Wimbledon 2013 day seven as it happened

Top seed Novak Djokovic beats Tommy Haas after Andy Murray wins, but Serena Williams and Laura Robson go out of Wimbledon.

1 July 2013 Last updated at 20:58

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    Novak Djokovic on facing Tomas Berdych in the quarter-finals: "I lost to him the only time I played him here but I think I am playing really really good tennis at the moment, maybe even better than I was when I won it it in 2011."


    Novak Djokovic on his win: "He [Haas] is always tough and I knew I had a bad record against him on grass. It was a tough challenge but I played a really, really good match. It was never going to be as easy as the first set and I had to work for my games, I was serving well and returning exceptionally good at the vital times. I am really glad I managed to close it out in three sets."

  3. 2054: 

    And that's that for the day. A day that Britain's Andy Murray went through but Laura Robson bit the dust; a day that Germany's Sabine Lisicki pulled off perhaps the biggest upset in a year of colossal upsets, defeating Serena Williams. Tomorrow it's the women's quarter-finals, there may be a few names you're unacquainted with. Night.

    Former Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek, BBC Radio 5 live

    "For me this was the match Djokovic could have lost en route to the final. If he plays this well then against Berdych he could go through in straight sets again."


    Tomas Berdych on reaching the quarter-finals: "I'm very happy. Bernard is a great player and he's using all the skills that you can possibly use on grass and that's why it makes it so tough to play him. I was struggling with his fast routine for the serve. After the two sets I found the rhythm and started to feel much more confident."

    Three-time Wimbledon winner Boris Becker, BBC Sport

    On Djokovic's quarter-final match with Tomas Berdych: "Two great baseliners and two great players and Berdych has beaten Djokovic here before but once you get to the quarter-finals you expect to play tough matches."

  7. 2050: 

    Top seed Novak Djokovic will play Tomas Berdych next after the 2010 runner-up came through against Bernard Tomic over on Court One. And in the boys singles, Thailand's Wishaya Trongcharoenchaikul is through. The whole time I was writing I was playing the 'how many awful words can I think of to describe my ex-girlfriend from Trongcharoenchaikul's name game'. Try it, it's fun...


    A Bernard Tomic forehand bounces beyond the baseline to present Tomas Berdych with two match points. The Czech thinks he's sealed the deal with an ace but replays prove otherwise. He has another go, this time a second serve, and wraps up the match with a winning forehand into the corner for a 7-6 (7-4) 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 6-4 victory.

    GAME, SET AND MATCH- Djokovic 6-1 6-4 7-6 (7-4) Haas

    ... Djokovic tries the drop-shot but Haas sniffs it out and hunts it down before putting away the forehand down the line. But what a shot that is to seal it, a ripped forehand winner down the line. An almighty, creaking roar from Djokovic, plenty of relief in that.

    Novak Djokovic
    TIE-BREAK- Djokovic 6-1 6-4 6-6 Haas*

    ... Haas with an unforced error on the forehand side, 5-1, Djokovic has two serves for the match at 5-2... Djokovic with a kicker second serve that Haas is unable to deal with and here's the world number one serving for a place in the last eight... backhand into the net from Djokovic...

    TIE-BREAK- Djokovic 6-1 6-4 6-6 Haas*

    No doubting who the crowd want to win this, chants of "Tommy! Tommy!" before Djokovic opens up with an ace. Haas getting that backhand working and Djokovic eventually claws a forehand into the net for 1-1. Djokovic attacks the net and Haas misses with the attempted backhand pass, mini-break... how is Djokovic getting this stuff back, the man must have wrists and forearms hewn from vulcanised rubber, and here's a forehand winner down the line for 4-1. Haas staring down the barrel and Djokovic has got his finger on the trigger...

    Former Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek, BBC Radio 5 live

    "If Haas wins this set, I do not know who to put my money on. Djokovic really doesn't seem sure of himself at this moment."

    Three-time Wimbledon winner Boris Becker, BBC Sport

    "All credit to Djokovic for getting his concentration back after thinking he had already won it. He would have been thinking about his post-match interview and having a shower but with this sport you can't think like that until you have won that final point."

    TIE-BREAK- *Djokovic 6-1 6-4 6-6 Haas

    Djokovic all over the court on that point but Haas eventually converts the backhand volley for 15-0. Haas misses with a forehand for 30-15 only for Djokovic to hook a forehand long. Djokovic sends a backhand long, we've got ourselves a tie-break.

    Djokovic 6-1 6-4 6-5 Haas*

    Haas floats a backhand long before pushing a forehand wide. But that's vintage Haas, a one-handed backhand winner down the line for 30-15. Djokovic thinks about the overhead before thinking better of it and watching the lob land out and Haas fires a backhand long to hand his rival the game. Haas serving to stay alive again...

    *Djokovic 6-1 6-4 5-5 Haas

    Haas, remember, still has to serve to stay in the match. He finds a boomer for 15-0 before Djokovic nets with a backhand return. Whoa, Djokovic onto that forehand return in a flash and Haas can only stand and stare at it. Another ripsnorting forehand return for 30-30 but here's a match point after some more barely believable scrambling by the world number one... Haas saves, Djokovic bunting a forehand return long, and the Serb follows up with an errant backhand. Haas is alive! Djokovic sprays a forehand long, we're level in the third set.

  17. 2028: 

    Tomas Berdych serving with a surgeon's precision, two aces and the seventh seed consolidates his break over Bernard Tomic to nudge 3-1 ahead in the fourth.

    Jonathan Overend, BBC Radio 5 live

    "Djokovic is not happy here. There was some sarcastic applause from him at the end of that game. He is complaining to the umpire about spectators calling out in between his first and second serves. At twenty-five past eight that is something he is just going to have to deal with, I'm afraid."

    Djokovic 6-1 6-4 5-4 Haas*

    Djokovic with a double fault for 30-15, three of those today from Djokovic, and Haas is going down throwing haymakers, that's a hearty baseline exchange that ends with Djokovic putting a forehand wide. That's tremendous by Haas, the man's got a heart as big as a lion - that rally sealed with a zinging cross-court forehand. Break point Haas but Djokovic rolls in some of his big weapons to save. Ace down the middle for the advantage - nope, Haas challenges and it missed by the width of a fag paper. Djokovic hoicks a forehand long and here's another chance for Haas... BREAK! Djokovic goes long with a forehand, Haas stays alive.

  20. 2018: 
    Tomas Berdych

    Berdych collects a fifth set point and this time the big serving Czech is ruthless, running around the baseline to unleash an irretrievable forehand winner which secures the third set 6-4.

    *Djokovic 6-1 6-4 5-3 Haas

    Haas with the old one-two, big first serve and forehand winner down the middle, and that's a relatively straightforward hold, at least by the standards of this match.


    Steve Bownds: One of the few ways that Tomic vs. Berdych could be improved is if the two of them swapped first names. #bbcwimbledon

    Djokovic 6-1 6-4 5-2 Haas*

    Haas beginning to unravel now, here he is plonking an attempted drop-shot into the net, but Djokovic nets with a backhand for 40-30. The door slightly ajar for Haas but Djokovic takes the tips of his fingers off with another bully-boy first serve. Haas serving to stay in the match.

  24. 2011: 

    Bernard Tomic saves three set points, then saves a fourth with a dipping backhander which Tomas Berdych can only biff long. The Australian's first serves not finding the target, but the second serves doing a job as Berdych nets a return. The seventh seed has an opportunity to serve out for the set, though.

    *Djokovic 6-1 6-4 4-2 Haas

    Haas having to kill Djokovic two or three times in a rally to win a point - and then nail down his coffin and haul a boulder on top of it. And even then he can't be sure that Djokovic is dead. Djokovic with a wicked backhand winner for deuce before Haas flails a forehand long. Break point Djokovic... Haas misses with a backhand after some more ludicrous scrambling by Novak, that could be that...

    Djokovic 6-1 6-4 3-2 Haas*
    Tommy Haas

    Extraordinary reactions by both men at the net but Novak comes out on top, putting away a backhand volley that the German can only flap at wearily. A 12th ace by Djokovic but Haas retaliates with a heave-ho forehand return that leaves Djokovic clawing at midair. Cute as a button from Djokovic, a knifed forehand drop-shot for the hold.

    Three-time Wimbledon winner Boris Becker, BBC Sport

    "You are not supposed to slide on grass but with his speed and agility he does. He must do a lot of work off the court to be so agile on it."

    *Djokovic 6-1 6-4 2-2 Haas

    See ball, hit ball from Haas but Djokovic is like a garage door behind his baseline. Haas puts him away with a couple of whipped forehand winners, however, before Djokovic picks him off at the net with a clubbing backhand pass. Djokovic takes a nasty tumble while trying to execute a backhand, that's a hold.

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    Paul Swain: Novak's glorious tennis and Becker's cool commentary make this perfect viewing

    Djokovic 6-1 6-4 2-1 Haas*

    Djokovic threads a backhand down the line for 30-0 and follows up with a steered cross-court backhand winner. Too much heat from Djokovic on serve, Haas melting behind his baseline.

    *Djokovic 6-1 6-4 1-1 Haas

    Djokovic with this amazing ability to slide across the top of the grass, as if on roller skates, and at times you think he's going to come a cropper. But he can only find the net with this forehand on the splits before dinking a forehand wide to hand Haas the game.

    LATEST RESULTS- Fleming and Robson out
    Laura Robson

    BBC Sport's Ian Westbrook at Wimbledon: "British duo Colin Fleming and Laura Robson each suffered their second defeat of the day when they went out of the mixed doubles in the first round.

    "The pair lost 6-7 (2-7) 6-2 6-4 to Slovakia's Filip Polasek and Janette Husarova, who won on their second match point after Fleming had foot-faulted to give them advantage."

    Three-time Wimbledon winner Boris Becker, BBC Sport

    "Haas played a very poor service game when he had the break and had a big loss of concentration and you can't afford to do that against the world number one."

  34. 1951: 

    Tit for tat and all that over on Court One where Bernard Tomic's response to dropping serve is to ratchet a break point during the next game, immediately breaking back to level at 2-2 in the third against Tomas Berdych. That match could go the distance.

    Djokovic 6-1 6-4 1-0 Haas*

    Long way back for Haas, now, it's like giving Mo Farah a four-lap headstart in the 10,000m. Haas fires a backhand long for 15-0 before dragging a forehand into the tramlines. Forehand return into the net but Haas does outfox his rival with a dipping backhand. But that's a pretty comfortable hold...

  36. 1947: 

    The Centre Court action today started with a stunning upset as five-times winner Serena Williams lost to former semi-finalist Sabine Lisicki. Two-time US Open winner Tracy Austin told BBC Sport: "I think this result will affect her in a big way. I think she will be extremely disappointed as she had such an opportunity with her biggest rivals out of the way. I know how hard she is on herself and is such a perfectionist."

    GAME AND SECOND SET- *Djokovic 6-1 6-4 Haas

    Haas with an overhead for 15-0 but he muffs another forehand for 15-15. Haas pokes a forehand into the net and here's a glimmer for Djokovic... Haas makes no mistake with this forehand, although Djokovic still manages to outside edge it into the slips when he had no right getting his racquet on it... Haas knifes a backhand into the base of the net, set point... you have to say that was magnificent from the world number one, a cross-court forehand that leaves the old fella rooted...

    Djokovic 6-1 5-4 Haas*

    Djokovic pumps down another ace out wide for 30-0 but that's nice work by Haas as Djokovic is only able to claw a backhand volley into the net. Novak kills a forehand volley for 40-15 and holds courtesy of a naughty sliced drop-shot. Has Haas had his chance and missed it?

    Novak Djokovic changes his shirt
    *Djokovic 6-1 4-4 Haas

    Haas bends a backhand long and this could be Djokovic's time to strike back. That's poor from Haas, stepping in and heaving a forehand long, and here are three break points for Djokovic... Haas saves one, his rival netting with a backhand return... Haas saves two, his rival netting with a backhand return... heart-breaker! A 37-stroke rally ends with Djokovic tugging a backhand long, although at least he can smile about it. Too much heat on that forehand, though, and Djokovic has another chance... an extravagant fist pump from Djokovic as he kisses the sideline with a cross-court backhand, that game has 'pivotal' written all over it...


    Bernard Tomic removes his shirt at the end of the second set, sweaty work attempting to outmanoeuvre a seventh seed. The 20-year-old Australian gets the better of Tomas Berdych in the second set tie-break, securing it 7-6 (7-5) to level the match. New shirt, new balls... erm, new set.

    Three-time Wimbledon winner Boris Becker, BBC Sport

    "When you play somebody and you have lost to them in the same tournament your mind has a funny way of thinking, There is a great level of respect between these two guys. Tommy Haas might be 35 but he is now playing the best tennis of his career."

  42. 1931: 

    A second defeat of the day for Laura Robson as the British number one and her mixed doubles partner Colin Fleming lose 7-6 (7-2) 6-2 6-4 to Slovakian pair Filip Polasek and Janette Husarova. There's always next year.

    Djokovic 6-1 3-4 Haas*

    Djokovic stoops at the net and drops the ball dead for 15-0. Another ace for 40-0, forehand winner, Djokovic bubbling again...

    *Djokovic 6-1 2-4 Haas

    Haas has the upper hand here, somebody's turned the gas down under Djokovic. Haas converts a backhand volley for 40-15 and the German goes on to hold.

    Former Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek, BBC Radio 5 live

    "Haas is playing some high level tennis now. Djokovic was a little out of breath there at the end of the rally so Haas is doing some good work."

  46. 1926: 

    The shadows have won their battle, only a tiny patch of Court One turf now bathed in sunshine. Bernard Tomic squandered three break point chances during the second set, which means that set must now be decided by a tie-break. The Australian leading Berdych 5-2 as I write.

    Djokovic 6-1 2-3 Haas*

    Haas going blow for blow in this second set and even asking a few more questions of the Djokovic serve. The German converts an easy forehand volley for 15-15 before Djokovic yanks a backhand long for 30-30. And here's a break point on the Djokovic serve... ace down the middle... Haas misses with a forehand, but Djokovic does the same for deuce... Djokovic sprays a backhand into the net to hand Haas another break point... and there it is, a forehand into the net and the first time the Serb has been broken in the tournament...

    *Djokovic 6-1 2-2 Haas

    Haas makes it 15-0 with a booming ace down the T and finds another howitzer for 30-0. Another outrageous forehand return by Djokovic, on the stretch but it skimmed the baseline, before the Serb unreels a string of audacious groundstrokes to make it deuce. Haas gets the better for this exchange of backhand slices to nick the advantage only for Djokovic to get the better of some tit-for-tat at the net. Haas fires a forehand long only to fire down an ace for another deuce. Djokovic winds up a forehand a balloons it miles long before Haas seals the hold with an overhead.

    Novak Djokovic returns

    BBC Sport's Ian Westbrook at Wimbledon: "That's it for Britain's Dominic Inglot and his Philippine partner Treat Huey. They at least took top seeds the Bryan brothers to a tie-break in the third set of their men's doubles third round match but lost that 7-3 to go down to a straight sets defeat in an hour and 34 minutes."

    Djokovic 6-1 2-1 Haas*

    Djokovic sends down his seventh ace for 30-15 and sends a virtual ace down the middle for 40-30. Haas plonks a forehand long, too much loose stuff from the German and you've got to be tight as a drum to do any damage against Djokovic.

    Three-time Wimbledon winner Boris Becker, BBC Sport

    "I expect this match to get onto another level now and I expect Haas to be much more competitive and be a much tougher opponent. "

    *Djokovic 6-1 1-1 Haas

    Haas gets the benefit of a net cord at the end of a lengthy baseline rally and puts away the backhand winner for 15-15. Djokovic knifes a backhand long for 40-15 but follows that with a whipped backhand down the line. Wrong-footing drive-volley from Djoko but Haas does hold eventually as Djokovic nets with an attempted pass on the backhand wing.

    Djokovic 6-1 1-0 Haas*
    Novak Djokovic

    Djokovic off to a flyer in the second set, straightforward hold to start with...

  54. 1858: 

    The winner of this tussle on Centre of course will play whoever comes out on top of the ding-dong between Bernard Tomic and Tomas Berdych, which is being played on Court One. First blow goes to seventh seed Berdych who claims the first set 7-6 (7-4). The second currently with serve at 3-3.

    Former Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek, BBC Radio 5 live

    "Djokovic is still improving as a player - and that is making it very difficult for his opponents."

    GAME AND FIRST SET- *Djokovic 6-1 Haas

    Haas frames a forehand miles long - that stroke needs recalibrating - but follows up with a wrong-footing forehand for 15-15. Another dinky recovery from Haas for 30-15 but he loses the next point, firing a backhand into the net. Outrageous backhand return by Djokovic, down the line for deuce, before an off-balance Haas goes miles wide again with a forehand. Break point Djokovic... Haas has the court at his mercy and balloons a forehand volley about six feet wide...

    Djokovic 5-1 Haas*

    Djokovic threads a backhand winner down the line from behind the baseline before Haas heaves a forehand wide. Haas has a little word with himself - "he lives in America but he does swear in German," according to Boris Becker - and that's a cute angled recovery on the run for 40-15. But there's another ace by Djokovic and another hold...

    Former Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek, BBC Radio 5 live

    "Not a great start from Haas but Djokovic has taken every opportunity. I think Haas will try to play aggressive and come in but that is very difficult against the Serb, who for me is the most all-round player in the world - that is why he is number one."

  59. 1850: 

    Tuesday is women's quarter-final day at Wimbledon. Here's the order of play, hot off the email. Centre Court - Radwanska v Li Na, Kvitova v Flipkens. Court 1 - Lisicki v Kanepi, Stephens v Bartoli

    *Djokovic 4-1 Haas

    Haas is simply unable to deal with the immediate depth Djokovic is able to put on his returns and he races into a 0-30 again. But here's Haas stepping in and putting away the forehand winner for 30-30 and following that with an ace down the middle. Djokovic parries a return long, a settler at last for Haas.

    Djokovic 4-0 Haas*

    Apologies, I got the score wrong earlier. A second double fault by Djokovic, that serve of his is creaking... ace to level. Djokovic fires a backhand into the net, he's not actually playing that well. Djokovic makes it 40-30 with a dinky, skipping forehand volley and wraps up the hold with an ace out wide.


    Andy, Edinburgh: 'Haas' Tommy still got it or will Novak fans be able to 'djok' about another easy win?

    Jonathan Overend, BBC Radio 5 live

    "There had been suggestions this could be the match of the day - but the prospects for that do not look great at the moment."

    *Djokovic 3-0 Haas

    Two errant forehands from Haas make it 0-30 - and another makes it 0-40. The Haas backhand is silky, the forehand is rough as old boots at the moment. Break, Djokovic already disappearing over the hump and he might soon be far, far away...

    Djokovic 2-0 Haas*

    Djokovic with a very iffy double fault for 15-30 and the Serb follows up with a ballooned forehand - two break points... ace down the middle... Haas sends a forehand long... Djokovic, however, tugs a backhand wide after some more penetrating single-handed backhands from the German, before saving a third break point... Haas sends another forehand long, Djokovic dodges some bullets...

  66. 1835: 

    And that's it for Jonathan Marray and Heather Watson in the mixed doubles. They've reached the end of the line. David Marrero and Kimiko Date-Krumm progress to the third round instead after a 2-6 6-3 6-3 win.

    Better news on Court 14, though, as Colin Fleming and Laura Robson clinched the first set tie-break 7-6 (7-2) against Slovakian pair Filip Polasek and Janette Husarova.

    *Djokovic 1-0 Haas

    Djokovic sneaks into a 0-30 lead on the Haas delivery and, just like that, here are three break points. Djokovic puts a backhand return long and Haas saves a second with a solid first serve and swept backhand winner. But that is a break - not a good idea to drop serve against Djokovic, he hasn't been broken once in the entire tournament...

  68. 1830: 

    Spanking evening at WimbleStun, one half of Centre Court bathed in sunshine, the other shrouded in shadow. Umpire calls time, we'll have some play in a moment...

  69. 1827: 

    The Bryan brothers are doing what they usually do, which is winning - or they look set to win. The American top seeds lead Treat Huey and Britain's Dominic Inglot 7-5 5-2 in the third round of the men's doubles. On Court Three, Brits Jonathan Marray and Heather Watson are also teetering in the mixed doubles. The pair trail David Marrero and Kimiko Date-Krumm 2-6 6-3 5-3.

  70. 1825: 

    Here are Djokovic and Haas, they'll be knocking up in a minute. Haas also beat Djokovic in Miami earlier this year and has won two grass court tournaments in his long and illustrious career. Djokovic is bidding to reach his 17th successive Grand Slam quarter-final, which is still 19 behind Roger Federer.


    Andy Murray looking ahead to Wednesday's quarter-final with Fernando Verdasco: "He has played very well this tournament and had some good wins. He's a very talented player and he's a lefty and I have not played a lefty all year so I will have to get practising returning some lefty serves."

    Former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic, BBC Radio 5 live

    "Youzhny played as well as he can play. Andy's tennis was negative in the beginning, but in the end he stepped up, played more aggressively and got the result."

    Andy Murray

    Andy Murray following his fourth-round win: "It was a tough match, the first couple of sets especially but once I got ahead in the third I concentrated hard on not letting him back in like I did in the second set. I don't take anything for granted, I know how hard these tournaments are to win. There are no guarantees here and I don't come into them thinking I am going to win.

    "I think a few rounds ago I was more nervous but today I felt calmer before the match. I just concentrate on each game Serena lost today, Roger has lost and Rafa has lost so you cannot take anything for granted."

  74. 1817: 

    Many thanks Fordyce, this is Dirs. Next up it's top seed Novak Djokovic against Tommy 'Indian Summer' Haas. Haas, 35, has actually got a decent record against the Serb, he's won three of eight matches between them and rumbled Djokovic at Wimbledon in 2009. Who knows?

    Former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic, BBC Radio 5 live

    "No worries for Murray. I think he can be in the final without losing a set."

    Former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash, BBC Radio 5 live

    "Technically Youzhny played the better match, he mixed it up well, played with slice, kept Murray guessing. But Murray is the better player, he just had to keep playing his game and eventually he broke out of it.

    Former British number one Tim Henman, BBC Sport

    "It was not Murray's best performance but in a Grand Slam you are not always going to be at your best but he has beaten a good grass court player. It was an average performance but he can go away and work on some of those things that didn't work."

    Former world number one John McEnroe, BBC Sport

    "I would say Murray was better than average, at times he was excellent, but at other times he lost his concentration and made things difficult."

  79. 1815: 
    Andy Murray

    Not at his best over the last two hours 37 minutes - that second serve is still an issue for pickers of the nit, and he scared a few patriots in that second set - but Murray is waving his fist at the blue heavens in victorious salutation. I've been Tom Fordyce, and will probably continue to be so, but for the next few hours you'll be in the chummy embrace of Benjamin Dirs.


    Steven Blake: So it's Nadal vs. Federer in the quarters oh no wait it's Janowicz vs. Kubot who saw that coming????

    Garry Munro: Both defending champions out before the quarter-finals. That's got to be a first in while?

    GAME, SET AND MATCH- Youzhny 4-6 6-7 (5-7) 1-6 Murray

    Well, there was a sustained blip - more than a blip, not as long as a slump, perhaps a blimp or a slurp - but Andy Murray has done it - howitzer forehand down the line to set up match point, big serve down the middle, scampering in to thrash away the volley with Beckeresque relish. Bring on the quarter-finals, he hasn't shipped a single set...

    David Law, BBC Radio 5 live commentator

    "Youzhny must feel like the whole world is against him. He has put so much into this but he is on the brink of defeat. A clenched fist from Murray as he breaks again to move within one game of the quarter-finals."


    Anonymous on 81111 (please put your names on): Tired with all these injured tennis players? Geraint Thomas has just finished stage 3 of the Tour de France after fracturing his pelvis in the first stage. Murray has backache; deal with it and carry on.

    Youzhny 4-6 6-7 (5-7) 1-5 Murray *

    The crowd a mass of multicoloured hats, shirts and arms. Youzhny on his knees, dog-eared, curling at the crusts. Break point Murray, the Russian long, and we're teetering on the brink.

    Former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic, BBC Radio 5 live

    "Youzhny is going down now. He is sinking like the Titanic."

    * Youzhny 4-6 6-7 (5-7) 1-4 Murray
    Andy Murray

    A 15th ace from Murray. Youzhny has just one. Delightful slicing forehand dropper from the baseline, the sort of shot you only attempt when you're going down in flames, and two more attempted golden winners flash just long. Murray two games from the quarters.

    Youzhny 4-6 6-7 (5-7) 1-3 Murray *

    Approaching two and a half hours now, this contest, and Youzhny will serve with a grunt. Flaying at everything now, and the tactic pays off as he thumps one down the line and then creams another cross-court to hold serve.

    * Youzhny 4-6 6-7 (5-7) 0-3 Murray

    A reminder that Fernando Verdasco lies in wait in Wednesday's quarter-final. Murray starting to cruise now with top down and music thumping - hold to 15, Youzhny plodding, the end if not nigh then rolling into view.

    Youzhny 4-6 6-7 (5-7) 0-2 Murray *

    Youzhny now in trouble, netting a backhand, going wide with a forehand, biffing another long. He's handed that break over with a good luck card and bow on top.

    Former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash, BBC Radio 5 live

    "Murray hasn't been hugely grumpy, the way he plays has just been conservative. It's been like he had been thinking if he played 80% he will win. But he has realised that many not be good enough."


    Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand: Come on @andy_murray lets do thiiiiiiis!! I love Wimbledon maaaaaaan!

    Former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic, BBC Radio 5 live

    "Earlier in the set was like the old Murray but he ended it like the new one. He knows he is not playing well but he is showing he wants to get on and win the match. He is doing his best to use the crowd to his advantage. He played a really great tie-breaker."

    * Youzhny 4-6 6-7 (5-7) 0-1 Murray

    Youzhny getting sustained treatment on his right shoulder during the changeover. Murray's serve almost literally hit and miss in that set - 11 aces, but winning just 37% of points on his second serve. Murray with a stretching forehand that drifts wide for 30-30 - he's forced wide once again, and Youzhny will flash cross-court - you know what I mean - for break point, but Murray will go up on tippy-toes to slap away a forehand winner. And again. Lengthy exchange from the baseline, Murray a little passive. Bizarre moment when Murray virtually leaves one that appeared to have drifted long but is called good; Youzhny long to ease the tension.

    Former British number one Tim Henman, BBC Sport

    "Murray played well from 2-5 down in the whole set. He was up and then in a spot of bother but he was able to turn things around. When you have got a return of serve like Murray why doesn't he look to do that more often instead of waiting until he is down in the tie-break, he played so much better when he was aggressive."

    Alastair Eykyn, BBC Radio 5 live commentator

    "Not a convincing set of tennis by any stretch of the imagination from Andy Murray but a convincing finish. Centre Court is up on its feet and the flags are being waved."


    Jonathan Marray and Heather Watson have taken the first set against David Marrero and Kimiko Date Krumm and lead 6-2 1-0 on Court Three.


    The last-eight line-up in the women's draw has been finalised. And not a sight of Maria Sharapova or Serena Williams, who'd a thought it?

    Sabine Lisicki v Kaia Kanepi

    Li Na v Agnieszka Radwanska

    Sloane Stephens v Mario Bartoli

    Kirsten Flipkens v Petra Kvitova

    GAME AND SECOND SET- Youzhny 4-6 6-7 (5-7) Murray

    Drive volley from Murray for 4-3; Youzhny aceing - his first of the entire match - for 5-3. Murray - no, not that backhand drop-shot - is it dying in the embrace of the net? Gaaaghh, flops over with its last ounce of momentum - Murray jumped in the air with it as it froze above the tape. Youzhny, wide! Set point Murray, come on now. Second serve, climb into it... CRACKEROO! Blasted cross-court, the Russian motionless, two set lead...

    Youzhny 4-6 6-6 (4-2) Murray
    Andy Murray

    Each man long under pressure - oh behave - for 1-1. Ace from Murray, his 11th, 2-1. Murray in this rally, Youzhny slicing, Murray... no, into the net. Super smash from the Russian, 3-2 with serve. Double-fault! Midway through the tie-break, Murray 4-2 down...

  100. 1731: 

    Reports of Juan Martin del Potro's ill health were very much exaggerated it turns out. The Argentine, who was reported to have a dodgy knee over the weekend, serves out to overcome Andreas Seppi 6-4 7-6 (7-2) 6-3 and book himself in for a quarter-final against David Ferrer.


    Over on Court Two, Briton Dominic Inglot, one-time body double for fictional Wimbledon winner Peter Colt and current doubles partner of Treat Huey, is about to take on Bob and Mike Bryan.

    Latest scores from the men's doubles on the BBC Sport website.


    The Armchair Pundit: #Murray's lobs are just majestic and pitch perfect. Positions them with such precision. Amazing tennis.

    Matthew Philpott: Would Murray take on Lisicki in Las Vegas now?

    Youzhny 4-6 6-6 Murray

    Quintessential summer's evening now in SW19 - warm sunshine, half-cut punters, all the world a sporting contest. Ace from Murray, we'll have a breaker...

    Youzhny 4-6 6-5 Murray *
    Fans in Henman Hill

    Absolutely ramma-damma-ding-dong on Murray's Mound, barely room to pass a port decanter. Mmmm, a brace of gossamer lobs from Murray, drawing Youzhny to the net and then tying him in knots. Come into my web, said the spider to the fly. Break point, Youzhny flaying a forehand right onto the titanium paint to bring it back to deuce. Backhand long, chance gone. Pivotal moments.

    * Youzhny 4-6 5-5 Murray

    All is not yet smooth and well-oiled among the Murray cogs - that's a disappointing forehand into the net - but that's more like it, varying the shots in a rally until Youzhny capitulates, finding his first ace of this set to level it up. Pressure back on Youzhers.


    After defeats for the home crowd favourites in the previous three matches, we have a victorious British junior on Court Four. Billy Harris has clawed his way back to beat Jaime Ignacio Galleguillos 6-7 6-3 6-4.

    Youzhny 4-6 5-4 Murray *

    Big chance for Murray at 0-15 - gap for a backhand pass, but he's stuffed it into the net. Great stop volley from Youzhny, Murray pinning back his ears - whooah, he's made it! Splendid flick up and over the tape, break points a-go-go. Oh, well played Youzhny, punching away a volley, thrashing down serve for deuce. Ooh, forehand drive from the Russian, called out, he thinks it's in, challenge... out, definitively out. Murray with another break point - down the line - done him! Huge roar, arms thrusting up at the crowd - electricity charging through the warm summer air...

  108. 1712: 

    After a first-set hiccup, Agnieszka Radwanska completes a 4-6 6-3 6-3 victory over Tsvetlana Pironkova to make the quarter-finals of Wimbledon for the fourth year in succession. Sixth seed Li Na will be her opponent in the only quarter-final in either the men's or women's to fulfil the expectations of the seedings.

    Former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic, BBC Radio 5 live

    "It is impossible to play seven perfect matches at Wimbledon, however even when Murray was a set and a break up he was being negative, I don't understand. Even now I expect him to win - but he needs to pull through."

    * Youzhny 4-6 5-3 Murray

    Murray will hold at last after Youzhny pushes a flustered backhand return long. The Russian to serve now for parity - can Murray flip the momentum around at the death?


    Jordan Davies: Going for a snooze, ideally I'd wake up to find a British quarter-finalist.

    Neil: Anyone on the team have theory as to why Murray not hitting 2nd serve flat like at US and Aus? Won't beat Novak spinning it in.

    Jack O'Regan: My prediction that Murray and Djokovic will both drop sets today looking more likely!

    Former world number one John McEnroe, BBC Sport

    "You have got to hand it to Youzhny he spotted a vulnerability so you have go to give credit to him. He has a lot of experience and he has used it all to take advantage."

    Alastair Eykyn, BBC Radio 5 live commentator

    "It's the sort of set that will really displease Ivan Lendl given the urgency he's tried to inject into Murray's game."

    Youzhny 4-6 5-2 Murray *
    Andy Murray

    Look at this image - the epitome of fury, and why not - Youzhny holds with a rebel yell, and that's four games on the bounce for the combative Russian. New racquet for Murray, new attitude needed to.

    Former world number one John McEnroe, BBC Sport

    "Murray was screaming at himself at 2-1 and it seemed inexplicable at the time even more so now he has just dumped three games in a row."

  116. 1701: 

    Juan Martin del Potro has smuggled the second set through the dangerous waters of a tie-break, moving up 6-4 7-6 (7-2) up on Andreas Seppi out on Court One.

    Great Britain's Jonathan Marray and Heather Watson are in mixed doubles action and have broken David Marrero and Kimiko Date-Krumm in the opening game of their match over on Court Three.

    * Youzhny 4-6 4-2 Murray
    Mikhail Youzhny

    Shadows starting to stretch across the old arena, and with it the frightened shouts - Murray missing too many first serves, another break point offered up - good Lord, he's double-faulted! Bizarre slump from Murray - cruising at a set and break up, the wheel-nuts are loosening...

    Former British number one Tim Henman, BBC Sport

    "There is no doubt that Youzhny has upped his game but Murray has let him into the match. When he went up a set he should have pushed on but he hasn't yet, so now he must serve to get back level in this second set."

    Youzhny 4-6 3-2 Murray *

    Murray furious with himself, thumping his racquet into the sole of his shoe. Wondrous stretch volley from Youzhny for 30-0, but Murray will step in to punch away a backhand deep. Youzhny now the man in ascendancy, errors creeping in to Murray's play, and he'll bellow his anger once again.

  120. 1651: 

    Last year's runner-up Agnieszka Radwanska has stolen a break in the deciding set against Tsvetlana Pironkova. The Pole is 4-6 6-3 3-2 with a service game to come on Court Two.

    On Court Four they are awaiting their first British victory in the juniors today after defeats for Pippa Horn, Evan Hoyt and Jamie Malik. Billy Harris is the latest to have a go. He is into a decider against Chile's Jaime Ignacio Galleguillos of Chile at 6-7 6-3 1-1.

    Follow the latest scores on the BBC Sport website.

    * Youzhny 4-6 2-2 Murray

    Sloppy - backhand at the tape, court open, ball slapped wide. 0-30, anxious shouts around Centre. Concentrate, man, concentrate. Youzhny with a forehand into the net under duress, but a well-placed forehand volley and subsequent overhead open up two break-back points. He's running onto this one - backhand down the line... ooosh, just wide. 30-40. Forehand - nope, muffed it into the tape, and he's handed that precious break straight back.

    Tim Henman, BBC Sport

    "Murray really looks in control here. He can now start to step through the gears and put Youzhny to bed."


    If you had one question you could ask Andy Murray what would it be? Well now's your chance as the British number one will be answering the best ones (and quirkiest) during Wimbledon. Ask him via #askAndy on Twitter.

    Champagne moment- Youzhny 4-6 1-2 Murray *

    Younzhny lifting a backhand slice fractionally long. Oh, magical touch from Murray, dinking in the sweetest of drop-shots, letting the ball rebound off the strings but no more, and now whipping up the softest of backhand lobs - Youzhny drawn in to chasing its alluring arc, always within an inch of it but never ever able to reach it. Break point, the Russian owning the rally, the court open for a forehand winner past Mur... MADE IT! What a reach that is from Murray, what a shot cross-court from an impossible position. Shot du jour, fist pumping, break taken...

    Alastair Eykyn, BBC Radio 5 live commentator

    "Murray lets out a huge sigh. He's clearly a relieved man to have got through that game."

    * Youzhny 4-6 1-1 Murray
    Andy Murray fans

    Well, Goran seems convinced (see below) - characteristically bullish from the 2001 champ. Murray in to the net with a track athlete's pace to flick up a drop-shot; forehand pulled wide for 40-30, and that's super tennis from Youzhny, firing up the forehand and driving and driving until Murray crumbles. Ooof, just wide from Youzhny off a second serve, unquestionably a chance there, and he quite rightly goes for it. Big serve down the middle, net-cord falling - just - into Russian territory.


    Marion Bartoli has seen off Italy's Karin Knapp 6-2 6-3 to book her place in the last eight of the women's draw. The 15th seed will play Sloane Stephens next after the American's three-sets win over Monica Puig earlier today.

    Former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic, BBC Radio 5 live

    "Can Youzhny really hurt Murray? No. He can win a set but something more than that? No chance."

    Youzhny 4-6 1-0 Murray *

    15 winners to Murray in that first set to 13 from his opponent; eight unforced errors from Youzhny to Murray's four. Murray's average second serve speed down to 76 mph, which may explain why he's only won 42% of points off it. The Scot chasing and fetching with alacrity to haul it back from 40-0 to deuce, but he goes wide with a backhand to allow Youzhny to hang on to his serve.

  130. 1629: 

    Andy Murray will play Fernando Verdasco if he successfully negotiates his way past Mikhail Youzhny. The unseedeed Spaniard dispatched Frenchman Kenny de Schepper 6-4 6-4 6-4 to make the quarter-finals of Wimbledon for the first time in 11 attempts.

    Three-time Wimbledon champion John McEnroe, BBC Sport

    "Never in all my career have I seen so much pressure piled on players like Tim Henman to my left and Andy Murray, by the British crowd, who are trying to get them over the hump."

    GAME AND FIRST SET- * Youzhny 4-6 Murray

    Ladyfriend Kim Sears in floral today, and why not. Blistering backhand pass cross-court for 15-15, and then we launch into a pleasing rally of variety and tactic from the baseline - slicing to take the pace off it, accelerating with a forehand but then into the net from the Russian. He'll go long and then wide, and the set is pouched - all is well in Albion, Murray on his way...

  133. 1624: 

    Fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska, slated to face Serena Williams in the semi-finals, will have noted the American defending champion's defeat by Sabine Lisicki with interest.

    The Pole coughed up the first set against Tsvetlana Pironkova but has taken the match to a decider, 4-6 6-3 the score on Court Two.

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    Former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash, BBC Radio 5 live

    "I can see some parallels between the year I won Wimbledon and what lies in front of Murray here. You can see that Murray is fresh after not playing the French Open. There's a couple of guys like Tsonga who have done well at the French and Queen's that are gone. This tournament has been ridiculous for surprises and I remember when Becker, the champion, went out I thought 'I've suddenty got a chance here.' With the draw opening up it brings a pressure of its own. I think Murray has the experience to deal with it but look at what happened to Serena today."

    * Youzhny 4-5 Murray

    The green court a dreamy picture in this welcome sunshine, the white lines cut sharp, the turf browning along and beyond the baseline and around the net-posts where scurrying ball-boys crouch. Youzhny top-spinning a backhand away into Murray's forehand corner; Murray to serve for the set.


    Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens enjoyed a straight-sets win over Flavia Pennetta but the match was interrupted when the 20th seed complained about a loud BBC reporter.

    The umpire was forced to ask for quiet during the second set as BBC news channel broadcaster John Watson was presenting a bulletin.

    * Youzhny 3-5 Murray

    The first serve starting to fire now for Murray, aceing his rival down the middle and then hammering the next out wide to create the space to come in and drive the winner away. Nerve-soothing display from Murray so far, the crowd purring not panicking.

  139. 1613: 

    Juan Martin del Potro was suffering with dicky knee over the weekend, but he is soldiering on manfully through the pain on Court One. The Argentine has taken the first set against Andreas Seppi for a 6-4 1-2 lead with the second set going to serve.

    Tim Henman, BBC Sport

    "What I like and what I see is that Andy Murray is much more comfortable within these surroundings now. The big things are the Olympics and the US Open. To come back here after suffering his biggest disappointment to win Olympic gold and then go and win the US Open gives him so much confidence coming back here. I really love what I am seeing from Andy Murray right now, he is ready to go one step further."

    Youzhny 3-4 Murray *

    More than a few Union flag baseball caps in the crowd, beaming smiles underneath them as Murray works an opportunity to come to the net and then pops away a volley cross-court with a conjuror's touch for break point. Chance here down the backhand wing - he's stuck it wide - and then another on the forehand side, crashed into the net tape. Youzhny survives - for now.

  142. 1610: 
    Sabine Lisicki

    "For me, any loss is extremely tough to overcome," adds Serena Williams after her three-set defeat by 24th seed Sabine Lisicki. "She's a great player, her ranking has no [bearing] on where she should be. She should be ranked higher.

    "She has a super game to play well on grass. I feel like I had an extremely tough draw today, of all the round 16 games I probably had the toughest one. Come on, guys, let's get with it, she's excellent. she's not a pushover."


    David Ferrer is into the men's quarter-finals but very nearly forfeited his last-16 encounter with Croatia's Ivan Dodig. The Spaniard arrived just in time before the cut-off point on Court 2. He lost the first set on a tie-break but eventually ran out a 6-7 (3/7) 7-6 (8/6) 6-1 6-1 winner.

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    Serena Williams and Sabine Lisicki

    Serena Williams insists losing to Sabine Lisicki is not a shock. "I didn't play the big points good enough, I didn't do what I do best," says last year's champion. "I had a little hesitation and that explains it.

    "I definitely think I could have gone forward a little more and definitely should have made more shots. I think Sabine played really well, she always plays well at Wimbledon. There's huge room for improvement from me. She's always up against big players and on the big courts. It's not a shock. She plays really good on grass and has a massive, massive serve."

    * Youzhny 2-4 Murray

    Murray to the net to punch away a volley after Youzhny is forced out wide. Ace, sliding away beyond a reaching Russian racquet. A glimpse there in the players' box of Murray's coach Ivan Lendl. New theory: he's not actually that miserable, his default facial expression just makes it appear that way.

    Former British number one Tim Henman, BBC Sport

    "For Murray it's a similar match up to his last match when he played Tommy Robredo. They both have good one handed backhands and good groundstrokes but no real weapons that can hurt Murray."

    Youzhny 2-3 Murray *

    Murray in for a double-fisted backhand - no, he's pulled it wide. Brief consternation around Centre. Pleasing fader of a forehand from the Russian to wrong-foot Murray. Fernando Verdasco two sets up on Kenny de Schepper on Three, so it looks like the Spaniard for the winner of this tie.

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    Three-time Wimbledon champion John McEnroe, BBC Sport

    "The story is that the ankle strapping Youzhny had done before the match was too tight, so he has asked for a pair of scissors to remove it."

    * Youzhny 1-3 Murray

    Youzhny a Grand Slam semi-finalist on two occasions, at the US Open in both 2006 and 2010. Number two buzz-cut, chunky frame, serious face, forehand long. Casual forehand volley from Murray, skipping off the net-cord for a fortuitous winner. Ace! Clattered down the middle, break maintained.

    Former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash, BBC Radio 5 live

    "It's almost like Youzhny used up all of his tactics trying to break serve in the previous game. He had no weapons to trouble Murray with there."


    Laura Robson after her straight-sets defeat by Kaia Kanepi: "It's just been this overwhelming experience, It's been crazy, but in a good way and I'm hoping to do better next year.

    "I think I was putting a lot of pressure on myself and at the end of the first set I had my chances. At that point I was willing myself to play unbelievable tennis when just serving would have been fine. I know it's a cliché but it's all part of the experience."

    MURRAY BREAKS SERVE- Youzhny 1-2 Murray *

    Now then. Youzhny tugging a forehand into net, and an early break point for the darling of the home crowd - the Russian lacing one into the tram-lines, and Murray is up and away.

    Former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash, BBC Radio 5 live

    "This more aggressive approach is something that's working for Murray. As a young player he would wait for his opponent to make a mistake. Now he is stepping up. He is trying to break out of the previous mould."

    * Youzhny 1-1 Murray

    Muted around Centre - entirely understandable after the emotional mangler of the the Serena-Lisicki rollercoaster. I've had a suggestion of Wimblestun from Ms Aimee Lewis, which she is rightly very pleased with. Youzhny causing Murray a few problems here, slicing and dicing until Murray buries one in the net. Not landing his first serves, the Briton, but he'll wriggle away here with a contradictory ace.


    As Serena Williams trudges back to the locker-room a defeated woman, many an eye will be cast on Agnieszka Radwanska as the search for a potential Wimbledon champion hots up. The fourth seed, however, has lost the opening set 6-4 to Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova. What is happening on those courts?

    Former British number one Tim Henman, BBC Sport

    "It is disconcerting after seeing Lisicki beat Williams. We saw in the first week when we saw so many upsets, the underdog gets the initiative so the crowd can become nervous."

    Youzhny 1-0 Murray *

    Two previous meetings between these two, and Murray triumphed in both. The 31-year-old Russian on a decent trot on grass, winning seven matches and losing only one on turf this season. Murray slides a backhand into the net after a half-hearted lob wide, and Youzhny holds in a low-key atmosphere.

    Tim Henman, BBC Sport

    "If you were playing Murray you would assess his game and see how aggressive he is on his serve and there are not too many areas where you can take points from him. The second serve is one of those areas so Youzhny will look at that and see what he can do. Youzhny has got a lot of experience so he will not be overawed by the occasion but he could be by Murray."

  160. 1534: 

    Punters still clutching their heads and gasping for breath after Serena's dethroning, but we move on - Andy Murray and Mikhail Youzhny stroll out onto the sacred Centre Court turf, sun shining, hearts thumping, palms perspiring. Here we go...

    Serena Williams
    John McEnroe, BBC Sport

    "Murray will be alert now because he will have just seen what has happened to Serena Williams so there is that fear that anything can happen and you can't take it for granted. But does Youzhny have the tools to hurt Murray over five sets? I don't think he does."

  162. 1529: 
    Sabine Lisicki

    What an extraordinary match. Wonderful pluck from Sabine Lisicki - there weren't many around Centre who believed she could win that, but she refused to capitulate. We need a snappy way of encapsulating this Wimbledon of shocks and upsets - I've heard Wimbleweird used, but it's in no way good enough. Wimbledone-for? Sloppy. The floor is yours.

    Former Wimbledon mixed doubles champion Tracy Austin, BBC Sport

    "An amazing performance from Sabine Lisicki. She played dynamite tennis all over Serena. Serena came back well and got into a nice lead in the third. It looked like Williams's but Sabine was so resilient. She elevated her game to another level and played a great, great last game."

  164. 1526: 

    "I am still shaking, I am so happy," Lisicki says before bursting into tears of joy, tears of disbelief. "Serena played a fantastic match, she is such a tough opponent. It is an amazing feeling to win this match. This is such a special place for me and the crowd were brilliant to me. I gave it everything I had, I fought for every single point to try to win it somehow. I'm not thinking about the next match yet."

    David Mercer, BBC Sport commentator

    "What a moment for the Lisicki family and this young German. This most surprising of championships has provided the biggest upset yet. The odds-on favourite, the woman who had won 34 straight matches, has just been knocked out. A stunning performance and it couldn't have happened to a nicer young woman. I am almost speechless. The story of the day. No doubt."

    SERENA WILLIAMS KNOCKED OUT- Williams 2-6 6-1 4-6 Lisicki

    The five-time champion is on the ropes, trailing 30-0... Williams moving side by side on the baseline, cutting an intimidating figure and drags the game to 30-30. It ain't over yet. Lisicki serves to the wings and Serena nets... MATCH POINT!

    The German's forehand is long by the length of one of Serena's fingernails. The crowd groan in unison. Double fault. More groans. Advantage, Miss Williams, the umpire tells us. The German comes up with an ace and then the duo embark on a baseline slug-fest... it's brilliant... it's thrilling... Centre Court screeches and squeals, as if the spectators are on a rollercoaster. Lisicki attacks... Serena approaches the net... and a driving Lisicki forehand wins it! The crowd rise to their feet.


    Former Wimbledon mixed doubles champion Tracy Austin, BBC Sport

    "Lisicki has to take one point at a time in this game - but that is easier said than done. This is the moment of her life."

    LISICKI BREAKS TO SERVE FOR MATCH- Williams 2-6 6-1 4-5 Lisicki*

    A beautiful return from the German forces Serena onto her heels. The defending champion, the five-time champion grunts, sounding and looking uncomfortable as the 24th seeds ratchets a break point. Danger averted, tough. Silence on Centre as Serena prepares to launch another boomer. The crowd are soon oohing and aahing, though, as the duo tango at the net, Lisicki coming out on top for a second break point. A yelp from Serena as an overhead volley bounces long. A number of spectators whistle in delight. Lisicki to serve for the match.

  169. 1507: 

    And it's double joy for Poland as Lukasz Kubot beats Frenchman Adrian Mannarino in five sets (4-6 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-4) to book a quarter-final against Janowicz and a guaranteed first Grand Slam semi-finalist from the country.

  170. 1506: 
    *Williams 2-6 6-1 4-4 Lisicki

    Lisicki, at advantage, is reined in by Williams as the American sprints to the net and unleashes a winning volley to haul the game to advantage. The German, though, delves into her box of tricks and comes up with an ace. And the Centre Court crowd erupt as Lisicki levels at 4-4. Oh, this is too exciting. Let's go game-by-game. Strap yourselves in, folks.

  171. 1500: 

    Poland's Jerzy Janowicz has overhauled Austrian Jurgen Melzer in five sets to make his first Grand Slam quarter-final. He's third favourite with some bookmakers and could meet Andy Murray in the semi-finals.

  172. 1501: 

    What's happening on Centre? Enough, that is all I'll say. Ok, I'll divulge a little more. There have been three breaks of serve in the deciding set which mean's Serena's match with Sabine Lisicki is with serve and has developed into a proper old humdinger.


    Brodie in Manchester: Rome wasn't built in a day. Plenty more to come from Laura Robson in the next few years. Future Wimbledon champion.

  174. 1457: 

    Robson and Kanepi were evenly matched during their contest, with both notching nine aces apiece while Robson accumulated four double faults to Kanepi's five. The Brit won 76% of points on her first serve and 50% on her second. Kanepi? Well, she won 83% of points on her first serve and 39% on her second. The British number one collected six more unforced errors than her opponent, though, and only grabbed one of three break points. Costly.


    Josh Holland:A good tournament for @laurarobson5 despite a heartbreaking loss for her. Can only get better

    Mark A Chambers: Kanepi lucky to win! Robson serving for the first set and 5-2 up in the tie-break! Hold your head high Robbo...top effort!!

    Jonjo Neeves:Girl done good. Britain should be proud of @laurarobson5. Bags of potential.

    Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna, BBC Radio 5 live

    "I'm sorry to see Laura Robson lose. She had been playing very consistently but unfortunately, just when she needed it the most, she didn't quite get it. This was a big opportunity to make it to the quarter-finals of Wimbledon but she should be very excited about her prospects. She is still very young, yet she is very talented and has a big future. There is still work to be done - her movement, for example - but she shouldn't view this as a negative, even though it was great chance."

  177. 1452: 

    Robson leaves the arena in tears. The Briton perhaps full of regrets as her thoughts return to the moment she failed to serve out for the first set. Kanepi, understandably and unsurprisingly, cuts a far more contented figure. The Estonian celebrates reaching the last eight at SW19 for the second time.

    "I am very very happy," she says. "It was very tough match and I am happy to get through. My serve went well and I played a very good baseline match today."

    Mike Henson on Henman Hill, BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    "A collective groan gives way to sympathetic applause as Kanepi's forehand lands for the final winner.

    "Hundreds of simultaneous conversations follow about how well she has done to get this far and how promising her campaign has been. All perfectly true as well.

    "By the way, the couple who just got engaged are milking it now, posing for photos and giving an interview to a curious journalist."

    Former Wimbledon champion Lindsay Davenport, BBC Sport

    "She had her chances but it didn't work out for Laura today but still it has been a tremendous tournament for the 19-year-old and we will definitely see more of her and she will be better for the experience."

    Former Wimbledon champion Lindsay Davenport, BBC Sport

    "That was a very very confident win from Kanepi. She just hung in there mentally through the ups and downs and she played the power game really well."

    GAME, SET AND MATCH- Robson 6-7 (6-8) 5-7 Kanepi

    An ace down the 'T' - Kanepi's eighth of the match - secures her two match points. Robson bravely lives on, though. Gutsy. Kanepi accumulates another ace for a third match point. Hang on! Kanepi double faults and we're at deuce! The 28-year-old recovers, her winning forehand grazing the line. Fourth match point. Another outstanding Robson forehand winner takes us back to deuce. But Robson's time is up - a winning Kanepi forehand concluding an intriguing contest.


    Williams in the driving seat - she's broken Lisicki in the German's first service game of the third and then holds at pace for 3-0.

    KANEPI BREAKS ROBSON- Robson 6-7 (6-8) 5-6 Kanepi*

    Oh no, is that the staccato sound of the Jaws soundtrack I hear? Danger. Three break points for Kanepi. Cheers of encouragement for Robson, but they prove to be worthless as the Brit falters, plonking a return into the tape.

    Kaia Kanepi

    No dangers for no.4 seed David Ferrer after that initial first-set scare - he's come past Ivan Dodig 6-7 7-6 6-1 6-1 to move into Wednesday's quarter-finals. Vamos etc.

    *Robson 6-7 (6-8) 5-5 Kanepi

    Plenty of grit in Kanepi's guts as she serves splendidly for a 40-0 lead. Robson counter-punches, blighting the Estonian's copybook with a winning return. But the Briton then slips on the baseline and is helpless as she watches a Kanepi forehand whizzing by.

    Mike Henson on Henman Hill, BBC Sport at WimbledonChampagne moment

    "Big news. We have had a proposal on the Hill as one young gentleman decides that the mid-point of the second set is the perfect point to drop a knee and upgrade his girlfriend's status.

    "The crowd cheer heartily. Every other time I've seen it attempted in a sporting arena, the happy couple got chants of "you don't know what you're doing" and "you're getting nagged in the morning"."

    Robson 6-7 (6-8) 5-4 Kanepi*

    Robson strides back to her chair during the changeover, satisfied with a steady hold to 15. The Brit wipes her sweaty visage. She seems to have something in her eye.

    *Robson 6-7 (6-8) 4-4 Kanepi

    "Come on, Laura," yelps a lone voice on Court One. The lady in question sensing an opportunity for Robson at 30-30, but Kanepi calmly pulls through. Robson dashes to the net and plonks a volley into the tape to end the game.

    Former Wimbledon champion Lindsay Davenport, BBC Sport

    "That was huge serving on both of the break points and the crowd, who are going to be a huge factor, are not allowing Laura Robson to get down on herself."

    Robson 6-7 (6-8) 4-3 Kanepi*

    Robson goes on the attack and steps in with the intention of beating her opponent with a crunching forehand winner but there is a tad too much oomph on that particular shot and Kanepi has a break point. An ace comes to Robson's rescue, but she is in trouble again... A pin-point forehand into the corner from Kanepi sends Robson lunging in vain. Second break point. Another ace. A sigh of relief. And top marks from Robson as she comes through her toughest test.

  191. 1428: 

    We don't have an Austria up graphic, so try to imagine one as Jurgen Melzer takes the fourth set from golden-armed Jerzy Janowicz to take it into a decider. To remind the absent-minded, the winner of that contest could face Andy Murray in the semi-finals.

    Follow the latest scores on the BBC Sport website.


    Don't make her angry. You wouldn't like her when she's angry. Serena breaks Lisicki for a third time in the second set to level things up at pace after the shock loss of that first set.


    John on 81111: I loved the relaxed smirk on Patrick Moratoglou's face when shown in the crowd. As if to say "what's the fuss about? It's Serena Williams" pure confidence in her comeback obviously.

    Mark in Edinburgh: I'm sorry. Laura losing the first set was entirely my fault. I turned on at 3-0 in the tie-break and shot her full of nerves.

    *Robson 6-7 (6-8) 3-3 Kanepi

    Robson unable to pressurise her rival. A trouble-free hold for Kanepi, rapidly putting the focus back on the Brit.

    Former Wimbledon champion Lindsay Davenport, BBC Sport

    "Sometimes losing the first set can relax you but when you don't win the set but you had chances to do so it can mean that disappointment just carries over with you."


    Philip Siu: I'd get rid of second serves. If athletics can get rid of false starts then tennis can do a similar thing.

    Robson 6-7 (6-8) 3-2 Kanepi*

    A clench of the fist from Robson as a serve out wide bamboozles her opponent, the Estonian's return finding the tape for 40-15. An easy peasy hold for Robson.

    *Robson 6-7 (6-8) 2-2 Kanepi

    "Out!" cries a line judge. A Robson forehand deemed long by the length of a bunny's hop. The Briton challenges, though, and her instincts are proven correct. The point is replayed and the game resumes at 30-30. A Robson backhand kisses the tramlines for deuce, but the Brit is unable to get her opponent into a vice-like grip and Kanepi survives.

    Mike Henson on Henman Hill, BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    "The novelty got you through the early stages, the tension through the tie-break but now we hit the 'second-set lull'. Pins and needles attack the buttocks, cramp starts to nibble on folded legs and the action is suddenly a little less interesting.

    "Conversation turns to champagne grades nearby. Did you know 'Brut' refers to the driest kind of bubbly? You do now."

  200. 1415: 

    Li Na polishes off Roberta Vinci on Court Three - straight sets 6-2 6-0 win for the former French Open champion. And Serena breaks Lisicki again - 4-1 up now in the second set and about to serve.

    Former Wimbledon champion Lindsay Davenport, BBC Sport

    "In just 12 months the steps Laura Robson has been able to make have been extreme. She is a much better all round player but you then need to look at what she needs to do to make the next step into the top 20. Movement is obviously a big thing and it's important to add more to her serve to make it more of a weapon, but that can all be worked on, what is important is that what she is already good at is very hard to teach."

    Robson 6-7 (6-8) 2-1 Kanepi*

    There's a sense of nervousness on Court One, tentative applause from the spectators as Robson comfortably holds. The Brit needs another magnificent fightback if she is to become the first woman to reach the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam since 1984.

    *Robson 6-7 (6-8) 1-1 Kanepi

    The Court One crowd haven't had much reason to chirp of late but a few spectators are jolted into action when Robson engineers a fabulous return down the line. Another superb forehand winner drags Robson back to 40-30, but Kanepi sees off her opponent. Nothing to see here, folks.

    Serena Williams

    Serena looking as perplexed and vexed as you'd expect on Centre. All the support for underdog Lisicki, in classically British fashion, but Williams is teak-tough - break to love to lead 2-1 in the second with her serve to come. On Court No.2, David Ferrer is two sets to one up on Ivan Dodig, having lost the first.

    Robson 6-7 (6-8) 1-0 Kanepi*

    A fifth ace of the match from Robson for 15-15 but danger lurks in Wimbledon's green lawns. A double fault gifts Kanepi a break point. An ace saves the day, though, and the 19-year-old is on the scoreboard.

    Former Wimbledon champion Lindsay Davenport, BBC Sport

    "That's going to be a tough set to recover from. After breaking at 5-4 and then trying to serve it out and then losing from 5-2 up in the tie-break, it is going to be hard for Robson. It is still a long way from being over but it is important that Laura gets off to a good start and puts Kanepi under some pressure."

  207. 1402: 

    Kubot levels it up at two sets apiece against Mannarino. Not had many five-setters in these championships so far, but we have one on 14.


    ... and she does so in style, breaking Serena for a second time to win it 6-2. We felt this might be a hum-dinger, but it's humming a rather different tune to the one most expected.

    TIE-BREAK- Robson 6-7 (6-8) Kanepi

    Robson, as cool as a cucumber that's been wrapped in an ice pack and placed in the fridge overnight, conjures an ace to ease 3-0 ahead. The Brit pins her opponent back on the baseline with a series of menacing forehands and Kanepi eventually falters, pushing a forehand long and Robson leads 4-2 at the changeover.

    A snapper refocuses his lens, thinking he is about to capture Robson clinching the set. But the Brit, from 5-2 up, is suddenly at 5-5 - a lazy double fault from Robson allowing her rival to level. A crunching forehand winner from the Estonian for set point. Wow! Robson superbly saves courtesy of a booming forehand return. Second set point Kanepi... the Estonian drags Robson from tramline to tramline and the bedraggled Brit sends a backhand wide.

    Mike Henson on Henman Hill, BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    "If you want tension, the big screen is not the only place to look. One man is attempting to relocate his patch of grass in a sea of humanity while carrying a rapidly weakening cardboard tray containing four full pints pots.

    "His cargo wobbles above the heads of unsuspecting viewers like a boozy sword of Damacles before he finally makes it back to his thirsty mates."

  211. 1351: 

    Surely not another shock on the cards - Lisicki has broken Serena as the red-hot fave double faults. 4-2 to the German in the third...

    Laura Robson's Wimbledon doubles partner Lisa Raymond, BBC Radio 5 live

    "I have always likened Laura's forehand to that of a Lindsay Davenport. She hits the ball flat and hard in the same way."

    Robson 6-6 Kanepi*

    The Brit varying her tactics nicely, scooting to the net to unleash an angry overhead winner. "Take that, Kanepi," the young Brit says. The Estonian, who reached a career-high ranking of 15 in 2012, hits two wayward returns to take the opening set into a tie-break.

    Support for Laura Robson
    *Robson 5-6 Kanepi

    Robson has a sniff at 40-30 when Kanepi errors, but the 28-year-old follows up a serve out wide by blasting a winning overhead volley. Robson serving to stay in the set...

  215. 1348: 

    Janowicz back in charge against Meltzer - he's taken the third set 6-5 for a 2-1 lead. And it's the end for Fleming and Marray, dumped out in straight sets by Lindstedt and Nestor. British woe as the reigning champ is out. Court 14? Adrian Mannarino locked at 2-2 in the fourth with Lukasz Kubot, the Pole two sets to one in front.

    Robson 5-5 Kanepi*

    Robson opens with a whimper, a first double fault of the match gifting Kanepi the opening point. The duo then slug it on from the baseline and it is Robson who blinks first, plonking a straightforward forehand long. Hearts are beating a little quicker on Court One... Kanepi stepping in to unleash a venomous forehand winner for two break points. Robson's first serve fails.. second serve reaches the target... but Robson, tightening under the strain, wallops her forehand way long.

    Mike Henson on Henman Hill, BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    "Whoops and hollers greet Robson's timely break of serve. Flags light on the Hill today, but a small St George's gets a flutter. It looks like it might be a converted World Cup 98 car flag."

    ROBSON BREAKS KANEPI- *Robson 5-4 Kanepi
    Laura Robson

    A crescendo of noise reverberates around Court One as Robson ekes a 0-30 lead and a thunderclap of a noise greets Kanepi's wayward forehand which earns the Brit three break points. Oof! Brilliant returning from Robson, whipped into the corner, and the British number one breaks.


    Serena under attack in her second service game - ad for Lisicki saved, Serena safe after an age. On Court Three, China's Li Na is feeding Italy's Roberta Vinci through the mangler - 5-1 in the opening set. And on Two, fourth seed David Ferrer has won the second set tie-break to level things up at a set apiece against Ivan Dodig.

    Follow the latest scores on the BBC Sport website.

    Former Wimbledon champion Lindsay Davenport, BBC Sport

    "I love the way Laura is hanging on to her service games, she is really dominating them out there and that is so important."

    Robson 4-4 Kanepi*

    Robson's serving as precise as a surgeon's knife at the moment, with the Briton even winning 88% of points on her second serve. Kanepi balloons a forehand return well beyond the baseline, gifting Robson a point and the game.

    Jeff Tarango temper tantrum?

    He's been known to have had a temper during his playing days, remember 1995 when he stormed off court? Well Jeff Tarango has been smashing racquets at this year's championships, albeit for a 5 Live item.

    *Robson 3-4 Kanepi

    Kanepi proving to the patriotic crowd that she is more than capable of matching her opponent with sizzling serves. A first hold to love from the Estonian nudges her ahead.

    Robson 3-3 Kanepi*

    Robson steps in to thunder a beautiful forehand winner down the line for the opening point of the match. It is a shot we have become accustomed to when watching the teenager during these Championships. The Briton serving with aplomb, Kanepi merely plonking the returns into the tape and Robson concludes a hold to love with another whopping forehand winner.

    Mike Henson on Henman Hill, BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    "Not everyone is gripped by Robson's early attempts to overhaul Kanepi's serve. One lady is milking her money's worth from the Sunday supplements. To be fair she is reading the engrossing tale of how 'farming became hip'. Jamie Oliver's mate Jimmy was at the vanguard apparently."

    *Robson 2-3 Kanepi

    Kanepi, the world number 46, has already accumulated three double faults in this match - and the Estonian serves up a fourth to allow Robson to level at 30-30 without having to do anything other than stand on the baseline. Both players seem a tad edgy, Robson allowing her opponent off the hook with a lazy forehand.

    Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna, BBC Radio 5 live

    "That first serve is working really well for Robson. It is nice to see such a high percentage of first serves."

    Robson 2-2 Kanepi*
    Eddie Redmayne and Hannah Bagshawe

    Les Miserables actor Eddie Redmayne is in the Royal Box (I think I've mentioned it). He can probably hear the Court One crowd sing, singing the song of happy men (and women) as Robson levels with another comfortable service game.

    *Robson 1-2 Kanepi

    Robson's feet, as we know, need to learn to dance to a quicker beat and the Brit's footwork is the problem again as she sends a forehand looping into the tramlines. Worry not - a crackerjack of a forehand sees the Briton to deuce and she soon has a first break point of the match. Nerveless serving from Kanepi, though. Robson squanders her chance, biffing a forehand long, and the Estonian wriggles free.

  230. 1320: 

    Bad news from Court Seven - reigning men's doubles champion Jonny Marray and his partner Colin Fleming are now two sets down to Robert Lindstedt and Daniel Nestor. Troubling.

  231. 1317: 

    Serena Williams tearing into Sabine Lisicki on Centre, and she'll have a break point in the German's very first service game - saved with a well set-up forehand. Has the potential to be an engrossing contest, this one.

    Watch the match online, on mobiles and the BBC Sport app.

    Former Wimbledon champion Lindsay Davenport, BBC Sport

    "Taking out Maria Kirilenko on this court a week ago will give Laura a lot of confidence out there."

    Robson 1-1 Kanepi*

    Boom! Boom! Boom! Crisp serving from the British number one. A serve out to the wings eases her to 40-0 and Robson holds to love as her opponent, once again, meekly directs a return into the tape.


    More from Sam Smith on her last-16 experiences at Wimbledon:

    "One thing I do remember is that when I beat Conchita Martinez they have different categories of changing rooms. There were three different ones and I was in number three which is for wildcards, qualifiers or anyone they can find off the street basically.

    "It was really big deal if someone from that changing room knocked out a seed. When I walked in I got a huge cheer from everyone as they had all been sat in there watching it.

    I didn't graduate to a better changing room, though, you just stay in the same one all the way through."

    Mike Henson on Henman Hill, BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    "'Room for two small ones?' ask a pair of ladies as they plonk themselves down on the packed slopes. There isn't really, even if they had been small.

    "Never mind it wasn't a question, more a statement. Everyone around them gets a little more cosy with their neighbour."

    *Robson 0-1 Kanepi

    A thumping forehand from Robson, dragging her back into contention at 30-30, is just the excuse an enthusiastic crowd need to cheer wildly. The Estonian struggling on her second serve, allowing the Brit to level at deuce. The pair tease the fans - deuce, advantage, deuce, advantage - before Kanepi wraps up the opening match.

  237. 1312: 

    News from 12, and the match that could decide the identity of Andy Murray's semi-final opponent: Polish thumper Jerzy Janowicz has stolen the second set tie-break to level up at a set apiece against Austria's Jurgen Meltzer. The leftie had been causing the Pole considerable problems, as lefties often have. 1-1 with serve in the third.

    Follow the latest scores on the BBC Sport website.


    Sam Smith was the last British woman into the last 16 in 1998 and tells us what the experience was like for her:

    "I was a little overwhelmed by just how much media there was because I was obviously delighted to win but it's still the last 16, I don't think it's anything to tell the grandkids about.

    "If you're making semis that's a really big deal and I just couldn't believe what a big deal everyone made of it. It was the same time the World Cup was on, my agent managed a lot of footballers and I do like my football, so the had my in an England shirt and it was really fun."

    Former Wimbledon champion Lindsay Davenport, BBC Sport

    "Anytime you make it to the second week of a Grand Slam it is a big deal. It feels like a different tournament and the pressure is huge."

  240. 1310: 

    Let's focus on Court One, though, as Kanepi prepares to serve...

    Mike Henson on Henman Hill, BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    "If Laura Robson is as well prepared as some of the picnics being wolfed down on the Hill, she should sail through. We're talking Tartan rugs, self-assembly champagne flutes and mini pepper pots.

    "With Court One just behind the screen, the cheers greeting Robson's arrival float over while the telly is still tuned to Petra Kvitova. A few worried grumbles before someone finds the giant hoofer-doofer and switches channel. All set, we even get a set of highlights from her campaign, cut to a One Direction tune, before the off."

  242. 1309: 

    Serena Williams and Sabine Lisicki warming up on Centre and the German is hoping to record her first victory over the defending champion. The snappers directing their cameras towards the Royal Box at the moment, though, capturing Judy Murray, former golfer Jack Nicklaus and actor Eddie Redmayne, he with the cheekbones, to name a few.


    Jimi, Exeter: 'Robson Green' is excellent and high time we moved on from 'Henman Hill', but lest we forget when it was briefly christened 'Mount Philippoussis'.

    Emma: "Cheering on Mannarino today. His straight sets victory on Friday meant that the umpire of that match could perform groomsman duties on Saturday at my friends' wedding in Northumberland. We all raised a glass to Mannarino during the speeches!"

    Anna: BBC website sneakily open at work. Can't possibly miss a mere moment of Magic Monday at Wimbledon.

  244. 1302: 

    Laura Robson strides onto her arena for what Sue Barker describes as "the biggest match of her life". Thunderous noise welcomes the Brit. There will be game-by-game coverage of Robson's match with Kaia Kanepi, with updates around the courts thrown into the mix.

  245. 1300: 

    Centre Court and Court One gradually reaching capacity. Plenty of straw hats on display and two ladies have delved deep into their wardrobes and found hats in the colours of the Saltire. Nice. Generous applause on both courts as the linesmen and women stroll onto the courts.


    Andrew Priestley: Serena Williams has played more than twice as many Grand Slam matches as any other player left in the women's draw. Experience!

  247. 1252: 

    Ivan Dodig, who has yet to reach a quarter-finals of a Grand Slam, is a set up against fourth seed David Ferrer, comfortably securing the first set tie-break 7-6 (7-3). Is another seed about to crumble?

    Should Dodig beat the tigerish Spaniard, he will become the fourth Croatian man to reach the last eight at Wimbledon in the Open era, following in the footsteps of... Answers on a postcard, please.


    Iain Bartholemew: Janowicz looking in a little trouble here. Perhaps a victim of reading his own press.

    Stephanie Siu: Really hoping that @sabinelisicki can give Serena some trouble today. She loves Centre Court so now is the time!

    A mathematician: If there's a good day to be off work with tonsillitis, it's Magic Monday! Trust @laurarobson5 & @andy_murray to make my day!

    Paul Thompson:Tommy Haas vs Novak Djokovic looks very tasty. Haas beat Djokovic in Miami this year. Another potential upset!

  249. 1244: 

    It wasn't the match I had in mind when describing today as a Brit-fest, but Colin Fleming and reigning Wimbledon men's doubles champion Jonny Marray are biffing forehands here there and everywhere on Court Seven. The British pair lost the opening set tie-break 7-6 (7-5) to Robert Lindstedt and Daniel Nestor. By the way, they're in the third round.

    Follow the latest scores on the BBC Sport website.

  250. 1238: 

    Afternoon! Aimee here, taking over from Mike as he hops over to Henman Hill/Murray Mount/ Robson Green - whatever 'The Hill' is called these days - to watch how today's Brit-fest will unfold. David Ferrer and Ivan Dodig slugging it out in a first set tie-break as I type.

  251. 1234: 

    Petra Kvitova has prevailed 7-5 in a first-set tie-break against Carla Suarez Navarro.

  252. 1233: 

    Having never been beyond the second round of a Grand Slam, world number 111 Adrian Mannarino is looking to make a quantum leap into the quarter-finals here. The Frenchman has made a good start, taking the first set against Lukasz Kubot 6-4. He has dropped his serve in the second set though and trails 2-0.

  253. 1228: 

    Jurgen Melzer has been heaving away at Jerzy Janowicz's serve over on Court 12. Janowicz clung on for dear life though and five break points come and go as the Pole holds for a 2-1 lead in the second set. Melzer took the first 6-3.

  254. 1224: 

    As usual, Petra Kvitova is flipping between her hot/cold setting. The Czech breaks for 6-5 against Carla Suarez Navarro, before coughing up her own service to love to send the opening set into a tie-break.

  255. 1220: 

    British junior Pippa Horn has bitten the dust against China's Shilin Xu 6-0 7-5.

    David Ornstein, BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    "Half an hour on the clock and that's a wrap for Murray. The Scot quickly packs his stuff away before shooting off through a back exit, while his support team go in the opposite direction. He'll have some physio and a bite to eat before putting the finishing touches to his preparations for Mikhail Youzhny."

    Andy Murray
  257. 1214: 

    Jurgen Melzer has closed out Jerzy Janowicz in the first set 6-3. Should he see this through to victory, the 32-year-old will be the first Austrian into the men's quarter-finals at Wimbledon.

  258. 1210: 

    Kyle Edmund is done and dusted in business-like fashion out on Court 19, putting away South Korea's Young Seok Kim 6-4 6-3 to advance to the second round of the boys' competition.

    Edmund is in mixed doubles action alongside Eugenie Bouchard later on Court 12.

  259. 1204:  
    David Ornstein, BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    "Murray and Valverdu start off with some forehand drills - regular, crosscourt and inside-out. This is more intense than Murray's sessions normally are on the day of the match and there's a total hush among his coaching staff - no larking around, a real sense of focus and purpose.

    "Murray then works on peppering the corner of the advantage court with deep forehands and his success rate is remarkable. He moves on to volleys and overhead before hitting serve after serve as coach Lend, fitness trainers Green and Little and physio De Beer keep an eye on their charge."

    Andy Murray
  260. 1201: 

    Jerzy Janowicz, despite his right elbow being heavily taped, is still cranking down some serious service heat out on Court 12.

    The Pole suffered a break in his the second game of the match against Jurgen Melzer though and trails 4-1.

    This is their first meeting but Janowicz has lost four of his previous six meetings with Melzer's fellow left-handers. Melzer is a former junior champion as well so knows his way around a grass court.

  261. 1155: 

    Great Britain's Kyle Edmund breaks late to take the first set 6-4 against Young Seok Kim on Court 19. He is 3-2 up in an on-serve second set.

  262. 1153:  
    David Ornstein, BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    "Ivan Lendl and Andy Murray arrive at practice - half an hour later than scheduled but I'm assured that's purely because they booked an hour-long block on Court 15 and opted for a shorter session.

    "Murray will be hitting with Dani Valverdu, while fitness trainers Jez Green and Matt Little, and physio Johan de Beer, are also in attendance. The British number one's trusted stringer barges his way through scores of photographers and spectators to deliver a good 10 racquets, which Murray slots into his bag before taking to the grass."

    Ivan Lendl
  263. 1149: 

    BBC Sport's Ian Westbrook on Court Seven: "There will be a revenge mission in the first match on Court Seven today as sixth seeds Robert Lindstedt and Daniel Nestor take on British defending champion Jonathan Marray and new partner Colin Fleming in the third round of the men's doubles.

    "Lindstedt and Horia Tecau were beaten by Marray and Fredrik Nielsen in last year's final - the third successive year in which the Swedish/Romanian pair had finished as runners-up."

    David Ornstein, BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    "The autograph hunters and cameramen clamour for a piece of Laura Robson as she completes her pre-match training and heads for the locker rooms. Whether it's nerves, focus or a bit of both, the British number one already has her game face on and the next time we'll see her is on Court One at 1300 BST."

    Laura Robson
  265. 1144: 

    Play is getting going on all courts apart from Centre and Number One.

    Petra Kvitova, the 2011 champion, is under way against Carla Suarez Navarro, Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium is playing Flavia Pennetta out on Court 18 while Jerzy Janowicz is knocking up against Jurgen Melzer.

  266. 1138: 

    Unfortunately Edmund's compatriot Pippa Horn has found herself out of her depth against China's Shilin Xu. The first set disappears 6-0 in 22 minutes for the Norfolk teenager.

  267. 1135: 

    Unlike many of their non tennis-playing peers at this time of year, the juniors are up and at 'em early on at Wimbledon.

    Great Britain's's Kyle Edmund, who lost in the first round of the main draw to Jerzy Janowicz, is under way in the boys' first round.

    The 18-year-old from Beverley was a break down in the first but has put his meeting with South Korea's Young Seok Kim back on serve and leads 5-4.


    Daniel Bates: "There hasn't been a true 5 set epic this year, but I think Tomic v Berdych could well be it!

    Katherine Allen: "Some great match-ups today, think Lisicki could potentially trouble Serena. Tomic v Berdych is my pick though

    Sam Wheeler: "predicted MsOTD: Berdych-Tomic, Serena-Lisicki, & Djokovic-Haas. Djoker in four for the latter."

    What matches are taking your fancy away apart from those involving British players? Your suggestions are more than welcome on #bbcwimbledon.

  269. 1124: 

    In the Guardian Kevin Mitchell writes that the result between Mikhail Youzhny and Andy Murray should follow the trend of the Scot's wins in the previous two meetings. "If anyone is to disturb the Murray-Djokovic final scenario, it may be Jerzy Janowicz," he adds.

    The Daily Telegraph get monetary on us, with an article suggesting British number one Laura Robson's earnings may double to more than half a million pounds this year on the back of her run to the second week of Wimbledon.

    The Daily Mail turn the spotlight on Robson's opponent Kaia Kanepi, who likes to relax by racing cars across frozen lakes apparently. I'm not sure that would sort my stress levels.

  270. 1112: 
    Lukasz Kubot

    The only one of the singles fourth-round matches not on a show court today is Lukasz Kubot's meeting with Frenchman Adrian Mannarino which has been lined up for Court 14.

    The Polish world 130 doesn't look like the sort to worry. After his win over Benoit Paire in the previous round, he broke out a high-kicking victory jig to the delight of everyone on Court 18, except maybe Paire.

    If summer 2006 was all about Peter Crouch's robot, maybe summer 2013 we will all be doing the Kubot.

  271. 1100: 
    Maisy and Dave

    Security is tight at Wimbledon and sniffer dogs Maisy and Dave are experts in explosives. "Found anything of interest this morning?" I asked Dave the black labrador's handler, "he's retrieved four tennis balls from the bushes so he's happy," was the reply.

  272. 1059: 

    Weather-wise, it looks like the court coverers are in for a quiet time today.

    The forecast predicts a toasty top temperature of 19 degrees, A bit of cloud is apparently bubbling up, but we have not seen any sign yet.

  273. 1055: 

    Alex, Farringdon: Wimbledon's organisers are not the friends of working people today, are they? Laura & Andy both on in the middle of the day? Whyyyyyy?

    Anoymous: (please remember to put your names on texts) on 81111: Come on everyone; respect the history/tradition - it's Henman Hill and always will be. Why? Essentially because it IS a hill, not a mount/mound/ridge or green.

    Stuart, Brackley: Please please please show coverage of the Wimbledon legends event that starts today too. Really want to see the incredible Bahrami again!

  274. 1054: 
    BBC coverage

    Whatever is taking your fancy, you will be able to get your eyeballs around pretty much everything that serves at the All England Club today via the video streams on the BBC Sport website, Red Button, BBC Sport app and connected TVs.

    Pick and choose wisely, or you might just miss something exciting going off elsewhere. And we wouldn't want that.

  275. 1049: 

    Get nimble on the keypads and you can jump into the live text via the Twitter hashtag #bbcwimbledon or via text to 81111.

    I particularly want to hear which matches without British interest you would to hear about today.

    That Bernard Tomic v Tomas Berdych match third on Centre is floating my boat.


    Mark: Let's hope both Andy and Laura keep the British flag flying proudly #wishing them the best of luck.

    Darren Oliver: Murray will go all the way as it's his year. Robson will meet Serena too early and get knocked out in the QFs.

    Autumn Fall: I hope Andy Murray wins for the sake of Novak Djokovic #bbcwimbledon #MurrayFansBeScary

  277. 1044: 

    The world of doubles tennis is a small one.

    In the mixed competition, British bright young thing Kyle Edmund teams up with Laura Robson's big mate on tour Eugenie Bouchard to take on Frederik Nielsen, the other half of Johnny Marray's successful 2012 combo, and Sofia Afvidsson.

    They are fourth on Court 12.

  278. 1041: 

    The fans' walking pace is the speedy side of brisk as the gates open and those massing outside, swarm around the ground in pursuit of the best seats on the outside courts.

    I imagine many might decide that rather than Andy Murray or Laura Robson, they will take in Great Britain's sole defending Wimbledon champion.

    Jonathan Marray, who won the men's double crown in 2012, and his partner Colin Fleming take on Robert Lindstedt, one half of the duo Marray beat in last year's final, and Daniel Nestor first on Court Six.

  279. 1029:  
    David Ornstein, BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    "It's another sunny and warm morning in SW19, where those with tickets for day seven are filling with cafes and those without are joining the queue - but all seem buoyant and thoroughly excited by a schedule that includes British hopes Andy Murray and Laura Robson, and top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams.

    "The All England Club must have received a deep clean on Sunday because it's sparkling today and the courts once again look in pristine condition. Court staff are going through their drills, security teams are receiving their briefings, gardeners are removing weeds players are skipping to the practice courts. Magnificent Monday is here."

  280. 1026: 
    An empty Murray Mount

    Thousands will be crammed onto Murray Mount/Robson Ridge/Robson Green or its official title Aorangi picnic area to watch the Brits in action on the big screen. Here's the calm before organisers open the gates at 1030 BST and the rush for the best pitch is on.

  281. 1023: 

    There is too much top-quality tennis to be contained on just the prime bits of Wimbledon real estate though.

    Big-serving youngster Jerzy Janowicz is first on Court Three, American superstar-in-the-making Sloane Stephens is second on Court 18 and the gritty David Ferrer will be digging a trench ready for war on Court Two.

    The full order of play is up on the BBC Sport website.

  282. 1016: 

    So plenty to look forward to. Here is how the top two arenas play out today:

    Centre Court

    Serena Williams v Sabine Lisicki; Mikhail Youzhny v Andy Murray; Novak Djokovic v Tommy Haas

    Court One

    Laura Robson v Kaia Kanepi; Andreas Seppi v Juan Martin del Potro; Bernard Tomic v Tomas Berdych

  283. 1013: 

    A quick word on Andy Murray's opponent. Having gained a phD in philosophy, you might expect Mikhail Youzhny to be a cerebral, professorial sort. The type to keep a spot of tennis in perspective against the backdrop of the agonies of the human condition.

    Something like that anyway.

    Well, happily that is not the case. If he is not flagellating himself with his racquet, drawing blood in Miami in 2008, he is taking out on the courtside furniture. At the French Open last month, he reduced his racquet to rubble with nine thwacks across the back of a chair.

  284. 1002: 

    Still to drop a set in the tournament, Andy Murray takes on Russia's Mikhail Youzhny second on Centre Court.

    The Scot has rallied the troops saying in his latest BBC Sport column that he wants the atmosphere to crank up another notch as he progresses towards the final.

    Former British number one Sam Smith believes that there are not many better antidotes for economic and meteological gloom than cheering on British tennis' top two.

  285. 0953: 

    Laura Robson will be first of the home crowd favourites to take the floor. After being put on Court Two for her third-round match against Marina Erakovic, the 19-year-old has moved up the billing to first on Court One.

    She takes on Estonian Kaia Kanepi. Whisper it quietly, but ranked higher than an opponent who has been injured for much of the year and lost in the first round of her grass warm-up, Robson is perhaps slight favourite.

    She has looked cosy and comfortable under the pressure of the second week, joking in press conferences and on the Sunday practice courts with men's top seed Novak Djokovic.

    I think she just told the Serb that her Olympic doubles partner is going to give him a pasting in Sunday's men's final.

    Laura Robson and Novak Djokovic
  286. 0948: 

    Of course, that is true of every year at Wimbledon.

    What you don't normally get is a double shot of British interest mixed into the cocktail.

    Not since 1998 have Britain had representatives in both the men's and women's singles fourth rounds.

    Today domestic number ones Andy Murray and Laura Robson will attempt to force the statisticians back to the history books once more by both making it through to the last eight.

  287. 0941: 

    Today is the one and only day in the championship in which all the men and women still in the singles draws play on the same day.

    There are 16 singles matches to decide the make-up of the last eight in each draw.

    It is perfect balance of quality head-to-heads with an intriguing line up of suspects still remaining in the great SW19 whogunnadoit.

  288. 0935: 

    The headlong rush of the tournament's first day is great. The pressure cooked up in the crucible of finals day is both unbearable and irresistible.

    But the real sweet spot of Wimbledon fortnight is right now.

    Welcome to second Monday.

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