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Sue Barker presents live coverage from Wimbledon as the men's quarter-finals get under way.


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This is a national programme. Now we're going to take you over to

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Wimbledon... That is perfect. Irresistible.

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Majestic. Superb. COMMENTATOR: Konta serving for the

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match. It's over. British tennis history is

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made. It's been 39 years since a British woman can say," I'm a

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Wimbledon semifinalist." He reverberate and is still echoing

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here at Wimbledon. Yesterday, the number six seed became the first

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British woman to reach a Wimbledon semifinal the 39 years, since

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Virginia Wade. 7.5 million of you at home watched the drama unfold on

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centre court. Today, he bat on passes to the men and their

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quarterfinals, the last eight includes Britain's defending

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champion Andy Murray, seven times champion Roger Federer, and

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three-time winner Novak Djokovic. They're proven form here makes them

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favourites to go through. But as we saw with Rafa, upsets do happen.

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Welcome to day nine for more Midsummer sporting magic.

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Painfully easy right now. He is purring. Wow. Precision and power,

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absolutely rips the living daylights out of it. Charges into the

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quarterfinals of Wimbledon. Roger Federer does it again, a tenth

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consecutive quarterfinal at the championships Andy Murray.

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SUE BARKER: What a day we had yesterday, and we can expect more

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patriotic support out on Centre Court today. First up, it is Andy

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Murray, the defending champion taking on the big server from

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America, Sam Querrey, who put the defending champion out here last

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year. A repeat of last you's semifinal, Milos Raonic won that. On

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Court number one, starting at 1pm, Gilles Muller, conqueror of Rafa

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Nadal, up against Marin Cilic, and Tomas Berdych takes on Novak

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Djokovic. In their head-to-head, Djokovic has won the last 12. That

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is the quarterfinals on the show courts today. Ten is underway

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already on the outside courts. If you want to watch, you can on Court

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12. You can watch the quarterfinal of the men's doubles. That is on the

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red button. We have made our way to the top of Henman Hill. All we have

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heard is champagne corks, and Andy Murray has joined me. The crowd here

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on Henman Hill, John McEnroe, and the Queen of Wimbledon, for us,

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Virginia Wade. APPLAUSE You embarrass me. The 40th

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anniversary of your win. You were in the Royal box yesterday, but 40

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years is something to celebrate. It is. Any anniversary is worth

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celebrating. If you champagne corks going. It is fun to have an

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anniversary. When you think about it, when I won, it was a big

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anniversary that year. It adds to the colour and motivation, to

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everybody's mood. Here we are again. We are showing some of it. I

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remember the last point, certainly. Although the way we hit the ball

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seemed so much slower, it looked like I was moving around OK. It

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appeared the men and women were in slow motion, because 40 years ago

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happened to be my first Wimbledon. I know! I recall in the semifinal...

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The two of you. Don't go there! You were supposed to play in the final.

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You bring up my worst nightmare every single year. Do you know what

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makes it worse? I played her a few weeks later, do you know what the

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score was? I won 6-1, 6-0. That is why it was my worst nightmare. I had

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to do a documentary the Dutch television. And I was doing press, I

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didn't see your match. They asked me, weren't you sorry it wasn't an

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all British final? To be diplomatic, I said, no. Because then it will

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have been difficult. If if I was honest, I would have said I feared

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you. Thank you, Virginia! It was one of your best years. It really was.

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But for you, you were a qualifier and you make it through. I think I

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have still won more matches than anyone else and not won the

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tournament. But that was my first match I ever played in the semis on

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centre court. I was trembling, my legs were shaking. Jimmy Connors

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wouldn't acknowledge my existence in the locker room. It was memorable

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and my life, needless to say, changed after that. I am proud to

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say, 40 years later, I see Virginia quite a bit in New York. She comes

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to my club and I see her on the court. She loves to get out there.

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It is a wonderful thing. Here we are, 40 years later, it has taken a

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while, but maybe now a British woman and man can win in the same year.

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Virginia had a great seat yesterday. We will talk about the men's

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quarterfinals in a moment. But we will look back at Jo Konta's amazing

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win when she booked her place in the last four.

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It's a very special day for Joanna Konta.

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It's extra special for British tennis fans, they have waited 33

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years to be able to say that one of their own is in the quarterfinals.

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Whenever you engage in one of the titanic tussle is, you always seem

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to have the belief. My trust in my own ability has got

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to be there. With situations, and moments like

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this, it is more from experienced than necessarily what I believe I

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can and cannot do. I believe I needed to accumulate experiences and

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time. That's a magnificent tie-break from

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Simona Halep. Konta has got to come from behind to win.

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I go into every tournament to be involved in the end or the very end.

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But I'm fully aware that every single match I will get to play will

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be a testing one, and will challenge me.

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Most standing. Look at that. Somehow, Jo Konta has forced a final

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set. I don't take anything for granted.

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By the mind of myself my best effort. And I demand of myself my

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best effort to what I do, and make sure I do the best that I can out

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there. British tennis history is made.

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The first British woman since 1978 to reach the semifinals of

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Wimbledon, and now, winning the quarterfinal match means you will be

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in the top five in the women's rankings when they are out next

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week. I didn't know that! OK! Thank you! Congratulations. When you

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top up all the achievements, do you ever pat yourself on the back and

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say, well done? It's difficult because, I guess, in

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both a fortunate and unfortunate position that we are in tennis,

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things move very quickly. Before you know it, the Championships will be

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over and it is the next event next week. In that sense, because things

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are so fast moving, it's almost an art to reflect well, and to

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acknowledge the good things that you do. Actually, it is something I work

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on to make sure that I act knowledge the good things I am doing. I will

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let you know after Wimbledon how my pat on the back went, OK?

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Users and he deserves a pat on the back. That is for sure.

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She seems very composed. Unbelievably composed. What I really

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like is she really played each point almost the same. If she loses a

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point, she doesn't fret about it. She gets on with the next one. She

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talks, too. You hear people that talk the talk but don't bully. She

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talks the talk and believes. I have to say, it was compelling stuff. She

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held her nerve. I have talked to sports psychologists and

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psychiatrists, too. It didn't work with me. Why all of a sudden, this

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amazing change has taken place. She played 4-5 Wimbledon Raw and won one

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match. Now she is going all the way. She stayed true to her game plan

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even when it got tight. She really got my attention at Eastbourne two

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years ago when she got to the final. People said she was so good, but her

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forehand gets shaky under pressure. Not a sign of that. She was very

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determined. I am so pleased for her. I couldn't be happier for her. I am

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worried she is getting so much pressure put on her. You think of

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the year I did well, that is when you were taking most of the

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pressure, because you were the great, white hope. Kristina was

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there, Martina and everybody. Now we are saying, Jo has such a good

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chance to win. As long as she is not listening... It is a shame that the

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two Brits we are talking about are going to lose to two Americans. In

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your dreams! It is going to be eight tough next 24-hour was, I feel.

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Venus is tough. This is the quarters, how do you deal with it?

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Do you not read the papers, do you embrace it or what? You had to

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embrace it, and celebrate for a bit. You have too enjoyed the

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exhilaration, then get right down to work. I would have somebody else

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read the newspapers for you. I wouldn't set eyes on them. It is

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good to read these papers today. I would get somebody else to read

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them, and tell you which ones to read. All good, right? Billie Jean

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used to cut out the articles about Martina, because you didn't want to

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read them, good or bad, to remain focused. It is hard. I tried that a

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couple of times, don't read what they are writing. I am not in the

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same situation as Jo was. Did you see the papers today? It is hard,

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even in the locker room, your alleged friends... I feel for what

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they said about you? I'm, like, sorry. Even if people have it cut

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out, they have other ways of getting it. Social media, online, you can go

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on and on. The pressure and expectation. As far as playing Venus

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Williams, the two matches she has struggled with is Vekic and Garcia.

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This is a similar player with more experience. Absolutely. Venus is

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looking remarkably good. She is playing, to me, we have watched her

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so many years, and it used to be that she had a big game, huge serve,

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but she is playing a more thoughtful game. A really mature one. I enjoy

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watching her more now than when she was young and a little green around

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the edges still. Obviously, when the tournament started and we got word

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that this was a major distraction, and you were wondering why she was

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here, and if she can handle this, as time has gone on, it appears that

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what happened was a horrible, freak thing. It wasn't her fault. I think

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that was able to relax everyone, including herself, even though it is

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still terrible. And then I think to myself, she is the best grass court

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player out of all of these players, she has been there and done this the

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most. It isn't if she hasn't had a good year. In Australia, she got to

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the final and her sister beat her. She had a decent run in the French,

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so why isn't she the favourite to win this? I know. In some ways, she

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is. At this end of the tournament, a lot of it is experience, having been

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there before. That is absolutely true. Winning is a habit. The more

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matches you win, the more you know how to think in crucial points. I

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think Venus is on top of her game, actually. Physically, I think Jo

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might have the edge on her. But Venus makes up with the extra reach

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she has. Arms and legs going on forever. Jo might be a wee bit

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tired. That was quite a tough match. Physically and emotionally, she is

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in tiptop shape, no question about that. She dug in, and that was two

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hours and 40 minutes earlier in the tournament. She has had some close

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matches. Someone natural, especially if things don't go well in the

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beginning, it will be a tall order to beat Venus. We offered to sing on

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Jo, in the other semifinal, Magdalene by Rarick over --

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Rybarikova, incredible. She has played so well. Talk about somebody

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going under the radar. On the other hand, on the other side of the net,

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she has Muguruza, who has also gone under the radar. People forget she

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was in the final of Wimbledon last year. She won the French, I mean she

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is not anybody to sniff at. I think she prefers not having all the

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pressure on her. When she, when Muguruza is expected to win, that is

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when she crumbles a little bit. Everyone prefers not to have all the

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pressure on them. I had picked Pliskova, she positioned herself,

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figured out how to utilise the strengths in her game. And I

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thought, the pressure got to her. Maybe it did a little bit, but who

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is this person that played her? As the tournament has gone on, I'm

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like, wait a second. This isn't just about her playing poorly, this is

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about Rybarikova stepping up, and she can really play on this surface.

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She dominated Vandeweghe. Surprisingly. Surprisingly easy.

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Also, when Muguruza is playing freely, she is difficult to beat on

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this surface. There are a couple of players on the women's side who hit

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the ball so hard and so cleanly, of course, Ostapenko is one, playing

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Venus yesterday, that was difficult for her. It was her first match ever

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on Centre Court. She won the juniors. Next year, she will be

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ready for that. Boy, does she hit a super forehand, a bit like yours,

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actually. Thank you, Virginia. You can come on this show any time you

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like. I usually get ganged up on! I always say that! Anything else you

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would like to say? ! No! We don't talk about that or the serve. How

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were you in the Royal box? You had the best seat in the House. If you

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want to watch tennis. I suggest the front row in the middle of the court

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hind. Win Wimbledon, and you can maybe get a seat in the front row.

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How can we get there? That is a different story. I had my first trip

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in 39 years last year. Second row. I think we can manipulate that a bit.

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Lovely to see you, Virginia. Thank you very much. You are staying

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there. Pat Cash will join us in a moment. I wonder what has happened

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to the weather. Arriving this morning, it felt like winter. Let's

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find out with Carol. It was chilly this morning and a

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cold northerly breeze. As we go through this afternoon, we are

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looking at some sunny spells developing more than we currently

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have, and with the breeze dying down, it will feel pleasant, highs

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of 22 or 23. Into the evening, it should stay dry with sunny spells,

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and with a light breeze again feeling very nice. As we head into

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tomorrow. A lot of dry weather to start the day, sunshine from the

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word go. Fairweather cloud developing through most of the day,

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but not much more than that. Temperatures up a notch on today, 24

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Celsius. All in all, very nice. But the pollen level is back up again

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and is high. SUE BARKER: I have a bone to pick.

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Yesterday, when we carried on working, where did you go? We saw

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shots of you sitting alongside Judy Murray, watching Jamie's mixed

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doubles match. There you are. Getting very excited. What were you

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talking about, all things Strictly? Strictly. I have never seen Jamie

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played before and he won. It was brilliant. You looked like you

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enjoyed it. You sent me a text in the evening to meet for a drink. I

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had to decline, but remember, after you finish breakfast tomorrow, we

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are meeting for breakfast. I am looking forward to that, Sue. I

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heard a birdie tell me that you are buying. Not again! We will see...

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Thank you, now Pat Cash is here. First of all, disappointment for

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Coco Vanderweghe, what happened? Coach? Where do you want to start,

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nerves primarily. The good thing with her is, we sat down last night

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and we had a very frank conversation, probably the most

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frank she has ever got from any of her coaches in her life. We were on

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the practice court, and we will be there in half an hour for a couple

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of hours. Andy Murray will have to win without me. And we are moving

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forward. We have a good game plan. She brought me in for this, the game

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plan was to get it so she can compete, and be ready for a Grand

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Slam. Had she won yesterday, she would have been challenging for a

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Grand Slam, but it wasn't to be. In the back of my mind, it was weird.

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As a coach, I have always wanted to improve and get better. I couldn't

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touch anything, because we are in the middle of Wimbledon. We can't

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fix any of these things. I am seeing it, and I am going, I want her to

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win, but as soon as she loses, we can get on the practice court. It is

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really good signs. Good luck with that. It is men's quarterfinals day.

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First, let's look at the draw as it stands at the moment. At the top is

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the defending champion, world number one Andy Murray, up against Sam

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Querrey. Gilles Muller, who put out Rafa Nadal, against Marin Cilic.

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Milos Raonic against Roger Federer. We will start with Federer and

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Raonic. A repeat of last year's semifinal, you were the coach in the

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chair that date. What went wrong then? Nothing. That was the biggest

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win of his life. He needs to bring some emotional intensity. He has

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developed a way to handle his nerves, and stress, and what people

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expect from him, and what he expects from himself, which by the way is

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quite a bit. He has gone out there and laid it on the line, which I

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give him credit for. He wants to be the best in the world and is doing

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what it takes, not trying to sneak in the back door. When you have

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these four guys to content with, the top guys, that is a statement, to

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say that you belong in the same breath, and someday you will be

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number one in the world. The fact he was able to step it up and play with

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a lot of heart, I think he understands that that is what he

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needs to do. I said, listen, you understand there is not a single

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person in the stands that wants you to win. Most of your box wants you

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to win. I think all of them. But other than that, you are not going

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to get support. But if you show fight and hunger, and you show how

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much you actually do care, because I know you care, they will respect

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that. Yeah. It won't be quite as one-sided. He was able to do that.

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Roger is in a way better place than last year. He is a guy that has had

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a lot of injuries. He has missed four events, pulling out in the

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quarters or semis. He missed a couple, pulled out of a view, didn't

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play. In the last couple of months, he has pulled out while being in the

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tournament. I am happy to see me lost is able to go the distance,

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which was an important ask for him. I said to him, "Listen, this guy is

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going to blow by you, in terms of his aura, and this guy..." He will

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be number one in a couple of years, this guy, but it is not yet. You

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have got to say, "Not yet." You had to dig deep and do that. I give him

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credit that he did that. Times that by 2-3, and you may be able to deal

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with this guy again. This will be a tall order. But he is one of the few

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guys that can take the racket out of your hands. In terms of the service,

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the service is a huge thing. What can he do? Nobody has been able to

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get near Federer's serve. Roger, as we have seen in the tournament, has

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passed 10,000 aces in his career. It is underrated how awesome his serve

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is. But you had to make this guy work as much as possible, obviously.

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I think he is human, I believe... If you had told me, after watching the

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lost in the semis, beat Roger, when he limped off, clearly the need

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affected him in the fifth set, not playing a tournament the six months,

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he went back to Australia and won 3 five set matches. Against Nadal, the

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roughest customer he has had to deal with, I would have said, you are out

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of your mind. He isn't human, you are right! The pressure is off Milos

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. I know he was a finalist last year. If he doesn't win this, he

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will drop six, seven, to ten. He will be further out of the picture.

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Everyone respects and loves Roger, I do as well, for the other guys, this

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is a big, big match for the lost Raonic. It would turn around his

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last 12 months. Let's move into Berdych. Does he have enough variety

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to have any effect on Djokovic? He hits the ball as clean as anybody on

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the tour. He is a big serving guy. Today is a tricky day. A bit of

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Ruiz, blowing on Court One. No roof. The ball is all over the place. That

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is not necessarily going to help the guy with the big ball toss. Berdych

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will play as Berdych does. He comes out and hit it hard. Comes to the

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net occasionally. From time to time, he is a bit slow. But Djokovic, I

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don't know where he is at. He played OK yesterday. He got past Mannarino.

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With Novak, mentally, obviously, we discuss that, where is his head at?

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Physically, he called the train are three different times during that

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match. Yes. If you said to me before that... This is something he had an

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issue with last year. It has been an ongoing problem and it has reared

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its ugly head. I would say, Berdych, the way he hits the ball. If your

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arm is hurting, you don't want to play him. I don't know if this is a

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figment of his own imagination, maybe it goes away in one day, which

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would seem improbable if you are hurting, and all of a sudden, the

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next day better. I would say Berdych has no chance of beating him. The

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head-to-head is pretty 5-2. Djokovic has won the last 12. If there was

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ever a time, if he watches Novak play, he is sitting and shaking out

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his arm for two thirds of the match. I thought he hit the ball great. He

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lost about 5% on his serve. He is not hitting the ball as big.

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Mannarino is a nice player, hits a ball around. That will test him now

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for sure. He is getting his arm manipulated and loosened up. I

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wasn't eavesdropping after the match, but going through the locker

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room, I could see his team around and concerned. He was describing,

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something wasn't right. They were, like, "OK, OK." It is none of my

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business, really. But there is concern around him. He had the train

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on, he took some pills. He may be felt disorientated. I wasn't nosy,

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not that nosy, so I realised what they were concerned about, it may be

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wasn't his shoulder. Did you offer a massage? I got out of the way, that

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was the best thing I could do! The other quarterfinal is Gilles Muller

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against Marin Cilic. Gilles Muller, what a win that was. He has beaten

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him before here. That, to me, Muller, by far and away, nothing is

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even close. The fact he was able to win that after having lost the third

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and fourth set, Nadal on a roll, maybe he would keep it going. Then

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you think that Nadal will get to him. He saved four match points, I

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think, 15-40, the crowd is going nuts. The fact he could win that

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from there, it shows how tough a customer he is on that court. To me,

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I would be worried. The guy is 34, not as old as he used to be in

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tennis, you can recover. How many hours is it? Less than 48 hours.

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Cilic is real fresh. He is playing really well on the grass. It is a

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tall order to go from the high of Nadal, and the physical beating he

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took, and turn around to beat Cilic. I spoke to Younus Bjorkman after the

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match. Two and to the last round. He said I have never seen him hit the

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ball like that off the ground, phenomenal the way he is playing. He

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will also disrupt your rhythm. He will serve and volley. These massive

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left-handed serves. Even though he has beaten Rafa Nadal, you have to

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favour Cilic, fresh. Talking about guys and people maturing at

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different rates, some play unbelievable at 17 and other players

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still going great in their 30s. Muller is a great example, it is a

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great story to see guys do that. We were not playing at that age. I made

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it to a few months before my 34th birthday and I thought that was

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pretty good. To see these guys, you think, you sort of wish we knew what

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they know now. Maybe we did and were not as willing to implement it.

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You need trainers rather than musicians to hang out with! It is

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time to move. We are on the countdown to go to Centre Court.

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There is one match we have not talked about. The winner of that

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match, Muller and Cilic, will take on the winner of Andy Murray against

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Sam Querrey. Andy was on court on Monday, playing Benoit Paire, and

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after the match he dropped into the studio. COMMENTATOR: The waiting is

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over, Andy Murray is Wimbledon champion. He is there, Wimbledon

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champion, again. Over my career I have played my best

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tennis on Centre Court and had some of my best memories from the

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Olympics and two titles and the final against Roger which was tough

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but one that I remember very well. I love the conditions here. It showed

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in the results. You face Sam Querrey, who you have met a number

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of times and have beaten him in straight sets here a few years ago

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and at the Australian Open. You seem to like playing a big server. Or,

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you do well against them. It is always difficult, you have to be

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focused. I need to make sure I am concentrating all of the time. And I

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don't give them chances, against big servers, generally, when they are

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ahead, they are good front runners so try not to give them too many

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leads. Scheduling is an issue. A lot of the women have said they have

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been on outside courts. Angelique Kerber, Muguruza. Jelena Ostapenko

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had not been on a show court. It is tricky to solve. I do not think it

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is that difficult. I just think they should maybe start matches earlier

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on Centre Court and Court Number One. Then it is easy to fit two men

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and two women, if you start at 11, 11:30am, when they do on the outside

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courts, that would make things easier. Just having a little bit

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more time would allow them to fit more matches on to the Stadium

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courts. I wonder whether the grounds men would think centre and one are

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the only two that have to be played on all days of the tournament so

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putting in another three hours of play, it may affect it as it goes

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through the second week maybe. Yes, that is possible. They are the ones

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who would know best. If the scheduling is an issue, something

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people want to see changed, that is something Wimbledon have to look at.

:34:24.:34:30.

I have been lucky that I have got to play my matches on the Centre Court.

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I am obviously very happy and pleased to do that. If people would

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rather I play more on the outside courts and switch the scheduling

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around, that is something that has to be looked at. You are going well

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and Konta is going well and your brother knows how to pick mixed

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doubles partners. Martina Hingis. I think it was Martina that asked him.

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To play. He is lucky. She is one of the best doubles players in the

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world and her record in mixed doubles is phenomenal. When the men

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are serving to her, she uses pace well and has great timing and a

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great eye, so hopefully they have a good run. Your mother hinted maybe

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one day you might claim here with Jamie in the doubles. I would love

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to. -- you might play here with Jamie in the doubles. Maybe when I

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have done with playing singles and hopefully that is not for a long

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time. It would be easier to do it while I am still playing singles, if

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it was not best-of-5 in the doubles. The older I get, playing a best-of-5

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singles potentially followed by a best-of-5 doubles, I am not sure I

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would cope these days. I would love to do that. We played the Olympics

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together and represented our country in Davis Cup and played great

:36:04.:36:07.

matches but never have played at Wimbledon and I would love to do

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that before we finish. I know your family would love to see that. As

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your mother forgiven the comment about her cooking on BBC Breakfast?

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I cannot remember. You said her cooking was awful. You were asked to

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grade your grandmother, wife and mother in cooking, and you dismissed

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Judy straightaway. Yes, I have not spoken to her about it but I have

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told her over the years, that when we were younger and she said, I

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never had time to cook, I was so busy. We used to get ready meals, a

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microwave... She did not cook loads of good stuff for us. She always did

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good deserts. But yes, never the healthy stuff. You have saved

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yourself. I know your grandmother is wonderful anyway, but how is Sophia?

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It must be nice to go to your own home, playing Wimbledon. She is

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great, growing up quick. All parents say that and I was like, that is

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ridiculous. Time goes the same always. But she is growing up quick.

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She is 17 months. This time of the year is great. We get to hopefully

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be at home six, seven weeks in a row, and obviously days like today,

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she will be in bed about now, having her bath, so I get to see her in the

:37:44.:37:50.

morning when I leave. It is great to get to do that for a consistent

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period. The rest of the year we do not get that and it is another

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reason why I enjoy this part of the year so much.

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It was great to chat to Andy on Monday with his comments on the

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scheduling of men's and ladies' Detective is strong. And he walks

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out on Centre Court shortly and we are on our way there right now but

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how is he looking after a day of rest? Lee McKenzie earlier was

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joined by Leon Smith on the practice courts to watching it.

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I am delighted to say Leon Smith joins me and all the talk getting

:38:27.:38:32.

into Wimbledon was about Andy and whether he would be fit enough. Now

:38:33.:38:36.

he is at this stage she must be delighted with the way he has

:38:37.:38:40.

progressed so far? Definitely, he is experienced enough to know you do

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not always come into the Championships feeling 100% and I do

:38:45.:38:49.

not think it was different to Paris where people questioned his form and

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the amount of Tennessee played and he worked his way through the draw

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well on probably his weakest surface, then you come to the grass

:39:00.:39:03.

of Wimbledon, he is at home, has his team around him. He might be walking

:39:04.:39:07.

funny and everybody is studying bat, but when you watch the points and

:39:08.:39:12.

when he is in play, he is moving well. Sam Querrey is dangerous. He

:39:13.:39:17.

put out Novak Djokovic last year but Andy has had the upper hand on many

:39:18.:39:21.

occasions, how big a danger Will he be today? I am not saying there are

:39:22.:39:29.

no expectations on him. He is laid back, he has a huge serve, which is

:39:30.:39:34.

why he beat Novak last year and he has the weapons to hit through. But

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if you have a seven and one win loss record, there is a story about the

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match ups and Andy can take away his strength, the serve, which creates

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pressure on Sam in his service games. As long as Andy serves well,

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I think the record will remain intact. You are keeping an eye on a

:39:57.:40:02.

junior. I have seen Andy hitting with Adie quite a lot and he does

:40:03.:40:07.

give a lot back to British tennis. Behind us, there are two Glasgow

:40:08.:40:12.

boys playing in the junior event and Aidan, coached by my brother Toby

:40:13.:40:16.

the last seven years and Andy has been terrific with them. It would be

:40:17.:40:22.

easy to hit with older guys in the Championships, but he has been

:40:23.:40:26.

hitting with Aidan and others and they get on court with Andy, Ivan.

:40:27.:40:30.

It gives everyone confidence and is a good way to prepare for the junior

:40:31.:40:35.

event and Jamie Murray has taken a deed to the preseason training camp

:40:36.:40:45.

in Florida and took into Monte Carlo so a lot of give back from the

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Murrays. He does help youngsters at home and in Miami. Centre Court is

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getting ready for the first quarterfinal today and it is Andy

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Murray against Sam Querrey. We have come down here from Henman Hill.

:41:05.:41:10.

Matt has been saying about Sam Querrey today. I said the Americans

:41:11.:41:23.

would ruin the party. I am not sure about that. Neither am I! Andy was

:41:24.:41:34.

in a sticky situation against Fabio Fognini, in which Fabio Fognini

:41:35.:41:40.

imploded. There was a situation where he could have forced five

:41:41.:41:45.

sets. At the time, Murray sneaking out of the fourth set could have

:41:46.:41:53.

been the best thing. The extra stress on the hip. Also, my biggest

:41:54.:42:02.

concern, Andy has not really got any players who have given him rhythm.

:42:03.:42:07.

Fabio Fognini a little bit but Benoit Paire, Dustin Brown, Bublik.

:42:08.:42:18.

They have not given him rhythm. Having said that, he will not get it

:42:19.:42:25.

today. He does not want it! If he gets through and then faces somebody

:42:26.:42:31.

like Cilic, that is a worry, but one step at a time. One of Sam's biggest

:42:32.:42:37.

beings is his serve and one of Andy's best things is his return and

:42:38.:42:42.

it should neutralise. Murray has got to be aggressive and if he is not,

:42:43.:42:49.

Sam will get around enough forehands. He has to open up the

:42:50.:42:55.

backhand and come in some of the time and attack the weaker side of

:42:56.:42:58.

Sam Querrey but if he starts pushing the ball around... I saw Sam briefly

:42:59.:43:07.

yesterday. I can promise you, and I am not coaching him, we talked about

:43:08.:43:14.

the laser cup coming up in September. Hopefully like a Ryder

:43:15.:43:21.

Cup event -- Laver Cup. He does not want to let Andy get into a rhythm.

:43:22.:43:26.

If he does that, forget it, he has no chance. He has two utilises

:43:27.:43:32.

weapons. The forehand, the serve. Like Novak, the big issue is Andy

:43:33.:43:38.

rose to 100% to use his physical attributes and skill to track down

:43:39.:43:43.

enough balls. We have got to change channels. We are moving from BBC One

:43:44.:43:48.

and will start up on BBC Two in a moment and we will hear the rest of

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the answer on BBC Two in a moment. From Centre Court, goodbye.

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