I was pleased to read that they have become great friends and had to cancel a scheduled practice session today.
Isner-Mahut the rematch! :clp
Isner won the one today in straight sets but if Wimbledon had gone with a no tiebreak rule for all sets this year maybe we would have had a match since the 1st and 3rd sets were wimpy tiebreaks. :lol
I so remember 'watching' the match here last year with Florimel and CrossingGuard and talking about it with Crit and everyone else who chimed in. It was one of my favorite FoRT experiences and one that I'll never forget. :heart
they should have played center court! lol! Congrats to Isner!
Jo Willie takes out Federer!!!
First time EVER that Fed lost the match when he was up 2 games to nothing. Way to make a comeback Tsonga!!!
I was really surprised to see Serena go down even though she hasn't played in a year. Less surprising to see Venus lose right after her since Venus often seems sad to the point of losing her own motivation to win when Serena gets eliminated in a tournament prior to her.
I feel very melancholy watching Fed these days since he has been losing his edge for quite some time. It happens to every aging athlete and I have sympathy for him because it's a painful inevitable decline. His comeback against Djokovic at the French was tremendous.
Tsonga beat Rafa at Queens Club so he's been on a tear on grass although he lost to Murray in that final. Murray, meanwhile, won Queens Club, was the only player not to drop a set today and he's had Will, Kate and Pippa cheering him on this week. :lol The pressure could start to get to him though.
Rafa says his foot is better. I so hope this is true. I'm going to watch as much of his match as they showed today now and obsess over it. Rafa's gf is at Wimbledon this year. I noticed she was dressed very demurely and I have this intuitive feeling that she is probably as sweet as Raf (although I continue to plot strategies to steal him away, pretty much 24/7 :D). Really nice showing from Mardy Fish and how cool for him to do so well later in his career.
Congrats to Nole - what an amazing match against Jo today! :yay