Monday, June 28, 2010

Wimbledon 2010: Manic Monday

One of the consequences of Wimbledon taking the middle Sunday off is that all the 4th round matches took place on Monday, which makes for lots of great tennis.

LONDON, June 28, 2010 Roger Federer of Switzerland returns the ball during his fourth round match of men's singles against Jurgen Melzer of Austria at the 2010 Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Britain, June 28, 2010. Federer won 3-0 to enter the quarter-finals.


The Greatest Forehand Shanker was kidnapped by aliens and replaced by TMF who returned beautifully and put on practice match against Melzer (63 62 63)

June 28, 2010 - Wimbledon, United Kingdom - epa02227862 Juergen Melzer of Austria crashes out to Roger Federer of Switzerland in their fourth round match for the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, in London, Britain, 28 June 2010.


Belgian text-buddies promised to meet each other for the biggest exho since BJK beat Bobby Riggs in the Battle of the Sexes. Mum Train's chance of winning a Wimbly before she has another kid were kept alive and JuJu has another year to work on her serve (26 62 63).

June 28, 2010 - Wimbledon, United Kingdom - epa02227868 Kim Clijsters of Belgium (L) at the net with compatriot Justine Henin whom she defeated in their fourth round match for the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, in London, Britain, 28 June 2010.


Ears were split at Centre Court by Shrieka and ReeRee. Unfortunately for fans of rose petal dresses, Shrieka double faulted in the tie breaker to set up set point to gift the match to ReeRee (76 [9] 64).

Russia's Maria Sharapova reacts to winning a point during her match against Serena Williams of the U.S. at the 2010 Wimbledon tennis championships in London, June 28, 2010. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT TENNIS)


Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates winning the first set against Russia's Maria Sharapova at the 2010 Wimbledon tennis championships in London, June 28, 2010. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT TENNIS)


Vee her sister also hung in there to win a tight straight setter over Groth (64 76[5]).

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 28: Venus Williams of USA (L) shakes hands after winning her match against Jarmila Groth of Australia on Day Seven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 28, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)


The Djoker overcame an "illness" to do his Incredible Hulk impression to overcome Rusty (75 64 36 64)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 28: Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates match point during his match against Lleyton Hewitt of Australia on Day Seven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 28, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)


ARod played not to lose and lost to Asia's best tennis player, Rendy Lu (46 76[3] 76[4] 67[5] 97). Oh, BTW, his interview is a gem where he takes stupid media questions apart.

Andy Roddick of the U.S. reacts after missing a point during his match against Taiwan's Lu Yen-hsun at the 2010 Wimbledon tennis championships in London, June 28, 2010. REUTERS/Phil Noble (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT TENNIS)


Taiwan's Lu Yen-hsun reacts to winning a point against Andy Roddick of the U.S. at the 2010 Wimbledon tennis championships in London, June 28, 2010. REUTERS/Phil Noble (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT TENNIS)


Nails kept enough balls in play to hit Aggie off the court (63 62).

China's Li Na reacts to winning a point against Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska at the 2010 Wimbledon tennis championships in London, June 28, 2010. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT TENNIS)


So did Petra Kvitova to Aggie's best friend, Caro, who really needs to learn to win matches without on court coaching (62 60).

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 28: Caroline Wozniaki of Denmark reacts during her match against Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic on Day Seven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 28, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)


Lady JaJa had to retire with a lower back injury against Bepa (61 30).

Serbia's Jelena Jankovic is worked on by a trainer during her match against Russia's Vera Zvonareva at the 2010 Wimbledon tennis championships in London, June 28, 2010. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT TENNIS)


In other news,

  • Rafa steamrolled Mathieu (64 62 62)

  • Sod hung in there against Ferru (62 57 62 36 75)

  • Ali danced after triumphing over Benneteau his compatriot (61 46 63 61)

  • Samurai couldn't hit through Muzz (75 63 64)

  • Big Berd triumphed over Brand (46 76[1] 75 63)
  • The Hamster lost to Pironkova (64 64)

  • Kanepri cruised over Zakopalova (62 64)

2 comments:

  1. I wanted to watch Roddick's postmatch interview, but had a slightly difficlut time locating it. Looks like the Wimbledon folks might have omitted it due to Andy's surly attitude. Anyway, finally found it here:

    http://www.livestream.com/wimbledon/video?clipId=pla_2a7c5c20-5c19-432c-993a-331336825d0c&utm_source=lslibrary&utm_medium=ui-thumb

    Clay
    http://claycourter.com

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  2. Thanks Tim. Actually I thought ARod had a right to be pissed. Some of the questions were dumb (and from people like Matt Cronin who ought to know better).

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