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Wimbledon day seven as it happened

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By Ian Westbrook at Wimbledon

2136: That's it from a quite incredible fourth round singles day. All 16 matches completed and finishing with that Murray victory was quite simply fantastic.

Join us at the All England Club again on Tuesday bright and early for women's quarter-final day. Thanks for reading and for all your contributions.

Andy Murray
2134: "The light was tough at the end and I wanted to try to finish the match. That was the best moment I've ever had on a tennis court,. To come back from two sets to love and win it is an awesome feeling. The crowd got behind me just when I needed it and to have them behind me was a privilege,"
Andy Murray talking to BBC Sport.

Tim Henman
"Fantastic performance by Murray - even when he was two sets to love 5-4 down and with Gasquet serving for the match, Murray always had the belief he could do it and to turn it round and to finish the circumstances he did is a brilliant win."
Tim Henman in the BBC commentary box

"He served for the match but just couldn't get it done."
John McEnroe on Gasquet in the BBC commentary box

It's good news for a Briton at Wimbledon
2130: HE'S DONE IT!!!! Sorry to go into capitals there but what an amazing victory. Murray looked down and out at two sets down but he has produced three sets of superb tennis to pull off victory at 2130 BST and after three hours, 57 minutes of play.

Murray takes the last set 6-4 and Gasquet did not really seem to try to return the final serve.

Pat Cash
2127: "I can't see how either player can return a decent first serve - it's that dark out here. It's so dark out there the glow coming from scoreboardd and speed of serve monitor is lighting up the court."
Pat Cash on BBC Five Live

2127: Gasquet holds serve, thanks to a superb overhead backhand reply in a rally. It is now 5-4 and the BBC commentators feel this will be the last game of the match, whatever happens. Murray to serve shortly as flashbulbs go off all around the court.

2122: Murray goes 5-3 up on serve. Is there enough time to finish now?

2118: Gasquet finally holds with a fizzing 122mph ace. He now leads 4-3 and it is getting dark.

Tim Henman
"I'm glad I'm not Andrew Jarrett. He can see that Gasquet wants to stop immediately but that's not what Andy Murray would be thinking."
Tim Henman in the BBC commentary box

2117: "This had better finish soon cos I don't have any nails left!!"
From Kathy in Dulwich via text on 81111

2116: Murray has a break point but he cannot take it and the light is now fading fast. Speculation in the BBC commentary box as to how much longer they can go on. Could they stop it now - surely not?

2115: "I must admit, I'm surprised that Murray is the fitter of the two players in this fifth set. I take back what I said about Murray's conditioning!
mikesiva on 606

2111: "The BLOKE is gonna do it, up a break in the 5th, GO ANDY!"
skywaker9 on 606

2109: "Am on holiday, sat out on the decking gripping my mobile phone. Can't get to a TV. Come on Murray!"
From Ellen in the south of France via text on 81111

2106: Gasquet holds and it is 3-2 to Murray. The atmosphere is electric and anyone who wondered if the Centre Court crowd could get whipped up into a patriotic fervour again following Tim Henman's retirement has their answer right here - a resounding yes!

2101: This is now the last match being played at Wimbledon today after Akgul Amanmuradova and Darya Kustova retire in their women's doubles match against 13th seeds Bethanie Mattek and Sania Mirza on Court 18. The match was level at a set apiece with Mattek and Mirza 2-0 up in the third.

2058: Gasquet holds and people who have just got hold of a Centre Court ticket are dashing up the stairs eager to get a view of Andy.

The tournament referee has just been on court to talk to the umpire and Gasquet and has indicated he is happy for the match to continue.

2055: The excitement reaches fever pitch on Centre Court now. Murray saves a break point and then holds serve to build on the break.

Meanwhile brother Jamie will be talking to the press about his mixed doubles win in a few minutes, according to an announcement we hear in our box, while his brother is still on Centre Court.

At the end of the game Gasquet approached the umpire and seemed to be asking how much longer they would play with the light fading.

Having been on Centre Court last week for finishes at 2115 and 2110 I know there is still time to finish this yet.

John McEnroe
2049: Plenty of chat from John McEnroe about the fitness of Gasquet and Murray at the start of this fifth set. Mac reckons Murray is looking the better mover during what turns out to be a marathon opening game - which Murray eventually takes. Game on!

"This match is one thing. But Nadal is another. Similar to Federer licking his lips in anticipation for Ancic, Nadal must be hoping for a nice long marathon match here tonight!"
comradeche on 606

It's good news for a Briton at Wimbledon
2040: If Andy needed any encouragement going into this fifth set, he can look to older brother Jamie who, along with Liezel Huber has beaten Tursunov and Petrova 6-2 2-6 9-7.

2038: Phew. That's the fourth set done and dusted. Gasquet looks rattled and takes a quick bathroom break to compose himself ahead of the decider.

In case you were wondering, Safin is through. He has beaten Stan Wawrinka 6-4 6-3 5-7 6-1. Cheesy will be delighted, wherever she is.

2034: More great stuff from Murray - he has got this fourth set in the bag thanks to another break and leads 5-2.

News from those other matches too...Safin is serving for the match at 5-1 up in the fifth set and Jamie Murray and Liezel Huber have broken to lead 8-7 in the decider of their match. It is all happening.

2032: Gasquet holds but, more importantly, so does Murray. He is 4-2 up now and, as John McEnroe says, the Scot looks the more comfortable of the two at the moment.

"On this evidence, the winner of this (whoever it is) might just beat Nadal in the quarters."
ShinyDavidHowell on 606

2030: Marat Safin never does things the easy way does he? True to form he is making life difficult for himself against Stan Wawrinka. Safin has to save a break point to preserve his advantage in the fourth set - but is now 4-1 up.

2028: Good news for both Murrays. Andy holds with ease to lead 3-1 while, over on court 19, Jamie and Liezel Huber have pulled level at 6-6 in the final set of their mixed-doubles clash.

2024: Murray breaks and now leads 2-1 - can he do it after all? Meanwhile Safin goes 3-1 up on Wawrinka and Jamie Murray and Huber are 6-5 down in their deciding set.

John McEnroe
2018: Word of warning for Murray fans from John McEnroe, who says Gasquet has never lost a match from two sets up. So Andy Murray - can you make history? We will see.

2015: There are other matches going on - one involving a Murray. Jamie and Liezel Huber are locked at 4-4 in the final set of their mixed doubles with Tursunov and Petrova and Marat Safin and Stan Wawrinka are 1-1 in the fourth set of their men's singles fourth round match.

"It is just one very closely fought match with two excellent players!! How one can comment that Murray is not at the level of Gasquet based on what has been witnessed so far is beyond me to be honest!! Someone will win but it has been a match of equals in my books."
comradeche on 606

"I wish this game would hurry up! I want to watch Top Gear on iplayer!"
Anon via text on 81111

2014: Now we have a match. Murray raced into a 4-0 lead but was pegged back to 4-3 before another drop shot set up a crucial point in his favour. From 5-3 he produced an unreturnable serve and then a deft chip over the net to seal the set.

2008: Meanwhile fans on Centre will be hoping for a late-night finish. Ladies and gentlemen it's tie-break time.

2006: Another late-night finish on the cards for Marat Safin, whose third round match finished at 2126 BST on Friday. He has lost the third set against Stan Wawrinka on Court One 7-5. Jamie Murray and Liezel Huber are 3-3 in their final set against Tursunov and Petrova.

2004: "Compare Murray of two years ago to Murray of this year. His serve is much, much better and he's better all round. He's still only 21 and he's in a very close game with Gasquet, who is ranked a few places higher than him and is a year older. If they were the same age, then Murray might be even closer to Gasquet's ability."
MagpieMatt on 606

2002: For those of you following the other matches, Wawrinka leads Safin 6-5 in the third and Jamie Murray and Huber are 3-2 down in their final set.

2000: A standing ovation from a huge number of fans on Centre Court - including at least one of the group of Australians - salute Murray who finally holds his serve to lead 6-5.

Tim Henman
"The support here for a British player is as good as it is ever going to get anywhere and it is lilfting him and just starting to get into Gasquet's head a little bit."
Tim Henman in the BBC commentary box

1955: This game is continuing on Centre but in the meantime Arnaud Clement has become the latest man through to the last eight - the Frenchman beating Caroline Cheese's dark horse Marin Cilic 6-3 7-5 6-2.

1953: Murray pulls out a 136mph serve just when he needs it to go to advantage in his next service game.

1949: Quickly around the courts. On One Wawrinka trails Safin by two sets but is 5-4 up in the third, on 11 Arnaud Clement leads Marin Cilic 6-3 7-5 5-2, on 19 Jamie Murray and Liezel Huber have lost the second set against Tursunov and Petrova and on Two the Williams sisters have beaten Medina Garrigues and Ruano Pascual 6-1 6-4.

1947: Murray has not broken the Gasquet serve in the entire match - until now. He is inspired as he moves to 0-40 and although the Frenchman responds with a 133mph ace, and a drop shot but then serves a double fault and it is 5-5. The crowd go wild and brief football-style chants of "Murray, Murray" ring out!

Tim Henman
1943: "You have got to give a lot of credit to Richard Gasquet who has played a fantastic match so far. I don't think Andy has been allowed to play."
Tim Henman in the BBC commentary box

"Murray is toast. Great skills but like a lot of Brits in the sporting arena doesn't have the mental toughness to be a winner when it counts sadly."
Martin via text on 81111

1942: Gasquet plays some brilliant backhands to earn another two break points but Murray bravely saves them both. Gasquet earns another and another crashing backhand takes it and pushes Murray to the brink of defeat.

1940: While I have been checking out the other scores it is now 4-4 on Centre with Murray serving.

1933: Around the courts we go once again. Safin and Wawrinka are 2-2 in the third set, the Williams sisters are 4-3 down in their second set, Clement is 6-3 7-5 2-0 up on Cilic and Jamie Murray and Huber are 4-1 down in their second set.

John McEnroe
1931: "He has shown a lot of grit and determination. Now that off-court fitness will come into play and he has got to make Gasquet feel he can come back into the game."
John McEnroe in the BBC commentary box

1930: This game is crucial for Murray and he knows it. He has now saved four set points in a variety of ways but finally takes it when Gasquet nets and he leads 3-2. My colleague Tom Fordyce is providing you with more match detail.
Gasquet v Murray - live

1928: "Re: 1907 on Wlliams sisters. Venus is defending champ, and the two are the top favourites to win. Sounds like main court material to me considering the top four seeds are out ad well."
Abi O via text on 81111

1923: Suddenly it's all going wrong again for Andy Murray. His sixth double fault of the match gives Gasquet two break points although Murray digs deep to save the first one and retrieves the second with the help of a netcord.

It's good news for a Briton at Wimbledon
1920: Gasquet holds for 2-2 while Jamie Murray and Liezel Huber take their first set 6-2.

1917: Murray is still in there fighting and holds his serve once more - it is now 2-1.

1916: Cheers in the Cheese household as Marat Safin takes the second set against Stan Wawrinka. He now leads the 13th seed 6-4 6-3.

It's good news for a Briton at Wimbledon
1914: Time to use the graphic we do want to see - and hopefully not for the last time today. British duo Tara Moore and Heather Watson win their first round girls doubles match 6-3 6-3 against Bulgaria's Bistra Otashlivska and Alvona Sotnikova of Ukraine.

1911: Andy Murray holds serve at the start of the third set, brother Jamie and Liezel Huber go 5-2 up in their match, Marat Safin is now 5-3 up in his second set and Marin Cilic is 5-4 up in his second. And the sun is still shining....

It's bad news for a Briton at Wimbledon
1909: Time to use the graphic we don't want to see. News from the boys' doubles where Britain's Matthew James and Matthew Short go down 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 to second seeds Ryan Harrison and Bradley Klahn in the first round.

1907: "Re: The Williams sisters: Roger and Rafa always get put on the main courts, but they are number one and two in the world. I'm sure the same applied to both sisters when they were at the top of the rankings, but they are only 7 and 8 now. They may be big names, but they aren't the top players when you look at the rankings and so if they want to be assured of the best courts, perhaps they should work on that?"
Rafa fan on 606

1905: Meanwhile....Safin 6-4 4-2 up on Wawrinka, Cilic 4-3 up on Clement in the second set after losing the first, the Williams sisters take the first set of their doubles match 6-1 while at least one member of the Murray family is prospering with Jamie and Liezel Huber 4-2 up in their mixed doubles.

Andy Murray
1901: As the Mole scurries away after his flying visit, Murray battles to stay in the set. He saves three set points. Before the fourth set point Murray is warned for a verbal obscenity which is heard by the line-judge and Gasquet immediately takes the set 6-3.

1857: As Murray holds serve to go to 5-3 the order of play for Tuesday's women's quarter-finals arrives in my in-box.

Defending champion Venus Williams misses out on Centre Court for the third successive round. She opens proceedings on Court One against unseeded Tamarine Tanasugarn with 18th seed Nicole Vaidisova and wildcard Jie Zheng contesting the second match.

The highest remaining women's seed Elena Dementieva, at five, takes on 21st seed Nadia Petrova in the day's first Centre Court match while sixth seed Serena Williams faces Agnieszka Radwanska in the other game.

1854: 5-2 Gasquet now as the BBC Sport Mole enters our commentary box. Can that inspire Murray to a comeback?

1852: Around the courts - 2-1 Wawrinka in the second set, 2-1 Cilic in the second set, 2-1 the Williams sisters in the first set. And Jamie Murray and Liezel Huber are 1-0 down at the start of their mixed doubles match.

1849:

Mole
The Mole has come up trumps.

"Re: 1751. It's the first time since seedings began in 1927 that the top four seeds haven't made the quarter-finals at Wimbledon. And it's also never happened in any of the Grand Slams since the Open era began in 1968. Wow. I thought long and hard about claiming that stat as my own but I'm an honest kinda guy. And besides the person who gave it to me will be reading this and would hunt me down."
BBC Sport Mole and friend

1846: Murray goes to deuce on the Gasquet serve for the first time in the match and then earns his first break point but can only find the net. Gasquet is the next to go to advantage and takes the game to lead 4-1.

1842: Murray is on the board at last - holding his next service game to cut the deficit to 3-1.

1839: The Williams sisters are back out on Court Two, where earlier both won their singles matches. This time they are in the third round of the women's doubles and taking on fifth seeds Annabel Medina Garrigues and Virginia Ruano Pascual

Venus seemed to be unhappy about having to play her singles match on the court, saying in her press conference: "There is not too much I am going to say about that in the press. Obviously we know wherever we play we have to play well and that is pretty much all I'm going to say about that."

Serena said: "I have not seen Roger Federer on Court Two for six years, so I could not imagine it. Initially, when I saw the schedule I thought it was a mistake. It wasn't what I wanted but I couldn't dwell on it. I had to focus on winning my match and it gave me extra motivation to get through it.

Williams sisters into last eight

Tim Henman
1838: "The last 15 minutes it is amazing how the match has moved in Gasquet's direction with four games in a row and a break."
Tim Henman in the BBC commentary box

1836: This set could slip away from Murray if he is not careful as Gasquet opens up a 3-0 lead by holding his serve.

1834: Disappointing start to the second set for Murray as Gasquet breaks in the second game.

Round-up time and it's good and bad news for our own Caroline Cheese. Marat Safin takes the first set 6-4 off Stan Wawrinka on Court one but Marin Cilic loses his first set 6-3 to Arnaud Clement on Court 11.

John McEnroe
1826: "It is the type of match I expected and Murray must not let this get the better of him. He must weather the storm mentally."
John McEnroe in the BBC commentary box

1823: Murray saves another set point but on the fifth the Frenchman takes the set 7-5. He played some superb backhands in that set.

Meanwhile around the courts, Rainer Schuettler, the oldest man still in the men's draw at 32, has wrapped up victory over Janko Tipsarevic by winning the fourth set tie-break 7-4 while Wawrinka has hit back to lead Safin 4-3, Clement leads Cilic 5-2.

1821: Third set point for Gasquet but again Murray saves it after some amazing returns in another thrilling rally. He runs towards the crowd, fists pumping to celebrate.

1819: Fantastic from Andy Murray as he saves two set points. He served a double fault at 15-30 down to give Gasquet the chance but he hit back with an ace and a brilliant winner in a rally.

1815: Jamie Murray fans in the All England Club at the moment, get your skates on to Court 19 where his mixed doubles match has been moved. Murray and Liezel Huber against Dmitry Tursunov and Nadia Petrova is scheduled to start there in 15 minutes.

Murray fans in general - Gasquet now leads Andy 6-5 on Centre.

1811: It is now 3-1 to both Cilic and Safin while Tipsarevic and Schuettler are ready for a fourth set tie-break.

As if to rub in the fact that Murray is challengeless for the rest of the set, Gasquet makes two challenges in the next game - one he wins and one he loses.

1806: In the other three men's singles matches going on at the moment - Clement has broken Cilic to lead 2-0, Safin is 2-1 up on Wawrinka and Schuettler and Tipsarevic are 5-5.

1805: Andy Murray suffers his third failed challenge of the set so will have to accept the umpire's decisions for the rest of the set. Gasquet holds serve for 5-4.

1802: Good news for Laura out there in text land - Marat Safin breaks in the first game of his match with Stan Wawrinka. On Court 11, Arnaud Clement holds his opening service game. On Two Rainer Schuettler is two sets and 5-4 up on Jarko Tipsarevic.

Still scheduled to come later on the order of play is Jamie Murray's next mixed doubles match.

1759: The first significant moment of the match with Gasquet on break point. But Murray produces an unreturnable serve and they are back to deuce. Murray gets to advantage but Gasquet hits back and the Frenchman then plays a superb passing shot for his second break point. Murray survives that one too and then serves out the game for 4-4.

1758: "Murray will nail this match and then beat Rafa on his way to the final, but Federer will beat him comfortably after wining a tie-break in the first set."
Kev K, Yorkshire on 606.

1755: On Centre it is 4-3 Gasquet with serve against Murray.

1751: "Nadal looking very good. Its just a matter of time before we see another Fed vs Nadal final. It's also pretty amazing that Dementieva is the highest seed remaining in the tournament. When was the last time none of the top four seeds reached the QF's of a Grand Slam?"
JT_BlueForever on 606

JT - we will try to find out for you. In the meantime if any of you out there know, please let us know.

First Aid
1749: In front of us, a Gasquet powers past Murray but does connect with the throat of the line judge standing behind him. Ouch! She is fine but I thought it would be good to use our shiny new graphic.

1747: Gasquet 2-2 with Murray, Tipsarevic 3-3 with Schuettler are the updates. Meanwhile Marin Cilic and Arnaud Clement are due out on Court 11 and Marat Safin and Stan Wawrinka are next out on One.

1742: Rafael Nadal makes no mistake on his third match point as he wins 6-3 6-3 6-1 against Mikhail Youzhny.

1739: Youzhny's compatriot and fifth seed Elena Dementieva confirms her place as the highest remaining seed in the women's competition as she wraps up a 6-2 6-1 win over Shahar Peer out on Court 11.

Murray and Gasquet are a game apiece by the way.

1738: Rafael Nadal has a match point against Mikael Youzhny on Court One - but can't take it and the Russian wins his first game of the third set to rapturous applause.

1734: BBC Sport's Sarah Holt, who has now brought chocolate up to the box, has been out on Henman Hill finding out what the fans think of Murray v Gasquet.

"I'd like to see Murray win - but just so Nadal can kick his ass in the quarters."
Louise from Centre Court

"Lleyton put up a good fight, and played through the pain. As for Murray, he's playing at home so "yeah he'll win" ."
Aussie fans Lyndon, Luke and Lara on Henman Hill

1732: 5-0 to Nadal, 4-1 to Dementieva, 1-1 between Tipsarevic and Schuettler and on Centre - Gasquet about to serve the opening shot of the match against Murray.

1730: Rafael Nadal is also nearly in the quarter-finals. He leads Mikhail Youzhny 4-0 in the third. In front of me Murray and Gasquet warm up.

1729: That's it - a superb ace gives Feliciano Lopez victory over Marcos Baghdatis 5-7 6-2 3-6 7-6 8-6 to equal his best-ever Wimbledon performance from three years ago.

"The lad Baghdatis gave it his all,tennis was the winner today on court 18!"
Mermaid 774 via text on 81111

1725: Could this be the decisive moment on Court 18? Feliciano Lopez breaks Marcos Baghdatis to lead 7-6 with his own service game to come.

"Plenty of Spanish fans on court 18, probably still celebrating last night's footy as they cheer on Lopez. No shortage of Cyprus fans cheering on Baghdatis too."
BBC Sport's Chris Bevan on Court 18

Elsewhere Elena Dementieva now leads Shahar Peer 3-1, Rafael Nadal is 3-0 up on Mikhail Youzhny and Rainer Schuettler takes the third set 6-4 against Janko Tipsarevic to lead the match 2-1.

1723: And here he comes - Andy Murray and Richard Gasquet come on to Centre Court. It is sunny, the stands are packed and the British number one is on court in the Wimbledon fourth round. Sporting occasions in the British summer don't get much better than this - do they?

1718: This amazing match continues on Court 18 - this time it is Baghdatis to stage a comeback as he recovers from 30-0 down to hold serve and take a 6-5 lead.

Around the courts, Nadal breaks at the start of the second set to lead 2-0, Schuettler is 5-4 up on Tipsarevic on Two and Dementieva leads Peer 2-1 in the second.

It's good news for a Briton at Wimbledon
1717: Dan Smethurst becomes the latest Briton to reach the second round of the boys; singles as he beats Italy's Lorenzo Papasidero 6-3 6-3.

1716: Feliciano Lopez completes his recovery in game 10 of the fifth set and it is 5-5.

"NOOOOOOOOOO!!"
Mermaid 774 via text on 81111

1715: Agnieszka Radwanska has done it - she has beaten the highest-remaining women's seed Svetlana Kuznetsova, the fourth, 7-5 in the decider on her second match point. It will shortly be Andy Murray time....

1714: Marcos Baghdatis has three match points on the Feliciano Lopez serve - and loses all of them and it is now deuce with the Cypriot 5-4 up.

1711: It is close to Andymonium time now as Agnieszka Radwanska gets what could be the crucial break on Centre to lead Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-5. She is about to come out and serve for the match.

1710: "Got ten pounds on Ancic to win the tournament. The last few hours have been a rollercoaster to say the least!"
Mark, emotionally-drained, London

Did you know he was due to play Federer in the quarter-finals?

1706: To keep AJT_1989 happy on 606, here is the third graphic in four entries!

Mole
"No surprise Sarah Holt emerges from the darkness during Nadal's match (see 1626). Hope someone is keeping an eye on her. Would hate to think she might completely lose her marbles (and she really is down to her last few) and run on court or woe betide, streak. Ye gods. Ian keep her locked in the commentary box. In other news court 18 is like a football match - the crowd are going absolutely bonkers."
BBC Sport Mole

I have to tell you that we have let Holty loose on Henman Hill....

1704: Back to the senior competitions and some more updates for you. Radwanska has hit back to only trail Kuznetsova 5-4 in the decider, Nadal has taken the second set 6-3 against Youzhny, Schuettler is 3-2 up on Tipsarevic in their third set, Dementieva has raced away with the first set 6-2 against Peer and Baghdatis leads Lopez 4-3 in their fifth set.

It's good news for a Briton at Wimbledon
1702: But the Brit up graphic can come out here as Daniel Cox beats Zimbabwe's Mbonisi Ndimande 6-2 4-6 6-2 in the first round of the boys' singles.

It's bad news for a Briton at Wimbledon
1701: Time for the Brit down graphic I'm afraid as 15th seeds Jamie Murray and partner Max Mirnyi lose 6-2 7-5 6-3 to second seeds Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic in the third round of the men's doubles.

1700: "What happened to the "Britain up" graphic at 1652? Isn't it good that Smethurst is doing well? Britain needs all the ups we can get ..."
mr-arsenal-10 on 606

It didn't seem right as that entry also contained the Jamie Murray score.

1656: "I'm in the office suffering from Cheese depravation, and I'm not talking Cathedral City."
Mark, Essex.

Fear not, Miss Cheese will be back at Wimbledon later this week.

1654: "Baghdatis is a fifth set specialist. His juices don't kick in unless it's the fifth set."
chaaajamal on 606

1652: Round-up time again - 4-3 Kuznetsova, 4-3 Nadal, Tipsarevic levelled his match with Schuettler by taking the second set 6-3, Mirnyi and Murray 4-1 down in the third, juniior Cox 4-1 up in his third, and Baghdatis 2-1 up on Lopez in the decider.

Meanwhile more British action to tell you about - this time on Court 19 - where Dan Smethurst took the first set off Italy's Lorenzo Papasidero 6-3 and is 4-3 up in the second.

1649: "Can anybody tell me why s. Peer from israel is playing singles and doubles at the same time? How does that work?"
Sebastian via text on 81111

Yes Sebastian I can answer that. She is playing singles on court 11 against Elena Dementieva. The doubles latest score appearing on our women's doubles latest score page is a gremlin in the system which we are unable to remove. It is the latest score from her doubles match from Saturday which is scheduled to resume at some point today.

While we are talking of Peer, the third game of her match with Dementieva featured 11 deuces before the Russian held - and she has just held again to lead 4-1.

1642: Just nipped out of our Centre Court commentary box for a minute and I think Andy Murray may be playing shortly. The gangways are packed with fans who spurned the chance to watch Kuznetsova v Radwanska but are now desperate to get back to their seats in time to see Murray take on Gasquet.

1639: And it is a fifth set on Court 18 as Lopez wins the tie-break against Baghdatis. In front of me Berbagod may have his wish to see Andy Murray answered quickly as Kuznetsova races into a 4-1 final set lead.

Elsewhere, Nadal is 3-1 up, Tipsarevic 5-2 up, Mirnyi and Murray have lost the second 7-5 and are 2-1 down in the third, British junior Cox is 3-1 up in his decider and Dementieva still leads Peer 2-0.

1638: Lopez is serving superbly in the tie-break and now leads 5-4 - two points away from levelling the match.

1636: "What time is Murray on?"
Berbagod on 606

Andy Murray will be next on Centre Court after the end of the Kuznetsova-Radwanska match.

1635: 3-2 down in the tie-break Baghdatis comes off court briefly to change his racket. The tension is unbearable.

1634: 2-2 in the Baghdatis-Lopez tie-break. Meanwhile 2-1 Kuznetsova, 2-1 Nadal, 4-2 Tipsarevic, 2-0 Dementieva, who has broken in the second game.

1632: On Court 18 we are about to have a tie-break. To remind you Baghdatis leads Lopez two sets to one.

1630: More British action at the moment which I have not had a chance to mention yet. On Court Four, Daniel Cox is at one-set all with Zimbabwe's Mbonisi Ndimande in the first round of the boys' singles.

1626: On Court 18 Baghdatis manages to hold a difficult service game to take the fourth set to 5-5 against Lopez. On other courts, Kuznetsova takes the first game of the final set on Centre, Tipsarevic, despite his injury worry, leads 3-1 on Two, and Dementieva takes the first game on 11.

In our commentary box, BBC Sport's Sarah Holt makes a guest appearance with a round of teas - thanks Holty!

1624: Nadal takes the first set 6-3 against Youzhny.

1623: "Bet Jamie Murray wished he hadn't shaved his locks off now.He's lost all his power like Samson!"
Lauren,York via text on 81111

Maybe so - and he and Max Mirnyi are now 5-4 down in the second set.

1620: "Should I be leaving the office now if i want to see Andy on the box?"
Kevin, Bristol via text on 81111

Well Kevin the third set of this women's match is about to start so I would say set off home now, but don't tell your boss. If you can't get away you can watch the live video stream on the website and follow the live text commentary with the inimitable Tom Fordyce.

1619: Around the courts again. Kuznetsova levels the match on Centre Court against Radwanska by taking the second set 6-1 on Centre with her fourth set point, Nadal is 5-3 up on One, Mirnyi and Murray trail 3-4 in the second set on Three and Lopez and Baghdatis are 4-4 in the fourth on 18. Meanwhile fifth seed Elena Dementieva and 24th seed Shahar Peer are due on Court 11 after their elongated wait.

1615: Apologies for the now corrected slip at 1604 - I was overcome by the excitement of the Verdasco-Ancic match. Tipsarevic did lose and not win the first set against Schuettler. However he is now 3-0 up in the second.

It's good news for a Briton at Wimbledon
1612: Some good news for British tennis in the girls' singles after the disappointments reported at 1541. Laura Robson (see 1525) has beaten Alexa Guarachi 6-0 6-4 and Jade Windley came through 6-2 7-5 against Coco Vandeweghe.

Mole
1611: (see 1531) I can confirm that Radek Stepanek and Nicole Vaidisova are very much in love. BBC Sport's Caroline Cheese had horrible ring envy when she saw what appeared to be an huge engagement rock on Nicole's digit the other day - saucer of milk for Miss Cheese. I was amazed when I heard the news as last thing I knew Stepanek was engaged to Martina Hingis. One of the most unlikely ladies men you are ever likely to see old Radek, fair play to him. Wonder what his secret is?

Thanks Mole for answering that for us.

1606: That's it - Mario Ancic is through to the quarter-finals and a meeting with champion Roger Federer. He races to 40-0 up on his serve and although Verdasco wins the next two points, the unseeded Croat finally secures a 3-6 4-6 6-3 6-4 13-11 victory with an ace.

Verdasco, who was 4-1 up in the final set, rushes off court looking absolutely shattered. Ancic on the other hand is left to reflect on his achievements and to think that he will be facing Roger Federer, presumably on Centre Court, on Wednesday.

1604: The second set is only just beginning on Court Two as Janko Tipsarevic has just endured a lengthy period of treatment from the trainer on a leg injury. He lost the first set against Rainer Schuettler 6-4.

Other updates quickly - Kuznetsova 3-0 up in the second set on Centre, Nadal 4-2 up with another break on One, Murray/Mirnyi 2-1 down in the second on Three and Baghdatis and Lopez locked at 3-3 in the fourth.

1602: Is this the crucial moment on Court 11? Verdasco serves a double fault to give Ancic a break point at 40-30 and the Spaniard then misses a forehand in the next rally to hand his opponent the advantage. Ancic is about to serve for the match for the second time - stay tuned folks.

1601: (see 1550) "The chances of a commentator on a Brentford season review video needing to repeat "and a goal" over and over seem very remote.
Steve via text on 81111

Well at least you put your name on the text Steve....

1600: Guess what - Ancic has held once again so 11-11.

1558: Three hours, 38 minutes on the clock now on Court 11 and Verdasco leads 11-10 after holding his latest service game.

1557: Ancic and the V-dog are commiting the tennis equivalent of a suicide pact and thoroughly destroying themselves in this ridiculous marathon. Neither will last another round. Federer must be licking his lips...
Anon via text on 81111 (please remember to put your name on if possible)

1555: OK around the courts again. On Centre Radwanska takes the first set against fourth seed Kuznetsova 6-4, on One Nadal ignores his injury scare to break Youzhny and lead 3-1, on Two Schuettler takes the first set off Tipsarevic 6-4, Murray and Mirnyi lose their first set 6-2 on Three, and Lopez leads Baghdatis 2-1 in the fourth but the Cypriot is two sets to one up.

1553: The 20th game of the final set in the Verdasco-Ancic match is a real ding-dong affair. Ancic is serving and was 15-30 down but hit back to force deuce. A tremendous serve takes him to advantage and he follows up by winning the next point....and it's 10-10!

It's bad news for a Briton at Wimbledon
1551: More bad news for British fans as Jamie Murray and partner Max Mirnyi go 5-2 down in the first set of their doubles match with Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic.

1550: "Is the Ian Westbrook doing the live commentary the same one who commentated on Brentford Goals of the Season 1990-91? If so, does he just repeat "And a goal" over and over?"
pebblethefish on 606

Guilty as charged I'm afraid....

1548: And still we go on on Court 11. Verdasco now 10-9 up on Ancic.

1546: Good news for Nadal - he is up on his feet and continuing.

1543: It is not looking good for Nadal - he has been treated on court for over five minutes and has a doctor and his trainer attending to him.

It's bad news for a Briton at Wimbledon
1541: Despite the wins for Marcus Willis (1408) and lead for Laura Robson (1525) it has been a disappointing day for Britain in the juniors. James Marsalek, Neil Pauffley and James Chaudry have all gone out of the boys' singles and Jocelyn Rae, Amanda Cunningham and Jade Curtis have lost in the girls' singles.

1540: Baghdatis goes two sets to one up on Lopez after hitting back to take it 6-3. Verdasci survives three break points to hold his serve again in the marathon with Ancic and now leads 9-8.

"Huge crowd on 19 at 8-8 in 5th, spilling into the walkways."
BBC Sport's Piers Newbery

1539: "Isn't Ancic the last person to beat federer on grass?"
Anon via text on 81111

Yes he is! It was at Wimbledon in 2002.

1538: Drama on Court One as Rafael Nadal calls for the trainer after slipping on court, locking his right knee and then pushing off to chase another shot.

1533: Lopez pulls one back on 18, Verdasco holds serve to lead 8-7, Nadal takes the first game against Youzhny, Tipsarevic leads 3-2 and Murray/Mirnyi lose the first game - phew!

Mole
1531: "Just been in the presence of greatness - seen the Fonz in the canteen! And he most certainly wasn't lowering himself to eating a tuna baguette. He's quite a small man and for some reason I made a really catty remark about him being too old to wear jeans. What an odd thing for me to say. Jealously is a terrible thing."
BBC Sport Mole

Mole - we have a question for you from an anoymous texter - "Ian, can you ask the Mole what was Radek Stephanek doing at court 1? Is he and Vaidisova an item. If they are. I envy him!"

Over to you my friend....

1528: And around the courts we go again. Kuznetsova and Radwanska are 2-2 in front of a half-empty Centre Court, Youzhny and Nadal are about to start on One, Tipsarevic and Schuettler are 2-2 in the early stages on Two, Jamie Murray is knocking up on Three with men's doubles partner Max Mirnyi, and Baghdatis has raced 5-2 up on Lopez on 18 (OK Mermaid?)

1527: And still it goes on Court 11 as Verdasco breaks back - 7-7!

It's good news for a Briton at Wimbledon
1525: "Can I officially start the hype for 14-year-old Laura Robson on court 19? GB's big hope, hence the large crowd. Good lefty serve, leads 6-0 2-0."
BBC Sport's Piers Newbery

1522: Mario Ancic breaks and is about to come out and serve for the match at 7-6. He was 4-2 30-0 down in this set and has still come back in this three-hour long classic.

1519: Meanwhile it is now 6-6 on Court 11 in the final set between Verdasco and Ancic and the screams ring out on Court One as Rafael Nadal and Mikhail Youzhny walk out on court.

1514: Baghdatis-Lopez is 2-2 in the third set (see 1503).

"Thanks for that Ian. My interest in court 18 is all about the tennis and nothing at all to do with Lopez's marble smooth complexion! Mermaid 774 via text to 81111

if you say so, Mermaid....

1507: But wait - Vaidisova takes the next two points to set up match point which she wastes by hitting a forehand over the baseline and that's deuce. But she makes no mistake the second time and serves out to reach the quarter-finals for the second successive year. The Czech Republic star's new coach David Felgate leads the applause.

"I am so excited to be in the quarter-finals again," Vaidisova tells BBC Sport just after she comes off court.

1506: Did I speak too soon about Court One. Chakvetadze held her serve to go to 3-5 and now leads Vaidisova 30-15 on her serve....

1503: "Court 18 not on your list? Can we have some Baghdatis updates please!"
Anon via text to 81111

Apologies to you and also Mermaid 774 who also texted in for missing out this match. I can update you now and tell you that it is one-set all. Marcos Baghdatis took the first set against Feliciano Lopez 7-5 but the Spaniard responded to win the second 6-2. I promise to keep you updated on that match from now on.

1501: We are set for a hat-trick of finishes in five minutes as Nicole Vaidisova moves 5-2 ahead of Anna Chakvetadze.

1459: ....and on Centre too as Federer holds serve to wrap up victory. The shirt-sleeved crowd give him a huge standing ovation before making their way off for some refreshments - tuna baguettes maybe.

1457: And that's it on Court Two - Serena Williams clinches a 6-3 6-3 victory with her first match point and yells in delight before taking the applause of the crowd.

1454: Almost all over on Centre Court - Federer leads 5-4 and will serve after the changeover.

1451: "I don't think they do it to gain a natural advantage," says Lindsay Davenport when asked if the women players grunting during matches can be off-putting to their opponents. She also says she thinks the sound of a baby crying at 3.00 in the morning is a "beautiful noise". Having experienced that in my time I am not sure I agree....

1448: The Court Two fans applaud wildly as Bethanie Mattek saves three break points to hold her serve and trails Serena Williams 4-2. A quick scurry around the courts reveals that Federer is 4-2 up on Hewitt in the third, Chakvetadze has pulled back a game on Court One, Petrova leads Kudryavtseva 6-1 3-2 on Court Three and Verdasco and Ancic are 2-2 in the fifth.

What an afternoon it is already turning out to be - and still Murray and Nadal to come.

1446: What a turnaround on Court One where Vaidisova has raced into a 3-0 lead in the final set. I am not watching pictures of that match at the moment but according to tiagoph on 606: "Chakvetadze is self destructing in Court 1. throwing tantrums after tantrums on every unforced error she makes..."

Someone is having a tantrum at Wimbledon
1442: On Court Two the umpire penalises Serena Williams for an "audible obscenity", which according to Lindsay Davenport in the BBC commentary box will land her a $500 fine. As the younger Williams sister walks to her chair, she says out loud: "I was only talking to myself." She now leads Mattek 4-1.

"That shows the fire in Serena. She is definitely motivated this year," adds Davenport.

1441: "Maybe tuna baguettes are a favourite at the BBC, either due to good pricing, or lack of choice. Who are we to judge?" pottiella on 606

They are certainly a favourite at Wimbledon - I will say of course due to their delicious taste!

1438: Bethanie Mattek shows some fight on Court Two and avoids the double-break by holding serve to trail 3-1 to Serena Williams. On Centre, Federer has just broken to lead Hewitt by two sets and 2-1. The Australian contingent in the crowd have a resigned look now.

1435: It's not all over yet on Court 11 either as Mario Ancic levels his match with Fernando Verdasco by taking the fourth set 6-4. Ancic told BBC Sport at the weekend that he felt he could win this year's title - he had better win the next set then. Ancic targets Wimbledon success

1432: "Someone tell Roger to slow down. I want to be able to watch Murray's match." Steve in Luton via text to 81111

I have tried shouting through the glass in our commentary box but Roger does not appear to be able to hear me. Don't panic too much though Steve, there is another match on Centre before Murray steps on court - a women's fourth round contest between Kuznetsova and Radwanska.

1427: Nadal fans, go and put the kettle on. Your man won't be on court for a while yet as 18th seed Vaidisova has rattled through the tiebreak 7-0 to level her match against 8th seed Chakvetadze to leave the Spaniard with a longer wait in the Court One locker room.

On Court Two Serena breaks against Mattek to go 2-0 up in the second set and while she does that sister Venus is in the interview room answering questions from the press about her win.

1425: We are into a tiebreak on Court One in the Vaidisova-Chakvetadze match. Meanwhile Federer takes the second set against Hewitt 6-2 in double-quick time.

1421: Crucial service game coming up for Mario Ancic out on Court 11 against 22nd seed Fernando Verdasco. The unseeded Croat trails 3-6 4-6 6-3 3-4.

1415: Serena takes the first set against Mattek and looks to be on the way to joining sister Venus in the last eight. Meanwhile on Court One Chakvetadze is 6-4 5-5 up on Vaidisova, with Rafael Nadal waiting for the match to finish, and in front of us Federer has raced into a 5-1 lead - and I've still not had the chance to start on my tuna baguette.

It's good news for a Briton at Wimbledon
1408: Afternoon all. Sorry for the delay in updates but Piers and I have swapped seats and laptops. In that time Federer has raced into a 3-0 lead over Hewitt with a double-break, Serena leads 4-3 on Court Two but for all you home fans out there British junior number one Marcus Willis has secured a marathon 6-3 3-6 11-9 win over Italy's Giaccomo Miccini.

By Piers Newbery at Wimbledon

1400: Federer wraps it up with an ace on his fourth set point, and history suggests that was Hewitt's big chance. Hello, Marcos Baghdatis and Feliciano Lopez have sneaked onto Court 18 and are at 2-2. Cracking match for Court 18 - what a day! I will sign off now and go for a snooze under a tree. Not really, reports to write, over to Ian.

1355: A bit of a delay as I was waiting for the Federer-Hewitt tie-break to finish. It's a bit of a mixed bag rom Federer and he's missed three set points, so for now.... elsewhere, Mario Ancic has nabbed the third set against Fernando Verdasco on Court 11, Jie Zheng has beaten Agnes Szavay on Court Three, and Serena is quickly a break up on Bethanie Mattek on Court Two.

1345: Federer and Hewitt are into a tie-break, while Chakvetadze has taken the first set against Vaidisova on Court One and Verdacso and Ancic are on serve midway through the third set, the Spaniard having taken the first two.

1342: So here we are, the big moment, Serena and Bethanie are out on Court Two and it's..... disappointing. Serena is wearing what would almost pass as tennis clothes, while Bethanie too is decked out in pristine white, albeit in what appears to be a long vest. I'm sure we'll have some pictures up soon but for now, a first look at Jamie's new hair-do is available in our fledgling gallery.
Day seven photos

A celeb has been spotted at Wimbledon
1337: "The Fonz just strolled past us on top of the Broadcast Centre looking a bit grey but as cool as ever."
BBC Sport's Andy McKenzie

1340: "Do you guys sit in a booth overlooking Court Three occasionally? I saw three slackers on saturday conversing around a laptop and jumped to conclusions!"
From James, Bath, via text on 81111 (No! The bloomin' cheek....)

1335: "Has anyone noticed that the umpire in the fed-hewitt match sounds worryingly like captain kirk?"
From Rachel, Liverpool, via text on 81111

1332: Tanasugarn will play Venus in the quarters after the defending champion finally sees off Kleybanova 6-3 6-4 on her fifth match point. Richard Williams looks naturally delighted, clapping away at the side of Court Two.

1330: Tanasugarn wins 6-3 6-2! There is wild screaming, presumably from a contingent of Thai fans, when second seed Jankovic smacks a forehand long and we have now lost the top three seeds in the women's singles. Extraordinary.

1327: It's all going off! Tanasugarn holds serve and gives it some "C'mon!" as she moves one game from a major shock against Jankovic. Meanwhile, Venus is going backwards and struggling to serve out against Kleybanova at the second time of asking. And Verdasco is 6-4 6-4 up on Ancic.

1326: "I am! (See 1305 entry) I need a change of career. I yearn towards the intriguing which clearly isn't working for me."
From Siobhan in Edinburgh again (What could be more intriguing than the msyteries of a child's mind? Or annoying)

Mole
1323: "Truly fabulous news. Henry Winkler aka the Fonz from Happy Days is in the house. The Fonz is of course familiar with Wimbledon and its surroundings after appearing in panto here as Captain Hook in 2006, replacing David Hasselhoff. The Hoff is of course persona non grata round these parts after he got allegedly booted out in 2006 for being drunk, the rascal. Winkler fact for you fact fans - he recently made a cameo appearance in a video by the band Say Anything called 'Wow I Can Get Sexual Too'. Blimey, bet you never heard such smut on the Juke Box at Arnold's Drive-In."
BBC Sport Mole

1320: Jankovic makes a noise not dissimilar to the wailing cat that woke me up this morning as she drops serve again and Tanasugarn now leads 6-3 4-1. The Thai then immediately calls for the trainer and has a good old back rub. I could do with one of those. Anyway, the second seed looks to be on her way out, which is good news for Venus Williams who has just wasted three match points against Alisa Kleybanova on Court One but should finish it off soon. I think now would be a good time to reveal that my tip for the title is....... Venus Williams!

1315: "Re 1300 and 1305: A certain non-guilty brand calls the vanilla yoghurt ones "thickies". Only a cruel person would say that was strangely apposite, Piers."
From anon via text on 81111 (Woteva. Wot's apposite mean anyway?)

1312: Federer and Hewitt are under way, as are Vaidisova and Chakvetadze on Court one. Resident funnyman Tom Fordyce can give you all the details on Federer, Hewitt, and the Aussie supporters.
Live - Federer v Hewitt

1307: It took longer than expected but Jankovic has the trainer out to attend to her knee. She's currently 6-3 2-1 down against Tanasugarn, who is also having treatment. Verdasco is now a set and a break up against Ancic - I did not see that coming - and Szavay is a break up in the second against Zheng on Court Three.

1305: "Re 1250, why can't vanilla flavoured yoghurt be just that? I am confused that you are confused..."
From anon via txt on 81111 (Well, it's strangely cold like a smoothie and yet has the consistency of runny custard.... Siobhan explains all below though. I think she may be a teacher)

1302: Roger Federer and Lleyton Hewitt enter Centre Court, Rog still sticking with the cardie despite the soaring temperatures and critical backlash. The first tentative "Let's go, Lleyton, let's go!" comes from the yellow hordes, followed by an "Ooooh, aaaaaaah!" every time the ball is struck in the knock-up. Those Aussies....

1300: "Well, it's not made with eggs, so it isn't custard and there's no pureed fruit, so it isn't a smoothie (see 1250). So it's yogurt. Elimination. Elementary."
From Siobhan in Edinburgh via text on 81111

1257: OK, stand by your beds. If you thought last week was full of shocks we could be on for another at the start of week two as Tanasugarn goes a set and now a break up against second seed and walking injury list, Jankovic. The winner will probably meet Venus, who is crusing at 6-3 3-0 against Kleybanova.

It's good news for a Briton at Wimbledon
1252: There are lots of British juniors in action at the moment, with varying degrees of succes so far, but we'll kick off in a positive mood as 15th seed Marcus Willis takes the first set against Giacomo Miccini. Who's Italian.

1252: "Strange atmosphere here on Court Two, which is still only half full, with plenty of standing room. There is a lot of noise coming from the restaurant overlooking the court, where a lot of diners aren't watching the tennis. It must make concentration difficult but is not affecting Venus so far."
BBC Sport's Chris Bevan

1250: Just had an enlightening discussion over the merits of vanilla flavoured 'yoghurt' - I like it but it's freaking me out. Is it custard, a smoothie, a yoghurt...? I just don't know. No such dilemma for Fernando Verdasco who wraps up the first set against Ancic 6-3 with no trouble. Zheng does the same against Szavay on Court Three, as does Venus against Kleybanova on Two. And now Tanasugarn against Jankoivc on 18 - it's 6-3 all round.

A celeb has been spotted at Wimbledon
1244: The big news lands on my desk and I can reveal that, in the Royal Box today, will be...... Ian Hislop! And Sir Tim Rice.

1241: "Jankovic loses her serve for 2-4 - will there be another upset here?"
BBC Sport's Alistair Watkins

1235: Thank you BBC Sport's Ian Westbrook for taking over briefly from 1223 and correcting my Jankovic error, I blame hunger. That is no longer a problem as I have just queued up in the canteen with Vijay Amritraj and Patrick McEnroe, as you do, and now have a magic tuna baguette to get me through. Everyone's on serve at the moment, apart from Court 11 where Verdasco has taken a rather surprising 4-1 lead against Ancic.

1228: "Still not much of an audience here for the champ. She's not got to grips with Kleybanova's serve yet either. 'cmon Ve step it up' is Mum's shout of encouragement."
BBC Sport's Chris Bevan on Court Two

1227: Apologies for the now corrected slip at 1215. Jankovic is of course playing Tanasugarn. Zheng Jie, conqueror of Ana Ivanovic, is 2-1 up with serve in her fourth round match with Agnes Szavay, who has just saved a break point in the fourth game. On Court 11 the Verdasco-Ancic match has gone with serve in the first three games.

1225: "I'm sat a couple of seats down from Venus's Mum, who is wearing the biggest gold watch I've ever seen. Venus doing OK but doesnt seem happy with her game - she has been berating herself during rallies if she plays a loose shot."
BBC Sport's Chris Bevan on Court Two

1223: Venus holds serve again and now leads 2-1 while the match on Court 18 has also gone with serve in the first two games. In front of us, Centre Court is slowly filling up but groups of yellow-clad Lleyton Hewitt fans have already taken their seats in anticipation of their hero's match with Roger Federer at 1300 BST.

1215: Venus gets off the mark by holding serve against Kleybanova on Court one, while Jankovic is in action against Tanasugarn on Court 18 - the Serbian has a large square patch over her knee, which is considerably less obtrusive than the massive bandage from the other day.

1210: Play is under way!

Mole
1209: "I'm as excited as the next man by the line up on Court 18 today but it does not excuse the rampant Mexican waves that have kicked off all over the shop. We've had slow motion waves, fast waves, normal waves. Pack it in people."
BBC Sport Mole (He likes it really, keep it up)

1206: "Just read on the net that Bethanie Mattek was fined at the 2005 U.S. Open for wearing a striped cowboy hat. Perhaps a crown might be fitting for the all england club?"
From Chris, Belfast, via text on 81111

1202: Marat Safin is the latest out on Court 17 having a practice. I've never seen him looking relaxed with a racquet in his hands, it's a bit disturbing. Centre Court is suddenly swarming with Hewitt fans decked out in canary yellow. Ok, gold, if you must. There's dozens of them so should be a good atmosphere. Players are now feverishly knocking up, adusting headbands and jogging on the sport all around the All England Club.

Jamie Murray
1156: "Devastated about jamie's mullet massacre - loved the retro mcenroe look! bet it was our andy's doing since he can't pull it off! Still good luck to him... though i fear it'll be gasquet in 4 sets, 5 at best - even if mcenroe was right on haas!"
From Aliah, in bed off sick from work...I am too!"

1152: Just a few minutes to go until play starts and early ones to watch for are, of course, Venus against Kleybanova on Court One, Jankovic against Tanasugarn on Court 18, and Verdasco against Ancic on Court 11.

Bethanie Mattek
Bethanie Mattek went for a low-key outfit at last year's US Open
1150: "I wonder what fashion gem Bethanie Mattek will be wearing today?! I do love players with style and glamour. So many players seem to lack personality, Bet H is so refreshing. Did you see what she wore at the US? She looked like Wonder Woman! Fab!"
From Edd Mercer via text on 81111

1146: "Gaffney would definitely beat a blindfolded Rusedski at Swingball (see 1116 entry)."
From Iain, London, via text on 81111

1141: "I was tempted to take the day off work, citing tuna induced stomach problems. However I did not want to insult your intelligence, Piers!"
From Mike, Surrey (again), via text on 81111

1135: Rafael Nadal is out on Court 15, walloping down big lefty serves while Uncle Toni strides around the court like a man possessed. Thre is no visible sign of hangovers despite Spain's glorious Euro 2008 victory last night.
Germany 0-1 Spain

1128: The stands on Court Three are already packed and suntan lotion is being applied like there's no tomorrow. Which of course there will be, and it's going to be hotter. Lleyton Hewitt goes through some serves while practising on Court 11 under the watchful eye of coach Tony Roche.

1122: "Big sun right now, but rain forecast for Weds through to Sunday! I only say this through pure bitterness because I'm in the office until at least 6pm."
From Ed, in West End air con hell, via text on 81111 (Boo!)

Mole
1116: "Some of you may remember that after the roaring success of part two of our Wimbledon Unplugged series in which we filmed the highly intrusive 'A Day in the Life of Greg Rusedski', I was trying to negotiate a spin off, fly on the wall series, 'At Home With The Rusers'. I spent yesterday storyboarding a few ideas and I'm now anxiously waiting in the car park for him to arrive so I can pitch him my ideas. I'm very keen to push through a segment of the show called 'Ruser's Pro-Celebrity Swingball' in which celebrities like Dean Gaffney and Vanessa Feltz come round to his back garden and take on a blindfolded Greg at Swingball. Winner gets 5,000 to the charity of their choice."
BBC Sport Mole
Wimbledon Unplugged - part two

1109: "You can keep roger and rafa, it's all about janko and marat for me. Come on you moody brooders!"
From anon via text on 81111

The sun is out again at Wimbledon
1104: For those, like myself, who can't quite believe it, here's the official weather forecast: "A fine, summer's day in store with just a few patches of cloud and plenty of sunshine. Warm or very warm in the afternoon as temperatures reach a high of 23 Celsius." And for Tuesday? "Dry for much of the day with hazy sunshine. Hot in the afternoon becoming increasingly humid." Hazy sunshine again... curses.

1057: "At home waiting for andy to perform again. All while texting mates at school laughing at them for not breaking up."
From George Claygate via text on 81111

1053: First up on Centre Court at 1300 BST is Roger Federer against Lleyton Hewitt. Rog has a 13-8 record against Lleyton, has won the last 11 and not lost to the Aussie since 2003. So, do you think you have a psychological advantage on Lleyton Hewitt, King Rog was asked? "Why is that?" Er......

1047: "Bring on Rafa and Marat! They're the ones who for me are today's headliners."
From Amanda via text on 81111

1044: "Looking forward to the Williams Sisters Show. My boss is out today so its online galore, yipee!"
From Austin in Harley Street via text on 81111

1042: Among the smorgasbord of tasty matches on offer today, we will be providing live text commentaries on the Federer, Nadal and Murray encounters. "Sexist!" you may cry. "No we're not!" I might respond. They just look like the best matches at the best times for us to handle. Rest assured, this live commentary will keep you across all the news from around the grounds, and there are of course other options: BBC television coverage, BBCi, Radio 5 Live, live streaming on this website, as well as live scores. The final option is for us to send BBC Sport's Sarah Holt round to your place later on to talk you through the whole day. This is very much a last resort, on your part, and will involve earache and the consumption of a lot of biscuits.

1035: The gates are open, the crowds pour in, and pretty much the first person they will bump into on Court 17 is Roger Federer, getting in some early morning hits before he takes on Lleyton Hewitt in a few hours' time. The Fed has his cap turned backwards like a yoof and is lazily stroking dreamy forehands.

It's good news for a Briton at Wimbledon
1030: "I'm at home, got the day off school. Finished all my homework. Now let's bring out the British flags and cheer on our Andy."
From Stefan, Tunbridge Wells, via text on 81111 (That's the spirit - although obviously we do not condone truancy, obviously)

1023: "Waiting in a Bangkok bar for Tammy vs Jelena on Court 18! Tammy to shock the World!"
From scibase on 606

1020: "Hi Piers. Glad my text from Saturday got through to you, I never did meet Sarah though. Spent 4 hours in the queue and got in at exactly 12 o'clock. 9 and a half hours' tennis for 20 quid was an absolute bargain! Strawberries are a bit overpriced though."
From MagpieMatt on 606

1014: Aside from the sporting contest, Court Two will also see a titanic battle between two of tennis's leading fashionistas when Serena plays Bethanie Mattek. The lesser known American has worn some corkers in the past and announced herself on the world stage/catwalk when she played Venus at Wimbledon two years ago. BBC Sport's Tom Fordyce described her that day as looking "a little like a young Bette Midler would if she had played midfield for Don Revie's Lee


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