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Wimbledon 2011: day four as it happened

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By Tom Fordyce at Wimbledon

2138: Big day on Friday - the British trio of Murray, Robson and Baltacha in action, plus Rafa, Roddick, Venus and many more. See you then.

2123: And so we come to the end of another long, interrupted, breathless, delightful Wimbledon day. We'll wrap up with some Roger chat as he completes a hundred rapid autographs: "It was very nice to play indoors for the first time - I've played on Centre Court for ten years, and the atmosphere was fantastic - that's why I love playing here. He did well - he showed signs of good potential, but I think I played a really good match. Nalbandian used to be my dark horse, and although I've been able to turn round the head-to-head I still expect a tough match."

Federer 6-2 6-3 6-2 Mannarino
Mexican wave around Centre - all getting rather giddy. "THANK YOU..." warns umpire Lars Graff. Federer administers the death-thrust with merciful speed, and that's him done - one hour 28 minutes, and utterly, utterly untroubled. Waves of adoration from the crowd.

* Federer 6-2 6-3 5-2 Mannarino
Federer to 0-30 in a flash, but Manna still fighting - flat forehand cross-court, Fed scooping long and long again. Plucky hold, the inevitable briefly postponed.

Federer 6-2 6-3 5-1 Mannarino *
21 minutes gone in this third set, and Federer on the brink of the third round. Where he'll meet old pal David Nalbandian, the beaten finalist from 2002.

* Federer 6-2 6-3 4-1 Mannarino
Ah, Manna into the net after an encouraging exchange, to the net but the ball half-court and sitting up to be spanked - wallop, straight down the middle, no chance at all of getting that missile back. Double break.

Federer 6-2 6-3 3-1 Mannarino *
Ace number seven for Federer, and on her marches. On Court 2, David Ferrer is 4-2 up in the fourth - I think they may have come off for the evening. And on Court 18, John Isner has lost to Nicolas Almagro 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-3) 6-7 (3-7) 6-3. Remember what happened to Isner on that court last year? Of course you do.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga told BBC Sport after his victory over Grigor Dimitrov: "I hope he will go on to be one of the big champions. Normally I am supposed to be really good at big points but in the last couple of months I have some problems finishing my matches. During the rain break I thought about continuing to push hard. He was playing well and was a bit on fire sometimes. I say to myself that if I am consistent he will miss but he didn't miss and it was really difficult."

* Federer 6-2 6-3 2-1 Mannarino
The roof has been on all day, and it's given us time to enjoy two classics and a clinic. Wide from a panicked Manna for 15-30, blocked backhand wide from Fed. Fedesque volley from Manna to hold, and that's good to see.

Federer 6-2 6-3 2-0 Mannarino *
Stunning volley from Fed, nothing he hasn't done a thousand times before but no less remarkable for it. Showcase out here on Centre, no-one moving from their seat despite the advancing hour.

* Federer 6-2 6-3 1-0 Mannarino
Just seen the order of play for Friday: Andy Murray third on Centre, after Andy Roddick and then Azarenka. Laura Robson first on Court 1, followed by Venus and then Rafa. Show-courts to start at 1300 as normal. Rog on the hurry-up, punching away a volley at the net set up by supreme returning. Two break points, one saved as Fed goes long off a fierce second serve, the second taken as a volley meets the net.

Federer 6-2 6-3 Mannarino *
Bravo! Manna dashes cross-court to cut off a Fed volley, and suddenly he has 0-30 on the Fed serve. Wild, wild forehand by Fed - three break points. Lordy. Ah. Ace. Lovely stop-volley - 30-40. Ach, lovely rally, a Fed mishit forehand right on the back of the line, back to deuce. Remarkable shot down the line from the old king for set point; Manna's reply falls into the net, and the set is pocketed.

* Federer 6-2 5-3 Mannarino
Something of Michael Hutchence about Mannarino. Looks-wise, that is. It's a complimentary shout, admittedly, but he needs every little bost he can get at the moment. Another wobbling hold, and Roger will have new balls to serve for the two-set lead.

Federer 6-2 5-2 Mannarino *
Federer holds to 30, the best Manna has yet offered. On Court 1, Tsonga beats Dimitrov 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 6-4 7-6 (10-8). And celebrates by hurdling the net and bear-hugging his inconsolable opponent.

* Federer 6-2 4-2 Mannarino
Federer's parents Robert and Lynette there in the VIP seats. Met on a pharmaceutical business trip, I'm told. Such a familiar story. The Frenchman holds - not quite Manna from heaven, but it's a start - while on Court 2, Ferrer is 3-0 in the fourth. Tsonga and Dimitrov still locked in that breaker on no.1 - 8-8 and counting, with Tsonga rattling through the match points with careless ease.

Federer 6-2 4-1 Mannarino *
Dreamy dropper from Fed to leave Manna stranded; big first serve to seal another cakewalk of a service game. No way back visible for the rank outsider. 5-5 in the tie-break on Court 1.

* Federer 6-2 3-1 Mannarino
What's going on elsewhere? David Ferrer, seventh seed, is two sets to one down against unseeded American Ryan Harrrison on Court 2. Tsonga 5-6 v Dimitrov on Court 1, serving to stay in the set. Warm applause for Manna as he comes in behind a good approach to put away an overhead for 30-15, but he nets the next for 30-30. The ball is coming back at him so fast, even off decent serves of 120mph-ish. Double-fault for 30-40, Federer putting an attempted winner long for deuce. Splendid volley from Manna on the forehand to save another break point, and a rare Fed error sees him home. Tie-break between Tsonga and Dimitrov on Court 1.

Federer 6-2 3-0 Mannarino *
33 minutes in and Mannarino is yet to win a point on Federer's serve. Long, netted, beaten, 40-0. Fed... netted! Manna has a point! Ah - ace to follow, and the relief is temporary.

* Federer 6-2 2-0 Mannarino
The young Frenchman is being cast here as nothing but the stooge. Dutifully he dashes to the net, to be passed to the great pleasure of the crowd, and then sprints in again to duff a volley into the net. Tough match, tough situation.

Federer 6-2 1-0 Mannarino *
Tsonga broken on Court One - 5-5 now in the fourth. Fed - yup, holds to love. Not sure we'll be here too long.

FIRST SET
Federer 6-2 Mannarino *
Tsonga blew the match point with a double fault, saved a break point and then blew another match point, passed with elan by Dimitrov. Manna wide for 15-40 and two set points, and when a lame backhand meets the net the set has gone in just 25 minutes.

Federer 5-2 Mannarino *
Federer holds to love again - four games of serve, not a single point lost. Tsonga match point on Court no.1.

* Federer 4-2 Mannarino
Federer making the young leftie work for every point, lacing backhands into the far corner before picking up the pace to sizzle one into his shins. 30-30. Long this time from Federer - genuine shock for the punters - and when the six-time champion pushes a backhand wide off the very edge of the strings, the Frenchman has his second hold.

Federer 4-1 Mannarino *
Federer holds to love, as untroubled as a man soaking in a bath. He's won 100% of points on serve so far, which to put in simple terms means Mannarino is yet to win a single point on his serve. You'd worked that out, hadn't you?

* Federer 3-1 Mannarino
Mannarino yet to win a title on tour, but he's won a game at last - decent serving, Fed into the net twice. Mannarino has a real mane of hair - think the style of a young Michael Heseltine but in jet black and stiff with gel.

Federer 3-0 Mannarino *
Classic Wimbledon moment - top edge from Roger into the crowd, a chap standing tall to head the ball back with some precision. Don't worry - we'll have a clip of it on the site shortly. First meeting between the two here today, the Frenchman coming through against Ireland's Conor Niland in five sets on Tuesday.

* Federer 2-0 Mannarino
Federer into his graceful groove from the off, snapping away a volley that draws coos from the ladies courtside and then whipping a pass away for the break. Mannarino ranked 55 in the world, a mountain to climb here.

Federer 1-0 Mannarino *
Still rammed courtside - what a day to have a ticket for the grand old arena, first the five-set thriller between Soderling and Hewitt and then the shock defeat of Li Na by Sabine Lisicki. Easy hold for Fed, and if the 22-year-old Mannarino isn't intimdated by the task facing him here, he's a bigger man than I.* denotes next server

1950: Thank you Mr Chris Bevan. And so, with the evening getting late, we shall have some first-class Fed on Centre. Splendid.


By Chris Bevan at Wimbledon

1947: Play IS continuing on the outside courts, as Roger Federer warms up on Centre ahead of his match with Adrian Mannario. I'm going to hand you over to Tom Fordyce for that one - enjoy, and I'll see you again tomorrow.

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From Phil in Worcester, via text: "Someone go give Laura Robson a hug from me. Poor girl must surely hold the record for most time spent waiting in a locker room this week!"

1940: Looks like play has been suspended everywhere for the time being. No covers on yet, but no tennis either. Think a shower had people scurrying for cover but the rain has stopped for now.

A shock result
1938: SABINE LISICKI BEATS THIRD SEED AND FRENCH OPEN CHAMPION LI NA 3-6 6-4 8-6
The German drops to her knees after completing a stunning victory, as the Centre Court crowd rise to their feet in recognition of a thrilling match. Roger Federer definitely is next up this time.

It's bad news for a Briton
1933: Curses. Elena Baltacha's match is postponed as well - they won't start that one tonight despite Court 17 just becoming free. Looking on the bright side (or trying to), we have still got two Brits in the women's singles on the first Friday.

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Laura Robson on Twitter: "My match has just been cancelled! Going to do a bit of gym work then go home and sleep!"

It's bad news for a Briton
1931: Lisicki holds, and this time she produces a shriek of joy. Expect some more screams on Court One, though, because Laura Robson's match with Maria Sharapova has been cancelled for the night. A real shame, but we won't see that one played until Friday.

1929: Never in doubt. Lisicky breaks back, to love and Li Na stares at her racquet in disbelief at the way it let her down. I know that feeling only too well. Anyway, here we go again, at 6-6 in the third. Who is your money on?

1926: Oh dear. Lisicky needs some more magic, sharpish. She screams with fury and no little anguish when she puts a put-away volley into the tram-lines. Li Na will serve for the match again.

It's raining
1925: Umbrellas are springing open around the grounds. That means rain, obviously... but how much? Play continues, for now... on some courts at least.

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From Harry, via text: "The Li/Lisicki match dispells any mutterings of women's tennis being boring."

1921: Lisicky moves 0-30 up on the Li Na serve - that's six points in a row for the German. Cue a crashing forehand winner on the run by the third seed, who follows that with a huge serve and is two points from victory. Hang on, though, because she sees a forehand fly out on the next point then flops another into the net. "Extraordinary stuff," says Lindsay Davenport on BBC Two. That makes it 5-5 in the decider.

1917: Super stuff from Sabine Lisicki, who is down 3-5 and 15-40 in the decider but saves two match-points with two huge serves. She goes on to hold with an ace too. Li Na will still serve for a place in round three next, but don't expect the German to go quietly. Over on Court One, Tsonga has just wrapped up the third set.

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1913: Nicolas Almagro is now two sets up on John Isner, both via tie-breaks, but that pair are on Court 18, so don't write Isner off just yet - he has got previous there, hasn't he. Or was that just last year? Anyway, David Ferrer is bouncing back, serving at 4-1 up over on Court Two while, on Three, Igor Andreev takes the first set against hotly-tipped Australian teenager Bernard Tomic.

The match is over
1906: Typical. Li Na holds to love. Anyway, here's another result: Italy's Flavia Pennetta, the 21st seed, reaches round three with a 6-4 6-2 win over Russia's Evgeniya Rodin.

1903: A reminder that Laura Robson versus Maria Sharapova follows the Jo-Wilfried Tsonga-Grigor Dimitrov match - which is currently one-set all, with the 12th seed a break to the good at 5-3 in the third. On Centre, Li Na has made the breakthrough in the deciding set, now serving at 3-2 up, but expect Lisicki to come roaring back. That's been the pattern of this match so far at least.

1855: A surprise unfolding on Court Seven? Maybe, just maybe, as seventh seed David Ferrer loses a tight first set tie-break 8-6 to Ryan Harrison of the United States. Elsewhere, Jurgen Melzer is a set up against Dmitry Tursunov, but 1-4 down in the second. And Milos Raonic, remember him? The rising Canadian star was expected to give Rafael Nadal a test in round three, but ended up falling awkwardly and having to rertire early on in his second-round match against Gilles Muller yesterday. Anyway, Raonic was taken to hospital but his injury isn't as bad as first feared - he's got strained hip ligaments.

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From Sophie Clark in Wandsworth, via text: "The Li vs Lisicki match is so intense. I love it. May the best woman win."

It's bad news for a Briton
It's bad news for a Briton
1846: Bad news for Elena Baltacha fans... The British number one is waiting for Safarova and Zakopalova to finish on Court 17 before she can start her match with Shuai Peng, but Saf and Zak are into a third set. There's been another defeat for our brave boys in the doubles too: Chris Eaton and Josh Goodall lost 6-2 7-5 to Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecau.

1842: There is a real ding-dong battle going on in front of me on Centre. Sabine Lisicki served up a shocker when she tried to see out the second set at 5-3 but went back on the attack in the next game. Cue lots of pressure on Li Na and lots of fierce baseline exchanges, before the third seed plants a forehand in the tramlines to give the German the second set 6-4. Mr and Mrs Federer will have to wait for the outcome of the deciding set before Rog can leave the locker room.

1835: Tsonga saves a break-back point before seeing out the second set against Grigor Dimitrov, who shakes his head whimsically - he knows he had a big chance there. Elsewhere, Nicolas Almagro is a set up on John Isner, while seventh seed David Ferrer is level at 5-5 in the first with Ryan Harrison.

A shock result
The match is over
1827: I tried to send Agnieszka Radwanska through to round three earlier, but the Polish 13th seed has actually just gone out, following a super comeback from Petra Cetkovska of the Czech Republic. Radwanska, a two-time quarter-finalist here, took the first set but ended up being beaten 3-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-4. Cetkovska will play Ana Ivanovic next.

1822: Tsonga is mixing big winners with bad errors but some of the consistency has gone out of Dimitrov's game too - they have just shared what seemed like about a dozen deuces before the Bulgarian held out. Back on Centre, and Lisicki had one heck of a struggle to consolidate that break before eventually going 4-1 up. Roger Federer's Ma and Pa look on from the Royal Box, knowing they might have to wait to see their boy if the determined German goes on to take this set.

1811: On Centre, Li Na double faults and Lisicki breaks to lead 3-1 in the second set. On Court One, Tsonga is putting more pressure on the Dimitrov serve, and is now 4-2 up. Elsewhere, players are back out on court and warming up.

1806: Another Brit doubles match bites the dust for the day... Heather Watson and Jocelyn Rae's match with Russian duo Svetlana Kuznetsova and Vera Zvonareva will have to wait until Friday.

1758: Li Na duly collects the first set 6-3 after saving two break points along the way. Lisicki gave it a good go, mind, but the third seed produced a big serve and then a blistering backhand winner to dig herself out of a hole before going on to hold out. That is still the only match going on, although Tsonga and Dimitrov are warmed up and ready to resume, with Dimitrov a set up but a break down in the second.

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Elena Baltacha's coach Nino Severino on Twitter: "Waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting, you need to be very good at it!! Peng up next, up to Bally when it happens."

1751: Li Na makes the vital breakthrough on Centre, capitalising on some shaky serves by Sabine Lisicki. She will serve for the first set next...

It's bad news for a Briton
1747: As we prepare to resume play around the grounds, I bring you more British doubles news. Ken Skupski and Dutchman Robin Haase are out, losing 6-4 6-2 to veteran Frenchman Arnaud Clement and Lukas Diouhy. Jamie Murray (with Sergiy Stakhovsky) our only winner so far today.

1744: Sabine Lisicki has been on great form on grass, winning the WTA AEGON Classic in Edgbaston a couple of weeks ago, and she has history in SW19 too, reaching the quarter-finals in 2009. She's made a solid start here, looking full of confidence as she goes toe to toe with Li Na - they are both dominating on serve with the German 3-4 down in the first set. Meanwhile, outside, the covers are coming off.

1737: This pesky rain means a raft of matches have been cancelled - all doubles. A couple of British pairings are affected, with Jamie Delgado and Jonathan Marray's match with South American duo Carlos Berlocq and Ricardo Mello held over until Friday, along with the clash between Colin Fleming/Ross Hutchins and Polish pair Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski.

1730: I spoke too soon about Agnieszka Radwanska, who was actually into a third set with Petra Cetovska before the rain returned (thanks to Sammy in London who texted in to tell me). Anyway, moving swiftly on, Li Na and Sabine Lisicki are under way in front of me on Centre. I'll wait until they finish before I announce a winner of that one...

1728: The Voice of Wimbledon speaks, and everyone listens. It's still raining at the moment and the forecast is that there is a possibility of further showers to come. He will keep us posted though...

A shock result
The match is over
1724: A shock in the men's singles too. The 13th seed Viktor Troicki is out, losing 7-6 (7-5) 6-4 6-4 to Taiwan's Yen-Hsun Lu - who beat Andy Murray in the 2008 Olympics. The world number 57 will play Michael Llodra or Ricardo Mello in round three.

1718: "Its not easy and I showed I can play well against the big players on the big courts and win," says Robin Soderling after surving his epic with Lleyton Hewitt. "We had many matches in the past and I think this was the best we ever played." Will Hewitt be back at Wimbledon? "He's a great fighter and in my opinion he plays really well, better than he has in a while, and I hope he's going to be around for a while."

1717: Did I say just Fed was up next under the Centre Court roof? Sorry, it's actually French Open champ Li Na and Germany's Sabine Lisicki who have just emerged to warm up. Fed/Mannarino up after this one.

A shock result
The match is over
1713: ...Let's hope it blows over quickly again but, in the meantime, here are some more women's results. Let's begin with a shock: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova has become the latest, and highest, seed to tumble out of the women's singles, with the number 14 losing 6-3 6-3 to fellow Russian Nadia Petrova. Also through are Japan's Misaki Doi, Austria's Tamira Paszek and Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova.

It's raining
1712: Oh dear. The rain is back....

The match is over
1707: It's all over, and after three hours and 53 minutes fifth seed Robin Soderling is through, fighting back from two sets down to beat Lleyton Hewitt 6-7 3-6 7-5 6-4 6-4, with the 2002 champion saving his worst game until the last, being broken to love. "Soderling will be delighted and relieved to get through," says Greg Rusedski on the BBC, as the Centre Court crowd rise in appreciation of what was a thrilling encounter. Fed is on next, by the way, against Adrian Mannarino.

It's good news for a Briton
1705: Not long to wait until we see Elena Baltacha in action (maybe). The British number one has had her match with China's Shuai Peng moved to Court 17, and will start as soon as Lucie Safarova and Klara Zakopalova are finished. Zak took the first set 6-0 and but is a break and 3-2 down in the second. I'll keep you posted of when you can expect to see Bally, and don't forget Laura Robson's clash with Maria Sharapova is coming up after Dimitrov-Tsonga.

1700: Some great stuff being played on Court One by Grigor Dimitrov, who has taken the first set 7-4 on a tie-break against 12th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. The Bulgarian made a mess of his first set-point by shanking a forehand a mile long, but it is soon in the bag when the Frenchman skews into the tramlines on the next point.

Jeff Tarango on Five Live, watching Soderling-Hewiit which is now 3-3 in the deciding set: "Now that Hewitt has realised he just has to go for broke, both players will be swinging away for the rest of this match and we are going to see some fantastic points."

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From another anon, via text: "Re Dave in Brum. Serena was also on Court Two last year as world number one & defending champion & she still is the latter! It would never happen to a men's defending champion! Double standards? She has not played since winning last year so obviously her seeding is a lot lower but still the best female player on the tour!"

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From anon, via text: "Re Dave in Brum. Wozni is on Court Two but you NEVER see Roger, Rafa, Djok or even Murray on there. You hardly ever see Rog on Court One! Unfair?!"

It's bad news for a Briton
It's good news for a Briton
1648: Mixed news for the Brits in the men's doubles, if that makes sense? Anyway, Jamie Murray and Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky are through, but at the expense of David Rice and Sean Thornley who they beat 6-3 7-5. And Chris Eaton, who you may remember creating a mini-stir in the singles in 2008, and Josh Goodall are a set down agains Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecau.

1640: Much excitement on Centre as Lleyton Hewitt and Robin Soderling exchange breaks at the start of the fifth set - it is now 2-2. Don't forget you can catch the conclusion of that one game-by-game with Tom Fordyce.

The match is over
1636: To complete a flurry of men's results, David Nalbandian polishes off Andreas Haider-Maurer 6-3 3-6 6-4 6-4 and progresses to a potential match-up with old foe Roger Federer, who faces Adrian Mannarino a little later on.

The match is over
1633: Fernando Gonzalez packs up his bags and makes his way off Court 14 after a solid 6-4 6-4 6-4 win over South Africa's Rik de Voest, and the big-hitting Chilean awaits the winner of the match on Court One between Grigor Dmitrov and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Should be a good one either way.

The match is over
1631: Juan Martin del Potro's bandanna is off, and he is waving to the crowd - the Argentine is through to round three, with a 6-7 6-1 6-0 6-4 win over Olivier Rochus, and will exit the court a much happier man than he did when he had just lost the first set in the gathering gloom last night. "I played much better than I did last night," says the big man. Will he chuck his trainers away this time? Of course not. "I will keep these," he adds with a smile.

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From Dave in Brum, via text: "Re Serena's whinge. You are on court Two because you are number seven and 23 seeds, that's why. Even the number one seed (Wozniacki) is there later. Deal with it!"

1623: Last night it was JMDP who was arguing with the umpire, this time it is Rochus, who is pretty miffed about a line call that takes him nearer to defeat. He is keeping his trainers on for now, mind, saving a match-point with a forehand down the line that the Argentine cannot get back. The Belgian holds too, when Del-Pot crashes a backhand into the tramlines, but he is still 5-4 down in the fourth set and the Argentine will serve for the match next.

1619: Olivier Rochus is the sort of player I hate coming up against - the sort who gets everything back. Del Potro is giving him a right chasing today, mind and he is just one game away from a place in round three, where Gilles Simon awaits. The winner of that one is likely to face Rafael Nadal in round four by the way. On Centre, that Robin Soderling fightback I was telling you about is gathering pace - he and Hewitt are now into a fifth set.

More from Novak Djokovic, this time on his self-belief following his remarkable 43-match winning run that lasted until the French Open semi-finals: "Mentally, I do have a different approach than I had. That's obviously because of the winning streak I had and the confidence is very high, it makes it easier to step on the court. You believe in yourself, you're one of the best players in the world and you know that you can win against anybody."

The sun is out
1611: The sun is back out, so what's happening? Only two matches have actually restarted - Dimitrov-Tsonga on One and Del Potro-Rochus on Two. The Argentine is a break up in the fourth set too, but Rochus has won two games in this one, which is an improvement on his earlier efforts. Under the roof on Centre, Hewitt and Soderling are on-serve at 4-5 in the fourth.

1602: Despite eventually progressing, Serena Williams seemed unhappy to be playing on Court Two, saying: "They like to put me and Venus there for some reason I don't know, maybe we'll figure it out." But the defending champion was pleased with her performance during the three-set victory over Simona Halep: "I feel like I'm in shape. I'm just playing my way into match condition, just doing the things I did before, that's all I can do right now. It was a little windy out there and I was just a little tight. I've just got to relax and enjoy myself more. I started slow, but I was really trying."

1557: Play will resume shortly, I'm told. In the meantime, there is plenty of action from earlier today to catch up on, including a battling win for Serena Williams , and slightly easier victories for Francesca Schiavone and Ana Ivanovic. Lleyton Hewitt-Robin Soderling is still going on, of course, but make sure you check out this spectacular almost-diving backhand winner by the Aussie that gave him the first set.

1553: If you are sittting at home or in the office, upset that you cannot experience the rain in person, the WTA have put together a nifty little clip to give you a high-definition sense of how it feels to watch tennis courts covered by tarpulin (external website). It seems a bit more glamorous set to music.

1551: While you lot keep sending in Juan Martin del Potro shoe jokes (involving sole and footholds), this (probably short) break in play gives us a chance to catch up on some results, starting with news of a defeat for 20th seed Florian Mayer. The German lost 1-6 6-3 6-2 6-2 to Xavier Malisse of Belgium. The 'X-Man', a semi-finalist here back in 2002, will play Dmitry Tursunov or 11th seed Jurgen Melzer in round three.

1547: The Voice of Wimbledon speaks, backing up my hope that this is a short shower and reassuring the masses that play will resume as soon as it stops. There is blue sky above, so things look promising... especially now some of the covers are coming off.

It's raining
1541: Just a passing shower, we hope. But it's not affecting Hewitt-Soderling under the Centre Court roof, obviously. Just as well, because we could have an epic on our hands. After almost two-and-a-half hours of play, Soderling has just pulled a set back.

1538: Uh-oh... here comes that rain. The covers are already over most of the outside courts.

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BBC Sport's Piers Newbery on Twitter: "Jamie Murray & Sergiy Stakhovsky stand firm on Ct7 despite a howling gale. An empty lager can blows across my path. Ah, British summer..."

It's bad news for a Briton
1535: Time for a doubles update and first the bad news for the Brits: Daniel Cox and James Ward were beaten 4-6 6-4 6-4 by Mikhail Kukushkin and Michael Russell but on a (slightly) brighter note, Jamie Murray and Sergiy Stakhovsky took the first set 6-3 against David Rice and Sean Thornley. Chris Eaton and Josh Goodall are about to get their match under way too.


1531: Next up on Court One is Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, up against one of the rising stars of men's tennis, 20-year-old Grigor Dimitrov. I spoke to Dimitrov (AKA 'The New Roger Federer') at the end of last year, when he was planning his assault on the top 50... He's up to number 62 in the world right now, but safe to say a win over the 12th seed would be the highlight of his year so far.

1527: As we explained earlier (see 1225), the first round matches in the men's doubles are being played as best of three sets rather than best of five in order to catch up following yesterday's rain. It hasn't always worked in speeding things up though - Colombian duo Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah took 40 games in the final set to see off India's Rohann Bopanna and Pakistan's Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi 2-6 6-2 21-19.

Novak Djokovic seems pretty happy to be safely through to round three after seeing off Kevin Anderson in straight sets: "In these conditions I think efficiency is the right word, especially with the serve. It is better to go for a high percentage on the first serve rather than the speed because of the wind. But I think I served well and I returned well which was key."

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From Kev in Glasgow, via text: "Surely Del Potro's a shoe-in now to win against Rochus?"

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From Ali in Wakefield, via text: "On Del Potro's new trainers.... he should never take them off the way he is playing today, let alone throw them into the crowd."

1516: By the way, those new shoes Juan Martin del Potro is wearing are doing the trick. After levelling the match at one-set all in double-quick time he is now 5-0 up in the third, and has won 11 of the 12 games he and Olivier Rochus have played today.

Serbia
The match is over
1515: Novak Djokovic has impressed in fits and starts today but at times he has been irrepressible. He's just sealed a one-sided 6-3 6-4 6-2 win over Kevin Anderson, chucking his sweaty wristbands into the crowd after winning in one hour and and 54 minutes. "Did he play spectacularly? No," says John Lloyd. "but he got the job done." The second seed will play Marcos Baghdatis or Andreas Seppi next. Baghdatis, the 2006 semi-finalist, was already a set up and is now a break up in the second too.

It's good news for a Briton
1506: Three Brits are on Court Seven at the moment, where Jamie Murray and Ukraine's Sergiy Stakhovsky are playing David Rice and Sean Thornley - I can guarantee a home win there. Oh, and if you haven't already, please remember to check out the BBC's HD online trial service if you in the UK and watching through our live stream.

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From anon, via text: "Wanting Nalbandian to go through. Seeing him vs Federer in the next round would bring back their old rivalry."


Fed and Nalbandian have been rivals since their junior days, when the Argentine was on top. He also won their first five senior meetings, although the Swiss has since edged in front in their head-to-heads.

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1457: As Djoko continues his march towards an almost inevitable victory, putting constant pressure on that Anderson serve, I'll take a quick look around the courts. Fernando Gonzalez and Marcos Baghdatis are both a set up, and 2002 runner-up David Nalbandian has shared the first two sets with Austrian Andreas Haider-Maurer.

Twitter
Coach and commentator Brad Gilbert on Twitter: "Djoker having no problem whatsoever with the 6'8" Kevin Anderson. I'm amazed how easily Djoker is getting the big fella's serve back."

1450: Tall very much on top versus small on Court Two right now, and Juan Martin del Potro isn't hanging about. He resumed his match a set down overnight to Olivier Rochus but is rushing through the second set, taking the first five games. Hewitt, meanwhile, is on fire. He served out up the second set and is in sight of a famous victory. You can follow that one game-by-game with Tom Fordyce, of course.

It's bad news for a Briton
It's good news for a Briton
1442: Some news of how our British doubles players are getting on... Daniel Cox and James Ward took the first set 6-4 against Mikhail Kukushkin and Michael Russell, who lost to Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal respectively in the singles, but saw the second slip away by the same scoreline. Hewitt, by the way, has just gone to ground to put away a backhand winner down the line and will serve for the second set against Rob-Sod next. The Fanatics went wild: it would be the shock of the tournament so far if he goes on to triumph.


1436: Djoko moves two sets up against Kevin Anderson, after a rare wobble on his first serve saw him slip to 0-30. He recovers, but the zip has gone out of his game a little bit, especially since I started bigging him up. "He was very good at the beginning of the match but he has been a bit iffy in the last few games and he is having to battle to gee himself up," says John Lloyd on BBC Two. I still can't see any way back for Anderson, mind, especially because he has been broken again at the start of the third set.

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From Edd in Coventry, via text: "Happy to see Hewitt take the first set against Soderling after I told my friends he'd make the quarter finals. If I weren't on a train I might indulge in a Hewitt style "COME ONNNN!!"."

1426: Ah, I see Juan Martin del Potro has managed to find a new pair of shoes and has resumed his match Rochus on Court Two. On Centre, the Fanatics have had something unexpected to cheer because Lleyton Hewitt nicked the first set tie-break against Robin Soderling. Those two are on serve at 2-3 in the second and it looks like they might be here for a while yet.

1422: "Djokovic is reading the Anderson serve like a book," says Andrew Castle on BBC Two, and I've got a feeling I know how this particular story will end. The Serbian has had to wait a while to break the South African in the second set, but he has just done exactly that to move 4-3 up, then holding in just the one minute and six seconds to move to 5-3. "There is no reason he cannot win Wimbledon," adds John Lloyd, clearly impressed. Got to say No-Djo's form has createst the biggest buzz out of the top four so far, but it is of course very early days...

BBC Radio 5 Live
Bethanie Mattek Sands on BBC Radio 5 live on who might win the ladies singles: "Caroline Wozniacki is playing good and you can't count her out of anything. I think she has 17 or 18 titles and she is only 20 so she is on her way to a grand slam and is wanting it pretty badly."

The match is over
1415: She was having a bit of a struggle when I was courtside earlier on, but Julia Goerges is safely through to round three, beating Heather Watson's conqueror Mathilde Johansson 7-6 (12-10) 6-2. Do me a favour and give this page a manual refresh, that way you will know who will be speaking to you for the next few hours.

1412: Thanks Piers, and afternoon all. So, Serena exits stage left, after surviving a scare. Following soon on Court Two is Juan Martin del Potro, 6ft 6in in his socks, which is what he was wearing when play stopped last night. He's a set down against 5ft 6in Belgian Olivier Rochus, who you might refer to as a pocket rocket.

By Piers Newbery

The match is over
1405: Serena Williams beats Simona Halep 3-6 6-2 6-1 and goes on to face Maria Kirilenko or Tamarine Tanasugarn in round three. Mightily impressive from the champion. Next up on Court Two we'll see whether Juan Martin del Potro can recover as he resumes a set down to Olivier Rochus. We'll also see if Delpo has been forced to wear his school shoes after chucking his trainers over the fence last night. Chris Bevan will take you through that.....

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1355: Serena is racing away at 5-0 in the third and Halep looks like being another to fall short against the indomitable American. Djokovic did wrap up the first against Anderson, while we have a couple more results through - Yanina Wickmayer, the 19th seed, beats Anna Tatishvili 3-6 6-4 6-2, and Francesca Schiavone beats Barbora.... just Barbora, 7-6 6-3.

1349: It's that time of day when you get chance to serve your nation by taking a look at the BBC's HD online trial service. Sue Barker and Laura Robson are curently on there in high definition glory.

1345: Serena smacks a beauty of a forehand down the line and she leads 2-0 in the decider against Halep, ominously good form being shown by the four-time champion. Hewitt and Soderling are heading for a tie-break at 5-5.

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ITheKTrainI on Twitter: Novak Djokovic is like the superfreak of tennis. Lad is unreal. #BBCTennis

From John via text: "Soft year or not, back in 2002 many of us thought we were near the start, rather than the end of, an era of Hewitt dominance."

From Mike, Harrow, via text: "How many injuries at Wimbledon, in the last thirty years, have required a plaster like the one in the graphic?"

1335: Djokovic breaks Anderson again and leads 5-1. "He can win this tournament, he's playing brilliantly," someone whispers in Commentary Box Four. Serena levels up at one set all against Halep, despite a first-serve percentage of 39%. "Williams really cut down quite dramatically on her unforced errrors but still kept the winners up there," says Sam Smith. "It's all uphill for Halep now." And the good people of Guildford remain Britain's best weather texters, although there is some confusion as to which part of the Surrey town is currently being rained on.

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1325: Djokovic breaks Anderson in the South African's first service game, so that's another theory out of the window. And a loud "Jaaaa!!!" from the German gentlemen next door tells me that Goerges has taken the first set against Johansson 12-10 in a tie-break. Chris Bevan returns to Commentary Box Four muttering about "changeable weather". No more forecasting duties for him.

1321: "Bright sunshine on Court Two - those showers are avoiding us for the moment," says Jonathan Overend on 5live. There might not be and thunder and lightning yet but there is one almighty roard from Serena as she moves 4-1 up in the second. "Come onnnnn!!!!" A frightened BBC commentator Mark Petchey says, "It's nice to see a little passion." "A little passion? This passion could knock doors over," says Sam Smith. "Great to see."

Gambeanosnitch on Twitter: It seems Serena Williams just needs a 1st set lost to get out of 1st gear. She's woken up now and focused. #bbctennis"

1314: It looks bright enough on Court One, so much so that Novak Djokovic and Kevin Anderson are both wearing caps to shield them from the sun. The pair have already met twice this year, so you won't be surprised to learn that Djoko won them both on his way to a 43-match winning streak. This is their first meeting on grass though, and South African Kev is 6ft 8in, so he might cause some problems on serve.

1309: BBC Sport's Chris Bevan sends an ominous text: "Security guard next to me whispers 'standing by for rain' into his walkie-talkie. Sky very dark now."

The match is over
1305: Robin Soderling and Lleyton Hewitt are down below me in the glow of the Centre Court lights, meanwhile Serena gets a break for 2-0 at the start of the second against Halep. And the first winner of the day is Ana Ivanovic, who will be delighted with a 6-3 6-0 result against Eleni Daniilidou. Afternoon off now for Ana, maybe the cinema? She could go with Svetlana Kuznetsova, who's just beaten Alexanda Dulgheru 6-0 6-2.

BBC Sport's Chris Bevan on Twitter: "The wheels come off the Goerges serve in a big way. She's broken back to love. Dark clouds gathering overhead too. #bbctennis"


1255: Halep comes back out and wraps up the first set 6-3, so I am now offically on shockwatch. One unforced error from the Romanian to Serena's nine so far. "For me, this match begins now," says Sam Smith on BBC2.

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From Alexandra via text: "All that effort to get Zahlavova Strycova typed up and you've got her first name wrong. It's Barbora, not Barbara. Cheers, Dan."
Grrrrrrr.

Someone is injured
1248: Halep is now lying on the turf having her knee attended to the trainer, which does at least give me the opportunity to roll out the injury graphic. Many meetings and great minds went into this, so be kind. Over on Court 12, Ivanovic has moved a set and a break up on Daniilidou.

1243: Look out, Svetlana Kuznetsova is 6-0 3-0 up on Alexandra Dulgheru on Court 18, but that is going to struggle for attention if 19-year-old Simona Halep can build on a 5-2 lead over Serena on Court Two. Simona is a former French Open junior champion, who lists Roger Federer and Justine Henin as her favourite players. And her father, Stere, runs a cheese and milk factory. Just so you know.

1236: If the rain is on its way, there is a big incentive for those on the outside courts to try and race through as much of their matches as possible. Nadia Petrova, Kateryna Bondarenko and Tamira Paszek have all made swift starts, otherwise it's pretty tight in the singles contests. My coaching tip - go for as many winners as possible. Which might be why I'm sitting here. And it's brightening up on Centre. They've turned the lights on.

1236: If the rain is on it's way, there is a big incentive for those on the outside courts to try and race through as much of their matches as possible. Nadia Petrova, Kateryna Bondarenko and Tamira Paszek have all made swift starts, otherwise it's pretty tight in the singles contests. My coaching tip - go for as many winners as possible. Which might be why I'm sitting here. And it's brightening up on Centre. They've turned the lights on.

Centre Court roof
1230: It suddenly gets darker on Centre Court - yep, the roof is coming across. Welcome to the Thunderdome. Good news for the 15,000 in here, bad news for those outside.

It's good news for a Briton
1225: More from my colleague Chris Bevan: "LOADS of Brits in action around the courts in the first round of the doubles today. Let's start with the men (who will play best of three rather than five sets in this round only because of the bad weather yesterday): Daniel Cox & James Ward play Mikhail Kukushkin and Michael Russell, Ken Skupski teams up with Dutchman Robin Haase to take on Arnaud Clement and Lukas Diouhy, and Chris Eaton & Josh Goodall are up against Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecau. Elsewhere, Jamie Murray and his Ukrainian partner Sergiy Stakhovsky play two more home players in David Rice & Sean Thornley, while Jamie Delgado & Jonathan Marray face South American duo Carlos Berlocq and Ricardo Mello. Finally, Skupski's former partner Colin Fleming & Ross Hutchins are up against Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski. Two pairs of British women begin their campaign too: Heather Watson & Jocelyn Rae play Svetlana Kuznetsova and Vera Zvonareva, and Sarah Borwell & Melanie South face Cara Black and Shahar Peer. Got all that? Good.

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From Alexandra via text: "I'm in Reading, and it is absolutely CHUCKING it down... Now I don't know which way the wind normally blows, but if it's that way, BRACE yourselves... Person in wellies, well done!"

1218: It's a bit breezy out on Court Two and not exactly full yet as Serena and Halep get started. The American leans back and absolutely creams a backhand up the line, so she's not looking too bothered. Francesca Schiavone and Barbara Zahlavova Strycova (deep breath, resume typing...) are on Court Three, while there is, as predicted, a healthy crowd on Court 16 for Julia Goerges and Mathilde Johansson.

Lindsay Davenport
1213: "Former champion Lindsay Davenport on Laura Robson's chances in her second-round match against 2004 winner Maria Sharapova: "It was huge for Laura to get her first win in a Grand Slam match under her belt last night. It is a big step in right direction for her and it is actually an advantage for her to be playing again the next day because she is immediately focused on her next match and can't get too caught up in reaction in the press or messages from friends. Robson will be ready to go, but of all the top players to play, Maria is a rough draw. She is hungry to win another title here and Laura is going to have to start big to have any chance."

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1206: Ana Ivanovic clenches her fist for the first of probably many times today as she battles through a tough opening game against Eleni Daniilidou on Court 12, one of a host of great matches now under way. And a refresh of this page will give you access to 5live's coverage, which is in full flow. Serena is knocking up in the cardigan, with 'godets', on Court Two.

Sue Barker
1200: We have pictures! Check the top of this page for BBC2 coverage, with Sue Barker at the helm as ever.

1155: The Voice of Wimbledon: "From now until mid to late afternoon there is a risk of show ers and, unfortunately, some could be heavy. The good news is that from late afternoon the risk of showers lessens and we could have a fine evening. Just keep your fingers crossed." I am officially starting the campaign for a huge sliding roof across the entire All England Club.

1149: Nets are being tweaked, ballboys and girls are taking up their positions, spectators are politely jostling for space, and players are no doubt going through their last-minute warm-up routines in the locker room. Or maybe they're scoffing down crisps and fizzy pop, who knows?

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From Aussie Dom via text: "Don't forget 2 years ago at this same stage del potro fell victim to the aussie in straight sets and soderling is a similar player. Lleyton needs to make robin move up the court and of course get in his face! C'mon!!"

From Aussie Dom via text: "I know it snows a lot in Sweden but I don't think Soderling is used to the sort of GRIT that he will come up against today in the form of Hewitt."

The view from the fans
1136: BBC Sport's Chris Bevan writes: "If you're a fan of Germany's Julia Goerges, one of the WTA stars of 2011, then get yourself on Court 16 today. The 16th seed will play there twice - first in the singles against Heather Watson's conqueror Mathilde Johansson, and later in the doubles when she teams up with Maria Kirelenko. That's not the only reason C16 is Bevo's Outside Court Golden Ticket, though. Millions of people (probably) in China and Japan will be watching Jie Zheng and Misaki Doe battle it out, and they can't be wrong, can they? Best of the rest is the Brit-fest of men's doubles on Court Seven, including Jamie Murray (with Sergiy Stakhovsky) against David Rice and Sean Thornley. Home fans are guaranteed something to cheer there."

1128: Chilean powerhouse Fernando Gonzalez is out on Court 14 today, a man who never shies away from trying to belt a massive winner. Talk of Juan Martin del Potro's shoe-throwing adventures last night reminds me, didn't Gonzo takes his trainers off and dump them in a courtside bin when he lost at Wimbledon a few years ago? In the absence of that piece of video, here's Fernando removing a mark from Roland Garros's clay courts with his backside. "So I'm superman, I'm batman?" he asks the umpire. A great, great man.

1118: As ever, we'll be across all the action here from 1200 BST when BBC2 picks up the story for those of you in front of a TV. In terms of the Red Button and online, there will be coverage of...... Mannarino v Federer; Djokovic v Anderson; Robson v Sharapova; Serena v Halep; Wozniacki v Razzano; Baltacha v Peng. But fear not, antennae are permanently up for potential shocks elsewhere.

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From Helen via text "Re: 10:40 - 'godets', not 'go days'. It's a dressmaking term for an inserted panel of fabric."
Thanks, I did think that looked a bit odd.

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BBC Sport's Mike Henson on Twitter: "A mob of yellow-clad Fanatics seem to have it wrong as they sit through Soderling practice. Then Lleyton arrives and a plan comes together. #bbctennis"

1100: First up on Centre today at 1300 BST we have Robin Soderling v Lleyton Hewitt, which could go either way in terms of storylines. Plucky Lleyton, now 30 and ranked 130th, pulls out one more great performance to down the fifth seed; or the Swede's brutish power demolishes poor Lleyton in an hour and a half, will see the Aussie back here again? The good news for Hewitt fans is he has a 3-1 record against Soderling, the bad news that Big Rob won the their latest match in Cincinnati last year.

1052: "It's surprisingly pleasant out there," is the verdict as the team arrives in Commentary Box Four, laden down with freebie bottles of something blue collected along the way. I always thought that good old water had been a satisfactory 'rehydration tool' since the dawn of time, but apparently not.

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From Andrew via text "I know it won't help the thing he most wanted to practice (his movement) but how awesome would an hour of murray and berdych v nadal and lopez be? It'd be great for practising shots and shot selection as well as probably draw bigger crowds than anywhere other than fed's match on centre!!!"

1040: The big question about Serena was answered on Tuesday when she battled her way past Aravane Rezai. The other big question was also answered: "Well, the inspiration was to be classic. So I kind of took classic lines and brought it to tennis with a cardigan as well as the dress. So it just has a simple line up the centre. I added go days in the front to add just a little bit of flow. It reminded me of something you would have seen in like the '60s. I love it. It's so feminine. It's almost like a little baby doll. I really think it's cute." I understood barely half of that.

1030: Here's the Voice of Wimbledon with his daily plea to the fans: "Please do not run." The gates are open and we're officially into day four. So what's the pick of the 1200 BST matches? It's got to be Serena Williams v Simona Halep on Court Two, surely....

BBC Sport's Aimee Lewis on Twitter: "What's this? some sort of orb in the sky shining on Wimbledon, putting a spring in everyone's step. Now feel silly for wearing wellies. #bbctennis"

The sun is out
1020: The sun is still belting down as we await the arrival of today's lucky ticket holders at half past. The award for quickest set off groundstaff off the mark goes to the boys on Court 11, where the net is already up, suggesting a big name is heading that way to practise. Svetlana Kuznetsova is the only player down at the Aorangi practice courts at the moment, but Andy Murray will be there at 1200 BST along with Rafael Nadal, Tomas Berdych and Feliciano Lopez. Doubles anyone?

Twitter
Heather Watson on Twitter: "yesterday was a long time ago... off to see the physio this morning. praying all is well with my elbow. #bbctennis"

The view from the fans
Kim, under the sun in SW19, via text "04:30, through queue, court 1 tickets secured. Piers, any sign of the Fed practising anywhere?"
I will investigate.

It's good news for a Briton
0958: BBC commentator and former British number one Sam Smith has given us her thoughts on Britain's best teenagers: On Robson - "If she settles down with a new coach and does a little bit of work on her movement, and a few things go for her, I would like to see her in the world's top 100 by this time next year." On Watson - "If she carries on with the rate of progress we have seen from her this year she won't be losing that sort of match for much longer. She is going to have a brilliant career."

0952: While yesterday was a good one for Laura Robson, it was a bit of a heartbreaker for fellow Brit Heather Watson, who lost in three sets to Mathilde Johansson. Heather didn't want to blame an elbow injury after the match, but we will. Fortunately, a tearful press conference ended on a happier note when she was told that Rio Ferdinand had tweeted about her. It was especially welcome as Heather is a Manchester United fan. "My dad's from Manchester," the Guernsey teenager was quick to point out.

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ChrisDear11 via Twitter: "With the backing of the crowd, I think Robson can cause a major upset today. Win in 3 sets for Laura. You heard it here first. #bbctennis"

0933: You're not wrong, Susan. Great scenes on Court Two as Del Potro reacted to dropping the first set against Olivier Rochus by taking his shoes off and hurling them into the stands. A lovely gift there for someone - one of Delpo's massive, sweaty trainers. One of them looked like it made it over the fence into Church Road, which could have been a shock for someone.

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From Susan via text: "Why has no one mentioned Del Potro having a hissy fit and throwing his shoes out of Court 2 last night at 1 set down?"

Andy Murray
0925: Fresh from yesterday's straight-sets win over Tobias Kamke, Andy Murray has handed his homework in on time this morning. His latest column is up: "Attention to detail is something the best coaches and the best athletes share. I met Jose Mourinho a while ago and he's someone I've got a huge amount of respect for. I think he's kept the same staff throughout his whole career, wherever he goes they go, and he has total trust and belief in them. If you get people around you who are going to do everything as professionally as they can and give you the best of everything, and you believe that they're the best you can work with, then that's a recipe for success.

0918: "Good, good, goooooood, good vibrations!" belts out Radio Wimbledon, before a rather more gloomy weather forecast from John Kettley suggesting lots of stoppages today.

It's good news for a Briton
0912: British number one Elena Baltacha is the other Brit playing singles today and she faces China's 20th seed Shuai Peng in the fifth, yes fifth, match on Court Two. Elena told her BBC Sport column: "Peng has the higher ranking than me and she is seeded and, although I know players always say this, but I really don't have anything to lose against her. I can just go out there and give it a good pop. I played Peng in February this year and we had a really good match, although I lost 2-6 6-1 6-4. I had my chances against her and I will go into Thursday's match with lots of confidence. I've made the main draw and won a round at all three of the Grand Slams I've played this year, so there is no question in my mind that I belong at this level. I know that I can match players like Peng."

0904: There is so much good stuff coming up today - Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Li Na, Lil' Lleyton Hewitt up against Big Bad Robin Soderling - but it's hard to see past Laura Robson against Maria Sharapova as the match of the day on the women's side. Robbo won her first match in the main draw of a Grand Slam against Angelique Kerber last night, and showed he has the British knack for wringing every drop of drama out of a contest. Anyone fancy her to trouble Maria?

The sun is out
0901: It's been a mixed start to the tournament in terms of weather, and I'm not casting any blame here, but today I've passed on Carol Kirkwood and gone for the local knowledge of the BBC London forecast: "One or two showers cropping up over the next few hours and they will be heavy at times, but there should be larger, longer gaps between them than yesterday and temperatures should be up a little at around 20C. The weekend is looking much, much warmer, if a little humid." Humidity? We'll take humidity.

0900: Morning everyone. Day four, the sun is shining and we still have two Britons in the ladies' singles to heap ridculous pressure and expectation upon. Hurrah!


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