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Wimbledon 2012: day eightLive

Weather is set to disrupt play again as Andy Murray resumes his fourth-round match with Marin Cilic on Court One and the women play their quarter-finals.

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3 July 2012

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  1. 1050: 

    As Novak Djokovic departed Centre Court following his emphatic straight sets win over Viktor Troicki the crowd stood up and chanted "Andy! Andy! Andy!" Alas, the organisers refused to allow Murray to conclude his fourth-round tussle under the sanctuary of the roof because of the "problems associated with moving matches".

    An All-England Club spokesman said: "It is a traditional daytime, outdoor event. We have had four late nights already. We could go on to five or six. We have to draw the line somewhere and this is it."

  2. 1039:  
    John Lloyd, BBC Sport

    As I was eating my cereal this morning, former Davis Cup captain John Lloyd was on Radio 5 live, speaking about the decision to schedule Andy Murray on Court One. Here's what Lloyd had to say: "He certainly should have been on Center Court for this match against Marin Cilic.

    "He wouldn't be in this situation where he's playing catch up on Court One, and if the forecast is as bad as everyone says, he may not even get through today. I think once again, Wimbledon were too fair, and should have thought about the consequences."

  3.  

    Ryan Kirkham on Twitter: "Why play Andy Murray on Center Court when last year's women's champion plays on Court Three? Respect to the champs not the also rans."

  4. 1030: 

    Murray returns to Court One today, much to the annoyance of fans and headline writers across the country. "Murray under a cloud," proclaimed the Daily Mail, while the Scottish Daily Record declared: "Storm brews over SW19". Poor Andy. While his rivals, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, relax in their luxury rented homes, donned in their favourite smoking jackets, the Scot faces the prospect of kicking his heels in the locker room, waiting, waiting and waiting...

  5. 1023: 

    BBC Sport's David Ornstein: "Just bumped into Team Murray as they emerged from the locker room and headed to the practice courts. Andy Murray himself, hitting partner Dani Vallverdu, fitness trainer Jez Green and physio Andy Ireland all look relaxed but focused. Murray smiles for a few cameramen but whether his demeanour will be so bright if this drizzle persists is a different matter."

  6.  

    SAFUAREZ on Twitter: "If the weather is that bad, bring them to Preston. Excellent weather, the perfect day for tennis. Come on Murray!"

    Sam Gosling on Twitter: "Why put Andy Murray on Court One again when the forecast is rain?? It's like we don't want a British winner."

    Anthony Josephson on Twitter: "Very wet Tuesday morning at Wimbledon queue. Hoping things dry up so matches can be played so we can see men's 1/4s tomorrow."

  7. 1014: 

    Hopefully the menacing clouds will slink away to allow Andy Murray to resume his fourth-round match with Marin Cilic on Court One at noon, and I'm happy to relay that during the last 10 minutes the drizzle has stopped. Hooray! The Brit was leading the Queen's champion 7-5 3-1 when rain suspended play on Monday, with John McEnroe believing the Croat was "running on fumes". But will Cilic return from the break a rejuvenated man?

  8. 1005: 

    It's during days like these you need a weatherman by your side and luckily I've found one. Simon King, the BBC's expert on the elements, says play is likely to be interrupted again today. Sorry about that.

    "Some of the damp and drizzly weather we've had this morning could linger into the start of play but it should tend to clear away and give us a drier spell before more significant rain spreads in from the south west during mid-to-late afternoon," says King. "Feeling rather humid with a maximum temperature of around 19 degrees."

  9. 1001: 

    And on the eighth day it rained...

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