WIMBLEDON - 2013- Second Set!

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Raahh Fri 28-Jun-13 08:34:21

Thought we'd have a new thread for today.

It is raining cats and dogs (technical term) here in theNorth West- I am not very hopeful of a full days play at Wimbledon. but fingers crossed. The weather bloke last night today would be 'Frustrating Friday'in terms of play. Fond of alliteration, those Wimbledon types.

FRIDAY ORDER OF PLAY

As I thought,Robson has had an up-grade from court 2 to centre, which should give her a boost.

Looking forward to see if Dimitrov pulls through- and
VAMOS FERRER!!
first upon number 1 court.

siezethenight Fri 28-Jun-13 12:59:56

Btw - is it wrong to fancy John McEnroe?

Raahh Fri 28-Jun-13 13:00:46

Sadly- the fair never gets rained offangry. Am still drying out from last year. Ds is playing steel pans beneath the school gazebo- which last year sprung a leakgrin I hope they've fixed it. I will not be volunteering to walk around the village with DD1 and the rainbowsgrin
(will have my hands full trying not to lose dd2)tennis

siezethenight Fri 28-Jun-13 13:00:58

Roof is on now Witt yes.

Raahh Fri 28-Jun-13 13:01:21

sieze - no

grin

(although he occasionally does talk rubbishgrin)

siezethenight Fri 28-Jun-13 13:01:58

But he plays an absolute mean guitar Raahh as well as bonkers tennis... He's just fabulous.

Raahh Fri 28-Jun-13 13:02:11

grin at the thought of your grown up children stuck in a playpen, like the Rugrats.sieze

Raahh Fri 28-Jun-13 13:03:16

Laura is very tallenvy

siezethenight Fri 28-Jun-13 13:06:22

Ohhh, John McEnroe is so fertile....

siezethenight Fri 28-Jun-13 13:06:58

I loved The Rugrats when they were little! Is that still on?

Raahh Fri 28-Jun-13 13:10:18

I haven't seen the Rugrats for years!
fertile- behave!

Actually, is Dustin playing today? woof....

Covers coming off? They are brave, there's a block of heavy showers behind this main band that looks like it will arrive soon.

Raahh Fri 28-Jun-13 13:11:21

The covers are off tennis

Raahh Fri 28-Jun-13 13:11:49

Frustrating Friday will live up to it's name, I think.

siezethenight Fri 28-Jun-13 13:14:16

Raahh Did you just bark? shock

Witt Fri 28-Jun-13 13:16:00

although he occasionally does talk rubbishgrin

occasionally?? hmm

Raahh Fri 28-Jun-13 13:19:58

Sieze - I didblush It's essential to 'woof' at Dustin.

I'm not quite old enough to be his mother.

Witt Fri 28-Jun-13 13:24:01

They keeping touting Robson as having top 10 potential but I thought Watson was supposed to be a more natural player than her with a better game. Have I missed something?

Raahh Fri 28-Jun-13 13:27:11

Witt I think Watson is better too, personally. I think the couple of years age difference, and Watson's illness has pushed her back a bit. Robson can be very inconsistent.

Raahh Fri 28-Jun-13 13:29:28

oooh- just seen on my red button channel things that play on the outside may start at 1.30.

Vamos Ferrer!

siezethenight Fri 28-Jun-13 13:29:47

Do you think, watching Robson today is like watching Murray a few years ago when he started coming to prominence, he was younger. His game had a lot of learning/improving to do? Now he is where and what he is. Is Robson of the same material? Are we watching a young player here on a journey to being in top 5 in the world when older?

Raahh Fri 28-Jun-13 13:30:49

good break back from Laura.

Chubfuddler Fri 28-Jun-13 13:31:15

Oh look, no one is whinnying like a demented goat. Clearly it is possible to play high level women's tennis without the histrionics.

Witt Fri 28-Jun-13 13:32:05

Raahh having been lucky enough to see Watson play at the French Open last year, I have to say I prefer her too. Her game is much nicer to watch. I hope she can put the glandular fever behind her quickly and get back to British number one. That said, I obviously hope Robson does well at Wimbledon this year.

JaquelineHyde Fri 28-Jun-13 13:35:33

Oooh Dustin must be playing today <swoon>

Robson is an amazing talent and is really beginning to come into her own. I think if she can avoid injury she has a really good chance of winning Wimbledon one day. Not sure about any of the other slams as I think she needs the home support to really push her on but I would love to be proved wrong.

Raahh Fri 28-Jun-13 13:36:03

envy Witt at going to RG, I'd love to go there.
Yes, good luck to Robson! We need a woman in the second week.!

Dimitrov and Zemlja are just knocking up.

The warm up maybe longer than the culmination of the matchgrin

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