Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Wimbledon Day 7
Andy Murray survived a 5 set scare against Stanislas Wawrinka , 2-6 6-3 6-3 5-7 6-3 . Murray keeps the British hopes alive, just one thing theres times you just want to yell out to Murray's mother who fist pumps and shouts more cmon's than Murray to settle down while watching from the players box.Lleyton Hewitt also won in five after being down 2 sets to love against Radek Stepanek .He sets up a quarter final meeting with Andy Roddick who won in three. Roger Federer marches on towards history disposing of Robert Soderling in three straight sets.What about the German surprise packet Sabine Lisicki who is making just her second Wimbledon appearance after losing in the first round on her debut in 2008 beating Caroline Wozniacki .The germans are having a great tournament with Tommy Haas also progressing.Djokovic had no trouble as did Venus Williams who defeated a distraught Ana Ivanovic who after losing the first had to retire with injury, too much golf!
Quotes of the day
Venus Williams "But I'm a little bit obsessive. But I think every tennis player, every athlete is either obsessive or compulsive or something. Because you can't get this good without some kind of a little idiosyncrasy"
Amelie Mauresmo on playing with the roof closed "It makes the conditions a little bit different. It does. I would say the ball is flying a little bit more. That's how I felt. And we both kind of took a little time to adjust. Then was okay."
And Serena was asked this really great in depth question
Q. There's been some controversy about the Wimbledon playing committee perhaps picking players for their looks rather than their tennis talent on Centre Court. They are saying that good looks are a factor with who plays on Centre Court. What do you think about that as an extremely accomplished tennis player who should be on Centre Court?
SERENA WILLIAMS: Well, I think Roger's hot, but he's married, so...