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Day 9 Highlights

Highlights from the men's quarter-finals at the 2017 Wimbledon Championships. Clare Balding is joined by legends of the game to analyse the key moments from the day's play.


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Also the battle of the unknowns. Gilles Muller. He never knows when

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he is beaten. The Croatian sensation. Marin Cilic,

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underestimate him at your peril. Behold the Birdman, Tomas Berdych,

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with his killer forehand, watching fly. But can he defeat the Man of

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Steel who has come back for what was once his? And of course, Milos

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Raonic. He has deadly power. But you cannot rule out his opponent, Mr

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universe, he seems to have been here since time began. Take a seat from a

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safe distance and enjoy the league of extraordinary gentlemen as they

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all battle for supremacy. Gorgeous evening here and another

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bumper day of tennis. The last eight men remaining,

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including seven times champion, Roger Federer, three times champion,

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Novak Djokovic, and two time Plenty to discuss and digest. In the

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company of Boris Becker and John McEnroe, good evening. Good evening

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to you. I am looking forward to discussing these matches. We are

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going to. You will be making headlines again!

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And we kick off with the world number one and home hope

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The defending champion took to Centre Court first up today

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against the big hitting Californian Sam Querrey.

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They've met eight times before and Murray has won seven of them.

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Querrey was trying to reach the semi-finals for the first time

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Andy came out firing, held his serve to love and we join

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the match in the second game, with Querrey serving.

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Commentary from Andrew Castle and John McEnroe.

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Dodgy start, so far, although Murray has not lost to an American since

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2011! That is not a good statistic! I am sure Craig did not tell Sam

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that! His only loss to Americans at these

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Grand Slam events, four of them each year, 2009, Wimbledon, Andy Roddick

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in the semifinal. Right now, the nerves have got in the way of Sam

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Querrey's ability to play his game and guess who is going to take

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advantage! The defending champion a number one seed. Seven straight

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points. To open the matchup for Andy Murray.

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The 100th ace. If he can sneak out of this game, he will settle.

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And that is a hungry performance from Murray. Whilst it was nervous

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from Querrey. 20 minutes later, Murray was serving

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for the first set and he duly Murray hit only two unforced errors

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in that first set and won 78% Let's pick it up with the scores

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level in the middle Yes! You just cannot come in on his

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backhand and ever he is in this mood. The first one was crosscourt,

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the second one was like a laser, down the line. Sam was pretty far

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back when he chose to come in. He can never get himself comfortable,

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in a good position. Excellent player and suddenly, 0-40, second serve.

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Murray thought that serve was out. He will not challenge and stop the

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point. We will look at the replay to see if

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that serve was in that Murray was in? It may not matter. Still break

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point. That was tougher, the lowest, hardest part of the net. Just three

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foot high. And clinching the top. Tight. Self-flagellation on Centre

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Court! Here is the serve. 0-40. It looked like it did catch some line

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in the middle. You could have an argument with that! I could argue

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with hello! This'll be the getaway, he will steal this game, Querrey, if

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he can get out of this. He is still grumbling about that 0-40 Coll.

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That is a beautiful shot! You love that! Such great hands and feel.

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Court since he gets set down, Querrey is forced to come up with

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something unusual, improvisation. Whatever it was, it was a thing of

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beauty to see. He is back, break point. The serve

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at 0-40 was out. It was bad? OK. The first of this sequence of break

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points. He is hoping it does not matter. This is his fourth

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opportunity. I don't think Sam understood how

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important it was at 0-40 to come back, if he could have won that

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game... That is the best backhand, so far.

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You better step things up, if you are Querrey. You have to find that

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here and that will. That fight. Murray showing the first signs of

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some tightness. Trying to put this big man away and take a really huge

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lead. Yes! Coming in with power, this

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time. Andy Murray beating himself up in the missed opportunity.

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Querrey's movement was starting to improve, his serve

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He held the next game and then put Murray under pressure

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Querrey was too good and took the second to level things up

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And Murray clearly frustrated to have handed back the initiative.

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Murray broke in the opening game and maintained that advantage

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to come out and serve for the set at 5-4.

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That is what you can do to an 84 man spill our second serve, Querrey

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forcing himself forward. Mis-hit. Slightly. -- 84 mph.

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Was that the sun coming out, just at that moment?

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Boy oh boy. History repeating itself, from the second set,

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although he did not serve from that. The sun isn't a terrible position

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for the ball toss. He will have adjust that. Probably further over

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to the left-hand side. It is a challenge but I am not sure

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Murray is convinced it will be successful. Unbelievable that

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Querrey has done it again. And in exactly the same way, with that

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driving backhand. So a break back for Querrey

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and Murray was in a dogfight. He did not let that one bounce. It

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has got to increase the speed that it is coming out from that high up.

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That takes it out of the equation, but too late.

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Well, this is a terrible tie-break, so far, for Sam Querrey. It started

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with that return. The second serve, it has gone from bad to worse.

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Unfortunate for Querrey, as hard as he has worked to get back into the

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set, what an opportunity? Murray is hobbling, there is no question he is

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100%. He is running well. We will see if that affects his serve at

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all. I don't think so. It is a challenge. We have been told

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again and again that Andy Murray is fine. That he has always walked by

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key is walking. But as a man with a metal hip, I can tell whenever

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somebody has got a hip problem. 6-2. 6-3. He needs to finish this off, he

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has had enough leads in this match in the second and third set. He does

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not want to lose this point on his serve. This is the end where the

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sunshine is an issue. That was a heck of a shot, Querrey

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returning the favour, he has seen enough of those in this match. The

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first serve, 97 macro is per hour, he elected to get the first one in.

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Will he do it this time? -- 97 mph. Yes, that was a good serve, that

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brings in the third set. 2-1, Andy Murray in the sunshine on Centre

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Court, this has not been easy. Murray was showing some

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discomfort in the third. But in the fourth he was really

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struggling to move and to serve. The speed of his first serve

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was 116mph on average before today but by the fourth set

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it was only 106mph. He's already been broken once

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as we rejoin it at 3-1 to Querrey. In the third round he was forced

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against Tsonga, he broke serve. This has been quite an eventful five

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matches for Sam Querrey. That is in. Taking you back to 2012,

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he contested the second longest match in Wimbledon history. He lost

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in the third round to Marin Cilic, in the fifth. He is looking to take

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this to the fifth and if he can get this break, that would be the

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odds-on probability. Sam Querrey is on it, right now.

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Remember, he has never been in a Grand Slam semifinal. Uncharted

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territory. You know, the fire is not there for

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Andy Murray, who so quickly well look around and talk to the box and

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use the energy from the crowd, and his coaches and his wife. Everybody,

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he will engage and he is flat as a pancake.

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Definitely not right. Whether it is concentration or physical, either

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way the combination sees him down. Querrey won 100% of first serve

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points in the fourth set and broke the world number one again to take

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it 6-1 in barely 22 minutes. The defending champion won

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the fourth game of the deciding set but his first serve dropped

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to 45% in. The American broke twice

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and was soon serving for the match and a place in his first

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Grand Slam semi-final. It is away the defending champion,

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the top seed, is just one point away from relinquishing the title he won

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last year with victory over Milos Raonic. This has been double-click.

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With sets four and five. -- double quick.

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And that is it. That this should finish on a huge Querrey ace,

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certainly Andy Murray is not right and we will find out more. Sam

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Querrey, a piece of tennis history. When did you first start to feel the

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pain and lack of power on your serve? I mean, look, I spoke before

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the tournament, my hip has been so for most of the event. Yes, it was

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just a little bit too sore today and in the end I was obviously

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struggling on the serve and when playing a man who serves huge

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himself and then you are not getting many free points on your own serve,

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it is difficult, you are not dictating many rallies and you have

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to do more moving and that was tough in the end. If it had not been

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Wimbledon, would it have been a normal tournament and you would have

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skipped it? If it was any Grand Slam... I gave myself a great chance

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to get to the semifinals, I had an opportunity to win the match in

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straight sets today, I was upset in the break and I did not get that.

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Yes, I was obviously in good enough shape to give myself a chance to go

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very deep in the tournament and almost managed to get through today.

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Any Grand Slam, I would have taken that and compared that with how I

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was feeling a few weeks ago before it started. I would have been out

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there for a Grand Slam. Clearly fighting through the pain and got

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worse. On reflection, is this a triumph he made it to the

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quarterfinals or that he did not get further? A little bit of both, he

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had -- he obviously was trying to manage something and we do not know

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how serious it is. How much time he takes off, it remains to be seen, he

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did a good job. Crazy matches against Dustin Brown, Fabio Fognini,

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Benoit Paire, things that mentally drive you crazy but physically not

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so much. Querrey is a man who can take the racquet out of your hands,

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if you are not moving well, as he clearly was not towards the end, and

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we were looking at the graphics, and they were showing us that he was

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landing on one leg, he cannot even push off, he has lost speed on his

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serve, that was becoming evident. Guess who picked up? Sam Querrey.

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Guess who it relaxed? Sam Querrey. And you must give them credit for

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being opportunistic. Andy Murray was keen to make the point that he wants

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to be back for the U.S. Open, six weeks away, is that realistic, if

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this is a major hip problem? He should not be playing if he moves

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like that, he will only have a chance if he is physically really

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healthy and I respect the fact that he does not take the hip problem as

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an alibi. He is a competitor, he is a number-1 player but he needs to be

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honest with himself, he needs to have different opinions. How bad is

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it? How long does it take for me to be healthy? How many tournaments to

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have to play before being in shape? That should be the main concern. It

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is interesting, we look at that service speed, and how that dropped,

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everything is affected because he push of? Of course but how much was

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that mental? He is up, he should have won the set and he does not,

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that affects you and gets into your head and that seeps down into the

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rest of your body. He should have served for that set and he did not.

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The match goes on, that was a pretty quickly paced match, it was not

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extremely physical. It is really tough to tell right now because I

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would have said that he should have won that in straight sets. Sam

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Querrey came out and he was extremely tight. He was not handling

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and he played 25 setters, his legs looked... He was struggling. He

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looked better in the end and at the beginning, Andy Murray looked worse

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at the end. It is hard to know what to make of this. Sam Querrey did

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pull off an amazing shots, incredible movement and hitting

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particularly difficult backhand smashes. Any time Murray tried to

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lob, he gets that easily, amazing. Querrey saw over the net an injured

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player and at the beginning he was playing the champion and the number

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one player in the world. Half way through the match he felt I have a

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chance at this match and that is a psychology of tennis, you only have

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to beat the other guy oh the net. You don't have the beat the name or

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the history or the record. That is amazing. This was the best point of

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his life right here, Sam Querrey at 4-1 to get the double break. No

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question about it. The greatest point he has played in his life. He

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knew it was over then, that is the best I have seen Sam Querrey move,

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we have talked long and hard for many years in America, look, Sam,

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you from the to show more intensity, more fire, you have fire power, you

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can scare people, he is one of these everyone likes the guy,

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happy-go-lucky, I'll take what I can, it great to be 25 in the world

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but maybe you could be five in the world. World. I mean I'm not saying

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he is going to win Grand Slams but now, all of a sudden. He has a

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chance. Chance. Let us talk about he would face. You might it ex it to be

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Rafael Nadal. Whatever the result of this match Querrey was going to be

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up against a big booming serve. Marin Cilic hasn't dropped a set so

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far and Roberto Bautista Agut felt the full force of his power. For

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Gilles Muller it was a late-night five set epic as he knocked out 15

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time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal, to become the first Luxembourger in

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a Wimbledon quarterfinal. 174 aces between them so far, but only one

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could come out on top. Let us look at the best of the action starting

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in the very first game. Nice point. Lots of support out here

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for Gilles Muller. Oh, yes, well played.

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Great hands from Cilic. Yes. Muller's first to strike.

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He's missed. Cilic had a bit of a shocker there.

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Muller the beneficiary, he leads by one set to love.

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This's a sensational point from Gilles Muller. Totel and absolute

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control. -- total.

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Al and absolute control. -- total.

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Sensational, little slice backhand winner.

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Muller is moving round court like a teenager.

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That was a decent serve but absolutely ripped away by Muller.

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That is fantastic from Cilic. He's coaching team on their feet.

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Cilic takes the second set Muller there in

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plenty of time, with a choice of shots to play.

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Oh, he's dumped it in the net and Muller is broken finally, as Cilic

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takes the third set. Brilliant half-volley.

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Absolutely brilliant. Oh! That's going to hurt. That will

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sting. Oh, what a shot. Great point --

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break point down. A rocket from Muller.

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Muller has the break. Muller will serve for the set.

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We're into a fifth. A courageous fight back from Gilles Muller.

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Oh, fantastic. Well the majority of crowd are here

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supporting Gilles Muller but they had to applaud this little bit of

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genius from the Croatian. Too long again. It is four love to

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Cilic. Another 11 stroke rally, that is

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still the longest number of shots in the match so far.

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Cilic is in the Wimbledon semifinals.

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I was three times getting stuck at the course and this is just amazing,

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I amazing achievement of course. Today was a hard fought battle,

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Gilles Muller played great tennis, he was serving unbelievable. I had

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to work hard until the end of testify third set to get a first

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break. It was a couple of points deciding the match and glad I pulled

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it. Cilic a real danger man and a bit like Querrey, he is into his

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first Wimbledon semifinal. At the 11th attempt. She is a Grand Slam

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winner. He has won one, he had match point on Roger Federer last year, so

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he knows he can play in this. Can I give a bit of credit to Gilles

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Muller. Isn't he great. He plays Nadal for five hour, you have to

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figure the legs are hurting at the least and he battles this guy. He

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was scaring Cilic out there, he had his hands full for a long time. So

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win that fourth set the way he did, to make it to two sets all. Very

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commendable. Finally the legs gave out and that is where it comes in

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handy when you haven't lost a set coming into a match like that. Other

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thing about Muller, back to Cilic, he really is, I mean for anybody he

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is a big, big danger to face. Before the tournament started we quickly

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raise the Big Four, there are a couple of other players who have

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consistent results year after year, Marin Cilic is one of them. We

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mentioned last year, he won the Queen's Club before, he is always

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good. It is his fourth consecutive quarterfinal, so he was always on

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the cards, going through the dawn without dropping a set until today,

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we talked about it but nobody mentioned it. Carlos Moyes said to

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me last year, he said I'm happy. I am saying this and it turned out to

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be true, we are not playing Marin Cilic, we are playing Roger Federer.

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Because Marin Cilic is not necessarily a great match up. That

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says a lot about Cilic, because I think we've seen that he this guy

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Federer has been able to turn things round. Talking the of which, it was

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Roger Federer against Marin Cilic, not Marin Cilic against Milos Raonic

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for the second women in a row, they met in the semifinal last year,

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Raonic won that, but Roger playing in his 50th Grand Slam quarterfinal,

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hiss 100th match here at Wimbledon. And the seven time champion has been

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in fabulous form, this fortnight. And that is how he started, breaking

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Raonic in the fifth game. We will join Petzschner and Boris Becker --

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Mark Petchey and Boris It's the skill to be able to land it

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there and it takes a lot of courage, to take it into an opponent's

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strength. Two set points.

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One needed. Fifth ace of the set.

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And Federer wraps it up, 6-4. That set lasted 28 minutes but ran

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was fining his feet and range, they held serve to take it into a third

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set tie-break and Raonic has the mini-break in that tie-break as we

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join it. It wasn't the fast first serve but

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the placement. That is the key here.

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Tough to change any sort of aquatic when you can't lay a racket on the

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ball, that is what Federer has done on his service games this set.

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It has taken less than an hour for Federer to take a two sets to love

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lead. As you probably noticed that wasn't a tie-break. Federer two sets

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to love in front. Here is the tie-break, Raonic just fractionally

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in front as we rejoin it. That is the first point Federer has

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taken and he has gone to the forehand side in the deuce, in the

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entire set. And he catched -- catches it absolutely flush.

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Can't fault Raonic there, he hit his spot. Federer way outside the

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doubles line. Back on serve.

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It is Federer that uses the body serve to great effect there.

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Following it up with a nice backhand drop shot.

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Snob everybody calm down now. -- everybody calm down now.

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Oh my goodness! Goodness! And the scary thing was ran was covering the

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line. Federer ease managed to hit round

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the outside of this ball and bend it.

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Back on to the line. UMPIRE: 5-3 Federer.

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Pure genius. Raonic needed to stop the rot there.

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Five points in a row for Federer from love three to 5-3.

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Michaelangelo is probably best remembered for the work he did on

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the sips Tyne chapel ceiling. This man's best work will probably be

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remembered here on the hallowed Ken the course. We witness one of the

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Beck forehands he has ever struck. Sistine chapel ceiling. This man's

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best work will probably be remembered here on the hallowed Ken

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the course. We witness one of the Beck forehands he has ever struck.

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And he is through to his 12th semifinal here at Wimbledon. He has

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so many records, so many numbers by his name, but thaw is the most in

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the open era ahead oaf Jimmy Connors now, he is virtually ahead of

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everybody in every category, he is simply one of the best of all time.

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With your usual sense of occasion your one hundredth match at

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Wimbledon you make it through to the semifinals again. How special was

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that? Very special. I thought the crowd was unbelievable. They were

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the best, doing the Mexican wave on Centre Court. You don't see that

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every match. I thought they were quite into it and the match ended in

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the climax of a tie-breaker where Milos Raonic had his chance, late in

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the third set. I had to fend them off and come up with great shots to

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stay in it. I was able to make the difference, so it was a good one,

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that the crowds were again, incredible. Federer is an odds on

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favourite to be what would be a record eighth title. He would

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rewrite the record books and become the oldest Wimbledon winner and he

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makes it so easy and smooth. And on and on, it is going to roll.

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All his achievements, I still will never get tired of watching him in

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full flow. He is beautiful. Nobody does. He is not only the most

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successful with the 18 slams, he is the most popular. Everywhere he

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plays he is the fan favourite. That is the amazing part. He has done so

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much for tennis globally John. I have met fans from Taiwan and China,

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all round the world. I don't think you could find a place where they

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don't love him. It is well deserved. It is an honour and pleasure to be

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able to be on the court in the commentary box watching the most

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magnificent and beautiful tennis player I have witnessed on the

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court. Milos Raonic stepped it up in the third set, he tried to make

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something happen. He did a lot of good things there, he started

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poorly. Yes, I am, I was a bit, there was a big chance for him. A

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repeat of last year, he should have done more. You have to take the

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racket somehow out of the guy's hand, you hit one, if you believe

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you are one of the biggest serves in tennis history you can't stay back,

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sorry. If you are going to stay back you have to drive this ball and go

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after it, he didn't do that, but in the end, it worked for Federer

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because he did step it up and started to become more aggressive.

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He served and volleyed more, the crowd got more into it and Milos

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Raonic was playing great tennis, he was up three one, the crowd was

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buzzing, Roger hits two unbelievable forehands and it is debilitating to

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play that. Everyone loves him and he deserves it. The other guy is like,

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forget, what about me, there is no chance, standing ovation and that is

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part of why Konta won in that tie-break yesterday. The crowd made

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the difference. I am not saying Milos Raonic would have won the

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match but he would have won that tie-breaker. The crowd Rose up and

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the king prevailed. And he is. All hail the king. It was sensational.

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He was playing Points West tennis. The final match of the day saw three

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time Wimbledon champion jobbing Jock in action for the second day in a

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row. He had a shoulder problem and a few gripes and grumbles and Paddy

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Gearey chars the ups and downs of his quarterfinal appearance against

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the former finalist Tomas Berdych. -- Novak Djokovic.

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Quarterfinalist not a set dropped. And yet, something's up.

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So what is eating Novak Djokovic? There is two points in a row. Focus.

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First he got stuck in a Court One queue behind Muller and Nadal. It

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was the wrong decision not to play us last night. He could have played.

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We were kept for two-and-a-half hours in the dark.

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Then when he got on centre the next day, there were holes in it. It is

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an uneven surface, the more you play on it the worse it gets. All the

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while, his shoulder hurt. Yet still, he win, that is the worry for Tomas

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Berdych, who has lost 12 in a row to him, so, to lucky 13.

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Berdych out first, important not to feel in his opponent's shadow so

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task one stay in it. Build confidence.

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He was settling, Djokovic was fighting a battle with his body.

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V well played by Berdych. No breaks so tie-break next test.

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Fantastic strike. That was tennis therapy for Berdych. The weight of

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14 straight sets lost to Djokovic about to be lifted. Nobody beated

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Tomas Berdych 15 setses in a row. As Berdych catched that itch

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Djokovic was really aching. That deadly right arm betrayed him.

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Others may have quit then, Djokovic tried to drag his body op but the

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power was gone, so soon was his serve. A set and early break to the

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cheque. He had to make the call every champion hates, that he could

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not go on. -- Czech. Is this it. I think he is defaulting.

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UMPIRE: Due injury Mr Djokovic is forced to retire the match. Match to

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Berdych. That is hugely disappointing for

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everyone on Court One, but they will understand that a 12 times Grand

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Slam champion does not do that lightly.

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Berdych finally here seven years ago strolls into the semis and perhaps

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we now know what was eating Novak Djokovic. A sad end to his

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challenge. A very frustrating moment. He didn't drop a set. He was

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a bit more passionate and engaging in his matches but his has been

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having problems with the elbow. It is something that more than bothers

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him. He has to get healthy otherwise he shouldn't be playing. Tomas

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Berdych winning against Novak, that is his first win in the last 13

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meetings, only his third in 28. This is what Novak had to say afterwards

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about the situation S It is an old injury and it has been coming on and

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off, unfortunately. The fact that I've played now almost three weeks

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in a row. The more I play, the worse it gets probably has affected the

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level and the spend any of that injury and the fooling. -To-ly not

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the way I want to finish the Wimbledon this year, because I felt

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that in the last three weeks I've been playing probably the best

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tennis I have played in the last year or so, I haven't dropped any

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set. In Eastbourne won the tournament. Came into quarters

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feeling great. Yesterday I started to feel during the match, that it

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was bothering me, but today it was serve and forehand. It was

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unfortunately no sense to finish the match and to kind of go on, you

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never though what, how worse it can get. Male players have been dropping

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like flies. He is the ninth man to drop out without come pleaing the

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match, how much more, like Andy Murray how much more do things hurt

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when the Scottish isn't going your way? A lot. A lot. 06 course it

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wasn't great he had to play yesterday. The match was quick. He

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had to wait four-and-a-half hours but that shouldn't be held as an

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excuse. It is parliament of winning a Grand Slam, you have to win seven

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matches over two week, sometimes you have to plain back-to-back. Last

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year in the French Open he played four days back-to-back, it worked

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out. Injuries happen to players. We have to find a way to overcome it.

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Because of this there won't be much credit given to Tomas Berdych. Well,

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no. Berdych had a terrible record against him. There was no indication

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based on form if they are both playing well that Berdych would win.

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25 and two doesn't Garner confidence. He was wear the problems

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Novak was having, so that inspires belief in him, the say way it did

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Sam Querrey against Andy Murray, same thing. He relaxes a bit more.

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That is, you know, Novak has to decide what he will do about this. I

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understand he has a second, I believe it is round the US Open. I

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am guessing he will have something done, I would presume, and I would

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if he played the US Open. Big questions about who might end up. It

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remind me of last year's Nadal-Federer situation. Nadal

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didn't play. Federer hurt his knee, both took a long time off and see

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where they are this year. Maybe Andy and Novak should think about that

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and see where their future goes. A quick word on fed record Berdych,

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Berdych has beaten him here. That was a long time ago. He is a lot

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older now. Federer is a lot younger. Because he is the man who defies

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time! Time! What was that movie Benjamin Button Yes it is like that.

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It is time for quote of the day. Day. We will give to it the man who

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has knocked out Andy Murray. Sam, obviously not one of the top

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four players so people, even though you are not new so somebody said,

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who is Sam Querrey to you, how would you describe yourself? 26 and pretty

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good grass court player. That's about it. That's it? Yes. Nothing

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else. Sam Querrey being funny there,

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everybody will know his name now, an update op that mixed doubles. Max

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Mirnyi and Makarova up against Skupski and Jocelyn Rae. It was

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seven all when I last looked but it is 8-7 to the British pair, in the

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deciding third set, that is live on the Red Button if you would like to

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watch it. But let us move on to shot to day. We give to it the king.

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Oh my goodness. Federer has managed to hit round the

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outside of this ball and bend it. Back on to the line. The bending

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banana forehand gets shot of the day. We wanted to bring you

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something from the Boys' Doubles. When two players were playing they

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came out and broke very strict Wimbledon rules.

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Because they were not, those are pants, right. Those are underpant,

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because those boys were not wearing the correct colour pants, I am sure

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you can see they were wearing black underpants, they have to wear white,

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so the umpire askeded them to go and change. It is a proper offence A

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major offence, I am surprise they didn't get fined. Kontinen and

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Watson were rained off yesterday, they came back today and they beat

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the fourth seeds so they join jury and Martina Hingis in the

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quarterfinals, Hingis and Murray will meet the winners of the match

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that is currently on the Red Button. This from the boy, this is Aidan

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McHugh, he is through to the third round of the boys tournament after

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beating the sixth seed of Serbia. That is something Andy Murray has

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been helping with. He is a real hope for the future. So let us look at

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the order of play for tomorrow. Because mug will open up against

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Magdalena Rybarikova on Centre Court, followed by Venus Williams

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against Johanna Konta, Venus Williams of course the five times

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champion. Then Murray and Hingis against the winner of the match that

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is still going on, and I think Skupski and Rae are serving for the

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match but it is still ongoing. The weather forecast for tomorrow, a

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chilly start, it is quite cold now, giving way to a warm sunny day with

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temperatures of 24 C. Still very tight in that final game. We hope

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it's the final game in the mixed doubles. Kind looking at the score

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board. People are watching that but it is not concluded, it is on Red

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Button. What a day it has been. It sure has. You never know, that is

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the beauty of sport. Who would have this morning that the defending

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champion and the three time champion... Would have gone.

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Exactly. Murray is out. Federer marches on. We have hope tomorrow in

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the shape of Johanna Konta.

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Clare Balding introduces highlights from the men's quarter-finals at the 2017 Wimbledon Championships. Clare is joined by legends of the game to analyse the key moments from the day's play.