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  Sunday, 7 July, 2002, 20:02 GMT 21:02 UK
David who?
Beaten Wimbledon finalist David Nalbandian
The final was Nalbandian's first game on Centre Court

When two players came out onto Centre Court three hours before the men's final it caught one member of the press pack by surprise.

"Who the #%& is that?" he exclaimed loudly.

He only quietened down when he was informed it was David Nalbandian having a warm-up before the big match.

Nalbandian was getting his first ever feel of Centre Court.

Just as well for the embarrassed hack who might have had a better chance of recognising the Argentine on his second appearance...in the final.


Yes, we know

Lleyton Hewitt's post-match television interview after capturing his debut Wimbledon title would have left you in no doubt of the 21-year-old's country of origin.

Wimbledon champion Lleyton Hewitt reveals his Aussie roots
Lleyton Hewitt reveals his Aussie roots

Hewitt managed to get the words "beauty" and "ripper" into his victory speech, and it was some suprise he didn't slip in a "great galah" as well.

He excelled himself in a later news conference, uttering "you know" an incredible 93 times during his ten-minute address.

The astounding run included 10 "you knows" in the same answer and the elusive reply: "you know, I don't know."


Out to tea

Doubles is always something of a sideshow at Wimbledon, but anything involving the Williams sisters is usually guaranteed to draw the crowds.

Not on Sunday.

As the sisters walked out to play the women's doubles final against Virginia Ruano Pascual and Paola Suarez, most of the crowd had scattered and just four hardy souls had stayed in the Royal Box.

Two of the gentlemen looked decidedly sleepy, the tension of Lleyton Hewitt's stroll to the title obviously too much to bear.


Sharapova overshadowed

Maria Sharapova's dreams of a Wimbledon title on her first visit to the All England Club were ended on Sunday in the final of the girl's singles.

Russia's Maria Sharapova
Sharapova is a rising star

The promising 15-year-old was beaten by Russian compatriot Vera Douchevina 4-6 6-1 6-2.

And it looks like there is no end in sight to the rise of the Russians in women's tennis: nine of the top 100 are from Russia as were five of the Wimbledon girls' singles quarter-finalists.

In the boys' singles, Todd Reid made it a double for Australia after Lleyton Hewitt's win by defeating Lamine Ouahab of Algeria 7-6 (7-5) 6-4.

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