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Last Updated: Tuesday, 26 June 2007, 12:04 GMT 13:04 UK
Day two as it happened

By the BBC Sport team at Wimbledon


2101: Nikolay Davydenko and Gael Monfils wrap up late wins and that's just about your lot on day two of Wimbledon. Time for some much-needed rest and relaxation before another ride on Henman's Wimbledon rollercoaster tomorrow. See you then.

2051: Svetlana Kuznetsova avoids an upset with a squeaky 4-6 6-4 6-3 win over Julia Vakulenko. It's not pretty from the Russian, a bit like her new 'corn-row' hairdo.

2047: In the evening sunshine, sixth seed Nikolay Davydenko is doing his best to earn himself a day off on Wednesday. The Russian is two sets up against compatriot Evgeny Korolev and has just broken in the third to get back on serve.

It's bad news for a Briton at Wimbledon
2035: Match point Guccione - the Australian serves and volleys and condemns Bogdanovic to his sixth Wimbledon first-round defeat in a row.

It's bad news for a Briton at Wimbledon
2039: Bad news for Bogdanovic, who is broken in the third set and is now just a game away from defeat.

2030: "Big news out on Court 5 as veteran Fabrice Santoro puts out perennial dark horse - because he's got a massive serve - Ivo Karlovic. An epic five-setter has a suitably dramatic climax when Santoro lobs - yes, lobs - the 6ft 10in Karlovic on match point before skipping to the net like a giddy schoolgirl. Tremendous stuff."
BBC Sport's Piers Newbery at Wimbledon

It's raining at Wimbledon

2028: The groundsmen are watering Centre Court - we'll remind them of that tomorrow when the forecast rain starts to pour. Still, it gives us a chance to use the rain graphic, which has been neglected today.

2025: Bethanie Mattek has waltzed through the first set 6-1 out on Court 4. The American sported a special outfit in honour of the World Cup last year - long socks and tight little shorts. Not sure what the theme of this year's number is - obviously she's gone for something a bit more subtle. Bogdanovic's match is going with serve - 2-3 - in the third set.

2019: The lawn mower is out on Centre Court but there's still plenty of tennis action elsewhere in the All England Club. Fabrice Santoro and Ivo Karlovic are into a fifth set. The end-of-match ace count for 6ft 10in Croat Karlovic will make interesting reading. Another Croat, Marin Cilic, the 18-year-old who beat Tim Henman at Queen's, is also into a deciding set with Frenchman Gilles Simon.

It's bad news for a Briton at Wimbledon

2008: Djokovic secures his place in round two in straight sets at about the same time that Bogdanovic drops the second set against Guccione.

2002: "Maria Sharapova finds herself answering some baffling questions in her post-match news conference. In reference to Sharapova's Wimbledon dress, which she has described as being swan-like, she is asked: "Do you feel you have a kinship with the swan?" A bemused Sharapova fails to answer, although she reveals that the dress doesn't look so "swannish" on the hanger."
BBC Sport's Caroline Cheese at Wimbledon

1955: Djokovic is steaming towards victory on Centre Court, going a break up in the third set. His opponent Starace seems resigned to defeat now, coming up with some crowd-pleasing shots that his coach would probably call "low percentage".

It's bad news for a Briton at Wimbledon

1950: Tim could be shouldering the burden for British men on his own once again as Boggo goes a break down in the second set against the giant Guccione - 6ft 7in in his socks.

1944: Nikolay Davydenko, who is seeded six but has got past the first round just once in five attempts, wins the first set on a tiebreak against fellow Russian Evgeny Korolev. Korolev is the 19-year-old cousin of Anna Kournikova, who reached the Wimbledon semi-finals as a 16-year-old but never actually won a WTA tournament. Still, she didn't do badly for herself. In case you're wondering, no, there's not much familial resemblance.

1936: Rafael Nadal is given a grilling by the world's press - What do you like to cook? "Er, pasta." And cakes? "Uh?" Cakes? "Oh, I cooked cakes yesterday, two, because it was the birthday of Albert Costa." How were they? "Not bad."

1930: Andy Murray's coach Brad Gilbert is courtside to watch Bogdanovic lose the first-set tiebreak. Like Bogdanovic, fourth seed Novak Djokovic was born in Belgrade, and the fourth seed is currently leading his first-round match by two sets to love. How about that for a seamless link...?

Tracy Austin

1919: "Chan gave Sharapova a really good match. The difference was Sharapova's serving although she will not be happy with the amount of unforced errors."
BBC Sport analyst Tracy Austin

It's bad news for a Briton at Wimbledon

1914: It's bye bye Marray as Grosjean breaks at 5-5 in the third set and serves out for victory. All British eyes are on Bogdanovic now. He's 4-4 with Guccione in the opening set. Sharapova is through to round two.

1911: The usually bubbly Marcos Baghdatis cuts a forlorn figure on Court 2 as he waits for opponent Ernests Gulbis. The Cypriot huddles under a Wimbledon towel until Gulbis, Tim Henman's conqueror at the French Open, finally saunters in.

1904: Starace gets a cheer from the Centre Court crowd as he raises his arms in mock triumph at finally taking a game off Djokovic.

1857: Venus squeaks through 7-5 against 19-year-old Kudryavtseva. Marray is still battling hard against Grosjean. It's 5-5 in the third set with the Frenchman two sets up. Djokovic has raced through the first set 6-0 against Starace.

1850: The last scheduled match of the day has begun on Centre Court - it's Novak Djokovic, one of the best talents in tennis, against Potito Starace, one of best names in tennis. Venus is making heavy weather of her first-round opponent. It's 5-5 in the deciding set.

Virginia Wade

1845: "Sharapova is not looking as comfortable as she was a while ago. Having looked as if she was in total control, she is now looking edgy."
BBC Sport analyst Virginia Wade

1839: So it'll be just the one British woman in the second round this year then as Melanie South bows out. But there's no time to dwell on defeat as Alex Bogdanovic is next on court. He's the last Briton to start their Wimbledon campaign and he's up against Chris Guccione of Australia. They are pretty close in ranking so Boggo (world number 108) has a real chance.

The sun is out again at Wimbledon

1830: Well, the weather is still good and it looks like we will have a full day's play here. And there's a ray of hope for South, who has clawed one of the breaks back against Sugiyama. She's still a set and 5-2 down, though.

It's bad news for a Briton at Wimbledon

1821: Marray forces a second-set tiebreak against Grosjean, only to lose it 7-0. South's hopes are also, well, going south - Ai Sugiyama is serving for the match at 5-1 in the second set.

1813: Nadal tosses his wristbands to the Centre Court crowd after clinching victory over Fish. Venus has come back from a break down in the second set to level the match at one-set all.

1809: Jonny Marray has lost the first set but is a break up in the second against Grosjean. South loses the first set to Sugiyama. Sharapova has raced through the first set 6-1. Nadal has broken in the third set against Fish and will now serve for victory.

1805: "I have no confidence at the moment."
Marat Safin strikes fear into the heart of potential third-round opponent Roger Federer

1759: The Royal Box is pretty full again after a little break for afternoon tea. June (see 1307) is indeed there. Lots of the guests have got green and purple rugs covering their knees but she's gone the whole hog and wrapped hers around her shoulders

1752: "Golfing maestro Colin Montgomerie was spied chatting warmly with Boris Becker on the roof of the Broadcast Centre. Monty pointed a finger in the direction of nearby Court 18 where Germany's Benjamin Becker (no relation) was facing Argentina's Juan Ignacio Chela and said to Boris - wait for it, wait for it -'I see B Becker is playing over there'. Only the 718th time Boris has heard that one, Colin..."
BBC Sport TV's mole/rat/whatever

It's bad news for a Briton at Wimbledon

1745: Jonathan Marray has lost the first set and Melanie South is an early break down to Ai Sugiyama (hands up who thought she'd retired ages ago).

1741: "Venus may have a racket stuffed with precious metal but she had precious little to offer during that first set."
BBCi commentator Matt Chilton

1735: Maria Sharapova has begun her match on Court 1. She's wearing a kind of rah-rah skirt. But that's good - layering is very in this season, you know.

1730: The inevitable happens (see 1700). Kudryavtseva takes the first set against Venus 6-2. Nadal wins the second-set tiebreak and is two sets up on Fish.

Jimmy Connors

1724: "The Hewitt v Bloomfield match was a good one for both players. Hewitt is in the second round, he has got some good work in on grass and was pushed. Bloomfield, meanwhile, has got to feel good about the way he played. He played the way he wanted to and was not afraid of Hewitt.
BBC Sport analyst Jimmy Connors

1719: Chela prevails 10-8 in the final set (pah! not a patch on mighty Tim's 13-11 job) on Court 18. That means Melanie South, the last of the British women to play, is up next. Nadal and Fish are locked in a second-set tiebreak.

1716: Britain's Jonathan Marray, the closest thing (in name terms anyway) we have to Andy Murray at this year's Wimbledon, has started his match against Sebastian Grosjean on Court 13. But Bloomfield bows out to Hewitt in straight sets.

1711: Well done Sir Tim. Nice to see the British underdog spirit is alive and well. Just go finish the Spanish Armada now. No pressure!
Neil via text on 81111

1705: There are a couple more marathons brewing up around the grounds. Juan Ignacio Chela and Benjamin Becker are 7-7 in the final set on Court 18. Meanwhile, Wayne Arthurs and Thiemo De Bakker are having a right tussle on Court 6. The first three sets all went to tiebreaks with Arthurs now serving to take the fourth set and force a decider.

1700: Three-time champion Venus Williams gets her match under way on Court 2. She's playing Russian Alla Kudryavtseva - let's hope there'll be no shock there as it's too tedious a name to type. Bloomfield is holding his own in the third set against Hewitt - it's 5-5.

Jimmy Connors

1652: "Bloomfield serves well, volleys well and mixes up his shots well but I can't put my finger on why he is being held back. He has to figure that out on his own and work on it. You need to do these kind of things if you are to win matches and become a champion."
BBC Sport analyst Jimmy Connors

It's bad news for a Briton at Wimbledon

1646: Court 2, the graveyard of champions, has now become the graveyard of British number threes. Keothavong goes out 6-2 6-0 to third seed Jelena Jankovic. Nadal has taken the first set on Centre Court.

1637: Shame on all u pessimists! A tenner on Tim to do a Goran?
Jane via 81111

1637: Move over Lewis Hamilton - bookies William Hill have halved Tim Henman's odds on winning the BBC Sports Personality of the Year to 50-1.

1630: "Expectation is a funny thing. If you expect me to get to the second week, why are you saying I should retire?"
A jovial Tim Henman puts the media on the spot after beating Carlos Moya

It's bad news for a Briton at Wimbledon

1626: Bad news for British fans, too. Keothavong is a set down, Bloomfield is two sets down.

1622: Bad news for fans of Barbora Zahlavova Strycova - the Czech player's first-round match is one of eight women's matches that will now be held over until tomorrow.

1618: "It's one in, one out at the practice courts as King Federer struts his stuff. He's hitting forehands very very hard. Be afraid, Juan-Martin del Potro, be very afraid."
BBC Sport's Caroline Cheese at Wimbledon

1611: Rafael Nadal and Mardy Fish are neck and neck in the first set - and knee and knee in terms of shorts' length with Nadal's pirate pants just edging Fish's surfer shorts.

It's bad news for a Briton at Wimbledon
1602: Anne Keothavong has begun her Wimbledon quest on Court 2. She has lost in the first round in five of her last six appearances here. She's on course for six out of seven as Jelena Jankovic secures an early break. Richard Bloomfield is a set and a break down against Lleyton Hewitt.

1555: The Centre Court crowd have hardly had chance to draw breath before Rafael Nadal steps on court.

John Lloyd

1545: "I think it's huge for Tim, there's been a lot of negative press about him and even if he'd lost that match the form, class and variety he showed proved there's still a lot left in his game."
BBC Sport analyst John Lloyd

Pat Cash
1540: "It was amazing Henman was still in the match after he was 2-4 15-40 down last night. I thought it was all over. It was a fantastic effort for him to hang in there. It ended up being a brilliant standard match last night and today. Great tennis all round."
Pat Cash on BBC Radio Five Live

1537: Tim will be back on Wednesday to face another Spaniard, Feliciano Lopez. Lopez, a former Wimbledon quarter-finalist, beat Brit Josh Goodall earlier today 6-1 6-4 6-4.

1535: "What? Has he won the title?"
via text on 81111

It's good news for a Briton at Wimbledon
1527: Crack open the champagne, hang out the bunting (again). Finally, after four hours 11 minutes and a remarkable seven match points, Tim Henman sinks Carlos Moya 6-3 1-6 5-7 6-2 13-11. Our hero lifts his arms slowly, almost disbelievingly, as Centre Court erupts. Your Majesty, time to dust off one of your knighthoods.

1521: Some quick, and some might say slapdash, research reveals that the longest final set in Wimbledon singles history was Mark Philippoussis' 20-18 win over Sjeng Schalken in 2000. Happy to be told otherwise though. The crowd are on their feet as Henman saves two break points to move 12-11 ahead.

1515: Just burrowed my way over to the practice courts to interview Fernando Gonzalez and Patty Schnyder. Gonzalez exclusively revealed he likes to rock out to Chilean rock music on his iPod and he is known to cry whilst watching his favourite films. Schnyder is a cheesy quaver who loves her house and trance music. Helps her get into, well, a trance before games. Oh and she is currently reading a Ken Follet novel. Watch the full interviews with these two players on BBCi and the BBC Sport website on Wednesday. Henman 11-11 Moya.

BBC Sport's TV mole/rat/aardvark

1511: Good start from Richard Bloomfield against Lleyton Hewitt, holding serve from 0-30 down to make it 1-1 on Court 1. Henman 11-10 Moya.

1507: "What is the highest fifth set score in Wimbledon history?"
Anna, via text on 81111 (Henman 10-10 Moya)

1502: A rare show of emotion from Lucy Henman, muttering "come on, come on" under her breath. She mutters for a nation there. Henman 10-9 Moya.

Jimmy Connors
1500: "Richard Bloomfield is going to have a tough task against Lleyton Hewitt. Hewitt is a past champion and has had some career. But what an opportunity this is for Richard, to step up and show some mettle on a show court at Wimbledon. This is what you really what you want to do - to show what you can do with the pressure on the opponent."
BBC Sport analyst Jimmy Connors

1457: Henman 9-9 Moya. Tim sees a couple of attempted passing shots go long and Moya levels up. The tension is almost unbearable on Centre Court.

1451: Ninth seed and all-round nice guy James Blake breezes into round two with a 6-3 6-4 6-4 win over French Open quarter-finalist Igor Andreev. Brit wildcard Richard Bloomfield's clash with former champion Lleyton Hewitt is up next on Court 1. Henman 9-8 Moya.

1450: "Do you think Tim would be so kind as to prolong the drama until...say 6pm? I should be back from work by then. Argh i wish i wasnt at work right now!"
Budumtiss via text on 81111 (He's doing his best: it's 8-8)

1447: "Clench your buttocks, this could get tense."

KDDDDDDKDDD on 606 as Henman goes 8-7 up

It's bad news for a Briton at Wimbledon
1442: Bad news for the Brits as Jamie Baker loses the first set against France's Edouard Roger-Vasselin. Ivan Ljubicic finally finishes off Vince 'Ain't afraid of ya' Spadea, 6-4 6-4 4-6 7-6

1439: It's 7-7 now. Not a sniff of a break point for Henman or Moya so far.

1436: "Am getting a bit nervous/excited for old Timmy boy."
WhiteHartJoe on 606

1433: Level pegging at 6-6 between Henman and Moya - no tiebreak though, remember. We just go on and on and on.

1428: Henman shows absolutely no sense of drama by holding very easily to make it 6-5 in the decider against Moya. Four points to go then. Meanwhile, Lee Childs goes out 6-3 6-4 7-6 to Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi.

It's good news for a Briton at Wimbledon
1424: Hang out the bunting... Katie O'Brien's 6-3 7-5 win over Germany's Sandra Kloesel means we will have at least one Brit in the second round. Hurrah! Let's all have a nice cup of tea to celebrate.

It's bad news for a Briton at Wimbledon
1417: Disappointment for Elena Baltacha as she loses the deciding set against Katerina Srebotnik 6-2. Lee Childs, Katie O'Brien and Jamie Baker are still battling away. Meanwhile, the Centre Court crowd rises to greet Tim Henman as he walks onto court with Carlos Moya.

Michael Stich
1416: "I hope we are not just going to get four minutes and two games. That would be a shame after the great match we had last night. Might be a little bit of an advantage to Tim that he is going out there and serving as he is always going to be in the lead."
BBC Five Live expert Michael Stich

1413: Amelie Mauresmo wraps up a 6-1 6-3 victory over Jamea Jackson in one hour and three minutes. Hold on to your hats, Tim-time moments away now.

1408: "I hope Tim wins but if he doesn't and he chooses to retire I hope people appreciate the huge positive impact he has had on tennis in this country."
Marcus_was_off_sick on 606

1403: "Every time we get a rally going, one of them hits a shot that is not just out, it is miles out."
BBC Five Live commentator Vassos Alexander on James Blake v Igor Andreev

1359: Proof that the Aussies always win in the end. Sam Stosur sparks celebrations on Court 6 by clinching a three-set victory. Wayne Arthurs up next for the green and gold brigade.
BBC Sport's Sophie Brown at Wimbledon

1354: Vince 'Ain't afraid of ya' Spadea is on the march! He's taken the third set against Ivan Ljubicic and is a break up in the fourth.

1350: British number one Katie O'Brien has taken the first set against Germany's Sandra Kloesel but is a break down in the second.

It's good news for a Briton at Wimbledon
1348: "What Elena Baltacha has done really well in this match is serve well under pressure,. I make it she has saved 13 break points in this match and hasn't had her serve broken."
BBC Five Live's Jonathan Overend as Baltacha wins the second set against Katerina Srebotnik

It's bad news for a Briton at Wimbledon
1338: We're having to revise our hitherto optimistic view on the prospects of Lee Childs. He's lost the second set to Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and is starting to look a little disheartened. Mauresmo storms into a 6-1 1-0 lead. We're probably about half an hour from Tim-time.

1334: Wannabe rapper Vince 'Ain't afraid of ya' Spadea is two sets down against 15th seed Ivan Ljubucic. Wonder how the American will interpret his third defeat on the trot through the medium of rap? Here's Spadea's ode to Andy Roddick: "Roddick is the hottest product, After I played him, I needed an antibiotic, He's not robotic, But he's patriotic, I had a thought in my head, he hit a serve and I forgot it, Roddick, If he's in a tournament, you boycott it." Brilliant.

It's good news for a Briton at Wimbledon
1330: Elena Baltacha takes a toilet break at the start of the second set and it does the trick as she breaks the Katerina Srebotnik serve for the first time to lead 2-0 and quickly makes it 3-0.

1326: The Centre Court crowd are being treated to an absolute cakewalk for Amelie Mauresmo. The 158th-ranked Jamea Jackson is completely out of her depth. The defending champ leads 5-0.

1322: "Things are a bit subdued on Court 6 where Australian Samantha Stosur has lost the first set. There is, however, a fascinating story being told by a woman somewhere to my right, whose cousin has apparently just started dating a farmer's son from Queensland."
BBC Sport's Sophie Brown at Wimbledon

1317: Tom (see 1157), the dream is over. Groeneveld is gone, 6-3 6-2. Time to start studying the form guide a bit more carefully.

1315: "Why is the picture of what I assume to be a mole (see 1245 entry), actually more like an aardvark sporting a comedy moustache?"
Mark, via text on 81111

It's bad news for a Briton at Wimbledon
1311: Look away now, Brit fans. Elena Baltacha narrowly loses the first set against 19th seed Katerina Srebotnik on a tiebreak. Lee Childs is a break down in the second set against Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi, after dropping the first.

A celeb has been spotted at Wimbledon
1307: Sitcom legend June Whitfield is expected in the Royal Box today. Instead of hearing the familiar strains of her former Terry and June co-star Terry Scott saying Juuuunnne Juuunnnne in her ear all day she will have to put up with Tiiiiiiiimmmmm Tiiiiiimmmmm. Thinking about it, if ever there was an identikit to a Tim Henman fan Ms Whitfield would pretty much fit the bill.

1301: Daniela Hantuchova didn't fancy hanging around on a chilly Tuesday. The umpire had barely finished introducing Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova before the Russian wildcard was trounced 6-0 6-1.

1300: Poor old Tom (see 1157) is taking a battering on the text. "Tom, sadly you don't seem to know much about tennis," writes one anonymous heckler. "Groenefeld has hardly won a match all year! Ha ha, better luck next year."

1258: "Ivan Ljubicic looks like he's just got out of bed but somehow he's won the first set against Vince Spadea!"
Ben on Court 2, via text on 81111

It's good news for a Briton at Wimbledon
1253: Elena Baltacha, for whom the word feisty was probably invented, is all fired up on Court 3 as she saves a set point against Katerina Srebotnik. It's 5-5.

It's bad news for a Briton at Wimbledon
1251: Qureshi seals the first set against Childs 6-3 with a delicate drop shot at the net, but Britain's world number 404 did enough in the opener to show he could yet recover.
BBC Sport's Mark Barden at Wimbledon

1249: Bad news for Tom (see 1157). Groenefeld dropped the first set against the unheralded Ozegovic and is a break down in the second.

1245: For all you fashionistas out there keen to hear news of how Boris Becker could possibly outdo yesterday's 1920's outfit, I think he's gone and done it. Resplendent in a tweed blazer he looks very much the dapper English country gent. Boris we salute you.
BBC Sport's TV mole/rat

It's bad news for a Briton at Wimbledon
1241: Ah... We spoke too soon about Childs. He's just been broken by Qureshi who now leads 5-2 in the first set.

1240: "Re: Tom, 1157. Groenefeld should win easily. Steve Ogrizovic must be about 60 and hasn't been the same since leaving Coventry."
David Dishon, via text on 81111

1235: Lee Childs, the only Brit to come through qualifying, looks to have a good chance against Aisam al-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan - he's playing with confidence and firing down the occasional ace on Court 14.

1231: Tim Henman is grilled by the BBC's Garry Richardson as he arrives at the All England Club. "I actually slept well. I never have a problem sleeping. I was in bed by midnight and the next thing I knew it was 8.45." "Are you going to beat Moya?" ventures Richardson. "Absolutely," comes the reply. There we go then, rest easy everyone.

1227: Over on Court 9, Kevin Kim, who we'll call the new Andy Murray as he's replaced the injured Scot in the draw, is 4-2 up on Nicolas Lapentti. Lapentti and Murray share an agent - who has come out and denied that there was some sort of conspiracy involving the pair. Murray's decision to withdraw after the order of play had been published on Sunday meant Lapentti faced lucky loser Kim in round one instead of ninth seed James Blake. If it was a conspiracy, it appears to be backfiring.

1224: Voting has closed in the website poll on how many Brits will be in round two. The winner, albeit by a narrow margin, was... none. Not a single one. You lot are harsh. Still, Elena Baltacha is off to a roaring start over on Court 3 - saving three break points before winning her opening service game.

Tracy Austin
1212: "It is very hard for Tim because Carlos is still alive - he was down four match points. You know Pete Sampras would have somehow found a way and got that return back in which Tim could not do."
BBC Sport's Tracy Austin

John Lloyd
1207: "It's a sprint today. Whoever goes out there and starts well, wins the match. I can't wait."
BBC Sport's John Lloyd on Henman v Moya

1157: "Am loving Wimbledon so far. Scooped a nice 650 on a few games yesterday and today my life rests on Groenefeld to beat Ozegovic."
Tom via text on 81111

1152: Court 6 is more Earl's Court at the moment as hoards of fans draped in yellow and green gather for the Aussie double-header in which Samantha Stosur will be followed on court by Wayne Arthurs.
BBC Sport's Sophie Brown at Wimbledon

1148: Time to put your thinking caps on. How many Brits will be in round two? Have your say with the website vote. 'None' is winning the day at the moment. Not very patriotic.

1130: "Tim Henman deserves to win. He really played his heart out. It was very, very emotional. Even at 32, Henman still has the determination and spirit to fight and win. Even if he loses, he shoud not retire. Come on Tiger Tim!"
Elfenomeno_9 on 606

1123: "Tell George to stop making a mountain out of it."
Adam via text on 81111 (see 1107)

1113: A fantastically enthusiastic American visitor at the practice courts: "Who's that? Is it Sharapova? Or Jankovic? No, Sharapova or Ivanovic?" Er, it's Martina Hingis. "She has got the most amazing body I've ever seen. Wow!" Really? "Wait.... is that.... is it..... OH MY GOD IT'S ROGER FEDERER!" (It's Janko Tipsarevic but I didn't have the heart).
BBC Sport's Piers Newbery at Wimbledon

1107: "Do you think it's wise to have a mole during a grass-court tournament? I seem to spend most weekends getting rid of the little blighters from my lawn!"
George via text on 81111

1105: It took me two hours 55 minutes to get in and I managed to break the Central line for a short time by dropping my coat on the tracks. Humiliating. I would have left it but it had my Wimbledon pass in it.
BBC Sport's TV mole/rat

1058: There are 15 French players in the men's singles draw and two of them, Fabrice Santoro and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga have just exchanged greetings - bizarrely in English - near the Broadcast Centre. Two others, Nicolas Mahut and Arnaud Clement, meet in the first match on Court 18. It's a repeat of their Queen's semi-final, which Mahut won. Afterwards the players swapped shirts at the net - surely they won't dare to do that here...

1050: The practice courts are a hive of activity. Martina Hingis, diamond engagement ring glittering in the bright sunshine, is working on her serve. Meanwhile, Nicolas Lapentti, who would have been Andy Murray's first-round opponent, is limbering up, skipping up and down the porch of the Aorangi Pavillion.
BBC Sport's Sophie Brown at Wimbledon

A celeb has been spotted at Wimbledon
1041: Time to dust off the champagne graphic - ex-Blue Peter presenter Mark Curry is in the grounds. His claim to fame on the show was accidentally knocking the head off a life-size Lego man. Apologies, these are desperate times on the celebrity front.

1033: What a very British day. I'm wearing a jumper and scarf in June, it took me two hours to get to Wimbledon thanks to a spectacularly bad day for London's transport system and my mood hangs on whether Tim Henman can hold serve against a veteran clay-courter.
BBC Sport's Caroline Cheese at Wimbledon

1028: Just heard the first "come on Tim" of the day from a lone figure on Henman Hill. It's getting to us all.
BBC Sport's Piers Newbery at Wimbledon

1014: "Fingers crossed Henman will come out pumped as my nerves can't take much more after last night!"
From HSBallGirl on 606

1005: In answer to the anonymous texter, play gets under way at 1300 BST on Centre Court, so providing the rain stays away and Amelie Mauresmo doesn't waste too much time dispatching Jamea Jackson, Henman and Moya should be back on court by about 1415 BST.

0955: Good news for Tim if he's logged on this morning, because you have backed him to beat Moya today by a landslide 54% to 46% in the website vote. He's as good as through.

0935: One thing we should add to the positive weather outlook is that it is cold. Very, very cold. And windy. Amelie Mauresmo mentioned last week that she thought the wind could play a factor on the roofless Centre Court and she will get to experience that when she opens play on the show courts at 1300 against American Jamea Jackson.

The sun is out again at Wimbledon
0925: The good news is that it's a beautiful morning at the All England Club as the groundstaff make the final touches to the Centre Court lawn. The official forecast is for "sunny spells with the risk of a few light showers", which all things considered is not too bad.

0920: Cancelled trains, a gridlocked tube, dodgy weather and a massive queue - it's day two at Wimbledon! And despite all that we're still 'pumped' from last night's Henman-Moya epic, which finished at 2118 BST with the pair locked at 5-5 in the fifth set. They will be back for the conclusion in the second match on Centre Court this afternoon.

  • We'll be here throughout the day to bring you the latest news from around the All England Club, both on the courts and off, so whether you're settling down at home, stuck in the office or queuing on Church Road, send us your thoughts.

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