Daniel Brettig: "Siddle is the vital glue for a bowling attack that needs experience and consistency to balance the talent of Hazlewood, Starc, James Pattinson and Pat Cummins. Hopefully Lehmann and company will now remember this"
Not sure anyone can be blasť about what will happen from now on, people are falling, and dropping like flies. More witdraws yesterday in a single day then in the History of Grand Slams. Something's a bit wrong here.
Lovely Laura had better not get injured on Court 2, or there'll be a Pimmy revolt of the upper middle-classes.
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Only bad bit about the morning was the news of Azarenka's walkover meaning I couldn't go and watch Bouchard v Ivanovic on one of the outside courts Saw Eugenie from afar though
Was so so happy I got to see Murray. Guy was just a class above everything else I saw that day. You really appreciate his ability to return and chase balls down when you see it in the flesh. Just has the ability to get racquet on it and direct it towards the mid-court, somehow. Lu nowhere near disgraced himself though, when he freed himself up he really climbed into some shots and made Murray look like the guy ranked 70 spots below. Difference was on the key points though, that and the fact Lu's start of the second set was a poor carryover from the end of the first. Suppose that's what separates elite sportsmen though, the ability to do it when the pressure is really on.
Even the women's game was a great spectacle. They do make it look so much harder than the men but there were some outrageous rallies again. Was a bit gutted Jankovic lost. She must be up there in terms of the quietest woman on the tour?
Watched the last of the Federer match on the mound. It was a really weird atmosphere. You couldn't tell who people wanted to win but I think that's because half of them didn't know themselves. It was certainly like that for me anyway. Suppose I can walk away saying I was there on the day history was made though.
Caught a cheeky bit of LRobson in the doubles
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So why with a poor forecast again today are they not starting matches on centre court a bit earlier as they can close the roof? Surely they should get all the 2nd round matches done before any 3rd round games start. Can see Murray winning his match then them trying to squeeze an unfinished 2nd round game in late on.
Got to have enough time for the AELTC members to squeeze in some Pimms before start of play
Weather is atrocious, just dark and grey with no signs of the light drizzle stopping. Ridiculous that they won't start on Centre Court until 1pm.
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So the hill is now called Robson Rise, she certainly makes me rise when she's playing.
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