Wimbledon 2013: Day Three as it happened

An extraordinary day as seven-time champion Roger Federer loses to Sergiy Stakhovsky and seven players withdraw injured.

26 June 2013 Last updated at 19:58 GMT

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  1. 2054: 

    Right, we are all going to lie in a darkened room and contemplate this new reality where Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova are first-week fodder and grass court tennis racks up a higher body count than a British and Irish Lions tour.

    Join us tomorrow for more action than you can shake a racquet at.

    In the meantime you can see where the top seeded Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have been posted on tomorrow's Order of Play or relive an extraordinary day on Today at Wimbledon.

    Bye for now.


    Wimbledon: Federer's loss to Stakhovsky ends his run of 36-consecutive Grand Slam QF appearances (starting at 2004 Wimbledon)

  3. 2045: 

    Wimbledon chief executive Richard Lewis has released a bullish statement, defending the state of the court surface after several players and pundits questioned whether it was to blame for the record number of withdrawals today.

    "We have no reason to think this is the case. Indeed, many players have complimented us on the very good condition of the courts," he said.

    "The court preparation has been to exactly the same meticulous standard as in previous years.

    "The factual evidence, which is independently checked, is that the courts are almost identical to last year, as dry and firm as they should be, and we expect them to continue to play to their usual high quality."

  4. 2038: 

    Roger Federer is the seventh former number one to go out today at Wimbledon. Maria Sharapova, Lleyton Hewitt, Jelena Jankovic, Victoria Azarenka, Ana Ivanovic, Caroline Wozniacki are the others. Absolute carnage.

    Former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic, BBC Radio 5 live

    "It was a bad day but you hope that you will get through these matches but today Roger could not do enough to beat Stakhovsky. I will not say it was the best performance by Roger because it wasn't but I still think he has one grand slam left in him.

    "Djokovic is still my pick for the tournament, I said him before it started and nothing has changed. I said it would be a Djokovic versus Murray final.

    "I never thought Nadal had a chance and I didn't think Roger would get there. I thought he would get to the semi and then lose to Andy. I can't see anyone who can beat Andy except for Novak Djokovic"

  6. 2038: 
    Roger Federer

    That defeat means that Roger Federer will not defend the points haul that he amassed in winning the Wimbledon title last year. The Swiss is expected to drop to fifth below David Ferrer and Rafael Nadal whe the rankings are revised after the tournament.

  7. 2035: 

    Amid all the excitement we missed the success for last year's Wimbledon doubles champion Jonathan Marray. He and new partner Colin Fleming, the ninth seeds, secured a 7-6 4-6 6-3 6-4 victory over Slovakia's Martin Klizan and Igor Zelenay.

  8. 2033: 

    Andy Murray's route towards a 2013 Wimbledon title is not going to take the expected route. At the start of the day we were expecting a Jo-Wilfried Tsonga quarter-final and Roger Federer semi-final.

    Now, if the seeds work out, he will face Tommy Robredo, Mikhail Youzny, Juan Monaco, Nicolas Almagro and then Novak Djokovic in the final.


    Michael Tee: Changing of the old guard at this year's Wimbledon, no one is safe. I like it when the underdogs get a crack at the big time!

    Char ♥: Glad Federer has got knocked out. Mixes it all up a bit instead of the same people in the final games, might watch it a bit more.

    Idiosyncrasy: Nadal? Out! Tsonga? Out! Azarenka? Out! Sharapova? Out! Federer? Out! Great matches and upsets! Wimbledon is not disappointing this year!

  10. 2028: 

    That is Roger Federer's earliest exit from Wimbledon since losing in the first round in 2002 to Mario Ancic. It is his earliest exit from a Grand Slam since he lost to Luis Horna at the French Open in 2003.

    Roger Federer
    BBC Radio 5 live

    Andy Murray on BBC Radio 5 live: "I think it's been a strange day. Obviously some big names lost today and quite a few injuries. I think quite a few players were tentative because of that.

    "People say you can't serve and volley anymore but you can. It's not something that's practiced much. Sergiy is very talented and I've known him for a while.

    "Roger and his team will have good tactics and have known what Sergiy will do. It was a perfect example of why you prepare as good as you can for each match. Sergiy will say it's the best tennis he's played in his life.

    "I haven't seen the injuries that everyone's picked up. Whether that is down to movement, bad luck or footwear I don't know. It could be coincidence. I have not slipped once yet so I don't know if the courts are an issue."


    Sergiy Stakhovsky: "I'm still in disbelief that that happened. I was playing the best tennis I have ever played, I am incredibly happy. When you play Roger Federer it's like your playing two players. you play him the player and him the ego. I couldn't play any better today. It was a fantastic day for me."

  13. 2022: 

    Sergiy Stakhovsky's other half looks on lovingly as her man signs anything that is not nailed down on his way off the court. It couldn't have happened to a nicer fella.

    Former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash, BBC Radio 5 live
    Sergiy Stakhovsky

    "This guy had nothing to lose and went for everything but to be able to keep it up absolutely full credit to him. The first set was the best I've seen in this tournament and continued. If you've been listening on the radio, watch the highlights!"

    John McEnroe, BBC Sport

    "Suddenly Sergiy Stakhovsky is the champion of today. Federer did not play the best match I have seen but he wasn't playing badly, it was A+ from Stakhovsky. It was old school and who knows what is going to happen now."

  16. 2020: 

    A reeling Roger Federer looks like he has forgotten where the Centre Court exit doors are. He picks up his racquet bag, thinks for a moment about waiting for Sergiy Stakhovsky and then decides he is not staying on the scene of his demise any longer and trudges off.

    Former Wimbledon champion Boris Becker, BBC Sport

    "The great man has to leave his home turf."

    TIE-BREAK- Federer 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (5-7) 5-7 6-7 (5-7) Stakhovsky

    Sergiy Stakhovsky rifles away a second-serve winner for 5-2. Two points away, He is a whisker long on the next and then fluffs badly to give Federer 5-4. He'll have to do it on serve. Gutsy serve volley and match point Stakhovsky. Big serve, block return right on the Ukrainian's toes, and a sumptous pass from Fed finds it's mark. Mini-break taken back but it is still match point Stakhovsky at 6-5. Federer dumps a forehand long! Stakhovsky rolls onto his back in sheer delight.


    Roger Federer is knocked out of Wimbledon by Sergiy Stakhovsky.

    Former Wimbledon champion Boris Becker, BBC Sport

    "If Stakhovsky wants to win this match he has no better chance and has to do it right now."

    TIE-BREAK- *Federer 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (5-7) 5-7 6-6 Stakhovsky

    Sergiy Stakhovsky plucks a sublime backhand out of the quiver for a winner down the line, a mini-break and 3-1. Federer holds serve on the next point, but a Stakhovsky rocket ensures that he changes ends 4-2 to the good.

    FOURTH-SET TIE-BREAK- *Federer 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (5-7) 5-7 6-6 Stakhovsky
    Sergiy Stakhovsky

    Sergiy Stakhovsky is the latest player to step on a baseline banana skin sliding over as he reaches for a forehand. Has that ruffled his cool? He slips to 15-30, but wins an exchange of patter-cake volleys to get back to 30-30.

    Into the net goes a volley to give Federer break point at 30-40, but Stakhovsky is determined to bring 90s serve volley back into fashion. He stands and delivers with waist up at the cord three points in succession to take the fourth set to a tie-break. He'll fancy his chances in it as well.

    John McEnroe, BBC Sport

    "You can just hear the buzz in the crowd, they can't wait for these guys to get back on court."

    Federer 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (5-7) 5-7 6-5 Stakhovsky*

    There are some flashes of the Roger Federer best floating to the surface at times. A lovely weighted forehand winner from an unstable stance gives him 30-15 before a vicious jagging shot of the same wing completes the job. Sergiy Stakhovsky would have needed to be out with the service line judge to get a racquet to that.

    *Federer 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (5-7) 5-7 5-5 Stakhovsky

    Sergiy Stakhovsky bashes a backhand long to give Federer a sniff at 30-30, but a ripped serve wins the next point. The Ukrainian punches away a backhand to complete the old serve-volley one-two and is back to level in the fourth.

    Former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic, BBC Radio 5 live

    "I've never remembered a day like this at Wimbledon before."

    Federer 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (5-7) 5-7 5-4 Stakhovsky*

    Roger Federer's serve scrapes through another game. He may have got the break back, but the momentum is still ebbing and eddying around Centre Court. Anyone's set still.

    *Federer 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (5-7) 5-7 4-4 Stakhovsky

    Sergiy Stakhovsky's long strides gobbles up the grass between baseline and net as he makes his way forward and to 40-0. Roger Federer looks tired of this tactic. He unleashes a backhand straight towards Stakhovsky's chops. Stakhovsky ducks to keep his features in their present arrangement and the ball flies long to give him the game. A half-hearted apology follows from the Fed.


    Louise: "Come on #Federer!!! You can get this back! #Wimbledon."


    Dan in Oldham on 81111: "I haven't seen any ball boys/girls stacking it and getting injured. Players must adapt! Or ask for the ball boys/girls shoes!"

    Federer 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (5-7) 5-7 4-3 Stakhovsky*

    Roger Federer gives Sergiy Stakhovsky a taste of his own medicine, pressing to the net and trying to impose himself at 40-0 up. The world number three stretches every sinew and dilutes his pupils to make himself look bigger and discourage any attempt to pass. It works. Stakhovsky's attempted lob drifts long and Federer noses ahead in the fourth set.

    Former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash, BBC Radio 5 live

    "Stakhovsky had to have a bit of a downer at some point - he's been playing so well all match."


    Randy Walker: ‏"What are the odds that Federer and Nadal would lose at Wimbledon before third round at #Wimbledon to players ranked #116, #135 respectively?"

    Former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic, BBC Radio 5 live

    "I told you it would happen sooner or later. It had to happen. Roger finally did it and now it will be interesting."

    FEDERER BREAKS BACK- *Federer 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (5-7) 5-7 3-3 Stakhovsky

    Sergiy Stakhovsky digs out a much-needed ace at 0-30 and then pings one into Roger Federer's ribs to bring up 30-30. A rolling backhand down the line beat the Ukrainian at the net in the next point though and Stakhovsky is facing break-back point. Stakhovsky buries a forehand into the mesh and we are back to parity in the fourth.


    Gary: This will be epic if Federer goes out! Why are so many people annoyed at that? What happened to giving the underdog a chance?

    Katie Burrell: There could be another upset at Wimbledon with the way Stakhovsk is outplaying Federer. He must be missing his orange shoes!

    Emma Tibbetts: Crazy few days at Wimbledon so far. Massive upset imminent or will Federer bring it back from the brink?

    GET INVOLVED via the hashtag #Wimbledon

    Federer 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (5-7) 5-7 2-3 Stakhovsky*

    Roger Federer's serve is secure as he holds for the loss of just one point. The Swiss looks like he is burdened with the weight of the world however as he makes his way to his changeover stool. A couple of his fans, decked top to tail in branded scarlet, are deep in concerned discussion in the stands.

    Former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash, BBC Radio 5 live

    "If he wins this match Stakhovsky might be invited to Locker Room A."

    *Federer 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (5-7) 5-7 1-3 Stakhovsky

    The first hint of some nerves from Sergiy Stakhovsky? After he gets a great big slice of luck as a net cord drops in to give him a second shot at a second serve at 15-15, he duffs a volley long. A bodyline forehand forces the Ukrainian to dive out of the way at the net and two break points are the Fed's. Stakhovsky bravely presses the net to save the first and Federer plants one long to waste the second.

    There is a lot of love pulsing down from the Centre Court stands for the underdog. Loud cheers greets his smashed winner to seal the game.

    Former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash, BBC Radio 5 live

    "I don't think there is any problem with these courts - that's rubbish. 15 years ago players were slipping all over the place."

    Former Wimbledon champion Boris Becker, BBC Sport

    "He's starting to smile a little is Stakhovsky. He can't relax too much."

    STAKHOVSKY BREAKS- Federer 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (5-7) 5-7 1-2 Stakhovsky*

    Roger Federer is pegged back to 30-30 and misses with his first serve just to push the pressure a little higher. He is beginning to feel it as well. A great guttural roar greets the forehand that takes him to 40-30. He is not out of the woods yet though. Stakhovsky bullies him off the backhand wing to get to deuce and a Federer error brings up break point. Federer looking as vulnerable as a peach in a blender as he comes to the net. Stakhovsky pings one down the line and, on the stretch, the Fed can only net.

    Mirka, we have a problem.

    Former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic, BBC Radio 5 live

    "I still think Roger is going to win."

    *Federer 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (5-7) 5-7 1-1 Stakhovsky

    He really is that relaxed. Sergiy Stakhovsky serves out his own love service game. Never mind the silky groundstrokes, Roger Federer is going to have to dredge up all his street-fighting smarts to get out of this spot of bother.

    Federer 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (5-7) 5-7 1-0 Stakhovsky*

    Nothing in that opening game for Sergiy Stakhovsky as Roger Federer holds to love. Stakhovsky even shared a little giggle with those in his box at the ease with which he was dispatched. Gamesmanship or is he really that relaxed?

  46. 1930: 

    We are going game-by-game to keep an eye on how this little scuffle on Centre sorts itself out.

    Former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic, BBC Radio 5 live

    "I think Stakhovsky thinks he has a chance if he continues to play like this. It could be 3-1 easy."

  48. 1929: 

    Here we go. The biggest log of them all might be about to be tossed on the bonfire. Sergiy Stakhovsky shows barely a flicker of doubt as he ramps up to 40-15. A serve whistles down the middle, the crowd cheer, but it is premature. Turns out it was wide of the mark. Instead Stakhovsky does the business with a stun volley that Federer's 31-year-old legs won't run down.

    Former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic, BBC Radio 5 live

    "This is getting exciting, very exciting. It's becoming very interesting. Let's see if Stakhovsky has the nerve."

  50. 1926: 

    Blinking Nora. Sergiy Stakhovsky has only gone and broken Roger Federer. 15-40 and two break points, one back in the bag courtesy of an ace, but Federer's groundstroke radar has gone missing. He strays long on the second. Stakhovksky serves for the third set next at 6-5 up.

  51. 1923: 

    Here is something Ben Dirs wrote about the lack of teenagers in men's tennis - there are currently none in the ATP's top 100. There's some Boris Becker, some Roger Federer, some Tommy Haas and some Lleyton Hewitt.


    Phil Dyer: Wimbledon has been incredible this year. The standard of tennis has been breathtaking, and regardless of withdrawals will be a classic.

    Xx-(Jukesy)-xX: Federer looks concerned; Stakhovsky is putting in a excellent performance and making Federer work hard.

    Вениамин: With Azarenka and Sharapova out, we might as well just hand over the women's trophy to Serena Williams right now.

    GET INVOLVED throughout BBC Sport's Wimbledon coverage on Twitter via the hashtag #Wimbledon

  53. 1922: 

    Laura Robson's second-round clash against Colombia's Mariana Duque-Marino will be the last on Court Two on Thursday.

    Novak Djokovic's match against American Bobby Reynolds is the third and final match on Centre Court, after eighth seed Juan Martin del Potro opens against Jesse Levine at 13:00, and fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska plays Mathilde Johansson.

    Serena Williams against Caroline Garcia is the first match on Court One.

    Thursday's order of play

  54. 1921: 

    Sergiy Stakhovsky is still raining down molten service bombs on Roger Federer. He fires off another tee-off winner to open up the tenth game of the third set and although he is on the unlucky side of a thick net cord, he makes his way to 40-30.

    A backhand block return plops down perfectly at the back of the court to take Federer to deuce but that concussive overhead wallop puts the game to bed. 5-5 in the third and there is a scent of rebellion in the crowd, who are warming to Stakhovsky's cause.

  55. 1915: 

    Belgian 20th seed Kirsten Flipkens has seen off Bojana Jovanovski in business-like manner, winning 6-4 6-4 to advance to a third-round match against either Jelena Jankovic or Vesna Dolonic.

  56. 1912:  
    BBC Radio 5 live

    Michelle Larcher De Brito, who beat Maria Sharapova, on BBC Radio 5 live: "I don't know how I did it. I just went in with nothing to lose and just tried my best. I was really happy when I won my first round and it is just incredible. When you play number three in the world you just play aggressive and your own game.

    "I definitely felt the court was quite slippery. I slipped myself but did not fall. I felt there was some dead grass on top which made it more slippery."

    Former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic, BBC Radio 5 live

    "Stakhovsky is not giving up, he's just producing better and better shots."

  58. 1912: 

    Roger Federer sees off a break point to advance to 4-3 in the third set. His Swissness is coming under plenty of pressure from Sergiy Stakhovsky in his Centre Court palace.

  59. 1908: 
    Sergiy Stakhovsky

    Sergiy Stakhovsky may not be a household name for his on-court exploits, but he is one of the key men behind the increase in prize-money for those losing in the early rounds of Grand Slams.

    He has explained that the £9,000 rise to £23,500 for first-round losers has helped keep the players across the rising costs of touring the world.

  60. 1902: 
    Boris Becker

    Former Wimbledon champion Boris Becker looks startled in the press room. The German was taking BBC Sport to some of his favourite places at SW19 on an Instawalk. More pictures on the BBC Instagram feed.

  61. 1901: 

    There have been 10 retirements in this year's Wimbledon singles competition so far with just three days of play on the clock.

    The Wimbledon record for a whole tournament is 13 singles withdrawals back in 2008.

  62. 1857: 

    Great Britain's defending Wimbledon champion Jonathan Marray has got a new partner in crime this year. Freddie Nielsen has been replaced by Marray's fellow Brit Colin Fleming. The new combination are being given a game in the first round.

    Fleming and Marray are a set all against Martin Klizan and Igor Zelenay at 7-6 4-6.

  63. 1850: 

    Juergen Melzer has shut down Julian Reister on Court 16, advancing 3-6 7-6 7-6 6-2 after losing the first set. The Austrian will play the winner of Roger Federer and Sergiy Stakhovsky's ding-dong on Centre Court.

    Former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash, BBC Radio 5 live

    "Stakhovsky has everything, he's a very exciting. You'd expect Roger to get through this but it is certainly very entertaining."

    Former Wimbledon champion Boris Becker, BBC Sport

    "All credit to Stakhovsky. It's the most famous court in the world, and a great honour to play at. It's very special to play in front of the Royal Box and the whole of the world. You have to show your true colours and you almost feel as if the cameras can see your heart and how it is pounding."

    Former US player Jeff Tarango, BBC Radio 5 live

    "You'd think Stakhovsky would hang his head or smash his racquet after that first set. But he didn't. He sat down like he meant business. Stakhovsky has raised his game. He needs to go for it and is doing so."

  67. 1847: 
    GAME AND SECOND SET- Federer 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (5-7) Stahovsky

    Sergiy Stakhovsky goes toe-to-toe with Roger Federer down the tie-break straight. 5-5 and then Roger frames a forehand up towards the rafters. Set point. Sergiy comes to the net. A wrong-footing backhand volley does for the seven-time champion and we are even stevens.

    Former Wimbledon doubles champion Mark Woodforde, BBC Radio 5 live

    "You slip more when you play serve and volley so I don't understand the concern."


    Matthew Leslie:‏ #Wimbledon Instead of blaming the courts for their injuries, will the players take a look at their very busy calendar schedules?

    Linda Donnelly: ‏Is it the grass,or the weather or maybe the shoes are to blame for all the slipping and sliding #Wimbledon? Real shame for injured players.

  70. 1841: 

    There have been 10 withdrawals from the singles competition at Wimbledon 2013 so far. The Grand Slam record for a whole tournament is 17 players (11 men and 6 women) at 2011 US Open.

    In terms of single-day carnage, the record books are slightly less clear. The International Tennis Federation say that they "believe it to be the most singles retirements/walkovers on the same day at a Grand Slam event". There were five retirements/walkovers on the first day at 2012 Wimbledon.

  71. 1836: 

    Sloane Stephens has bagged up an impressive 7-6 2-6 8-6 win over Andrea Petkovic out on Court Two. The 20-year-old will play Petra Cetkovska, Caroline Wozniacki's conqueror, next.

  72. 1833: 

    Sergiy Stakhovsky is still carrying the fight to Roger Federer in this second set. The Ukrainian is serving at 5-5, but suddenly has to face two break points at 15-40 adrift. A pair of peppery serves get him out of that spot of bother.


    Caroline Wozniacki slipped in her match and needed treatment before continuing. Asked if she felt Court Two was dangerous after the Maria Sharapova comment, the Dane said in her news conference: "I don't know, it's difficult to say, I slipped on match point in my first match too. I don't know if it's the courts or us, if the grass is more slippery. Accidents happen, it's part of sport."

    John McEnroe, BBC Sport

    "This is not the first time people have slipped over on a grass court. However, saying that I have never seen a day like today where so many top players have gone out. It can't all be to do with the courts."

  75. 1827: 

    According to our colleagues, Bernard Tomic's withdrawal from the men's doubles was a cautionary measure and doesn't appear to be too serious.

  76. 1824: 

    Crisp serving from Sergiy Stakhovsky, completing a hold to love with a deft, dinking volley which Roger Federer, sprinting towards the net, can only wildly direct beyond the baseline. The Ukrainian, belying his 116 world ranking, inches 5-4 ahead in the second set, although it is still with serve.


    Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker: ‏Comfortable win for @andy_murray who is now the only Scotsman left in the singles.

    Former British number one Tim Henman, BBC Sport

    Talking about Andy Murray's win over Yen-Hsun Lu: "Lu was dictating play in the first set, but Murray did a professional job and it's not always easy to concentrate when you know what's going on in the courts around you.

    "He did a good job of concentrating on his game and acting on his game plan. Playing in a home Grand Slam you need to control the things you can control and not things you can't."

  79. 1818: 

    A glum-looking Maria Sharapova, eliminated after a straight-sets defeat, braces herself for a bombardment of questions. "It was a combination of everything," the Russian says in trying to explain her loss. "I give her a lot of credit, she played extremely well today, really solid from the baseline, I don't think I was aggressive enough. I just wasn't there."

  80. 1815: 

    Andy Murray's third-round opponent will be world number 29 Tommy Robredo, who reached a career-high fifth in the world in 2006. Here is what Murray has to say on the Spaniard: "Tommy Robredo has started playing some good tennis, he's very fit, he serves solid, has a good forehand and he will fight right until the end."

  81. 1813: 

    "You're trying to get through the matches first and foremost," says Andy Murray. "You can't guarantee that any matches are going to be easy these days."

    Asked about the conditions underfoot, Murray responds: "I felt comfortable on Centre Court. Maybe today, because of all the withdrawals, it might be in the back of everyone's mind. Neither of us really slipped today. Sometimes you just get unlucky and on grass courts."

  82. 1807: 

    Andy Murray throws his sweatband into the crowd after a two-hour workout on Court One. The recipient seems chuffed. The British number one then looks towards his camp and clenches his fist after a 6-3 6-3 7-5 victory over Yen-Hsun Lu.

  83. 1806: 

    Another withdrawal... Bernard Tomic has withdrawn from the men's doubles with a hamstring problem, the injury which caused him to withdraw from the French Open. There has been no suggestion as of yet that the Australian won't be fit enough to compete in the men's singles.

    Former Wimbledon champion Boris Becker, BBC Sport

    "Roger played a beautiful first set. He gave one chance at 5-5, break point. But a great set of grass court tennis, he did not give any rhythm to his opponent."

  85. 1800: 

    Roger Federer strolls back to his chair, coolly sips some water, after taking the first set tie-break 7-6 (7-5). Nine aces, no double faults and 20 winners from the defending champion.

    Mark Petchey, BBC Sport

    "Let's hope Stakhovsky can get his ranking back up into the top 30 because he is showing us he deserves it."

  87. 1756: 

    Britain's Dominic Inglot and his doubles partner, the wonderfully named Treat Huey of the Philippines, reach the second round of the men's doubles thanks to a 6-3 6-4 7-5 victory over Spanish pair Roberto Bautista-Agut and Daniel Gimeno-Traver.

    Keep up to date with all the action around the courts with our latest scores page and our results service.

  88. 1751: 

    On Centre Court, I'm pleased to report that there's no sign of tangerine on the soles of Roger Federer's trainers. The rule makers at the All England club will be pleased. Ukraine's Sergiy Stakhovsky going toe-to-toe with the defending champion as it's with serve in the first set, the Swiss nudging 6-5 ahead.


    Ian Cummins: ‏First #Nadal, now #Sharapova! Madness. #wimbledon

    Kyle Benzion: ‏Now that #Sharapova lost, will #Serena even lose a set this tournament?

    Jared Allen: To say I'm gutted Sharapova is out is an understatement #Sharapova #wimbledon

  90. 1746: 
    Larcher de Brito

    There you go then. Qualifier De Brito achieves her greatest scalp, and beats a Top Five player for the first time, on her 11th Grand Slam appearance. The furthest she had gone in a Grand Slam was the third round in Roland Garros back in 2009. Previously, her best at Wimbledon was the third round in 2009.

  91. 1741: 

    A remarkable one hour and 34 minutes on Court Two which ended in the early demise of Maria Sharapova. "I just tried to stay calm," says qualifier Michelle Larcher De Brito. "I was playing so well I thought I could keep it up and I just hung in there. She's a fighter, she just wouldn't give up for anything. There's lot of grass that's been cut and not been swept up so there's a lot of dead grass so it's not been easy. It's a tough court to play on."

  92. 1736: 

    Michelle Larcher De Brito's feet collapse from underneath her, while the crowd rise to their feet to applaud her efforts. The world number 131 has beaten Maria Sharapova 6-3 6-4.

  93. 1734: 

    Could this be it? De Brito craftily sends Sharapova lunging towards the tramlines and the Russian, at full stretch, can't direct her riposte over the tape. Fourth match point! Danger averted though and Sharapova lives on, earning herself a second break point - which she squanders when De Brito cleverly puts her opponent on the backfoot with a clever serve down the T.

  94. 1730: 

    Sharapova needed a quick massage during the changeover but is soon on the baseline, ready to face whatever De Brito throws at her. Michelle Larcher De Brito collects a match point... Sharapova's shoulders slump... The Portuguese launches a booming serve, Sharapova returns... a baseline battle ensues before Sharapova ends matters with a beautiful inside-out volley. It's tense. The Russian meekly nets on the next point... second match point... Encouraging shouts from one or two spectators... The drama continues.

  95. 1726: 

    But let's put talk of retirements to one side for a moment because it's time to hold on to our hats. Maria Sharapova, the third seed, a former champion, is on the brink of elimination. The Russian holds to 30 for 5-4 in the second set when Michelle Larcher De Brito hits long, but the lady from Portugal merely needs to hold serve to reach the third round, which sounds easy in writing.

    Former Wimbledon champion Boris Becker, BBC Sport

    "A short grass court season is definitely part of the problem with the injuries. Grass court tennis is different to other surfaces, it is only two weeks of action after a long clay court season. Players need to give themselves more of chance. The grass is the same, the groundsman is the same."

  97. 1724:  
    Former Wimbledon champion Boris Becker, BBC Sport

    "Lots of players will think about what the best grass court shoe is. I'm surprised they have so many problems this year rather than the last two or three years. Naturally the grass at Wimbledon is slippery in the first week. I don't know why so many injuries have occurred."

  98. 1721: 

    So, a body count has been conducted and Wednesday, 26 June will go down in the record books for the most retirements/walkovers on the same day of a Grand Slam event in the Open Era. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's retirement means there have been seven retirements/walkovers today, bringing the total number for retirements/walkovers in this tournament to 10 players.

    Former Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek, BBC Radio 5 live

    "Maybe players have forgotten how slippery grass is after clay."

  100. 1717: 

    A bunch of spectators behind the baseline attempt to create a Mexican Wave and eventually, after one or two attempts, the human wave ripples around Court Two. Maria Sharapova returns, though, just as the party seems to be hitting full swing. Michelle Larcher De Brito serving for a 5-3 lead in the second set...

  101. 1712: 

    Maria Sharapova is being treated on Court Two for some injury or other, while her opponent Michelle Larcher De Brito is launching serves from the baseline for fun. Will the third seed be the eighth player to wave the white flag? Some spectators are shuffling uneasily in their seats, while one are two are on their feet, taking this opportunity to stretch the limbs.

  102. 1708: 

    Caroline Wozniacki, beaten 6-2 6-2 by Petra Cetkovska, is being grilled about the conditions on Court Two. "I don't know if it's just the courts or just us, whether the gripping is different," says the Dane who slipped on the grass during her defeat. "You always know the grass is more slippery than other surfaces. Accidents happen, it's part of sport. You can't do much about it. It's an intense sport."

    Tim Henman, BBC Sport

    "The courts are in the same shape they always have been. It's bizarre how all these injuries are happening this year. I'm as interested as everyone else as to why there have been so many injuries as the courts are in fantastic shape."

  104. 1659: 

    Whoa! What a potential rumpus we have here. Over on Court Two, Maria Sharapova slips and the Russian was apparently heard muttering under her breath "this court is dangerous". The Russian has been broken in the second set and could be on the bus home as Michelle Larcher De Brito is serving for a 4-2 lead.

  105. 1658: 

    Another player bites the dust. Yaroslava Shvedova of Kasazkstan, the world number 100, has decided it is best not to face former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova while nursing an arm injury. The list of today's withdrawals reads like this: Stepanek, Isner, Darcis, Azarenka, Shvedova, Cilic and Tsonga.

  106. 1650: 

    Jo-Wilfried Tsonga would have been a potential quarter-final opponent for Andy Murray had both made it to the last eight, of course. It's turning into a woeful Wednesday, with the championships slowly being turned into an episode of M*A*S*H. Roger Federer next on Centre Court and he's been told to change his footwear...

    Former Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek, BBC Radio 5 live

    "Grass is a slippery surface and especially at the beginning when it is greener. It's a bit of bad luck but that is the unpredictability of dealing with grass. I was not immediately comfortable with grass as my return was really ugly - and the other one was my moving. I did karate but mainly to learn how to fall."

  108. 1645: 

    The spectators in front of me rise to their feet to applaud Jo-Wilfried Tsonga as he shakes hands with the umpire, having decided to call it a day. The Frenchman was moving gingerly in the third set against Ernests Gulbis. That's the sixth retirement of the day, or is it the seventh, or it could be eight... we've lost count.

  109. 1640: 

    A hop, skip and a jump away from where I'm typing, Andy Murray has banked the first set 6-3 against Yen-Hsun Lu. Tom Fordyce is in control of the keyboards for game-by-game coverage of that match. Nine unforced errors in the opening 33 minutes from Lu the story of the contest so far, according to Mr Fordyce.

  110. 1638: 

    Hello again, Aimee here for a short stint as Mike has left his chair, muttering something like "Maria, Maria, no, no, no!" I think it's something to do with third seed Maria Sharapova having lost the first set 6-3 to Portugal's Michelle Larcher De Brito. Either that, or he surreptitiously watching the Sound of Music.

  111. 1635: 

    Laura Robson keeps her Wimbledon diary busy as she and American partner Lisa Raymond advance in the women's doubles with a 6-3 6-1 win over Francesca Schiavone and Sam Stosur out on Court 17.

    Former British number one Jeremy Bates, BBC Radio 5 live

    "There's little extension in Tsonga's legs, he's lost a few miles an hour on his serve. He looks forlorn."

  113. 1633: 

    The wheels are grinding and slowing underneath Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. The French sixth seed has slipped a break of serve off the pace in the third set against Ernests Gulbis, trailing 3-6 6-3 4-2.


    Jamie Laing on Twitter: Could hawkeye include a decibel meter, so you could challenge a scream over 90dB?


    Lleyton Hewitt on BBC One after his defeat by Dustin Brown: "I'd like to think I'll be back next year.

    "The fans are always fantastic, it was a pleasure to have them out there. This is what makes this tournament so special."

  116. 1626: 

    Slone Stephens and Andrea Petkovic have broken twice each en route to a first-set tie-break. Thrills and spills on Court Three. Stephens is a mini-break up at 3-1 as I type.

  117. 1623: 

    Lukas Rosol, who beat Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon last year, on BBC Radio 5 live: "The grass is very slippery but when we played doubles today it was quite good. There is perhaps a bit of water on the court with the rain.

    "It's always very tough to play first round as Rafa played a tough tournament in Paris. It was his first live match afterwards and it was not easy.

    "I just think that everyone can beat anyone so go on the court and play your own tennis in a very relaxed manner. That's my game also. I'm happy it works sometimes."


    Rich, the Wirral, on 81111: "Not being funny, but blaming the turf for slipping. Did Kurtley Beale suggest the wrong turf was to blame? Surely you look at the surface and choose appropriate footwear."

    Joe, Chester: "Traction is basically the interaction between two surfaces. Whilst Azarenka is looking to blame others, her choice of footwear is as much to blame for her fall. It's like a footballer wearing mouldies on a wet pitch."

  119. 1623:  
    BBC Radio 5 live

    Eugenie Bouchard on BBC Radio 5 live on her win over Ana Ivanovic: "I had some experience but Centre Court is the biggest stage in tennis. I first I was so excited but did not have time to get nervous. I was really happy as my dream was always to play on these stages and Centre Court at Wimbledon you can't get bigger than that.

    "It's a tough transition from the juniors to pro. I'm happy I've been able to improve my ranking. The girls are very mentally tough and don't give you many chances. Today I tried to take my chances.

    "I have a long way to go but matches like today show I can play against the best in the world."

  120. 1622: 

    Out on Court Two there are handing out ear defenders with every ticket. The ever-vocal Maria Sharapova is playing Portuguese Michelle Larcher de Brito, who is considered even louder in the grunting stakes.

    It is like Meg Ryan's scene in When Harry Met Sally out there.

    Larcher de Brito's exclamations are working though. She has broken for a 3-1 lead in the opener.

  121. 1616: 

    It has been ram-packed on Court 17 where the Great British public have been queuing to get into Laura Robson's doubles match against Francesca Schiavone and Sam Stosur.

    Robson, and her American partner Lisa Raymond, have taken the first set and are a break up in the second. It is looking good out there with a scoreline of 6-3 3-1 in Robson/Raymond's favour.

    Jeremy Bates, BBC Radio 5 live

    "The worrying thing is Tsonga has had a series of chronic injuries throughout his career. It has re-energised Ernests Gulbis."

  123. 1611: 

    Jo-Wilfried Tsonga takes the set changeover as a chance to call on the trainer and get a knee niggle looked at. The Frenchman is back on his feet and is bearing the injury stoically, but it is one to keep an eye on.

    Tsonga is a potential quarter-final opponent for Andy Murray.

  124. 1607: 

    Ernests Gulbis has hit back against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. The Latvian is getting settled into the match, taking the second 6-3 to draw level at one set all.

    Tsonga will want to send in that bailiff of a forehand to chase Gulbis out of the tournament before he gets any wise ideas of a major scalp.

  125. 1603: 

    Tim Henman: "The courts are no different to last year. When they are green they are a bit lush and they do take time to bed in. I wouldn't say the courts have much to do with the injuries we have seen. I'm not sure I'll be blaming the courts just yet. These things are issues you will always have to deal with. You can never take anything for granted at Wimbledon."

    Boris Becker: "The grass is always going to be slippery in the first couple of matches, that has been the case for the past 100+ years."

  126. 1603: 

    Victoria Azarenka asked the question after her slip and withdrawal from the tournament with a knee injury. The All England Club have not been slow in delivering the answer.

    It has issued a statement regarding the state of the grass after Azarenka blamed the surface for her withdrawal: "There have been no changes in the preparation of the courts and as far as we are aware the grass court surface is in excellent condition. In fact we believe that it is drier than last year when the prevailing conditions were cold and wet.

    "A grass court is a natural surface and will generally be slightly more lush in the first couple of days. Although a number of players have withdrawn injured, only one player has attributed this to slipping over on court."


    Andy Murray's opponent Yen-Hsun Lu speaking on BBC One: "For me I'm going to try and enjoy it and try and perform the best that I can. He is one of the best players in the world but I try not to get nervous playing in the the main court and I will try my best."

  128. 1559: 
    Andy Murray

    Time to peel off the outer layers Andy Murray and get into all-white. Court One beckons.

    You can follow the Great British hope's second round match against Yen-Hsun Lu with BBC Sport's dedicated game-by-game live text commentary just over the way.

    Needless to say it is also live on BBC One and the BBC sport website as well.

  129. 1551: 

    Julian Benneteau bows out with a nothing-much forehand slice that Fernando Verdasco puts to the sword to polish off a 7-6 7-6 6-4 win.

    Verdasco will play the winner of Ernest Gulbis and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Tsonga leads that one 6-3 3-2.

    But, more importantly from a red, white and blue tinted point of view, next up on Court One is Andy Murray's match against Taiwan's Yen-Hsun Lu.


    Jill Craybas on BBC Radio 5 live: "Wozniacki fell really early and never felt comfortable. She lost a bit of focus and she just struggled all the time to get her focus and movement back. But credit to Cetkovska as she has just played her game and stayed with it."

    Follow the latest with the BBC 5 live commentary


    Dustin Brown on BBC Radio 5 live: "I'm very happy with the whole day and it is still taking its time to sink in.

    "After I won the second set I felt like I had the whole time in the world. I just said in the third and fourth set I should put the foot down and play a bit looser. I wasn't upset in the third set as Lleyton hit some very good returns. And in the fourth set I tried to stay calm.

    "I know how the Australian crowd get into things and it was a very good atmosphere and I tried to feed off that to stay awake.

    "There was a possibility to get a British passport but nothing came of it. I'm not saying it's my fault or anything else. I have family on my dad's side. It would be wrong if I said I was British, I'm German and Jamaican. At that point I was struggling financially and it was a view to get British nationality for the sake of my career. A lot of guys have done it, there was nothing wrong with that. I just needed to make a cut and not play for Jamaica as I had to look after myself."

  132. 1547: 

    A tasty little match-up has just got going over on Court Three where Sloane Stephens is taking on Germany's Andrea Petkovic.

    Stephens is the cool, composed youngster who beat Serena Williams to make the semi-finals of the Australian Open. German Petkovic is a former top-10 player who used to break out a nifty little dance after every win. Sadly it has been killed off. Boo.

    It is on serve with Petkovic 2-1 up.

  133. 1544: 

    Ninth seed Caroline Wozniacki goes tail-spinning out of Wimbledon as Petra Cetkovska shows no mercy to her injured opponent. The Czech advances 6-2 6-2.

  134. 1538: 

    Andy Murray might be just a handful of minutes away. At the moment, in the Court One match before his, Fernando Verdasco leads Julian Benneteau 7-6 7-6 4-3 with a break in the third.

  135. 1535: 
    Azarenka boyfriend

    Redfoo from LMFAO, boyfriend of injured Victoria Arazenka, is the latest celebrity to feature in the BBC Sport Facebook gallery. Check out the images now.

    As well as being a purveyor of fine slices of electro-pop, Redfoo is also the son of Berry Gordy, the founder of Motown Record.

    Katie O'Brien, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Wozniacki does not look happy when she chases out wide. Normally she chases down everything but today she is leaving a lot. But mentally she is so strong."

  137. 1531: 

    Caroline Wozniacki suffers a break of serve to slip 6-2 3-2 behind to Petra Cetkovska. The former world number one is grumbling and a'mumbling as she makes her way back to her chair. Some serious digit extraction is required to keep her alive into the third round.

  138. 1526: 

    Victoria Azarenka has asked for whoever is responsible for traction on the Wimbledon courts to have a good hard look at themselves preferably in the presence of their boss.

    "I don't think it was in a good condition. I fell badly, my opponent fell twice," she said,

    "It would be great if someone who was responsible for these things looked at it because there's nothing that I did wrong to cause me to slip."

  139. 1521: 

    Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is getting his claws into Latvian showboater and general good-time guy Ernest Gulbis on Centre Court. The Frenchman has taken the first set 6-3 with a double break of serve.

    Gulbis' preference for a party rather than a practice court has often been cited as a reason for his failure to trouble the upper reaches of the rankings. The 24-year-old has only won back-to-back Tour-level matches on grass once - when he reached the third round of Queen's in 2008.

  140. 1515: 

    Andy Murray may just be one set away from getting his Court One groove on. Fernando Verdasco has won a second-set tie-break to take a 7-6 (7-1) 7-6 (7-4) lead on French 31st seed Julian Benneteau.

    Murray takes on Yen-Hsun Lu, the man who knocked him out of the Beijing Olympics in 2008, once that match is done.

  141. 1511: 

    Nice to see you Bruce Forsyth, to see you nice. Not as nice as the pair of specs on the lady to your right though. Dame Edna Everage check your collection.

    Stephen Fry

    American tennis player Jill Craybas on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra: "Caroline Wozniacki's definitely not moving. She's usually a great mover but she cannot move her feet to the returns. She's also making so many errors."


    Former British No.1 Katie O'Brien on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra: "Petra Cetkovska was never in trouble. Wozniacki was in trouble before the fall and she will be sitting down thinking: 'what on earth can I do here?'"

  144. 1508: 

    Caroline Wozniacki sees the first set go sliding down the swanny as Petra Cetkovska serves out for a 6-2 lead.

    Wozniacki has been hobbled by that slip on the baseline early on in the match. There is not the dash and panache that she usually brings to court.

  145. 1505: 
    Mo Farah catch

    Wimbledon: #Catch!!!! @Mo_Farah in the Royal Box at #Wimbledon during the #Ivanovic v Bouchard match

  146. 1504: 

    Marin Cilic, who after a run to the final at Queen's where he beat Tomas Berdych, Feliciano Lopez and Lleyton Hewitt would have fancied his chances of "going deep" as they say, has been having his say on the rash of withdrawals from Wimbledon today.

    ""I would say this is a very black day. I mean, the other days, other weeks, there were no pull-outs. It's difficult to say what the real issue is," said the Croatian.

    "I just consider my own case. It's more because of obviously much lower bounces, putting more pressure on my body and my knees, as I'm pretty tall.

    "It also has a difficulty on movement. It's a bit tougher to move on grass than other surfaces."

  147. 1500: 

    Heather Watson and her Bosnian doubles partner Mervana Jugic-Salkic have the rug ripped from under them in just 46 minutes as they lose 6-2 6-0 to 11th seeds Cara Black and Marina Erakovic.


    Toni Nadal, Rafael Nadal's coach and uncle, on BBC Radio 5 Live: "In the sport you can win and lose. Many times you lose. The knee injury is not a worry. His knees were the same here as Roland Garros and he won the tournament there. It is impossible not to play Wimbledon. Losing in the first round is bad but not playing is so much worse. We will come back every year here and we like so much to come here. I'm sure next year we will play better here."

  149. 1456:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveBBC coverage

    John McEnroe is unlikely to be getting, or accepting, an invite to the Long Room anytime soon. The three-time champion was hosting 5 live's 6-Love-6 phone in last night when he went to get an update on the cricket.

    When told the match in question was only halfway done, he told his colleague down the line to "forget it and go and have another beer." Say what you really think John.

  150. 1450: 

    More British blood on the floor out on Court Six. Metaphorical tennis blood I mean. The injury crisis has not turned that nasty.

    Jamie Baker and Kyle Edmund have been ousted 6-4 7-5 6-2 in the men's doubles by the Spanish-Italian partnership of David Marrero and Andreas Seppi.

  151. 1448: 

    Over on Court One, Fernando Verdasco is 7-6 3-3 up on Frenchman Julian Benneteau. Benneteau is struggling to read the Spaniard's serve, losing a whopping 91% of the points when Verdasco lands with his first attempt.

  152. 1444: 

    Caroline Wozniacki is the latest player to be left spread-eagled on the All England turf as she slips chasing down a backhand against Petra Cetkovska.

    The over-worked Wimbledon trainer is called for yet again over the Court Two intercom. Wozniacki is grumbling and grimacing, but I think she is going to be okay to continue. She is currently a break down in the opener, trailing 2-1.

  153. 1441: 

    Victoria Azarenka on the knee injury that has prompted her withdrawal from Wimbledon: "As soon as I went out I felt it. This kind of injury takes about 48 hours to show if it's going to get better or worse. In my case it has gone worse there is nothing really positive to say and I have to deal with it. I have to have a further examination - my scan shows bruising but my whole body has had to compensate from the fall."


    N!CK: Really want Dustin Brown to do well, something about the way he plays is just so entertaining #Wimbledon

    Anoop Jose: It's not strawberries & cream at #Wimbledon anymore. It's injuries, retirements & upsets on menu.

    David Felgate, BBC Radio 5 live

    "You have to look at the injuries individually. Clearly Azarenka's was caused by the grass. But maybe Darcis was due to the ball on the grass. Before we start casting assertions about the grass you need to look at whether the players were still carrying the injuries. You need to keep your feet together and movement is key."

  156. 1440: 

    Caroline Wozniacki is a break down at 2-1 down in her second round match against Czech Petra Cetkovska.

    A group of wags in the crowd co-ordinated a chorus of "Let's go Rory, let's go" as she jogged to the baseline at the start of her warm-up on Court Two.

    Perhaps her wayward groundstrokes were her imagining swatting them in the face with every shot.

  157. 1433: 

    Things are looking a little grim for Britons Jamie Baker and Kyle Edmund who are now two sets down to David Marrero and Andreas Seppi and trailing 3-1 in the third.

  158. 1430: 

    Eugenie Bouchard, last year's Wimbledon junior champion, has taken out the 12th seed Ana Ivanovic 6-3 6-3. The teenager will play Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain next before a potential fourth-round meeting with former champion Petra Kvitova.

  159. 1426: 

    World number one Novak Djokovic on Twitter: In the car, on my way to practice.

    Enough space for the rest of the Djoko A-Team in there.

    Nick Bollettieri, BBC Radio 5 live

    "I've been to many Grand Slams and have not seen so many people pull out. These are big pull-outs too. It is unbelievable. Grass is going to be a topic of conversation. You just don't have these many injuries happening. It's all about footwork and balance and you are often wrong-footed. This is why Murray is very good, he takes a short step rather than a huge first step. The grass being closely cropped means it is tough to get footing."


    Gary Lineker:"What a waste of an upset! Darcis withdraws through injury. Can we have @RafaelNadal back? #Wimbledon"


    Colin in Ormskirk on 81111: "Laura Robson and Tara Moore both defended their fellow Brits from criticism yesterday, they both played brilliant and did Britain proud but British tennis besides Murray and Robbo/Watson is a disgrace, every year our players rely on a wildcard because they aren't ranked high enough or fail in qualifiers and this earns them more in a day than most people in the UK earn in a year so I think the public have a right to criticise."

  163. 1424: 

    After all the British wildcards went out in the first round and only Andy Murray and Laura Robson made it into the second round at Wimbledon, former semi-finalist and now BBC pundit Tim Henman has bemoaned the lack of depth on these shores.

    "We're not getting results because they're not good enough," he told BBC Sport. "The issue is the lack of depth and we've been having this conversation for too long." What do you think? text us on 81111 or #bbcwimbledon


    Martina Navratilova: ‏Really sad 4Vika that her knee is bad. Seeing the injury when it happened, I was surprised she was able to finish her match. Hope she'll be ok


    Belgian Steve Darcis, the world number 135 who beat Rafael Nadal on Monday, after pulling out with a right shoulder injury: "I was playing maybe the best tennis in my life here.

    "Not to go on the court today, it's maybe the most disappointing thing I have had to do."


    Frew McMillan on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra: "You have to feel sorry for the St John's Ambulance people. It is a real shame so many people are pulling out."

  167. 1422: 

    Croatian Marin Cilic, who was due to play Frenchman Kenny de Schepper in the second round today, has withdrawn with a left knee injury. The Queen's runner-up is the fifth withdrawal of the day joining Victoria Azarenka, John Isner, Radek Stepanek and Steve Darcis is taking a pass on their next match.

    John Lloyd, BBC Sport

    "There is nothing conventional about this man. The qualifier can afford to upgrade his campervan now, it's the win of his life, he's beaten the former Wimbledon champion and former number one Lleyton Hewitt. He was outgunned today. Hewitt had no answer to the unpredictable brilliance of Dustin Brown. He came out with a plan to go out and get Hewitt from the start and that's what he did."


    Frew McMillan on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra: "Even after he lost the first two sets, I thought Hewitt would pick up where he left off against Wawrinka."

    "It was an all fashioned grass court match with Brown's own artistry. He gave Hewitt very little chance to settle back into an routine against Brown's unorthodox style. Brown is something different."


    Dustin Brown speaking after his four-set win over Lleyton Hewitt: "I won a lot of matches in qualifying and the first round and that gave me a lot of confidence. So often I have been close to winning big matches but this is the first time that it has gone through. After losing the third-set tie-break it was tough but I had to just keep playing my tennis and tell myself that if I was going to lose in five sets so be it. I was serving good volleying good and returning good sometimes."

  171. 1410: 

    Dustin Brown completes a 6-4 6-4 6-7 6-2 win over Lleyton Hewitt on Court Two. He will play Adrian Mannarino of France next.

    There were quite a selection of shots for the highlight reel from this one. You can catch some of the best on the BBC Sport website.

  172. 1408: 

    Eugenie Bouchard, with a face to launch a thousand advertising campaigns, is closing in on victory on Centre Court. The Canadian 19-year-old reached the semi-finals of Strasbourg earlier this year, and this would be only her second win over a top-20 ranked opponent after beating Sam Stosur at Charleston.

  173. 1402: 

    There is a mournful sound to the Fanatics cries now. They are definitely in the minor key, as their man slips a double break and 4-1 behind in the fourth set against Dustin Brown. The German leads 6-4 6-4 6-6 4-1 on Court One.

  174. 1400: 

    The ball loops up invitingly towards the Royal Box. It is heading for the front row. Mo Farah is under it. It takes an age to drop, but still there is little excuse for what follows.

    Hands like flippers as the fuzzy sphere escapes the Olympian's clutches and drops apologetically back onto the court. Farah smiles. It is easy to be comfortable in your sporting prowess with two London 2012 gold gongs in your back pocket.

    Mo Farah
  175. 1352: 
    Eugenie Bouchard

    Eugenie Bouchard is ahead in the first set of her match against Ana Ivanovic. The Canadian world number 66 leads the former world number one 5-2, a single break up, on Centre Court.

  176. 1346: 

    British duo Jamie Baker and Kyle Edmund are on the wrong end of a 6-4 scoreline in the first set of their match against David Marrero and Andreas Seppi on Court Six and are a break down in the second. They have plenty of work to do from 6-4 2-1 adrift.

    You can keep up with all the live scores and latest results on the BBC's dedicated pages. Particularly useful now we are in a competitive action on all but one two of the 19 courts.

  177. 1341: 

    Lleyton Hewitt shows a little mongrel as they say Down Under. The 2002 champion comes through the third-set tie-break victorious as Dustin Brown punts a forehand long to fold out 7-3.

    The tendons on Hewitt's neck strain like the ropes on a trans-Atlantic sailing boat as he bellows his approval to his box.

    Brown leads 6-4 6-4 6-7 (3-7) but this one is alive and kicking.

  178. 1334: 

    There was a nice little footnote to Laura Robson's win over Maria Kirilenko yesterday. The British number one's brother works as a court coverer at the tournament and was on hand to exchange a fist bump with his sibling as she departed the court yesterday.

    Laura Robson
  179. 1324: 

    For those of you not lucky enough to be inside Wimbledon today, with club officials advising fans without tickets not to queue, then take a look behind the scenes across the site with our latest Facebook gallery.

  180. 1323: 

    Over on Court Three, the Fanatics, those gold-and-green clad fellas who will cheer anything with a hint of an Aussie twang to it, are roaring on Lleyton Hewitt. A little too enthusiastically at times. The man himself needs to cool their fevour before Dustin Brown serves out for a 5-4 lead in the third.


    Anne Robinson: ‏Can Nadal be reinstated now Darcis has pulled out of #wimbledon? Pleassse. :-)

    Luke_Sampayo: ‏@Luke_Sampayo 17s Wow the players are dropping out like flys at #Wimbledon #InjuriesGalore

    Jonny Patterson: Azarenka ruled out of #wimbledon with an injury. Serena will have the easiest championship win of her life

  182. 1319: 

    The Centre Court crowd, still waiting to see the first ball struck on the showpiece court, exercise their vocal cords by greeting Mo Farah to the royal box with a hearty cheer. At least I think it was for the double Olympic gold medallist. It might have been for Stephen Fry who is also taking his place in the posh seats. People really do like Q.I.

    Eugenie Bouchard and Ana Ivanovic are knocking up and should be under way shortly,

    Mike Henson in for Aimee Lewis after her sterling opening shift at live text towers.

  183. 1308: 

    The treatment rooms at Wimbledon must be starting to resemble an episode of Casualty. Radek Stepanek is the latest to withdraw injured. Jerzy Janowicz was leading Stepanek 6-2 5-3 before the Czech called it a day.

  184. 1304: 

    Azarenka, the Australian Open champion, seemed to tweak her knee when she fell over during her first-round win over Portugal's Maria Joao Koehler, although there has yet to be confirmation of what the injury is. The 23-year-old's withdrawal is disappointing news for the likes of Sir Bruce Forsyth and others on Centre Court. But Azarenka's injury means the Centre Court curtain raiser will be Ana Ivanovic's match with Eugenie Bouchard. Ross Hutchins describes the pair as "glamour girls" and predicts a close match.

  185. 1256: 

    We will no longer see second seed Victoria Azarenka at this year's tournament because the Belarusian has withdrawn after failing to recover from the injury she sustained in the first round.

    John Lloyd, BBC Sport

    "Dustin Brown is on the verge of a huge upset here at Wimbledon. He is a set away from the win of his career. It's quite extraordinary how he has continued at this level throughout the match, Hewitt has just not found a way to play against his opponent. He has been bombarded from the start and has not found found any rhythm."

  187. 1254: 

    Dustin Brown punches his chest and seems to almost bounce towards his seat after securing the second set 6-4 to ease 2-0 ahead against Lleyton Hewitt.

  188. 1253: 

    More Brits bite the dust. As expected, Britons Anne Keothavong and Johanna Konta lose 6-3 6-1 to top seeds Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci in the first round of the ladies' doubles.

    John Lloyd, BBC Sport

    "The potential on any given day for a player like Dustin Brown is frightening, it's just a shame he's never broken through into the top player categories. He would have been a great character in the sport had he done."


    Omar Hakim: Dustin Brown is so cool!

    Olive Green: Love an under dog and Dustin Brown is doing a great job, but Hewitt is a tennis legend! Come on you Aussie!

    Sivrup leinad: Dustin Brown to win Wimbledon

  191. 1250: 
    Dustin Brown

    It feels like it's 1986 again, a time when Scott and Charlene were in love and called Ramsey Street home and Boris Becker was recklessly diving on the Wimbledon grass... Dustin Brown imitating Becker in his pomp, entertaining the Court Two crowd with his acrobatics at the net. The German is a set up against former champion Lleyton Hewitt. It's with serve in the second.


    CBBC favourite Hacker T Dog has been spotted in and around the courts. He even had time for a chat with Sue Barker, and appearance on BBC's Breakfast.

  193. 1242: 

    The man they call the shark has no bite left in him. Rafael Nadal's conqueror Steve Darcis has withdrawn from Wimbledon due to a shoulder injury, which means Lukasz Kubot of Italy can enjoy London at his leisure and begin preparations for the third round.


    Infostrada Sports: John Isner has now been involved in Wimbledon match featuring most completed games (183) and match with second fewest completed games (2).

  195. 1231: 

    It is usually about this time that I type words such as British woe, and today will be no different because British doubles pair Anne Keothavong and Johanna Konta are up against it. The pair have fallen behind to Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci, with the Italians grabbing the first set 6-3 and they are 3-1 up in the second set. The Italians are top seeds, though, so a British victory is unexpected.

    By the way, you can keep up to date with what is occurring around the courts via our latest scores page and our results service.

  196. 1225: 

    Jack Burgess has asked: who is Dustin Brown? Well, the 28-year-old has mainly been playing on the Challenger circuit this year, reaching the final of the Sarajevo Challenger and the quarter-finals of the Johannesburg Challenger. Brown is ranked 189 in the world - 119 places below his opponent Hewitt - and is aiming to reach the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time. By the way, he apparently spent three years driving around Europe in a camper van. I am willing to divulge more information about Brown if there's demand for it.


    First set break-down on Dustin Brown v Lleyton Hewitt. Aces 8 (Brown) 2 (Hewitt); 1st serve points won 86% -71% ; winners 23-8, unforced errors 5-1


    Sam Marshall: Love how Dustin Brown comes into the net on every serve. Gutsy and a breath of fresh air

    Jack Burgess: Who is Dustin Brown?! Some of these shots are unbelievable!

    John Lloyd, BBC Sport

    "What a set of tennis! And that last point Dustin hit, Hewitt didn't think it was going over and he just stood still. He was as shocked as anyone at that shot going over. It was an unbelievable set of tennis."

  200. 1217: 

    The afternoon live text crew have arrived on Centre Court and brought a hefty supply of chocolate with them. Hoorah! But my cheers aren't quite as loud as those coming from Court Two where German qualifier Dustin Brown has dazzled the crowd with a fabulous diving forehand volley to clinch the set 6-4 against Lleyton Hewitt. Brown punches the air and roars and who wouldn't after that shot.

  201. 1210: 
    Wimbledon Royal Box

    The crumbs which Tuesday's special guests left behind have been hoovered, the cushions have been plumped and the Royal Box is ready for another influx from the world of celebrity. And no-one emanates showbiz quite like Sir Bruce Forsyth who will be taking his place in the box de royale alongside Stephen Fry, double Olympic champion Mo Farah and Peter Dawson. Come on, we all know who Peter Dawson is...

  202. 1201: 

    Over on Court Three, John Isner has thrown in the towel due to injury. The lanky American needed treatment on his knee 15 minutes into his bout with Adrian Mannarino of France and despite almost being mummified, all the strapping in the world could not prevent the 18th seed retiring hurt.

    Keep up to date with all the action around the courts with our latest scores page and our results service.

  203. 1154: 

    The Australians on Court Two are raucously shouting their usual chant of "let's go, Lleyton, let's go" in a bid to prevent their man from falling a break behind. The 32-year-old - the second-most successful active player on grass - comes through from deuce against the dreadlocked Dustin Brown to level at 2-2 in the first set.

  204. 1147: 

    Wimbledon park is full of tennis fans practising keepie-uppies of an evening and it seems Maria Sharapova also spends her down time juggling a football. The third seed showed off her skills during a kick-about with her team on Tuesday and you don't have to take my word for it because you can take a peek for yourself as the Russian was captured on camera.


    James: ‏ I'd love Lleyton Hewitt to do well this year, played the first match I ever saw live. #wimbledon

    Milan Knezevic: Dustin Brown has one mad serve! #Wimbledon


    BBC Radio 5 live's George Riley: ‏Rafa Nadal's coach tells me Nadal will definitely be back at Wimbledon next year despite doubts over his future on grass #wimbledon

    Piers Newbery, BBC Sport

    "Serena Williams and her entourage move towards the exit at the Aorangi practice courts, while Maria Sharapova goes through her exercise routine about 30 metres away. All is calm. Laura Robson is belting balls against doubles partner Lisa Raymond, the forehand still in the groove from yesterday."

    Judy murray

    BBC Scotland's Jonathan Sutherland: ‏Judy Murray handing out drinks to the thousands queuing for tickets at #wimbledon

  209. 1140: 

    Wimbledon isn't all about the cherished Centre Court, not at this stage of the tournament anyway, because there are champions sprinkled all over SW19.

    Two Grand Slam champions - Maria Sharapova and Lleyton Hewitt - will be lunging, screaming and gambolling on Court Two today but, potentially, the match of the day could involve teenager Eugenie Bouchard and former French Open champ Ana Ivanovic. Canada's Bouchard is 19, ranked 109 in the world, but for a glimpse of the future then perhaps Court 12 is the place to be.

  210. 1134:  
    Former Wimbledon champion Lindsay Davenport, BBC Sport

    "Every time Andy Murray plays it's such a big event and that explains the queues we saw here this morning, but it's a potentially tough match today for him. He's such a professional now he should be going into the match full of confidence. The crowd have always wanted to get behind him emotionally and they are starting to do that after seeing his emotion here last year."

  211. 1126: 

    Andy Murray, of course, plays Chinese Taipei's world number 75 Yen-Hsun Lu on Court One and the Briton should make an appearance at about 15:00 BST

    1. Fernando Verdasco (ESP) v Julien Benneteau (FRA) [31]

    2. Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) v Andy Murray (GBR) [2]

    3. Petra Kvitova (CZE) [8] v Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ)

  212. 1125: 

    Play on the outside courts will begin in five minutes or so, but here is how the day will unfold on the most famous grass court of them all (from 13:00BST):

    1. Flavia Pennetta (ITA) V Victoria Azarenka (BLR) [2]

    2. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) v Ernests Gulbis (LAT)

    3. Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) v Roger Federer (SUI) [3]

  213. 1118: 

    So, all eyes will be on Centre Court this afternoon not only for the tennis but also to see how Roger Federer has adapted his usually carefully planned wardrobe. There's nothing worse than a last-minute change of outfit although, unlike the rest of us, the 31-year-old can call his friend, Vogue Editor Anna Wintour, for advice.

  214. 1111: 
    Serena Williams

    Officials have warned a few players about their outfits but, contrary to reports, defending champion Serena Williams has not been told to swap to a more conventional footwear.

  215. 1103: 

    For better or worse, we will not see those snazzy orange soles at the All England Club again. Months of planning the perfect outfit ruined because Federer's designers did not read the 2013 Official Grand Slam Rule Book. Basic error. Had they done so they would have stumbled across a passage which reads: "Including the warm-up period, players at Wimbledon must be dressed almost entirely in white."

  216. 1054: 
    Roger Federer

    So, Roger Federer eh. The sartorial bad boy from Basel. The seven-time champion and usually one of the All England Club's least controversial members has fallen foul of Wimbledon's clothing policy because of the tangerine soles on his trainers.


    Jonjo Neeves: No doubt a fantastic win, but Laura Robson needs protecting from the huge burden that national expectation can be. Only 19.

  218. 1042: 

    The Voice of Wimbledon has been issuing orders to the Wimbledon workers over the public address system, telling some to remove vehicles from public view - as well as warning everyone of an impending fire alarm test - but his most welcome announcement of the morning is the daily: "ladies and gentleman [and it's always ladies and gentlemen] the gates have now opened."

  219. 1037: 

    Virginia Wade, the last British woman to win the singles title on the hallowed turf, has said Robson is capable of achieving something "incredible" in SW19 although, unsurprisingly, the teenager is attempting to swat away such talk with the deftness of a Roger Federer volley.

    "I'd love to win a couple more matches, but I don't want to get ahead of myself. I've always been one to just focus on myself and not worry about everyone else's expectations," says the world number 38.


    Paul Thompson It was a brilliant performance from Laura Robson yesterday. She looked so confident on court and could go far.

    Dennis Ethan: Federer to win in straights as usual but Andy to struggle in 4 sets. Maria and Tsonga to cruise too.

    Vimal Ramjewan: Well done Kevin Anderson on your 1st round win & keeping the SA flag up.

  221. 1031: 
    Graphic Robson served phenomenally well in her first-round win over Maria Kirilenko. This shows her first serve direction, which illustrates how well she varied her serve throughout the match. Kirilenko was unable to return over half the first serves that Robson got in.
  222. 1028: 

    Martina Navratilova knows more than most about tennis. I mean, she is a nine-time Wimbledon singles champion after all. "I'd say Laura Robson will go on to be a top-10 player for sure, maybe top five," says Navratilova.

    "She has got all the goods. It's just a matter of whether she can take it to the next level. You never know whether a player will plateau out or not but it looks to me like she has the potential."

    Feel free to read more on Martina Navratilova and Virginia Wade's verdicts on Laura Robson, the only British woman to reach the second round this year. Fill your boots, as they say.

  223. 1020: 

    "Robson stops British rot," say the Daily Mail after the 19-year-old did away with the 10th seed in 77 minutes. The Guardian announce that the teenager is "tipped for top" while The Independent proclaim: In sum, the British number one is being lauded for preventing home players from equalling their worst performance on the grass courts of SW19.

  224. 1012: 
    Laura Robson

    Laura Robson's magnificent straight-sets victory over 10th seed Maria Kirilenko to reach the second round has probably added to the happy hum around SW19 this morning. The Briton ensured Andy Murray has at least one companion in the second round after eight home players failed to negotiate the first hurdle.


    Wimbledon: People in #TheQueue for on day sales will have to wait many hours. We strongly advise those intending to queue not to travel to Wimbledon.

  226. 1005: 
    Wimbledon queue

    Officials at Wimbledon have warned those queuing for today that they will have to wait "many hours", if not days or weeks, perhaps months. Ok, perhaps not days or weeks, that was an exaggeration on my behalf, but people have been advised not to travel to SW19.

  227. 0956: 

    Hello again! Welcome - and thank you for tuning into our live text commentary of the Wimbledon Championships from the All England Club. The queues seem longer than usual, although not crooked or disorderly because that's not the Wimbledon way. The would-be spectators are a contented lot, though, with the buzz of excitable chatter reverberating around the nearby park.

  228. 0950: 
    Wimbledon 2013

    In the park, the tents had been pitched even before the second day had ended, while over in the common the waft of baked beans filled the nostrils as tennis fans geared up to sleep under the canvas. Hundreds of campers creating a festival atmosphere in a tiny part of south west London when, in truth, all they were doing was patiently waiting, patiently preparing, for today. The day Murraymania cranks up a notch and builds into a swell of noise.

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