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The Wimbledon Championships

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It certainly has taken him a while to get going but he looks as if he might get there now Undecided
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So Federer made it but it was a struggle.  All credit to Falla for such a good performance.
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Caught a great match before going out tonight.  A Rod dispensed of Ram in straight sets and served at 142mph in the process. Don't think we'll see a faster serve in the next 2 weeks. Undecided
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Andy Murray won his match yesterday and will play in front of the Queen on Centre Court tomorrow.
The current ladies champion Serena Williams also won her match.
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I heard Inverdale saying last night that this is officially the worst Wimbledon for British success with just AM making it through a round. Let’s have a rousing chorus of ‘For they’re jolly good fellows’ for the LTA; I can’t wait for the next 5, 10, 15 (delete as appropriate) year plan.
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You are not joking - yesterday in an interview on our future players it was said that we should be able to see some of our youngsters making their mark in the next 5 years or so Undecided Undecided  It certainly won't happen with the present gang running British tennis Sad
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We've seen a fantastic match today.  Played by Nicholas Mahut (France) and John Isner (USA). It became the longest match ever in tennis history  and the 5th set was the longest set ever.  Both players played to an astonishing level considering the time they were on court.
.....and the result - bad light stopped play at 9.10pm so it will go into a third day tomorrow.
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There's also a bit of politics involved here with the LTA. They are looking at the whole funding of our players and a lot of funding has been cut together with their wilicards.

Oh no, Mr Osborne is cutting everywhere. However it won't make any difference, we are fundamentally [Censored] at tennis because it is an elitist sport that is very nice for the participants at the tennis club but not of interest to the naturally athletically gifted young people in this country
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Played by Nicholas Mahut (France) and John Isner (USA). It became the longest match ever in tennis history  and the 5th set was the longest set ever.  Both players played to an astonishing level considering the time they were on court.

Actually the 5th set has lasted longer than any match before at 7 hours and ongoing. The longest match before today was 6 hours 35 minutes. Mahut and Isner match has so far lasted 10 hours.
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There's talk that the authorities will now change the 'no tie-break' rule in the 5th. It will be interesting to see what they do.
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Was "watching" that game via the text on the BBC Sport site yesterday.  Sounded like they were still playing at a pretty decent level given how long they had been going on for.
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A classic Big server against a serve and volley strategist. Providing Isner can stay on his feet, I can't see where the end will be.
I think it would be wrong to change the 5th set rules just because of one highly unusual match.
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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I really think they've deserve their daqy in the spotlight and should be moved to centre Smiley
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I agree completely James
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With Murray scheduled to bow to her Maj at a no doubt specific time, can't see that happening.
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.