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Mike Henson, Jonathan Jurejko and Aimee Lewis

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodnight, and stay safe

    Dustin Brown

    Anyway, what a day. What a match. What a man.

    Doubtless there'll be all sorts of drama on Friday too. We are heading to the hills to prepare for a day that includes Novak Djokovic, Maria Sharapova, Grigor Dimitrov and Nick Kyrgios in action, before top seed Serena Williams takes on top Briton Heather Watson.

    Can't wait. See you there. I'm off to watch Wimbledon 2Day. You should too. It's on the live coverage tab on this very page.

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    Dustin Brown
  3. Post update

    BBC Radio 5 live sport

    Dustin Brown

    Dustin Brown on BBC Radio 5 live: "It is an unbelievable feeling. I am very happy I got to show my style on this stage and against such a great champion in Rafa. I have played Rafa before on a grass court and there was some belief if I could put it together, I could have a great match."

    At 5-4 in third set, when he left a volley: "When I sat down I was thinking that I had served well since qualifying and I needed to try and do the same thing. If he came up with the goods, then fair enough. I was nervous but I served for a lot of matches and sets this year and ended up losing. If it ended up being that way so be it."

  4. It's not the end for me - Nadal

    Rafael Nadal has been dragged in front of the press for a fuller explanation for his defeat.

    "It's not the end. It is a sad moment for me but life continues. My career, too. I have to keep going and working more than ever to try to change that dynamic," he said.

    "I am a good loser. When I am not that good, I always accept.

    "You know, at the end of the day, today I lost. Don't forget I played five finals here. I don't know how many players did that."

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    Also available via your virtual hoofer-doofer is Wimbledon 2Day with Claire Balding, joined by Tracy Austin and Pat Cash, to chat through the goings-on and gossip of the day.

    Click on and get involved.

  6. An epic on court 18...

    You think the tennis is done for the day?

    Take a good hard look at yourself.

    There is still a humdinging five-setter ongoing on court 18.

    Alexandr Dolgopolov and Ivo Karlovic are 9-9 in the decider. The winner plays Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. And you can watch it right here via the live coverage tab.

  7. No double joy for Ward

    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    James Ward

    Think you've had a hectic day at work? I'd place a small wager on it not being as labour intensive as James Ward's efforts to earn a living.

    The 28-year-old Londoner reached the last 32 of a Grand Slam singles for the first time earlier, then had to reenergise himself for a men's doubles match.

    However, it is not a double celebration for Ward. His Anglo-Aussie partnership with Matthew Ebden went down 7-5 6-2 7-6 (7-3) against Teymuraz Gabashvili and Yen-Hsun Lu as the summer sun set in SW19.

  8. Post update

    Tim Henman

    Former British number one on BBC Radio 5 live

    "I think Federer or Murray would have beaten Brown today. They both return better and are more confident, Rafa has struggled with confidence.

    "Confidence is the sum of your thoughts. When you have won 14 Grand Slams and 60 odd tour titles, it amazes me how fragile Rafael Nadal's confidence is.

    "He has talked about how he really struggles with nerves in matches and that amazes me. He needs to find a solution to that because he is still young."

  9. Post update

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Rafa admitted publicly he was struggling for confidence and maybe that inspired players in the locker room. While honesty is the best policy, maybe it isn't here. I still believe he will win a few majors."

    "Perhaps Rafa needs fresh blood in his corner. Uncle Toni has done an excellent job but clearly at this stage, some fresh ideas might be in order.

    He joked: " I am saying get a new damn coach. The unthinkable has happened four years in a row to Rafa now."

  10. Post update

    Tim Henman

    Former British number one on Radio 5 live

    "We need characters, we need personalities to come through because we have to entertain the crowds and the tv audiences. Nick Kyrgios and Dustin Brown are welcome personalities."

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    Even in happy hashtags, German sounds angry.

  12. Post update

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on Radio 5live

    Fans on the hill

    "Dustin Brown has been a perennial journeyman, he rose to the occasion against a great player. He is just going for it. He was trying everything, it had to be a record in drop volleys? Unbelievable but effective. If we had half the tour that played like Brown and half that played from the baseline, that would be absolutely amazing."

  13. Post update

    What next for Dustin Brown. Well, an ice bath, a celebratory swig of isotonic and Viktor Troikci in the short term.

    But, further forward, can he use this win as a launchpad to somewhere higher than 102nd in the world?

    The signs are promising.

    Lukas Rosol was 100th in the world when he beat Nadal in 2012, he is now 41st.

    Steve Darcis was 135th in the world when he did the same in 2013, he is now 80th.

    Nick Kyrgios was 144th in 2014, he is now 29th.

  14. Post update

    Tim Henman

    Former British number one on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Dustin Brown went out there and let it all hang out. He went for everything on the biggest stage and I hope he can go on and back it up."

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    And you can listen via the live coverage tab on this page. Click it, tap it, jab it, do as you must.

  16. Anyone for doubles?

    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    With the drama now over on Centre Court, the ticket holders may be tempted to indulge in more tennis pleasure on the outer courts. But fans are already packed into the tight gangways between courts six, seven, 10 and 11, standing five or six deep as they keep tabs on the doubles.

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    LukeyRoe: In all fairness @DreddyTennis deserved it! Quality to watch and a quality result. Absolute scenes.

    Hashim: Only a year ago people were talking of Nadal easily winning 20 or more grand slam titles. How unlikely does that sound today?

    Linda MacDonald: Can Djokovic, Murray and Federer learn something from Dan Brown re how to beat each other on grass?

    Erm Linda, I think Dan Brown might be able to help with battling the dark forces of Opus Dei. How to battle the forces of Djokovic though is probably out of his expertise.

  18. Match stats

    Nadal 5-7 6-3 4-6 4-6 Brown

    Right, the devil in the detail.


    Aces: 13-9

    Double-faults: 5-3

    First serve %: 66-72

    Winning % on first serve: 77-69

    Winning % on second serve: 53-46

    Winners: 58-42

    Unforced errors: 24-15

    Successful net approaches: 49/85 - 26/41

  19. Brown 'had nothing to lose'

    Nadal 5-7 6-3 4-6 4-6 Brown


    More from Dustin Brown's post-match interview on BBC Two: "When I went for my shots and started really well that helped. I didn't want to get into any long rallies. That last game was unbelievable. I kept saying 'Dustin concentrate and even if you lose no-one is going to say anything bad, so just get through it.'."

  20. Fortunate to play Nadal on grass - Brown

    Nadal 5-7 6-3 4-6 4-6 Brown

    Brown and Nadal

    German qualifier Dustin Brown on BBC Two after his win against Rafael Nadal: "You have to play your A game against him. I am fortunate I played him twice on grass, which is my favourite surface - I wouldn't want to play him anywhere else. My game makes him not play his game. He doesn't get in a rhythm. The set he beat me he passed me unbelievable."

  21. Post update

    Marion Bartoli

    2013 Wimbledon champion

    "Rafa Nadal is too much of a champion to not come back to the level he played. He needs to find a reason why his forehand is not working. You can't write him off. He won 14 grand slams. He has had a bad season but I'm sure next season he will find a way back."

  22. Brown stuns Nadal

    Nadal 5-7 6-3 4-6 4-6 Brown

    Andrew Castle

    BBC tennis commentator

    Rafael Nadal

    "It is is another disappointment for Rafa and I just think how many blows can he take like this? He doesn't just turn up to these tournaments, his set up is too professional and this is another blow for him to take.

    "Dustin Brown has made £30,000 this year, he is guaranteed £77,000 just now. It is not an overnight thing. It is nice to see a dream come true on centre court."

  23. Dustin dazzles on Centre Court debut

    Nadal 5-7 6-3 4-6 4-6 Brown

    Dustin Brown

    Victorious qualifier Dustin Brown on BBC Two: "I had never been on Centre Court before today. They asked me if I wanted to go on before and I said no. I thought I would freak out but it felt very familiar.

    "Being on grass with Nadal, having won last match, made me feel more comfortable. It was easier to play my game against him because I had nothing to lose."

  24. Post update

    Who is Dustin Brown?

    This is the chat you need to have around the water cooler tomorrow.

    If you are taking liberties with the truth you could add that he uses his dreadlocks as a counter-lever to inject more power into his groundstrokes. Much in the style of a Roman catapult.

  25. Brown stuns Nadal

    Nadal 5-7 6-3 4-6 4-6 Brown

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC TV


    "Dustin Brown said it perfectly, he had it absolutely dead on, the game plan was perfect. He picked his spots, he went for it and he knew when to conserve his energy. It was one of the all-time great efforts from an unknown player I have ever seen.

    "I am thinking there are lot of kids and a lot of professional players toiling in the minor leagues thinking, maybe that style can work at Wimbledon. It was special.

    "Don't make him even think about his next match right now. He just beat Rafael Nadal, certainly one of the the greatest players ever. I saw Brown beat Lleyton Hewitt a couple of years ago here and I thought then he was really dangerous then. It would be nice to see him play close to that level against guys he is more expected to beat."

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    Boris certainly looks surprised by Dustin's win and Rafa's exit...

  27. Post update

    Out of this quarter of the draw, one of either James Ward, Vasek Pospisil, Viktor Troicki and Dustin Brown is going to reach the last eight.

    The man they are would meet there if the seeding works out? One Andy Murray...

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    Cameron Snook: So sad to see Rafa go this early but what a performance from Dustin Brown. What a match!

    James Cracknell: That was sensational tennis. Dustin Brown basically just reinvented the sport.

  29. Brown stuns Nadal

    Nadal 5-7 6-3 4-6 4-6 Brown

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

    Dustin Brown

    "Five hundred professional tennis players are inspired to hang in for a couple of years longer because of what they have just seen there. Nothing is impossible. Brown's level of play on this court was spectacularly high."

  30. Brown stuns Nadal

    Nadal 5-7 6-3 4-6 4-6 Brown

    Marion Bartoli

    2013 Wimbledon champion

    "What a performance. Incredible."

  31. Brown beats Nadal

    Nadal 5-7 6-3 4-6 4-6 Brown


    And it was an ace to crown the biggest win of his career.

    Dustin Brown has been immense and Centre Court rises in unison to acclaim the German.

    Rafa Nadal trudges off with his bag packed like the plane has already fired up its engines.

    Brown played out of his skin, but in previous years against Nadal he would not have got a play on the ball would he?

  32. Post update

    Andrew Castle

    BBC tennis commentator

    "The win of his career for Dustin Brown and his team. Rafael Nadal out of the championship. Inspirational and another dream comes true on centre court. Fabulous. Simply amazing."

  33. Game, set and match

    Nadal 5-7 6-3 4-6 4-6 Brown


    Double-fault on the first point. 0-15 and Rafa with a lifeline...

    Serve volley. Perfect execution. Finger jab from Brown. 15-15.

    Rafa down the line. And wide! 30-15 and two points away.

    Just the one now. 40-15.

    He's done it!

  34. Post update

    Nadal 5-7 6-3 4-6 4-5 Brown*

    Right, Dustin Brown to serve Rafael Nadal out of Wimbledon. Can he do it? Let's find out...

  35. Nadal saves two match points

    Nadal 5-7 6-3 4-6 4-5 Brown*

    Dustin Brown into a 0-30 lead. Is he going to flick the switch and turn of the lights early?

    Oh! A sliding forehand slice out wide. Rafa cannot scrape off his toes. 15-40 and two match points.

    Into the net on the first. Rafa plops up a very volleyable forehand, Brown shoulders arms, willing it long, it drops in.

    A Nadal ace.

    Chance gone. But the biggest one is still to come.

  36. Post update

    * Nadal 5-7 6-3 4-6 3-5 Brown

    Marion Bartoli

    2013 Wimbledon champion

    "I can't even see the mark of a sponsor on his racquet and that means he doesn't have a racquet sponsor. That is extraordinary. He is about to beat Nadal at Wimbledon and he has to pay for his own racquet."

  37. Post update

    *Nadal 5-7 6-3 4-6 3-5 Brown


    Rafael Nadal has a second serve to looks at 30-15 down. It is well within his strike zone, but he slaps long. Back goes the head, eyes screwed shut in frustration.

    That was a chance and Brown shuts the door with another ram-bam serve.

    One more hold...

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    Emmanuel: Dustin Brown is Tennis' Lionel Messi - he loves mesmerising.

    Aidan Williams: Dustin Brown you have the world's complete and undivided attention. This is stunning.

  39. Post update

    Andrew Castle

    BBC tennis commentator

    "Rafael Nadal has never lost to a qualifier at a Grand Slam, but he has lost to Dustin Brown before. Brown's consistency may not be there but he just needs to keep it in top gear for another 5-10 minutes. Can he do it? A big test."

  40. Post update

    Nadal 5-7 6-3 4-6 3-4 Brown*

    Service games flicking past like scenery out of a bullet train window.

    Nadal holds to love, all the time plotting what he can do in the next game to throw a spanner in Brown's serving spokes.

  41. Post update

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

    "This is a serving exhibition for the ages by Dustin Brown. It is Sampras-Becker like in their prime."

  42. Post update

    *Nadal 5-7 6-3 4-6 2-4 Brown

    Another hold chalked off the board.

    Just two more and Dustin Brown will have a sweaty, dark scalp to take for mounting up on Friday morning.

  43. Post update

    Nadal 5-7 6-3 4-6 2-3 Brown*

    Marion Bartoli

    2013 Wimbledon champion

    "You have to admire Dustin Brown to keep playing his way against one of the legends of Wimbledon. He is coming to the net and it is quite extraordinary."

  44. Who isn't watching?

    Sabine Lisicki
  45. Post update

    Nadal 5-7 6-3 4-6 2-3 Brown*

    Now Rafael Nadal is having to deal with some Bodyline tactics.

    The Spaniard cowers for cover as Dustin Brown's battered backhand volley skims a whisker past his sweatband. Proper chin music and the Spaniard is not feeling the groove. That is 30-30.

    Brown tucks into a Nadal serve like an all-you-can-eat buffet, slapping away a backhand winner that his opponent does not even move for. Deuce.

    Nadal makes his escape, but on the judges scorecards he is well behind.

  46. Post update

    *Nadal 5-7 6-3 4-6 1-3 Brown

    It should be the Dustin Brown serve that is under the microscope, but instead it is Rafael Nadal's that is having the searchlight shone in its eyes.

    Brown skips through his service game like it is a spring meadow. A hold to love. Back to you Rafa.

  47. Post update

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

    "Rafael Nadal just has to keep making Dustin Brown work. He needs to make him earn it."

  48. Post update

    Nadal 5-7 6-3 4-6 1-2 Brown*

    Rafael Nadal

    A bit of driftwood for Rafael Nadal to cling onto.

    He holds serve to 30, taking out his frustration on a final smash that flies somewhere down towards Tooting on the bounce.

    If Uncle Toni has any sneaky coaching tic-tac to deploy, now is the time to start scratching noses and tugging earlobes because his nephew could do with a pointer on how to get into the Brown serve.

  49. Post update

    Nadal 5-7 6-3 4-6 0-2 Brown*

    Marion Bartoli

    2013 Wimbledon champion

    "The grass has changed. The way the ball bounces on the grass has changed, and it really does not favour Rafa.

    "The top spin he plays really doesn't help him, the ball is just sitting perfectly for players to pounce on and since it is harder to defend on grass, he is not having the long rallies like on clay."

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    Matt McGladrigan: What is it with Nadal, the second round and massive hitters? Insane tennis right now.

    Kate Lynham: Such entertaining tennis in the Brown/Nadal game. So different to the powerhouse baseliners we have at the moment. What a game!

    Edward Ditchfield: I'm tired watching Brown, and I've not played a 5-set doubles match. Can he keep this up?!?

  52. Post update

    *Nadal 5-7 6-3 4-6 0-2 Brown


    Dustin Brown wants this match in bed well before this purple patch runs dry. He wallops his way to 40-0, Nadal nibbles back a point, but there is no more meat on the bone for the two-time champ.

    Centre Court rapt. The annual first-week Rafa blow-out is becoming quite a tradition after Rosol, Darcis and Krygios.

  53. Brown breaks

    Nadal 5-7 6-3 4-6 0-1 Brown*

    Dustin Brown is not backward in coming forward. The German advances behind a nothing-much slice forehand and wins the point.

    Rafael Nadal, perhaps at a bit of loss tactically, has a bash at the same. Brown slugs a fine double-handed backhand punch down the line for a winner.

    Deuce. Rafa swaying on the ropes, jaw wide open and Brown swinging big haymaking forehands. Break point Brown. A mammoth rally. Rafa tries to lasso his way to safety, but ropes in a dud. A forehand between the tramlines and now it would almost be a Rafa win that would be the shock result...

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    Paul Robinson: This is the best tennis match I have ever seen. Brown vs Nadal

    Jack Shannon‏: I am mesmerised by what is happening on Centre Court :)

    Aaron Kynaston: All I can say is wow, this is a fantastic game of tennis #NadalvsBrown

  55. Who is Dustin Brown?

    Dustin Brown

    He could be on course for a big shock at Wimbledon, but how much do you know about Dustin Brown?

    The German, whose highest ranking was 78th in the world in June 2014, competes mainly on the ATP Challenger Tour.

    His best performance at a Grand Slam was reaching the third round of Wimbledon in 2013, beating Lleyton Hewitt in the second round before losing to France's Adrian Mannarino.

  56. Post update

    Andrew Castle

    BBC tennis commentator

    "Who was Dustin Brown before this? Playing in Challengers and smaller events. He lived in a campervan for three years. Nadal makes more money sometimes in a week than Brown has made in a career of 13 years."

  57. Post update

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

    "I wouldn't want to change the momentum now. I suspect he will be back quickly but why stop now.

    "How are you liking this match out there, folks? Brown has flair, talent, seemingly has it all. What is missing? How can he be 102nd in the world?"

  58. Game and third set

    *Nadal 5-7 6-3 4-6 Brown

    Softly, softly, catchy Rafa.

    Dustin Brown carefully pats away a volley into open court to set up 40-15 and two set points. The serve is as indecipherable as hieroglyphics to Nadal though. His return floats into the top of the net and he is backed up to the cliff edge.

  59. Post update

    Nadal 5-7 6-3 4-5 Brown*

    Rafael Nadal holds to love in a twinkle. But the next game is the one we are waiting for. Brown to serve for the third set and put Nadal in a deep deep hole.

  60. Post update

    *Nadal 5-7 6-3 3-5 Brown

    Dustin Brown

    Dustin Brown is flaying the fuzz off the ball with his whippy forehand and slapping serve. Rafael Nadal is getting a hefty dose of the medicine he served up in the first week at Wimbledons past.

    The Spaniard gets to deuce, but Brown is raining down meteor-like serves. The fastest of the day seals the game and pops up the waggy finger of celebration from Brown.

  61. Post update

    Nadal 5-7 6-3 3-4 Brown*

    Rafael Nadal is sleepwalking around Centre Court. The feet have stopped moving, the mental cogs are jammed and the racquet arm is as jerky as Bernhard Langer's yippy-era putter stroke.

    But somehow he had managed to cling to his serve, winning the final point as the ball tip-toes along the net cord and drops Brown's side.

    He is still only a single break down, but make no mistake, he is deep in trouble here.

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  63. Post update

    *Nadal 5-7 6-3 2-4 Brown

    Confirmation has come in that Dustin Brown's tattoo is of legendary reggae singer Dennis Brown.

    I'm not familiar with his work I'm afraid, but Dustin must be a fan, that is not a minor piece of inkwork on his side.

    The German has held serve to consolidate his break.

  64. Post update

    Nadal 5-7 6-3 2-3 Brown*

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

    "Once you lose that aura it is hard to get it back and at the moment that aura is not there for Rafael Nadal. Players feel it and can feed off it. Dustin Brown is electrifying right now. He is not intimidated and you'd have to say this is the best he has played."

  65. Post update

    Nadal 5-7 6-3 2-3 Brown*

    Andrew Castle

    BBC tennis commentator

    "There is no bigger fan of Rafael Nadal than me, but is he lost at the moment, and will he gain that aura back again?"

  66. Post update

    Nadal 5-7 6-3 2-3 Brown*

    Dustin Brown

    Dustin Brown with break point and a look at a Rafael Nadal's second serve. Big moment this. And Brown has rummaged around in the kitchen cupboard and pulled out the frying pan.

    From his crouching position, he pats an orthodox return into the tap.

    Another chance for the German. A more usual return. Into the net he goes. Nadal stretching. Ooph! A lovely delicate cushioned volley, sucks the sting out of a Nadal forehand and dies dead on the 2008 champion's side.

    A break for Brown.

  67. Post update

    Troicki 6-4 3-6 6-2 6-4 Bedene

    Sam Smith

    Former British number one on BBC TV

    "There is a lot to come out of this. Bedene can be far more aggressive on the ball. He has to read the match a lot better, he could have been two sets ahead.

    "Today he lost the match in the first set, he was two breaks up and didn't finish it off."

  68. Post update

    Troicki 6-4 3-6 6-2 6-4 Bedene

    There was generous applause for Aljaz Bedene's efforts from the court 12 crowd and his bank account will be £47,000 healthier when that prizemoney cheque lands.

  69. Game, set and match

    Troicki 6-4 3-6 6-2 6-4 Bedene


    A win over wily old Radek Stepanek. A set taken off 22nd seed Viktor Troicki. That is none too shabby as a first Wimbledon as a Briton goes.

    Aljaz Bedene bows out disappointed, but I think he will reflect on his campaign positively when he gets the chance.

  70. Post update

    Troicki 6-4 3-6 6-2 5-4 Bedene

    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    "Let's go Ali, let's go!" The full repertoire has now been sung by the court 12 choir as they encourage Britain's newest home hope Aljaz Bedene. But it looks to be fruitless - Troicki is serving for the match.

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    Nadal 5-7 6-3 Brown

  72. Friday's order of play

    Centre Court - 13:00 BST

    1 Grigor Dimitrov (Bul) [11] v Richard Gasquet (Fra) [21]

    2 Novak Djokovic (Ser) [1] v Bernard Tomic (Aus) [27]

    3 Serena Williams (USA) [1] v Heather Watson (GB) 7

  73. Post update

    The order of play is in for tomorrow and there are no prizes for guessing who has got top slot on a day that the British number one plays the top seed.

  74. Post update

    Sam Smith

    Former British number one on BBC TV

    "It will be very interesting if Bedene does get the chance to play Davis Cup, because he will get a little more time to be around Andy Murray, and Andy is having a big impact on our British players."

  75. Game and second set

    Nadal 5-7 6-3 Brown

    Dustin Brown recovers a set point with a serve that popped and fizzed like rock candy.

    But he is back under the cosh as Rafael Nadal whips down the line for a winner. A limp volley into the middle of the net seals the German's fate.

    One set all.

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    Paul Thompson: In relation to seeing more of players' personalities, are we in danger of making them too bland or could they do more.

    Tom Jeffery: If Gael Monfils played Dustin Brown it would be the best and craziest match eve.

  77. "I want the truth!" "You can't handle the truth!"

    Andy Murray

    He's here, he's there, he's everywhere. It isn't difficult to keep tabs on Andy Murray during Wimbledon fortnight. "In the BBC studio with Sue after the match, thanks for all the support so far," he posted on Instagram.

  78. Bee stops play

    Troicki 6-4 3-6 6-2 4-3 Bedene

    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    Play is momentarily paused by the umpire because of an intruder on court three - a big bumble bee. The pesky insect bothers one of the line judges, who is forced into evasive action by jumping to his feet and leaving his seat.

    The action resumes - and then comes the real sting. Troicki breaks Bedene's serve to eye up a smooth passage into round three.

  79. Post update

    Nadal 5-7 5-3 Brown

    Dustin Brown

    Dustin Brown has just had a change of shirt on Centre Court revealing a sizeable tattoo across his left side. Any guesses who it is of?

    It looks a bit like one of those computer predictions of what you will look like 40 years in the future.

    Its owner remains a break behind in the second set.

  80. Post update

    Troicki 6-4 3-6 6-2 4-2

    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    Aljaz Bedene's adventure past the opening round of a Grand Slam is entering choppy waters. The adopted Briton has plenty of decent qualities - but this Serbian character is no mug.

    Viktor Troicki, a former world number 12 no less, is damaging Bedene with some pounding serves and accurate baseline winners. Now he is one set away from reaching the Wimbledon third round for a fourth time.

  81. Post update

    Caroline Wozniacki practises with an American football ahead of her match

    "Forty, forty, hut! Go long! Give it to the Fridge!"

    Caroline Wozniacki has been warming down by lobbing around the old pigskin after her straight-sets win over Denisa Allertova earlier today.

  82. Can they make it three?

    Troicki 6-4 3-6 6-2 2-2 Bedene*


    Looking tough now for Aljaz Bedene but it's not over yet. He's battling away over on court 12...

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    Michael Clothier: #dustinbrown is playing incredible tennis to think he doesn't have a coach. Just wow.

    James K: Dustin Brown's aggressive style and outrageous reactions are so brilliant to watch! Forcing Nadal into so many errors.

    Samantha Walsh: I will still class today as a good day if Bedene joins Murray and Ward. However I did just drop my car keys down the drain...

  84. Post update

    Kheredine Idessane

    BBC Scotland

    Bad news. Andreas Seppi has beaten Andy Murray on grass. Good news. It was back in 2006. And Murray has won all six matches since...

    Andreas Seppi
  85. Latest results

    An uneventful day at the office for 13th seed Jo Wilfried Tsonga who has put way Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-3 6-4 6-4.

    The Frenchman will play either Ivo Karlovic or Alexandr Dolgopolov. Dolgopolov has won the first set of their meeting out on court 18.

    Sixth seed Tomas Berdych is serving for the match at two sets to love up on Nicolas Mahut on court three.

  86. Game, set and match

    Seppi 4-6 6-4 6-7 (3-7) 6-1 5-1 Coric

    Andy Murray will face 25th seed Andreas Seppi in the third round after the Italian finally edges past Croatia teenager Borna Coric in five sets.

  87. "Like a player from another era"

    Nadal 5-7 2-1 Brown

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC TV


    "This is what you would have seen more often in the old days - guys battling to get as close as they can to the net where they might be able to turn the odds in their favour. Brown is playing like a player from another era. Maybe he will get some kids watching and thinking maybe you can succeed playing this way."

  88. Nadal breaks

    Nadal 5-7 2-1 Brown

    Rafael Nadal

    Nadal isn't a man who can be killed off easily. The Spaniard breaks early in the second set and, suddenly, the pressure is all on Brown. Can he entertain and battle back?

  89. Murray the godfather

    Andy Murray and James Ward

    Andy Murray has confirmed the godfather-like role that he has amongst the other British men in the Wimbledon locker room.

    The Scot says he spoke to Aljaz Bedene's coach James Davidson to pass on some tactical thoughts ahead of his first-round win over Radek Stepanek and has pretty regular debriefs with Kyle Edmund and James Ward about their own games.

    "I'm not just doing it so I can say I really want to help them, I'm doing it because I'm friends with them," said the Scot. "I get on well with them, they're people I like. I genuinely care whether they win or lose the matches."

  90. Post update

    Seppi 4-6 6-4 6-7 (3-7) 6-1 5-1 Coric

    It looks like Andy Murray will be facing Italian 25th seed Andreas Seppi in the third round. Seppi is a double break up in the fifth and deciding set against Borna Coric and about to serve for victory.

  91. Banderas with a bird's eye view

    As if there wasn't enough star dust in this match. Hollywood actor Antonio Banderas is on Centre Court, watching Rafael Nadal play Dustin Brown, and what a match it is. 

  92. Post update

    Nadal 5-7 Brown

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

    "Nadal cannot believe he is in another battle, or maybe he can. Brown is looking relaxed and confident. How can anyone not enjoy what we are seeing so far?"

  93. Post update

    Troicki 6-4 3-6 4-2 Bedene*

    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    Sitting within spitting distance of the umpire's chair in the second row, I can not-so-exclusively reveal that it isn't THAT hot on court. Although I'm not wheezing across court trying to return 120mph serves and cute drop-shots.

    Sweaty Slovenian-born Briton Aljaz Bedene is begging for the towel after almost every point. Opponent Viktor Troicki is less lathered - the Serb looking ice cool as he celebrates winning a key break in this third set.

  94. Post update

    Andrew Castle

    BBC tennis commentator

    "That has to be the most interesting set I have seen at this championship. Superb. A big name under big threat."

  95. Game and first set

    Nadal 5-7 Brown

    We're at set point, Brown's second, and silence descends on Centre Court, spectators are shuffling uneasily in their seats. Brown with a booming backhand return, Nadal can't move his feet in unison, it sounds as if he whacks his shin. Oof. The Spaniards caves in. Brown punches the air. What a set.

    Dustin Brown
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    Denise Chester: This is just delightful from #Dreddy a pleasure to watch.

  97. Post update

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

    "This could be one of the all-time best sets we have seen at Wimbledon."

  98. Post update

    *Nadal 5-6 Brown

    Rafael Nadal chases down a dreamy drop shot from Dustin Brown. The Spaniard gets there, but the lanky Brown stretches out an arm, Inspector Gadget style, and beats the two-time champion with a volley. Nadal with a slapped forehand into the net. Set point Brown! An intake of breath from the spectators - a fifth ace of the match from Rafa comes to his rescue. To deuce we go.

  99. Post update

    *Nadal 5-6 Brown

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

    Dustin Brown

    "It will be tough to beat Roger's hot dog shot but that would be a strong effort, top five for the day certainly. This guy hasn't even reached journeyman status. He is unbelievable. Love watching him.

    "When you come up against guys like this, you have to come in with the mindset to be as prepared as possible and do your thing and deal with whatever they give you.

    "I don't think I have ever seen a guy play with this abandon. Shooting from the hip."

  100. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Shohidur Rahman Why do these lower ranked players always play out of their lives against Nadal at Wimbledon????

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    Dan Gibbs: @DreddyTennis is by far the most fun tennis player to watch in this Wimbledon campaign

  101. Sweaty souvenir for Camilla

    Camilla Duchess of Cornwall

    News from Andy Murray's press conference and it appears that the Duchess of Cornwall will be heading back to Highgrove with a sweaty souvenir.

    "I heard that she was coming today. I saw her briefly after the match," said Andy Murray following his win over Robin Haase.

    "But the wristband actually hit the chairman of Wimbledon. He was there with her. Normally you see who catches it. Then the Duchess opened up her bag and my wristband was in there, so he obviously had given it to her."

  102. Post update

    Troicki 6-4 3-6 0-1 Bedene

    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    Line judge

    Not sure how you become a Wimbledon line judge but it looks a pleasant life. An hour's work done - time for a cup of tea. The nine ladies and gents tasked with staring at a line of white paint are replaced by another nine equally snazzily-dressed officials at the changeover.

  103. Game and second set

    Troicki 6-4 3-6 Bedene

    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    Aljaz Bedene

    "Ali? Oi! Ali? Oi! Ali? Ali? Ali? Oi! Oi! Oi!" These tennis fans are a rowdy bunch. In a good way of course. Aljaz Bedene - sorry, Ali Bedene - hears plenty of vocal support ringing in his ears as he marches back out on equal terms with 22nd seed Viktor Troicki.

  104. Post update

    Nadal 4-4 Brown

    Dustin Brown

    The Duchess of Cornwall has yet to appear in the Royal Box for this match, but Camilla is missing a treat. Big hitting from big Dustin Brown, matching Nadal for power and overshadowing him in terms of style. The Spaniard, though, tigerish as always and serves solidly to level in the first set.

  105. Bye bye Kei

  106. Wozniacki 'pumped'

  107. Post update

    Nadal 3-3 Brown

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

    "I have watched tennis since 1977, even before, and I have never seen a guy drop shot or drop volley as much as Dustin Brown has in these early games."

  108. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Phillip Marchment: I haven't watched Dustin Brown in a few years. I'd forgotten how fun he is to watch.

    Cam: Move over Monfils, Dustin Brown is the real entertainer.

    MasterHale: Dustin Brown is the king of the drop shot - had 10 in four games!

  109. Post update

    Troicki 6-4 3-5 Bedene

    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    Wooooo! Vocal chords are stretched by the home crowd for the first time in a while. Aljaz Bedene has toiled for a breakthrough in this second set - but clinches it at the third attempt in the fourth game of the second set.

    That's jolted the courtside fans, probably feeling a bit weary and hungry as we approach tea time, into life again.

  110. BBC coverage


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  111. Post update

    Troicki 6-4 3-4 Bedene*

    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    Weather at Wimbledon

    Now, I'm not expecting any sympathy from those of you stuck in the office but...the Wimbledon weather isn't up to its previously high standard.

    Grey clouds are gathering over the commentary box at the end of court 12, with the odd injection of sun bursting through the cover. Throw in a gentle breeze and these are decent playing conditions.

  112. Meltdown alert

    Benoit Paire kicks out

    Sometimes, in the heat of the moment when the pressure is intense, red mist descends. Benoit Paire was earlier warned for kicking a line judge's chair but the Frenchman's petulance did not kick start him into action as he went on to lose 6-2 6-4 3-6 3-6 3-6 in the second round. You can watch him in action here.

    Benoit Paire
  113. Post update

    Nadal 2-1 Brown

    Dustin Brown is the proud owner of a winning record against Rafael Nadal. Granted, they've only played once...

  114. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Tommo Davies: Brown is ridiculous! What an opening game for him on centre court against Rafa!

    Joe Canavan: Dustin Brown vs Rafa Nadal, this is going to be fun.

  115. Game, set and match

    Madison Keys

    Madison Keys edges past Elizaveta Kulichkova of Russia 6-4 7-6. The American will now meet Germany's Tatjana Maria in the last 32 after she overcomes Ying-Ying Duan of China 1-6 6-2 10-8.

  116. Tough ask for Rafa

    *Nadal 0-1 Brown

    Lindsay Davenport

    1999 Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

    "Rafael Nadal is in a position he is not too familiar with. He was hurt last year, he has come back this year and he has probably had some little injuries but nothing major and he still has not played that well.

    "Now it is a real question about his confidence and his level. He plays so physically in practice and matches and his body has started to break down. Grass will be tough on him from here on out, it really bothers his knee and today he is playing against a player who likes the big stage, who likes the show court."

  117. Game and first set

    Troicki 6-4 1-1 Bedene

    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    Aljaz Bedene

    "Come on Ali! Come on Jaz!" It seems the British crowd aren't sure which nickname to use for their latest import.

    No matter - they're trying to rally him as he serves to stay in the opening set. Unfortunately, it doesn't help as Bedene's service game crumbles, Troicki gobbling up one of his three break points with an unstoppable smash.

  118. Dustin ready for Rafa

    Dustin Brown

    Dustin Brown speaking earlier: "I am feeling good. It was a long doubles yesterday but I had a good sleep, ate good food so I am looking forward to the match.

    "I've had a good warm-up and looking forward to it now. We will have to see if everything comes together tonight."

  119. Post update

    Tim Henman

    Former British number one on BBC TV

    "Rafa has had a difficult season. He has not played the consistent tennis we expect from him, but he has won here before, he won on grass in Stuttgart earlier this season so he will be keen to build momentum.

    "Rafa has had a dip in form. He didn't win a clay court title this year and it will be interesting to see how he gets on. Dustin Brown will entertain the crowd. He has some big shots and it will be interesting to see how this match goes."

  120. Nadal v Brown set to begin

    Rafael Nadal and Dustin Brown are warming up on Centre Court. Rafa keeping a close eye on a moonball and whacking it back at his opponent. The Royal Box is empty but we're sure the great and the good will return to watch one of the game's greats.

  121. Post update

    *Troicki 5-4 Bedene

    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    The hardy press photographers are busily snapping away on the side of court 12. They know a story could be brewing here.

    While Aljaz Bedene's face probably won't appear on the back pages if he beats 22nd seed Viktor Troicki, you will certainly see his mug printed somewhere inside as you munch your cornflakes.

    Wimbledon 2015
  122. Hot dawg!

    Federer 6-4 6-2 6-2 Querrey

    Wimbledon 2015: Roger Federer's outrageous 'hot dog' lob

    Perhaps the highlight of Roger Federer's performance was this obscene shot, which is being described as a "hot-dog lob". "It just felt like I had the time, but it can look a bit silly if you don't win the point," said Federer of his audacious piece of skill which got the better of Querrey.

  123. Post update

    Troicki 4-4 Bedene

    Barry Davies

    BBC Sport Commentator

    "That's very disappointing to break a seeded player twice in one set and still be in danger of losing it - that's disappointing to put it mildly."

  124. Post update

    Tim Henman

    Former British number one on BBC TV

    "Once Roger Federer gets into his rhythm he is playing the kind of tennis that makes you think he can be around for a good few years on the grass court.

    "Querrey is about 35 in the world about now, he knows his way around a grass court. He came in with a bit of form and I think when you saw Federer's reaction early on - there were a few 'come ons' - he knew he had to be intense and once he got that first break he was free-wheeling and showing us all his shots."

    "At the age of 33, five sets on clay or hard is hard on the body but on grass it is slightly easier. I still put him in with a good chance."

  125. Federer 'very happy'

    "I'm very happy with the way I played the first two matches," says Roger Federer after his victory. "I guess there's also a little bit of relief that I'm also playing well at Wimbledon.

    "Sam's a good player, he's had a good run on the grass. The first set was tough, he was serving very well and I didn't know how long he was keeping it up so the first break was crucial."

  126. Six out of six for Federer

    Federer 6-4 6-2 6-2 Querrey

    Tim Henman

    Former British number one on BBC TV

    "Roger Federer will be delighted with his performance in the first two rounds. Six sets played, six sets won and through to the third round."

  127. Federer into third round

    Federer 6-4 6-2 6-2 Querrey

    Jonathan Overend

    BBC Radio 5 live presenter

    "Roger Federer really enjoyed himself today. Seven-time champion on this Centre Court and he was in terrific form. What might still be ahead, at the age of 33. Could he win this one more time?"

  128. Game, set and match

    Federer 6-4 6-2 6-2 Querrey

    Roger Federer

    And Centre Court rises in unison as Sam Querrey biffs a return into the tramlines. Roger Federer raises his arm in salute to his admiring fans, even the Duchess of Cornwall looks starry-eyed as she gazes on.

  129. Post update

    Tim Henman

    Former British number one on BBC TV

    "There have been some great stories over the years and when you see these top players in fine form it is a pleasure to watch. Federer has been first class today. His movement has been so fluid. To see him moving out wide and getting back to the middle as well as he is bodes well for this fortnight."

  130. Post update

    Federer 6-4 6-2 5-2

    Whoops and hollers as Roger Federer strides towards the service line to serve for the match. These Centre Court patrons adore the seven-time champion. They purr every shot. Applaud his every movement.

  131. Bedene breaks

    Troicki 1-2 Bedene

    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    "Come on the Brit," shouts one woman behind me as Aljaz Bedene nicks the first break.

    Few more of those and they'll definitely be referring to the Slovenian-born world number 75 as 'Our Ali' by the end of the day.

  132. Post update

    Petra Kvitova spends longer in an ice bath than she does on court... 

  133. Who is Querrey's doppelganger?

    Get involved #bbctennis

    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty agrees with Jock Jamieson Black...

  134. Post update

    Troicki 1-1 Bedene

    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    "The name of Aljaz Bedene might not be imprinted on the brain of your average British sports fan quite yet, but it has entered the consciousness of the Wimbledon tennis fans

    "Court 12, with a two-row stand running down one side and a much larger seating area opposite, is almost full to capacity as the newest home player tries to impress the SW19 crowd.

    "So far so good, as he briefly threatens the Troicki serve before comfortably holding."

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  136. Post update

    Federer 6-4 6-2 3-2 Querrey

    Jeff Tarango

    Former professional tennis player on BBC Radio 5 live

    "I have to complement Sam Querrey here even though he is losing. He is consistently hitting the ball hard and has upped his game against Roger. If he plays like this all the time then he'll be in the Top 20 perennially. Being on Centre Court has raised Querrey's game."

  137. Post update

    Federer 6-4 6-2 3-2 Querrey

    Aren't hobnobs a messy biscuit to eat. Crumbs all over the keyboard. It feels wrong to be so sloppy and dishevelled when watching the pristine Roger Federer produce one exquisite shot after another. The Swiss has his easel out on Centre Court today, painting broad, beautiful strokes, and he's already broken Querrey in the third set.

  138. Latest scores

    Seppi 4-6 6-4 3-0 Coric

    Andy Murray is not a lot closer to finding out who his last-32 opponent will be.

    Italian 25th seed Andreas Seppi is slowly wrestling control back from highly-rated 18-year-old Borna Coric on court seven.

    Croatian Coric would not be a soft touch though if he does end up winning. The teenager is ranked 39th in the world and beat Rafael Nadal in Basel last year.

  139. Game, set and match

    Lleyton Hewitt is trying to wring every last moment out of his final Wimbledon. The veteran Australian and compatriot Thanasi Kokkinakis recover from two sets down to win their gentlemen's doubles first-round meeting with 15th seeds Marin Draganja and Henri Kontinen 6-7 3-6 7-6 6-2 8-6. Former F1 driver Mark Webber, who was watching is compatriot on court 14, will be pleased with that result.

  140. Get involved via #thingslongerthanakvitovamatch

    Petra Kvitova

    Petra Kvitova has spent a total of just 89 minutes on court so far at SW19. Her first round match? Done and dusted in 35 minutes. Second round? 54 minutes. No longer, no less. Football matches last longer. It would even take more time to fly from London to Dublin. A Christmas special Coronation Street wouldn't be finished before a Kvitova match. But what else takes longer than a Kvitova match? Tweet us using the hashtag #thingslongerthanakvitovamatch

  141. Post update

    Federer 6-4 6-2 Querrey

    Justine Henin

    Seven-time Grand Slam champion on BBC Radio 5 live

    "I think Roger is among the top three or four favourites to win the tournament. How many times have people said it is the end of Roger and every time he has come back with a surprise? He is still playing at a very high level, especially on grass. He wants one more title and is prepared for it, physically he is in good shape. We have to count him for the championship."

  142. Post update

    Federer 6-4 5-2 Querrey