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Wimbledon - day five

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Federer (left) has lost to Safin twice

The forecast for Friday in SW19 doesn't look encouraging with plenty more rain said to be on the way.

If we do get some play, Roger Federer's clash with Marat Safin looks like the pick of the matches. Safin has beaten him twice in the past but is by no means a star on grass, so his challenge to the Swiss could be minimal.

Also on Centre Court, crowds can look forward to appearances by Fernando Gonzalez and Serena Williams.

Although primarily a clay-court player, Juan Carlos Ferrero's match against James Blake could also prove to be quite a decent draw on Court One.

Men's and women's number three seeds Andy Roddick and Jelena Jankovic complete the big names set to entertain in that arena.

Another game that could go the distance is Dmitry Tursunov's meeting with Tommy Haas on Court Two.

With a number of other big names set to show off their talents, how do you see today going?

Give your thoughts as the day progresses.



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posted Jun 29, 2007

finally all the english are out, so we can focus on quality tennis.

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posted Jun 29, 2007

Sam Lyon ....

I thought that wearing white trousers in Essex was pretty much the law on a Friday night out.

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posted Jun 29, 2007

loveblush marat ...

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posted Jun 29, 2007

post itt you nationalistsss

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posted Jun 29, 2007

roger loveblush

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posted Jun 29, 2007

Isn't that David Mercer in the commentary box with McEnroe? I'd recognise that voice anywhere - and not in a good way. Too many vodka and cranberries in a smokey Romford club, perhaps?



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posted Jun 29, 2007

the online coverage of the federer safin match is hilarious.
the commentator is definitely livening up a dull match.

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posted Jun 29, 2007

Oh dear! The dreadful Scot's brother is through. Not that anyone takes any notice of the doubles. The only hope we have is that he upstages AM and goes on to have a reasonably successful career while his bro languishes.

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posted Jun 29, 2007

Come on Hingy! She's in trouble now sadface
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sadface indeed

let's hope she's fully fit for the us open

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posted Jun 29, 2007

"other than beginning with the same letter, is there ANY reason for comparing henman with such a fearless and ferocious animal"

I'm not sure...but I don't think a tiger has ever won Wimbledon.

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