Quarter-Finals Queen's


Quarter-Finals

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, there is no way that Andy Murray can fail to win this. Not with Andy

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Roddick here. That is phenomenal. You are both wrong, Rafa Nadal is

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the best player in the world. End of. Murray with the crowd behind

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him will be unstoppable. He will win it again. OK, so his Rafa Nadal.

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He is desperate to win again. Big deal, my boy Andy Roddick has won

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this four times. Count them... Enough of this, who is it going to

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be? What about James Ward?! Andrew Cassell says one of me is enough!

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thought three was bad and then there was a 4th on! I argue with

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myself most mornings. Plenty to argue about because we're having an

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argument with the weather. The covers are on the court so there

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was no immediate chance of playing right now. We have been told now

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the weather team that it is going to be unsettled this afternoon and

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there should be a dry period coming up very shortly. After that, we

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could get the odd shower so it is going to be another frustrating day.

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As soon as that tend is deflated, in about 45 minutes the players

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will be on. Fernando Verdasco, up against Andy Roddick and it was the

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four-times champion who has never lost in the quarter-finals at these

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championships. And then Marin Cilic against Andy Murray. That's another

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tough one. And Rafa Nadal against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. We have six of

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the top eight players through. And James Ward, or Sam Querrey. You

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might have been watching that on the Red Button last night. The

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winner will be 4th on. They will restart the match as soon as play

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gets under way on Court No. 1. We will be alive to see the completion

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of that. I will not give the score a way so you will have a choice of

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either James Ward and Sam Querrey or if you want to watch Fernando

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Verdasco and Andy Roddick, that is on the Red Button. You will not

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talk about James Ward. We have plenty to come. I was arguing with

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myself but they have all looked good but who has impressed the

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most? I thought Andy Roddick. I liked the way he has played. And

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for me, he has the freshness. He looks so eager out there. I have

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been very impressed with his serve but I love his backhand passing

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shots. He is moving well. Rafa Nadal and Andy Murray have played

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well but there is fatigue. It would not be human if not. For me, Andy

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Roddick, fresh as a daisy and he is really up for this. You heard what

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he said after beating Lopez in the first round, he was hungry and he

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wanted matches. Fitness against freshness. His mind is fully

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engaged. He has had two good matches already. Andy Roddick will

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be delighted with his grass-court season. And against Fernando

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Verdasco, you would favour him on this court? He is dangerous. He has

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not had a great year. But he loves the big stage, he is flashy, he

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loves being out of. I don't think Andy Roddick will win this easily.

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Rafa Nadal said last night, after that tough one, that he was

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fatigued. It did not show, he raced through the last few sets? He got

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into the third set and up to his pace. He had to get the job done

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and he rattled through the third set. It was like a highlights show.

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He just let rip. His movement was good. He was digging from a very

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deep place. Can we used the word knackered? He is just walking on

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instinct. Double-faulting. He missed that couple of forehands. It

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was not the player we know. It was a good effort to come here and win

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matches but I do not know how much you really wants to be here until

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later on and he is so competitive, he will hang in. Andy Murray, he

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was good and he said the ankle was feeling as good as it has felt so

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far. I thought he played superbly. There was a little wobble at the

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start. Once he got that focus, we saw that all-round player. The

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genius that he has, I loved it. But I am not sure if his tank is full.

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It is just below and he is really fighting hard to stay in these

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matches. Doing well so far. No matter what happens, he has played

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enough tennis and he hopes he went -- I hope he wins. But he looks

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like he will need a rest. If it does not happen, he has played

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enough matches to be a big threat at Wimbledon. He had a good clay-

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court season. Semi-finals a two big tournaments. The Masters 1000

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series. He should have beaten Djokovic in Rome. Some wonderful

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runs at the semi-finals in France. He played a very good match. He had

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chances. He certainly did and defeat had a set, who knows what

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might have happened. But it was an excellent run, another Grand Slam

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semi-final at we know everything about Andy Murray now. What you'll

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find out in the next three weeks is if he has it appear. We all hope so.

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What about Marin Cilic? He seems to be coming back? He had that win

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against and he at the US Open and if you look at those other matches,

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it is 5 - 1. This is his favourite serve. He is only 22. It feels like

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he has been out forever. 15 years old, dangerous, big serve, big

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backhand. It'll be tough. I think so as well. The same thing, we look

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at these numbers. All the facts. 22 years old. We were writing him off.

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He has been quite consistent, he is just one match short here or there.

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He is ready to ignite. 22, you are allowed ups and downs. He will be a

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factor in three or four years. We're going to go to that match

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from yesterday, James Ward and Sam Querrey. It will be one of those

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frustrating days so please send us e-mails. Keep us entertained. And

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any messages for the players because if we get some rain delays,

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we will go behind the scenes. We will meet some of the officials,

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journalists and players. Do send us all of your thoughts. Any issues

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that you might have. Out here, it is getting drier. People beginning

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to take their seats. Certainly looking more promising that it was

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half an hour ago and certainly brighter. It's a wonderful social

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occasion. They are looking more settled in the bar! These are the

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members seats and if you don't get in there quick, someone else will.

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You have to stay there. And this is a terrific order of play. Once the

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tent has deflated, it's about 45 minutes until the start of life

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play. We have so much to bring you, and we will start with Britain's No.

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2, James Ward, he is up against the defending champion, p1 macro.

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Centre Court last night. The defending champion took the first

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set and we joined at the start of start to add up. He needs to

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control himself a little bit. Not turned out to be a great drop-shot.

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The racquet had just turned in his hand. He could not miss it. James

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Ward had not anticipated that. It would have to be a very good shot

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fault. That is particularly bad. And this is the early break that

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has to be avoided for James Ward. Otherwise, it's a very long way

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0 - 30. That big first serve came That was a correction from the

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umpire. We have been told at first serve from Sam Querrey was good,

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just by 1 mm. You could have happy with that. That is the one

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that you analyse afterwards. You have to make your opponent played

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on a shop like that. -- shot like things that make the difference

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when there is a difference in rankings. Those different spheres

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of the tennis world. It is all Ward. You can just see that motion.

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That was a good ball toss. Just in front nicely, arching and reaching

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up. Good snap on the ball. That is is mixing it all round. Some body

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serves. He has those bases and Extem. Not giving Sam Querrey the

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same pattern. The second serve, not from James Ward. And that second

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shot, not really on to go for the already this week. And at this time

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of the evening, they were some moisture appearing on the grass. --

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Sam Querrey. James Ward is creating half chances. But she has to turn

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into full chances. -- which he has second serve down. Rightly punished

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by James Ward. Yes, that was 84 mph. There was some cake on the ball.

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James Ward dealt with that fairly Mannarino, who came through against

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doing the important thing. Keeping his nose in front. This is after

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that based on the second serve from James Ward. Sam Querrey looked over

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to his coaching section and smiled slightly. It looked to me like,

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what is this fellow doing here, serving aces? He does not know who

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James Ward really is. He does not expect someone of his ranking to be

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this cooler air. And the light is fading. It is about 8:30pm now. And

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the James Ward can take this into the third set... Sam Querrey

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30. He is being handed some chances, James Ward. Sam Querrey, that was a

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poor forehand. He really rushed That was... The overhead was not

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favourite side. What a chance. made a great return of serve.

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Brought it back into play. Just a took advantage. I like the way that

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he is certain to block a lot of these first serves and get the ball

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Ward! There is a roar for the Englishman. And from most of those

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inside this evening, they see that the defending champion has been

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broken. Some wonderful returns from James Ward. Just digging that ball

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back. Sam Querrey, guilty in that game of some really loose forehands.

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He knows he is in for the match, not at the races at the moment.

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Well, well. This has turned around. The flag is flying high for the

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British number two. The feeling has turned around with that one breaks.

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Something about the energy of the crowd. He will feet off that.

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a combination. A great effort from James Ward here but for some

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Querrey, the experienced player, who has been around a lot longer at

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this level, he looks like he is comfortably comfortable --

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reasonably comfortable, and then he plays two games way he loses his

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focus, and when you are playing against somebody ranked lower than

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you, he is playing a British player with the crowd support, you cannot

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give them a chance to get into the match. He has lost his

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concentration, and now he is in a do with his arm, but the first

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service, the first point was that 120, and this last one has been at

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chance for Querrey. Ward has not was good placement. Well, a big

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What a moment, this is where he shows us if he can handle the

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pressure, the tension, the noise rally. It is the serve that James

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Saunders round generally. But he And he is. Might as well. Very

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this into a third, Querrey is still stretching out there darn. -- that

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A lovely touch. And more roaring from James Ward, met by the

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And there it is! I think Querrey might stop here, you know. I think

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you might be right. He is saying something. Instant call for the

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trainer. Disappointing signs for Querrey, but positive signs of

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encouragement for James Ward. SUE BARKER: One set all and looking

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at the umpire, the decision was made they would not be able to

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finish the match because of bad light.

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So it was an inspired performance from James Ward and the defending

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champion, his form has dipped. He is in trouble with an injury as

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well. That was last night, and this is today. It is looking a lot

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brighter, with a bit of sunshine over the club, and the court is

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ready for play. Centre Court. And on Court Number One. Because of the

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weather forecast earlier about the showers that Todd due -- that a

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review, there have been a few changes to the line-up. So, in

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Centre Court, or it will start with Andy Roddick the four time champion

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up against Fernando Verdasco, but the second match will be Rafa Nadal

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against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. It means that Court 1, James Ward and

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Sam Querrey, they will start in a moment, but the Andy Murray match

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has been moved to Court Number One. His quarter-final against Marin

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Cilic. There might be some question marks about that, but Rafael Nadal

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is the world number one and I suppose you have to give him a bit

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of credit, and he will be on Centre Court. We will move a few cameras

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here, so whatever you want to watch, you can follow it on the red button

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or on BBC Two. Certainly at the moment if you want to watch Andy

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Roddick, that match will start on the red button, because we will now

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head over to Court Number One. They say the players will be on court in

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Let's get some comments on the decision. In some ways, Andy Murray,

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the crowd will not be that happy he has been moved away from Centre

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Court. It is going to be a test. We had a situation in the French Open

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when Djokovic was playing del Potro and they were forced on and it

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didn't look like they were going to get the main court so they were put

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on another court and the crowd left, they poured out, because that was

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the match they wanted to see. They broke through the barriers to see

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the match they wanted. I don't think that will happen here.

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all those tickets are sold anyway. Exactly. You couldn't do that in

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the French, but they did anyway. It is simply a decision, and you can

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agree with it or not. What are you going to do? Are you going to put

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Roddick and Verdasco over there? Roddick and Verdasco were prepared

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to play at 12:30pm, so they got here the same as Querrey and Ward

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did to start their match, and it is unfair to say to them they will

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play later because they have eaten and they should be first. So the

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choice is Nadal or Murray. And it is tricky. So is Nadal popular --

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more popular than Murray? He is the top seed, world number one, but the

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bottom line is the matches need to be played today. They do. And they

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are experienced. They are not amateurs. They have seen the

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weather forecast for the next few days. They have got to get these

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matches through so they have thought about it and it was a tough

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decision and I agree with you, the respect for Nadal, number one, have

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they have got to do that. A few people here might get upset, but...

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It will all be explained by Chris Kermode. They will explain it to

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the players. Nobody will cause a fuss over this. Going back to James

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Ward, you were calling that match last night and you were not so sure

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they should have come off, they could have played on. I think the

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referee said he thought there was only 10 minutes' play. But I

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thought there was at least another half an hour left. It would have

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helped James because Sam Querrey, his arm was definitely hurting him.

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He was rolling his serve in at about 118 instead of 130. James had

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the momentum going. It is a pity he had to stop from his point of view,

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and Querrey wanted to stop, so the referee had to make that decision.

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They didn't think they could finish the set in the allotted time. But I

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think they might have some of it in but the decision was right.

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players didn't rush last night. Nadal rushed last word. As the

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moisture settles, it gets slippery. -- Nadal rushed last night. Querrey

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would have gone straight into see the physio because if it is an

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elbow or whatever else was hurting him, he needs to serve well. That

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is his weapon. The pressure is on him. He's playing somebody who is

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200 something in the world. And the best computer total was the best

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ever that he had last year. That is at the top of his list and they

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count all the tournaments and this is the top one. You feel that sort

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of pressure. James, of course, did well last year at Eastbourne, and

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he has got a title to defend. There is a last -- there is a lot to

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defend. What a massive win that would be for him. Back-to-back! We

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have seen in the past where players have snuck out a good win on grass

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but what followed it up. Andy Murray mention that that after

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James Ward's winner, let's hope he can carry it on and not get excited

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about that result. Well, he has played well, and he is close. This

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is a shoot-out on grass. The way he's serving, he has got to fancy

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his chances. Here they come. This is terrific news for everyone to

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see play under way. They got here earlier. Some fantastic matches. So

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many of the top seeds through to the quarter-finals and Andy Roddick

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is a very popular player here as well and this is going to be a very

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fascinating match against Fernando Verdasco. Let's talk about Verdasco.

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He is very dangerous on all surfaces. He is a shot maker. In

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the past, there were questions about the physical side because he

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tended to get tired and mentally he wasn't great. But with Agassi, he

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got better. He went down to Las Vegas, and he trained with a legend,

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and he committed himself to changing his, sort of, being around

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the court. And whether he really wanted to make the break through to

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the top echelons of the game. And he has done. He was in the semi-

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finals of a Grand Slam. He has not had a great year this year, but he

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is bubbling on the surface, and if he gets a run going, he is another

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one of these players you do not want in your draw. And he is

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playing well. He has been in a couple of finals this year as well,

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Verdasco. Roddick has got the long- sleeved vest on. A very cold

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conditions again. Apart from keeping warm, you want to keep your

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body fresh, injury-free, and these cold conditions could hurt. I have

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to say, it was cold until the sun came out and there is a real warmth

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in that summer, so he might want to pop that off because he is not a

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man that does not sweat! Some of the crowd, some of them still have

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got jackets on, so, I don't know, maybe a little bit of cloud cover

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on its way. A difficult day to dress for. It is. It is fine but if

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you are sitting in the studio. What is he doing? He heard you, and drew.

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Verdasco, he likes to take his stuff off as well. He posed for the

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male cancer awareness thing in 2008. He was not only topless, he was

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entirely without clothes. That made him popular in lots of different

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circles! Hopefully, he won't have to put that vest back on, because

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with a little bit of sun, it is great to see and I am hearing the

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players on Court Number One, they have been called, so they will be

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leaving the locker room shortly. We will get to that resumption of the

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Sam Querrey and James Ward match. For the moment, we will stay with

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this one. Roddick has an incredible record here. This is his 8th

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quarter-final. And he has never lost at the quarter-final stage

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here. Three semi-finals. And this one, it could be the most crucial

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Queen's Club he has ever had, simply because his year has not

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been good. He had a terribly tough draw, and he has played very well.

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I love to see that. He plays so well on this surface and you want

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him to have a good Wimbledon, and if he lost the first round here, he

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would have struggled at Wimbledon. Whatever happens here, he has

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enough matches under his belt to be a threat. He is very happy to talk

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positively about winning another Grand Slam title. As John is saying,

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this preparation at Queen's is very important for him. After winning

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the US Open in 2003, he was expected by the Americans to go

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ahead and win lots more Grand Slams. He was world number one at the time

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but then Federer arrived. And that is tough. Then at Rafa Nadal.

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now Djokovic and Murray. Roddick is the opponent for Verdasco. This guy

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finished number nine in the world. That is quality and testament to

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the field that Chris Kermode has put together. People like Verdasco,

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he can live and the draw up. He has side issues with the ball toss when

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the issue gets tight in a match. Just watch out for that. Every

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player gets nerves and stuff like that. A couple of very good

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victories. Nicolas Mahut, we saw him for hours at Wimbledon last

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year, but a very accomplished grass player but he blew him away.

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Nalbandian, not the player he once was, but a very comfortable victory.

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Yes, a finalist at victory. So, Verdasco coming into this 15-4 as

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well. This could be a fabulous match. We have seen some fabulous

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tennis already and some of the standard, some of these points have

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been fabulous. I was just going to say that Roddick had a 30 shot

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rallies the other day. On a grass court! The nature of the game has

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changed so much. This kind of surface might favour of Verdasco

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because the forehand, it is an absolute rocker. We have had an e-

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mail in. If the balls were quicker, would we see more serve-volleying

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coming back into the game or has that style gone for ever? If the

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faster courts came in all the Grand Slams, the answer is that 15 years

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down the road, yes we would but if it change today at Wimbledon, than

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no because the other Grand Slams are still medium pace and the

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French is slightly slower. If they change them all round, absolutely.

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The whole style of play would change. But then everyone would

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complain about how everybody is serving aces! That happened with

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Sampras. He never lost his serve. Everybody said, slow the balls down,

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slow the court down, and that was boring. And that cost Henman a

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Championship! I suppose would it favour Roddick if they quickened it

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up? It would probably favour Federer, I guess, as well. Federer

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has got so much it doesn't matter. With Roddick, his big strength was

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he used to bully players, not just first strike on the forehand. Now,

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a lot of players dig that serve back, and get him in the rallies.

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He is not used to that. Roddick is best with five and under shots.

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That is where he wanted to be so the quicker the grass courts, that

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would be better for Andy Roddick. This weather is perfect for him as

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well because he came into this with a long-term shoulder injury. This

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isn't ideal to come in with the cold, so he will be happy this has

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dried out. It is now a lovely summer's day and an hour ago, it

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was horrendous. Changeable conditions. Seven matches for a

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Grand Slam over two weeks, you have to deal with a lot and we have been

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blessed with the weather in the UK tennis season. How long have we

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got? You are the sage of weather, Sue, how long have we got? I would

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probably say an hour and a half. No idea! When you think about Roddick,

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and everybody talks about the 2008 final about Rafter and Roger, but

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his final, the final that he played, maybe not the class of tennis but

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the drama was just as intense. is one of those things. He is a

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great student of the game. In his eyes, he will win a Wimbledon title

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and if he doesn't, he will always think of that backhand volley he

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missed that would have won him the match. That was the key shot. He

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has won a US Open to be number one in the world, so he doesn't have

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much to cry about, but that was the one that he should have got.

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saved a match point in the semi- final against Nalbandian. So you

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give-and-take. He was always so gracious in defeat, though. Walking

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on to Centre Court to do this interviews, interviewing the loser

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is a horrible thing to do because I have been in that position and the

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last thing you want to do is give an interview but he was always so

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gracious in defeat and congratulating his opponent.

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have been very lucky with men's tennis. We have got very good

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examples with Federer and Nadal. Andy Roddick is another one. He

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gets the responsibility of being a great tennis player. He has been

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fabulous with the media and fans. He tries hard all the time and he

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is a great advert for the game. For me, he was just one or two Grand

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Slams short of being a great crossover star. He is a big name

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but to be the great start that I think he has the personality when

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he could have gone to another level, he needs to win another couple

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Grand Slams. There is still time. Plate is underweight at Queen's

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Club at the AEGON Championships, but the order of play has changed

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from this morning because we will be keeping an eye on Court Number

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One. The resumption of play between James Ward and Sam Querrey. One set

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all, unfinished last night, so that is certainly no surprise they are

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on Court Number One. The second match on Court Number One will be

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Andy Murray's match. He is taking on Marin Cilic from Croatia. That

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will be the second match on Court Number One. So, we are going to

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keep you up-to-date obviously with everything that is happening either

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on the red button or BBC Two. The players still have six minutes

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warm-up, and the Coin toss, so let's return to Centre Court. For

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the next few minutes, we can join our commentators. Pat Cash and

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champion, Roddick. We are simply delighted to have some tennis. We

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will keep an eye on the weather but at the moment the sunshine is

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coming down. Andy Roddick has lost one layer, and he is about ready to

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go. I have Pat Cash alongside me. Andy Roddick seems to have shaken

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off his last in his game. He looks in fine fettle. He is. I have been

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impressed the way he has played the last couple of matches. He has got

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better all the time. You know, he is vastly experienced on grass. He

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has an won plenty of matches. It is the serve and the forehand, he is a

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danger. The thing you want to look out for his the forehand. -- the

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backhand. It should be an interesting match. Verdasco, a

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vivid Spanish splash of orange to to the backhand and try to get

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call. The first challenge of the match. He was quite quick with it.

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It might have caught a little bit of the line. A very, very little

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Verdasco. Off to that flying start. Nice and comfortable. Beautiful

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ground strokes. Very good all-round player, Fernando Verdasco. The

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Grand Slam semi-finalist. He has been able to match that with the

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best. People like Rafa Nadal. Andy Roddick will have to have a good

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think about what he can do with that serve once he gets the ball

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untroubled so far with his serve. Yesterday he had won it registered

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at 144 mph. It is amazing he can do this serve for this amount of time

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in his career. Not as quick but it many double faults. One early on.

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Looking up into the direction of first couple of games going with

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serve. If you want to continue watching this match live on Centre

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Court, you can on the Red Button. Here on BBC Two, we will head over

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to court number one. We had this unprecedented situation where we're

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going to keep an eye on everything that is happening. There are two

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British players scheduled over on Court No. 1. James Ward against Sam

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Querrey. Then Andy Murray will be second. On the Red Button, Pat Cash

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and Andrew Cotter will be following that. And over commentators for

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this match over on Court No. 1, they have moved here! Technology at

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its finest. They will be commentating from the studio. We

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can go straight over. The warm-up more comfortable than the French

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Open. We had little box there just over the court. So, we will settle

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in for this match. James Ward, what an opportunity. Bearing in mind all

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the points and the money and the glory this year, so far he has

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played in the qualifiers, he lost in Sydney in the first round. He

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went to Singapore then he played in Australia, challenges, then Croatia,

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he played that day was cup-tied very well, then Saadi of will,

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Colombia, Florida, Georgia, Italy and now here for he has a lot of

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air miles. And only $19,000. That gives you an idea of how hard you

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must work. He is sleeping around and ready, against the defending

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champion, Sam Querrey. Slightly around. -- all the cameras. And

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later on, Andy Murray will be on this court, with his quarter-final

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match. This is the third round, they will play their second singles

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later on and the winner will play round of Nottingham last week.

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Total prize money this year, served in. This is nowhere near as

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fast as he can normally Sir. -- putting them away is quite another

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thing. It's very well saying he has just rolling that in, but if he is

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getting it in, it still comes down at around 115. And James Ward isn't

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experienced enough at this level. But that was three quarters at best

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from Sam Querrey. This is good news for James Ward but he has to do the

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points. Both of these players get backhand. Two hands. Mid-court, he

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will actually run around with his match between the defending

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champion and the British player is the quarter-final against Adrian

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Mannarino. That will have surprised a lot of people, that he got

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the right, the big stand and nothing on the left side but

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straight ahead, Centre Court. That Fernando Verdasco at the moment.

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You can watch that on the Red Button. Andy Roddick is one break

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up and about to make it 3 - 1 by the ball as flat as these players

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do in the modern game. Not much finished last night, John Lloyd

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thought they had some time left and Sam Querrey did not look like he

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wanted to play. He isn't exactly fired up particularly, here.

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Certainly a feeling that he isn't all right. He certainly looked like

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he hit the serve harder in that game and in the first. Maybe we

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will see that he was awarded, he had the trainer out a few times but

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at the top of the show, what we said is important. Perhaps in

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normal circumstances, he might perhaps not have played. With

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Wimbledon coming up. He is the defending champion and was to

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defend his crown. He has a lot of points here. Players get ranked

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with the 18 best tournaments. And for Sam Querrey, this is the best

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and that he had last year in terms of points. He also won three other

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titles, he had a career year. The question is, does he think about

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that when defending points? James Ward made the quarter final at

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Eastbourne next week so those points will drop off the computer

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at the end of next week. And that will negatively affect the ranking.

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But he has pretty much replaced those points now. He will be

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greatly relieved. He has a huge is a London cab driver. And they

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have sacrificed a great deal. He went over to Alicante and Ferrero

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has an academy there. It was not always easy keeping going for James

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Ward. But he is a good member of the tour. He isn't one of the elite,

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rallies going on. Just get the chance and bang! Take it! It is a

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different pace. It isn't the manner in which there playing. Oh! If the

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ball goes anywhere near their wingspan, they just take a good old

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swipe at it. Luckily, James Ward has served so well. He has to keep

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up for matches later on. Andy Murray will be in action against

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Marin Cilic after this. Later on, both of these players will play in

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a quarter-final. The winner of this will play Adrian Mannarino. Andy

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Roddick and Fernando Verdasco Sam Querrey, he won a total of it.

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That isn't much for somebody ranked in the top 30. He did not what --

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win any match until Memphis in February. By then, Australia has

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taken place. He beat Tipsarevic and Verdasco. And he is coming of the

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second-round performance at the French Open. No real highlights.

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Not a particularly good year. Jim Courier was here at the early part

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to watch him play. As a this minute, he has just below the pecking order

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for the Davis Cup. You have got Andy Roddick and Mardy Fish.

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They're all of them at the moment. He would be knocking on the door

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but I would imagine not perhaps in the real thoughts of Jim Courier at

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the moment. Unless he does well in the next few weeks. He played

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against Colombia. That was the Davis Cup for the US. That was on

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clay. He lost his match in straight sets last year. James Ward earlier

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this year won a match against Tunisia for Great Britain. The

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drop shots. His favourite surface is clay. I think grass is his best

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surface. He won that challenge on clay in Sarasota? That was last

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players on clay at whatever level Querrey. He is down 30 - 15. The

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chance to get back to 30 - 30. On with his experience, you would

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think at this stage of a crucial match, against a very inexperienced

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player at this level, he would be using his presence and getting a

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attitude is good. He has a few good shouts. He directs that at his new

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fitness trainer a lot of times. He is building up brownie points,

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there. The third-round match. James Ward, British player, against the

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around by the tournament committee. They decided to put this one over

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here, even though they played their first two sets last night on Centre

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Court. That is for Andy Roddick is right now. And if you do get

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seasick the swinging camera, we apologise. It is just that we have

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had to do this temporary set up. well done, James Ward. He is

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getting the returns back into the court. He has not had enough

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success yet in this game. But maybe he will. He has two accused get

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that ball back into play. -- he has 30. The final set. Potential

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quarter-final. The draw has opened the picture. But James Ward got

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that back into play. And here is a and he could be into the quarter-

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final. Let us briefly go over to Centre Court. Andy Roddick has to

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breaks of serve, he has broke in the third game and then the 5th

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game. He has taken the ball early and is looking superb form and is

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just two points from taking the opening set against Fernando

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Verdasco. You can follow this match live on the Red Button. Set point.

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He has been stepping in, just hitting those returns really early.

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Putting the pressure on to the times champion. Andy Roddick takes

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the opening game. That match is live on the Red Button. Let's head

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back to court number one. To see if James Ward can hold serve after

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the James Ward plate, it looked like he was a player who was an

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experienced campaigner, he got the balls back and made his opponent

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play. But Sam Querrey, who has a pedigree, is playing just like he

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isn't thinking about it. It is racquet, that isn't the way a

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professional who is engaged does. His body language is poor. James

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Ward is racing towards the finish line! I cannot tell you what this

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Unlucky for some. At the moment, looking like it is unlucky for him.

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Not having the most fun he has ever serve. Now there is a question for

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because of the weather and we have had a more startling news, Marin

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Cilic, who was due to play Andy Murray in the quarter-finals, has

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pulled out of the tournament because of an injury. So, that

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match will not be played on Court No. 1. Andy Murray is through to

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the semi-finals and he will be back on court tomorrow. Thank you very

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much. Thomaz Bellucci, who lost in three sets to Marin Cilic will be

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very cross about that! This is the delicious prospect for Andy Murray.

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This is the biggest game in James Ward's career, right now. And Sam

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Querrey looks like he isn't into it. But he could swing from the hip.

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That is what he can do. And James did, that was one heck of a passing

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shot. All those matches in this London cab driver. He is taking his

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time. He will not rush. Just reset. Get the target in his mind. Word is

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line! It is easy from here... Just that little drop shot. He played

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himself into trouble, here. wasn't the drop shot at all from

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Sam Querrey. Unfortunately, he just that. That helps the cause! Breeze,

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take your time, is match point. -- bit cautious on some of those

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backhands. He got the ball back but perhaps could have done a bit more

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damage. Just a little bit nervous ball back into play. In the

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previous few Kate in the set he has finals on the retirement a few

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quarter final at Queen's Club. It is the biggest result of his life.

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It is the biggest tournament of his life, and we are pleased for him.

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The tournament has lost its defending champion, the American

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Sam Querrey. But a British player through, and well done to him. He

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will have been thinking about that all night. And Paul Sam Querrey

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cannot get off they court quickly enough -- poor. He played a very

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experienced third set there from someone who does not have much

:34:38.:34:45.

experience at this level. Congratulations, what a win. It's

:34:45.:34:52.

his reward for a decent season. He has stayed just outside the top 200.

:34:52.:34:57.

It is possible to beat nine podded later on. He is through to the

:34:57.:35:07.
:35:07.:35:09.

quarter-finals and John Inverdale You have beaten two players in the

:35:09.:35:15.

world's top 30. It has been unbelievable. The best wins of my

:35:15.:35:20.

career so far. We were talking on Sunday about the rigours of being

:35:20.:35:25.

on the tour playing in front of 10 people and you have a couple of

:35:25.:35:30.

1000 people here cheering for you. This is unbelievable. On Centre

:35:30.:35:33.

last night it was a great atmosphere and it was a shame we

:35:33.:35:37.

had to stop but people have come out again today and I want to thank

:35:37.:35:41.

them. My serve help me out but I felt that I played well right from

:35:41.:35:49.

the back. Quarter-final. Yes, and playing Mannarino later on. I will

:35:49.:35:54.

prepare and get ready for that one. What do you do between now and

:35:54.:35:59.

then? Just go and shower and eat and then there are a couple of

:35:59.:36:04.

matches on Centre and I will be on. The great thing about tennis

:36:04.:36:09.

tournaments is to be involved at the weekend approaches, and you are.

:36:09.:36:14.

It I can take a win today, would be great. You never know, I am looking

:36:14.:36:18.

forward to playing again on Centre and hopefully the weather will hold

:36:18.:36:28.
:36:28.:36:29.

SUE BARKER: A terrific performance and what a way to finish it off.

:36:29.:36:34.

This is the match point and a reaction. You could tell that he

:36:34.:36:40.

was very tense in that last game but he came through it. What a win

:36:40.:36:46.

that is, through to the quarter- finals. The first time we have had

:36:46.:36:51.

two British players through to the quarter-finals since 2001. And Andy

:36:51.:36:55.

Murray is through to the semi- finals after his opponent, Marin

:36:55.:37:04.

Cilic, pulled out. Let us go back to John Inverdale wife on Court One.

:37:04.:37:14.
:37:14.:37:17.

We have the coach and the cage fighting partner. We have been

:37:17.:37:22.

trying to work on conditioning and especially on his mind game,

:37:22.:37:28.

especially, through the exercising, making it tough for him, so that he

:37:28.:37:34.

gets stronger in his body and his mind. Do you wrestle each other?

:37:34.:37:40.

Sometimes I do making wrestle. It is part of the mental conditioning.

:37:40.:37:45.

In terms of physique, if this was a boxing competition it would be a

:37:45.:37:48.

catch weight contest because he is very tall and you are much more

:37:48.:37:53.

stocky. What chance has he got? has not got much of it was for real,

:37:53.:37:59.

but it is any for conditioning. Because she could kill him? If I

:37:59.:38:05.

wanted to! I could kill you as well! We will come on to that

:38:05.:38:09.

later! How encourage have you been by what has happened over the last

:38:09.:38:13.

three days. James played very good tennis over the last couple of

:38:13.:38:19.

weeks. I think he has improved mentally and that is one of the

:38:19.:38:26.

most important things. His tennis has been great and I hope he is

:38:26.:38:30.

going to keep on like this. much of all of this is about

:38:30.:38:36.

momentum, how you keep that going? That is up to him. He likes to play

:38:36.:38:40.

here at home in London, third replete he is going to stay like

:38:40.:38:44.

that for the rest of the crass season. When he was serving for the

:38:44.:38:49.

match that had a break point, how were you feeling? You get a little

:38:49.:38:54.

bit of stomach ache, but that is the way it goes. I was pretty sure

:38:54.:38:59.

he was going to make it because lately his serve is much better, so

:38:59.:39:05.

I was not that tight. By last word must go to the man himself. How

:39:05.:39:10.

much do you own both of these guys? I Kent any sake thanks now, we're

:39:10.:39:17.

in the middle of the tournament, so no celebrations so far. A lot of

:39:17.:39:23.

hard work. Hopefully, look for to this afternoon and hopefully the

:39:23.:39:33.
:39:33.:39:40.

run can continue. Thanks to all of SUE BARKER: It is a tremendous sex

:39:40.:39:45.

story. We have had two amazing stories in the last 10 minutes

:39:45.:39:49.

because James Ward has put out the defending champion and Andy Murray

:39:49.:39:59.
:39:59.:40:07.

is through to the semi-finals. There is an rather large cloud

:40:07.:40:15.

above us so we may have rain. We will head over to Centre Court to

:40:15.:40:22.

see Andy Roddick. He has taken the first set 6 - 2 and is up a break

:40:22.:40:26.

in the second. He is looking in great form and that is live on the

:40:26.:40:32.

red button and we will be joining it shortly. Let us get further

:40:32.:40:39.

reaction. John Inverdale was very brave to challenge Diego. The he

:40:39.:40:44.

almost bit of a little bit more than he could chew! We have to be

:40:44.:40:51.

positive about everything to do with James Ward from now on. A lot

:40:51.:40:57.

of credit has to go to his coach who he has been with for some time.

:40:57.:41:02.

What approach -- impressed me was how he approach that match. We have

:41:02.:41:05.

had British players getting close and not being able to get across

:41:05.:41:12.

the finish line. Completely. I understand the mentality he was

:41:12.:41:17.

talking about. Fighting is like tennis, is one on one, is making

:41:17.:41:23.

the most of your opponent's weakness, is considering your

:41:23.:41:27.

strength so maximising them. I have always thought that to fighting was

:41:27.:41:31.

the one on one sport and I think it is a real bonus having somebody

:41:31.:41:38.

like that in the camp because it sharpens the mind as well. James is

:41:38.:41:44.

not ranked 900 in the world, he is just outside the top 200. That is a

:41:44.:41:50.

fine tennis player. If anybody is out there is just outside the top

:41:50.:41:55.

200 and what they do go think they are pretty good. He has is wildcard

:41:55.:42:00.

at Wimbledon to look forward to. One other person he should thank

:42:00.:42:04.

his Chris Kermode who gave him a wildcard into the straw in the

:42:04.:42:14.
:42:14.:42:16.

first place. -- into the draw. you look at who has been through to

:42:16.:42:21.

the quarter-finals, and he has got Mannarino. We all hope it does not

:42:21.:42:25.

rain, but I think it will be better if he does play today because it

:42:25.:42:32.

will not give him too much time to think about what he has just done.

:42:32.:42:37.

Let him get on with it now, focus, and get on and win the quarter-

:42:37.:42:42.

finals. A lot of people saying that Mannarino is a very talented, up

:42:42.:42:49.

and coming player. He is. This time last year he was no way near top

:42:49.:42:57.

100 but he has picked up. He has played his way through the ranks.

:42:57.:43:02.

She is heading in exactly the right direction. He is into all the right

:43:02.:43:11.

tournaments. It is a great test. A left-hander. He says his Polly is

:43:11.:43:17.

his best shot. He is very mobile around the court. He is coming in

:43:17.:43:22.

with confidence but it is a major advantage if they play today. When

:43:22.:43:26.

you have played a set and you have won it, you were on a high, go and

:43:26.:43:32.

play. You do not want to think about it too much and what the

:43:32.:43:36.

prospects are. The other big news is Andy Murray going through. I'm

:43:36.:43:41.

not sure he would be too disappointed. It is not nice to go

:43:41.:43:44.

out on Court One in these conditions. I Pinkie would be very

:43:45.:43:51.

happy with that. He has played enough matches now. Him getting to

:43:51.:43:56.

the French Open semi-finals, that is unknown territory for him. I

:43:56.:43:59.

know he has been in Grand Slam finals, but not with such a short

:44:00.:44:06.

gap coming to another tournament. Nadal has done it before, but he's

:44:06.:44:11.

used to it. Andy Murray has done well to win a couple of round here

:44:11.:44:15.

but to have her day off, I think he will enjoy that. He had the match

:44:15.:44:25.

where he was two sets down and a break and had to win in the 5th. So

:44:25.:44:35.
:44:35.:44:43.

you're not going to play the 6 1/2 ft tall Croatian! Excellent. I had

:44:43.:44:49.

no idea about Marin Cilic. It is a big shock. I saw him walking around

:44:49.:44:53.

yesterday and he seemed fine and nice and relaxed but that was

:44:53.:44:55.

before his match with Thomas Bellucci so perhaps we heard

:44:55.:44:59.

something. He has been a great supporter of this event and I'm

:44:59.:45:04.

sure he will not pull out unless there was a very good reason.

:45:04.:45:10.

happened because going from clay to grass, everybody is tired. We were

:45:10.:45:16.

just about to it go out to see the Roddick match, but down comes the

:45:16.:45:22.

rain. I did say that cloud was looming edge ahead. It is right

:45:22.:45:26.

over Queen's Club at the moment. The groundsmen will have to be

:45:26.:45:36.
:45:36.:45:36.

quick to get the neck down. -- at the net. It will not be ideal for

:45:36.:45:40.

Andy Roddick, who was racing through this match. They are not

:45:41.:45:50.

far from completing it. It is an unbelievably quick match. He is

:45:50.:45:58.

asking for another show it. Talking to his people at the side. He has a

:45:58.:46:03.

great team around him who have been there for a while. They are a very

:46:03.:46:09.

experienced bunch in his team. It is an impressive scoreline against

:46:09.:46:18.

Verdasco. That is how well he is playing. Looking at him right now,

:46:18.:46:22.

you would say no one wants to play him at Wimbledon, the way he is

:46:23.:46:32.
:46:33.:46:36.

playing. He is on top form. I have not seen Roddick this intense for

:46:36.:46:41.

while, there is something about him. He knows that time is not on his

:46:41.:46:46.

side. Not many guys have eight years between winning Grand Slams.

:46:46.:46:52.

That was his last one, the US Open. At the end of what is a glorious

:46:52.:46:57.

career, the least he could up one is one of these Grand Slams and

:46:57.:47:07.
:47:07.:47:08.

he's aiming to win another. -- could have won. Roddick is not

:47:08.:47:14.

bowled by any standards but he has been around for a number of years

:47:14.:47:24.
:47:24.:47:32.

now -- not hold. -- old. But he looks back to his best. He looks in

:47:32.:47:42.
:47:42.:47:44.

great shape. There is the journey down, press that button! It was not

:47:44.:47:53.

working the other day. He is a super guy. I did not used to like

:47:53.:47:59.

umpires! They did not like me either! The rain is coming down

:47:59.:48:05.

here and sadly there is no play on the Centre Court. This is the news

:48:05.:48:09.

that is just in. That was the winning point by James Ward to put

:48:09.:48:14.

him through to the quarter-finals at the Queen's Club, putting out

:48:14.:48:22.

the defending champion, who defeated Stanislas Wawrinka in the

:48:22.:48:31.

last round. He will be over all the newspapers tomorrow. A tremendous

:48:31.:48:37.

story. He has an Argentinian cage fighter who gets him super-fit and

:48:37.:48:39.

I think terror fighting into training a little bit harder than

:48:39.:48:49.
:48:49.:49:21.

he wants to! So, well done to Jane Back to James Ward. We talk so much

:49:21.:49:27.

about British players. This could inspire a lot more below James Ward.

:49:27.:49:32.

We have talked about how British tennis needs to move up. Perhaps

:49:32.:49:36.

the fact the one of their own has done this will encourage others.

:49:37.:49:43.

think so. Also it shows that it is possible and that there is no magic

:49:43.:49:49.

age way you have got to make it. Ward has been around for quite a

:49:49.:49:54.

while now. I'm sure other British players who of around that age

:49:54.:49:58.

where people have said perhaps your time is past, they will look at

:49:58.:50:04.

this. We cannot go overboard, we have to see what happened in the

:50:04.:50:08.

rest of the year, but I felt the way that he handled that last set,

:50:08.:50:16.

there was a lot of maturity in his game. Querry was the one making

:50:16.:50:20.

errors. He was taking time between points and getting himself back in

:50:20.:50:27.

the mode, not rushing. It is a big step up for him now. It should give

:50:27.:50:31.

the other players some encouragement. He took advantage of

:50:31.:50:35.

the situation because it was obvious that Querry was injured and

:50:35.:50:40.

was not serving at the full pace, but you still have to win the last

:50:40.:50:47.

one. He saw what Querry did in the last game, he stuck around. He

:50:47.:50:53.

almost played his way back in. James concluded that match in the

:50:53.:50:57.

manner you were expecting to be able to do because of some of the

:50:57.:51:05.

places he has been based here. Croatia, Davis Cup, Sarajevo, he

:51:05.:51:10.

has been everywhere and he is used to playing out matches. When you

:51:10.:51:15.

are a lower ranked guy you want conditions. You want the court

:51:15.:51:21.

change, you want an overnight, you want wind and rain, anything to

:51:21.:51:25.

equalise. These conditions are a great equaliser and that is why the

:51:25.:51:30.

British players can ambush guys like these. The bottom line is that

:51:31.:51:39.

in one year James what is probably not going to be a top 100 player. I

:51:39.:51:43.

salute his effort but nothing in particular is going to change. He

:51:43.:51:47.

will remain what he is, which is an excellent professional who is

:51:47.:51:52.

getting a little bit of recognition and some reward. Let us not lose

:51:52.:51:57.

perspective. You talk about the places that they go to. That is the

:51:57.:52:02.

other side of tennis way you see the top 10 or 20 can pick and

:52:02.:52:05.

choose what they go but you have to scrape around and find whatever

:52:05.:52:11.

point you can way you can. What can happen is that you can become a

:52:11.:52:16.

Challenger player and it becomes for some players, quite frankly,

:52:16.:52:21.

comfortable. They are not earning a lot of money but they are having a

:52:21.:52:27.

good life. They are seeing the world, meeting a lot of nice people.

:52:27.:52:31.

You get this group together and it is sort of comfortable. Do want

:52:31.:52:34.

that you want to see of the ones that are trying to break out of

:52:34.:52:41.

that. Everyone says that they are but some of them like that comfort.

:52:41.:52:46.

For Ward this is a chance to get out of that area. I hope that he

:52:46.:52:49.

will start playing qualifying in all the main events and not play

:52:49.:52:55.

the challengers. He does do quite a lot cut that. Yes, but make it all

:52:55.:53:01.

the time. He will get in the qualifiers now and he has to go for

:53:01.:53:10.

the big guns. The rain is getting heavier. People scurrying for cover.

:53:10.:53:16.

There is a strong wind as well said that might blow it away. We are

:53:16.:53:21.

quite high up in this cardboard box! It news that little bit when

:53:21.:53:26.

the wind blows. I remember speaking to Lleyton Hewitt and he said if

:53:26.:53:30.

you do not get out of those challenges her leap you often stuck

:53:30.:53:40.

in there for a long time. -- Burghley, you often stark. You can

:53:40.:53:49.

get stuck and sometimes you have to accept that the sure level. If you

:53:49.:53:54.

are in challengers regularly you will probably between 140 and 250

:53:54.:53:59.

in the world. These guys, if you see them played life, you see how

:53:59.:54:05.

good they are, so it is worthy of respect. But to push on to the next

:54:05.:54:09.

level is a hard thing to do. James is 24, he has to make the most of

:54:09.:54:14.

his time in the sun. We are certainly looking forward to the

:54:14.:54:17.

weather brightening up and I am sure we are all looking forward to

:54:17.:54:27.

this. There is nothing like it, when you look at it. Whether you

:54:27.:54:30.

are there in person, the smell of it, or when you watch it on

:54:30.:54:37.

television. It is the one that everybody knows, even people that

:54:37.:54:45.

don't know tennis No Wimbledon. you're a Wimbledon champion, you

:54:45.:54:49.

are remembered for life. I have always felt there was something

:54:49.:54:56.

special, was a place have wanted to be part of and competing. You speak

:54:56.:55:02.

to the majority of the players and they would say if there was one

:55:02.:55:08.

tournament they would want to win it would be Wimbledon. You will not

:55:08.:55:18.
:55:18.:55:25.

want to win this a special documentary. -- and Miss. -- mss

:55:25.:55:35.
:55:35.:55:37.

We had an e-mail asking him what the greatest champions that have

:55:37.:55:47.

never won Wimbledon. You tried to take one of mine! And then Pat Cash

:55:47.:55:56.

came in with a few others. I will go first. Ivan Lendl. Fair enough.

:55:57.:56:06.
:56:07.:56:13.

I am going to go straight back with that the Lander. Jim Courier. --

:56:13.:56:23.
:56:23.:56:38.

We did come up with Andy Roddick and Pat Rafter. And Pat Cash came

:56:38.:56:48.
:56:48.:56:53.

up with Gonzalez. I have to check. And Cramer. In the we need to look

:56:53.:57:01.

in the book. For the women, the main one is Monica Seles. We can

:57:01.:57:11.
:57:11.:57:12.

think of a few other names but that one would be out there. We made all

:57:12.:57:19.

these lists yesterday and we were having a big debate about it.

:57:19.:57:27.

he looks that up, what is your favourite memory of Wimbledon?

:57:27.:57:35.

gosh! Just one of them. The obvious one is the John McEnroe and Bjorn

:57:36.:57:45.

Borg match. For me, was two players, was in my era, I watch that and

:57:45.:57:50.

could not believe what was happening. You watch it still, and

:57:50.:57:55.

it will never age. It is not as fast as today but the drama of it

:57:55.:58:05.
:58:05.:58:11.

will never go. Did you get an answer? No, I need a bit longer.

:58:11.:58:21.

But the case for Jim Courier. He was in the Pete Sampras era.

:58:21.:58:26.

moved onto favourite memories of Wimbledon. I think for me the

:58:26.:58:35.

special atmosphere was the final with Rafter on that third Monday.

:58:35.:58:39.

was stuck in a studio at another television channel at a golf

:58:39.:58:44.

tournament. We turned up all the monitors and I was watching it in

:58:44.:58:49.

silence. It was so emotional to watch it. I guess Rafter is coming

:58:50.:58:54.

back 10 years on from that and this year his returning to Wimbledon.

:58:54.:59:01.

Hopefully we will catch up with him. Personal memories of walking on the

:59:01.:59:11.
:59:11.:59:13.

Wimbledon crass to play the Championships. -- grass. You were

:59:13.:59:19.

not allowed to touch the stuff as a kid and a walking on the court.

:59:19.:59:24.

me, when people ask you about Wimbledon, they say what makes it

:59:24.:59:30.

special? For me, was driving up there the first day, and seeing the

:59:30.:59:36.

queues around the block. It does not happen at any other Grand Slam.

:59:36.:59:41.

Never has done, never will. And when you used to play, just

:59:41.:59:45.

thinking about that, even if you were playing a Mixed Doubles, you

:59:45.:59:50.

thought, some of those people maybe he just to watch me. It was that

:59:50.:59:56.

feeling that this is the ultimate in tennis. I remember getting my

:59:56.:00:01.

competitor's badge and I was thrilled about it. I got scheduled

:00:01.:00:06.

on Centre Court as a teenager again someone who was a great champion.

:00:06.:00:12.

It was my first match on Centre Court! I was terrified. I crawled

:00:12.:00:16.

on to the Centre Court and I thought I have got to curtsy, I

:00:16.:00:24.

could end up in a heap on the floor. I managed to get away with it. I

:00:24.:00:34.
:00:34.:00:35.

got whipped but came back and won it in three sets. She was on her

:00:35.:00:43.

comeback. But she beat her at Wimbledon, put it there! From then

:00:43.:00:49.

on, I loved it. It does dictate hate you queue that court, if you

:00:49.:00:59.
:00:59.:01:02.

have a good experience poor not. -- or not. The Court three is in

:01:02.:01:06.

action this year and it used to be caught six, but they have stuck it

:01:06.:01:16.
:01:16.:01:16.

One my best memories is talking -- is listening to you talking about

:01:16.:01:22.

how you used to hunger -- hang out the ladies' changing room window to

:01:22.:01:29.

watch Bjorn Borg walk past. Yes! Everyone went mad. He was like a

:01:29.:01:32.

rock star. The first rock star of tennis. And I have never seen

:01:32.:01:38.

anything like it. He changed tennis, he is responsible for its change.

:01:38.:01:43.

Remember how he looked? On television, his look, if it wasn't

:01:43.:01:47.

tennis on all sorts of different channels all year round, he came on

:01:47.:01:52.

with his eyes close together, his head band, his hair... He just

:01:52.:01:57.

looked amazing. Everyone would copy the style in the junior tournaments,

:01:57.:02:01.

and they looked foolish because there was only one Bjorn Borg.

:02:01.:02:06.

Absolutely. We will reminisce a little bit more. The big story here,

:02:06.:02:10.

though, James Ward is through to the quarter-finals and Andy Murray

:02:10.:02:15.

is through to the semi-finals. We promised you a look behind the

:02:15.:02:19.

scenes. Let's see where John Inverdale is.

:02:19.:02:23.

We are in the players' area. Everyone is hanging around, waiting

:02:23.:02:28.

for it to stop raining. I can welcome you to this edition of

:02:28.:02:34.

Friday afternoon's Lewis men. We have Mike from the Daily men, Neil

:02:34.:02:39.

from the Mirror, Steve from the sun, and Ivan Ljubicic to represent

:02:39.:02:47.

common sense. We might be talking for hours here. As a fierce critic

:02:47.:02:51.

of the LTA over the years, I give you Andy Murray in the semi-finals,

:02:51.:02:55.

James Ward in the quarter-finals, Heather Watson's ranking going

:02:55.:03:03.

through the roof, 11 -- Oliver Golding didn't disgrace himself, so

:03:03.:03:09.

it is three cheers for the LTA. swallow doesn't make a summer. I

:03:09.:03:14.

don't want to be too negative about the LTA, there are a good people.

:03:14.:03:18.

But I think we have to wait for more than just one tournament

:03:18.:03:22.

before we completely late off them. So, what is it that is still

:03:22.:03:27.

getting your goat about the way tennis in this country is run?

:03:27.:03:33.

suppose a bit of a clue it is the LTA has had pretty much half-a-

:03:33.:03:37.

billion pounds from Wimbledon alone over the last 20 years and we have

:03:37.:03:42.

one men's play in the top 100, now we have two as of this week with

:03:42.:03:49.

Heather. Let's not get this wrong, we are absolutely delighted to see

:03:49.:03:53.

Heather Watson coming through and James Ward has done extremely well.

:03:53.:03:58.

For those of us sitting around here, apart from Ivan Ljubicic, it makes

:03:58.:04:03.

our jobs far more enjoyable to travel around, lucky as we are, to

:04:03.:04:08.

do that, and cover British success rather than a broken record of what

:04:08.:04:14.

has gone wrong. But I do think it there is a way to go. Neil, where

:04:14.:04:23.

do you sit on the LTE a debate? can be selective. This week has

:04:23.:04:30.

been good. But Wimbledon last year when not one English person won a

:04:30.:04:35.

match. Apart from Andy Murray. That is what we are looking at. We have

:04:35.:04:39.

a long way to go and not one British man in the top 200 is not a

:04:40.:04:48.

good stat. Steve? The point that Mike makes, there are some good

:04:48.:04:53.

people's -- people, and they are making some progress. The stats

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don't say that. They need to wait another five years for some more

:04:57.:05:02.

young people to come through. We want a bit of success and we want

:05:02.:05:10.

to see these British guys doing well. We are on the cusp. Ivan

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Ljubicic, will I will come to you in a second. You must think, when

:05:15.:05:20.

are these guys gonna move on? But it is so easy to throw stones and

:05:20.:05:24.

it is difficult come up with a solution. If you were doing a three.

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Make hit list, what would they be? This could turn into a big

:05:31.:05:38.

discussion. To put it in its proper context, people have to remember,

:05:38.:05:42.

tennis, one of its great strengths, it is a truly international game.

:05:42.:05:46.

In Wimbledon, you will see people from 80 different nations playing.

:05:46.:05:51.

It is extremely hard to produce good tennis players. When we have

:05:51.:05:59.

this discussion, in fairness, it is not easy. I mean, I suppose,

:05:59.:06:04.

speaking in broad terms, the penny is slowly dropping. Many of us that

:06:04.:06:08.

believe the way to rebuild the game is from the bottom up rather than

:06:08.:06:12.

what we have seen in recent years, which has from the top down,

:06:12.:06:17.

bringing him, I suppose, if you like and it's to university,

:06:17.:06:22.

bringing in the best professors and lecturers went the students are not

:06:22.:06:27.

of high calibre, so what you need to do is get the talent in from the

:06:27.:06:31.

bottom, then bring in the best because it is no instant fix and

:06:31.:06:37.

anybody who says there is is simply not being fair. So you want to see

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it built from the bottom up. From your experience of travelling

:06:41.:06:44.

around the world and going to so many different countries, is it

:06:44.:06:49.

your perception that as a basic rule, the more people that play the

:06:49.:06:53.

game, the more likely you are to have people that are successful at

:06:53.:06:59.

the top? The errors no question. The more young kids, the because we

:06:59.:07:05.

have to get a champion. -- that is no question. There are not many

:07:05.:07:09.

federations in the world that have a project that works and bring in

:07:09.:07:13.

top players regularly, which is I guess only the French federation

:07:13.:07:18.

that can be proud. Even Australia is struggling. The US federation is

:07:18.:07:23.

struggling. All the big federations are having the same problems.

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can you explain, because in this country for a month's the public

:07:31.:07:35.

focuses on tennis and for the rest of the months of the year, it

:07:35.:07:45.
:07:45.:07:46.

exists if Andy Murray is doing well. But for the next week, at East --

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Eastbourne and Wimbledon, they will see all these Eastern European

:07:49.:07:56.

players and they will say, how or. Can you explain? There is no

:07:56.:08:04.

project behind it. There is no how. There is a piece of paper. It is

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very complicated and we are doing well, Croatia, and Serbia, where

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tennis is phenomenal because of Ivanovic, Jankovic, Djokovic. It

:08:16.:08:22.

just goes in periods. And we are physically strong, which helps, of

:08:22.:08:30.

course. We are a great athletes. It has to be something to do with

:08:30.:08:34.

mentality. I think kids in our countries when they do sports, they

:08:34.:08:41.

go all the way. You just commit yourself 100% and hope for the best.

:08:41.:08:45.

You mentioned Djokovic. Horror you guys lucky to be reporting on and

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I'll we lucky to be showing and watching the golden period of men's

:08:50.:08:55.

tennis? You can hark back to McEnroe, but do you think Federer,

:08:55.:09:05.
:09:05.:09:06.

Djokovic, Nadal, are they the best? Of the way Djokovic has come on, he

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has really come on. He has brought himself up to Federer level. He had

:09:14.:09:18.

a great winning streak. We had the great final four at the French

:09:18.:09:24.

opening. -- French Open. Those four players will make the final four of

:09:24.:09:30.

Wimbledon, I think. Is Andy Murray unlucky he is the 4th best players

:09:31.:09:35.

at this time? There is an element of that. If he had been around 10

:09:35.:09:40.

years ago, when there was a window of opportunity between the demise

:09:40.:09:46.

of Pete Sampras and before Roger Federer, I am absolutely sure that

:09:46.:09:51.

by now Andy Murray would have probably pocketed three, possibly

:09:51.:10:00.

four, Grand Slams, but you cannot choose your era, and it seems

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Federer is a rejuvenated. I am not convinced he can content for too

:10:03.:10:07.

much longer, but right now, he is in the picture. You have got

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Djokovic, who will not lose unless he is playing Federer or and Adel.

:10:14.:10:22.

And no doubt is this phenomenon. -- and Nadal. He is unbeatable on clay.

:10:22.:10:27.

And when he is totally fit, he rarely loses when he is in full

:10:27.:10:34.

health. You mentioned Murray might have won a Grand Slam. From a

:10:34.:10:39.

Croatian point of view, when Ivanisevic won, what impact it that

:10:39.:10:49.
:10:49.:10:51.

have won tennis? I am thinking about the impact on Britain.

:10:51.:10:57.

have a lot of kids playing. Since 2005, we won the Davis Cup, and

:10:57.:11:03.

tennis also them, like, kids started playing tennis, shops had

:11:03.:11:08.

lots of rackets, clothes, so it was a great time. The thing is, it is

:11:08.:11:17.

not like Murray wins, you will have a lot of hundred great players. You

:11:17.:11:23.

have to wait for it. What Goran Ivanisevic did for Croatia in 2001,

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it is something that will not be forgotten. In these historical

:11:27.:11:33.

moments, you remember where you were and what you're doing. From

:11:33.:11:40.

iTablet point of view. If Murray was to win Wimbledon, we have had

:11:40.:11:45.

endless hype of World Cups, but if he was to win, how do you think the

:11:45.:11:48.

sun, the Mirror would cope with something like that? We would

:11:49.:11:55.

celebrated. Although we are not has begun tennis as the other papers,

:11:55.:12:02.

we champion the British talent -- we are not as big on tennis as. It

:12:02.:12:08.

would be huge, it would be front page, back page... Massive interest.

:12:08.:12:15.

Like you said, we will -- we have been here before with Cricket and

:12:15.:12:21.

Football. It would be a fantastic story. It has been 75 years now? It

:12:21.:12:26.

would be a huge story. Murray is a big star already. He has the

:12:26.:12:36.

crossover appeal. I actually think he is getting better and better.

:12:36.:12:40.

How much mature he is, and how much better he is with interviews, with

:12:40.:12:48.

everybody, his public. Heat is improving -- he is improving all

:12:48.:12:53.

the time. In tennis terms, he is middle-aged but he is relatively

:12:53.:12:58.

young. And he is getting better. People are getting to see more and

:12:58.:13:03.

more of what Andy Murray is about. One last thing. Women's tennis. The

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Williams sisters. If Serena Williams, having barely picked up a

:13:10.:13:14.

tennis racket, was to win Wimbledon in three weeks' time, is that a

:13:14.:13:24.
:13:24.:13:26.

good or that thing? It is certainly not a good thing. There is quite a

:13:26.:13:29.

lot of embarrassment potential. I think you'll find she has been

:13:29.:13:33.

practising hard. She would have not come over here unless she was clear

:13:33.:13:37.

in her own mind she actually had a chance. Grass gives her the chance

:13:37.:13:41.

because she is so good on it and some of the other players are up on

:13:41.:13:46.

shore. She will that at the Field and think there is a great

:13:46.:13:53.

opportunity for her. -- the other players are unsure. Will the

:13:53.:13:57.

women's game hope she will get beaten early so that embarrassment

:13:57.:14:02.

doesn't happen? I guess so. But she is still a name. Multiple Grand

:14:02.:14:06.

Slam winner and a character. And sometimes they need a bit of that.

:14:06.:14:16.
:14:16.:14:19.

In Paris, the women's... It wasn't character like that may boost it

:14:19.:14:23.

but it could is embarrassing. think it is a good and a bad side

:14:23.:14:30.

to it. As you say, the women's game, the Williams sisters are of the

:14:30.:14:36.

stars. Either of those including Sharapova, if they won, if people

:14:36.:14:45.

want to read about that. One must point about this, Mealamu Lucic she

:14:45.:14:49.

is a fantastic story. We may remember her from a decade ago but

:14:49.:14:55.

now she is on her way back. Give us an insight into her story. It is

:14:56.:14:59.

beautiful to see a playing high level tennis again. I personally

:14:59.:15:07.

thought she was over. I did not hear from her in about three years'

:15:07.:15:13.

time. All of a sudden, I got a call from her sister and she was back on

:15:13.:15:18.

track. It is a great story. I saw her last here and I didn't like

:15:18.:15:23.

what I saw. I thought, this is going to be a struggle. But I am

:15:23.:15:26.

extremely happy for her and extremely happy she is playing good

:15:26.:15:31.

tennis again. She loves grass, and I am sure she is doing well this

:15:32.:15:37.

week. In Wimbledon, she can do a great result. Another fascinating

:15:37.:15:43.

piece in the women's jigsaw. Thank you, guys. That's it from me. Back

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It was pretty special last year and we will be there live with the BBC

:16:15.:16:25.
:16:25.:16:28.

at the end of the year. There are two qualifiers already. To see

:16:28.:16:33.

tennis in November in the UK, and the very best of the tennis, the

:16:33.:16:40.

same tournament director as here. It is a tremendous event. Let us

:16:40.:16:45.

get your reaction to what was being discussed there, particularly about

:16:45.:16:51.

the Williams sisters. I agreed that it would be an embarrassment for

:16:51.:16:55.

the game River player cannot play for whole year and then come back

:16:55.:17:02.

and win a Grand Slam. I agree. Obviously the LTA are not going to

:17:02.:17:06.

say that. They want her to come back and they want her to be the

:17:06.:17:16.
:17:16.:17:17.

big Four's that she is because she is a crossover staff. -- force. But

:17:17.:17:21.

they would rather she did not win it, because if she does come back

:17:21.:17:25.

and win it with no practice, then the depth of women's tennis is not

:17:25.:17:34.

good. Ought his seat -- fought his she just such a great player that

:17:34.:17:42.

we are discounting that? Only once in the last 12 years has it been

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someone other than one of the Williams sister that has won it. We

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are talking about two pretty different players here. They are

:17:52.:17:57.

fabulous on the grass. For it to be an embarrassment, is it that bit

:17:57.:18:02.

strong? An embarrassment for the women's game, not for Serena

:18:02.:18:09.

Williams. She probably look at the French and thought, nobody is

:18:09.:18:14.

coming through here, I could come back and win it. We have seen so

:18:14.:18:21.

many great rivalries, and that is what has been lacking. With Kim

:18:21.:18:30.

Clijsters injured and Justine Henin going out, does not look great on

:18:30.:18:36.

the rest of the tour. But there are plenty of entertaining women's

:18:36.:18:46.
:18:46.:18:48.

matches. It is very much overshadowed by the men's game at

:18:48.:18:55.

the moment. It is an era that is quite amazing. Do women do have

:18:55.:19:01.

crossover stars. They have Maria Sharapova. She is favourite to win

:19:01.:19:06.

Wimbledon. It is great that she is coming back. And the Williams

:19:06.:19:14.

sisters. It paid state bit and played longer, we would be happy. -

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- if they stayed fit. But at the moment, they have all been injured

:19:18.:19:28.

so much that you do not get to see them. You have another golden era.

:19:28.:19:38.
:19:38.:19:38.

I thought the era of Bjorn Borg, McEnroe, Connors, Ivan Lendl, was

:19:38.:19:43.

not bad. It is all relative. You always think the era when you are

:19:43.:19:49.

is the best. And everyone compares home McEnroe we do against Nadal or

:19:49.:19:55.

Bjorn Borg against Federer. It is difficult to compare that. Or you

:19:55.:19:59.

can say is that with in that era you have witness some great matches

:19:59.:20:04.

and been treated to some great tennis. You can tell when somebody

:20:04.:20:11.

is a little bit special. In another era there was Becker, Edberg, Jim

:20:11.:20:15.

Courier, Andre Agassi. There are always three or four great players

:20:15.:20:20.

at the top of the game. At the moment, I think Federer and Nadal

:20:20.:20:24.

are fantastic. We are going to look back and say that is a little bit

:20:24.:20:29.

different because of those two. Djokovic and Murray are trying to

:20:29.:20:36.

climb into that category. To watch and it dhal and Federer play is an

:20:36.:20:46.
:20:46.:20:49.

absolute privilege. -- Nadal. Another topic was away that the

:20:49.:20:54.

British players are doing well. At least it is going in the right

:20:54.:21:01.

direction. This has been a good week, a good last couple of weeks.

:21:01.:21:04.

Mike Dixon was saying that he believes that you have to start

:21:05.:21:10.

from the bottom and I think we have come through a period where we have

:21:10.:21:16.

concentrated a little bit more on the top downwards. Sometimes there

:21:16.:21:21.

are a bunch of players that perhaps do not have to ability to make that

:21:21.:21:24.

break through and perhaps you need to know that and focus your

:21:24.:21:28.

attention right at the bottom and start with all the coaches and the

:21:28.:21:34.

money right at the bottom level. were talking about whether it would

:21:34.:21:39.

make any difference it at Andy Murray won Wimbledon, to British

:21:39.:21:43.

tennis overall. When Henman and Greg Rusedski were just emerging,

:21:43.:21:48.

if they had won a Slam, would it have made a difference? I contend

:21:48.:21:53.

that it would not because come October, tennis does not get a

:21:53.:21:58.

look-in. It is in the consciousness for one month each year. It would

:21:58.:22:02.

be fantastic for Andy Murray, but, ultimately, would it make any

:22:02.:22:08.

difference? I don't think it would. Andy Murray has been in three

:22:08.:22:14.

finals, Henman was in six semi- finals, and it did not make any

:22:14.:22:16.

difference in terms of participation. Tennis is not play

:22:17.:22:21.

by that many people in this country. I hope the weather will make a

:22:21.:22:26.

difference very soon. It does look a little bit brighter. We were

:22:26.:22:30.

promised that the shower would go over but at the moment the rain is

:22:30.:22:35.

coming down so we are still waiting for this match to resume. Andy

:22:35.:22:42.

Roddick is a set and a break up against Fernando Verdasco. And

:22:42.:22:47.

Rafael Nadal is due to play Jo- Wilfried Songa. The more that this

:22:47.:22:52.

rain comes down, do more likely it is that James court will find

:22:52.:23:00.

himself back on Court One. -- James Ward. Let us go back to John

:23:00.:23:10.
:23:10.:23:13.

We have gone up into the second half here with Paul Newman from the

:23:13.:23:19.

Independent, a Russian player who has just won the doubles at Roland

:23:19.:23:25.

Garros and Roland Fraser, at the players fixer here. He organises

:23:25.:23:31.

theatre tickets and what else? Everything, restaurant reservations,

:23:31.:23:36.

hotels, information about London, European travel occasionally. And a

:23:36.:23:44.

few other things as well. What sort of things might they be? Well, a

:23:44.:23:48.

few years ago they gave me burnt nickname of dixit Fraser and I had

:23:48.:23:58.
:23:58.:23:59.

to try to live up to it. The main thing is theatre reservations and

:23:59.:24:03.

restaurant reservations. They have been requests for players wives as

:24:03.:24:12.

well. It is spur of the moment, and if we can do something with an

:24:12.:24:17.

immediate result, I do not always get two or three days advance

:24:17.:24:27.
:24:27.:24:27.

notice to arrange things. He sorted my hotel room a couple of days ago.

:24:27.:24:31.

Wednesday night was a busy night in London and my booking ran out so he

:24:31.:24:37.

was called in places and got me a hotel room. When you're on the tour,

:24:37.:24:42.

we were talking about this to James Ward earlier on, when he was

:24:42.:24:49.

playing on the Challenger Tour. You do have a lot of downtime, you

:24:49.:24:53.

cannot practise for 16 hours each day. How much do you try, if you

:24:53.:24:57.

are in Paris or Rome or wherever, how much you try to live the life

:24:57.:25:03.

of the city? You certainly have your priorities and for most of us

:25:03.:25:07.

our priority is to get the best preparation we can for the

:25:07.:25:12.

tournament and rest. A lot of the time you do not want go out and did

:25:12.:25:15.

the sightseeing prior to your match of the night before. However, we

:25:15.:25:20.

have our favourite places and on a day like today, I knew was going to

:25:20.:25:27.

be raining, and died went and visited Handley's. Having a couple

:25:27.:25:32.

of kids at home, I am sure I ball, way over the nice gift for them.

:25:32.:25:37.

Being in London, there are so many things to do. What is your

:25:37.:25:44.

favourite place to go and play? Australia. It is far away, takes a

:25:44.:25:49.

couple of days to get there, but once you are there, the people are

:25:49.:25:54.

fantastic, the weather normally is beautiful. A you go surfing, do you

:25:55.:25:59.

live the Australian life? physically. You hang around, I see

:25:59.:26:07.

people, a lot of friends there. You cannot engage yourself in physical

:26:07.:26:10.

activity is that a potentially dangerous for your body. It is

:26:10.:26:15.

interesting having two guys from Eastern Europe because you have

:26:15.:26:20.

been in the newspaper industry for many years and one of the

:26:20.:26:26.

criticisms levelled up modern day sports stars is that whereas in the

:26:26.:26:30.

old days they had so much life and so many stories to tell, the

:26:30.:26:35.

criticism levelled up modern stars is that they are one dimensional.

:26:35.:26:39.

Do you find that? But I think it is difficult because the players have

:26:39.:26:45.

to be so fit these days. They demand that sport placed on people

:26:45.:26:50.

these days. If you look at football matches from previous times they

:26:50.:26:53.

seem so much slower. The demand but are placed on players physically

:26:53.:27:00.

means that it is more difficult for them. Do you feel that there are

:27:00.:27:06.

not many mavericks on the tour? think came back to that issue, back

:27:06.:27:09.

then it was probably less competitive and it was a way of

:27:09.:27:14.

life, the way people were playing the tour. There were five or six

:27:14.:27:17.

countries competing and they became one big family and shed their of

:27:17.:27:23.

time together. Now it has become much more specialised and people

:27:23.:27:26.

know they have the best chances in certain tournaments and it has

:27:26.:27:32.

become so much more professional. How do you guys feel when players

:27:32.:27:37.

who were playing 20 or 30 years ago start offering substantial

:27:37.:27:43.

criticisms of your game and the game today? For me, sounds a little

:27:43.:27:48.

awkward. I think that every next generation is going to be better.

:27:48.:27:53.

It is just natural but things are improving, things are developing. I

:27:53.:27:59.

know that in 10 or 15 years we bull her players who are better,

:27:59.:28:04.

physically or in terms of tennis, better than Federer or Nadal today.

:28:04.:28:10.

It has to come. A long time ago, we thought that nobody can be better

:28:10.:28:15.

than Pete Sampras, and a few years later a Roger proved himself the

:28:15.:28:23.

better player. In tennis terms, McEnroe in his pomp, and Federer in

:28:23.:28:31.

his prime, how can you compare them? You cannot. They are

:28:31.:28:36.

different personalities. Tennis is more professional, sport is more

:28:36.:28:44.

professional. You really cannot lose time or energy playing with

:28:44.:28:49.

the crowd of with the linesman or with the chair umpire. You just

:28:49.:28:56.

cannot afford that. This is probably why people are saying

:28:56.:29:00.

there are no personalities. We have a lot of personalities in the

:29:00.:29:04.

locker rooms and in the players' area, is just that on the court to

:29:04.:29:09.

cannot afford to lose focus and lose your momentum. Can I ask both

:29:09.:29:13.

of you this, because it is perhaps easier for you to answer this

:29:13.:29:17.

question, because the Andy Murray is of this book on not want to

:29:17.:29:21.

answer this question honestly, for fear of showing some kind of

:29:21.:29:26.

weakness. When you are playing Federer or Nadal, how difficult is

:29:26.:29:33.

it? What other charges that you face? Two different players. For me,

:29:33.:29:39.

against Nadal, but most difficult thing is the first couple of games

:29:39.:29:43.

because he has rotations and spins that he has that nobody else has so

:29:43.:29:48.

it takes time to adjust to that. After that, I would always prefer

:29:48.:29:53.

to play Nadal than Roger. With Roger, I always feel that whatever

:29:53.:29:58.

I do he has an answer. With him, you never know what he is going to

:29:58.:30:03.

come up with. We've Rafa, you know more or less, but most the time it

:30:03.:30:09.

is so good that you cannot match it. With Roger, I remember in 2005, we

:30:09.:30:15.

played almost every week, he would come up with something new. Serve-

:30:15.:30:18.

and-volley and the next matches were played long and high balls.

:30:18.:30:28.
:30:28.:30:29.

For him, you do not know what to It is funny, Ivan Ljubicic said he

:30:29.:30:34.

prefers to play Nadal, but for me it is the other way around. If you

:30:34.:30:41.

play Roger, it is an exciting video game, and when or lose, you admire

:30:41.:30:46.

the guy because a lot of the shots he plays are not in the tennis book.

:30:46.:30:50.

With Rafael Nadal, you know it is going to be a physical game and

:30:50.:30:54.

whether you win or lose, it is going to be boring, because he is

:30:54.:31:01.

going to run you down. Totally to make different players, and it

:31:02.:31:06.

requires a different set of skills to beat them on any given day. I

:31:06.:31:12.

have never beaten Rafa Nadal. I've been fortunate twice against Roger.

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On any day, I'd still prefer to play Roger. Do you run out of

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superlatives to describe them? think it you do. The thing is they

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are so different, that is the best thing. Federer is just for me to

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watch is fantastic. It is elegance, the beauty of the way he plays.

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With Nadal, there is an excitement about him. It is true all around

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world, there is a ripple of excitement whenever he walks out on

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to court. You can never run out of superlatives about them because

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they are so great. Your phone went off a minute ago. That could be

:31:52.:31:56.

Rafael Nadal demanding something. You didn't answer it. It has been

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diverted, somebody is helping me out. Do Roger or Rafael Nadal get

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better treatment? We have given everybody the best treatment. We

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always will. Everyone, we want everyone to think everything was

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amazing. The concierge helped, the set up help, we wanted to be as

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move for everybody. You are setting up an academy in Belarus which, it

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is one of those nations, we expect an avalanche of players from

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Belarus in the next couple of years. What are you doing, what is the

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objective? With the support of the local government, we have built and

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opened in March the Max Mirnyi Sports Centre, and we have as a

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core product, the tennis. We have tennis tensed that introduce kids

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from 5-Tavern years old -- 5-10 years old to tennis. This is

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something that we have introduced in Belarus and no other club has

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this sort of programme in place. We are getting a lot of people wishing

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to participate in different kinds of sport. We provide courses of

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yoga, fitness, aerobics, Sports dancing, table tennis, but Lycos

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said, tennis is the main product and we hope to grow it. -- but it

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like I said. We had to bring more youngsters into the game so in 10

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years' time, we hope to have more players. Sue Barker might want to

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talk about this later on, the cost of tennis. It is one of those

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things that puts things off. Is it like that in Croatia? That is

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always one of the accusations that are levelled at the game.

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Absolutely. It is difficult to get simple things, to buy a racket and

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get a court but more than that, as soon as kids are playing better,

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and here they have to start to travel around a world, Europe, that

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is where it becomes really difficult. And you haven't got

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Wimbledon paying millions of pounds into the association. Even for

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professionals, we have a lot of expenses ourselves. It is an

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expensive thing to do and of course, Max and I and a few other players

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are fortunate to make money and to be able to pay the expenses but

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there is so many kids, unfortunately, great talents, that

:34:44.:34:54.
:34:54.:34:55.

cannot afford to do the sport. Sue, four grumpy but wise old man.

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I was only directing it at you, John. It is interesting talking

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about and we were discussing when they were discussing, I met

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yesterday with a guy who introduced urban tennis, which is taking it

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out onto the streets, giving kids rackets to play tricks. Once you

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get the feel of the ball, takes them to record, get them falling in

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love with tennis. But you make the point that you need athletes to

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take it up. I am thinking about the Croatians, the Belarus. Our

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athletes get taken into football, rugby, cricket. You imagine. Matt

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Dawson. Wouldn't it be nice, for instance, if an athlete of that

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calibre... Imagine if one of them played tennis. I am sure they had a

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chance when they were younger, but rugby is a dominant sport. Surely,

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in this country, what is unforgivable is that some of these

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kids haven't maximised their talent or haven't worked with people that

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know how to do it. That is the key, that is where we have gone wrong.

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We have got to have some of the best people we can working with

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kids. I'm not talking up foreign talent. I'm talking about top-level

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tennis, and people that have been let go. France keeps everybody in

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the game. If I have to. My finger at one era, that is something that

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could be improved. -- if I have to point my finger at one area.

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the weather, it is looking brighter. In the meantime, let's look back to

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a final. The 2008 Wimbledon final. Where will we join it? We will join

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it for some of the great moments, so sit back, and enjoy Roger and

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Rafa Nadal with us. It was an epic struggle. What it

:36:59.:37:09.
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came down to was focus and It is the best match I have ever

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seen. The quality of the tennis and the nature of the match with the

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rain delays and the length of the match, it would get my vote.

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couldn't believe it. There was a moment when I thought, this match

:37:31.:37:41.
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is never going to end. Both of them I guess my match with Bjorn Borg is

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not going to be seen a whole lot! The -- they are the two best

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match and we have seen on a tennis We were hoping the players would be

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walking out at 2pm, no right now, because this was when it was

:38:29.:38:33.

supposed to stop... I am reasonably hopeful for a decent amount of

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play... We have got some good news to bring you... It is looking

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brighter. Well, this will get a big brighter. Well, this will get a big

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cheer. I would put it in the top 2%

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favoured experiences. I became a fan of tennis again, this beautiful

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sport with so much drama, so much up-and-down, and I said, I am happy

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to be here. It was my first experience on the

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other side of the fence, and you could feel the tension. I have

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played in a few time matches, but it is so much easier playing than

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watching. I anticipated a great match, but I

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didn't think a classic would take a break. -- take place.

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If your chosen profession is tennis and if you happen to be a Wimbledon

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champion and if you walk into a Wimbledon room, it all adds up to

:39:42.:39:52.
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the word awe. There won't be much of a conversation, not much eye

:39:52.:39:57.

contact because both of these men know how important the final is.

:39:57.:40:06.

You have to deal with your inner demons. They have emotions, they

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have expectations, they have butterflies in their stomach. Once

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they're on the court, they feel more comfortable. They are waiting

:40:15.:40:20.

for the match, and those 15 minutes before, it is the hardest part for

:40:20.:40:30.
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the players. The 2008 Wimbledon If you can keep your head when all

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about you on losing theirs and blaming it on you... If you can

:40:52.:40:58.

trust yourself when all men doubt you... And make allowance for their

:40:58.:41:08.
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doubting, too. If you can wait and not be tired by waiting... Do not

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give way to hating. And do not look too good 0 talk to why is. -- talk

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to why he's. If you can dream, and not make dreams, you're a master.

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If you can think and not make thoughts your aim. If you can meet

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with Triumph and Disaster... And treat with these two impostors just

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the same... If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue or walk

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with kings and not lose the common touch... If neither flows nor

:42:04.:42:09.

loving friends can hurt you... If all man come with you but none too

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much... If you can feel the unforgiving with 60 seconds long

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distance running, yours is the curse and everything that is in it.

:42:25.:42:35.
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And which is more, you will be a Both players have pressure. Nadal

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has a lot of pressure because he was so close last year. Seeing

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Bjorn Borg in the Royal Box was great because either player could

:42:51.:42:57.

really be in tune with what Bjorn Borg had accomplished. Lodger was

:42:57.:43:04.

five in a row so he was trying to beat Bjorn's record. And Nadal was

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trying to win the French and Wimbledon those same year.

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UMPIRE: First set, Roger Federer to CHEERING AND APPLAUSE.

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Seen Federer at work is just so beautiful and sublime because he is

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an elegant player. Nadal has that power and skill and determination

:43:52.:43:57.

so to see them, both different players but equally matched, is

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That break of serve it is. First blood to the Spaniard in his

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attempt to win Wimbledon for the first time. Roger Federer was

:44:19.:44:24.

supposed to win. Nadal already won the French Open and what made it so

:44:24.:44:30.

special was that if Nadal won the Wimbledon, he was going to be

:44:30.:44:40.
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number one player which played on CHEERING AND APPLAUSE.

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Well, that is some little strength from Nadal. We sensed an element of

:44:59.:45:04.

vulnerability. This was Federer's tournament, and he was going for a

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6th successive title but we knew And this is what it meant to him.

:45:33.:45:43.
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No doubt's chance to get back in Yes, he has picked him off, and

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Nadal is very much back. We saw signs that he can take Roger to the

:45:54.:46:04.
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limit. That he was going to do Pure hitting. He has forced his way

:46:27.:46:32.

back into this set. He will serve for a two-set lead. For the moment

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I sat down, I wanted Federer to win, Nadal was out hitting him, and he

:46:40.:46:50.
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Two sets it is to Rafael Nadal. The defending champion has a mountain

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to climb. I felt very disappointed and frustrated but I always felt he

:47:07.:47:13.

would come back. Even when it was the beginning of the third set, had

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thought he has not been good. weather could yet save Roger

:47:18.:47:28.
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You feel like today it is the day for Nadal. He looks like the

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The players are going off. The umpire will be pushed off court,

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could by! This is a disappointment. It is always bad for the player

:48:01.:48:05.

that is winning if there is an interruption. The other guy that is

:48:05.:48:12.

supposed to be on the losing streak has a chance to win group and

:48:12.:48:16.

rethink his strategy. That is exactly what happened, Roger had

:48:16.:48:22.

time to recover and get his energy back and his mental state has back.

:48:22.:48:26.

At that stage of thinking that Federer is going to lose in

:48:26.:48:36.
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straight sets, but he had other It seems like there's a change in

:48:50.:48:57.

the body language of Federer but he is committed to each and every shot.

:48:57.:49:02.

Almost saying, if you go there, I am going to go for it on the word

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go. I was commentating with Andrew Castle and a couple of ties we

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turned our microphones off, and so deep pink we are coming across a

:49:10.:49:14.

bit biased because we were so keen for Roger to come back into their

:49:14.:49:20.

match. I was quite neutral. I have respect for both players because

:49:20.:49:28.

they are real sportsmen. Net I'll is closing in on this singles title.

:49:28.:49:38.
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Five times the champion, and playing like it. But if he loses

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this, he will be two match points Set point or match point from here

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 88 seconds

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Continuous play, but Rafael Nadal will not be rushed. He has saved a

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set point. Federer was down 5 in-to UMPIRE: Federer challenging up the

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letter baseline, the ball was It was well out. That means

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 88 seconds

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UMPIRE: Nadal is challenging the Oh, my goodness! Check this out!

:53:24.:53:28.

The two best passing shots of the tournament, without doubt, have

:53:28.:53:33.

just taken place on the last two points. But I'll hit that running

:53:33.:53:38.

forehand to give himself match point and then Federer hits the

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back and pasta saved match point. At that stage I still kind of one

:53:42.:53:48.

Roger to win. I have never seen so many people stand-up then sit down,

:53:48.:53:54.

then stand up and sit down in unison. It was like some strange

:53:54.:53:59.

choreographed Mexican wave. People getting up and getting down and

:53:59.:54:02.

then we lost the timing a little bit, and people getting cross with

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 88 seconds

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UMPIRE: Game and third set, Federer. Once he won that set, I felt so bad

:54:57.:55:01.

for Nadal, that he was so close to winning the tournament of his

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dreams. And Federer hit the one in 100 shot on match point to say that.

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I thought, if Nadal loses this, he will be destroyed. It reminded me a

:55:14.:55:19.

little bit of myself in 1980, winning that tie-break and then

:55:19.:55:25.

thinking, I did not win that match. Still spots of rain getting a

:55:25.:55:35.
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I think Federer has had enough. And played his stopping. That is too

:55:52.:55:57.

bad. There was a moment when I thought we have good be back on

:55:57.:56:03.

Monday. Not only was it worked on that day, was dark. Shall we show

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people our commentary box? Look how cool this seat is. Not bad for of

:56:08.:56:17.

Wimbledon final. You're almost part of the crowd. Tim has been the been

:56:17.:56:22.

up and down like it is his first Wimbledon. He has been living and

:56:22.:56:28.

dying every point. I am not very good or sitting still. Stop this

:56:28.:56:33.

place, you will bang your head on the scene of bump into each other.

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I was sitting and standing in the box like a yo-yo for the match.

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That rain delay allowed Rafael Nadal that little bit of time to

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regroup. I respected him so much because he came back as though

:56:48.:56:52.

nothing had happened. OK, I blew a couple of match points, but I'm

:56:52.:57:02.
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It got to the stage in the fifth set where I thought it is the best

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match I have ever seen, I don't He has the blood coursing through

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 88 seconds

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Another half chance for an adult. - That is a magnificent strike! That

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is the shot but he has worked on for hours. And now it pays

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 88 seconds

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It's just incredible, the importance of these points, the way

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I suspect it Bjorn is pleased he is not involved in a match like this

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but no doubt he is enjoying it. Here is the 4th break point of the

:00:47.:00:57.
:00:57.:01:11.

It was like watching Gladiators in the Coliseum. What I think everyone

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knew was they had seen a historical match, a match that would never be

:01:16.:01:26.
:01:26.:01:37.

Oh! No wonder people stunt. -- stand. It is different tennis than

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we have ever seen. CHEERING AND APPLAUSE.

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Three match points Nadal has had, three-times on the brink, and three

:01:47.:01:57.
:01:57.:02:10.

You could taste it, everyone knew what was going to happen and you

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sensed for the first time he sensed what was going to happen that he

:02:15.:02:22.

was going to pull this off. CHEERING AND APPLAUSE.

:02:22.:02:32.
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There is a new man at the head of I mean, I felt emotionally drained

:02:37.:02:46.

and physically exhausted, so I don't know how they felt.

:02:47.:02:52.

Roger was so disappointed but, you know, you look at him, and he was

:02:52.:02:55.

almost genuinely pleased for Rafa Nadal.

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All of the viewers realised this is a special day for tennis that we

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have never seen a match like that, and we have seen a great player and

:03:05.:03:10.

news, and we have seen a new great player winner, and to have this all

:03:10.:03:17.

compact in one day is a rare. was one of the greatest matches of

:03:17.:03:24.

all time. If you can meet with triumph and

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:03:34.:03:35.

disaster... And treat these two impostors just the same. If you can

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walk with kings and not lose the common touch... If neither foes nor

:03:41.:03:48.

loving friends can hurt you... If all men come with you but none too

:03:48.:03:58.

much. If you can fill the unforgiving minute with a 62nd

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round, yours is the birth and everything that is in it. -- yours

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is the earth. What is more, you Quite simply the greatest match I

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have ever seen. What a final, what a rivalry, and what a treat for us

:04:20.:04:26.

at this rainy -- on this rainy afternoon. I am pleased to say the

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rain has moved away. That horrible grey cloud has finally been blown

:04:31.:04:35.

away from the Queen's Club. The covers are off and the net will go

:04:35.:04:39.

up shortly. There will be an inspection of the court, and we

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hope to see the resumption of play, to see Andy Roddick to play

:04:44.:04:53.

Fernando Verdasco in his quarter- final. He is 6-2, 3-1 up. Rafael

:04:53.:05:01.

Nadal will be on court later on as well. The big story is James Ward

:05:02.:05:06.

defeated the defending champion, Sam Querrey, and did it in some

:05:06.:05:12.

style. It was one set all after bad light stopped play last night but

:05:12.:05:17.

he came out today, and he is through to the quarter-finals. A

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terrific week for the British number two and he could be on court

:05:20.:05:26.

later on today if this weather holds. That is a big story for

:05:26.:05:32.

British tennis and the other story is that Andy Murray will not be on

:05:32.:05:35.

court today because Marin Cilic has poured out because of injuries so

:05:35.:05:41.

Andy Murray has been put through to the semi-finals tomorrow. That is

:05:41.:05:46.

the situation. We will be on court very soon at the AEGON

:05:46.:05:50.

Championships. In the meantime, let's go back to the players'

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lounge to the three, four five... How many wise men?

:05:55.:05:59.

There is nobody's that is grumpy, we are enthused an enthusiastic

:05:59.:06:09.
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about what we will see shortly and following on from well what we have

:06:11.:06:16.

seen, more than enough tennis over the last couple of decades, and

:06:16.:06:22.

what was the best match you saw? Until two years ago, Bjorn Borg

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versus McEnroe, but the Nadal- Federer match was the best. I think

:06:29.:06:38.

so. Given with all the drama, Nadal hadn't won. Roger got a bit angry...

:06:38.:06:44.

I just thought it was melodramatic, the greatest match, for sure.

:06:44.:06:52.

agree. It is probably boring, but you can't beat it! It was

:06:52.:06:57.

everything you want and more. It had drama, and two great

:06:57.:07:05.

contestants. That was important as well because tennis is about

:07:05.:07:08.

rivalries, and that was the illustration of probably the

:07:08.:07:12.

greatest driver lead there has been. And you describe that in Five Live?

:07:12.:07:20.

I would go for Stepanek... No, it was the drama, and the quality of

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the play. The quality of that match was unbelievable. I've watched it

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back, making a documentary for 5 Live, and watching it back, you are

:07:32.:07:36.

amazed it happened. Because matches that happen when you are younger

:07:36.:07:43.

tend to live with you for longer, Borg against gauleiters in 1977, it

:07:43.:07:49.

is one of those games, I watched it and it can believe how amazing it

:07:49.:07:58.

was. Was it good? I have it in my mind it was. It was. I would have

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said I can't remember whether or not I was on the court but I

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remember that after Bjorn Borg beat him, that evening, gauleiters

:08:07.:08:14.

offered to practise with him, for the final. That was the kind of

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character he was, and the kind of affection that Bjorn Borg created

:08:18.:08:22.

with the people he played with. That was a different era, and

:08:22.:08:27.

looking back, we can see that it was played in a different speed and

:08:27.:08:32.

with a different athleticism than we are used to now but it was still

:08:32.:08:40.

extraordinary... The characters as well. You need the contrast.

:08:40.:08:49.

Gauleiters was like the show off. You are more likely to see him in

:08:49.:08:56.

Studio 54! That brings us to the subject of technology. When you

:08:56.:09:01.

watch Borg against McEnroe, you almost think it is on a slow-motion

:09:01.:09:04.

replay, sometimes, because of the nature of the balls going so much

:09:04.:09:09.

slower. Has that made it a better game now? Has it taken the finesse

:09:09.:09:14.

out? I am not sure about better but more even. A lot of players that

:09:14.:09:19.

were not of that quality can are now win events. Whether or not it

:09:19.:09:25.

makes tennis better, I am not sure. The wicked spins that players can

:09:25.:09:32.

get, the speed of the balls. It is evolution and changing all the time.

:09:32.:09:37.

Andy Murray is talking about how slow the court is and how heavy his

:09:37.:09:40.

honours on grass but it seems to the grass has got so other than

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clay. If you had said that 10 years ago, how would Pete Sampras and

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Goran it has so much -- Goran Ivanisevic perform now? It has

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changed, but whether for the better, I am not so sure. Barry, you have

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been around the block a few times, what do you think? Probably

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technology has taken over two match. The rackets. They can hit the ball

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so, so much harder. John McEnroe, he wants to bring back wooden

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rackets. Not a bad argument. It would sort out who has got the

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skill and power. Power is the dominant force, like it or not.

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sweet spot is so much larger. So from the back of the court, you can

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hit these all-powerful winning shots, and the shame is the art of

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serve and volley is dead. Taylor Dent was a good exponent. He

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retired, Max Mirnyi, who you spoke to, he is good at it but he is in

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the twilight of his career, and any player will tell you that it is

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unfeasible to serve a volley, because that ball is flying past

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you. That the meat is a shame because that contrast of styles

:10:56.:11:06.
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adds to the sport. -- that for me. Radek Stepanek was being patted on

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the back for serving a volley! It was like a vintage car. We are

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going back to what we love. He comes in, takes the net, puts the

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volley a way, makes the spots different. Novak Djokovic employed

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Mark Woodforde, a good as -- a good volleyer, to try to teach him the

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new ones of volleying because he was not taught how to volley and he

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saw the need to have a net gain. And Rafa Nadal has improved it.

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Actually playing it all out, as serve and volley, Pat Rafter, you

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would be dead in the water. One of the reasons why Djokovic got the

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upper hand on Nadal on clay was because he's surprised him on more

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than half a dozen occasions by coming to the net and taking the

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initiative, when Nadal was caught. That was an important strategy that

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he brought to the game as he toured supremacy of the clay-court season,

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until Paris. -- as he took supremacy. So, last question,

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because it will be a glorious sunshine between now and the end of

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Wimbledon. Murray and Wimbledon? Semi-finals. I think he can win it.

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I really do. That is not just pick it isn't because he has got the

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game. If his mind is right, he can win. Donovan? I agree. He can win.

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I always said he will win a Grand Slam and nothing has changed my

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mind. Not even the form of Djokovic? Yes, he needs a bit of

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luck, like any player. What I would say is he had some amazing draws in

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the last Grand Slams. The French Open was a dream. He needs good

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fortune it at Wimbledon and, absolutely, he can do it. Yes, I,

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again, agree. I think the most important factor is let's see how

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Roger Federer rebounds from the French Open last because I think he

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still has a couple of Grand Slam titles in him and I wouldn't bet

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against him. Can I just say, somebody but me �10 last night who

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would win more than Slam titles, and I thought that was a really

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good question, between Federer and Murray, and I had �10 on Murray.

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What would you say? Murray. I would say eight two wall draw. Murray.

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Marian Oprea. Week -- sea, Sue, we are upbeat.

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Marta Milani or Federer? -- Murray. Who says they will win another

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Grand Slam? Ivan Lendl certainly, he is in Switzerland, and he

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created if Rory when he said, I don't think ridge -- Roger will win

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another Grand Slam. That is a good point made. There is a lot of good

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players coming through, and looking at del Potro as well who will be

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getting back into form. There is danger guys like Roddick that will

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be knocking these players off. I think he will win another Grand

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Slam, Federer, and Murray will as well but when, I do not know.

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a great era, isn't it. As far as serve-volleying, it is difficult

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because it is this four week window when you want to serve-volleys. It

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is tough to change of mentality. Frankly, these courts are too slow

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to serve a volley, especially on the second serve. In the old days,

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it was straight in. I am sitting next to the greatest volleyers of

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all time, by the way! The ball sticks in the grass, waiting to be

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hit, and the new problem with the rackets is they are so explosive,

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if you've got more than a foot either side of you to cover, and

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there is the lob as well, they are going to fit that space before

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anybody has a chance. It is like a penalty. It really doesn't make any

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The biggest change has come from the strings. I don't want to get

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into the technical differences off the strings, but the new polyester

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strings, which are not that new actually, they have been around for

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a few years, they make the ball squash into the string and shoot

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off. It is like a double barrelled shot said the string pushes the

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ball out but it also flattens the ball and the ball Springs off as

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well. It gets a double explosion from the strings. I think they need

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to outdoor it because it is almost impossible to serve. We have to say

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why have the grass court slowed down? The guy is have the shoes

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that rip up the court soap the all England guys know that he will not

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last for two weeks. You know about all the different seeds that they

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put in there. And they had to change it because of the roof as

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well. A exactly, and the air that changed as well. Would you like to

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see more volleying? A think we would all like to. The conditions

:17:20.:17:30.
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changed and everything changed away from the big servers. We have swung

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back the other way. A probably a little bit too far. I think the

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best way to encourage people to come to the net is to change the

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balls. We have to make faster bolster encourage the players to

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come forward and at least be able to win with a good volley. We do

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not necessarily want aces everywhere but it someone hits a

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decent volley they should be rewarded for that. I think we have

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gone too far. Great news, as you can see, that the players are back

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on. I saw Roddick to a couple of serves and volleys in this match.

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He has played well. Fernando Verdasco has played a poor match.

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He will be disappointed. Roddick at the moment is cruising through,

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very comfortable. He is sharp and clean and fresh, which is something

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we cannot say for a couple of the guys. Just before we joined this

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match, or we will look back at the question we asked about whether

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Jack Kremer had one Wimbledon. He did win in 1947. We will look back

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with this match in just a moment. John is with a couple of people

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with important jobs. One is an administrator and one is

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a player. Look at them and guess which is which. Leon Smith is the

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Davis Cup captain and Chris Kermode is the director here. How

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frustrating has the last 48 hours been? It has been tough. Doing any

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outdoor event in England you have to factor of the same. It makes it

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difficult for players. There on and off all the time and to not get a

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rhythm. You have to wait for the grass to dry out. You have the rain

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in Paris and you are back on in five minutes. Considering how bad

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the forecast has been this week, I am amazed we have got to the stage

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where we are. Do you have contingency plans to play on

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Monday? We could. I think there has been one final in 30 years that has

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been on a Monday, in 1995. I think we get all the match is through to

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the final so that there is only one match to play, we will be fine,

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because you have a seven hour window to play one match. But

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everything is in place to play on Monday if we have to. I'm feeling

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confident, the players are coming on now. On Rafael Nadal, is there

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indeed indication whether he will play doubles? Is it up to him?

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is up to him. Knowing him, he will play doubles. He makes a commitment

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and he will do it. Potentially, he has to play this match, finished

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off his doubles from last night and play another one. The guy is so

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driven and mentally strong. It shows his desire up when he comes

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here to play. Your decision about the a Davis Cup and the second

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singles after Wimbledon has been made for you, which James Ward

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winning? It certainly does no harm. Last year at East born he had two

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great wins and it is great to see him pick up his form this week. He

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has a chance at the next match as well. He has to refocus now. He has

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a set on grass already today which have think will help him. James

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blame No. 2 presupposes that Andy Murray place number one. Will he?

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hope so. We are all excited, and any time that he is available to

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play, is great for everybody. all very well winning the next tie

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but you want to win the one after that and the one after that, and to

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do that you need Andy Murray in the team. Of course, any nation would

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Miss Andy Murray. To have him in the team is used for us. As the

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Davis Cup captain, do you wish that, barring injury, was mandatory for

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players to play, so he did not have to have these constant dilemmas?

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is tough. The nature of the schedule for the players is tough.

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We see the physicality some they go through every match. I think they

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need to be that degree of flexibility. A good look at how

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they adapt the competition four, that is another story. In our

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situation, Ben and he has not played, does give the opportunity

:23:04.:23:14.

for some of the other players to step up. The Davis Cup is a

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showpiece event and the next tie does not have live television

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coverage, and the sport cannot afford Pat. He needs that kind of

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show case for people to buy into the sport. It is a vicious circle.

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Andy Murray has got to play for the game to be on TV, for you to get

:23:33.:23:38.

promoted. He has a huge responsibility. He does, but so

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does the -- to the other players. In the last couple of ties, the

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players have stepped up. The job is to win the next one, and Luxembourg

:23:50.:23:56.

in July. Because on that and had to get through to the next what on

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there will be the promotion match to get into Division One were there

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are some strong teams. We saw Oliver Gold here on Monday and he

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was not over ought. What else is there beneath him that we can look

:24:11.:24:20.

forward to? He is one of a number of good juniors coming through.

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Ones that are competing internationally. There are a whole

:24:28.:24:33.

group of kids coming through. We need patience. We see how long it

:24:33.:24:38.

takes to transition out of the junior game into the seniors. You

:24:38.:24:43.

knock see so many people are 18 or 19 bursting onto the scene. It is

:24:43.:24:46.

about trying to identify the best players and having mechanisms to

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support their programmes, whether that is based in the UK or Spain of

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United States. It is a very good point about how much older they are

:24:58.:25:08.

now. Mannarino, who is playing James Ward, his 22. His coach was

:25:08.:25:12.

telling me probably about four years ago that he was the one to

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watch. There is a lot of pressure on him in France to perform. And he

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is just coming through now. It takes longer than people think.

:25:25.:25:31.

might like to fudge this a bit, but I hope you won't. Novak Djokovic

:25:31.:25:35.

brings up and says I am not coming, which is disappointing to you,

:25:35.:25:39.

because his faces on all the billboards and the programmes, but

:25:39.:25:43.

in a sense you can absorb that because Rafael Nadal this here and

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Andy Murray is here. The other tournament this week is built

:25:50.:25:55.

around Roger Federer. Federer said he was tired and he pulled out and

:25:55.:25:59.

the tournament director issued an extraordinary press statement, the

:25:59.:26:03.

kind of thing you do not normally here, saying he feels personally

:26:03.:26:11.

let down. Can you see both sides of the argument? No, I cannot. From a

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tournament. If you I can see how disappointed he was, I am sure he

:26:16.:26:20.

regret saying it. One of those things you say on the spur of the

:26:20.:26:23.

moment. When you do build an event around one player, that is the kind

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of thing that is going to happen. Here, what we have done over the

:26:29.:26:34.

years, is billed the cast list of players. Being so close to the

:26:34.:26:39.

French, you can almost guarantee of that someone will not turn up. We

:26:39.:26:43.

are incredibly lucky to have Rockwell that Althea, who fulfils

:26:43.:26:48.

every commitment. He is on his knees with exhaustion and he is

:26:48.:26:56.

still here. -- Rafael Nadal. Andy Roddick is here to win the

:26:56.:27:06.

tournament. It is a numbers game. You hope that two out of that 15,

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that is the sort of damage that might happen. Can you hope one day

:27:10.:27:19.

ever to get Federer to play this? We ask every year. He did play here

:27:19.:27:25.

three times. He played in juniors, in qualifying and a first round

:27:25.:27:31.

main draw. Then he went the other tournaments and won it. It is a

:27:31.:27:37.

superstition to him. I would love to have him here, obviously. What

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he brings to grass-court tennis, to have both of them would be superb.

:27:42.:27:46.

Looking ahead to the performance of Andy Murray, how must as a matter

:27:46.:27:51.

to him to win this? He said when he won it how much confident he got.

:27:51.:27:56.

The courts a great here, everybody loves playing it. It is important

:27:56.:28:01.

that he gets the preparation him before play in Wimbledon. I think

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it is important to him. He looked good in his match yesterday.

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Bizarrely, I think if he wins here, takes pressure off him at Wimbledon.

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The British number one, coming to play at Wimbledon, I remember

:28:19.:28:22.

watching Tim Henman playing in the semi-final and you could feel the

:28:22.:28:30.

tension every time he hit a tennis ball. But I think once he has a of

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win, takes the pressure off. They SUE BARKER: Good news for lovers.

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Roddick is a set and 3-1 up. -- prime position. Verdasco was

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starting to get a little bit of good to see he has some fight left

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There wouldn't be too many days where you would see Fernando

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Verdasco missed his four homes. -- Fantastic play from Andy Roddick.

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The double break is his, the match will surely follow. Terrific

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defensive play. A scramble for the forehand squash shot. Just skidded

:32:18.:32:21.

over the net and everything is going right for Roddick at the

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moment. He has had a handful of lucky returns that have dribbled

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over the net. And made it awkward. And there he is, getting his last

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strings on the racket, and just skidding across the front and

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Verdasco couldn't do much more. That shot was clever. He was racing

:32:46.:32:54.

into the net. It is so easy to overhit it or push it wide. We have

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been studying these guys, the radar, the cows in the field, and we hope

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Marin Cilic pulling out, and Like that shot. He has been well to

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control his temper but that says it aware, the winner of this one will

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play Andy Murray, and at the moment Andy Roddick. -- some rage.

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UMPIRE: Verdasco is challenging. He might be disappointed. It was

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close, but out. So, Fernando Verdasco... Serving to stay in the

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challenge. Why not ask the question, nothing

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to lose, except his pride? And a challenge. It is coming close...

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Not enough. inconsistent, which is unusual.

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Just a glimpse of what Verdasco can About the only unforced error I can

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That one touched the line. He Two match points, he has been out

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done. There is the Verdasco we know! And still fighting. Flickers

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of life from Verdasco. You suspect it is a delay of the inevitable.

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Andy Roddick, coup has won this four times, he and Hewitt have

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dominated in recent years, four times a winner, Roddick. Semi-

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finalist in 2006. The man at the top of the board has gone. Sam

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Querrey, defending champion no more. James Ward, his conqueror. And Andy

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Murray won it in 2009. He is likely to meet Andy Roddick in the semi-

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He has got a couple of breaks up doing its work. Great footwork,

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quickly gets around those forehands, Another point for Verdasco to

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survive. And still, Roddick cannot put him away. Verdasco is relaxing

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He had time but it was pinpoint acknowledged by Roddick, but he

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moves on. And Andy Roddick is one step closer, perhaps, to eight

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fifth title at Queen's. On this sort of form and intensity I would

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not take him out of the bidding. Verdasco heads off and he will not

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take an awful lot out of this match. It is a day he will want to forget.

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Pretty much everything went against him. And full credit to Andy

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Roddick. He played a solid game and let but does care make the mistakes.

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For fed a scope there is the thought of the wins that he has. --

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for Fernando Verdasco. What a match that is in prospect, Andy Roddick

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against Andy Murray in the semi- final. Andy Roddick lost his place.

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SUE BARKER: Andy Roddick through in some style. A very quick match. We

:48:20.:48:24.

were saying at the top of the Upton in that it could be a tough one,

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Many congratulations. Completely at home now on grass? Yes. I enjoy

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playing on the surface, I enjoy playing here. My first rain delay

:48:41.:48:47.

of the year is out of the way, so it has started! Were we doing

:48:47.:48:57.
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during that period? I was plain angry birds. It is their game.

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People have been following your Twitter account and realising what

:49:06.:49:11.

you were listening to it last night that has been inspiring you.

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first couple of days that I was here I was in a jet black Hayes and

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I saw this wonderful song and it was the were sold. -- Wurzels.

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Which particular song? What is it, combine harvester? That one!

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would ask you to sing it unless you win on Sunday. Nobody wants me to

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SUE BARKER: That is from are part of the world, down in the south-

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west. Rafael Nadal has raced out of the locker room. They are looking

:50:08.:50:13.

at this guys as well. The dark cloud made just missed us, but

:50:13.:50:20.

Rafael Nadal wants to get on with it and get this match completed. He

:50:20.:50:27.

has a tough one up against Jo- Wilfried Songa. The world No. 1 on

:50:27.:50:31.

court and we will be with that match up until 5:15pm and with the

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red button. We are still waiting to hear what is going to happen to

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James Ward who put out the defending champion earlier today

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and will be up against Adrian Mannarino. That could go over to

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Court Number One to get it completed. It does go over there,

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we will be covering it. Do you know the Wurzels? No idea what he was

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talking about! He sang about a hole in the bucket? That was brilliant!

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I think he would enjoy it. I think some bishops are just that might be

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his next video. We will have a word! As far as his before sat

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there, he is getting better and better. He missed them most of the

:51:31.:51:35.

clay-court season and he has come in here fresh and determined. This

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is his part of the year. He has a real shot at winning a Grand Slam,

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Wimbledon, and performing well. For Andy Roddick, I always look at the

:51:47.:51:51.

back and to see how that is going because that is the shot that is

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probably the most brutal of his. It has become a pretty good shot now.

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Early on in his career he was struggling to hit passing shot with

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that and it was great today. His opponent was well below par. You

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look at that score line. Andy Murray is going to be a lot harder.

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It is an interesting semi-final. That was the great missed

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opportunity back in Wimbledon, where Andy Roddick had a strategic

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triumph. He played a great match and Andy Murray was one of two

:52:35.:52:40.

points short for a place in the Wimbledon final. Of all the matches

:52:40.:52:44.

he has played, there would have got into the Wimbledon final. That will

:52:44.:52:49.

be a real match up in the semi- final. We look forward to that

:52:49.:52:53.

because Andy Murray have looked could this week. He has done really

:52:53.:52:57.

well. I would not be surprised if he's feeling a bit tired. The day

:52:57.:53:04.

after day will help him a lot. I tell you who would love a day off,

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is Rafael Nadal. He looked pretty tired yesterday afternoon. For once

:53:13.:53:16.

he was successful and have been successful at the French Open I

:53:16.:53:19.

just looking for a couple of matches to get under their belt,

:53:20.:53:26.

and maybe a doubles match to get used to the grass. After that, this

:53:26.:53:32.

is a bonus. As long as my body feels OK, they want to be nice and

:53:32.:53:37.

fresh. You see how fired up Andy Roddick is. He's always a little

:53:37.:53:45.

bit fired-up. He has a great sense of humour. Andy Murray is doing

:53:45.:53:55.
:53:55.:53:57.

well. I am hearing that Andy Murray is going to pop up here for a chat

:53:57.:54:04.

before we go of air. As far as this one Co's, Jo-Wilfried Songa is a

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bit of a man mountain. He is. In terms of the match-up, the first

:54:09.:54:15.

thing you think about his that the top is tired. How badly does he won

:54:15.:54:23.

this and is there anything left in the tank? Jo-Wilfried Songa beating

:54:23.:54:28.

in the semi-final of the 2008 Australian Open and since then

:54:28.:54:33.

Rafael Nadal has beaten him back every single time. But Jo-Wilfried

:54:33.:54:40.

Songa does have the skills on a grass court. He has just come in

:54:41.:54:45.

from the French Open. All the French players build up to that

:54:45.:54:51.

emotionally, so the pressure is off now. Last year he was a quarter-

:54:51.:54:56.

finalist at Wimbledon. We have one of the world's finest grass-court

:54:56.:55:01.

players against Rafael Nadal, who is the Wimbledon champion. In the

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chat that John was doing downstairs, they were talking about how France

:55:05.:55:09.

has come through with so many players. That has held them because

:55:09.:55:14.

it has taken a lot of pressure off them. There are number of world-

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class players. Oh, dear, the umbrellas are up again. The French

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clay-court can take a little bit of rain but the grass cannot because

:55:27.:55:36.

it is so slippery. The rain is definitely coming down now. French

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tennis is quite placed at the moment without having quite a true

:55:41.:55:45.

superstar. This guy is another one that you watch at Wimbledon and

:55:45.:55:50.

think, definitely a potential semi- finalist. As far as Rafa is

:55:50.:55:55.

concerned, you talk about the fight of the man. Last night, he could

:55:55.:56:01.

have finished it in two but was the second set, against the very

:56:01.:56:05.

experienced Radek Stepanek. But when it matters, he digs deep and

:56:05.:56:10.

finds more. I love the 1000 yard stare. There was almost as though

:56:10.:56:16.

he lost control of his neck muscles, he was so tired. Chris Kermode, the

:56:16.:56:21.

tournament director, was talking about it earlier on. You have to

:56:21.:56:26.

understand that you cannot keep going deep. But this plant seems to.

:56:26.:56:31.

He knows what is ahead, which is a weak off next week. I would think

:56:31.:56:37.

that he would go back home and rest for three or four days. After the

:56:37.:56:42.

French Open, he did all his press, had his picture taken, did all that

:56:42.:56:49.

kind of stuff. Obviously, he needs some time off. But he likes

:56:49.:56:59.
:56:59.:57:00.

competing and he is the best at it. We are all set for this one. Jo-

:57:00.:57:05.

Wilfried Songa about to start this quarter-final against the world No.

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 88 seconds

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1. Andrew will be on his way and he The court is very greasy. It is

:58:03.:58:13.
:58:13.:58:14.

raining again. That is the end of that. Well, one of those days. It

:58:14.:58:24.
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is frustrating for the crowd, the players, everybody involved. No,

:58:24.:58:34.
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they are staying. He wants to stay. I cannot believe that the players

:58:48.:58:52.

are still waiting there because there is no chance of this match

:58:53.:59:01.

continuing. We have already seen him slide under the net. He does

:59:01.:59:08.

not want to be around any more. This sort of thing is not required.

:59:09.:59:16.

That is a forlorn sight. Why is he still there? And Jo-Wilfried Songa

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is still there as well. They are covering the court now so I am not

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sure whether they were told to stay there. I cannot believe that the

:59:26.:59:30.

players would not just run for cover. Both players have probably

:59:30.:59:38.

had enough of the locker room for the day. It is just the feeling, I

:59:38.:59:43.

hope he is around for the weekend and doesn't say, I am off. It is

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quite possible he could say that. It is not going to make or break

:59:48.:59:53.

his world. It is not in his nature, though. It is not, and I'm not

:59:53.:59:57.

suggesting any unprofessional behaviour. It is just everything he

:59:57.:00:01.

has been through, and the thing that is a head, defending his

:00:01.:00:06.

Wimbledon title. He will not want be here until next Tuesday, for

:00:06.:00:16.
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instance. If we keep having rain Looking up at the sky, there is

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blue-sky up ahead. But it has been covered. It will not happen

:00:29.:00:33.

straight away even when the Commerce -- covers come off.

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will be 45 minutes after the coverers get taken off at the court

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is prepared and the players start playing. We have been really

:00:42.:00:47.

unlucky. Over so many years, the odd shower now and again. But we

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have had super weather. We have seen the court burnt by the end of

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the week through hard play and sunshine. This is what makes them

:00:59.:01:06.

such a great champion. He is right- handed! We were talking about that.

:01:06.:01:13.

Boris Becker, he has a home in Majorca, very close to the House of

:01:13.:01:18.

Rafa Nadal. And his uncle Tony asked Boris -- Boris Becker to come

:01:18.:01:23.

over. And he can play with both sides. He obviously made the

:01:23.:01:29.

decision that the stronger hand was the left as Forest tennis is

:01:29.:01:35.

concerned. He will head in. Greg Rusedski saw him play when he was

:01:35.:01:43.

15 years old and he just went, what have we got here? Graham was

:01:43.:01:50.

talking to the man himself. Even when the covers,, he says she will

:01:50.:01:56.

not be out for a while. He probably got you to practise this morning.

:01:56.:02:02.

And it's 5:00pm, still no chance. Incredibly disappointing. John

:02:02.:02:07.

Lloyd joins us again. Can't believe he is still out there. At least the

:02:07.:02:13.

crowd have had a chance to see more of him. Strange that he stayed out

:02:13.:02:20.

at all! I just said that there is a possibility without suggesting any

:02:20.:02:25.

unprofessional conduct that he will not fancy this at all. With

:02:25.:02:29.

Wimbledon up ahead. I hope he does not fit the decision that he has

:02:29.:02:35.

had enough of this tournament. He has made his contribution. He will

:02:35.:02:41.

rest ahead of Wimbledon. I am in anticipation. It is probably

:02:41.:02:45.

inaccurate. Rafa Nadal heading back to the locker-room. Jo-Wilfried

:02:45.:02:50.

Tsonga. We will keep you up-to-date. And much a ribald get much tennis

:02:50.:02:54.

year. But it will continue on the Red Button if there was any play

:02:54.:03:00.

this evening. Let's go back inside to the players under cover. The

:03:00.:03:10.
:03:10.:03:12.

It doesn't matter if you are the Grand Slam champions, you must

:03:12.:03:17.

leave when the rain comes. How frustrating to you feel? It can be

:03:17.:03:22.

pretty tough. We are coming up a pretty good week in Paris. You just

:03:22.:03:28.

happy to be here. We love playing on grass. We don't mind the rain.

:03:28.:03:32.

The last few years we have had such great winter. We are expecting the

:03:32.:03:42.

worst. But it's good to just chill on her phone and do some staff that

:03:42.:03:48.

is quite useless. But it's fun on the end. How about you? We do get

:03:48.:03:54.

spoiled. At Wimbledon. Here at the Queen's Club, it's just a waiting

:03:54.:03:59.

game. Any time you come to London, the surface we are playing on is so

:03:59.:04:04.

specific to the rain. We are accustomed to some drops. We just

:04:04.:04:08.

spend the time here with family and friends and play board games and at

:04:09.:04:14.

the time go by. Who is a demon in the players' locker-room? If the

:04:14.:04:21.

offer to play table tennis, you think, no way, they are too good!

:04:21.:04:28.

like playing ping pong. He was slicing everything back perfectly!

:04:28.:04:33.

Very talented guy it on and off the court. He looks like he would be

:04:33.:04:39.

the chance. Rafa Nadal is the man to avoid at table football. I hear

:04:39.:04:43.

that Andy Baddeley is pretty good. I was next to him and one of the

:04:43.:04:46.

hotel grounds and he was pretty wild and aggressive on his video

:04:46.:04:55.

game. Yes, the PlayStation. best tennis players are the best

:04:55.:05:01.

players in the lounge as well. important is that for the doubles

:05:01.:05:05.

partnership of the court because that translates on the court? Can

:05:05.:05:11.

you hate each other and still be a good partnership? You have had --

:05:11.:05:15.

her stories in the past uncertainty was not getting along of court.

:05:15.:05:20.

That happens after some time spent together. Once you get onto the

:05:21.:05:26.

court, it is so different, it is business and you must do your job.

:05:26.:05:30.

Right now, Max and myself are together and happy and hopefully

:05:30.:05:37.

that will continue. He is a great guy, very down-to-earth. It can

:05:37.:05:43.

only help if you have a good relationship on and off the court.

:05:43.:05:46.

They say that partnership is like a marriage, you have to make it work

:05:46.:05:53.

or else it can get nasty. Well, they are at least enjoying the rain.

:05:53.:05:57.

They have no hope of getting on today if we cannot get the singles

:05:57.:06:07.
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played. Both of them have won this You have to be kidding me! What a

:06:44.:06:54.
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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 88 seconds

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Everyone wants to be there, 20th November and plenty of tickets

:07:37.:07:45.

available. Daniel Nestor has warned that three times. It is fantastic

:07:45.:07:50.

for singles and doubles. The set of tennis that Federer played against

:07:50.:07:56.

Djokovic was a joke, it was the evening semi-final. It was to end

:07:56.:08:01.

his unbeaten streak but the last guy to beat him was much better in

:08:01.:08:05.

that match and the first set was ridiculous, we were not working, we

:08:06.:08:10.

have little drink and we thought it was just amazing. Watching Roger

:08:10.:08:15.

Federer. And then Andy Murray and Rafa Nadal. Unbelievable. These

:08:15.:08:22.

guys make the semi-final a lot. This is just so frustrating. Rafa

:08:22.:08:25.

Nadal, not to be able to get on and play his match. He had a

:08:25.:08:30.

frustrating time last night. He played a late and it's cold and wet.

:08:30.:08:35.

It will be tough for him to get through this week? And having the

:08:35.:08:40.

right preparation for Wimbledon? has enough matches under his belt.

:08:40.:08:44.

But he wants to play. He stayed on the court and refused to leave. He

:08:44.:08:49.

just wants to get this on it. He is fired up. He doesn't like hanging

:08:49.:08:55.

around. You get used to the Grand Slams, that is part of it, but here

:08:55.:09:00.

he just wants matches and it is so frustrating for all of them. Andy

:09:00.:09:04.

Murray will be the happiest. He was on his way up here and he got

:09:04.:09:09.

diverted to the press conference. He will be really so happy to get

:09:09.:09:15.

through. Not quite so happy to be facing Andy Roddick. But he has had

:09:15.:09:20.

a fantastic day, you can have a nice dinner. Hit a few balls and

:09:20.:09:25.

cruise home. He is ready. They are already. But they want to finish,

:09:25.:09:28.

they want to compete and play this tournament and sharpen up. The

:09:29.:09:32.

great thing about the semi-final between Andy Roddick and Andy

:09:32.:09:37.

Murray is they want to beat each other. Andy Roddick is fired up, he

:09:37.:09:42.

has beaten Lopez, Anderson and now Verdasco. That is a semi-final that

:09:42.:09:46.

we shall relish. Even if he doesn't have the full tank, he will not

:09:46.:09:54.

want to lose. Just talk about James Ward. Terrific performance. Putting

:09:54.:09:58.

out the defending champion, Sam Querrey. He is due to play his

:09:58.:10:07.

quarter-final against Adrian Mannarino. Two wins back-to-back.

:10:07.:10:11.

Some British past masters have had good publicity and it has gone to

:10:11.:10:14.

the head and the next day it was a let-down and they have not played

:10:14.:10:20.

well. He has done this, two matches and he has been at his best and

:10:20.:10:24.

perhaps the third one today. He is making a breakthrough and there is

:10:24.:10:28.

a long way to go but he has given himself a chance. This was a good

:10:28.:10:33.

performance, very professional. Beating Sam Querrey. And he was

:10:33.:10:36.

questioned in that last game. He found the answers. Because he got

:10:36.:10:41.

to that match. And it was quite passive and then one break point

:10:41.:10:45.

down and he fired down the line with that pushy backhand off the

:10:45.:10:50.

short ball, nice and deep. And then served it out. He came through

:10:50.:10:55.

under fire. He has probably been in about 16 or 17 towns and cities

:10:55.:10:59.

around the world after his different levels and this was his

:10:59.:11:01.

opportunity and a few wins another match he will double his prize

:11:01.:11:07.

money for the year! And he has been all over the place. Maybe the

:11:08.:11:12.

players are bored but this man has been working very hard. All of them

:11:12.:11:16.

have. These covers have been on and off right the way through these

:11:16.:11:20.

championships. And I am not sure why they have denied this. It is

:11:20.:11:27.

coming off. Hopefully we will get some play in just a moment. But you

:11:27.:11:31.

talk about prize-money and James Ward but it is the points. He would

:11:31.:11:35.

get so many points from ATP. It is all about the rankings, and what

:11:35.:11:42.

tournaments you can get into. in the world, currently 216 points

:11:42.:11:46.

and he has computer points coming off the computer next week. Is he

:11:46.:11:53.

playing at Eastbourne? He would be mad not to. He has his wild card at

:11:53.:11:58.

Wimbledon so he doesn't have to qualify. Now he is set fair, he has

:11:58.:12:01.

replaced those computer points that he will lose next week. He might be

:12:01.:12:05.

able to maintain that decent wracking. If he was to win another

:12:05.:12:09.

match, is renting will rise. That is roughly how the system works.

:12:09.:12:12.

And Russia what is going on. They don't know whether to uncover this

:12:12.:12:21.

court. Some indecision. Plenty of moisture landed on that court. Buy

:12:21.:12:27.

me some Rafa Nadal slipping under that net, the opening point, for

:12:27.:12:30.

the crowd, they want to get him back on but we don't want to put

:12:30.:12:35.

him at risk. And, indeed, Jo- Wilfried Tsonga. There are very

:12:35.:12:39.

knowledgeable here. This is an important event, don't get me wrong,

:12:39.:12:44.

but the public knows that you cannot put the best player in the

:12:44.:12:48.

world in jeopardy here if the court is that right so they might have to

:12:48.:12:52.

be patient until it is absolutely bone-dry. I remember the old days,

:12:52.:12:57.

we had a certain referee who never played before and late at night, it

:12:57.:13:00.

might have be raining, and they don't have the technology and he

:13:00.:13:04.

would come out in his jacket and tie and say, perfectly fine, play

:13:04.:13:09.

on. And you would break your neck! And that was before these little

:13:09.:13:17.

stones on the bottom of your shoes. You had no chance of staying up!

:13:17.:13:23.

Canvas shoes. An extremely short shorts. But at least the sun

:13:23.:13:27.

shining and that is a bonus. The more the sun is out, the more that

:13:27.:13:34.

will dry up. So, we're coming off their very soon. But of course, if

:13:35.:13:38.

there is any play, we will be on the Red Button at right the way

:13:38.:13:42.

through the evening. If there is any play and Rafa Nadal gets back

:13:42.:13:46.

onto the court against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, we will be covering that.

:13:46.:13:52.

And we're waiting to see if James Ward will play today. Facing Adrian

:13:52.:13:57.

Mannarino. We will cover that as well. Semi-finals day tomorrow,

:13:57.:14:03.

weather permitting, we will be live on BBC One tomorrow at 1pm. Briefly,

:14:03.:14:09.

frustrating? Look, the sun was coming out and we're going off her.

:14:09.:14:13.

The Red Button for us. We will stick around. If there is tennis

:14:13.:14:17.

around, we will be there. Formula One coverage, the practice

:14:17.:14:24.

for the Canadian Grand Prix tonight at 6:55pm on the Red Button. And

:14:24.:14:32.

tomorrow is the race, 5:15pm his qualifying on BBC One. All of that

:14:32.:14:36.

coming up later on. We will have some tennis, and pleased to say,

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