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


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 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

Those that went through to the third round from yesterdays round

The Eye- Hewitt
Willy - Monfils
LuLu- Petrova
Thirsty- Jankovic
Kimmy- Zvonareva

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.

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