Funny that. Last year, Richard Gasquet beat Andy the Elder after being down two sets and a break. This year, Richie Red Shoes loses to Andy the Younger after being up two sets and a break.
The crowd was the loudest I've ever seen for a tennis match, and Andy the Younger encouraged their loudness.
You can't write this stuff.
I've got much more to say about today's action than this, but I had a farming "emergency" that needed to be dealt with, so I'll update this to include my usual daily quips later.
Till then, talk amongst yourselves.
The man means business. A subdued Safin beat Stanislas Wawrinka convincingly, despite dropping the third set in a tiebreak. If he can stay this focused and composed...
30-year-old Arnaud Clement, Wimbledon quarterfinalist. Say it again.
Thailand's 31-year-old Tamarine Tanasugarn, Wimbledon quarterfinalist. Say it again. (I told you she had a draw she could work with.)
32-year-old Rainer Schuettler, Wimbledon quarterfinalist. Say it again.
When the AP can run an article asking if Wimbledon was trying to send Serena and Venus Williams a message by putting them both in the Graveyard, then you know there's trouble in Paradise. I understand that the sisters are big draws, perhaps the big draws, for audiences in the States, but just because US networks wanted raitings doesn't mean Venus, especially, as defending champion should have been playing her fourth round match on Court 2.
I'll probably rant about this in full in a Wimbledon postscript. But for now, all I'll says is that the sisters took care of business on the Graveyard Court, winning all three of their matches without dropping a set. Serena didn't even drop serve in singles or doubles.