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Summary

  1. Alexander Peya (Aut) / Timea Babos (Hun) beat Robert Lindstedt (Swe) / Anabel Medina Garrigues (Spa) 4-6 6-3 11-9
  2. Martina Hingis (Swi) / Sania Mirza (Ind) beat Raquel Kops-Jones (US) / Abigail Spears (US) 6-1 6-2
  3. Jeremy Bates (GB) / Chris Wilkinson (GB) beat Joakim Nystrom (Swe) / Mikael Pernfors (Swe) 7-5 6-1
  4. Leander Paes (Ind) / Martina Hingis (Swi) beat Mike Bryan (US) / Bethanie Mattek-Sands (US) 6-3 6-4

Live Reporting

By Aimee Lewis, Mike Henson and Tom Fordyce

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    A Djokovic versus Federer men's final on Sunday, Serena Williams will meet Garbine Muguruza in Saturday's women's final. But before that there's Wimbledon 2Day on BBC2 and online from 20:00 BST.

    The director is cutting to fade so it's a wrap from us. Thanks, as always, for joining us. Until tomorrow.

  2. Post update

    Video highlights

    What have we learned today? Roger Federer is brilliant and has progressed to his 10th Wimbledon final. Novak Djokovic is a tennis machine and is on course for a third Wimbledon title. There's a plethora of videos to watch if tennis fatigue has not hit.

  3. Predictions on Federer v Djokovic final

    Andy Roddick

    Former world number one on BBC TV

    "Djokovic was going to be ready, regardless. He'll think 'Roger has been the best player, I haven't, we start from zero.'

    "If Roger serves over 70% first serves again that takes out Novak's strength - the return. He's going to have to keep up the form he's in. He's in a rhythm.

    "It's great for tennis. It has the makings of another great final. I don't think Novak is overall favourite based on what we've seen but he's the reigning champion. Roger can't just be an instant favourite after today."

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    The spectators on Centre Court have vanished, as have the umpire, the line judges and the net. The dusty baseline has been vacuumed and the sprinklers are sating the thirsty grass.

  5. Post update

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    Richard Krajicek

    1996 Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

    "The feeling was that match was close but Andy didn't really have any chance. The serve was the big difference.

    "The stats for Andy aren't that bad, they are not great but they aren't bad either. Andy got a bit discouraged in the third set but until then he didn't do anything wrong. What he could have done was pick a side on Roger's serve and just go for it and get a few more serves back. This is just nit-picking."

  6. Post update

  7. I fought as hard as I could - Murray

    Andy Murray

    More from Andy Murray: "I was trying to fight as hard as I could. I served pretty well under pressure but it felt that every point was ending with a winner. I'm not sure what it looked like to watch, but it felt that I had to play incredibly well just to stay in the match.

    "I felt that the crowd were with me. Every time I pumped a fist towards them, they responded with more noise.

    "He has earned all the support he gets around the world. When you don't have many opportunities, it is difficult to gather the momentum, but I felt that the crowd were with me."

  8. Post update

    Murray 5-7 5-7 4-6 Federer

    Tim Henman

    Former British number one on BBC TV

    "Andy Murray realises his first serve is as good as it has been for a long time. Federer played an incredible match. Sometimes you have to tip your cap in tennis. Roger is one of the best players that has ever lived and that's the best I have ever seen him play."

  9. Post update

    Murray 5-7 5-7 4-6 Federer

    Andy Roddick

    Former world number one on BBC TV

    "Losses are easier when you execute your game plan. A loss like this will be easier to accept than the 2012 final. He just got outplayed, it is pretty simple.

    "So clear-cut a performance of Roger. Normally we are victims of the moment as athletes. It was such a forthright and clear situation though, Murray nailed it afterwards. He walked right in and described it."

  10. Wimbledon my best chance - Murray

    Andy Murray

    More from Murray: "I feel like Wimbledon is my best chance to win a slam. I feel that this is my best surface and I have consistently played well here through my career. It is always tough when you go out of the major event and this is no different."

  11. 'Roger has a great chance to win'

    Andy Murray

    More from Andy Murray: "If Roger serves like he did today then he will give himself a great chance to win the final.

    "It is not frustrating to be in the same era as Roger. It is great that I get the chance to play against guys like him. The way he played today he could go on for a long time, but you never know when it is going to be the last time you could play them."

  12. 'Never seen Federer so springy'

    Murray 5-7 5-7 4-6 Federer

    Martina Navratilova

    Nine-time Wimbledon singles champion on BBC Radio 5 Live

    "Andy just couldn't do it with Roger's serve and he had to work hard on his own serve which is mentally and physically tiring. Andy along with Novak is one the best returners of the game and he couldn't get a break point."

    "I have never seen Roger be so springy on court, he was taking the ball early. Andy was losing the turf war and when that happens you can't find any openings. I don't know if Andy made Roger look good today but Roger certainly made himself look good."

  13. Murray's weakness

    Murray 5-7 5-7 4-6 Federer

    Tim Henman

    Former British number one on BBC TV

    Murray

    "Murray is a student of the game and will now go and look at statistics and reflect on it. He's played well and lost to one of the greats of all time.

    "His game is where he wants it to be. The only aspect is his second serve. I'm not sure why opponents haven't tackled that. Federer was serving second serves at 101mph. Murray was more aggressive but was serving at 88/89 mph."

  14. Federer "a runaway train"

    Murray 5-7 5-7 4-6 Federer

    Andy Roddick

    Former world number one on BBC TV

    Federer

    "When someone is a runaway train, all you do is make simple adjustments. Roger was phenomenal today."

  15. No age concern for Federer

    Murray 5-7 5-7 4-6 Federer

    Tim Henman

    Former British number one on BBC TV

    "When you see him moving like this, age is irrelevant. He looks in good shape and there's no signs of fatigue. Federer will be feeling as good as he's ever felt."

  16. 'Roger deserved to win'

    Murray 5-7 5-7 4-6 Federer

    Andy Murray (left) with Roger Federer

    Andy Murray after his semi-final defeat: "I could have done more returning wise. I had a few opportunities on the second serve. But he served extremely well, getting the ball close to the lines and making it difficult for me. That is definitely the best he has served against me.

    "He clearly deserved to win the match. He had more opportunities than me. I think that it was a combination of him serving very well and me not returning well on first serve."

  17. 'Nothing Andy could do'

    Murray 5-7 5-7 4-6 Federer

    Pat Cash

    1987 Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Federer had nothing to lose. We all say that this is his last chance to win but nobody was thinking he could win and Federer just went for everything today and it came off.

    "There really was nothing Andy could do. Everything went right for Federer and almost everything went right for Murray. The matches between champions are down to few points and it'll be the same on Sunday."

  18. Federer reaches Wimbledon final

    Murray 5-7 5-7 4-6 Federer

    "That's definitely the best he's served against me," says Andy Murray in his press conference. "He clearly deserved to win the match."

  19. Federer reaches Wimbledon final

    Murray 5-7 5-7 4-6 Federer

    Andy Roddick

    Former world number one on BBC TV

    Federer

    "Two things, a sure tell. Roger's service percentage was over 70%. I don't know if I have ever seen his serve on a rhythm. And his ability to flatten off the backhand and take it up the line, when he does that extremely confident."

  20. Federer reaches Wimbledon final

    Murray 5-7 5-7 4-6 Federer

    Andy Roddick

    Former world number one on BBC TV

    "Andy Murray's service speeds were as high as they've been all tournament. It's just testament to how Roger Federer is seeing the ball right now. It must look like a basketball to him."

  21. The small print

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    Tim Henman

    Former British number one on BBC TV

    "Roger's serve was extremely relentless. He was getting no looks and that puts pressure on his serve. As good as I have ever seen Roger play. Murray will be bitterly disappointed but he didn't do much wrong."

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    Tim Henman

    Former British number one on BBC TV

    Andy Murray

    "It has always been an area, the vulnerability of Murray's second serve. But it was evident Federer would look to dictate second serve and he did that."

  24. Federer reaches Wimbledon final

    Murray 5-7 5-7 4-6 Federer

    Murray's match statistics are also impressive: 74% of first serves in, 71% first serve points won, 73% of net points won.

    But he won just 50% of points on his second serve, and made fewer winner than Federer (35 to 56). Against anyone else other than the greatest...

  25. Federer reaches Wimbledon final

    Murray 5-7 5-7 4-6 Federer

    Hats off to BBC Radio 1 sports reporter Simon Mundie who confidently predicted as early as yesterday that Roger Federer would beat Andy Murray in straight sets. Must know a thing or two about tennis.

  26. 'I know I can beat Djokovic'

    Murray 5-7 5-7 4-6 Federer

    Roger Federer and Andy Murray

    More from Roger Federer on BBC Sport:

    Federer on the 15-minute game in the second set: "I was screaming inside. Andy elevated his game but I was at my best. It was so close. I was still able to make a difference. I kept cool and continued to hold my service game."

    Federer on Djokovic final: "Can I beat him? We'll find out. I'm not sure. Novak is one of the best players and he's made it hard to win big tournaments. I know how to beat him but this is a different occasion. I want this one on Sunday."

  27. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Sam Jamaa: Federer was unreal today. Murray needs to look at that second serve though. Federer capitalised on it time after time.

  28. Post update

  29. Federer reaches Wimbledon final

    Andy Murray

    Who could have imagined that Federer would improve with age? The seven-time champion has produced one of his finest displays to beat the British number one.

    Twenty aces, 86% of points won on his first serve, 56 winners and just the 11 unforced errors.

  30. Murs gutted for Murray

  31. Federer reaches Wimbledon final

    Murray 5-7 5-7 4-6 Federer

    Roger Federer

    Roger Federer told BBC Sport: "It's been tough. Andy's been playing well this season. There's so much expectation riding on it, you just have to focus for one more game, and then one more game. You think the break will come.

    "I expected four or five sets. I played so well on the biggest occasion today.

    "My serve was good again, against one of the best returners. I kept the pressure up and was able to mix it up. it worked out well."

  32. Post update

    Murray 5-7 5-7 4-6 Federer

    Martina Navratilova

    Nine-time Wimbledon singles champion

    "I don't know if I have seen a better match from Roger. He served amazingly well, was so relaxed and mixed it up so well with the serve and from the baseline."

  33. Post update

    Roger Federer

    The crowd put their legs to use for the first time in nearly two hours as they rise to applaud the main acts off the stage. Federer waves as he departs. Murray? Well, there's nothing he can do to heal the pain.

  34. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Jamie Ainge: There is no man walking this Earth with the class and grace to match Roger Federer. The man is majestic.

  35. Game, set and match

    Murray 5-7 5-7 4-6 Federer

    Andy Murray

    Murray swings loose at a forehand but it's wide, wide, wide. A Federer masterclass and the Swiss still on course to win a record-breaking eighth Wimbledon title.

  36. Match point Federer

    Murray 5-7 5-7 4-5 Federer*

    Sometimes you just have to doff your cap to a master. Fabulous return from the 17-time Grand Slam champion brings up a match point.

  37. Post update

    Murray 5-7 5-7 4-5 Federer*

    Roger Federer

    Murray launches a boomer which Federer can't return. Three more of those would do nicely - or, alternatively, a clubbed backhand into the corner. Murray has dragged himself back in contention. 30-30.

  38. Murray serving to stay in the championship

    Murray 5-7 5-7 4-5 Federer*

    Crowd

    Federer, like the predator he is, usually pounces at this stage of a set. Murray netting a backhand. The second seed three points away from the final. 0-15. Oh my giddy aunt. Wonderful backhand winner on the run from Federer, Murray with no hope. 0-30. Federer two points away from the final.

  39. Post update

    *Murray 5-7 5-7 4-5 Federer

    Andy Roddick

    Former world number one on BBC TV

    "If I've seen it right, I think Andy Murray just mouthed to his box 'what do you want me to do?'"

  40. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Wimbledon
  41. Post update

    *Murray 5-7 5-7 4-5 Federer

    Richard Krajicek

    1996 Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

    "I saw something at the end of the last game which I didn't expect to see. It is Murray who is tired."

  42. Post update

    *Murray 5-7 5-7 4-5 Federer

    Bravo, sing the crowd, bravo and if ever a shot deserved an ovation that was it. A peachy lob from Murray and the back peddling Federer is made to feel his years. Not much else to chirp about, though, if you're rooting for Murray. More variety in the Federer play than a vaudevillian theatre.

  43. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Justin Hames: Murray is just a puppet on a string against Federer.

    Luce: Ladies and Gentlemen what you are watching here is a masterclass. A Roger Federer masterclass!

    Danny Atkins: You have to applaud an invincible Federer. @bbctennis #bbctennis Best player ever!

  44. Post update

    Murray 5-7 5-7 4-4 Federer*

    Benedict Cumberbatch

    Has Sherlock cracked the code, found Federer's Achilles heel? He needs to shout a little louder in this din if Murray is to hear his cries.

    Hearts racing faster on each Murray serve, though perhaps we should have more confidence because he lasers an ace to the wings for 40-15. Oh, Roger. Dreamy volley. Next a baseline slug-fest, momentum-changing forehand from Murray and the Scot hanging on!

  45. Post update

    *Murray 5-7 5-7 3-4 Federer

    Judy Murray

    We know, Judy. We know. Mum watching through the lattice of her fingers, as is a lady in the cheap seats. The tension enough to break glass. Federer untroubled on his serve, arrow after arrow, each one softly killing Murray's comeback hopes.

  46. Post update

    Murray 5-7 5-7 3-3 Federer*

    A gentleman attempts to capture the action through his smart phone, but he's not quick enough to capture a dazzling Murray forehand which eases the Scot to 40-15. A faulty Federer return. Whistles and whoops from those in the Briton's camp.

  47. Post update

    *Murray 5-7 5-7 2-3 Federer

    Murray

    Federer gliding to the tape, a flick of the wrist and a stonking volley flies by Murray. All the Scot can do is look on in admiration, just like the rest of us.

    Murray gazing into the middle-distance during the changeover, mulling his options, trying to come up with a crowning move. But when one of the game's great returners isn't getting a sniff on the Federer serve, you know the Swiss is performing on a higher plane.

  48. What chance Murray?

    Murray 5-7 5-7 2-2 Federer*

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    Murray 5-7 5-7 2-2 Federer*

    A spectator with a union flag umbrella

    Centre Court giddy on sunshine and supernaturally good tennis. Both players have reached otherworldly standards, which might be why Prince Andrew is watching this set through his shades. Not even Royal eyes have seen anything like this. The Murray serve solid. Federer nicking one point but no more than that.

  50. Post update

    Murray 5-7 5-7 1-2 Federer*

    Tim Henman

    Former British number one on BBC TV

    "The momentum is relentless. You are waiting for the ebbs and flows but it is just immaculate the way Roger is playing."

  51. Post update

    *Murray 5-7 5-7 1-2 Federer

    Not as solid? Er, the second seed lasers an ace before another super-duper first serve puts him in the driving seat to arrow a trademark forehand down the line beyond his opponent.

  52. Post update

    *Murray 5-7 5-7 1-1 Federer

    Andy Roddick

    Former world number one on BBC TV

    "There is one thing you can't control on a tennis court and that is the other person's serve. Unbelievable rhythm from Federer."

  53. Deuce on Federer's serve

    *Murray 5-7 5-7 1-1 Federer

    Stella McCartney

    What would fashion designer Stella McCartney give for an opportunity to design a Federer Wimbledon outfit? Hopefully her father isn't lurking in the bowels of Centre, readying himself for a rendition of Hey Jude.

    Boom! Murray on the prowl, getting his teeth into a tame Federer volley - forehand winner on the run, but Federer responds with an ace - his 17th of the match. But the Swiss' serve not as solid as it has been. To deuce we go.

  54. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Benjamin Greenhalgh: Phenomenal performance from Federer so far!Hands down the best player in the tournament so far... Can Murray come back?

  55. Murray fit for five?

  56. Post update

    Murray 5-7 5-7 1-1 Federer*

    Andy Roddick

    Former world number one on BBC TV

    Andy Murray

    "Murray has the legs to come back. He's only had one bad game. But the thing about Roger is when he's comfortable, he's dialled in."

  57. Post update

    Murray 5-7 5-7 1-1 Federer*

    Beauties from Murray - calmly to the net, hitting a forehand winner, followed by two ripsnorkelling serves. If it must be five sets then five sets it will be, he says.

  58. Post update

    Murray 5-7 5-7 0-1 Federer *

    Pat Cash

    1987 Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Wonder if Murray can play any better than this. Full credit to Federer, absolute sublime tennis from him. He is applying pressure constantly on Andy. Federer at his best!"

  59. Robson appreciation

  60. Get involved via #bbctennis

    David Beggs: Sometimes you have to put your hands up and say the other person is just too good.

    Dylan Strain: Federer has played flawless tennis. 2 sets up. Murray to win next 3? Nah. Not the way Fed is playing.

    John Arkless: I've never seen anyone play so well and be down two sets to love. Federer has been out of this world so far

  61. Post update

    *Murray 5-7 5-7 0-1 Federer

    Dame Shirley Bassey has removed her jacket - intent - and for most of that second set she was covering her mouth with her hands. If a Dame can't keep calm when all around are losing theirs then what hope have the rest of us? Federer serving at lightning speed, an easy-peasy hold to 15. Will Murray ever get a sniff?

    * denotes next to serve

  62. Game and second set

    Murray 5-7 5-7 Federer *

    First serve into the net. Federer coming in, he'll put that away all day long...

  63. Set point for Federer

    Murray 5-7 5-6 Federer *

    Andy Murray

    Federer down the line, 0-15. Better serve out wide, 15-15. Fed backhand down the line - called long, he'll challenge, he'll be proved right. Thumping forehand, 30-30. Feeble backhand into the net, set point...

  64. Get involved #bbctennis

  65. Post update

  66. Post update

    *Murray 5-7 5-6 Federer

    Andy Roddick

    Former world number one on BBC TV

    "There are points in games that can affect the whole outcome of the championship. Was that 10th game one of them?"

  67. Get involved via #bbctennis

    BHF26: The athleticism of Andy Murray is MONSTROUS! He can run & run forever, his legs could be the winner in this match!

    Eoghan Smith: What. A. Hold. What a game. What a couple of players

    Paul Thompson: Huge, huge, HUGE hold! Be still my beating heart. Murray still in this set!

  68. Post update

    * Murray 5-7 5-6 Federer

    From epic to easy - Roger racing to 40-0, sweet sweet forehand winner cuffed effortlessly away. Murray will have to do it all over again.

  69. Murray wins marathon game

    Murray 5-7 5-5 Federer *

    Andy Murray

    Ace! Five set points saved, and could that be the moment?

  70. Post update

    Murray 5-7 4-5 Federer *

    Murray down the line, he won't chase that, advantage once again.

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  72. Post update

    Murray 5-7 4-5 Federer *

    No, into the net, is that our eighth deuce?

  73. Murray serves for the game

    Murray 5-7 4-5 Federer *

    Who will blink? Roger at the net, drop-shot, Murray dashing dashing dashing - scoops - makes it! Advantage Murray.

  74. Post update

    Murray 5-7 4-5 Federer *

    Murray scoops into the net, and we'll have a sixth deuce.

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  76. Post update

    Murray 5-7 4-5 Federer *

    Roger really should have made that volley, but he's inexplicably muffed it - advantage Britain...

  77. Post update

    Murray 5-7 4-5 Federer *

    Oi-yoi-yoi - raking one-handed backhand down the line from Roger, deuce once more.

  78. Game point for Murray

    Murray 5-7 4-5 Federer *

    Federer return long. Advantage Murray.

  79. Murray saves fifth set point

    Murray 5-7 4-5 Federer *

    First serve long. Second in - long exchange from the baselines, Murray to the net, volley away! Deuce once again, hold onto your dinners.

  80. Fifth set point for Federer

    Murray 5-7 4-5 Federer *

    Murray backhand into the net, set point number five.

  81. Post update

    Murray 5-7 4-5 Federer *

    First serve into the net. Second onto Roger's forehand - chance here, and he's only stuck it in the net! Deuce.

  82. Fourth set point for Federer

    Murray 5-7 4-5 Federer *

    Murray with a simple forehand into the net, a fourth break point...

  83. Post update

    Murray 5-7 4-5 Federer *

    Murray lining up a forehand with Roger easing to the net - winner down the line. Roger into this, Murray stretching, the ball up and over and... wide. Deuce again.

  84. Post update

    Murray 5-7 4-5 Federer*

    Andy Roddick

    Former world number one on BBC TV

    "Roger doesn't look like a guy who's going to turn 34 next month. He's unbelievable.

  85. Murray saves three set points

    Murray 5-7 4-5 Federer *

    Murray

    Big first serve, Roger... long! He's saved three set points...

  86. Post update

    Murray 5-7 4-5 Federer *

    Federer forehand into the net, 30-40.

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    Murray 5-7 4-5 Federer *

    Second serve ace - 15-40...

  88. Three set points Federer

    Murray 5-7 4-5 Federer *

    Murray long with a forehand, and that's sublime from Roger - dashing forehand somehow hooked cross-court for a sensational winner. Murray into the net, three set points...

  89. Post update

    Fans on Henman Hill
  90. Get involved via #MurrayMania

    Aidan Williams: Huge few minutes ahead. Lets have a noisy centre court and come on Murray!

    Dave Lewis: Feeling blessed - #FederervsMurray is a treat to watch. Just hope Andy finds his mojo.

    Katie: Come on Andy!!! The crowd needs to get behind him.

  91. Post update

    * Murray 5-7 4-5 Federer

    A spectator uses a fan to keep cool

    Is it a spectator or a fan? Roger ripping a forehand cross-court, Murray unable to handle the heat. Overhead down and away, Murray back under the pump once more.

  92. Post update

    Murray 5-7 4-4 Federer*

    Richard Krajicek

    1996 Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

    "It is a close match but I have the feeling that Federer has the edge. If there is a break of serve, it will be Federer breaking Murray."

  93. Post update

    Murray 5-7 4-4 Federer*

    Andy Roddick

    Former world number one on BBC TV

    Murray

    "This set has been such a good example of how underrated Andy Murray is as a competitor. This guy just fights."

  94. Post update

    Murray 5-7 4-4 Federer *

    Murray onto a forehand sitting up, but he goes long for 15-30. Federer, stretching, into the net. Big first serve, Federer sending that 124mph tracer bullet long. Fine escape.

  95. Post update

    Murray* 5-7 3-4 Federer

    Andy Roddick

    Former world number one on BBC TV

    "Federer has been by far the best player, but Murray knows if he's better in the next 15 minutes then it's one set all."

  96. Get involved via #MurrayMania

    James Moring: There's a legitimate danger of me dislocating my wrist on some of these fist pumps. Come on Andy!!

    Maria Morgan: The crowd really need to get behind Andy like they did in the finals at the Olympics.

  97. Post update

    Murray* 5-7 3-4 Federer

    Richard Krajicek

    1996 Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

    "It is risky but what Murray could do is get into long rallies in his own service game to wear Roger down and maybe then his serve will go down. That's a tactic Andy could use."

  98. Post update

    * Murray 5-7 3-4 Federer

    Bloke in the crowd with a towel over his head. That may actually make you hotter, sir. Roger cantering at 40-0, but then a forehand winner into the corner and backhand return the other way. 40-30... nope, hammer of Thor first serve, Roger to his chair for a beverage.

  99. Post update

    Murray 5-7 3-3 Federer*

    Roger Federer

    Can Murray end his run?

  100. Post update

    Murray 5-7 3-3 Federer*

    Andy Roddick

    Former world number one on BBC TV

    "Without question these two have the best slice-backhands in the game. They're so effective."

  101. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Aytug Ozeli: Always enjoy watching a master go about his work. Come on #Federer!

    Al G Bra: Who can say Federer is over the hill? Great stuff!

  102. Post update

    Murray 5-7 3-3 Federer*

    Hold to love for Murray, and just the first hints - the tiniest suggestion - that the balance of power may be shifting slightly. Can he now get into the Federer serve?

  103. Post update

    *Murray 5-7 2-3 Federer

    Mike Henson

    BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    Henman Hill

    "Packed all the way to the water feature on Henman Hill, with those watching on divided 70:30 in Murray's favour.

    "And, even if they are deflated by the loss of the first set, most of those Murray fans are going to be here until the end. To try and leave the hill involves negotiating a minefield of limbs and expensively-purchased drinks all balanced of a slippery slope of shiny grass."

  104. Post update

    *Murray 5-7 2-3 Federer

    Andy Murray
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    * Murray 5-7 2-3 Federer

    Henman Hill

    Fancy squeezing your way onto there? I wouldn't worry about it, the stewards have shut it down like a very polite house party. Sloppy from Murray, looping a backhand long, and Fed cruises on.

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  107. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Barnie Morton: Federer arguably in the form of his life here and Murray keeps coming back at him! Tennis of the highest quality.

  108. Post update

    Murray 5-7 2-2 Federer*

    Richard Krajicek

    1996 Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Murray knows that he has to win the rallies on his serve because he is not going to getting into any rallies on Roger's serve. He is feeling that pressure."

  109. Post update

    Murray 5-7 2-2 Federer*

    Sarah Hadland and Sally Phillips

    Actors Sarah Hadland and Sally Phillips, who star in Miranda with, er, Miranda, enjoying this fabulous sporting feast. Not so tasty there from Murray, off balance and into the net for 30-30. second serve, clattered back, break point. Oh, lucky boy, Federer misses an easy winner down the line. Backhand long, he's wriggled off the hook. Hard yards, these, hard yards.

  110. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Greg Lee: Not gonna lie, a Murray/Djokovic final would be a lot more exciting than a Federer/Djokovic final! Come on Andy!!

  111. Post update

    *Murray 5-7 1-2 Federer

    Andy Roddick

    Former world number one on BBC TV

    "The subtleties of what Roger is doing to control the game right now are incredible.

    "When he's in form like this, it's an uphill battle."

  112. Post update

    * Murray 5-7 1-2 Federer

    Murray's first opening, 30-30 on a second serve - oof, cutter into the body, and Murray can't control that. Federer's level has got to drop at some stage, hasn't it? Hasn't it?

  113. Post update

    Murray 5-7 1-1 Federer*

    Aimee Lewis

    BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    Henman Hill

    Cameramen and photographers keeping an eye on those keeping an eye on Murray and Federer. The hill full to capacity on this wonderful skin-cooking day.

  114. Get involved via #MurrayMania

    Emily Jerman Fashion: I dreamt about tennis last night. Feel a touch of the butterflies.

    Esther Barnes: Home from the school run, now eating ice lollies watching #Wimbledon. Come on Andy!

  115. Post update

    Murray 5-7 1-1 Federer *

    Federer with his teeth in Murray's hide, and at 15-30 he's tugging and tearing. Big first serve, then another, forehand out left and then deep right. Anxiety seeping round the old arena.

  116. Post update

  117. Post update

    * Murray 5-7 0-1 Federer

    Set
  118. Post update

    * Murray 5-7 0-1 Federer

    Federer at 87% on his first serve, impregnable. 41 minutes gone, and the Swiss timing is a thing of wonder once again.

  119. 'Virtually impossible for Federer to win the title'

    Murray 5-7 Federer

    Richard Krajicek

    1996 Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

    "The problem for Federer is that even if he wins today, unless it is straight sets which looks highly unlikely, he will face someone with a similar kind of game.

    "Last year he came into the finals comfortably and yet was tired in the fifth set. It is virtually impossible for Federer to win the title.

    "For Murray it doesn't matter, he can recover after a five-set match."

  120. Post update

    Murray 5-7 Federer *

    Tim Henman

    Former British number one on BBC TV

    "From Murray's point of view, he's done nothing wrong. Federer has played as well as he has for a long time. He's just coming up with the right shots."

  121. Post update

  122. Game and first set Federer

    Murray 5-7 Federer *

    Federer

    One set point left, Murray with a forehand mid-court, Federer with a needle to thread... he's made it...

  123. Federer two set points

    Murray 5-6 Federer *

    Federer

    Mmm, backhand off one hand from Federer down the line, and now Murray into the net for 15-30. Feeble second serve, mangled back by Federer, two set points. Big guts, passes Roger down the line. One left...

  124. Post update

    * Murray 5-6 Federer

    Federer

    Murray with an outrageous forehand cross-court, called wide by the line-judge but over-ruled by our umpire. A glimmer at 40-30, snuffed out by a thumping first serve out wide. That serve in a tie-break is a considerable concern...

  125. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Billy Smith: Compliment to tennis: two of the best players almost always results in an amazing match, these boys have some talent.

    Stuart Fraser: I know he is British, but I won't be supporting Murray over Federer. The Swiss is the reason I got so into tennis.

    Alohomora Sparks: After 4 years as a Swiss expat in the UK, it's officially happening... I truly, honestly don't know who to root for anymore!

  126. Post update

    Murray 5-5 Federer *

    Anything you can do, mutters Murray, holding to love. Amelie Mauresmo wearing her "Make your own luck" t-shirt.

  127. Get Involved

  128. Post update

    *Murray 4-5 Federer

    Andy Roddick

    Former world number one on BBC TV

    "The two-and-a-half-year no-win-against-Federer stat is deceiving. Murray had to spend time getting better after back surgery. This is a different Andy Murray we're seeing this year."

  129. Post update

    Murray* 4-5 Federer

    Richard Krajicek

    1996 Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

    Centre Court

    "Andy has not done anything wrong so far."

    "The reason why Roger has lasted so long is that his matches are quicker and he spends less time on the court."

  130. Post update

    * Murray 4-5 Federer

    Roger accelerating now, in to the net, first serve out wide, not a fingerhold for Murray to take. He'll be serving now to stay in the set.

  131. Get involved via #MurrayMania

    Andy Craig: On the beach in Brazil reading the updates! Hoping Murray can win faster than I can down these caipirinhas!

    kayur desai: It is going to be tough for either one.. Just one set and feeling the nerves.

  132. Post update

    Murray 4-4 Federer *

    Andy Murray

    Crusher of a flat backhand from Murray, and then a ripper down the line from deep that Federer can only balloon towards the Royal Box. 24 minutes gone, tighter than a snake's sleeping-bag.

  133. Post update

    Murray 3-4 Federer

    Richard Krajicek

    1996 Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Grass is Federer's biggest chance to win another Grand Slam and he has obviously come very close in the past. The serve gets so much help on grass and he doesn't have to do too much."

  134. Post update

    *Murray 3-4 Federer

    Pat Cash

    1987 Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

    "I have noticed this with Murray's second serve, sometime it is fast, sometimes it is slow and in a crazy way it doesn't give any rhythm to his opponent."

  135. Post update

  136. Get involved via #bbctennis

    ruledbysequins: I would insert my mandatory, C'mon Andy, tweet here; but I am torn. I love Federer *and* Murray. It's torture!

    Luke Miller: Lots of Love for Andy out there. But is it wrong to be a Brit and support Federer?

  137. Post update

    *Murray 3-4 Federer

    Stats
  138. Post update

    * Murray 3-4 Federer

    Federer purring like a pristine old Bentley, coming in behind his serve - Good Lord, he's at 91% on that first serve, he's only failed to land two of them all set...

  139. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Thatgregkid: Tour de France over, Great win for Cavendish. Time to watch Murray cruise through the semi-final.

  140. Post update

    Murray 3-3 Federer *

    Only one first serve missed by the two men thus far. But that's wonderful touch from Federer, flicking up a half-volley at the net, and he'll have 30-30 on a Murray second serve - wasted it, backhand slapped into the net. Ace out wide, escape secured.

  141. Get Involved

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  142. Post update

    Murray v Federer

    Murray
  143. Post update

    * Murray 2-3 Federer

    Roger Federer

    Federer holds to love, smearing icing on that cake with an ace down the middle. He's only been broken once in the entire championships. Having not been broken for 116 games before that. Ouch.

  144. Post update

    Murray 2-2 Federer*

    Andy Roddick

    Former world number one on BBC TV

    "It's a hot day but Murray is continuing to hit a hard serve. Roger's not got a beat on it yet."

  145. Post update

    Murray 2-2 Federer*

    Richard Krajicek

    1996 Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

    "This is straight away a very high-level of tennis from both of them. Both serving exceptionally well so far."

    "Whenever it is an equal rally then Murray is the better player. Federer has to serve well to stay in it."

  146. Post update

    Murray 2-2 Federer *

    Raking forehand cross-court from Federer, and both men going for their shots here - Murray hitting his groundstrokes very sweetly, you have to say, and these hors d'ouevres are as tasty as we hoped...

  147. Post update

    Aimee Lewis

    BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    The Hill

    Chocker on Henman Hill. The scene: a rendition of happy birthday, champagne bottles popping, skin cooking and Murray playing...

  148. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Coco

    We all are Coco, we all are...

    * Coco reached the quarter-finals of the women's singles, losing to Maria Sharapova.

  149. Post update

    * Murray 1-2 Federer

    If you're wondering how Bassey got her tickets, she came through qualifying at Roehampton. Chance here for Murray, guiding a dreamy backhand down the line, but Roger reaches for another big serve out wide to keep his elegant nose in front.

  150. Post update

    Murray 1-1 Federer *

    Kim Murray

    They've all come out this afternoon - Sir Alex Ferguson, Thierry Henry, Shirley Bassey. Here's Kim, all smiles as Murray holds to 15.

  151. Post update

    *Murray 0-1 Federer

    Richard Krajicek

    1996 Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

    "It is pretty clear what the tactic is from Roger. He will come in and we are going to see a lot of serve and volley from him."

  152. Post update

    * Murray 0-1 Federer

    Roger to open out from opposite the Royal Box, and a delightful game to get us going - whipcrack volley from Fed, Murray with a fetch-that forehand lob, and then a backhand flayed down the line - early break point. No, return into the net, and Roger wraps it up with a beefy serve out wide.

    * denotes next server

  153. Post update

    Murray v Federer

    Murray
  154. Get Involved

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    Even the dogs want Murray to win...

  155. Post update

    Murray

    A fair amount of pinching yourself going on around Centre. Even those trying hard to look as if this sort of occasion greets them every Friday are finding it difficult to keep the grins off their faces.

  156. Get involved via #MurrayMania

    Ryan Hemmings: What a match this will be between 2 great champions especially Federer! This is a test of all kinds for Murray!

    Tim Else: Absolutely buzzing for Federer vs Murray this afternoon! One mistake could make ALL the difference.

    Alex Lukic: Sacrificing an afternoon in the sun to cheer on @andy_murray in his semi-final. C'MON ANDY!

  157. Federer v Murray in numbers

    Federer and Murray in numbers
  158. Post update

    Here we go. Players out on court, Murray with white cap, Roger his white bandana like a reformed member of Dogs D'Amour.

  159. Murray's motivational movies

    Federer v Murray

    Andy Murray says he watches films like Toy Story 2 while relaxing before bed. Ahh, bless.

    With that in mind, BBC Newsbeat have designed some movie posters to inspire the British number one against Roger Federer.

    Take a peek here.....

    Andy Murray film posters
  160. Murray's weapon of choice

    Federer v Murray

    Andy Roddick

    Former world number one on BBC TV

    "It's tough facing Federer. Luckily for Murray, he has more weapons in his arsenal than I did."

  161. Post update

    Federer v Murray

    Federer
  162. Post update

    A perfect British summer's afternoon: sunshine as restorative as a warm bath, blue skies with speckled and benign white clouds. Hubbub around Centre as the patrons pant back to their seats after a quick courtesy break or rapid refill after that first semi. Where's your cash?

  163. Federer v Murray - head-to-head

    Federer-Murray head-to-head
  164. Post update

    And so it comes to this. We all understand that Friday feeling, but this is something else entirely: a contest between the old king of Centre Court and the nation's favourite, a battle between Swiss style and Scottish swagger, a showdown so finely poised no-one has any real idea which way it might go.

  165. Post update

    Murray v Federer starts at 16:05 BST

    This is a match that demands fresh fingers. Here is Tom Fordyce to take you through the main event.

  166. Murray v Federer starts at 16:05

    Aimee Lewis

    BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    Fancy a walk to the end of the resale queue for Centre Court tickets? It'll take you a while to get there. There's a sinuous line of bodies a stone's throw from the hill, hopeful that others will give up their golden tickets. There's a fine line between optimism and foolishness.

  167. Post update

    The magic of Wimbledon

    Tim Henman

    Former British number one on BBC TV

    "The history and tradition here is amazing. Now I understand it a lot better than when I was playing, as I was trying to ignore it back then.

    "The support Andy has built up is unbelievable. Federer is so popular so it's going to be a dynamic atmosphere."

  168. Post update

    Murray v Federer

    Which bit of history do you take your pointers from?

    Their last meeting? A Federer masterclass as he walloped Murray 6-0 6-1 in December's World Tour Finals.

    Their last meeting on Centre Court? Andy Murray crushing Federer 6-2 6-1 6-4 to win Olympic gold in 2012.

    Their last in a Wimbledon final? Federer dragging tears out of Murray as he wins in 2012.

    Choose your man, choose your evidence.

  169. Get Involved

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      Use #MurrayMania to show/tell us how you'll be supporting/watching. 

  170. Post update

    Murray v Federer - 20 minutes to go

    As people start to file back into Centre Court with charged glasses and emptied bladders attention switches to the day's headliners.

    In the blue corner, the home favourite, the man who ended 77 years of hurt, the indomitable, Andy Murray.

    In the red corner, perhaps the best ever, the 17-time Grand Slam champion, the old smoothie himself Roger Federer.

    This is the sort of match that sporting summers are made for. Drop the work, sit down and strap in.

  171. Djokovic reaches Wimbledon final

    Djokovic 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 6-4 Gasquet

    Djokovic

    More from Novak Djokovic after his win over Richard Gasquet:

    On his injured shoulder: "It's nothing that worries me. I'll be OK for the next match."

    On playing at Wimbledon: "I'm definitely living the dream. I'm playing on the greatest tennis court in the world. I have a responsibility to get the best out of myself.

    "If you look at names and legends who have played here, it's a great honour and privilege.

    On Federer v Murray: "I cannot foresee the future but I'll enjoy their match. There's a lot at stake but I'm ready for it."

  172. Post update

    Djokovic 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 6-4 Gasquet

    Andy Roddick

    Former world number one on BBC TV

    "I think he played average tennis today and easily went into the final of Wimbledon. That is how far Novak Djokovic has come."

  173. Djokovic reaches Wimbledon final

    Djokovic 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 6-4 Gasquet

    Djokovic

    Novak Djokovic told BBC Sport: "It was good performance, considering the occasion. It's always tough. Richard had a great tournament and deserved to be in semis.

    "The first set could have gone his way but luckily it went to me."

  174. Is Djokovic's shoulder a worry?

    Djokovic 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 6-4 Gasquet

    Andy Roddick

    Former world number one on BBC TV

    "The only reason I am worried about Novak is if you call a trainer you are normally behind in the score and it is gamesmanship. He is giving hope for the hopeless, no reason to show something might be wrong. He wouldn't call a trainer if nothing was wrong. Can he fix it? Maybe."

  175. Djokovic into final

    Djokovic 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 6-4 Gasquet

    John Lloyd

    Former British number one on BBC Radio 5 Live

    Djokovic

    "It is nice for Novak to win in a quite a short time. Just took two and half hours. He will be hoping that the Murray-Federer match goes on for more than four hours.

    "I think he played well today, was a bit scratchy at times but Richard went for broke today and it wasn't easy for Novak to play even though he came through in three sets."

  176. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Jiten Chandarana: At least Gasquet won 14 games....that's more than Tim thought.

    BHF26: Commiserations Richard Gasquet you played some OUTSTANDING matches during #Wimbledon.

  177. Murray v Federer on court at 16:05 BST

    As Novak Djokovic scribbles his signature on a few over-sized tennis balls, an announcement comes over the tannoy.

    A crystal clear voice announces that there will be a short break and Andy Murray and Roger Federer will come on Centre Court in half an hour's time.

  178. Djokovic: One of the greats?

    Djokovic 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 6-4 Gasquet

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

    Djokovic

    "That was an awesome effort by Djokovic. These all time greats are sitting there saying: 'Yeah, I would have had a problem against this guy'.

    "His consistency and preparation has forced other guys to improve."

  179. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Raelynne: Was hoping Gasquet would keep Djokovic on court long enough for me to get home before Murray match. Sadly, not to be.

  180. Game, set and match

    Djokovic 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 6-4 Gasquet

    Djokovic

    That's your lot. As routine as Wimbledon semi-finals come.

    It was kind of summed up by the final point as Djokovic served a spitter out wide and then strolled in to slide the winning forehand away after Gasquet pats back tamely.

    It is unlikely that Andy Murray or Roger Federer will get as leisurely a passage thorough to the final.

  181. Gasquet holds serve

    *Djokovic 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 5-4 Gasquet

    In vain? Almost certainly.

    But Richard Gasquet chalks up a minor moral victory as he denies Novak Djokovic the break that would have sealed the match, chasing superbly in the penultimate point.

    That is how good Djokovic is though. He leaves anyone short of the world's best arguing over scrapes and small change.

  182. Second match point saved by Gasquet

    Djokovic 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 5-3 Gasquet*

    Gasquet

    Richard Gasquet continues to rage against the dying of the light, pummelling away to force Djokovic wide and put the ball out of reach.

  183. Match point saved by Gasquet

    Djokovic 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 5-3 Gasquet

    Djokovic advances to the net and has options to each side of Gasquet. He goes down the line and over-cooks.

    Deuce.

  184. Match point Djokovic

    Djokovic 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 5-3 Gasquet

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

    "It's unbelievable how good Djokovic is. He looks like he's going to put Gasquet away on his own serve. That's why he's favourite to win Wimbledon."

  185. Match point Djokovic

    Djokovic 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 5-3 Gasquet

    Novak Djokovic with match point as Richard Gasquet cuffs a backhand long

  186. Get Involved

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  187. Post update

    Djokovic 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 5-3 Gasquet*

    Djokovic

    It is difficult to begrudge Novak Djokovic a relentless grinding to dust, when he produces shots like that silky sideways dropper. Delicious.

    Richard Gasquet rediscovers his mojo momentarily as he hammers a forehand down the line for 40-30.

    But, never mind different class, Djokovic is a whole school year above. A wicked backhand from out wide wraps up the game.

  188. Get involved via #bbctennis

    GemmaAttew: Feeling ridiculously nervous. My entire weekend will be ruined unless Andy Murray beats Federer. Come on Murray!

  189. Post update

    *Djokovic 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 4-3 Gasquet

    Richard Gasquet ticks through a service game, doing what he needs to keep the scoreline respectable.

    But overhauling the Djokovic serve is another matter. He has worked up just two break points so far in the match and converted just one.

  190. Post update

    Djokovic 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 4-2 Gasquet*

    As Wimbledon semi-finals go, this has turned into a bit of a stinker.

    A cracking first set, but since then Novak Djokovic and Richard Gasquet both seem to have worked out who is going to be back be on Sunday.

    And who is going to be back home in Paris. Djokovic just two holds of serve away.

  191. Post update

    *Djokovic 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 3-2 Gasquet

    Djokovic

    ... and it looks pretty straight forward at the moment.

  192. Post update

    *Djokovic 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 3-2 Gasquet

    Djokovic

    Novak Djokovic has the chance to take Richard Gasquet to deuce, but inexplicably hammers wide with a perfectly presentable mid-court bounce and his opponent rooted to the baseline.

    He has his break and that is probably all he needs to be waved through into the final.

  193. Post update

    Djokovic 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 3-1 Gasquet*

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

    "This is what happened in the first set. It must be so depressing for the French team. Battling from behind all the time."

  194. Post update

    Djokovic 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 3-1 Gasquet*

    Novak Djokovic backs up his break with a hold for love. This has the feeling of a procession rather than a contest.

    Richard Gasquet is a ghost of the man who came out swinging in the first set. Drained of belief and fight and content to look back on a decent SW19 campaign rather than forward to a first Grand Slam final.

  195. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Dave Clancy: Could do with Gasquet pulling this back a bit, mostly so the Murray match isn't over before I get back from work!

    Rich: Any chance Novak can painfully drag this out another three hours so I'm home in time to watch Andy.

  196. Djokovic breaks

    *Djokovic 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 2-1 Gasquet

    Novak Djokovic is just relentless percentages, a tennis super computer, playing the margins and milking Richard Gasquet for mistakes.

    Another two errors off the Frenchman's bat and he has a third-set and potentially fatal break.

  197. Gasquet taken to deuce

    Djokovic 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 1-1 Gasquet*

    Djokovic

    Richard Gasquet whips a curling forehand wide and is looking up at 15-30.

    He comes to the net, takes the sting out of Djokovic's approach with a lovely cushioned volley that the Serb can't run down.

    But the Frenchman has a break point to defend as he bops a backhand into the net. Djokovic has broken. Or has he? Gasquet gets the Hawk-Eye gods to deliver judgement on his final forehand. It was called long, but the virtual replay says it kissed the back of the line.

    Get off the stools and back out there...

  198. Post update

    Djokovic 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 1-1 Gasquet*

    Centre Court

    The Djokovic concentration levels have dipped. The Serb challenges a call and we must wait an age for the result. Is Hawk-Eye broken? Someone stick 50p in the meter. The champ, though, got it wrong and Gasquet has a chance at 0-30.

    But the Frenchman tightens, and the Serb's first serve helps him rattle off four points in quick succession.

  199. Post update

    *Djokovic 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 0-1 Gasquet

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

    Djokovic

    "Djokovic seems a bit bothered. He's called the trainer a couple of times on the change-overs and he's not executing shots as well as he did before."

  200. Post update

    Djokovic 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 0-1 Gasquet

    Leon Smith

    GB Davis Cup captain on BBC Radio 5 live

    "The shoulder injury is not going to affect Djokovic's serve but he has backed off a bit on the return of serve to let the ball drop and adjusted his return position.

    "It hasn't hampered him too much but it is difficult to tell. Something is niggling him, like he is trying to pop something back into place."

  201. Post update

    *Djokovic 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 0-1 Gasquet

    Djokovic

    Novak Djokovic comes over all Roland Garros as he slides three feet across a bald patch of baseline on the game's opening point.

    The groundsman will have him back out to tidy that up after we are done. Roger Federer, waiting in the wings, won't like his rival making a mess of his stage like that certainly.

    Djokovic is pressing and probing the Gasquet serve once again, dragging him to deuce with relentless consistency. But the Frenchman survives with a little bit of backhand sparkle.

  202. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Sharon Powell: Typical Djokovic, calls the trainer just in case Gasquet was thinking he had a chance, lets play mind games, seen it all before!

    Noamaan: Djokovic looking ruthless as ever today!

  203. Post update

    Djokovic 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 Gasquet*

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

    "It's hard for Gasquet to run around and make something happen and then miss out. It's got to be painful.

    "At 2-0 down, we are thinking how is Gasquet going to get out of this?"

  204. Game and second set

    Djokovic 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 Gasquet*

    Hello there. Richard Gasquet with a chink of light and 15-30. Interesting.

    But Novak Djokovic, like a deputy headmaster, comes in and ruins the fun. Boom! Boom! Both barrels as he delivers successive aces.

    Game point and Gasquet, who has lost the control he had on angles and depth in the first set, pumps long down the middle.

    Job done.

  205. Post update

    *Djokovic 7-6 (7-2) 5-4 Gasquet

    serves

    Richard Gasquet needs to improve this stat...

  206. Post update

    *Djokovic 7-6 (7-2) 5-4 Gasquet

    Gasquet

    Richard Gasquet rolls the clock back to the days of sepia/ the first set, with a superb wrong-footing backhand for 40-15. It has been a while since we saw that stroke rear its beautiful head.

    Novak Djokovic looks like he is free-wheeling towards the second set, not sniffing around the Frenchman's serve with too much interest.

    Does he want to save energy and get the job done on his own serve? Or is he feeling under the weather? The trainer has been on again to see to the champion.

  207. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Rhosyn Morgan-Davies: The big question is has Djokovic called the same "magic trainer" that Murray and Seppi used?

  208. Post update

    Djokovic 7-6 (7-2) 5-3 Gasquet*

    The Hill

    Novak Djokovic with the nimble footwork of a flyweight world champion as he tip-toes back, keeping his eyes locked on a sky-scraping moonball, and slaps away a bounce smash for 40-30.

    Richard Gasquet clumps a forehand between the tramlines and another second-set escape route is blocked off for the Frenchman.

  209. Djokovic calls for the trainer

    *Djokovic 7-6 (7-2) 4-3 Gasquet

    Djokovic

    Novak Djokovic has just had the trainer on during the changeover. A bit of work on his left shoulder and elbow. One to keep an eye on, but it does not seem to be hindering him too dramatically.

  210. Post update

    *Djokovic 7-6 (7-2) 4-3 Gasquet

    Richard Gasquet

    Richard Gasquet keeps his end of the scoreboard up with a hold to love.

    A bit of a deflated atmosphere in Centre Court with the feeling that the set, and indeed the match, is meandering towards an inevitable Djokovic-flavoured conclusion.

  211. Post update

    Djokovic 7-6 (7-2) 4-2 Gasquet*

    Novak Djokovic has won a massive 83% of point behind his first serve.

    He is one of the greatest returners the game has ever seen. Gasquet is not.

    Another service game flits by at top speed and one break might well be enough if the trend continues.

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    Andy Roddick

    Former world number one on BBC Radio 5 Live

    "I don't thing Novak is happy with his cross-court backhand. Normally it is so reliable, like the sun coming up.

    "There are no promises in tennis. He probably has the best two-handed backhand ever and yet he is struggling with that shot today and it is fascinating to see."

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    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

    "This is critical for Gasquet. If he goes down by two sets, what are the odds then?

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    *Djokovic 7-6 (7-2) 3-2 Gasquet

    A double fault at 40-15 up and Richard Gasquet is flirting with the double-break danger again.

    He manages to keep a lid on Djokovic, but is this is a rearguard action? Beating Nick Kyrgios and Stan Wawrinka is one thing, but Novak Djokovic applies relentless pressure like no other.