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Summary

  1. Martina Navratilova (US) / Selima Sfar (Tun) beat Tracy Austin (US) / Helena Sukova (Cze) 6-2 6-2
  2. Robert Lindstedt (Swe) / Anabel Medina Garrigues (Spa) beat Nenad Zimonjic (Ser) / Jarmila Gajdosova (Aus) 6-4 7-6
  3. Horia Tecau (Rom) / Katarina Srebotnik (Slo) beat Raven Klaasen (SA) / Raquel Kops-Jones (US) 6-3 6-1
  4. Jamie Delgado (GB) / Thomas Enqvist (Swe) lost to Justin Gimelstob (US) / Ross Hutchins (GB) 3-6 6-2 (7-10)

Live Reporting

By Aimee Lewis and Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

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  1. Watch Wimbledon 2day

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  2. Stan's shot of the day

    Shot of the day

    "Shot of the Day" goes to... Stan Wawrinka... He's got to win something - and yes, it is a backhand. Watch the video here.

  3. The key numbers

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  4. Gasquet through to semi-finals

    Gasquet and Wawrinka

    Why was Gasquet changing the strapping in his racquet during every break towards the end? "I'm sweating a lot but also maybe it's a bit of superstition.

    And what does he think about facing Novak Djokovic: "It will be tough but I'm happy with how I've played today and I'll try to play my best again against the best player in the world."

  5. It was a great battle - Gasquet

    More from Gasquet: "It was tough and I made some mistakes. He had big confidence after Paris and I had to fight. I really wanted to win. It's a great feeling as it's a big match.

    "It came down to mental strength. I was aggressive and it was a great battle."

  6. Gasquet into the semi-finals

    Wawrinka 4-6 6-4 6-4 4-6 9-11 Gasquet

    Richard Gasquet

    "I wanted to win," says Gasquet after his victory, which is not an uncommon trait in elite sportspeople. "It was tough for me," he adds while the sweat falls from his nose like a leaky tap.

  7. Gasquet into the semi-finals

    Wawrinka 4-6 6-4 6-4 4-6 9-11 Gasquet

    Peter Fleming

    Seven-time Grand Slam doubles winner on BBC Two

    "It was a well-deserved result for Gasquet. He had plenty of opportunities to fold but he was rock solid in the fifth.

    "It was a rough start for Stan, he pulled himself together and looked the favourite in set five but a couple of shots were his undoing."

  8. Gasquet through to semi-finals

    Wawrinka 4-6 6-4 6-4 4-6 9-11 Gasquet*

    Eight years after his first and only Wimbledon semi-final, Richard Gasquet is through to his second, knocking out the fourth seed and the reigning French Open champion. The Frenchman happily acquiescing to fans' autograph requests.

  9. Game, set and match Gasquet

    Wawrinka 4-6 6-4 6-4 4-6 9-11 Gasquet*

    Gasquet

    One break point slips through the fingers. Gasquet looks to the skies in search of inspiration. Wawrinka steps forwards and can take his time to pat a volley beyond his opponent. Two match points saved. What about the third, though, Stan? Backhand long! Gasquet's knees buckle underneath him and he falls to the floor.

  10. Post update

    Wawrinka 4-6 6-4 6-4 4-6 9-10 Gasquet*

    Wawrinka has beaten Novak Djokovic in many a five-set marathons so Gasquet should not hinder his path to the last four. Or will he? The Swiss, breathing deeply in search for calm, slips behind and presents Gasquet with three match points as a backhand drifts long. Three match points! Gasquet! Richard Gasquet!

  11. Post update

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    Gasquet

    Gasquet weathers the storm, though not many thought he would. From advantage he pounds from the baseline before overpowering Wawrinka with a forehand.

  12. Post update

    *Wawrinka 4-6 6-4 6-4 4-6 9-9 Gasquet

    Wawrinka

    One man will falter, he will stutter close to the finishing line. The bookies would put their money on Gasquet, he of no Grand Slams and just the two major semi-finals.

    The Frenchman with a tired backhand beyond the baseline. 30-30. Could this be it? Wawrinka with a stonking backhand passer. He raises the single digit. Break point.

    But Gasquet conjures a boomer to the wings, Wawrinka netting the return. To deuce. We'll see you at 19:51 ish.

  13. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Meg West: I really need to cook dinner, I'm starving... But cannot stop watching Wawrinka v Gasquet. Amazing match!! Too close to call.

  14. Post update

    Wawrinka 4-6 6-4 6-4 4-6 9-9 Gasquet*

    A spectator

    It was back in 1815 that we first started updating the scores on this match. Who could have guessed that, 200 years later, they'd be still playing the deciding set, thrilling with wordly backhands and delightful net play. The umpire requests calm, but that's like trying to contain lighting in a bottle. Gasquet shanks a return - a hold to love for Wawrinka.

  15. Post update

    *Wawrinka 4-6 6-4 6-4 4-6 8-9 Gasquet

    It's getting nasty out there. Wawrinka with a body blow of a forehand, catching Gasquet on the side of the ribs. The Swiss raises his arm to apologise, then chuckles like a Bond villain. (He doesn't chuckle. Or stroke a white cat.) The Swiss still trailing, though, and fails to make up the arrears, botching backhands to present Gasquet with a simple hold.

  16. Post update

    Wawrinka 4-6 6-4 6-4 4-6 8-8 Gasquet*

    Wawrinka

    A Mexican Wave is started on Court One. The spectators giddy on a belly full of tennis. But, please, there's only so much entertainment a person can take. Stop it now or we will self combust. Wawrinka the assassin, shooting with accuracy when under intense pressure. A serve and volley to wrap up a hold to love.

  17. Post update

    *Wawrinka 4-6 6-4 6-4 4-6 7-8 Gasquet

    John Inverdale

    BBC Sport commentator

    "How much longer can Gasquet keep sneaking ahead and how much longer can Wawrinka keep sneaking it back?

  18. Post update

    *Wawrinka 4-6 6-4 6-4 4-6 7-8 Gasquet

    A shot of intent, a rasping ace down the middle. A sharp intake of breath from the impressed spectators. But from the sublime to the silly - a double fault, his fourth of the match. 15-15. The Frenchman upping the ante on his first serve, which helps him skip merrily ahead as if he were dancing through a meadow hand-in-hand with his lover.

  19. Post update

    Wawrinka 4-6 6-4 6-4 4-6 7-7 Gasquet*

    Peter Fleming

    Seven-time Grand Slam doubles winner on BBC Two

    "The good news is we still have at least another hour and a half of light, so we should get this game finished tonight."

  20. Post update

    Wawrinka 4-6 6-4 6-4 4-6 7-7 Gasquet*

    Three hours have now gone by since this match started. We expected a simple, fuss-free Wawrinka victory but Gasquet has other ideas. This match will end. But who knows when. The rallies are long, the standard high. Gasquet sticking to the baseline, which doesn't bring any reward. Wawrinka continuing to rattle off aces. A hold to 15.

  21. Post update

    *Wawrinka 4-6 6-4 6-4 4-6 6-7 Gasquet

    Stan Wawrinka

    We've reached the stage where it's best to start watching through the lattice of our fingers. Wawrinka wants to challenge a Gasquet forehand - which was out - but the Swiss played it and left it too late. The Swiss throws daggers with his eyes towards the umpire. In the meantime, Gasquet romps to 40-0, ending with a magical crosscourt backhand winner.

  22. Post update

    Wawrinka 4-6 6-4 6-4 4-6 6-6 Gasquet*

    These two must be unaware that a tube strike started in London about an hour ago, although Court One's patrons don't seem too concerned about potential travel woes. The Swiss keeping the points short and sweet, rattling them off in quick succession thanks to a first serve which is as precise as his country's clocks. Hold to love.

  23. Post update

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    Wawrinka

    There are no superlatives to describe the Wawrinka backhand when it's at its piercing best. Picture-perfect, pitch-perfect winner for a 0-30 lead. There's life in Gasquet, though, a smash followed by a irretrievable volley. 30-30. How much more of this can we take? Stan, Stan, Stan... backhand slapped into the net, then backhand into the tramlines. Wawrinka pointing to his head. The demons are playing up.

  24. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Jonathan Slatter: Genuinely screaming at home watching this match. Incredible tennis!

    Bonnie Beep: One-handed backhands should be made mandatory. So beautiful.

  25. Post update

    Wawrinka 4-6 6-4 6-4 4-6 5-5 Gasquet*

    Richard Gasquet

    Of the two, Wawrinka is the man who is more accustomed to five-set thrillers in crunch stages of Grand Slams.

    The fourth seed punches the air after taking a delightful opening point, he's beginning to feel at home on this stage again. Oh. Scrap that. Wawrinka botches a simple backhand volley. 30-15.

    But Gasquet allows him to breathe easier, backhand drifting long. 40-15 - before Wawrinka holds to 30 thanks to a delicate volley at the tape. We're level. We're excited.

  26. Wawrinka breaks back

    *Wawrinka 4-6 6-4 6-4 4-6 4-5 Gasquet

    Where's that backhand when you need it? Wawrinka remaining patient, pinning Gasquet back, bullying the Frenchman and Gasquet loops a backhand down the tramlines. Gasquet was two points from victory, but its all ifs, buts and maybes.

  27. Break point Wawrinka

    *Wawrinka 4-6 6-4 6-4 4-6 3-5 Gasquet

    Gasquet hasn't progressed to a Wimbledon semi-final since 2007. No-one thought he would in 2015. They sniffed and snorted at the thought. He's not there yet, however, dragging a backhand wide for 30-30... anxiety grips players and spectators. Beautiful at the net, to and fro... and Gasquet misses with a volley! Break back point Wawrinka.

  28. Post update

    Wawrinka 4-6 6-4 6-4 4-6 3-5 Gasquet*

    Peter Fleming

    Seven-time Grand Slam doubles winner on BBC Two

    Gasquet has moved really well throughout this match.

    "If Wawrinka's camp aren't having palpitations right now, they're pretty cool."

  29. Wawrinka broken

    Wawrinka 4-6 6-4 6-4 4-6 3-5 Gasquet*

    Wawrinka talking to himself now, which is never a good sign, but super-duper first serves erase two break points. But Gasquet still has one left. The Frenchman's eyes widen when he realises he can reach a Wawrinka forehand - and the French Open champion is broken with a crisp forehand winner down the line. Blimey. Gasquet to serve for the match. Yes, you read it right.

  30. Three break points Gasquet

    Wawrinka 4-6 6-4 6-4 4-6 3-4 Gasquet*

    Gasquet pacing behind the baseline, trying to keep calm, trying to stop the blood pumping, but all he does is make himself look like Norman Wisdom. No laughing matter for Wawrinka, though, let's the opening two points slip - and fails to control a volley at the net. Three break points Gasquet.

  31. Post update

    *Wawrinka 4-6 6-4 6-4 4-6 3-4 Gasquet

    Gasquet

    Backhand to backhand, 15 shots, 16 shots... decibels rising on Court One... the pair setting new standards... Wawrinka to the net and he chokes. It's the 29-year-old Gasquet who pulls through in this game. It's almost too tense to watch.

  32. Post update

    *Wawrinka 4-6 6-4 6-4 4-6 3-3 Gasquet

    Peter Fleming

    Seven-time Grand Slam doubles winner on BBC Two

    "At this point you can throw the stats out the window. It's about nerve, self-belief and a bit of luck. It's about believing in your shots and actually making them."

  33. Post update

    Wawrinka 4-6 6-4 6-4 4-6 3-3 Gasquet*

    Gasquet changing his grip during every changeover. How he manages to swirl with precision at such speed no-one knows. The crowd energised by what they're seeing, a magnificent two-hour plus spectacle. Wawrinka's serve so solid in this game that Gasquet spends most of his time muttering to himself.

  34. Post update

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    Gasquet

    Gasquet holds with a little more ease. The Frenchman in total control from the baseline before dashing forward to produce a volley sweeter than candyfloss. Wawrinka rash on the forehand, which allows his opponent to hold to 15.

  35. Post update

    Andy Roddick

    Former world number one on BBC Radio 5 Live

    "Pedigree is shining through today. Roger and Murray did well and maybe the most impressive is Novak beating Cilic so comfortably."

  36. Player reaction

    Djokovic 6-4 6-4 6-4 Cilic

    Djokovic

    Novak Djokovic on BBC after reaching the semi-finals: "I didn't know how my body was going to feel but I was hoping I would play well, which I have done.

    "I try not to take it for granted. The top players are expected to reach the final stages but you have to earn it.

    "Both Gasquet and Wawrinka have been there. Stan loves playing on the big stage, Gasquet loves playing on grass and is one of the most talented players we have on grass."

  37. Djokovic into semi-finals

    Djokovic 6-4 6-4 6-4 Cilic

    Novak Djokovic comes off court saying that he came into the match hoping rather than believing that he was going to play well after his marathon fourth-round clash with Kevin Anderson.

    And his thoughts on the possibility of playing Stan Wawrinka in the next round?

    "I lost to Stan at the French Open final, I lost to him on his way to winning the Australian Open final. He loves the big stage and things are coming together for him in his game."

  38. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Michael Mckella: Wawrinka v Gasquet going to a fifth set has taken this game to a different level of exciting! Enthralling stuff!

    SLB88: Stan Wawrinka's one-handed backhand is just ridiculously good! A true thing of beauty!

  39. Post update

    Wawrinka 4-6 6-4 6-4 4-6 2-2 Gasquet*

    Wawrinka

    Supernaturally good tennis on Court One. A single-handed backhand masterclass from both players. Wawrinka needed to dig deep to hold, but a 20th ace of the match helped him overcome the persistent Gasquet.

  40. Post update

    Djokovic 6-4 6-4 6-4 Cilic

    Andy Roddick

    Former world number one on BBC Radio 5 Live

    "He will welcome the day off. He will wake up, get refreshed and now have that mental rest. Novak is the favourite in any tournament he enters right now but I don't think there is a bad player left."

  41. Game, set and match

    Djokovic 6-4 6-4 6-4 Cilic

    Djokovic

    Novak Djokovic cracking on to 40-0, the briefest hold-up as Marin Cilic fires a forehand winner, but it is token resistance.

    Djokovic waves a big hand to all four sides of Centre Court, Kate and Wills join the standing ovation and there are fist bumps all round in Camp Novak.

  42. Post update

    *Djokovic 6-4 6-4 5-4 Cilic

    Marin Cilic lives to fight another game.

    But this is going to take quite some escape.

    Djokovic, like Goldfinger, has him strapped to the table with a laser heading towards his nether regions.

    And I'm not sure that Cilic is the full 007.

  43. Post update

    Djokovic 6-4 6-4 5-3 Cilic*

    Richard Krajicek

    1996 Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Novak looks like he is already getting ready for his next match. He didn't have too much of a tough match today and will be totally fresh for Friday. Bad news for his opponent."

  44. Post update

    Djokovic 6-4 6-4 5-3 Cilic*

    Andy Roddick

    Former world number one on BBC Radio 5 Live

    "In the last 10 minutes, Djokovic has been absolutely flawless. He is just trying to close this thing out."

  45. Djokovic two points away

    Djokovic 6-4 6-4 5-3 Cilic*

    Novak Djokovic is in a hurry. Another two straight points and he has 0-30 as Marin Cilic, beaten by depth, duffs into the net.

  46. Post update

    Wawrinka 4-6 6-4 6-4 4-6 1-1 Gasquet*

    Gasquet saved a break point in the opening game of the fifth, while Wawrinka was also pushed on his service game - but both hold firm. Wawrinka securing the hold with an ace. Who knows how this match will end.

  47. Post update

    Djokovic 6-4 6-4 5-3 Cilic*

    Djokovic

    A hold to love. Novak Djokovic cantering for the last four and a swift finish after his hold-up in the last round at the hands of Kevin Anderson.

  48. Post update

    *Djokovic 6-4 6-4 4-3 Cilic

    Andy Roddick

    Former world number one on BBC Radio 5 Live

    "It is incredibly impressive how Novak has gone about changing his career. He has worked on his weaknesses and it has been pretty special."

  49. Djokovic breaks

    *Djokovic 6-4 6-4 4-3 Cilic

    A sixth successive Wimbledon semi-final is calling.

    And Novak Djokovic is very close to picking up the receiver.

    Marin Cilic's serve has looked stiffened for the challenge of this third set, but suddenly Djokovic carves through it like the Sunday roast.

    Only Roger Federer, - with seven - has made more than six successive semi-final appearances at Wimbledon.

  50. History repeating?

    Novak Djokovic

    We could see it happening this year. But not if Richard Gasquet, currently in a fifth set against fourth seed Stan Wawrinka, has anything to say about it.

  51. Djokovic holds

    Djokovic 6-4 6-4 3-3 Cilic*

    The cream rises to the top.

    Just when he needs it, the defending champion finds a deft little backhand punch volley to foil Marin Cilic's thump down the line.

    Cilic into the net on the next point and the chance slips through his fingers like greased mercury.

  52. Djokovic taken to deuce

    *Djokovic 6-4 6-4 2-3 Cilic

    Novak Djokovic, for the first time in a long time, has deuce to defend.

  53. Post update

    Wawrinka 4-6 6-4 6-4 4-6 Gasquet

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  54. Post update

    *Djokovic 6-4 6-4 2-3 Cilic

    Another leisurely hold of serve for Marin Cilic. Damned lies and all that, but I think this statistic reveals why he has suddenly found a comfort zone.

    Cilic's first serve percentage though this match:

    First set: 56%

    Second: set: 57%

    Third set: 73%

  55. Post update

    Wawrinka 4-6 6-4 6-4 4-6 Gasquet

    Peter Fleming

    Seven-time Grand Slam doubles winner on BBC Two

    Richard Gasquet

    "That's the way to steal a set away from your opponent. Let the scoreboard inflict the pressure and then step on the gas.

    "Gasquet came in a couple of times during that game and forced some errors. The pressure told on that double fault. Stan no doubt is going off to collect himself, if nothing else."

  56. Game and fourth set

    Wawrinka 4-6 6-4 6-3 4-6 Gasquet

    The world's most famous Stan is a touch inconsistent in his quarter-final against Gasquet. The fourth seed was serving to stay in the match and failed to to so. We're into a fifth-set decider. Gasquet in the semi-finals? Surely not.

  57. Post update

    Djokovic 6-4 6-4 2-2 Cilic*

    Serve is king in this set.

    Novak Djokovic chalks off another service game to love, concluding with a lovely wrong-footing forehand. Cilic was barely in the same postcode.

  58. Post update

    Djokovic 6-4 6-4 1-2 Cilic

    Andy Roddick

    Former world number one on BBC Radio 5 Live

    "Andy will be up for the challenge should Wawrinka get past Gasquet. Given a choice he is choosing Gasquet though."

  59. Post update

    *Djokovic 6-4 6-4 1-2 Cilic

    Marin Cilic with a hold to love.

    I have done the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge a disservice. It turns out even royalty need a bathroom break. Wills and Kate are back in their seats.

  60. Post update

    Djokovic 6-4 6-4 1-1 Cilic*

    Novak Djokovic still purring on serve. His game is ticking over beautifully and he gathers up another game. This time to 15.

    Cilic is not laying leather on him at all on return.

  61. Post update

    Djokovic 6-4 6-4 Cilic

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  62. Post update

    *Djokovic 6-4 6-4 0-1 Cilic

    Is this the death rattle? Marin Cilic in a nasty little corner at 15-30. Not yet it isn't.

    The Croat blasts his way back to 40-30 and then lures Novak Djokovic into the net to get back to his chair for a dab-down with his serve intact.

    Djokovic, frustrated at his last stroke, slings his racquet into the air like a baton-twirling majorette.

    Good take sir. Centre Court escapes a bashing on landing.

  63. Get involved via #bbctennis

    *Wawrinka 4-6 6-4 6-3 3-4 Gasquet

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  64. Post update

    Djokovic 6-4 6-4 Cilic*

    That's it. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have seen enough. They are heading out of the Royal Box and for home.

    Novak Djokovic does look nailed on for this one and there is a tube strike to get home before.

  65. Post update

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Roger Federer

    Asked about how he expected the crowd to react when he and Murray play in Friday's semi-finals, Federer says: "I don't think that far ahead of how the crowd will react. They are open to choose whomever they prefer. The crowd will get involved in the match against Andy. Hopefully we can play our part and play great tennis."

  66. Post update

    Djokovic 6-4 6-4 Cilic*

    Andy Roddick

    Former world number one on BBC Radio 5 Live

    "It has been clinical from Novak. Marin has served well overall but the games he has been broken he has missed two of three first serves."

  67. Game and second set

    Djokovic 6-4 6-4 Cilic*

    Novak Djokovic

    Marin Cilic thinks he spots a lifeline at 15-30, but turns out it is just Novak Djokovic dangling the hangman's noose.

    A whopper of an ace, a laser-guided forehand onto the paint and then Cilic crashes into the gauze to bow out.

  68. Djokovic breaks

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    Djokovic

    Novak Djokovic gets a thick, lucky net cord that converts a routine forehand into a stone-cold winner. That is 0-30.

    Marin Clic loads up on a forehand in the next rally, going for the whitewash and ratcheting the power up to 11 as he attempts to pierce Djokovic elastic-limbed defences.

    Wide. Three break points. And the second is the clincher. Cilic into the net, Djokovic to serve for the set.

  69. Post update

    Federer vs Murray

    Richard Krajicek

    1996 Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

    "I think Roger is playing good tennis but the problem for him is that Andy won today. Now he has to hope that Novak doesn't make the final. He is able to beat one of them but to beat Andy and Novak in three days is a bit too much.

    "Andy is going to make Roger work for it and even if Roger wins, he'll be too tired to play to Novak. But tennis wise he is the best player.

    "I don't think Roger is too old. But beating two top players can be a problem for him. It is going to be virtually impossible."

  70. Post update

    Djokovic 6-4 4-4 Cilic*

    Novak Djokovic puts himself in a bit of bother as he slips from 40-0 to 40-30 with a loose backhand into the net.

    A slip from the stratospheric standards that he usually sets.

    Marin Cilic cannot take advantage, but you just wonder what either of the men already into the last four - Andy Murray and Roger Federer - might have done had they been given a sniff.

  71. Post update

    Wawrinka 4-6 6-4 6-3 Gasquet*

    Set
  72. Post update

    *Djokovic 6-4 3-4 Cilic

    Marin Cilic

    That was more like it from Marin Cilic. A couple of aces and some careful slicing backhands to break up the Djokovic rhythm as he holds for the loss of a single point.

    Kate and Wills, still determinedly sticking with the shades, are back front and centre in the Royal Box by the way and have been for a good few games now.

  73. Post update

    Wawrinka 4-6 6-4 6-3 Gasquet*

    Peter Fleming

    Seven-time Grand Slam doubles winner on BBC Two

    Richard Gasquet

    "Right now, Gasquet is facing an opponent who is completely different to the one he faced earlier in the match.

    "Wawrinka has found his feet and his first serve is dominant.

    "Gasquet has to deal with a more composed opponent. It's not fun."

  74. Post update

    Djokovic 6-4 3-3 Cilic*

    Another hold to love for Novak Djokovic.

    Marin Cilic is not getting much respite from serving duty. Never mind trying to break, he could just do with a couple of minutes rest for that right arm.

    Djokovic has won 12 of 14 points on his serve so far in this second set.

  75. Post update

    *Djokovic 6-4 2-3 Cilic

    Becker

    Don't despair Boris. A half-chance gone for your man, but I'll wager there will be more.

    Marin Cilic with a lovely whipper forehand down the line for 30-15. But Novak Djokovic keeps forcing him to come up with such wonder shots to keep pace in the second set.

    Cilic makes it to safety with two points nibbled off his serve.

  76. Post update

    Wawrinka 4-6 6-4 6-3 Gasquet*

    There it goes, that dreamy single-handed backhand of Wawrinka's, flying by Gasquet. The wobble which was the first set long forgotten as he holds to love to secure the third set.

  77. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Angela Fowler: Absolutely loving Wimbledon this year! Some amazing tennis being played. Can't wait for the final!

  78. Post update

    Wawrinka 4-6 6-4 5-2 Gasquet

    Wawrinka
  79. Post update

    Djokovic 6-4 2-2 Cilic*

    Djokovic

    Novak Djokovic whisks his way through a hold to love. The defending champion is straining at the reins and Cilic is struggling to keep him under control.

    We are nearing break o'clock. I can feel it in my waters.

  80. Battle of the backhands

  81. Post update

    Djokovic 6-4 1-2 Cilic

    Andy Roddick

    Former world number one on BBC Radio 5 Live

    "I knew I could not play my standard game against Roger Federer, like Marin is finding now, so you try to play above yourself. Sounds easy? It leads to errors and it is a very tricky situation but that is what the great players make you do."

  82. Post update

    *Djokovic 6-4 1-2 Cilic

    Marin Cilic is keeping his head above water, but the tide is rising.

    Each service hold is toil and hard graft and Djokovic takes another 30-shaped chunk out of the Croat's serve, before it can limp over the line and to safety.

  83. Post update

    Djokovic 6-4 1-1 Cilic*

    run

    Marin Cilic has been a busy man today...

  84. Wawrinka breaks Gasquet

    *Wawrinka 4-6 6-4 4-1 Gasquet

    Those worrying about Stan Wawrinka's future at Wimbledon 2015 need worry no longer because the Swiss has broken Gasquet early in the third set and has consolidated his lead. That dreamy single-handed backhand is on song again.

  85. Post update

    Djokovic 6-4 1-1 Cilic*

    Marin Cilic races out wide and spanks a fine backhand winner down the line for 30-15. Djokovic slaps palm on strings once again in congratulations. What a gent.

    I'm not sure if he is feeling so magnanimous though as he plonks a groundstroke wide though to shift Cilic onto 30-30 and within sight of a break.

    No worries. Djokovic wallops away a mid-court bounce to level up.

  86. Pick your match

    tENNIS

    So, two men's quarter-finals are now live on BBC Sport, plus plenty of doubles action to watch as well. Click here to view online.

  87. Post update

    *Djokovic 6-4 0-1 Cilic

    Marin Cilic has dodged the break there, picking his way through the barrage of baseline bruisers to post first on the second-set scoreboard.

  88. Deuce on Cilic serve

    Djokovic 6-4 0-0 Cilic*

    Ellie Goulding

    Ellie Goulding is in the stands today. It gets like Stella Street on Centre Court in the second half of the second week.

    You have to fight your way though indie-band bassists and former prime-time weather presenters just to get to the urinals.

    Marin Cilic looks safe and secure at 40-15, but he has been dragged into the dangerous depths of deuce.

  89. Post update

    Djokovic 6-4 Cilic*

    Andy Roddick

    Former world number one on BBC Radio 5 Live

    "The problem is Novak does not give you many opportunities. Can Cilic get good enough balls to be in a position to come forward?"

  90. Post update

    Djokovic 6-4 Cilic*

    Second set
  91. Game and first set

    Djokovic 6-4 Cilic*

    Marin Cilic sees off a third set point with a lovely scampering flicked winner off a Djokovic drop-shot.

    Another round of applause from Djokovic. But that sporting appreciation is usually followed by on-court annihilation.

    And so it comes to pass. Cilic battered back behind the baseline and his forehand is into the net.

  92. Deuce on Djokovic serve

    *Djokovic 5-4 Cilic

    A double fault to open up is none too clever, but Novak Djokovic looks like he has got this one covered.

    A lovely forehand hops away for a winner, 40-15, and two set points.

    Centre Court is braced for a sit-down, stand-up changeover. They are not getting it yet, two Djokovic forehands long, the second a horrible framed mis-cue takes us to deuce.

  93. Post update

    Djokovic 5-4 Cilic

    Andy Roddick

    Former world number one on BBC Radio 5 Live

    "Cilic is getting a crash course in what it is to be the best in the world. You have to perform every week to be up there. Marin hasn't got to that level every week yet."

  94. Post update

    *Djokovic 5-4 Cilic

    Marin Cilic stuffs a hold to love down the pipe. Novak Djokovic does not look too fussed though.

    I think he wrote off that game halfway through, backing himself to save energy and get the job done on his own tee-off.

    Let's find out if that was canny or complacent...

  95. Game and second set

    *Wawrinka 4-6 6-4 Gasquet

    tennis

    Oh Richard, you enigmatic man. Wawrinka collects three set points on the Frenchman's serve and he surrenders with a whimper, throwing in a double fault. Must do better against a two-time Grand Slam winner.

  96. Post update

    Djokovic 5-3 Cilic*

    Goran Ivanisevic watches Marin Cilic

    Talking of Goran, here is the man himself in the player's box.

    There looks like there has been a bit of sculpting of that beard since his own SW19 glory days - heavy at the front, tapering to the sideboards - all very tight and tidy.

    Much like Novak Djokovic's game. The defending champion move on to within a game of the first set.

  97. Can Cilic emulate his coach?

    *Djokovic 4-3 Cilic

    Djokovic
  98. Post update

    *Djokovic 4-3 Cilic

    Blood in the water. Cilic finds himself 0-30 down and two points away from a break that he won't get back from.

    But goodness me, those are delicate dainty hands, the sort to make Kate's in the Royal Box look like she has spent a career pot-washing.

    Two delicious drop volleys help him back to 40-30 and earn a little smatter of applause from Djokovic. Djoko into the net and the Croat keeps his cards on the table in the opener.

  99. Post update

    Djokovic 4-2 Cilic*

    Novak Djokovic is chiselling and chipping his way towards the finishline in this first set.

    Nothing particularly flashy, just relentless percentage tennis, playing with dead-eyed accuracy and a healthy margin to absorb any errors.

    It's been enough so far. He holds to 15.

  100. Post update

    *Djokovic 3-2 Cilic

    Novak Djokovic offers Marin Cilic a large slice of open court on his own forehand side, daring him to try and make the pass.

    Cilic takes up the challenge and passes with flying colours, lassoing the ball up, down, over and in as Djokovic can only stand and admire.

    The Royal Box is looking a little sparse by the way. David and Romeo Beckham in the cheap(er) seats have been in position from the start though. Sport-watching Trojans the pair of them.

  101. Been inspired to play?

    BBC Sport

    Hacker the Dog

    When Wimbledon arrives each summer, tennis captivates the nation for two weeks.

    But that's not the full story - Brits of all ages are switched on all year round, with nearly a million swishing their racquets once a month.

    The Lawn Tennis Association is a great place to start for any information on playing tennis in Britain, if you've been inspired by Murray, Federer and co.

  102. Post update

    Djokovic 3-1 Cilic*

    It's not a break until you hold.

    And that is exactly what Novak Djokovic does. And in some style.

    He rattles through four points at double quick speed, sealing the game with an ace.

    Djokovic
  103. Post update

    Djokovic 2-1 Cilic

    Andy Roddick

    Former world number one on BBC Radio 5 Live

    "You see the way Novak has such balance. His body control is second to none. Switching directions, like he does, is not easy. He wants to get off to a fast start after his epic last round. This is just where he wants to be."

  104. Djokovic breaks

    *Djokovic 2-1 Cilic

    Novak Djokovic scuttles sideways like a crab and then unleashes like a viper to hit a winning return for 30-40 and a break point.

    Into a baseline rally, and that is what suits the top seed. He drags Cilic back and forth along the baseline. The Croat is chasing like a determined labrador, but is finally shaken off the scent by a forehand winner down the line.

  105. Post update

    Wawrinka 4-6 3-0 Gasquet

    Wawrinka

    Gasquet started well... as this graphic shows but he's not doing so well in the second set. Perhaps he needs to study the information here...

  106. First-set stats

    Wawrinka 4-6 Gasquet

    Set
  107. Post update

    Djokovic 1-1 Cilic*

    Promising signs for Marin Cilic who shows some good front-court hustle, but dumps a very makeable volley into the net at 30-15 down.

    Novak Djokovic makes good his escape, but it could have been a sticky situation had Cilic got that one to land right.

  108. Post update

    *Djokovic 0-1 Cilic

    Cilic

    A nice opening game from Marin Cilic who gets the serve cranking into life to take the game for the loss of one point.

    The Croat is coached by former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivansevic. I wonder if that famous Y-fronts celebration back in Split is part of his Wimbledon-winning fantasy?

  109. Post update

    Djokovic v Cilic

    Novak

    More figures that a multinational's annual accounts here. Good luck digesting that little lot. I'm just a words man.

  110. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Top four seeds

    Oli Coles: Hope all four top seeds get through today as Fed vs Murray and Novak vs Warwinka would be an incredible semi-final line-up!

  111. Post update

    Djokovic v Cilic

    Novak Djokovic went the distance in a five-setter against big Kevin Anderson that spanned both Monday and Tuesday in the previous round.

    Will take give Cilic the advantage?

    Perhaps not. Cilic was bogged down in a four-and-a-half-hour slug-fest with John Isner in the third round and has been on court nearly four hours longer in total so far.

  112. Post update

    Djokovic v Cilic

    Djokovic

    Right, the tale of the tape.

    It is a one-sided 12-0 in favour of Novak Djokovic in the head to head.

    One of those wins was at the same stage of last year's Wimbledon championship, when Djokovic found himself two sets to one down, but fought back in five.

    Since then a couple of straight-sets wins for Djokovic with Cilic winning just a total of five games across the two defeats.

  113. Post update

    A spectator with flags in his headband
  114. Game and first set

    *Wawrinka 4-6 Gasquet

    Surprise on Court One as Richard Gasquet secures the first set at the expense of French Open champion Stan Wawrinka. The Frenchman messes up one break point, a simple forehand slapped into the net, but he quickly makes amends - Wawrinka's usually solid backhand fails. The Swiss' first serve troubling him in that set.

  115. Murray brothers in the semi-finals

    Murray 6-4 7-5 6-4 Pospisil

    Wimbledon

    By reaching the semi-finals of the men's singles and men's doubles events here, Andy and Jamie Murray have become the first brothers to reach the semis in the men's singles and men's doubles events at the same Wimbledon since Australians John and Neale Fraser in 1962.

    The Frasers both reached the men's singles and men's doubles semifinals (with different partners) at the 1962 Wimbledon.

  116. Next on Centre Court

    Djokovic v Cilic

    Top seed Novak Djokovic against US Open champion Marin Cilic is next up on Centre Court and it will be an open-air affair.

    The roof has been peeled back and we are getting some fresh air flowing around the old place.

    Plenty of people taking the chance to loosen off the limbs with a trip to the bar or bathroom and the players emerge to a smattering of applause rather than the full standing ovation afforded Andy Murray and, to a lesser extent, Vasek Pospisil's entrance.

  117. 'Federer looking brilliant'

    John Lloyd

    Former British number one on BBC Two

    "Roger Federer is looking brilliant, staggering. Has he lost any speed at all? I don't think he has.

    "I love the way he's mixing up the serve and volley now. He's looking so aggressive. He's taking more chances and seems more confident. I like it, he's always throwing different things at you."

  118. 'Murray looked comfortable'

    Murray 6-4 7-5 6-4 Pospisil

    Andy Roddick

    Former world number one on BBC Radio 5 Live

    Murray

    "It's what we thought would happen. We didn't think Pospisil would threaten Murray's serve too much. Murray was so solid.

    "I think the roof helped Murray, not that he needed it, though. He looked so comfortable."

  119. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Jon Szeto: A Murray v Wawrinka final would be fascinating. 2 Grand Slams apiece and each has the 2 the other doesn't!

    Matt J. Lewensztajn: Federer & then potentially Djokovic. That's like being told you've got Barca if you beat Madrid. No pressure then.

    Ashley Gorman: It's a pity that it's an Andy Murray and Roger Federer semi-final! Definitely would be a much better final.

  120. 'Murray in a happy place'

    Murray 6-4 7-5 6-4 Pospisil

    Miles Maclagan

    Former coach to Andy Murray and Laura Robson on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Impressive performance from Murray, he looked very sharp and his game looks in full working order. The movement, which is key for him, looked strong. Murray will be in a very happy place as got through that match without too much stress.

    "Murray's backhand down the line against Roger's one-handed backhand will be the key. Two great champions and there is not a whole lot in it."

  121. Stinky sweatband ahoy

    Murray

    Camilla received one of Murray's stinky sweatbands in the first week, but today it's a chance for the masses to fight over the Scot's discarded prize.

  122. Will Murray beat Federer?

    Murray 6-4 7-5 6-4 Pospisil

    Pat Cash

    1987 Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

    "This is Murray's best performance in the tournament as Pospisil is an all-round player. The match was played at a very high level and Murray will be happy with a straight-set win and this will help him hone his concentration.

    "Roger Federer is a different league altogether but this was a good stepping stone towards that match. I'd pick Murray as the favourite."

    "Murray doesn't need to do anything different; he is serving well, returning well, being patient from the baseline and moving his opponents around. At this level, it is whoever plays the big moments well, grabs the opportunities. It'll be a tough match, but Murray has the edge."

  123. Player reaction

    Murray 6-4 7-5 6-4 Pospisil

    More from Andy Murray: "I have loved playing here over the years. I have always played some of my best tennis here. I hope I can get to another final but it will be a tough one.

    "I enjoy the two weeks of Wimbledon. On the court it is stressful but when I look back, I enjoy that. Great support. I know Roger very well, we walked to the practice courts together this morning. Friday is a different story and hopefully we can have a great match."

  124. Player reaction

    Murray 6-4 7-5 6-4 Pospisil

    Murray

    Andy Murray on BBC One after reaching the semi-finals: "I felt I played some good stuff. He served extremely well for periods, I tried to change my return position at the end of the second for myself to see the returns better. It was difficult stopping a couple of times and coming out under the roof."

  125. Murray into semi-finals

    Murray 6-4 7-5 6-4 Pospisil

    The Royal Box is now empty, although someone has left a brown handbag on a seat in the second row. Hopefully they're reading this. You can never be too careful. But enough of that because Andy Murray has something to say...

  126. Post update

    *Wawrinka 3-3 Gasquet

    Jean-Paul Gautier? Asterix? David Ginola?

    None are quite as quintessentially French as Richard Gasquet.

    The 29-year-old is flinging that showboaty one-handed backhand around on Court One. But Stan Wawrinka can batter it beautifully off that wing as well.

    Some of these baseline exchanges need to be pickled and put in a museum for posterity.

    No breaks of serve as yet.

  127. Murray into semi-finals

    A sixth Wimbledon semi-final for Andy Murray - and a 150th Grand Slam match-win. How many Grand Slam semi-finals has the Scot now reached? Just the 17. Sweet 17.

  128. Murray into semi-finals

    Royal Box

    Say it once, say it twice, say it over and over again: Andy Murray versus Roger Federer in Friday's semi-final. The Duke of Cambridge and Bear Grylls are licking their lips at the prospect.

  129. Murray into semi-finals

    Murray 6-4 7-5 6-4 Pospisil

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

    "Sometimes you lose sight, with the other giants of the game, of how mentally strong Murray is and how well he deals with the pressure and adversity.

    "Pospisil did everything he could to enjoy it but you never felt the outcome was in doubt."

  130. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Chris Goldsmith: 2013 Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray v 7 times #Wimbledon Champion Roger Federer, Friday afternoon July 10th. See you all there!!

  131. Game, set and match Murray

    Murray 6-4 7-5 6-4 Pospisil

    Murray

    Murray steps in from the baseline, goes on the attack... Pospisil with no chance. The British number one is through to the Wimbledon semi-final and the delighted spectators give him a standing ovation.

  132. Second match point

    Murray 6-4 7-5 5-4 Pospisil*

    Murray pinning his rival onto the back of the baseline and he fails to negotiate the barrier. Second match point Murray.

  133. Pospisil saves match point

    Murray 6-4 7-5 5-4 Pospisil*

    Momentum-changing forehand from Pospisil, Murray at full stretch near the tramlines, his backhand has no oomph and the Canadian has oodles of time to pat away a forehand winner. Deuce.

  134. Match point Murray

    Murray 6-4 7-5 5-4 Pospisil*

    Pospil goes long after a lengthy baseline exchange. Match point Murray.

  135. Post update

    Murray 6-4 7-5 5-4 Pospisil*

    What's happened here? Murray's forehand faltering. First break point of the match to Pospisil. But the Scot arrows a return to the wings and we're at deuce.

  136. Post update

    Murray 6-4 7-5 5-4 Pospisil*

    Murray with acres of grass to aim at - but he balloons a forehand into the tape. Pospisil reducing the arrears and dragging himself to 30-30 by forcing the Scot onto the back foot.

  137. Post update

    Murray 6-4 7-5 5-4 Pospisil*

    It's like the opening scene of a Batman comic. Kerpow. Winning forehand Murray. 30-0.

  138. Murray serving for the match

    Murray 6-4 7-5 5-4 Pospisil*

    Majority of Centre Court perched forward on the edge of their sets. First serve iffy. Second serve in, Pospisil screws a backhand long. First blow to Murray. 15-0.

  139. Murray breaks

    *Murray 6-4 7-5 5-4 Pospisil

    Murray

    A looping backhand into the tramlines and Pospisil, head bowed, shoulder slumped, is up against it at 0-30. The first serve is taken off him for time wasting and Centre Court hisses and boos. The Canadian's second serve is enough to outfox Murray, who angrily slaps the racquet of his strings.

    The Briton wants to end this match, but can he? Break point. Possibly. "Come on, Andy" the spectators sing. Cheeky Pospisil, through the legs, but that won't beat Murray who now serves for the match.

  140. Post update

    Wawrinka v Gasquet

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  141. Post update

    McEnroe on Wawrinka v Gasquet

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

    "I would say if they play 10 times here in this situation at Wimbledon, I would say Wawrinka would win six of the 10.

    "But I think Gasquet has a great shot of pulling off an upset, unless Stan brings the A game.

    "If he does, he's the better overall player."

  142. Next on Court One...

    Wawrinka v Gasquet

    After seeing his compatriot Gilles Simon swabbed across the Court One floor by the Swiss number one Roger Federer, Richard Gasquet has to try and see if he can do any better against Swiss number two Stan Wawrinka.

    Australian Open champion Wawrinka is yet to drop a set.

    Gasquet is bidding to make the Wimbledon semi-finals for the first time since 2007.

  143. Post update

    Murray 6-4 7-5 4-4 Pospisil*

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

    "Murray is frustrated he couldn't make Pospisil play. When he did have the chance, Pospisil was able to capitalise on his skill at the net.

    "Murray senses some fatigue in Pospisil. Things are looking really good, he just needs to take his time."

  144. Post update

    Murray 6-4 7-5 4-4 Pospisil*

    Tim Henman

    Former British number one on BBC TV

    "Murray has to stay patient. He's 2-0 up but Pospisil is playing well. Murray will get more opportunities to break."

  145. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Chris Fleming: Murray is trying too hard. Federer will beat him at this rate.

    Default Girl: Waiting for this Murray vs Pospisil exhibition match to end quick for the real match to start on Centre Court.

    sam.chalmers: In Australia on Rottnest Island in the pub watching the tennis after work! Let's finish this in three sets!

  146. Post update

    Murray 6-4 7-5 4-4 Pospisil*

    Another drop shot from Pospisil, another athletic fetch from Murray which has the crowd purring. An adrenalized forehand return from the Canadian for 40-0 and a winning forehand seals the game in the Briton's favour. No trouble for Murray on his own serve, he just needs that killer instinct.

  147. Post update

    *Murray 6-4 7-5 3-4 Pospisil

    Murray

    Five break points for Murray in this set and none taken. The Briton frustrated, Pospisil living on. The game ends when the Scot's return drifts long. Liquid being guzzled during the changeover. Murray plotting his crowning move.

  148. Post update

    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    Fan

    "Hmmm, I'm going to Wimbledon to watch Andy Murray. I need something to show my allegiance. Union Jack flag? Too standard. Red, white and blue face paint? Too childish. I need something striking. Now where's that 'Cool Britannia' jacket that my dad bought from Carnaby Street in the Swinging Sixties..."

    This dapper chap wins the 'best dressed' gong on Murray Mound. No-one else made the shortlist. Few others got the memo about fancy dress though, apart from a few wannabe Bjorn Borgs - think sweatbands and short shorts - wandering around.

  149. Post update

    Murray 6-4 7-5 3-3 Pospisil*

    Pat Cash

    1987 Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Andy Murray is perhaps losing a bit of concentration here. Pospisil is not going anywhere and fighting along."

    "Nice blend of play from Pospisil, challenging Murray in every part of the game. Murray's returning game has been challenged by the good serving of Pospisil."

  150. Post update

    *Murray 6-4 7-5 3-3 Pospisil

    Pospisil butchers a backhand. 15-30 - time for Murray to turn the screw? Another rapid return puts the Canadian under pressure and he nets - two break points Murray. The Briton allows one to slip through his fingers. What about the next? They grind it out at the baseline until Pospisil forces the game to deuce with a peachy volley. Gutsy.

  151. Life on the lawns

    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    Crowds

    At the summit of Murray Mound, there is a grassy area of peace and tranquility - the sort of retreat where you can drift off and wake up thinking you're in Kew Gardens.

    But today people are strategically stood - behind the view-obstructing, hydrangea-lined water feature - ducking and squinting to see the big screen on the side of Court One.

    A few worn-out middle-aged men are catching the zeds - although even the huge cheer which greeted Murray's set-winning point doesn't stir them.

  152. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Wayne Ellis: Has anyone ever had an easier route to the semi-finals than Federer? Couldn't have hand picked easier opponents...

    Charley: Roger Federer is just an absolute gentleman and true legend. Cannot find fault with the man!

    Lee Clarke: Is there a sportsperson more elegant around their field of play than @rogerfederer. Simply irresistible!

  153. Post update

    Murray 6-4 7-5 3-3 Pospisil*

    The Murray serve as precise as a surgeon's knife. Pospisil doing little damage on the returns, although when a rare rally ensues it's Murray who falters. A medley of booming first serves, though, does the job for the Scot.

  154. Post update

    Simon 3-6 5-7 2-6 Federer

    Mark Woodforde

    Former Grand Slam doubles champion on BBC Radio 5 live

    Roger Federer

    "Simon was solid in Queen's but was out of sorts today and was out-served by Roger Federer. Even the longer rallies went in Federer's favour.

    "Simon never got his teeth into the match; it was a very flat performance from him. Perhaps he got a bit overwhelmed by the great serve of Roger Federer.

    "Simon is basically a baseline player but he has shown in the tournament that he can come forward. Today he barely got out of baseline towards the net."

  155. Federer into semi-finals

    Simon 3-6 5-7 2-6 Federer

    Federer

    Roger Federer tells BBC Sport: "The stop and goes with the weather are tough but I think I used them to my advantage. The breaks helped rather than hindered me.

    "Simon was a quality return player and the game I got broken he was too good.

    And on the prospect of facing Andy Murray next: "We both like to look back on that summer of 2012. If we knew I would win Wimbledon and him Olympics, I think we both would have taken it. It was a great summer for us.

    "I am happy for him, he is doing so well after back injury. People forget how hard it is to get back. It will be a tough one for me but I am obviously looking forward to it."

  156. Post update

    *Murray 6-4 7-5 2-3 Pospisil

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

    "You have to admire Pospisil's effort in this event. He's taken respect levels up a few notches. Everything is hurting you would assume. He's battling as hard as he can and he's still got some game. You can see that."

  157. Post update

    *Murray 6-4 7-5 2-3 Pospisil

    Murray with a backhand into the tape... 40-15... Pospisil with a howitzer into the wings... a trouble-free hold and Murray seemed to punch his towel during the changeover.

  158. BBC coverage

    BBC

    You can also watch Britain's Katie Swann in action in the girls' singles. She is doing well. Click here.

  159. Post update

    Murray 6-4 7-5 2-2 Pospisil*

    Murray

    Murray preparing to serve, the Duke of Cambridge scratches his Royal nose... But is he scratching an itch or is it a coaching signal to the Briton? Murray in control, an easy-peasy hold to 15.

  160. Federer into semi-finals

    Simon 3-6 5-7 2-6 Federer

    John Lloyd

    Former British number one on BBC Two

    "Absolutely brilliant. I thought this would be a tough match but this was a stroll for him. He served so well, moved well, aggressive at the right times. Simon tried to counter punch but he was just bouncing off Federer. He was totally in command."

  161. Game, set and match

    Simon 3-6 5-7 2-6 Federer

    Roger Federer

    The usual low-key, matter-of-fact awesomeness from Roger Federer.

    Gilles Simon is back in his box in an hour and 34 minutes.

    Doing it against Andy Murray in the semi-finals, which looks likely to be his next task, is a whole different order of things though.

  162. Post update

    *Murray 6-4 7-5 1-2 Pospisil

    Pat Cash

    1987 Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

    Pospisil is technically playing very well. You get the feeling that if Murray steps off the gas a bit then Pospisil can break Murray's serve. He may not win the match but will certainly make life difficult for Murray.

  163. Post update

    Murray 6-4 7-5 1-2 Pospisil

    Miles Maclagan

    Former coach to Andy Murray and Laura Robson on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Murray knows he has got to spend less energy today with the likelihood that he has got Federer and Djokovic ahead in the next rounds. He is playing with a lot of conviction."

    "No visible signs of fatigue from Pospisil, he is running everything down."

  164. Post update

    *Murray 6-4 7-5 1-2 Pospisil

    Pospisil's legs turning to guacamole, coughing up a double fault to allow Murray to level at 30-30. The next point is a baseline slug-fest, with Pospisil's backhand folding. Break point Murray but again the Canadian serves his way out of danger. The British number one duffs a backhand return into the tape, Pospisil follows up with an ace and Murray enjoying a monologue at the changeover.

  165. Federer breaks

    Simon 3-6 5-7 2-5 Federer*

    Just too good.

    Roger Federer brings up 15-40 with a flashing forehand winner and coverts the second break point as he soaks up punishment with baseline slices and Gilles Simon miscues into the net as he attempts to up the pace.

    Federer serving for a 10th Wimbledon semi-final appearance.

  166. How Pospisil got here?

    Murray 6-4 7-5 1-1 Pospisil*

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  167. Post update

    *Murray 6-4 7-5 1-1 Pospisil

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

    "Those legs of Pospisil are certainly getting heavier. He needed that game big time."

  168. Get involved via #bbctennis

    BHF26: Andy Murray two sets! Brilliant tennis from Andy, all tactics/game strategy going to plan! Andy will seal the match in this set.

    Alice: Pospisil is playing really well, but Murray's just too good right now, two sets up!

  169. Post update

    Murray 6-4 7-5 1-1 Pospisil*

    When will Pospisil learn? He attracts the former champion to the net with a dropper - but Murray is to it in a flash, crunching a forehand down the line. From balletic to brutal as he lasers an ace by Pospisil for 40-15, and the game comes to a satisfactory conclusion, the Canadian sent floundering on the baseline as Murray bosses it from the middle of the court.

  170. Post update

    Simon 3-6 5-7 2-4 Federer

    Federer

    Plain sailing for Roger Federer thus far....

  171. Post update

    *Simon 3-6 5-7 2-4 Federer

    Australian legend Rod Laver - a four-time Wimbledon champion - is also on Court One watching Roger Federer.

    He is wearing an official badge from the All England Club that has him down as "Rodney Laver". I imagine the last time someone called him Rodney was when telling him off as a five-year-old.

    Federer is still motoring.

  172. Post update

    Murray 6-4 7-5 0-1 Pospisil

    Pat Cash

    1987 Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

    "I am very impressed with Pospisil. He is a very good player and is playing a good match, mixing it up well but Murray is just doing special things. The rain delay may have helped Andy with Pospisil losing concentration. I'd be surprised to see a Murray meltdown."

  173. Post update

    *Murray 6-4 7-5 0-1 Pospisil

    Young and Beckham

    David Beckham and Ashley Young discussing the Raheem Sterling transfer saga as Pospisil vanished for a comfort break. (Disclaimer: no idea what they're laughing about).

    Becks enjoyed watching Murray's crosscourt volley from a zany angle, full of razzle-dazzle. The Scot ahead, and he secures a break point with another show-stopping backhand passer - sprinting like a panther to pounce on a Pospisil volley. The Canadian's serve to the rescue, though. To deuce we go. Break point gone, gone, gone.

  174. Post update

    Simon 3-6 5-7 1-2 Federer

    John Lloyd

    Former British number one on BBC Two

    "Federer has not allowed Simon to play his game. He has snuffed him out. Federer has been so immaculate on his own serve, Simon has never looked like getting into the rallies."

  175. Post update

    Simon 3-6 5-7 1-2 Federer*

    Tennis

    Genuine royalty, but Zara Phillips is a bit of a rebel. Well, by Palace standards anyway.

    Princess Anne's daughter got her tongue pierced as a teenager and now she is eschewing the comforts of Centre Court's Royal Box to mix with the hoi polloi on Court One and soak up some Fed.

  176. Game and second set

    Murray 6-4 7-5 Pospisil*

    Murray like a volcano wrapped in an ice pack. The Scot composed and cool, yet brimming with dynamism. A picture-perfect overhead clips the baseline to bring up the set point and Pospisil sinks like soufflé.

  177. Post update

    *Murray 6-4 6-5 Pospisil

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

    "Murray has put negative thoughts in Pospisil's mind. He's distracted him at the wrong time."

  178. Murray breaks

    *Murray 6-4 6-5 Pospisil

    Murray

    A bumper baseline-fest... 22 shots, 23 shots,... Murray ups the ante, sends Pospisil chasing a volcanic forehand and the Canadian merely nets. The Scot growls. More big hitting from the back of the court, they bish, they bash, and the British number one overpowers his opponent with a forehand full of menace and spin. 30-30.

    Pospisil breathing deeply. Break point Murray - the Scot coming out on top of a quick-step at the net. And the Scot sends his rival to the floor, a dreamy backhand pass. Stentorian roar from the British number one as he leaps and twirls to his chair.

  179. Federer breaks

    Simon 3-6 5-7 0-1 Federer*

    Roger Federer looks good, but Gilles Simon is providing a pretty good backdrop for the second seed.

    Facing 30-40 and break point, the Frenchman advances on a mid-court ball, but boshes a nothing-much forehand down the middle and then duffs a very makeable volley wide.

    Ugly stuff.

  180. Post update

    Simon 3-6 5-7 Federer

    John Lloyd

    Former British number one on BBC Two

    "Roger Federer's serve is underestimated. The variety, the almost unreturnables, the serves that put him in a great position.. You can't get a read on his second serve either."

  181. Game and second set

    *Simon 3-6 5-7 Federer

    Federer

    It'll take more than a little rain to derail the Fed-Express.

    He resumes at 15-0 up and three points away from the second set.

    He collects them up quick-smart, hitting two aces en route.

    Second set done and dusted and it is a long, long way back for Gilles Simon.

  182. Post update

    Murray 6-4 5-5 Pospisil*

    A puff of chalk as Murray arrows a cannon serve into the corner. Spectators wince, Pospisil flinches. Rat-a-tat-tat, an ace from the Scot - his second of the match - and he's at ease, finishing with a serve and volley.

  183. Post update

    *Murray 6-4 4-5 Pospisil

    Pospisil forms a fist with his right hand as he struts back to the baseline, pleased with his delicate volley at the net. The Canadian looks like a lumberjack, but has an artisan's hands. A final serve into the Murray ribcage and the underdog is bouncing like a boxer as he makes is way to his chair.

  184. Henman explains roof logistics

    Tim Henman

    Former British number one on BBC TV

    "They have a weather radar in the room next to the referees' room. Between now and 16:00 it looked unsettled. After an interruption already, they thought it was best to get the roof shut.

    "If the weather improves, it will be open for the next match.

    "The biggest difference is the sound. The ball on the strings sounds louder. Players feel like there's more humidity even though it's only half a percent. It feels warmer because of the air circulation."

  185. Post update

    Murray 6-4 4-4 Pospisil*

    The lights are green, and we're off. Again. Cat-like reflexes from Murray, scooting to the tape to fetch a volley and then all he has to do is watch an ill-timed lob fly over the baseline. The Pospisil forehand wild at times during that game. Murray holds to 15.

  186. Post update

    Simon 3-6 5-6 Federer*

    The route to Court One is not the stroll though marbled corridors that the players get to enjoy on the way to Centre Court.

    Roger Federer and Gilles Simon emerge from what looks like the sort of tunnel they use to deliver lorry loads of strawberries to the All England kitchens.

    Time for a quick knock-up...

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  188. Court One covers off

    Simon 3-6 5-6 Federer*

    No roof on Court One.

    But no covers either.

    Several of the court valets are sporting shades as they undress the second stage. It is actually looking quite sporty out there weather-wise. A crisp blue sky and only a few fluffy clouds to get in the way of the big yellow fella.

    Federer v Simon is close to resumption. The Fed is serving for the second set at 15-0 up in the 12th game.

  189. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Davy Corrigan: In Melbourne, in bed, wishing everything happening up there was down here, damn you lot and your northern summer shenanigans!

  190. Roof is closed

    So, this quarter-final has now turned into an indoor tie and some of you may be interested to know that two of Murray's three victories over Pospisil were indoors, in Vienna (2014) and Rotterdam (2015). The main acts have arrived and are warming-up once again.

  191. Roof is closed

    Centre Court

    The line judges stride military-style onto centre. The umpire removes his jumper, narrowly avoids getting his head stuck in the neck - it was touch and go - and replaces wool with a dapper sports jacket. They're all standing to attention, waiting for curtain call.

  192. Roof is closed

    The baseline is being brushed by two boys holding brooms. They've been using the same brushes for 20-odd years at Wimbledon, just like Trigger's, seven different sticks, nine different brushes... [There's no need to start throwing tomatoes at your screen.] Those who have remained on Centre are standing, while the photographers are continuing to adoringly focus their lenses on David Beckham.

  193. Post update

  194. Roof is closed

    "Enough of this shilly-shallying," says the roof, or it would if it were a talking object. The bridges are drawn, the covers are rolled up, never to be used again on Centre for the rest of the day you'd assume.

  195. Roof closed

    Let's hope the weather is the only unstable thing up there...

  196. Pospisil - a Pointless answer?

    Richard Osman, co-presenter of Pointless, reckons Pospisil will soon get a mention on the BBC quiz show. 

  197. Post update

  198. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Rebekah Ellerby: I love the rush of the ball boys and girls getting the rain cover on court. And when the umpire gets pushed off!

    Jonny Chard: Always amazes me the speed at which the covers go on at Wimbledon!

    Matt McGladrigan: They know there's going to be showers throughout the day. Just get @WimbledonRoof over Centre. Outdoor tournament blah blah.

  199. Rain stops play

    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    The Hill

    What a difference a week makes. Especially in British Summer Time.

    Last week overheating spectators would have been heard muttering about how lovely a rain shower would be to help cool them down. Today they're complaining about the lack of searing heat as they get soaked.

    Brollies and cagoules are whipped out quick smart on Murray Mound, those unfortunate souls without are forced to cower for cover...

  200. Rain stops play

    Simon 3-6 5-6 Federer*

    Rain
  201. Stats of the match

    The statistics suggest both Murray and Pospisil are evenly matched in this, erm match. They've both won 83% of points on their first serve, while Murray has a 78% success rate at the net and Pospisil 80%.

    But when it comes to winners, the Canadian is the overwhelming, erm, winner - 23 for Pospil, 7 for Murray, although the Scot has made fewer unforced errors (11 to six). I hope those numbers makes the rain delay go a little quicker.

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  203. Rain stops play

    The ball boys and girls sprint onto the grass. Those charged with taking down the net unwind the nuts and bolts with the speed of a rope maker. The players disappear, Centre Court now protected, as is Court One. How long will this rain last? Not too long, says a BBC weather forecaster. "Five 10 minutes maximum," he says.

  204. Rain stops play

    Those pesky dark clouds had been looming and they, rudely, start leakin over the All England Club.

  205. Federer breaks

    Simon 3-6 5-6 Federer*

    Roger gets straight back on the horse and responds to that break from Simon with one of his own.

    His royal Swissness will serve for the second set next.

  206. Post update

    *Murray 6-4 3-4 Pospisil

    Quiet before the storm, which is why one spectator is trying to quietly unpack a tuna sarnie wrapped in tinfoil. Another spectator is giving his friend a running commentary of the match, pointing this way and that. The friend is in a trance.

    The light has dimmed on Centre, and so too has Murray - who surprises many with a sloppy forehand at 30-30. Craftsman's touch at the net from Pospisil earns him the winning point.

  207. Simon breaks

    *Simon 3-6 5-5 Federer

    Federer

    Smack the top of the telly, refresh the page, retune the radio.

    Nope, no mistake. Roger Federer has just been broken for the first time in 116 service games - a run that stretched back to the first round in Halle last month.

    Gilles Simon keeps himself alive in the second set.

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  209. Post update

    Murray 6-4 3-3 Pospisil*

    Sometimes they go in. Sometimes out. Pospisil's forehand kisses the paint and draws gasps from the spectators as he levels at 15-15. Murray not as dominant as he was in the opening set, ballooning a straightforward forehand long. The spectators try to galvanize, Murray responds, sending Pospisil lunging from side to side before inflicting the killer blow. The Scot holds firm.

  210. Post update

    Murray 6-4 2-3 Pospisil

    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    Henman Hill

    The second week of Wimbledon is a stark contrast to the first. The grounds are packed to the rafters during the opening week, fans shuffling along in the gangways like frustrated Tube commuters, prowling the outer courts for a glimpse of a recognisable name.

    However, the grounds become a lot quieter as the remaining players do battle on the show courts at the business end of the competition.

    Except, of course, on Murray Mound. The slope is packed as punters, armed with Union Jack flags, cool boxes and Pimms, jostle for position.

  211. The view from the posh seats

    *Murray 6-4 2-3 Pospisil

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  213. Post update

    *Murray 6-4 2-3 Pospisil

    Murray stepping into the dusty baseline as Pospisil cannons 126mph of firepower towards him. The Scot returns as if it were a beach ball. Another colossal serve comes Murray's way - 131mph the fastest of the day. At 30-30 they reach a critical stage, and an outstretched volley from Pospisil, Becker-esque at the net, takes him closer to safety. A forehand winner later and the Canadian is ahead.

  214. Federer breaks

    Simon 3-6 3-4 Federer*

    Federer

    Gilles Simon is being thoroughly Federered on Court One.

    His groundstrokes lack the zip and devilry to ruffle the 17-time Grand