Thursday, June 24, 2010
Wimbledon Day 4
Yesterday two players etched themselves in Tennis History.Neither Man will win the tournament but John Isner and Nicholas Mahut put on a show of courage and determination to be locked at 59-59 in the 5th Set before bad light stopped play.It set a lot of records and had every tennis player and spectator simply in awe of what was happening on court 18.This is the longest tennis match ever played in time and in games, all 163 of them. The fifth set of 118 games is longer than any previous singles match. Mahut served 95 aces. Isner boomed in 98. Both break the record of aces in one match held by Croat Ivo Karlovic.Federer had this to say "I've been following this as closely as I could. I walked on court at about 11‑all in the fifth, and they're still going. This is absolutely amazing. In a way, I wish I was them, in some ways I wish I wasn't them. This is a very special match. I hope somehow this is going to end. They'll be fresh again tomorrow if they have to come back."Nadal also was glued to the match as no doubt every player left in the locker room watched as history unfolded.Venus Williams had this to say "It's amazing. It's a marathon - longer than a marathon. I don't think I'd move - if you moved, you lose your seat! Around the grounds, there has to be a buzz around that this match is going so far."Tennis is a unique sport and this match will be remembered for a long long time.Records are made to be broken however this match may stand a life time!
Match Selections Day 4.
As proven yesterday outside the top seeds matches are very hard to pick.
Fognini (ITA) v Russell (USA)- This could be close , I would like to see Fognini carry on from his great win First Round.FOGNINI
Beck (GER) v Benneteau (FRA)-Another Match that could go either way! Will go for the German.BECK
Seppi (ITA) v Kamke (GER)- This section shows anyone can get through, Kamke is a lucky loser so Seppi on paper should win.Lets throw caution to the wind and go with KAMKE
Dolgopolov (UKR) v Tsonga (FRA)- Tsonga should get this one.TSONGA
Malisse (BEL) v Reister (GER)- Malisse likes the grass so its MALISSE for me
Dodig (CRO) v Querrey (USA)- On his way for a Murray Showdown.QUERREY
Simon (FRA) v Marchenko (UKR)- Simon in another close fought match SIMON
Nieminen (FIN) v Murray (GBR)- I would think Murray for sure unless playing under the watchfull eye of the Queen scares him.MURRAY
Soderling (SWE) v Granollers (ESP)- Soderling for sure. A real contender! SODERLING
Fischer (AUT) v Bellucci (BRA)- Fischer another qualifier ha had a win over Bellucci, will stay with the seed here BELLUCCI another match that could go either way!
Lacko (SVK) v Chardy (FRA)- What with these match ups! so close Lacko just.
Serra (FRA) v Ferrer (ESP)- way too many clay courters still in the draw Ferrer just.
Youzhny (RUS) v Mathieu (FRA)- Youzhny again wil be close.YOUZHNY
Petzschner (GER) v Kubot (POL)- Should be the German! PETZSCHNER
de Bakker (NED) v THE WINNER OF YOU KNOW WHO!!!!
Haase (NED) v Nadal (ESP)- Rafa Vamos!
S Williams (USA) v Chakvetadze (RUS) - Serena must be so pissed off not to get Center Court and the Queen ......watch out the Russian. SERENA
Morita (JPN) v Cibulkova (SVK)- Sayornara.......CIBULKOVA
Hantuchova (SVK) v Zahlavova Stryc (CZE)- stryc
Olaru (ROU) v Sharapova (RUS)-Maria is looking good!.SHARAPOVA
Li (CHN) v Nara (JPN)- Li will get this one!
Rodionova (AUS) v Kuznetsova (RUS)- Rodionava has the worst court manners especially to the opponents. Teach her a lesson KUTZNETSOVA
Errani (ITA) v Parra Santonja (ESP) - You would think ERRANI
Brianti (ITA) v A Radwanska (POL)- Surely the 7th seed will get the money RADWANSKA
Wozniacki (DEN) v Chang (TPE) - Wozniaki gets the Queen! Hopefully she will get the win.....Poor Serena WOZNIACKI
Vinci (ITA) v Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) - This could go either way,the russian leads 2-1 head to head so I think its time the Italian won again. VINCI
Zheng (CHN) v Kvitova (CZE) - ZHENG
Jovanovski (SRB) v Azarenka (BLR)- Not much to say AZARENKA
Pennetta (ITA) v Niculescu (ROU)- PENNETTA looks a good bet here.
Zakopalova (CZE) v Rezai (FRA)- REZAI
Dulgheru (ROU) v Oprandi (ITA) - DULGHERU
Gallovits (ROU) v Kanepi (EST)- gallovits
MINI WIMBLEDON COMPETION
Those that went through to the third round from yesterdays round
The Eye- Hewitt
Willy - Monfils
Others are pending matches tonight. Unfortunatley we lost Broz yesterday with the choice of Molik!!!
So well done to those that are through and selections for 3rd round will be due from tomorrow.
Below is a little tongue in cheek picture on the eve of the Queen visiting Wimbledon.