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Wimbledon 2011: day seven as it happened

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By Chris Bevan at Wimbledon

2058: It's not QUITE over yet, but I hope you enjoyed a truly Magical Monday which was chock full of thrills and spills, shocks and scares. We bode farewell to the Williams sisters and top seed Caroline Wozniacki and saw Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer pushed hard for the first time this fortnight. As I write, Rafa looks to be on his way through but make sure to check Tom Fordyce's game-by-game updates to make sure. Fancy more of the same? Of course you do. Join Piers from around 0900 BST on Tuesday for all the action from the ladies' quarter-finals. Cheerio for now.

Roger Federer on the BBC after coming through his fourth-round match with Mikhail Youzhny: "It was a tough first set to lose but he did well and it was a good match. I'm playing well it's always somewhat tricky coming on to Court One as I am not used to the surroundings. It just feels a touch slower and sounds a little different but still I was happy with the match and I am looking forward to a tough battle with Tsonga."

2046: The line-up for the men's quarter-finals is almost complete: Rafael Nadal or Juan Martin del Potro versus Mardy Fish, Andy Murray against Feliciano Lopez, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga-Roger Federer and Bernard Tomic will play Novak Djokovic. No matter who wins out of Rafa and JMdP, that is one tasty little line-up. By the way, Rafa has just broken to lead 3-2 in the fourth set, so the end could be nigh.

2041: That leaves just one men's singles match left to be completed: Nadal and Del Potro are still going at full throttle on Centre, on serve in the fourth set after three-and-a-half hours of play (and injury time-outs). Why not follow that one game by game with Tom Fordyce?

The match is over
2038: Roger Federer is through to his 29th consecutive Grand Slam quarter-final, seeing off Mikhail Youzhny 6-7 6-3 6-3 6-3 6-3 in three hours and three minutes. "We must give Youzhny credit for pushing Roger all the way in four tight sets," says Greg Rusedski on the BBC. "Federer will be pleased with that performance, because he came through when he needed to today." Jo-Wilfried Tsonga awaits the six-time Wimbledon champion in the last eight.

2033: ROGER FEDERER BEATS MIKHAIL YOUZHNY IN FOUR SETS TO REACH THE LAST EIGHT

BBC Radio 5 Live
Jeff Tarango on Roger Federer's performance on BBC Radio 5 live: "He has really worked out Youzhny's combinations now and I don't see Federer struggling on serve any more."

2025: Fed holds, ultra-fast, and the heat is back on Youzhny at 2-4. He has to survive a couple of net-cords and break-points but keeps battling, and gets his reward too, yelling 'C'MON' at the end of it all. The Russian will probably lose this match, but he is still playing like he thinks he can win... not too many players with his record against Fed would have that kind of fight at this stage of a match. On Centre, Rafa has edged 2-1 up after a tumultuous tie-break. The crowd are loving that one too - I just saw some fantastic fist pumps from a middle-aged woman sat in front of me.

The match is over
France
2020: They are finished on Court Three, where Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has seen off seventh seed David Ferrer in straight sets. Tsonga triumphed 6-3 6-4 7-6 (7-1) to reach the quarters for the second successive year. Next up for him is the winner of Federer-Youzhny. Should be good, non?

2012: "One more break and Mikhail Youzhny is history," warns Greg Rusedski as the Russian double-faults to leave Fed at 30-all, and he is soon living dangerously again with a couple of deuces. The crowd want more tennis, though, and they are urging the 18th seed on. He responds too. "Federer just isn't able to put him to bed," adds Rusedski as Youzhny goes on the attack again, crashing a superb backhand winner down the line that leaves Fed swiping at thin air. That's a hold, although Fed is still a break up at 3-2 in the fourth set.

The sun is out
2002: Youzhny hasn't folded yet, mind, but the difference is he didn't take his break-back chance this time. Nadal and Del Potro are still locked together in the third set, with the champ serving at 4-4 and JMdP not showing any ill-effects of that fall. All in all, some beautiful tennis being played on an idyllic evening in SW19, although Team BBC is getting a teeny bit sweaty in the confines of Commentary Box Four.

1955: Del Potro is back in action on Centre, and Federer's focus has returned on Court One - his fifth break of the match arrives in the first game of the fourth set. Over on Court Three, David Ferrer is hanging on grimly, not that you would expect anything different from the tenacious Spaniard. He saved break-points at 2-3, but Tsonga keeps piling the pressure on.

1951: At 30-all this Fed mini-slump is threatening to turn into a fully-blown crisis. "Youzhny is going after Federer, attacking him and taking him on, toe to toe," gushes an admiring Rusedski on the BBC. But then a Youzhny forehand flies long and this is set-point number three for Fed, hence his loud shout of "allez". The Swiss conjures up some forehands from fantastic angles in the next rally, finishing off the set with an inside-out winner. Top drawer stuff when it mattered most is my verdict. "He regained his concentration in the nick of time there," adds Rusedski. "The Federer camp are feeling a lot better about life at the moment." Not such a good set, statistically-wise, for Fed though - he only got 49% of his first serves in for a start.

1945: Back to Centre and it is Juan Martin del Potro who needs treatment now, after taking a nasty tumble on the baseline. He's in some pain and gone off court to have his groin or hip looked at - nothing being feigned here. Fed? He went 0-30 on the Youzhny serve but the Russian came back to hold, meaning Fed has to serve for the set at 5-3.

1940: Fed plays either Tsonga or Ferrer in the quarters. Hang on, he's not actually there yet is he? At 5-1 and 30-all, Youzhny strikes with a big forehand, and this is a break-back chance. He takes it too, and is now serving at 2-5 down. "Fed switched off a bit there," says Greg Rusedski on the BBC. "Youzhny is only one break down now and he has done very well to stay in this match mentally. This is a big game coming up for Mikhail because, if he holds, the pressure is on Roger."

1935: Federer in cruise control now, leading 5-0 in the third and swatting winners like flies every time I glance at my screen. Youzhny, staring at a 0-11 record in the head-to-heads, is probably happy to have picked up a set this time.

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Sho_Rahman on Twitter: "Very disappointing from Berdych. Big chance to rediscover his form and he blew it. Shouldn't lose to a player like Fish."

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From Drew and Rach, via text: "Hi Chris, sat in a maternity induction ward relying on your updates to keep us up to date. What a day at Wimbledon, both Williams sisters out, our baby next hopefully!"


Great news. Hopefully today will have given you guys some inspiration for names too? Tsvetana or Marion if it's a girl and Mardy or Jo-Wilfried if it's a boy?

France
1923: It's one-set all (otherwise known as Game On) on Centre Court - don't forget you can follow Nadal-Del Potro game-by-game with Tom Fordyce. Federer, meanwhile is now 3-0 up and in full flow. Youzhny has been here before... 10 times, and counting by the looks of things. On Three, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is now two sets up on David Ferrer. I was going to say he will give the French something to cheer at last after two defeats for their men already today, but I should think Marion Bartoli's victory over Serena will have taken care of that.

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British doubles player Colin Fleming on Twitter: "Got the win today in my first 5 set victory to reach Rd 3 for first time! Thanks for the support. Looking forward to doing it all again 2mo!"

1917: Fed fizzes a backhand winner down the line, and he has another break-point - they are like London buses for him at the moment. He takes it too, and leads 2-0 in the third set. This is looking ominous for Youzhny. A big break to tell you about on Centre too - some titanic rallies being contested from the baseline but Nadal just sent a wild forehand long, leaving JMdP leading 5-3 in the second set.

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From From Esky in Teesside, via text: "Re 1716. Ever since watching Lisicki beat Li in that brilliant match I've had a soft spot for her, of all the great stories that would be one of the best!"

The match is over
A shock result
USA
1910: Job done for Mardy Fish, and I'm going to put this down as another shock. The 29-year-old American wrong-foots last year's runner-up and sixth seed Tomas Berdych to complete a 7-6 6-4 6-4 win which means the 10th seed is through to face either Nadal or Del Potro in the quarter-finals. Most impressive stat from the Fish match? He won 91% of points off his first serve.

1906: Mardy Fish sees a match-point come and go off the Berdych serve but he will still serve for the match next at 7-6 6-4 5-4 up. Ferrer and Tsonga are on serve at 2-3 in the second set. Apart from those two and Rafa-Del Pot/Fed-Youzhny, there is a job-lot of doubles going on around the grounts. That doesn't include Brit duo Colin Fleming and Jocelyn Rae, though, because their mixed match with 10th seed Dick Norman and Lisa Raymond has been postponed until Tuesday.

1900: Fed has won all 10 of his previous meetings with Youzhny and he seems to have moved up a gear since breaking the Russian for the first time today. He's in at the net on Youzhny's next service game and volleys his way to 0-40 and three set points. Youznhy throws in a 80-odd mph hour serve to disrupt the Swiss - and it works. A booming overhead saves the next one and when Fed flops a forehand return into the net we are back at deuce. Fed wants this wrapped up nice and quick, though, anda ferocious forehand return gives him another break chance - this time he takes it and we are level again at one-set-all. Federer only made two unforced errors in that set, compared to 12 in the first. Told you he was upping his game...

1851: Here's the order of play for Tuesday - ladies' quarter-final day. Centre starts with Marion Bartoli v Sabine Lisicki, then Maria Sharapova v Dominika Cibulkova. On One, it is Petra Kvitova v Tsvetana Pironkova then Victoria Azarenka v Tamira Paszek.

1847: Another surprise brewing over on Court Three, perhaps, where Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has taken the first set 6-3 against David Ferrer. Fed is fighting back on One, however, and seals his first break of the match with an inspired drop-shot to go 3-2 up in the second set. It took a lucky nick on the net cord but it was still a sign of his genius, leaving Youzhny sprawling and with a mouthful of net. "Now the momentum is all with Roger Federer," says Greg Rusedski on the BBC. "Expect him to relax and get better and better from here on in."

USA
Spain
1838: That's more like it. Rafael Nadal takes the first set on a tie-break against Juan Martin del Potro... It has taken him an hour and 20 minutes but a good deal of that was down to the Spaniard's extended injury break. Waiting for the winner of that match is Mardy Fish or Tomas Berdych, and Fish is flying right now. The sole American hope has just taken the second set 6-4 and is one set away from his first Wimbledon quarter-final.

A shock result
1832: Right, let's take stock of where we are at on what could be known as Momentous (or Mad) Monday. Murray and Djoko are safely through but both Williams sisters and top ladies seed Caroline Wozniacki are out. Rafael Nadal has got to overcome a potentially match-ending foot injury AND Juan Martin del Potro if he is to progress and Roger Federer is currently a set down to Mikhail Youzhny. All in all, not your average day...

1827: Talk about a turnaround! Youzhny makes it four points in a row when he comes in to put away a volley and follows that with number five when a Fed forehand flies out. Youzhny is suddenly serving for the first set at 6-4. The six-time champion saves the first set-point when the Russian dumps a forehand into the net but Fed is long on the next point... and he has just dropped his first set of the tournament. "Federer just had a lapse when it mattered most," says Greg Rusedski, "His game only dropped off by half a per cent but it was very costly."

1821: Fed and Youzhny are into a tie-break, and Fed has upped the ante... although a lucky net-cord keeps Youzhny alive at 2-4. Nadal, meanwhile, is carrying on, for now at least.

1817: The problem is with a bone in Rafa's foot. The doctor is out now too and the Spaniard is having lengthy treatment.

1815: Serves well on top in Fed-Youzhny but there is drama on Centre because, ahead of a first-set tie-break, Rafa is injured and needs the trainer. Such a shame if he cannot continue here...

1807: Is Rafa vs Del Potro living up to the hype on Centre. You betcha. The champ is in a bit of trouble at 5-5 and 30-40, but he responds with some hefty groundstrokes and a subtle drop-shot winner, going on to hold. Fish is having a lengthy discussion with the umpire at at 3-3 in the second set of his match with Berdych, while David Ferrer and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga have just arrived on Court Three. There were three Frenchmen in the last 16 at the start of the day - Tsonga is the only one still standing.

1801: Mikhail Youzhny is in a spot of bother at 0-30 at 3-4 in the first set but he has four good serves up his sleeve to peg back Fed again. "That was a massive hold for Youzhny," says Greg Rusedski on the BBC. "Like Federer he is not a massive server but it is all about placement for him."


Spain
The match is over
1757: Feliciano Lopez drops his racquet and holds his hands to his head... Has he lost? No chance. He's completed a famous victory, battling back from two sets down to beat Lukasz Kubot 3-6 6-7 7-6 7-5 7-5 after facing two match-points in that third set tie-break. He's into the quarter-finals, where he will face Andy Murray. Lopez is usually a big favourite of Judy Murray (who calls him Deliciano etc), but he probably won't be on Wednesday.

Twitter
USA Today tennis correspondent Doug Robson on Twitter: "This is the first time in the Open era at Wimbledon that all eight ladies quarter-finalists hail from Europe."

Defending champion Serena Williams on her shock defeat by Marion Bartoli, who had never taken a set off her in their previous two meetings: "I never came here thinking I would lose. That's, you know, my attitude," she said, twirling her hair in her fingers. "My mentality was just to do the best that I could and just continue that. Today I tried to do well and I think Marion played really well. Clearly she played really well."

It's bad news for a Briton
It's good news for a Briton
1744: Time to bring you bang up to date with the British juniors who were in first round action today. Oliver Golding completed his comeback against Aslan Karatsev, winning 4-6 7-6 6-4 and George Morgan and Liam Broady also needed three sets to progress. Morgan beat Teodor Nicolae Marin 6-4 4-6 6-1 and Broady overcame Nick Kyrgios 6-3 6-7 6-2. But Luke Bambridge is out and, in the girls' singles, Lucy Brown and Katie Boulter were beaten.

Latest scores
1740: Tomas Berdych lost only 19 games in his three matches last week but he has just dropped his first set of these championships, with Mardy Fish taking the opener on a tie-break. Fed-Youzhny and Nadal-Del Potro remain on serve in the first set while the Kubot-Lopez battle goes on... and on and on and on - the Pole is serving at 3-4 in the fifth.

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From Rog in Basingstoke, via text: "Re 1712. That's not a quarter-final line up... it's a Scrabble player's dream!"

1725: Magic/marvellous/manic Monday continues apace. Roger Federer and Mikhail Youzhny have emerged and are knocking up on Court One. Kubot and Lopez are level at 2-2 in the fifth set, while Tomas Berdych is serving at 5-6 in the first against Mardy Fish. On Centre, Del Potro and Nadal are on serve at 2-2.

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From Elliott in London, via text: "After the three shocks in the women's draw today I feel a shock in the men's. Feel Del Potro can challenge Nadal."

Novak Djokovic on the BBC on his straight sets win over Michael Llodra, and his next match against rising star Bernard Tomic: "It's never easy, I cant say it was easy, I had to earn my points and played well. I increased my level of performance from two days ago - I served well and returned better. I'm very happy and now looking forward to the next challenge." On playing Tomic: "I have only nice words about him [Tomic], it will be a great match for both of us. He's a youngster coming up with incredible talent, he's going to be a top player one day. He's been beating players comfortably in this tournament and should be a great match."

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From Andy in Preston, via text: "Lisicki is my dark horse for the title, serving brilliantly and quietly making her way through the draw. Heard it here first. "


Sorry Andy, looks like I beat you to that particular tip...

1716: Here's the draw for the ladies' quarter-finals: Dominika Cibulkova v Maria Sharapova, Sabine Lisicki v Marion Bartoli, Tamira Paszek v Victoria Azarenka and Petra Kvitova v Tsvetana Pironkova. Pick your winner out of that little lot. I like Lisicki myself...

The match is over
Serbia
1712: Ah, I saw all of the last two points of that Novak Djokovic match, with the super Serb rounding off a routine 6-3 6-3 6-3 win over Michael Llodra by holding to love, sealing it with a forehand winner. Next up for the second seed is a tougher-looking task against Bernie Tomic, his sometime practice partner.

1710: Djokovic is serving for the match at 5-3 in the third... he's on the brink of win number 47 in 2011.

1709: You can follow Rafa versus Del Potro game by game with Tom Fordyce. I'm going to take a closer look at Djokovic-Llodra (while it lasts) and Lopez-Kubot, which is into a fifth set after the Spaniard took the fourth 7-5. Kubot had two match points in the third set tie-break too.

1707: Right, we're about to see a match I've been looking forward to all day: Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin del Potro are warming up on Centre Court. A potential classic, this one...

Andy Murray on beating Richard Gasquet in front of the Duke and Dutchess of Cambridge: "It's great to get the chance to play in front of them [the royals] but when you're playing you just have to focus on the match. If I'd known they were coming I would have shaved. I said 'sorry I'm a bit sweaty'. It was really nice to get to meet them. They said well done on the match, it wasn't a long conversation."

USA
1700: Formbook, what formbook? Pironkova has now won as many matches at Wimbledon as she managed in the whole of 2011 before arriving at SW19. The exit of both Williams sisters means Mardy Fish is the only American left in the senior singles - he has just started his fourth round match with last year's runner up Tomas Berdych.

A shock result
The match is over
1656: Ouch, a bad day for the Williams sisters just got a heck of a lot worse. Tsvetana Pironkova beats Venus for the second successive year, and by the same scoreline too: 6-2 6-3. "Venus was well below par and was spraying so many shots out," says Tracy Austin on BBC One. "Credit to Pironkova, though, because she could have got tight but stayed composed, kept serving so well and dictated play - and what an impressive scoreline." The 23-year-old Bulgarian plays Petra Kvitova next - Venus, like Serena, is OUT!

1651: FIVE-TIME CHAMPION VENUS WILLIAMS IS KNOCKED OUT BY TSVETANA PIRONKOVA

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From Dave, bored in an office in Glasgow, via text: "Anyone else thinking Sharapova must be licking her lips at the prospect of her second wimbledon title after seeing Serena, Wozniacki and possibly Venus go out? It's all falling for her today!"

1645: Venus is serving to stay in the match after a huge effort to break-back against Pironkova ultimately brings her no joy. The American has made far too many mistakes, and she is paying the price. Pironkova has barely won a game since her run here last year, but she is on the verge of another famous victory.

Qualifier Bernard Tomic, the first 18-year-old to reach the quarter-finals of the men's singles since Boris Becker in 1986, on his run to the last eight: "I never thought I'd be here in the second week, especially in the quarter-finals. What a tournament it's been for me, I've learned a lot. I'm in a position now. where I've never been happier and I'm looking forward to playing on Wednesday."

1637: Venus is back in trouble on Centre, with a rash of errors including a couple of forgettable volleys seeing her broken again. "Her confidence is just not there," says Tracy Austin on BBC One. Pironkova leads by a set and 4-2. Elsewhere, Djoko has taken the second set too against Llodra, while Kubot and Lopez are level at 3-3 in the fourth.

The match is over
A shock result
1632: Venus broke back, but the shocks keep coming. Dominika Cibulkova nails a forehand down the line on her third match-point and top seed and women's number one Caroline Wozniacki is out, with the Slovakian 24th seed completing a 1-6 7-6 6-5 victory. She is through to the last eight for the first time, where she will play Maria Sharpova. Wozniacki still hasn't got beyond the last 16 at Wimbledon.

1629: WOMEN'S TOP SEED AND WORLD NUMBER ONE CAROLINE WOZNIACKI KNOCKED OUT BY DOMINIKA CIBULKOVA

1626: Venus and Wozniacki are both on the brink here. Cibulkova is serving for the match at 6-5 in the decider, while Pironkova is a break up, leading 3-1 in the third. No sign of any 'real' rain either.

It's raining
1619: We were warned to expect a shower or two this afternoon and there are indeed a few spots of rain in the air. In front of me, the court coverers are waiting ominiously in the corner of Centre waiting to see if they are needed.

1618: Serena Williams' new ranking is expected to be around 175 after her loss today. Remember she has barely played for the last 12 months though.

It's good news for a Briton
1615: Another British win to tell you about. Jamie Murray, watched by mum Judy from the bar of the press centre (I've spent a bit of time there, and it does have a remarkably good view of Court 14), and his Australian partner Jarmila Gajdosova have beaten Igor Andreev and Maria Kirilenko 7-6 6-3 to reach the second round of the mixed doubles.

1612: Wozniacki and Cibulkova are locked together at 4-4 in the decider. What price the world number one AND the Williams sisters going out today!?

1611: An interesting stat from the WTA: Serena Williams, Kim Clijsters, Lindsay Davenport and Martina Hingis are currently the only players to beat Venus three times in Grand Slams but Pironkova would join that club if she finishes the job today.

1609: Venus Williams saves two set points against Tsvetana Pironkova... but not a third. The Bulgarian beat her 6-2 6-3 on her way to the semis last year and is halfway to a place in this year's quarters after taking the first set 6-2. Oh, and Will gets his wish because Feliciano Lopez saves two match-points to take the third set tie-break. He's still alive, just.

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From Will, via text: "We could really do with Lopez winning a set here. Tire Kubot out a little."

1558: Hmmm. Not a great day for either Williams sister so far. Serena is out and Venus is a break down at 2-4 in the first set against Tsvetana Pironkova after the five-time champion netted a volley at the end of a tense rally. Elsewhere, Kubot and Lopez are level at 3-3 in the third-set tie-break and Djoko has just taken the first set 6-3 against Michael Llodra, who you might remember once hid naked in Ivan Ljubicic's locker for a laugh.

1549: Who will Murray play next? At the moment it looks very much like Poland's Lukasz Kubot, the world number 93 better known for his doubles prowess. I can think of harder quarter-final draws to be honest... plenty of them. Anyway, he is two sets up on Feliciano Lopez, and on serve at 5-5 in the third.

It's good news for a Briton
It's good news for a Briton
1543: Cibulkova DOES break back, so they are back on serve with the Slovakian trailing 1-2. LOTS of Brit news to bring you up to date with, and it's bloomin' good. Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins came through their second round men's doubles match with Grigor Dimitrov and Dmitry Tursunov, wiinnng 4-6 6-2 6-7 6-2 6-4. In the mixed, Jamie Murray and Jarmila Gajdosova are a set up on Igor Andreev and Maria Kirilenko. In the boys singles, Oliver Golding is back on track against Aslan Karatsev - winning the second set on a tie-break and serving at 3-2 up in the decider - and George Morgan has just gone a set up too.

1537: More on Wozniacki - she has just broken to lead 2-0 at the start of the deciding set, but the big-hitting Cibulkova has still got the bit between her teeth by the looks of things on Court Two and the Dane is facing a break-back point already. On Centre, Venus Williams is warming up against Tsvetana Pironkova, who beat her in the quarter-finals last year. Could both Williams sisters go out at Wimbledon on the same day? We shall see. Over on Court One, Novak Djokovic has started like a train against Michael Lodra, breaking to lead 3-0.

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From anon, via text: "Amazing comeback from Cibulkova. She's such a fighter and will not give am inch. This is turning into a real battle and I'm starting to sense an upset here."

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From David in Liverpool, via text: "Fabulous performance by Murray today. He made a wonderful player like Gasquet look very ordinary at times, and not many people can do that."

1530: So Serena's out, but what's happening to top seed and world number one Caroline Wozniacki? She's struggling too. After cruising through the first set against Dominika Cibulkova, the Slovakian hit back to nick the second set 7-5 on a a tie-break.

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From Dom from Manchester, via text: "This time last year, I watched Bartoli get very angry as she lost to Pironkova! Not this year, superb from Marion! But please stand still for a minute."

The match is over
Andy Murray
It's good news for a Briton
1519: Wills, Kate, Billie Jean King and the rest of the Centre Court crowd are on their feet. Andy Murray seals a convincing 7-6 6-3 6-2 victory over Richard Gasquet and he sails into the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the fourth successive year. "It was a stunning performance by Murray," says John Lloyd on the BBC. "That was a step up in class from last week and as good as I've seen him play on grass."

1515: Andy Murray, meanwhile, is serving for the match at 5-2 in the third set. An ace has just taken him to 30-all.

A shock result
The match is over
1512: A fourth match-point for Marion Bartoli, as she moves to 6-5 in the tie-break. Serena saves it with an ace. Number five? Serena can only find the net with a return. The defending champion is out and, even worse, her ranking will drop to number 180 in the world. Bartoli, not exactly known for keeping still, is jumping around the court in celebration and she will play Sabine Lisicki next.


1511: DEFENDING LADIES CHAMPION SERENA WILLIAMS IS KNOCKED OUT BY MARION BARTOLI

It's bad news for a Briton
It's good news for a Briton
1508: British number one Andy Murray is now two sets and a break up on Richard Gasquet but not such good news for British junior number one Oliver Golding, who is a set down to Russia's Aslan Karatsev in the first round of the boys' tournament.

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From anon, via text: "Surely Marion Bartoli's ridiculous jumping around left right and centre is a cause for complaint? It's driving me bonkers and I'm only watching her! "

1500: Bartoli, who couldn't be more animated if she was actually a cartoon, sees two and then three match points come and go as Serena cranks up the power, breaking back to take us into a second set tie-break which, if she loses now, would spell heartbreak for poor Marion. Elsewhere, Wozniacki-Cibulkova are 5-5 in the second and Kubot and Lopez are into a second-set tie-break. By the way, if you want to watch the Bryan Brothers, they are now back on DSAT and Cable.

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Laura Robson on Twitter: "Devastated. We befriended a security guard and had it all set up to meet Beyonce but she's not coming anymore! Bad times :( "

1450: BIG trouble for defending champion Serena Williams. She reaches a Marion Bartoli lob but her backhand overhead floats wide and, after one hour of 34 minutes of play, the French ninth seed will serve for the match at 6-3 6-5.

It's good news for a Briton
It's bad news for a Briton
It's good news for a Briton
1446: More Brit news now and Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins trail two sets to one against Grigor Dimitrov and Dmitry Tursunov after losing a third-set tie-break 7-5. Flem-Hutch are 2-0 up in the fourth though. In the juniors, British boys Jonathan Cornish, Andrew Bettles and Toby Martin are all out but Evan Hoyt and Kyle Edmund, who beat Brazilian 11th seed Joao Pedro Sorgi, are through. Francesca Stephenson beat Makoto Ninomiya to reach the second round of the girls event.

BBC Radio 5 Live
Clare Balding on Radio 5 Live: "Coming into the second week of the Championship, the player who had lost least games in either singles championship was Caroline Wozniacki with 12."

She's now up to 16 having lost three more in the second set. Looks like Cibulkova has sorted out her dodgy serving at long last.

1436: News of the Bryan Brothers now, the top seeds who are playing Alex Bogomolov Jr and Ivan Karlovic in the second round of the men's doubles and lead 6-5 on serve. Want to watch? Their match on Court 18 has just been taken off the multiscreen (DSAT & Cable), but is continuing as an Online only offering.

1433: Another result to tell you about and another woman through to the quarter-finals. Austria's Tamira Paszek the 20-year-old world number 80, sinks to her knees after beating Ksenia Pervak of Russia 6-2 2-6 6-3. Paszek had only got past the first round twice (and went no further) in her previous 11 Grand Slams but she did reach the fourth round here in 2007. Paszek plays Azarenka in the quarters on Tuesday.

The match is over
1428: Blink and you would have missed Petra Kvitova's destruction of Yanina Wickmayer on Court 12 just now, with the eighth seed progressing 6-0 6-2 in just 45 minutes... That's a pretty long blink but you know what I mean. Kvitova, the eighth seed, has dropped only 15 games on her way to the last eight and will play Venus Williams or Tsvetana Pironkova next.

1418: WHAM! Wozniacki comes into the net to put away a volley, and is a set up inside 24 minutes after holding to love - this is impressive stuff. Cibulkova is having a real nightmare on serve, I'm afraid. She has won only 50% of points off her first serve and only 33% off her second. The Dane returned every single one of her deliveries too, and is outclassing as well as overpowering the 24th seed right now. By the way, Bartoli and Serena are 2-2 in the second, both looking pretty tired in this heat.

1417: World number one and top seed Caroline Wozniacki - who you might have spotted advertising blister plasters - has reached the fourth round here twice before, but never gone further. Time to put that right? She is leading Dominika Cibulkova 5-1 on Court Two, having just broken again thanks to a double fault by the Slovak. By the way, Kubot or Lopez play Murray/Gasquet next, so I will be following that one closely.

It's good news for a Briton
1413: Murray puts away a simple overhead to seal the first set tie-break 7-3, to the approval of Wills and Kate. They got a standing ovation when they arrived, now it is Murray's turn. Just one other men's last 16 match going on right now, and Poland's Lukasz Kubot has taken the first set 6-3 against Feliciano Lopez.

1407: Marion Bartoli did, eventually, serve out the first set 6-3 against Serena, who the WTA tell me has never lost in the fourth round here and has reached the quarter-final on nine of her last 10 appearances. Let's not forget she had a year out with injury since winning last year's Wimbledon, though, and her third round win over Maria Kirilenko was her first straight sets win since her return to action. Time to see what she has got in the tank now...

1403: Murray and Gasquet are into a first set tie-break, with the Frenchman serving supremely so far and showing us why his backhand is so renowed too. Just a reminder you can follow that game-by-game with Tom and you can also watch that match in full high definition glory on this website.

A bagel
1359: Another set point for Bartoli, this time on her own serve... Saved by a crashing forehand winner into the corner by Serena, and the French ninth seed is battling to avoid being broken back. No such problems for eighth seed Petra Kvitova on Court 12, though, because she took the first set 6-0 against Yanina Wickmayer. Oh, and if you are looking for a single shot to sum up the sort of form Maria Sharapova is in, try this backhand in her win over Peng from earlier.

1352: At 30-all in the next game Serena is wobbling again, especially when she shanks a forehand out on the next point. Bartoli, a mass of nervous energy bouncing around the baseline, has her first set-point, which is saved when Serena serves big and comes in to put away her next shot. Bartoli's soon back knocking on the door, though, when she puts a way a barnstorming backhand winner and Serena needs a forehand plum on the line to save her bacon this time. Third time lucky for Bartoli? Nope, saved with an ace. Eventually, the seventh seed holds, but Bartoli, who has never previously won a set against Serena, will still get a great chance to change that when she serves at 5-3 next.

Twitter
Coach and commentator Brad Gilbert on Twitter: "Marion Bartoli has lifted the red card - her dad is back in the box after being banished. She's looking really good early. Upset alert?"

The match is over
1343: Pova's through too, wrapping up what turned into a comfortable win 6-4 6-2 when she holds to love. Stand by for a shock on Court One, though, because Marion Bartoli has broken Serena Williams and leads 5-2 in the first set.

BBC Radio 5 Live
Frew McMillan on Radio 5 live on Bernard Tomic's latest win: "One always applauds these qualifiers who have done so well but frankly he demoralised Malisse from the start - I was so impressed with him out there today."

1337: Murray and Gasquet are level at 3-3 in the first set but teenage terror Big Bad Bernie Tomic is already heading off court and into his first Wimbledon quarter-final. The 18-year-old qualifier polished off Xavier Malisse 6-0 7-5 6-4 in just an hour and 21 minutes. A few autographs for A-Tomic to sign before he can reach the locker room but that has probably been the most stressful part of his day so far... He will play Djokovic or Llodra next.

1331: Blimey. Sharapova had to fight to take the first set against Shuai Peng but she is running away with the second, breaking twice to lead 5-1, and forcing a match-point at 30-40 on Peng's next service game which the Chinese player saves with a belting backhand winner down the line. Peng went on to hold, but I'd still better use the stats I've been sent by the WTA as quickly as I can: Sharapova is yet to drop a set, and looking to reach Wimbledon quarter-final for first time since 2006. Peng has reached the last eight at eight of her 15 tournaments this year, and risen from No.72 at start of year to No.20. She is looking to reach her first Wimbledon quarter-final and is the highest-ranked player yet to win a singles title. Looks like that wait is going to continue a little while longer...

A celeb has been spotted
BBC Radio 5 Live
Annabel Croft on BBC Radio 5 live: "I hear that Beyonce is arriving by chopper at around 2pm."

The match is over
1322: Our first wins of the day, startng with Steamrolling Sabine Lisicki, who after trailing 2-4 in the first set, sweeps past Petra Cetkovska 7-6 6-1 in one hour and eight minutes, completing her victory with a break to love when her Czech opponent nets a backhand. That means the wildcard is into the last eight, where she will meet Marion Bartoli or defending champion Serena Williams. Fourth seed Victoria Azarenka is also safely through, winning 6-2 6-2 aganst Nadia Petrova. Next up for her is Tamira Paszek or Ksenia Pervak.

BBC Radio 5 Live
1314: Speaking of Djoko, there's been plenty of discussion about his racquet rage during his win over Marcos Baghdatis on Saturday. Speaking on Radio 5 live, Tim Henman said: "Djokovic left a pretty significant dent in the court and I thought that was disappointing. As a professional you know it happens from time to time and it's not something you can be proud of." Pat Cashreplied: "I thought that was great. I think it was good to see a guy get frustrated and lose his cool"

1310: As Andy Murray emerges on Centre Court and starts his warm-up, the Malisse misery continues on Court 18. His second set with Bernie Tomic was a lot tighter than the first one but the teenage terror edged it 7-5 and is on the brink of a place in the last eight, where he would play Michael Llodra or Novak Djokovic.

1306: Not much between Maria Sharapova and Shuai Peng on Court Two, apart from a single break of serve right at the end of the first set which took 46 minutes. Pova got it in the ninth game, then served the set out. Elsewhere, Azarenka is still making all the noise on Court Three, now leading by a set and 4-1.

1301: Ah, here they come, to a standing ovation as they take their front row seats. Don't forget you can follow Wills and Kate (otherwise known as Andy Murray versus Richard Gasquet) on a game-by-game basis with Tom Fordyce.

1258: Sabine Lisicki is into a tie-break with Petra Cetkovska on Court 12... or at least she was when I started this sentence. The big-serving German just crashed down another big delivery to give herself three set points and sealed the breaker 7-3 when Cetkovska netted a backhand. In front of me, there's a real buzz in the Royal Box, but no sign of Wills and Kate yet.

Twitter
BBC Sport's Piers Newbery on Twitter: "I get within 100m of Court 18 before hearing my first "Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!" Could be plenty more with Bernie in this mood."

It's good news for a Briton
1252: While we await the arrival of Andy Murray on Centre, Victoria Azarenka has gone a set up on Nadia Petrova on Court Three. The BIG news, though, is that the The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are at Wimbledon today along with Beyonce and Jay Z. That would be some game of mixed doubles... let's make it happen. My money would be on Wills and Kate.

1244: Lindsay Davenport on BBC Two, on the prospects for defending champion Serena Williams: "The Williams sisters have got an unbelievable record in the fourth round at Wimbledon - between them they have won all 20 of their matches in the last 16 and you have to go back to 1999 for the last time Serena even dropped a set at this stage. I think the heat is really going to favour Serena today in her match with Marion Bartoli, who had a really long match in the last round and also wastes so much energy with her antics in between points. It's down to her nerves, and she has always done it, but I think it will tire her out even more on a day like this."

1241: Hello all. I'm going to start where Piers left off, with news of A-Tomic Bernie. The Aussie is still finding those (parallel?) lines, and polished off the first set 6-1 in just 21 minutes, making just one unforced error and hitting 13 winners along the way. A Malisse fan with a pathetically small 'X-Man' Belgian flag looks pretty stunned courtside, and I'd imagine Xavier feels pretty much the same way.

By Piers Newbery at Wimbledon

Latest scores
1231: Azarenka has got herself together and now leads Petrova 3-2 on Court Two, while Sharapova gives us an early "C'mon!" as she thumps away a forehand at 1-1 against Peng on Court Two. The early story is definitely Big Bernie Tomic though, the 18-year-old Aussie powering into a 5-0 lead against Malisse. Chris Bevan will guide you through that and the rest of the action, while I test out the three piece suit and top hat in this sunshine I've heard so much about. Good luck, everyone.

Text in your views on 81111
From Alison in Leeds via text: "My flight to Paris is delayed. French and British passengers are settling down to watch Murray gasquet. Hoping it doesn't go to five sets and I get to see the end."

From Tony Coco, London, via text: "Should we assume that you are of the "don't try any trick shots or show any flair at all brigade"? Let them do themselves a mischief if it encourages panache!"
Oh no, Mr Coco, I love a trick shot - but best left to the professionals, I think.

John McEnroe
1223: Three-time winner John McEnroe on Andy Murray's opponent Richard Gasquet: "Make no mistake about it, Gasquet can play. I believe that, win or lose this match, he will be in the top eight by the end of the year." Can he trouble Murray? "His favourite surface is grass and he is the type of player who can make things happen - he has one of the best backhands I have ever seen - but he does have a tendency to take a step back sometimes during matches when he should be on the front foot. Murray, in contrast, will have the belief that he is going through."

Latest scores
1220: There's an early break for Petrova against Azarenka on Three, world number one junior Jiri Vesely has beaten Jonathan Cornish 6-4 6-2, but Kyle Edmund has got one on the board for Briton by defeating 11th seed Joao Pedro Sorgi of Brazil 6-3 6-3. And over on Court 18, teenager of the moment Bernard Tomic is 3-0 up on Xavier Malisse. It's all go.

1216: The BBC online HD trial continues with coverage up and running now, if you want to see Sue, Lindsay and Mac in all their high definition glory. I have no idea how the trial is going but we're all pulling for Mr HD.

BBC Radio 5 Live
1213: "Both girls are playing well and both enjoy playing on the grass and there will be plenty of big hitting. Sharapova will be the big favourite but Shaui Peng will test her," says Anne Keothavong on 5live.

1210: Two of Wimbledon's, er, big noises are out on court now, with Sharapova belting down practice serves on Two and Azarenka doing the same on Three. The ball boys are on umbrella duty as well today to shield the players from the fierce heat. And I must congratulate the British people on their vast array of headgear, some magnificent examples out there.

From Colin, Gateshead, via text: "Somehow managed to lose my door key in the flat and flatmate had already left for work. Forced to stay at home and watch tennis all day. Shame."

Sue Barker
1202: Right everyone, this is going to be bigger than Beyonce at Glastonbury. Sue Barker is on BBC2 right now and the Red Button/online coverage is springing into life at the top of this page. Give it a manual refresh and you can plug into 5live as well. We're working on a channel through which you can smell Wimbledon.

From BBC Sport's Wilmbledon 5 Live Sports Extra commentary David Ornstein on Twitter: "Broady hit with Djokovic on Sunday and was asked by Nadal today, but had to say no to prepare for boys' singles round 1 v Krygios #bbctennis"

It's good news for a Briton
1155: From BBC Sport's Chris Bevan: "There is plenty of young British talent in action in the juniors today but there are three boys in particular with high hopes of making progress. British junior one Oliver Golding, seeded fourth and a semi-finalist here in 2010, takes on Russia's Aslan Karatsev, 10th seed George Morgan, another Grand Slam semi-finalist at this year's Australian Open, plays Romanian Teodor Nicolae Marin and Liam Broady, who will also be defending his boys double title, looks to build on his impressive singles win on grass in the Aegon Junior International at Roehampton last week when he plays Australia's Nick Kyrgios."

Twitter
From thedanthomas on Twitter: "With the quarter-finalists being decided on this 'Magic Monday' at Wimbledon, I reckon this will be another unproductive day. #bbctennis"

1145: It's the as yet unnamed (despite Jeff Tarango's best efforts) craze sweeping the nation, the Murray trick shot, and BBC Sport's Rishi Persad has challenged a group of fans to see if they can match the Briton's silky skills, Apparently not, and I think we should just be thankful that no-one did themselves a mischief.

1137: Here's the all-important BBC coverage from 1200 BST across BBC2, the Red Button & online - Court 2 - Peng v Sharapova; Court 3 - Petrova v Azarenka; Court 12 - Lisicki v Cetkovska; Court 18 - Tomic v Malisse. Our friends at 5live will also be joining the fun and accessible through this page. Sorted.

1130: BBC Sport's Chris Bevan writes: "Court 18 is Bevo's Outside Court Golden Ticket today, but you will have to move quickly to get a look in. Why? Hordes of yellow-shirted Fanatics are already arriving there en masse to get behind Aussie teen sensation Bernard Tomic, the youngest man in the last 16, in a clash with Xavier Malisse that is almost worth watching for their nicknames alone - 'A-Tomic versus the 'X-Man'. After that, the legendary Bryan brothers continue their bid to add to their solitary Wimbledon men's doubles title, and Brits Ken Skupski and Elena Baltacha look to continue their progress in the mixed."

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From Derek, at Dunblane Hotel, via text: "Re 1112 No weather of the sort here in Andys home town. But we send you the warmest of wishes. Come On Murray!"

1124: Ann Jones, the 1969 Wimbledon champion, is out inspecting Court Three ahead of the arrival of Nadia Petrova and Victoria Azarenka at 1200 BST. Meanwhile, the final preparations are being made to Court Eight where Britons Fleming & Skupski will follow up their superb first-round demolition of the seventh seeds by taking on Tursunov & Dmitrov, and there's already a good crowd building for that one.

The view from the fans
1117: It's a big day inside the All England Club but it's already been a huge night across the road in the park as thousands have indulged in the great British summer tradition of queueing for Wimbledon. BBC Sport's Sonali Shah has been taking a look back at the history of the Wimbledon queue. Judging by the delirious state of some after a night under the stars, there should be quite an atmosphere this afternoon.

The sun is out
1112: It is an absolute scorcher and I'm thankful I went for the highest-quality tweed today, more breathable, although the waistcoat might have been overdoing it. No such problems for the fans out on Court Four, where Essex 17-year-old Jonathan Cornish is about to take on junior world number one Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic. Hats are being adjusted and there is much rummaging at the bottom of bags for that sun cream bought on holiday last year.

From BBC Sport's David Ornstein on Twitter: "Murray arrives for hit on practice Ct15. In high spirits as he chats with 1 of the Bryans #bbctennis"

1102: We have an hour until play starts for the big names but the juniors are about to get under way, with Kyle Edmund, Jonathan Cornish and Evan Hoyt leading the early British challenge out there. Meanwhile, Serena Williams is practising on Court 15 under the watchful eye of dad Richard. That man has seen a lot of practice in his time.

Mole
BBC Sport's Wimbledon Mole: "BBC weather girl Carol Kirkwood is so eternally cheerful it is hard to take her warnings of thunderstorms seriously, but she has just been in the office and despite the Sahara-esque conditions on Henman Hill we are in trouble later. In other news, Britain's Got Talent judge and comedian Michael McIntyre is here today and bound to cause absolute mayhem. Hope he is bringing his fellow BGT judge David Hasselhoff with him. I remember seeing the Hoff at Wimbledon back in 2006 where his, ahem, colourful antics got the All England Club in a quite a fluster. And he didn't even sing."

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From Ali, Hove, via text: "Re oli from telford. Murray may not be in the same league as fed and nadal but is just as capable of going on an unbeaten run as novak is."

From Donna and Denise via text: "Hey Piers, can you give a mention to Donna and Denise baking in the queue. Ever so excited about being in the Wimbledon grounds. Not long now. Thanx 4 keeping us going."

1050: An update from The Voice of Wimbledon, who is as pleased as punch to tell us that it will be "a very hot afternoon, with temperatures expected to reach 30 degrees" and advises us to use "hats, water and sun protection". But he adds, ominously, that there is "a threat of showers and thunderstorms breaking out later on".

Twitter
5live's Jonathan Overend on Twitter: "Unusual for Murray to be first on at 1pm... Until you see the forecast for later. A huge leg up from the committee. #bbctennis"

1038: Magic Monday, Manic Monday, Mad Monday, I don't like Mondays, the Happy Mondays .... so many possibilities. And it's just occurred to me that Del Potro might have an extra spring in his step today as a Boca Juniors fan, after arch rivals River Plate got relegated for the first time yesterday. What's the Argentine version of an away trip to Doncaster in January?

From ChrisDear11 on Twitter: "I'm going to stick my neck on the line: Gasquet, Pironkova and Del Potro to win today. Magic Monday will be known as Mad Monday. #bbctennis"

The view from the fans
1030: The gates are open and the race is on for a prime spot on the hill and, maybe, for the really fleet of foot, a table too. If you get one of those, you cannot move for the next 10 hours. Can't risk it.

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From Oli, telford, via text: Murray to go through in 4 sets today, but when will we take off our british tinted glasses and realise hes not in the same league as novak, rafa or roger. Controversial but true.

1020: The second Monday is when the big boys and girls clash, and there's usually a shock or two out there somewhere. The first week was probably edged by the women in terms of excitement and there are some potential epics out there again, with Serena v Bartoli catching the eye. Anyone fancy Marion to cause an upset on Court One? Venus might have problems against Pironkova in the second match on Centre, while Sharapova faces a tester against Peng, conqueror of Baltacha, first up on Court Two at 1200 BST.

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From Ella in the q via text: "I've been beaten 4 times at i spy already this morning. This despite the fact that my friend's contacts were trodden on during the night. We're hoping her brother is bringing spares so she'll be able to see the tennis if we get in......"

From BBC Sport's David Ornstein on Twitter: "Djokovic hitting at 1030 BST on outside Court 15, Murray 1100 and Federer 1400 at practice courts. Nadal hasn't booked a slot #bbctennis"

1008: Centre Court is slowly coming to life, with all manner of strange machinery on the hallowed turf in front of me testing... something.... while the ground staff have their morning meeting. Meanwhile, the boys on Court 15 look a bit bleary-eyed as they put the net up. Might want to check that one, Bethanie-Mattek Sands is playing doubles first up there and she can get a bit cross.

Twitter
From donmozeso on Twitter: "Followed advice. Tanked up on drinks. quarter of stock gone, quarter to go! On my couch. At home! This' gonna be fun!!! #bbctennis"

0954: Aside from Murray, the match that really leaps out on day seven pits world number one and defending champion Rafael Nadal against 2009 US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro. Rafa leads the head-to-head 5-3 and won their only match this year on hard court in Indian Wells, but the Argentine is almost back to full strength after missing most of 2011 through injury. "Its got to be Rafa on this surface," says Mark Petchey in today's pundit's pick.

0946: The queue for the show-court tickets was full to capactiy by Sunday afternoon, so what on earth is making thousands of sensible people queue up in a park, risking their sensisitve skins, with only grouand passes available? Judging by some of the texts, the chance for some flirting in the sunshine apparently, but also a prized place on the hill. And away from the main Courts there are dozens of top quality doubles matches going on around the grounds, as well as the world's best juniors in action.

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From anna - roasting in the queue! - via text: "Alarm blaring? 5am. Bacon sandwiches purchased? 3. Foot cut open? Twice. Sunscreen applied? Copiously. Number of people ahead in the queue? 5317. Worth it? Absolutely, nothing beats Magic Monday at Wimbledon."

BBC Radio 5 Live
0938: "A lot will depend on their second serves today," former doubles champ Mark Woodforde tells 5 live. "If Murray doesn't get enough first serves in then Gasquet is going to just wallop those second serves."

Andy Murray
0934: So, to Murray. He and Gasquet share a 2-2 head-to-head record but the Scot has won the last two, both from two sets down, both in Grand Slams, both after Gasquet served for the match. That's got to count for something, right? The first of those came in the same round at Wimbledon three years ago and will be forever remembered for 'the bicep curl', when the newly-beefed up Murray celebrated his comeback with a bit of bodybuilding posing. The second was arguably more impressive, when he beat the Frenchman on home soil on the clay of Roland Garros in front of a partisan crowd on the Suzanne Lenglen court. So the tactics for Murray are clear - tank the first two sets and the match is his.

Twitter
From lankster2003 on Twitter: "1.5 litres of water down, 4.5 to go. Already sunburned arms and face got suncream well and truly slapped on. And up at 4.20 #bbctennis"

0919: Radio One's Simon Mundie has just come bounding into Commentary Box Four demanding predictions on two of today's big matches. He's going for Murray to win in five, Del Potro in four. I say that, he's already changed his mind three times. I'm going Murray in four, Nadal in five. How about you?

Twitter
5live's David Law on Twitter: "In the years I have been coming to Wimbledon, I can not recall queues of people to this extent. It'll be electric today. Some funny exchanges between queuers and officialdom. 'Hello, hello, do you want to join the queue?'. 'No, we want watch tennis.' Official to queuers trying to keep spirits up: 'Keep going, keep going, you're almost, er, somewhere.'"

The view from the fans
0911: You know it's a big one at the All England Club when people start queuing three days in advance, and the first hardy souls hoping to get Centre Court tickets pitched their tents in the park on Friday afternoon. Those hoping to get ground passes and maybe head for the hill this afternoon have been arriving since the early hours of this morning. So how's the atmosphere out there? I want to hear tales of communal singing and mass games of I Spy.

The sun is out
0906: BBC Breakfast's Carol Kirkwood on Centre Court: "The sky is blue, the sun is beating down and it is hot! We're expecting a scorchio 31 degrees with a lot of sunshine but by the middle of the afternoon there's a 50% chance of a shower, and by 8pm we could get some thundery downpours." Now I would never, ever question Carol's word on the weather, but "showers"? "Downpours"? Really.....?

0901: First up from 1200 BST on Courts Two and Three we have Shuai Peng v Maria Sharapova and Nadia Petrova v Victoria Azarenka, then from 1300 BST we have Serena Williams v Marion Bartoli on One and Andy Murray v Richard Gasquet on Centre. Ah yes, Mr Murray. We'll get to him in a moment.

0900: Morning all. It's hot, and getting hotter. Rehydration - or 'drinking' - will be key if we're all to get though the best day of the tennis year in one piece. Sixteen singles matches will decide this year's quarter-finalists, with Andy Murray, Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Caroline Wozniacki, Rafael Nadal, Venus Williams - you know, the usual crowd - among those in a packed schedule.

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