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Where?
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When? First round matches begin Monday, 3rd of July, and concludes on Sunday 16th of July.

Who? This year serves up perhaps the most unpredictable tournament in years!

Gentlemen's Draw: http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/draws/index.html
Ladies' Draw: http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/draws/in ... l?event=LS

The quarter-finalists are as follows:

Murray vs Querrey
Muller vs Cilic

Roanic vs Federer
Berdych vs Djokovic

Muguruza vs Kuznetsova
Rybarikova vs Vandeweghe

Williams vs Ostapenko
Konta vs Halep
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About 30 mins from stepson and stepdaughter's houses, walking.

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Think I'm heading down for the Friday. Looks like the weather will hold next week, except for perhaps Thursday.
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I see Federer's been talking up the Aussie loonie. He should make for good TV even he doesn't get far. And that about exhausts my knowledge of tennis.
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And we're off!
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Come on Tim
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Let's hope Federer can do one more.
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maverickmak wrote:Think I'm heading down for the Friday. Looks like the weather will hold next week, except for perhaps Thursday.
Yeah I have Friday off so might make my way down for a wander around the outer courts.

Was on 'Henman Hill' for last years final which in fairness was enormous fun.
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We're all hoping for a Kyrgios win right? Best thing to happen to tennis for years
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Dumbledore wrote:We're all hoping for a Kyrgios win right? Best thing to happen to tennis for years
Retires injured in round one!
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croyals wrote:Come on Tim
It would be brilliant if you shouted that out on Centre Court when Andy Murray was playing....
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RIP Simona Haleps jugs
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globus wrote:About 30 mins from stepson and stepdaughter's houses, walking.

Going corporate courtesy of a company I've done a bit of work for.

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Raynes Park is at least 45 mins walk to the All England Club
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Murray about to kick off Centre court. We'll soon know if he is really fit to contend.
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maverickmak wrote:
Dumbledore wrote:We're all hoping for a Kyrgios win right? Best thing to happen to tennis for years
Retires injured in round one!
:lol: Scenes

Just have to hope Djokovic gets completely consumed by his conspiracy theory madness and goes all Silver on the British press.
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I haven't liked Wimbledon since our Tim retired. Just didn't and still doesn't have that same vibe.

The cries of "C'mon Tim" and "You can do it Timmmm" after every net volley point or break in play was just tremendous. He was the underdog. Every round was a tight contest. Edge of your seat sort of stuff.

Now we have the dour Scot. Yes, winning, but not really winning in terms of what many Wimbledon enthusiasts like. He is not a popular winner. Not a people winner.
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Dai another day wrote:I haven't liked Wimbledon since our Tim retired. Just didn't and still doesn't have that same vibe.

The cries of "C'mon Tim" and "You can do it Timmmm" after every net volley point or break in play was just tremendous. He was the underdog. Every round was a tight contest. Edge of your seat sort of stuff.

Now we have the dour Scot. Yes, winning, but not really winning in terms of what many Wimbledon enthusiasts like. He is not a popular winner. Not a people winner.
Oh fuck off. :lol:
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Murray a set to the good. Movement looking alright so far.

The winner will go on to play the coolest man in tennis. The dreadlocked, Nadal-slaying Dustin Brown.
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maverickmak wrote:
Dai another day wrote:I haven't liked Wimbledon since our Tim retired. Just didn't and still doesn't have that same vibe.

The cries of "C'mon Tim" and "You can do it Timmmm" after every net volley point or break in play was just tremendous. He was the underdog. Every round was a tight contest. Edge of your seat sort of stuff.

Now we have the dour Scot. Yes, winning, but not really winning in terms of what many Wimbledon enthusiasts like. He is not a popular winner. Not a people winner.
Oh fuck off. :lol:
Hang on, If anyone knows about being unpopular its Dai every Day
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Dai another day wrote:I haven't liked Wimbledon since our Tim retired. Just didn't and still doesn't have that same vibe.

The cries of "C'mon Tim" and "You can do it Timmmm" after every net volley point or break in play was just tremendous. He was the underdog. Every round was a tight contest. Edge of your seat sort of stuff.

Now we have the dour Scot. Yes, winning, but not really winning in terms of what many Wimbledon enthusiasts like. He is not a popular winner. Not a people winner.
I like Tim, he was never going to be 'a great' during the Agassi/Sampras era and it daft to criticise him for that but he was bloody good player nonetheless who lifted British tennis from the shitfest era that was Jeremy Bates and Andrew Castle. He pretty much spent a decade in the worlds top 10 reaching number 4 in the process, won 11 ATP titles, $12 million in prize money and has a fit wife.

All hail Tim.
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Tim was an excellent player, widely underrated by the British public.
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maverickmak wrote:Tim was an excellent player, widely underrated by the British public.
He was, but back then at Wimbledon you were just playing for the right to be humiliated by Sampras in the Final anyway.
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danny_fitz wrote:
globus wrote:About 30 mins from stepson and stepdaughter's houses, walking.

Going corporate courtesy of a company I've done a bit of work for.

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Raynes Park is at least 45 mins walk to the All England Club
Never walked it. You might be right. In other years we have strolled from stepdaughter's mother and father's house after parking in their drive.

Their house is just up the road. Sometimes they put up the odd tennis player.
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danny_fitz wrote: I like Tim...

and has a fit wife.

All hail Tim.
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Not fit.
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Are you barmy? She's lovely.
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Comfortable win for Murray. Encouraging start.

Next match against Brown should be very entertaining.
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danny_fitz wrote:I like Tim, he was never going to be 'a great' during the Agassi/Sampras era and it daft to criticise him for that but he was bloody good player nonetheless who lifted British tennis from the shitfest era that was Jeremy Bates and Andrew Castle. He pretty much spent a decade in the worlds top 10 reaching number 4 in the process, won 11 ATP titles, $12 million in prize money and has a fit wife.

All hail Tim.
He also did comfortably better at Wimbledon than at any other Grand Slam, rather giving the lie to the choker tag that sometimes gets pinned on him.
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Tough audience!
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Mahoney wrote:
danny_fitz wrote:I like Tim, he was never going to be 'a great' during the Agassi/Sampras era and it daft to criticise him for that but he was bloody good player nonetheless who lifted British tennis from the shitfest era that was Jeremy Bates and Andrew Castle. He pretty much spent a decade in the worlds top 10 reaching number 4 in the process, won 11 ATP titles, $12 million in prize money and has a fit wife.

All hail Tim.
He also did comfortably better at Wimbledon than at any other Grand Slam, rather giving the lie to the choker tag that sometimes gets pinned on him.
Choker was entirely unfair. He possibly choked once against Ivanisovic in the semi which was rain interrupted. Other than that his problems were:

1) He was a serve volleyer who liked playing on grass in preference to other surfaces.

2) Sampras was practically unbeatable on grass
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globus wrote:
danny_fitz wrote:
globus wrote:About 30 mins from stepson and stepdaughter's houses, walking.

Going corporate courtesy of a company I've done a bit of work for.

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Raynes Park is at least 45 mins walk to the All England Club
Never walked it. You might be right. In other years we have strolled from stepdaughter's mother and father's house after parking in their drive.

Their house is just up the road. Sometimes they put up the odd tennis player.
Have you got your lap top with you?
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slick wrote:
globus wrote:
danny_fitz wrote:
globus wrote:About 30 mins from stepson and stepdaughter's houses, walking.

Going corporate courtesy of a company I've done a bit of work for.

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Raynes Park is at least 45 mins walk to the All England Club
Never walked it. You might be right. In other years we have strolled from stepdaughter's mother and father's house after parking in their drive.

Their house is just up the road. Sometimes they put up the odd tennis player.
Have you got your lap top with you?
Don't use one now. I have an iPad Air 2. It works through my iPhone if I cannot get WiFi.

Why do you ask?
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Am going on second Monday which should be men's round of 16 hopefully.

In other news Del Potro is staying in my mates house <Globus mode>
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Why do you ask?
Just thought you were there today.

Never mind.
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Quite a lot of players seem to prefer a "rented" house rather than a hotel.

My wife's mother has put up golfers in her house when the Open is on at Lytham.

It's really lucrative for some.
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slick wrote:
Why do you ask?
Just thought you were there today.

Never mind.
Semis.
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Wawrinka could be in trouble here...
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Stan gooooone in 4 sets.
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Oh Stan... Why are you so shit on grass, and so good on everything else?

Bedene deadlocked with the giant Karlovic. 4 hours, into a 5th set, and not a single break of serve. One man will have to break serve to end it though.
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Grass is king.

Clay is a borefest.
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