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    Fantastic. The best win I've had in Singles in this thing. Massive moves up the rankings for the next tournament.
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    Come onnnn. What a match.

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    The Championships, Wimbledon II - Gentlemen's Doubles
    GRAND SLAM - Thursday (Quarterfinals) - Wimbledon, United Kingdom - Grass

    • Heath Davis will now have more time to focus on his singles assault after he and fellow top seed Jojo Mustard were beaten in the quarter finals of the doubles draw by compatriots Rob Bowenburg and Jarkko Maxum. In a re-match of their semi final meeting at Roland Garros, it looked as if The Lob and Maxum would fall victim to the same result as, after winning the first set in a tiebreaker, they were monstered in the second 1-6. The world's best doubles pairing looked set for yet another Grand Slam semi final as the Bowenburg serve was broken late in the third; the two-time Grand Slam champions taking full advantage as Davis served out the set 6-4. But, faced with the prospect of another loss to their more credentialed rivals, The Lob and Maxum rallied to string four games together to open up a 4-0 lead. There was a small twist as Davis played a stinging smash right at the body of Maxum to break back for 2-4, but they could not avoid a fifth set as Maxum closed it out with a great ace out wide. With it all on the line, many in the crowd expected a cracking fifth set - but they didn't get it. The eighth seeds opened up another 4-0 lead and this time did not let their foot off the gas as they secured the final set to love to advance to a second straight semi final 7-6(4), 1-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 to end Davis' arduous quest for a rare Slam double. They will now play defending champions Sandro Bachunelli and Hicham Hadir in tomorrow's semi finals after they ousted sixth seeded Brazilian duo Carlos Machado and Denis Rodrigues 6-2, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4.


    • In the other semi final, the two underdogs in their quarters will do battle after Andrej Konc and Evgeny Maximov, and Tal Cohen and Raz Teper upset higher seeded opponents. Konc and Maximov defeated Season I runners up Hayden Onwye and Ross Onwye 6-3, 7-5, 6-2, while second seeds Hugh James and Ralph Robinson were beaten by the Israeli seventh seeds 4-6, 2-6, 5-7.


    • Seeded players out: Heath Davis & Jojo Mustard; Hugh James & Ralph Robinson; Carlos Machado & Dênis Rodrígues; Hayden Onwye & Ross Onwye.

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    The Championships, Wimbledon II - Gentlemen's Doubles
    GRAND SLAM - Friday (Semifinals) - Wimbledon, United Kingdom - Grass

    • After picking up the biggest win of their doubles careers yesterday, eighth seeds Rob Bowenburg and Jarkko Maxum were feeling confident about making their maiden Grand Slam final as they faced fourth seeds Sandro Bachunelli and Hicham Hadir. Despite that confidence, the defending champions, 10-0 at Wimbledon, could not be discounted and they quickly set about opening an early lead. In a tight first set, the CWLanders came from a break down to draw level at 4-4 before Maxum double faulted to effectively hand the defending champs the first set 6-4. Dropping the first set for the first time this tournament, Bowenburg and Maxum found their feet quickly in the second and set about picking off the vulnerable fourth seeds with some effective tennis. After slumping to 0-4, the Italian-Moroccan pairing effectively tanked to allow the eighth seeds to hand out their fourth bagel of the tournament. In a renewed effort, Bachunelli and Hadir played far more convincing tennis in a back-and-forth third set as no fewer than four service breaks forced it to a tiebreaker. There they dealt out a bagel of their own - 7-0 - to move to the cusp of a second final. In a repeat effort of the second set, Maxum and Bowenburg shot out to a 3-0 lead but this time they were reeled in by the fourth seeds who managed to edge ahead 4-3. With the set looking destined for another tiebreaker, Maxum was again shocked on serve as Bachunelli hit a crisp return winner to bring up match point. Needing a first serve, Maxum got it in but Bowenburg missed a relatively easy volley to hand the match to the defending champions 6-4, 0-6, 7-6(0), 7-5.


    • In Sunday's final, Bachunelli and Hadir look to defend their crown against now two-time Grand Slam finalists Tal Cohen and Raz Teper after the Israelis beat fifth seeds Andrej Konc and Evgeny Maximov 6-4, 7-6(2), 5-7, 7-6(1).


    • Seeded players out: Rob Bowenburg & Jarkko Maxum; Andrej Konc & Evgeny Maximov.

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    Stoked to get one over Davis and Mustard...gutted to lose in such fashion to follow up though.

    Still, a semi at Wimbledon is nothing to be sneezed at. Carn the Lob!
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    The Championships, Wimbledon II - Gentlemen's Singles
    GRAND SLAM - Friday (1st Semifinal) - Wimbledon, United Kingdom - Grass

    • This Sunday, 23rd seed Heath Davis will compete in his first Grand Slam final after picking up undoubtedly the biggest and best win of his career against American Dwayne Murdoch. Coming out of what shaped up as a truly brutal part of the draw, Davis benefited from upsets and is just a win away from cashing in in the best way possible. For the second match running, Davis dropped the first set as Murdoch broke in his third service game and held on with comfort. The American tenth seed, despite Davis' results, was a 3/1 favourite with the bookies after coming through his last two matches in straight sets. Despite being overwhelmingly expected to make the final, he was roundly thrashed in a one-sided second set as Davis threw his weight around to take the set 6-1. The third set was, at the start, closer with both players level at 3-3. But in a dramatic turn, the 23rd seed overwhelmed Murdoch with some gutsy shots to take twelve of the next thirteen points and move a set ahead. Murdoch got a break he needed early in the fourth, but, at 5-4, failed to serve out the set and paid the price as Davis stayed alive. In that tiebreaker, Heef shot ahead to what looked to be an unassailable 5-0 and then a 6-2 lead. With four match points, he failed to convert the first three including one that was challenged by Murdoch. But with the pressure mounting, he calmly slotted home a forehand after running Murdoch around to secure passage into the final of The Championships 4-6, 6-1, 6-3, 7-6(5). Even with a loss on Sunday, Davis' world ranking will rise to No. 11 and could rise to No. 9.


    • Seeded players out: Dwayne Murdoch.
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    Epic. Actually beaten some good players to get this far too; if not the World's Best. Rooting... for Drake in the other semi.

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    Blanco will kill me, like he always does.

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    Awesome stuff Davis. Hopefully you can go all the way. Can't wait to cheer you on in the box.
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    The Championships, Wimbledon II - Gentlemen's Singles
    GRAND SLAM - Friday (2nd Semifinal) - Wimbledon, United Kingdom - Grass

    • With an 0-4 record against Daniel Páez Blanco, eighth seed Jefferson Drake seemingly had the world against him as he looked to back up a tiring quarterfinal encounter with Radek Špidlá that went to 12-10 in the fifth set. Adding to the adversity, Blanco produced his best tennis yet to beat Sven Oxenstierna on Wednesday in straight sets.

    In a tense opening to the second match on Centre Court, it was Blanco who drew first blood in the third game as he broke Drake before the East CWLander returned the set to service immediately. In a surprisingly low quality first set, Drake looked tentative and failed to pull the trigger when necessary as the Spaniard claimed the first set 6-4.

    The second set continued in much the same vein as Drake continually found himself being drawn into protracted rallies with the Spaniard. This time, though, he found more free points on serve and did enough to take the set to a tiebreaker. There he finally started to lift his intensity, and closed out the set with an approach to the net 7-3 in the breaker.

    In four previous meetings, Drake had managed to take just two sets of the Spanish second seed. At 3-0, though, he looked set to double that before Blanco managed to create more chances of the eighth seed's serve to take the third set to a tiebreaker as well. Drake let another 3-0 lead slip as the Spanish gun clawed back to take a 2-1 lead with his first set point.

    Knowing that he needed something special to claim victory, Drake began to change things up and looked to end points quickly to avoid another draining five-set thriller. Blanco was steady as ever at the baseline, and continually caused Drake troubles with a kick serve out wide as he looked surprisingly strong on serve. The new World No. 1 didn't, however, manage to take the fourth set to another tiebreaker though as he was broken late by a charged up Drake whose game was finally beginning to work for him. A cross-court forehand and then a powerful double-handed backhand volley to the open court gave him the set 7-5 and ensured he would play his second five-set thriller in three days.

    In their last meeting, Blanco bested Drake over five sets in the quarter finals of Roland Garros. But it was clear that this was Drake's turf as he turned the screws early with some confident tennis. From 1-4 down, there was no coming back this time for the Spaniard as Drake ended the hoodoo to advance to his maiden Grand Slam final as Blanco sent a rally backhand long; Drake through 4-6, 7-6(3), 6-7(5), 7-5, 6-1.

    • Seeded players out: Daniel Páez Blanco.

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    With a win in Sunday's final, Drake will be the new World No. 3. With a loss, he will be the new World No. 4. Either way, he is the top ranked CWLander after this week. Should Davis pull off the upset, he will be the new World No. 8. With a loss, he rises to World No. 11.

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