2010 at 18:15

    plus, Sam is still on. He is my last Giant American left!

  • lou26/06/2010 at 18:25

    its not like I have anything to do tomorrow :D And I want to see The Judy :D

    :D

  • Marilene Riddle26/06/2010 at 18:27

    Well, that was a quick set. :(

  • lou26/06/2010 at 18:28

    Well, that was a quick set. :(

    :D

  • Amy26/06/2010 at 18:28

    ahh, French fail.

  • Amy26/06/2010 at 18:50

    right, zzzz

  • Marilene Riddle26/06/2010 at 18:52

    right, zzzz

    Good night? :)

  • lou26/06/2010 at 18:55

    right, zzzz

    night Amy!

  • lou26/06/2010 at 19:24

    this French dude looks like a vampire

    #sorryamy

  • Marilene Riddle26/06/2010 at 19:27

    this French dude looks like a vampire

    #sorryamy

    And not just any vampire, but the SPARKLY one. ;)

  • lou26/06/2010 at 19:30

    And not just any vampire, but the SPARKLY one. ;)

    yes! i wasnt going to say anything.. but yes he does..

  • Marilene Riddle26/06/2010 at 19:33

    yes! i wasnt going to say anything.. but yes he does..

    You're not the only one. ;)

  • lou26/06/2010 at 19:34

    You're not the only one. ;)

    :D hehe!!

  • Steven Roy26/06/2010 at 19:46

    How is ANdy Murray's match still going? I saw the start of it and he won 7 of the first 8 games

  • lou26/06/2010 at 19:47

    How is ANdy Murray's match still going? I saw the start of it and he won 7 of the first 8 games

    he's doing good. 2 sets up, 4-4 in the 3rd :)

  • Steven Roy26/06/2010 at 19:49

    How is ANdy Murray's match still going? I saw the start of it and he won 7 of the first 8 games

    he's doing good. 2 sets up, 4-4 in the 3rd :)

    But before he was winning nearly every game. He broke Simon's serve 3 of his first 4 service games.

  • lou26/06/2010 at 19:50

    he broke him!!!! one more game murray!!! :)

  • Steven Roy26/06/2010 at 19:51

    he broke him!!!! one more game murray!!! :)

    I noticed earlier that from some angles Murray looks like Jenson. Something about the hair

  • lou26/06/2010 at 19:52

    I noticed earlier that from some angles Murray looks like Jenson. Something about the hair

    hahahaha noooo he doesn't look like JB :)

  • lou26/06/2010 at 19:52

    3 match points..

  • lou26/06/2010 at 19:53

    okay... 2 match points.

  • Steven Roy26/06/2010 at 19:53

    I noticed earlier that from some angles Murray looks like Jenson. Something about the hair

    hahahaha noooo he doesn't look like JB :)

    I am serious. They showed a shot early on and it was just hair and a bit of temple and forehead and I tought it was Jenson

  • lou26/06/2010 at 19:53

    yyyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

  • Marilene Riddle26/06/2010 at 19:53

    I noticed earlier that from some angles Murray looks like Jenson. Something about the hair

    Not Jenson! It's a vampire thing. :D

  • Steven Roy26/06/2010 at 19:53

    Gilles Simon should apologise to Franck for being an embarrassment to France

  • Steven Roy26/06/2010 at 19:54

    I noticed earlier that from some angles Murray looks like Jenson. Something about the hair

    Not Jenson! It's a vampire thing. :D

    :D

  • Marilene Riddle26/06/2010 at 19:54

    yyyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

    Ah well.

  • lou26/06/2010 at 19:54

    Murray's into the 2nd week! :)

  • Marilene Riddle26/06/2010 at 19:55

    Gilles Simon should apologise to Franck for being an embarrassment to France

    He always does that. French tennis players are temperamental. One week they beat the Federers, next week they lose to merely a Murray. :(