The story of yesterday was….rain. The forecast for today looks pretty bleak so hopefully the roof is still closed and stays that way. Looking at the schedule on the Wimbledon website it looks like they’re gambling on play being possible on the outside courts. I would have thought it made more sense to prioritise the 4th round matches and have them on Centre Court but 2 of the 3 scheduled matches under the roof are Women’s quarter finals. I’m sure they know what they’re doing! Hahahahahahahahahahaahahaha. Sorry I lost my head for a second…..
We have 5 matches carried over from yesterday. Baker and Kohlschreiber got as far as the toss ( Baker won) before play was suspended. Mayer was playing the best tennis I have seen from him in a long time. The rain suspension perhaps won’t help him and will allow Gasquet to have thought about his tactics. Mayer hasn’t played at that level in previous rounds so there’s a good chance he doesn’t play the same today.
Update: Kohlschreiber won in straight sets. Gasquet won the third set but Mayer came through to win in 4.
Fish has taken the first set from Tsonga and they are 1-1 in the second set and Murray is a set and a break up against Cilic. Fish has never beaten Tsonga but did take him to a 5th set in last year’s US Open. Fish has played himself into some half decent form during this tournament but I would still expect Tsonga to come through. Murray struggled in the early games of his match with Cilic and was broken. The pathetic grimaces started as the “pain” kicked in but he soon broke back. An early break in the second set suggests he will control that match from this point.
Update: Every set was close as Tsonga won 4-6, 7-6, 6-4, 6-4. Murray finished the job to win 7-5, 6-2, 6-3.
Ferrer v Del Potro is one of my punting tips which I try to avoid duplicating on the blog.
Update: The tips was a winner as Ferrer won in straight sets.
Radwanska looks a little short at 1.25 against Kirilenko although the Russian has managed to win just 1 set in their last 4 matches. Hoping for a higher price on ARad who has looked pretty good so far.
Update: Good performance from Kirilenko but Rad won 7-5, 4-6, 7-5.
When will Paszek run out of energy? She has won her last 9 matches and even though she has never taken a set from Azarenka 1.22 looks a crazy price. That has to be a lay even though I would expect Azarenka to win the match. There’s a great chance of a higher price.
Update: Not this time. Azarenka won 6-3, 7-6.