It's time for the highlight of the grass season in tennis, with the historic and memorable Wimbledon tournament set for another two week run. With the British weather continuing its crazy patterns this year, we may see a lot of roof action allowing play on Centre Court to go on unhindered. Roger Federer and Serena Williams will be out on court trying to defend their championships, whilst Maria Sharapova hopes to end her rival's successful run, and Andy Murray hopes to take some plaudits in the much-cherished UK tournament. This first week is all about shock results, easy paths through the order, and lots and lots of matches. Enjoy!

259 responses

  • Christine24/06/2013 at 10:37

    I always forget how many tennis accounts I follow until Wimbledon starts and my Twitter feed explodes.

    My brain is still trying to get around the thumb-nail of these: http://twitter.com/purespa/status/349103791913705472/photo/1

  • Christine24/06/2013 at 10:42

    Ten minutes in, I'm already sick of the Beeb's Murray obsession!

  • Christine24/06/2013 at 10:50

    It's ten years since Federer's first Wimbledon title. Jeepers.

  • john24/06/2013 at 10:51

    Ten minutes in, I'm already sick of the Beeb's Murray obsession!

    cant think of anything worse than the bbc murray obsession, gald we don't have that. ours are aussie centric but that is pretty much over in the second round.....#allspuds.

    we have 2 channels here showing the tennis for a while, currently watching ivanovic v razzano, looks like being a quick match at this stage. already 3-0

  • Christine24/06/2013 at 10:53

    we have 2 channels here showing the tennis for a while, currently watching ivanovic v razzano, looks like being a quick match at this stage. already 3-0

    Ooh, good thinking. I have found an actual match instead of all their waffling. :)

  • Christine24/06/2013 at 11:21

    Right, I've got Baltacha losing to Pennetta on. Judy Murray watching on.

  • Christine24/06/2013 at 11:22

    They've got some rather colourful towels this year.

  • john24/06/2013 at 11:28

    first upset of the tournament, didn't take long, number 5 seed errani down a set and 3-0 in the second.

    the ivanovic match In a first set tie break so not quite the quick match it was looking like being early on.

  • Christine24/06/2013 at 12:11

    Baltacha lost, that was not a surprise.

  • Christine24/06/2013 at 12:12

    Have found Federer's match now.

  • john24/06/2013 at 13:04

    woah Victoria azarenka in all sorts, taken a fall and looks like has done a pretty bad injury to her knee, doesn't look good.

  • Christine24/06/2013 at 13:07

    woah Victoria azarenka in all sorts, taken a fall and looks like has done a pretty bad injury to her knee, doesn't look good.

    Just switched to take a peek, she's limping back to her seat.

  • Christine24/06/2013 at 13:09

    Strapping going on now.

  • Christine24/06/2013 at 13:11

    Crazy Redfoo man watching on anxiously.

  • john24/06/2013 at 13:11

    Strapping going on now.

    not sure if she will last that long though, it looked pretty bad, she was in allsorts of pain when it first happened, she looks ok though now she has got up.

  • Will^24/06/2013 at 13:19

    Come on Tim!

  • john24/06/2013 at 13:24

    didn't take Federer long

  • Christine24/06/2013 at 14:08

    Popped away, Azarenka still managed to win then.

  • Christine24/06/2013 at 14:22

    Now watching Sharapova play Mladenovic (who?) On serve though.

  • john24/06/2013 at 14:31

    Now watching Sharapova play Mladenovic (who?) On serve though.

    yeah watching that match too, close game.

    azarenka got up but she might struggle later in the tourney.

    happy cornet and cirstea won their first round matches.

  • Christine24/06/2013 at 14:40

    Maria squeaks the first set. A lot closer than expected!

  • Christine24/06/2013 at 15:35

    Murray o'clock.

  • john24/06/2013 at 15:50

    woah just noticed nadal lost the first set and is 4-4 in the second.

  • Lukeh24/06/2013 at 16:16

    What's going on in the Nadal match?!

  • Christine24/06/2013 at 16:18

    What's going on in the Nadal match?!

    Ooh, what is going on?

  • Lukeh24/06/2013 at 16:22

    Ooh, what is going on?

    Nadal almost 2 sets down

  • Lukeh24/06/2013 at 16:22

    Nadal almost 2 sets down

    And now IS 2 sets down. Wow.

  • john24/06/2013 at 16:23

    look out nadal 2 sets down..... unbelievable

  • Lukeh24/06/2013 at 16:23

    7-6 7-6 so far to Darcis.

  • Lukeh24/06/2013 at 16:28

    Nadal limping.

  • Christine24/06/2013 at 16:29

    Found the Nadal match now, it's not looking good for him!

  • john24/06/2013 at 16:29

    Nadal limping.

    they always do when they start losing

  • john24/06/2013 at 16:29

    Found the Nadal match now, it's not looking good for him!

    down a break in the third

  • Christine24/06/2013 at 16:36

    Like this picture, small fan tall player http://twitter.com/Wimbledon/status/349203454947905536/photo/1

  • Steven Roy24/06/2013 at 16:58

    Just switched on tennis and I have a technical question.

    Is Nadal not meant to be winning?

  • Steven Roy24/06/2013 at 17:04

    OMG. Nadal out in the first round.

    I don't belieeeeve it

  • john24/06/2013 at 17:04

    well I didn't see that coming

  • Steven Roy24/06/2013 at 17:05

    well I didn't see that coming

    I am not clued up on tennis. Is the player who beat him any good. Never heard of him before

  • john24/06/2013 at 17:07

    I am not clued up on tennis. Is the player who beat him any good. Never heard of him before

    just looked, he is 29 and ranked 110 in the world.

  • Steven Roy24/06/2013 at 17:11

    just looked, he is 29 and ranked 110 in the world.

    Bit of a shock then

  • Christine24/06/2013 at 17:16

    I read somewhere it's Nadal's first defeat in the first round of an Open? I can't see how that's possible unless he was born a champion.

  • Christine24/06/2013 at 17:22

    @Wimbledon: #Rafa has never lost in the first round at a Grand Slam before. #Nadal #Wimbledon #Darcis

    Boggles my marbles that does.

  • Steven Roy24/06/2013 at 17:24

    Boggles my marbles that does.

    Never loses as a beginner and loses when he is about the best player in the world to someone who is not in the top hundred. Your marbles deserve to be boggled

  • Steven Roy24/06/2013 at 17:34

    Murray wins in straight sets

  • john24/06/2013 at 17:36

    woah next minute its 3am.....

    lleyton hewitt up 4-0 over warwinka, might record the rest and watchit tomorrow.

    cheers.

  • Steven Roy24/06/2013 at 17:42

    woah next minute its 3am.....

    Night John

  • Christine24/06/2013 at 17:42

    Hewitt doesn't have a cap on.

  • Lukeh24/06/2013 at 18:11

    Just got home to see the rafa result. Crazy stuff.

  • Lukeh24/06/2013 at 18:50

    Hewitt doing the job against stan the man.

  • Christine24/06/2013 at 19:20

    Just looked up in time to see Hewitt stumbling to his knees twice. Oops.

  • Christine24/06/2013 at 19:37

    He won it.

  • Lukeh24/06/2013 at 19:38

    stan the man didn't have a master plan.

  • Christine24/06/2013 at 19:39

    Those Aus fans very happy!

  • Lukeh24/06/2013 at 19:40

    I really want to go to wimbledon one day. I feel like it's too much hassle though..

  • Steven Roy24/06/2013 at 19:58

    If anyone wants to follow the guy who beat nadal his twitter account via Kim Clijsters is @stevedarcishark

  • Christine25/06/2013 at 11:40

    The trouble with catching up at lunch is the big guns haven't started playing yet. BBC's live text focused on Heather Watson losing her first set.

    And also that Date-Krumm won her straight sets match in 44 minutes. That's barely enough time to break a sweat!

  • john25/06/2013 at 11:48

    And also that Date-Krumm won her straight sets match in 44 minutes. That's barely enough time to break a sweat!

    44 minutes, that's nearly her age... shes nearly 43.

  • john25/06/2013 at 14:05

    7000 #wimbledon tweets per minute during the nadal v darcis match last night / yesterday.

  • john25/06/2013 at 15:17

    go aussie laura

  • lou25/06/2013 at 20:41

    I have missed so much tennis in the last few days, it makes me really sad. However, tomorrow, my day consists of sofa, tea, and tennis. perfection.

  • Christine25/06/2013 at 20:50

    I have missed so much tennis in the last few days, it makes me really sad. However, tomorrow, my day consists of sofa, tea, and tennis. perfection.

    I missed a lot today, hoping to catch up with more tomorrow!

  • lou25/06/2013 at 21:01

    I missed a lot today, hoping to catch up with more tomorrow!

    wooo! Gonna be a good day tomorrow!! Tsonga, Federer, Muzza, Isner, and some doubles with Jonathan Murray and Colin Fleming! Can.not.wait!

  • john26/06/2013 at 11:06

    big john isner retired early in the match with a knee injury, no 70-68 scoreline this year..

    currently watching lleyton Hewitt taking on some dustin brown bloke ive never heard of, plays abit like monfils from what ive seen, might be a tricky match for Hewitt.

    also streaming one of my top three cornet playing hsieh on my laptop, come on alize.......

  • john26/06/2013 at 11:17

    so lleyton loses the first set..... and now we have a new prime minister.

  • Mr C26/06/2013 at 11:27

    i bloomin love the internet, tennis everywhere!

    hey john.

  • john26/06/2013 at 11:29

    hi mr c.

    happy the alize won the first set. #bigfan

  • Mr C26/06/2013 at 11:30

    happy the alize won the first set. #bigfan

    aww, but if lleyton goes out i won't be able to spot the woman from home and away any more :(

  • john26/06/2013 at 11:32

    aww, but if lleyton goes out i won't be able to spot the woman from home and away any more :(

    yep I think she is called a professional hanger on these days.

  • Mr C26/06/2013 at 11:32

    yep I think she is called a professional hanger on these days.

    it's a tough life!

  • Amy26/06/2013 at 11:36

    It's so dumb roger isn't allowed orange on his soles but Serena is allowed orange shorts

  • john26/06/2013 at 11:38

    It's so dumb roger isn't allowed orange on his soles but Serena is allowed orange shorts

    I didn't realise there was a rule that the players had to have white soles on their shoes until I saw it tweeted earlier.

  • john26/06/2013 at 11:40

    now I read that the nadal slayer darcis has pulled out of his second round match with a shoulder injury....

  • Mr C26/06/2013 at 11:42

    It's so dumb roger isn't allowed orange on his soles but Serena is allowed orange shorts

    odd.

  • Amy26/06/2013 at 11:42

    I really want to go to wimbledon one day. I feel like it's too much hassle though..

    get organised enough to enter the ballot. If you're successful it couldn't be any less hassle #saynotocamping

  • Mr C26/06/2013 at 11:47

    happy the alize won the first set. #bigfan

    although he does seem like a lot of fun.

  • Mr C26/06/2013 at 11:50

    now I read that the nadal slayer darcis has pulled out of his second round match with a shoulder injury....

    gutted!

  • john26/06/2013 at 11:50

    although he does seem like a lot of fun.

    alize cornet, French player she is about to win....

    this dustin brown bloke reminds me of monfils the way he plays, not sure where her has been he looks a pretty good player.

  • john26/06/2013 at 11:51

    gutted!

    must have been big celebrations

  • Mr C26/06/2013 at 11:51

    alize cornet, French player she is about to win....

    ooh, assumed it was some nickname you had for this guy (whose first name i don't actually know).

  • Mr C26/06/2013 at 11:52

    this dustin brown bloke reminds me of monfils the way he plays, not sure where her has been he looks a pretty good player.

    he needs to date someone who used to be famous :)

  • john26/06/2013 at 11:53

    come on lleyton, this bloke is on fire, hitting winners everywhere

  • john26/06/2013 at 11:59

    woah now azarenka has withdrawn from her match due to that knee injury.

  • john26/06/2013 at 12:06

    another retirement... stepanek now retiring through injury.

  • Amy26/06/2013 at 12:07

    another retirement... stepanek now retiring through injury.

    something in the water there in London town

  • Mr C26/06/2013 at 12:08

    another retirement... stepanek now retiring through injury.

    is it too late to put my name in the hat?

    #sparecourts

  • Lukeh26/06/2013 at 12:13

    another retirement... stepanek now retiring through injury.

    I bruised my foot this morning so I too am unfortunately unable to carry on participating at Wimbledon.

    (...is what i'd be saying if they allowed me to run onto the courts)

  • Mr C26/06/2013 at 12:17

    I bruised my foot this morning so I too am unfortunately unable to carry on participating at Wimbledon.

    do you have a note from your mum?

  • Lukeh26/06/2013 at 12:28

    do you have a note from your mum?

    No, I bet they'd still make me play in a vest and pants.

  • Mr C26/06/2013 at 12:30

    No, I bet they'd still make me play in a vest and pants.

    :)

  • Mr C26/06/2013 at 12:38

    awesome tie-break set win for lleyton. great match.

  • Mr C26/06/2013 at 12:38

    i want them both to win now :)

  • john26/06/2013 at 12:42

    lleyton might step it up now. brown cant keep hitting the winners that he has.

  • Mr C26/06/2013 at 12:49

    lleyton might step it up now. brown cant keep hitting the winners that he has.

    sure he can :) :)

  • Mr C26/06/2013 at 12:53

    brown's second serve is lethal!

  • john26/06/2013 at 13:02

    look out this looks like its all over, brown is way too good today. I don't understand he is 28, he has all the tricks but he is ranked 189 and where has he been,

  • Mr C26/06/2013 at 13:03

    look out this looks like its all over, brown is way too good today. I don't understand he is 28, he has all the tricks but he is ranked 189 and where has he been,

    first time i've ever seen/heard of him i think.

  • Mr C26/06/2013 at 13:09

    job done. impressive.

  • Mr C26/06/2013 at 13:09

    he lives in a camper van?

  • john26/06/2013 at 13:10

    too good, got pretty emotional after the win too.

  • john26/06/2013 at 13:11

    he lives in a camper van?

    geez, is that right.

  • john26/06/2013 at 13:15

    brown 72 winners, 24 unforced errors, unbelievable match

  • Mr C26/06/2013 at 13:15

    geez, is that right.

    ahh, not any more. once though: http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Players/Top-Players/Dustin-Brown.aspx

  • john26/06/2013 at 13:25

    another one pulled out before their match. cilic now pulled out with a knee injury

  • Mr C26/06/2013 at 13:38

    another one pulled out before their match. cilic now pulled out with a knee injury

    wha?

  • lou26/06/2013 at 15:47

    NOOOOO Tsonga retires from Wimbles :'(

  • Mr C26/06/2013 at 15:48

    NOOOOO Tsonga retires from Wimbles :'(

    not another injury surely? there'll be no-one left.

  • Mr C26/06/2013 at 15:50

    maria down a set and just been broken.

  • lou26/06/2013 at 15:52

    not another injury surely? there'll be no-one left.

    his knee i think, he was playing okay in the first 2 sets, and then in the 3rd he looked pained, and has had to retire. :( Good news for Muzza tho, seeing as Cilic and Tsonga are out. Sad times for Tsgona fans tho :(

  • Mr C26/06/2013 at 16:06

    angry sharipova.

  • Mr C26/06/2013 at 16:10

    interesting. maria arguing the grass isn't good enough.

    commentators are saying with so many retirements she has a good case.

  • Mr C26/06/2013 at 16:15

    not quite sure how you wimbledon can bugger up the grass this season, when it managed last years + the olympics no problem.

  • lou26/06/2013 at 16:16

    the commentators for Tsonga's match suggested it is an exaggeration of the usual slippery conditions of the grass for the first few days. I don't remember it ever being this bad tho.

  • Mr C26/06/2013 at 16:23

    maria about to go out of wimbledon?

  • lou26/06/2013 at 16:24

    maria about to go out of wimbledon?

    big week for the top players this week!

  • Mr C26/06/2013 at 16:30

    amazing tennis.

  • Mr C26/06/2013 at 16:34

    another save.

  • Christine26/06/2013 at 16:35

    Just in time for the good stuff!

  • Mr C26/06/2013 at 16:35

    don't blink

  • Mr C26/06/2013 at 16:35

    rage :)

  • Mr C26/06/2013 at 16:37

    5th match point

  • Mr C26/06/2013 at 16:37

    game over!!!!!

  • Mr C26/06/2013 at 16:37

    maria's out of wimbledon too. shocka.

    i don't know anyone left in it :)

  • Christine26/06/2013 at 16:37

    131st in the world. Amazing.

  • Christine26/06/2013 at 16:37

    This is the weirdest tournament ever.

  • Mr C26/06/2013 at 16:38

    This is the weirdest tournament ever.

    #truth

  • lou26/06/2013 at 16:38

    maria's out of wimbledon too. shocka.

    blimey! It's all going on this week!

    131st in the world. Amazing.

    that's gotta hurt.

  • Mr C26/06/2013 at 16:40

    may as well give the trophy to williams now, who's gonna challenge?

  • Christine26/06/2013 at 16:41

    may as well give the trophy to williams now, who's gonna challenge?

    At this rate, she might retire early. Seems to be the fashion right now.

  • lou26/06/2013 at 16:45

    I wonder if the ridiculous humidity we have this year is affecting the grass?

  • Steven Roy26/06/2013 at 16:47

    At this rate they are going to reach a point where a whole round gets cancelled so that everyone left doesn't just get a bye. They could lose a whole day's tennis. Wonder if they are open to a sidepodcast one day tournament to fill in

  • Mr C26/06/2013 at 16:49

    I wonder if the ridiculous humidity we have this year is affecting the grass?

    maybe. ythey need more roofs.

    At this rate they are going to reach a point where a whole round gets cancelled so that everyone left doesn't just get a bye. They could lose a whole day's tennis. Wonder if they are open to a sidepodcast one day tournament to fill in

    :)

  • lou26/06/2013 at 16:50

    At this rate they are going to reach a point where a whole round gets cancelled so that everyone left doesn't just get a bye. They could lose a whole day's tennis. Wonder if they are open to a sidepodcast one day tournament to fill in

    :D

    Just stick Bahrami on court all day, that will keep everyone entertained :)

  • Mr C26/06/2013 at 16:50

    Just stick Bahrami on court all day, that will keep everyone entertained :)

    i demand more michael mcintyre.

  • Steven Roy26/06/2013 at 16:51

    Just stick Bahrami on court all day, that will keep everyone entertained :)

    Not on his own. He needs someone else on the other side of the net so that he can make them look stupid.

  • lou26/06/2013 at 16:52

    i demand more michael mcintyre.

    :D

  • lou26/06/2013 at 16:52

    More Lendl too :)

    (it's nice to see you in the comments again Mr C, yay for Tennis Love :) )

  • Mr C26/06/2013 at 16:52

    am watching javanofski vs someone because it's playing even though i turned off the ipad.

    #destiny

  • Mr C26/06/2013 at 16:52

    (it's nice to see you in the comments again Mr C, yay for Tennis Love :) )

    there's no DRS in tennis ;)

  • Steven Roy26/06/2013 at 16:54

    am watching javanofski vs someone because it's playing even though i turned off the ipad.

    I thought you would be watching Claire Williams

  • lou26/06/2013 at 16:55

    there's no DRS in tennis ;)

    :)

  • Mr C26/06/2013 at 16:55

    I thought you would be watching Claire Williams

    on what?

  • lou26/06/2013 at 16:56

    'withdrawl wednesday'

    good one sue :)

  • Steven Roy26/06/2013 at 16:56

    on what?

    http://www.fota.co/2013/06/25/fota-uk-fans-forum/

  • Mr C26/06/2013 at 16:56

    www.fota.co/2013/…ta-uk-fans-forum/

    oh yikes. i had no idea. back later then :)

  • Steven Roy26/06/2013 at 16:58

    oh yikes. i had no idea. back later then :)

    I seem to have driven Mr C back out of the comments.

    Sorry Lou

  • lou26/06/2013 at 16:59

    Sorry Lou

    plenty more exciting tennis to come i'm sure he wont be able to keep away for long ;)

  • lou26/06/2013 at 17:07

    Wooo! Muzza wins in straight sets :)

  • Mr C26/06/2013 at 17:19

    I seem to have driven Mr C back out of the comments.

    heeeh!

  • Mr C26/06/2013 at 17:19

    Wooo! Muzza wins in straight sets :)

    wait, i've heard of him

  • lou26/06/2013 at 17:23

    wait, i've heard of him

    ;) how about Federer, he's playing at the moment :)

  • Steven Roy26/06/2013 at 17:24

    Some really tall guy just did the splits and looked in a lot of pain

  • lou26/06/2013 at 17:45

    ohh he bet Fed in the second set!

  • lou26/06/2013 at 18:25

    This is crazy! Sergy serving for the set and the lead!

  • lou26/06/2013 at 18:27

    :O Sergy 2 sets to 1 up against Fed! Maybe today's upsets aren't over yet!

  • Steven Roy26/06/2013 at 18:50

    Federer broke him just when he had to. We could be in for a comeback

  • Christine26/06/2013 at 18:59

    ;) how about Federer, he's playing at the moment :)

    ...he's losing at the moment :)

  • lou26/06/2013 at 19:00

    ...he's losing at the moment :)

    he's on a comeback.. did you see him nearly hit Sergy?

  • Christine26/06/2013 at 19:01

    he's on a comeback.. did you see him nearly hit Sergy?

    Nope, I'm just back in front of a screen now. Hit him with a ball, a racquet, his fist, what?

  • Steven Roy26/06/2013 at 19:01

    Nope, I'm just back in front of a screen now. Hit him with a ball, a racquet, his fist, what?

    All 3 then he headbutted him

  • lou26/06/2013 at 19:02

    Nope, I'm just back in front of a screen now. Hit him with a ball, a racquet, his fist, what?

    the ball, poor Sergy had to duck. it was going around 95mph, that would have hurt!

  • Christine26/06/2013 at 19:02

    All 3 then he headbutted him

    You'd think there would be a penalty point for that kind of thing :)

  • Steven Roy26/06/2013 at 19:02

    All 3 then he headbutted him

    Well really he just drove the ball straight at him at 96mph according to the commentator

  • Steven Roy26/06/2013 at 19:03

    You'd think there would be a penalty point for that kind of thing :)

    They are reviewing it after the match

  • Christine26/06/2013 at 19:03

    They are reviewing it after the match

    10 second stop/go?

  • Steven Roy26/06/2013 at 19:04

    10 second stop/go?

    1 game penalty in the next match

  • Christine26/06/2013 at 19:05

    1 game penalty in the next match

    Ooh, that would be great to see. Need some good comeback skills for that.

  • Christine26/06/2013 at 19:07

    More slipping and sliding. You'd think Bernie had got his sprinklers out.

  • Christine26/06/2013 at 19:07

    Maybe they should wear football boots.

  • lou26/06/2013 at 19:08

    Maybe they should wear football boots.

    don't they have spikes on? Wimbles would have a field day i'm sure.

  • Steven Roy26/06/2013 at 19:08

    Maybe they should wear football boots.

    Football studs could do some damage but they should be able to wear short spikes or the like to get some grip

  • Christine26/06/2013 at 19:09

    don't they have spikes on? Wimbles would have a field day i'm sure.

    Well that's the point. If Wimbledon can't provide grippy grass, let the boots do the talking!

  • lou26/06/2013 at 19:10

    Well that's the point. If Wimbledon can't provide grippy grass, let the boots do the talking!

    :D

  • Christine26/06/2013 at 19:14

    Cor, tiebreaks are nervewracking.

  • lou26/06/2013 at 19:15

    OH MY GOD!

  • Lukeh26/06/2013 at 19:15

    This is ridiculous

  • Steven Roy26/06/2013 at 19:15

    What a shot

  • lou26/06/2013 at 19:15

    This is too much!

  • Lukeh26/06/2013 at 19:16

    UN.

    BE.

    LIEVABLE.

  • Christine26/06/2013 at 19:16

    Wowsers!

  • lou26/06/2013 at 19:16

    :O :O :O

  • lou26/06/2013 at 19:16

    MUZZA THIS IS YOUR YEAR!!!!!!!

  • Lukeh26/06/2013 at 19:17

    I can't believe Nadal and Fed are out after just 3 days

  • lou26/06/2013 at 19:17

    *tries to control excitement that it's Muzza's best chance*

  • Steven Roy26/06/2013 at 19:17

    If they keep having shocks at this rate we will end up with players being banned from wearing white

  • Christine26/06/2013 at 19:17

    MUZZA THIS IS YOUR YEAR!!!!!!!

    Is it though? The top seeds are dropping like flies!

  • Lukeh26/06/2013 at 19:17

    If they keep having shocks at this rate we will end up with players being banned from wearing white

    They're all wearing red really, everyone's just white in shock

  • Steven Roy26/06/2013 at 19:18

    Is it though? The top seeds are dropping like flies!

    If Djokovic gets beaten in his next match the pressure is going to pile on Murray

  • Lukeh26/06/2013 at 19:18

    I think this is Tim Henman's year

  • lou26/06/2013 at 19:19

    Federer, Tsonga, Nadal, Isner, Cillic, Hewitt, Mahut...

    big day for Wimbles today. big big day.

  • lou26/06/2013 at 19:20

    Is it though? The top seeds are dropping like flies!

    He did so well today, lots of little steps, no large dangerous steps.../ slides.

    Tsonga was always gonna slip if the conditions were bad, he slides around when the court is fine!

    I'm jumping ahead of myself, but Muzza loves grass.. and i fancy me another Muzza final :)

  • lou26/06/2013 at 19:22

    If Djokovic gets beaten in his next match the pressure is going to pile on Murray

    i think that's gonna be muzza's biggest hurdle. The mounting pressure. Hopefully Lendl will help him through it!

  • Lukeh26/06/2013 at 19:23

    This guy was great in Rataouille

  • Lukeh26/06/2013 at 19:34

    You'll have to speak up comments, I can't hear you over the Sharapova match

  • Christine26/06/2013 at 19:34

    You'll have to speak up comments, I can't hear you over the Sharapova match

    Hehehe, in the long rallies, it's just ridiculous.

  • Lukeh26/06/2013 at 19:35

    Hehehe, in the long rallies, it's just ridiculous.

    It's like a terrible episode of Eastenders with all this wailing

  • Lukeh26/06/2013 at 19:38

    Lots of pondering about the courts...

  • Christine26/06/2013 at 19:41

    Maybe all the players are just overworked.

  • Lukeh26/06/2013 at 19:41

    Maybe all the players are just overworked.

    It's the blue grass, it's distracting.

  • Steven Roy26/06/2013 at 19:43

    Interesting what Wozniaki said. The courts are more like they were for the Olympics last year than for Wimbledon.

    We know who won the Olympics so I wonder if the courts were deliberately prepared like they were for the Olympics

  • Lukeh26/06/2013 at 19:43

    We know who won the Olympics so I wonder if the courts were deliberately prepared like they were for the Olympics

    Heh, I like this thought.

  • Lukeh26/06/2013 at 19:44

    "The flamboyant German-Jamaican..."

    There's a sentence I didn't expect to hear at wimbledon.

  • Christine26/06/2013 at 19:44

    This guy is awesome. He plays tennis like Phoebe runs.

  • lou26/06/2013 at 19:44

    We know who won the Olympics so I wonder if the courts were deliberately prepared like they were for the Olympics

    haha! exhausted courts with emergency court patch ups aren't exactly what i'd imagine they'd purposefully go for, but i get your point.

  • Steven Roy26/06/2013 at 19:45

    "The flamboyant German-Jamaican..."

    That's like Irish-Eskimo or icelandic-Indian

  • Steven Roy26/06/2013 at 19:45

    This guy is awesome. He plays tennis like Phoebe runs.

    :)

  • Lukeh26/06/2013 at 19:46

    That's like Irish-Eskimo or icelandic-Indian

    heh, german jamaican is fantastic though.

    Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme, go Dustin Brown, straight from the Rhine

  • Christine26/06/2013 at 19:49

    Really like this Dustin chap!

  • Steven Roy26/06/2013 at 19:49

    heh, german jamaican is fantastic though.

    It's hard to think of two more different cultures. I guess the German Jamaican version of Cool Runnings would be 13.27°C Runnings

  • Christine26/06/2013 at 19:49

    Tears :)

  • Lukeh26/06/2013 at 19:49

    Really like this Dustin chap!

    He seems good fun

  • Christine26/06/2013 at 19:52

    Ooh, a French round-up. This is my bit.

  • lou26/06/2013 at 19:53

    Ooh, a French round-up. This is my bit.

    which reminds me, with your love of french men i thought you'd be a bigger Tsonga fan ;)

  • Christine26/06/2013 at 19:54

    which reminds me, with your love of french men i thought you'd be a bigger Tsonga fan ;)

    I like Tsonga, he has a dance and stuff. Hadn't seen any of him this week though.

  • lou26/06/2013 at 19:55

    I like Tsonga, he has a dance and stuff. Hadn't seen any of him this week though.

    yay! his dance is very cute. :) He's very smiley too. I missed him on monday and only got to see a bit of him today, very sad i missed him. Hopefully i'll see him at WTFs again. (you should really come to the WTFs)

  • Christine26/06/2013 at 19:57

    Hopefully i'll see him at WTFs again. (you should really come to the WTFs)

    Hehe, maybe. It's blue courts, isn't it? They set my teeth on edge. I do have plenty of earplugs, though.

  • lou26/06/2013 at 19:59

    Hehe, maybe. It's blue courts, isn't it? They set my teeth on edge. I do have plenty of earplugs, though.

    yeah it's a bit squeaky, but it's not as bad as it sounds on TV. bring ear plugs and enjoy the atmosphere, lack of rain, and all the fun practice courts too :)

  • john27/06/2013 at 12:02

    well........ whats going on, went to sleep pretty early last night and when I awoke there was no Federer no sharapova, even more injuries and retirements, geez lleyons out, weve got a new dodgy prime minister, mark webbers retired, the worlds gone mad.

    at least stosur won... and lisicki

  • Mr C27/06/2013 at 13:01

    at least stosur won... and lisicki

    williams is walking it too.

  • john27/06/2013 at 13:13

    williams is walking it too.

    as long as she doesn't slip over, she has it won, way too good and really too powerful for the rest.

  • Mr C27/06/2013 at 15:36

    bonus sharpiova lurking (not sure why?)

  • Christine27/06/2013 at 17:47

    I thought I'd have time to watch yesterday but didn't. Have a bit more time today and it's raining. You gots to love Wimbledon.

  • Christine27/06/2013 at 17:47

    bonus sharpiova lurking (not sure why?)

    Boyfriend.

  • Christine27/06/2013 at 17:59

    Still, god bless the roof so there's at least one match to enjoy. Djokovic breaks in the second set.

  • Mr C27/06/2013 at 18:07

    Boyfriend.

    crushed.

  • Christine27/06/2013 at 18:17

    Djokovic has second set too. Feel sorry for the Reynolds guy. He just looks beat.

  • Christine27/06/2013 at 18:43

    Easy win for Djokovic there.

  • Christine27/06/2013 at 18:44

    And some great half-hearted fist-bumping from his family/coaches/whoever.

  • Christine27/06/2013 at 18:46

    Really impressed that he took time to sign every single thing that anyone was holding out there. He coulda been there hours.

  • john28/06/2013 at 12:58

    wohoo 'aussie' laura wins the first set.

  • john28/06/2013 at 13:57

    robson wins in straight sets,

    now im watching the best name in tennis, jimmy wang, getting beaten by haas

  • Christine28/06/2013 at 16:49

    Managed to take sneaky peeks at the BBC's live text through the day, but home just in time to see Murray warming up.

  • Christine28/06/2013 at 17:12

    Murray up a break. Robredo seems to be hitting the ball harder than humanly possible.

  • Christine28/06/2013 at 18:16

    Two sets to Murray.

  • Christine28/06/2013 at 19:09

    So Murray won, I missed the end, but it looked pretty easy for him.

  • Christine29/06/2013 at 13:31

    Time for the tennis now. Robson loses the first set quite comprehensively.

  • john29/06/2013 at 13:39

    come on laura.

    big day for the aussies, tomic up a set on gasquet, stosur up next on centre court, not to mention the battle of the anzacs

  • Christine29/06/2013 at 13:51

    Commentator says "Hawkeye is favouring Robson at the moment."

    Dude, don't start conspiracies like that.

  • john29/06/2013 at 14:01

    gasquet wins the second, looks like he is getting on top of tomic now, although its a pretty close match.

  • john29/06/2013 at 14:13

    wohoo

  • Christine29/06/2013 at 14:14

    Interesting that Erakovic has slipped twice since I've been watching and she's not belly-aching about it being dangerous.

  • Christine29/06/2013 at 14:19

    Erakovic has a cracking serve but it's absolutely deserted her and Robson gets a set back!

  • john29/06/2013 at 14:33

    wohooooooo.....

    tomic up 2 sets to 1

  • john29/06/2013 at 14:33

    wohooo again

    laura up 3-0 in the third.

  • Christine29/06/2013 at 14:48

    Third slip for Erakovic

  • Christine29/06/2013 at 15:02

    Robson wins. A big hug at the net. Love it when they're nice to each other.

  • john29/06/2013 at 15:06

    what a comeback it was all over in the second set.

  • Amy29/06/2013 at 15:09

    What a choke from Erakovic. Way too tight when serving for the match.

    I came to watch at a friends house and was too scared to face the last trains by myself so I'm sleeping on the couch. I'm going to regret this when I wake up in my clothes with no toothbrush :-(

  • Christine29/06/2013 at 15:11

    I came to watch at a friends house and was too scared to face the last trains by myself so I'm sleeping on the couch. I'm going to regret this when I wake up in my clothes with no toothbrush :-(

    No toothbrush versus scary trains. I think you made the right choice!

  • Christine29/06/2013 at 15:11

    What a choke from Erakovic. Way too tight when serving for the match.

    Robson didn't really win it, it was gifted to her.

  • Amy29/06/2013 at 15:14

    Robson didn't really win it, it was gifted to her.

    at the end of the second the commentators said something like "oh laura really went for that last game"

    No,Marina forgot how to play

  • john29/06/2013 at 15:15

    yes tomic wins v gasquet, big win, hes so much better when his head butting dad isn't around.

  • Christine29/06/2013 at 16:58

    Ooh yay, Lisicki. The scared-of-lightning lady.

  • john29/06/2013 at 17:16

    no, stosur is out... but I like lisicki and she might be the only one who can match serenas power so that should be an interesting match in the next round.

  • Mr C29/06/2013 at 18:42

    Ooh yay, Lisicki. The scared-of-lightning lady.

    eh?

  • Christine29/06/2013 at 18:43

    eh?

    She got scared by the lightning under the roof and everyone laughed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXd8jUhE5gY

  • Mr C29/06/2013 at 18:44

    She got scared by the lightning under the roof and everyone laughed www.youtube.com/w…tch?v=AXd8jUhE5gY

    cute.

  • Steven Roy29/06/2013 at 19:47

    I can't believe Djokovic made an unforced error. And I can't believe Andrew Castle went on and on and on about the fact he hadn't made one until he did.

    Who knew Kimiko Date had married Michael Krumm? A motor racing connection at Wimbledon

  • Steven Roy29/06/2013 at 20:29

    Just find a motor racing connection and she gets steam rollered by Serena

  • Mr C29/06/2013 at 23:31

    Who knew Kimiko Date had married Michael Krumm? A motor racing connection at Wimbledon

    points for that, chap.