Men's Single's Final's !!!!

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magimedi Sun 07-Jul-13 08:47:42

Are we all ready for it?

GetStuffezd Sun 07-Jul-13 08:49:25

My eyes! grin

magimedi Sun 07-Jul-13 08:50:28

Sorry Raaah - could not resist.

Off to do stuff so am ready for 2pm.

LineRunner Sun 07-Jul-13 08:53:15

<shields eyes from horror>

Yes, also doing loads of stuff, in advance of 2pm. Including buying a couple of bottles of cold cider. Today seems like a cider day.

TheDoctrineOfAllan Sun 07-Jul-13 08:54:41

<marks place>

Will be at kids party FFS!

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 09:00:15

Lol @ stila on previous thread - nope, no idea who Djok is playing today - anybody??

Magi Radio said its 12.50 - in a panic for you - 12.50 not 2pm.... shock don't miss the start.

Dd is at cadet hut, the bus is out, they are off someplace for the day so I have to go upstairs and make a show of cleaning up bedroom and bathroom.
Who in God's hell has a kids party on Wimbledon men's final Doc Sacrebleu!

magimedi Sun 07-Jul-13 09:02:04

sieze 12.50 is the start of BBC coverage. An hour of waffle. Play starts at 2pm.

Have checked that on official Wimbledon site but thanks for worrying.

MUST do stuff!

ClayDavis Sun 07-Jul-13 09:04:37

Magi, you are norty. Somewhere in Pedants' Corner the a bunch of MNers hyperventilating. grin.

tennis tennis tennis tennis

LineRunner Sun 07-Jul-13 09:08:13

Maybe 12.50pm is start of John Inverdale pretending he didn't mean what he said about the women's champion.

PetiteRaleuse Sun 07-Jul-13 09:32:35

Utter twat that Inverdale. You expect that kind of comment from twitter trolls, not BBC commentators.


Come on Andy

diddl Sun 07-Jul-13 09:35:57

Just signing in.

<Team Novak>

Alibabaandthe40nappies Sun 07-Jul-13 09:39:16

I am horrified by those comments from John Inverdale, what an absolute twat.

So looking forward to this afternoon. DH is out doing his hobby at the moment, so this afternoon he is on childcare duties AND has volunteered to cook the dinner so that I can watch the tennis unmolested. Lovely, lovely man.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Sun 07-Jul-13 09:39:49

<Team Murray>

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 09:43:00

<<one bedroom down - coffee break before bathroom>>

John Inverdale has horrible teeth. So there.
And if you hit a ball at him? He'd run crying to hide behind the BBC camera man.
Team Bartoli! I hope she walks past him and accidentally kicks him in his paltry shin with her superb right foot, which she is bound to have on account of the fact she's lovely.

Team, on the fence, today as said in previous thread - I don't care, am past it, just want a great match and the best player to win.

If I am not back on thread in 1 hour dial 999 - the filthy bathroom has killed me.

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 09:44:52

shock Your dh molests you ali envy I am single.... Can you tell grin

Maryz Sun 07-Jul-13 09:49:57

Haha at such a sensible title, with no apostrophes at all but lots of exclamation marks

I will be ready, remote hidden and ipad secured at 2.

I might have to send all the kids out.

sarahtigh Sun 07-Jul-13 09:50:03

2pm is when players come out for photo and warm up etc proper play will start about 2.10-2.15pm

Andy can win he has beated novak before but it will be tight I hope he wins but I also hope it is a good match really want Andy to win Wimbledon (partly to stop the 77 years since.... blah blah comments)
tennis tennis

Maryz Sun 07-Jul-13 09:52:14

<ponders reporting title, just to see how long KateS takes to change it>

Maryz Sun 07-Jul-13 09:54:19

I want it to go to five sets.

I want the crowd to support great play.

I don't want either of them to get booed.

And I suppose I'd like Murray to win in the end, because I think he deserves one Wimbledon win, but I dread the media frenzy if he does and I still like Djokovitch - he is a great player and a nice guy (judging on radio interviews, the opinion of the other players etc), despite what some people seem to think.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Sun 07-Jul-13 09:55:59

seize not as much as he used to! grin Only through lack of opportunity due to small children.

BBMs Sun 07-Jul-13 09:56:10

Good morning!
Can anyone tell me what the comments about Bartoli were about? I was at a friend's house yesterday and couldn't really watch anything tennis related much sad

TheDoctrineOfAllan Sun 07-Jul-13 09:56:47

What did John I say?

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 09:57:36

Huzzah! A new thread- with correct grammar. thanks magimedi !

Orianne Sun 07-Jul-13 09:59:45

<Team Murray>

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 10:00:01
Maryz Sun 07-Jul-13 10:00:41

They are talking about Inverdale in Feminism atm. I suspect they won't like him much over there grin.

What's with this other thread in Chat [disapproving]? Are we not good enough? I'm sure there will be an "AIBU to want Andy to win?" thread soon as well.

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 10:01:57

Maryz- I can feel another 'i agree with everything you say' afternoon coming on. So I'll say it now, saves time. grin

Morning folks! As always I'm team Murray, I will not however trash talk about djokovic. Brownies honor!

Ds is at the park with dh for an hour or so! Long nap anticipated grin

I seriously hate John inverdale, if he goes can he take castle with him too please? I bet castle put him up to it (sorry Olivia)

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 10:04:00

or maybe not correct grammar grin

What do i know? <shreds English degree>

If in doubt leave it out is my apostrophe mantra!

No degree here!

Maryz Sun 07-Jul-13 10:06:31


I lurves you too, Raah.

Unfortunately for me, 2 pm is kids getting up time. The sitting room will be filled with half-naked bodies with massive feet taking up all my sofa room hmm. The boys will watch it, but dd will moan. Normally I could bribe her with cinema money, but it's too hot today.

ClayDavis Sun 07-Jul-13 10:10:28

Team Murray, here.

I'm going to agree with Maryz as well. Except there's a tiny part of me that doesn't want Murray to win this year because people will say he won the year the big players went out in the early round. They'll conveniently forget that he's going to have to beat the world number 1 in the final to win.

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 10:12:34

Glaikit- I love that mantra.

It's funny- the older I get, the more I question grammar and spellings in everything I write. i used to be pretty confident. I will write convoluted, awkward sounding sentences to avoid getting tripped upgrin

Maryz Sun 07-Jul-13 10:13:45

More like this


Alibabaandthe40nappies Sun 07-Jul-13 10:17:58

DS1 is not quite 5 and he used an apostrophe correctly when he was writing the other day. I was so proud grin

Raahh I'm the same, spend ages second guessing myself. Really annoying.

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 10:19:51

Well, I am Team Tennisgrin- and so long as the media doesn't suddenly proclaim Murray is a god when he wins, I'll be happy for him. If it all gets ott in the media, it may undo a lot of the massive positive PR campaign prior to this.

I feel very sad that the tournament is ending-and again Nadal has been largely absentsad- but Ferrer has done well, and I've become a Del Potato fan, so all is not lost.

sieze- we don't have sky either,and since I've never let Dh het it for the football, I can hardly decide we can afford it for the tennis.grin I hope there will be more shown on 'proper' tv, as obviously with Murray as defending champ, there will be more interest (so he's good for something, after all)grin

painforlife Sun 07-Jul-13 10:21:37

may I join in this fun thread grin sorry but <team Djok> here smile it will be a tremendous final.

also absolutely shocked that a BBC commentator could allow such trash to come out of his mouth #completeass

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 10:22:13

Ali- it's funny, isn't it? It's just crept up on me, and things I would never question before, suddenly I'll avoid writing.

Like 'Ladies' Singles Final'

Maryz Sun 07-Jul-13 10:23:48

Welcome, painforlife smile

How about "The final of the competition for single ladies" grin

I'm good on apostrophes. And since the advent on automatic spell check on Chrome very good at spelling. Commas get me a bit.

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 10:23:49

pain- please do, I think we need more Djok supporters, for a nice balanced threadgrin

I'm very pleased that I was very restrained yesterday, and have plenty of fake Aldi pimms left, to enjoy the afternoongrin

Maryz Sun 07-Jul-13 10:24:29

And I start half of my sentences with And or But, which is apparently a crime against pendants.

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 10:25:02

Maryz- that is exactly the kind of thing i mean (makes a note for next year)grin

I have a Wimbledon thread cliche Bingo card- first person to call Murray'dour' gets DD2 in the postgrin

Maryz Sun 07-Jul-13 10:25:26

Do you know that neithere Aldi nor Lidl sell fake Pimms in Ireland.

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 10:28:56

Right- we need milk.

back later.

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 10:29:24

Maryz- that is appalling!!

Chipstick10 Sun 07-Jul-13 10:30:23

Dh got two tickets for the final and I have given them to the kids.they are getting ready right now making up salads and drinks.

I prefer whiskey pimms, do you know common and garden pimms is gin?? <boak>

Dipstick are you mad?????

Sorry, I did not mean to call you a dipstick chipstick, but actually on reflection...................

painforlife Sun 07-Jul-13 10:33:21

thanks Maryz - I'm just like u most of my sentences start with And or But. And I'm definitely not bothered atm but tell you what when my little one gets to the stage of learning grammar I'll be buying one of those "grammar and spelling for dummies book" smile

Chipstick10 Sun 07-Jul-13 10:35:44

Tbh if nadal had made it to the final I would've gone, but as it is I'm not fussed.


claig Sun 07-Jul-13 10:40:10

BT Sport will have all or nearly all of the entire WTA tour this year.
We have got Sky, so I will subscribe on that. Sky also has Eurosport and that has lots of tennis, and I watch it rather than the BBC in order to avoid the toe-curling, cringe-making Inverdale and Castle.

I like Andy a lot. He is a decent guy with a good sense of humour and is not arrogant. But I also like Djokovic a lot, he is the better player in my opinion and I think he will win.

But in the past, Djokovic has had problems in long matches in extreme heat. He has had tiredness problems and I think sometimes breathing and contact lense problems. They say that Andy is very fit, but in the past I have also seen him tire quite a lot in long matches and his concentration often wanders in long matches and he drops a set unnecessarily.

So I think that Djoko will win today.

ClayDavis Sun 07-Jul-13 10:43:13

I'm mostly OK with apostrophes. I did have to have a think about where to put it when I wrote Pedants' Corner earlier though.

Welcome to the cult, painforlife. No need to apologise for supporting Djok. All are welcome here as long as you don't start slagging off the other players.

Do we get to keep the tennis tennis tennis for a bit, or do you think they will be gone by tomorrow?

Chipstick10 Sun 07-Jul-13 10:45:47

I will support Novak in nadals absence.

claig Sun 07-Jul-13 10:51:56

contact lens or lenz, not lense!

TheDoctrineOfAllan Sun 07-Jul-13 11:03:28

Inverdale said that to Lindsey Davenport, who I believe got some comments on her own appearance back in the day?


claig Sun 07-Jul-13 11:06:09

You are right, TheDoctrine.
Inverdale has shamed the nation with his comments, and poor Lindsey and McEnroe etc have to sit through his inane drivel and must wonder what type of people the BBC employ.

bizzey Sun 07-Jul-13 11:07:49

Morning all....Just marking my place for later. I am team I think all my neighbours have realized now due to slightly loud screaming when he gets points !

Right..3 hours to find a shop that sells fake Pimms..(btw ,what IS fake Pimms ...cheaper version??)

Oh and my grammer is awful....even with the lap tops help grin

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 11:09:26

There is another tennis thread in chat!? Huh. Do they not know we have been going for yonks over here? I am boycotting - staying here with the cult grin tennis tennis tennis
Bathroom is clean - made the terrible mistake of having white flooring in there, its a swine, messes up in nano-seconds. But its clean - I can pee in relative relief that I will not die from dust particles...
Radio had gobbed on non stop about Murray winning I feel do sad for him, this huge, huge expectation upon him.

Welcome pain buckle up for the ride smile

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 11:10:48

Davenport should have given Inverdale a good clout as soon as the words left his mouth, frankly.

claig Sun 07-Jul-13 11:11:43

She certainly couldn't have missed it

claig Sun 07-Jul-13 11:12:08

I mean his big mouth

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 11:13:05

McEnroe said yesterday that Bertoli was not a great athlete... Yeah, he did, I was slightly [shocked] If she is not a great athlete then who is? Did you see her yesterday morning? Somebody chucking the balls at her to whack over and over again on a court? Flippin' eck, I was hugely impressed.

Ooh good idea, every time he says something dumb a forehand volley to the chops will sort it!

Will be back at 1.55pm in full on tennis mode. I would like Andy to win so it means that whole "no British winner since 1936" schtick would disappear.

<waves to painforlife> how are you doing?

magimedi Sun 07-Jul-13 11:14:33

I am wonderful at apostrophe's !!

And grammer and spelin!

My bathroom floor is black & white checks which looks v smart but shows every bit of fluff & dust.

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 11:15:36

grin glaik

NoComet Sun 07-Jul-13 11:16:18

Team Murray <whispers>
I doubt my tennis mad DM and DSIS have swapped from the anyone, but Murray camp.

But, with the Royal Wedding, Jubillee, and torch relay, causing our local market towns to go flag mad, I have rather patriotic DDs.

Personally I'd love a British winner because the press can then just shut up and leave tennis to us.

Also it might encorage school tennis which can't be bad.

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 11:17:18

All over to Magi's for a game of draughts (sp) on her bathroom floor before tennis starts!
I am joining you magi with the naff spelling!

NoComet Sun 07-Jul-13 11:18:01

Now washing, else no one will have any uniform.

Wish they were on holiday, it will get cold the day they break up.

Panonabike Sun 07-Jul-13 11:21:08

<arf> watching Sunday brunch and they have some mind reader guy who was doing a trick live, that went wrong! <arf>

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 11:22:51

I have radio on while I mumsnet clean kitchen. I am about to shoot myself in the head - Richard bloody Madley,

magimedi Sun 07-Jul-13 11:22:54

All over to Magi's for a game of draughts (sp) on her bathroom floor before tennis starts!

You are all v welcome & it would be an xkews two bring out the wine urley!

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 11:24:08

Ohhh, wine and draughts in Margi's bathroom? Handy since we'll need to pee a lot. On my way....

claig Sun 07-Jul-13 11:24:20

Was he trying to read Inverdale's mind?
If so, no wonder it went wrong. It is impossible to fathom what goes on in that twat's mind - he's not a thinker!

ShaggingZumbaStylee Sun 07-Jul-13 11:24:50


Maryz Sun 07-Jul-13 11:25:35

My bathroom floor tiles are sort of off-white/grey.

I wonder were they like that when I bought them, or are they meant to be white confused?

I can't believe your kids are still at school. dd has been off since May 30th.

Maryz Sun 07-Jul-13 11:26:42

I think Djokovitch will win if it's a short match. Murray has a better chance the longer it goes on.

So, three or four setter - Djok. Five setter - Murray.

That's my prediction <pulls splinters out of arse>

Madley can get on the boat with inverdale and castle! No oars, no engine, no sails!

Schools off here Maryz,

Genius new muller rice advert! Rice rice baby!

Maryz Sun 07-Jul-13 11:31:05

I love that Panona grin

claig Sun 07-Jul-13 11:31:40

With this heat, the tennis balls will be flying through the air at great speed. Djoko has got a much better serve and is a more aggressive player who goes for winners more often, so I think it will be to his advantage.

I can't see Andy having a chance to be honest, unless Djoko suffers fromheat exhaustion.

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 11:38:31

College is out here also, has been for near 2 weeks now.

I can not trash Castle anymore Glaik I promised MNHQ that I had learned my lesson on the matter after I agreed with him on something he said the other day, they were really smile with me - they said he was a nice man and now I am a believer grin

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 11:39:54

claig Murray does have a chance. He's beaten Djok before now, they have met many times so they know each other's game well.
If the Number 2 in the world has no chance against the number 1 then, what's the point us watching smile

LineRunner Sun 07-Jul-13 11:40:38

I'm in the Three Men in a Boat camp.

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 11:42:43

I will jump into the camp as well if you take Castle out? Do not want to suffer the wrath of MNHQ.

CatsAndTheirPizza Sun 07-Jul-13 12:06:31

Inverdale and Saatchi need locking up together.

Huge crisis in this house - have organised DS's party for this afternoon (only time we could do due to school dumping something on us). Feeling really guilty about the ten families who will have their viewing ruined at pick up time. What do I do - record it and hide from people/TV/internet/the world etc until I have a chance to watch it, or borrow DH's tablet and use i-pod to listen. It won't be as good not watching live, will it?

Is there anything I could do to delay the start do you think? - of the tennis, I mean. Does anyone know anyone influential at Wimbledon who could pull a few strings and delay for just an hour or two? grin

CatsAndTheirPizza Sun 07-Jul-13 12:07:54

Seize see above - could you have a word with Boris? He may be able to help.

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 12:12:26

sieze- they're practically grown up together since juniors- and at one time played doubles, so I'm hoping that their genuine admiration for each other will rub off on the crowd- and it's pot luck when you apply for tickets, as to who you will see (though if you go with seedings, this was the obvious final).

Murray might not have it all his own way therefore,(support wise) as he did against Jerzy. And we saw what happened when the chips were down against Verdasco.

And I agree that if he wins it, they will be able to shut up about this 70-odd years since a Brit won stuff, and just enjoy the game. Apart from the next goal- which will be the Aussie, I guess. he's no chance of ever winning the French

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 12:13:34

I'll keep Boris in the cupboard for longer than 3 minutes Cats I will do my best for you, promise. It will be my pleasure grin

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 12:13:57

sieze- I agreed with Castle re- the roofshock

Won't happen again, i'm suregrin

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 12:14:51

Corrr, raahh you're like The Oracle of all things tennis - I think I slightly love you blush

CatsAndTheirPizza Sun 07-Jul-13 12:15:30

Kick off about 4pm would be great - thanks Seize.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Sun 07-Jul-13 12:16:47

seize what McEnroe said was that it was good to see someone win who was a natural tennis player rather than a brilliant all-round athlete. Which if Inverdale hadn't also made his horrid comments would have been fine!

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 12:18:06

Maryz- mine dcs still have 3 weeks at school. And only 5 weeks off grin.

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 12:18:34

Well, thank God for that ali cause I have a slight crush on him and at the time, when I heard what he said (clearly heard wrongly!) I was a bit miffed. Now I can carry on crushing on him - don't tell Boris smile

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 12:18:40

I love you too sieze <fluffy>

Alibabaandthe40nappies Sun 07-Jul-13 12:19:59

Raahh we've got another 2 and a half weeks to go here.

Maryz when do yours go back?

ClayDavis Sun 07-Jul-13 12:20:06

I think Boris probably already knows, seize. Given the amount of time you've spent in the cupboard with them over the last two weeks.

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 12:23:08

raahh flowers Are we having an affair? Am I the OW? LTB! I'm available!
Nope, clay Boris has no idea - that time I called him John by mistake? It was nothing, we brushed over it, honestly.

I am off to shop for snacks in time for match - see you all in 15.

Maryz Sun 07-Jul-13 12:29:53

Cats, in the interests of good friendship, you have to volunteer to keep all the children at the party until the match is over, so the parents can come and collect afterwards.

Ali, they go back in September - 13 weeks for secondary here, and 9 and a half for primary. We like our summer holidays in Ireland.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Sun 07-Jul-13 12:36:25


13 weeks <baulks>

This is the thing with the roof, regardless of the weather we know it will finish today, which is a little bit sad. I remember the excitement a few years ago when there was an extra Monday. Very British! Although I would have been pissed if I had tickets for on of the days that was rained off completely.

German granprix starts in 29 minutes <conflicted!> so I would appreciate a delay too! Maybe Kate could oblige by popping her sprog in the next hour. Surely that could delay things a bit??

CatsAndTheirPizza Sun 07-Jul-13 12:42:08

MaryZ you are joking I hope! I'm going to get shot of them as soon as possible and rush home. If the parents were nice people, they would have all called in sick this morning!

CatsAndTheirPizza Sun 07-Jul-13 12:43:07

Yes - Kate could maybe help me out. How long would that buy me do you think?

Maryz Sun 07-Jul-13 13:01:40

You know you have ruined your child's life?

You know all the parents will hate you forever?


LineRunner Sun 07-Jul-13 13:01:41

Is Kate due to have her baby now? (Seriously, I don't know about these things.)

LadyBeagleEyes Sun 07-Jul-13 13:02:05

I'm so nervous.
It's the first match I've watched as I only came back from holiday yesterday.
Team Murray all the way.
I'd love to see him win it just the once.
My first tennis tennis

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 13:02:24

My Tv - its like Boris City - I am swooning.... Its fab.

NotAQueef Sun 07-Jul-13 13:02:56

Hello all. Final day tennis sad

Am very excited!

Maryz Sun 07-Jul-13 13:03:07

I didn't realise either Line. According to Google it's due on Saturday - but they are nuts if they have released the right date, if I was them I would have said two weeks later than the due date, in which case maybe she is overdue.

But I'm sure we would have heard had she gone to hospital. I'm sure we won't be able to avoid it.

NotAQueef Sun 07-Jul-13 13:03:43

Go on Andy.

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 13:07:16

Those Andy Murray masks are just creepy.
Don't think I can watch an hour of this hype. I feel so very sorry for him. I would hate all this expectation on me.
But God - I love Boris grin

ClayDavis Sun 07-Jul-13 13:07:43

<fans seize>

Henman Hill is looking packed. I hope whoever it was talking about what time they needed to get there today went early.

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 13:10:01

Hello queef Sorry - sis see you there but was blindsided by Boris smile

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 13:10:22

Was it Murraytowin who was going?grin

I think they may have been a tad optimistic- bet the majority were camping on pavements for their spots since the match ended Friday!

magimedi Sun 07-Jul-13 13:13:05

I can't see the point of paying to watch it on Henman Hill.

I far prefer the comfort of my chair.

Will go & start watching soon - but can't take an hour of build up.

See you all post match - my desktop is upstairs & TV down so won't be posting during - unless they close the roof & there isn't much chance of that!

FarleyD Sun 07-Jul-13 13:13:25

Afternoon all, happy - and sad at same time.

I like both players, but in my heart of hearts, think I would like Djok to win. Can't believe Inverdale and his stupid comments - put him on centre court and get all the fastest servers to serve at him for half an hour.

Just off to get a bowl of ice cream and then back for the duration.

painforlife Sun 07-Jul-13 13:14:36

oh Djok <love love love> already tuned into BBC. have to say I do think Murray n his girlfriend make a lovely couple, really sweet smile

FarleyD Sun 07-Jul-13 13:16:18

Boris must be sweltering in that get up.

painforlife Sun 07-Jul-13 13:16:25

farley D - I second ur suggestions that would be classic to watch LOL

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 13:16:42

Yes, murraytowin is there and if she does not bring Boris back to my house it will properly kick off on this thread angry grin

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 13:17:38

you can watch it for free, sat in deck chairs at the shops near me. Personally- I wouldn't. grin

I think it's the atmosphere on the hill that is the attraction. Not sure I'd want to do it- how do you go for a wee??

CatsAndTheirPizza Sun 07-Jul-13 13:18:15

MaryZ they will hate me for ever. Whoops grin

claig Sun 07-Jul-13 13:21:12

OK, I am coming off the fence.
I am for Djoko.
I was wrong - Andy has got a chance, 5%.

Let the game commence! Let the serves rain down and may the best man win!

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 13:22:33

You guys talking about Kate - she's usually at Wimbledon in Royal Box - not a sign of her this year, she may well be overdue?

Farley I am going to be bereft this evening, what to do tomorrow? Actually go out of the house and see the world?

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 13:23:26

See- Henman never really looked much like a tennis player to me either - he 's much more suited to AELTC committee duties I thinkgrin

Jimmy Connors- my mum's favourite player. I loved watching him.

Stila Sun 07-Jul-13 13:24:27

Sorry sieze but Boris B seems to have morphed into Boris J today .

FarleyD Sun 07-Jul-13 13:24:44

I don't see the point of going to watch in on Henman Hill either, all that queuing to get in, then the rush to get good position on the hill, I'd as soon stay at home on my sofa. I'm constantly amazed at the lengths some people are willing to go to in order to support their favourites - t-shirts printed, time spent cutting and sticking etc! I'm not saying that I wouldn't spend some time googling researching my favourites ...

FarleyD Sun 07-Jul-13 13:27:14

Bloody hell, dh has started drilling in the room next door, whole house is vibrating.

Maryz Sun 07-Jul-13 13:27:20

ds is watching the live german grand prix.

I feel a row is brewing.

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 13:27:56

You can't dissuade me stila I am in lourrve with him. Blind, deaf and dumb on it.
Uh, who is Boris J?

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 13:28:35


Stila Sun 07-Jul-13 13:29:58

Yup grin
T'was the way his hair was blowing .

JuliaScurr Sun 07-Jul-13 13:34:05

come on Tim!
<pours another Pimms>

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 13:34:49

This is controversial but I don't think the Olympics compares to winning a slam. I think, if I was Murray , I'd have given federer half a dozen gold medals, for just one of his Wimbledon wins.

I love tennis but don't really think it is an Olympic sport- it doesn't compare with being the pinnacle of your career, like it was for Jess ennis, for example.

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 13:34:57

Lay off the Pimms julia grin

I'm going for Grand Prix on iPad, tennis on tv! Dh is in the garden, should I call him in? He'll just rabbit all the way through if he is there.

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 13:39:44

Right, I need to prepare my Pimmsgrin

LineRunner Sun 07-Jul-13 13:40:19

Good luck to Murray. smile

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 13:40:26

Ahhh, look at my men fighting - its not about the tennis this fight they are having oyu know, its about the broom cupboard blush grin

Alibabaandthe40nappies Sun 07-Jul-13 13:41:43

Sue Barker's jacket is doing nothing for her. She has a lovely figure and one assumes a large clothes budget - why does she look so strange always??

I have turfed the DSs off the telly. They are hiding inside, it is just sooo hot in the garden.

DH is not home yet. He rang a while ago and was stuck in traffic but I am not pleased.

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 13:42:02

It must be hot in the broom cupboard. Bit clammy.

It's nearly oversad

<pulls self together>

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 13:42:03

Leave him where he is glaik he may come in and do what farley's dh did and actually breath therefore disturb you.

FarleyD Sun 07-Jul-13 13:42:07

No Raahh, I completely agree with you there. Winning an olympics medal is amazing, but I think most of the top tennis players would feel winning a slam has the edge.

FarleyD Sun 07-Jul-13 13:43:04

seize - it's worse today, not only is he breathing, he's also drilling. Bastard.

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 13:43:26

Its very moist int he broom cupboard, yes blush

I can't even go to no more tennis. Ds just said, 'last game today, shame that...' and laughed.

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 13:44:00

Ali- Sue has looked rubbish all fortnight- she's usually looked lovely. She must be boiling.

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 13:44:01

farley LTB!!!

FarleyD Sun 07-Jul-13 13:44:04

Has Boris got that suit on in the broom cupboard? Cos you might want to brush up on your first aid skills if he has, he's sure to pass out from the heat.

am having to fight for telly with dh!

Going to top 30C easlily this afternoon. at 1pm it was 28C

FarleyD Sun 07-Jul-13 13:45:18

I will seize, when he's finished the decorating!

I like Kim's dress

FarleyD Sun 07-Jul-13 13:46:40

Funny seeing Judy handing out tickets! Wouldn't have thought they needed actual tickets.

Ooh, iPad added an ' there!

bizzey Sun 07-Jul-13 13:47:03

I am now the best mummy in the world !!! I have given my boys plates of crackers,cheese,ham,salami toms and cucumber and a jug of juice have in the sitting room !!.. while they watch a film grin

I have been relegated to the kitchen ....but at least it makes it easier to top up my glass....Cheers everyone grin

FarleyD Sun 07-Jul-13 13:47:23

seize, I'm worried for Boris. Tell him to at least undo his top button.

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 13:47:40

Smart Farley.., smart.

FarleyD Sun 07-Jul-13 13:48:43

It must be hot, Tim has got his sleeves rolled up.

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 13:48:55

Nope - the deal is he remains fully buttoned up till The Broom Cupboard later on today. If he bares flesh and those screaming groupies get a hold of him? He knows I will go off with McEnroe.

LetUsPrey Sun 07-Jul-13 13:50:27

As per men's singles final every year, I have the ironing board up in front of the TV. I have managed not to singe anything - clothes or fingers - so far over the years.

I have the cushion I hid behind during the final games of the matches against Verdasco and Janowicz.

Feeling slightly sick already.

FarleyD Sun 07-Jul-13 13:50:29

Fair enough,but he's no good to you if he's exhausted is he?

ClayDavis Sun 07-Jul-13 13:51:35

grin seize.

I would literally kill for a cold glass of Pimms right now.

CatsAndTheirPizza Sun 07-Jul-13 13:51:51

Bye guys - off to party sad. Have decided to watch later, so please no-one hunt me down and tell me who won. Seize, go easy on Boris.

LetUsPrey Sun 07-Jul-13 13:54:34

Nice to see they're not building it up too much grin

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 13:55:06

I would literally kill for a cold glass of Pimms right now
RUN Julia RUN....
Oh, cats sad see you later.

HappyAsEyeAm Sun 07-Jul-13 13:55:21

Hiya ladies.

Watching with the whole family today, so I cant be anti-social and MN throughout, much as I would like to.

Lets hope for a marvellous match. And a Murray win in not too stressful circumstances please smile

NotAQueef Sun 07-Jul-13 13:55:46


Fiderer Sun 07-Jul-13 13:56:54

What was Judy doing? Handing out tickets - too late surely or the people wouldn't have got in. Bingo?
Mentions of:

- Fred Perry
- Is this Murray's year?
- The crowds are behind him
- The hopes of a nation
- etc.

Oh no! I've run out of lemonade for my Pimms. shock

bizzey Sun 07-Jul-13 13:57:49

I have just put a "do not disturb" notice on the kitchen door !!

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 13:57:54

queef You okay? Somebody fan her immediately.

Next door have got it on their telly too - I just went out for a fag break and heard it in stereo from my kitchen and theirs!

LineRunner Sun 07-Jul-13 13:58:09

alibaba, Sue Barker's probably taken tips on looking like a lovely proper lady from John Inverdale.

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 13:58:30

NOOOOOOOOO! Not Cameron!? Urgh.... God. Spoil the day much.

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 13:58:44

Line <snort>grin

Posh?? FFs.

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 13:58:54

Lol line!

NotAQueef Sun 07-Jul-13 13:59:17

Ggrrrr all these people n the royal box who probably never watch any other tennis

bizzey Sun 07-Jul-13 13:59:36

Oh Cammeron is there [woried] I hope he hasn't tweeted Andy a good luck message.

PetiteRaleuse Sun 07-Jul-13 13:59:47

Oh fuck off David Cameron. Just fuck off.

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 14:00:12

Yeah... You ought to see Boris' walk! grin
Okay, here we go - gulp....

Stila Sun 07-Jul-13 14:00:28

I'm sitting on the Djok side of the fence but hey if Murray wins , Lendl will be happy (his face may not show it but he will be happy ) and if Lendl is happy then so am I .
So its a win win situation after all grin

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 14:00:34

I've got 'dour' on my bingo card. Thought it was a shoo in. Very disappointed.grin

NotAQueef Sun 07-Jul-13 14:00:48

My heart is in my mouth already

specialsubject Sun 07-Jul-13 14:01:01

aha, equality in action.

Women's finalists carry their own bags, and then were given huge useless bunches of flowers as well.

Gents don't have to carry anything. Love it.

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 14:01:06

Cameron, do you not have a big job running the country or something? Lets all ignore him shall we? He'll ruin the entire bloody afternoon.

FarleyD Sun 07-Jul-13 14:01:11

Cor that poor old struggling along behind with all the gear.

FarleyD Sun 07-Jul-13 14:01:34

Thanks Sue - poor old man is Doug Dickson

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 14:01:40

I missed the Lendl interview yesterday, whilst bathing dd2. sad

I really like Lendl. It's worth watching Murray, for glimpses of him.

Fiderer Sun 07-Jul-13 14:01:49

Who's the poor bugger carrying their bags? Looks like he'll collapse.

bizzey Sun 07-Jul-13 14:01:55

Why is that old man been left to struggle with all the bags ??

FarleyD Sun 07-Jul-13 14:01:56

Be funny if he gave them the wrong bags.

Jacaqueen Sun 07-Jul-13 14:02:21

I am so nervous

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 14:02:23

Well - I vote for shirt off play today, on account of the fact its so hot?

Why's the old boy carrying both sets?

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 14:03:31

Kim looks fab - wonder who blow dries her hair?

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 14:03:51

Boris bageled Edberg, first set of the final in 1989,iirc. I hated him. grin

Right, are we ready for this? Creep it clean, keep it friendly and most of all keep the pimms flowing! grin

FarleyD Sun 07-Jul-13 14:04:06

How cute is that little girl?

PetiteRaleuse Sun 07-Jul-13 14:04:22

Love her dress.

ClayDavis Sun 07-Jul-13 14:04:25

Boris and Mac not enough for you, seize?

Jacaqueen Sun 07-Jul-13 14:04:28

Oh Kim looks lovely but I think she will be too hot in that outfit.

bizzey Sun 07-Jul-13 14:04:36

I always thought a ballboy/girl carried the bags today ??

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 14:05:01

It always makes me laugh when umpire asks them, 'any questions about anything?'
Actually, yes, how many games in a set? Lol.

RedToothBrush Sun 07-Jul-13 14:05:07

How much bloody stuff do you need for a tennis match. They'll have left their clothes in the lockroom.

A couple of rackets and a towel yeah... but what the fuck else do they have in those bags?

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 14:05:15

bizzey- no, it's always the old bloke.

Lovely little girlgrin what a memory!

FarleyD Sun 07-Jul-13 14:05:22

Crikey, I'm feeling tearful already

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 14:05:40

Dogsbollocks forgot all his water. Loon.

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 14:05:47

I am thinking of the players clay just thinking of the players grin

Keep it clean! No biting no gouging no hair pulling!

Farley - me too. Damn you pmt.

LadyBeagleEyes Sun 07-Jul-13 14:06:35

Aw bless, that little Indian girl.

RedToothBrush Sun 07-Jul-13 14:06:55

And why hasn't some company offered free suncream sachets to wimbledon for all the numpties who have quite clearly got a fondness for lobster.

Come to think of it, when was the last time you saw a tennis player using sun cream? Bet thats not in those bloody bags.

Fiderer Sun 07-Jul-13 14:07:45

I want Murray to win and then I'd like to console Djokovic.

Then I'd like dinner with Mac and Boris - and go home with Boris I need to get that off my chest.


Stop with the soary emotive music already!

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 14:08:13

queuing for 2 days - hope Murraytowin found a blade of grass to perch on!

ClayDavis Sun 07-Jul-13 14:08:16

Phew. I though I was the only one feeling tearful before this match.

FarleyD Sun 07-Jul-13 14:08:41

Fiderer, I'm afraid Boris is already in the broom cupboard with seize

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 14:09:16

See, Andrew Castle knows everything....
We will be on best behaviour glaik smile

The old man was Douglas someone, he is the locker room man and this is his last Wimbledon. Nice touch.

40 degrees! Christ on a bike, us scots would die in that! Thankfully Andy hasn't lived here for a long time and is more used to the heat!

I had such a crush on Stefan Edberg <nostalgic>

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 14:09:44

I'm tearful, mainly because it's nearly oversad

RedToothBrush Sun 07-Jul-13 14:09:50

What are you lot going to be like by the end of the match?!

paranoid2 Sun 07-Jul-13 14:10:03

Nobody carried the girls bags yesterday did they. I seem to remember them with big bags on backs

Fiderer Sun 07-Jul-13 14:10:08

shock at seize in the broom cupboard with Boris. Still, at least I'm not the only one to want to broom Boris.

<mildly relieved>

hugoagogo Sun 07-Jul-13 14:10:08

I've resumed my position on the sofa.

What is with the stupid music?

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 14:10:12

Stefan was mine- he just never realised itsad

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 14:10:27

Oi fiderer Lay off Boris he's mine. The bare faced cheek of it! grin

FarleyD Sun 07-Jul-13 14:11:42

We're over involved Red, didn't you know? smile

painforlife Sun 07-Jul-13 14:11:49

Oh its about to start smile

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 14:11:52

We're nearlya quarter through the thread- we'll need half a dozen if it's a 5 hour marathon<hopeful>

That's ok. We can share Raah...

Mind you I also fancied Stefan Dennis in neighbours. I had a bit of a thing for the name. <nostalgic. Also shallow>

FarleyD Sun 07-Jul-13 14:12:51

I've just had a text from my ds1 - he's at the Vatican. Now if only he'd been there on Friday, I could have got him to put in a good word for El Pot

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 14:13:00

You can have Stefan Dennis grin <generous>

Boris, macca, edburg, et al are all far to old for me! They could be my dad!

Now who is the bloke sitting next to Lendl?

Jacaqueen Sun 07-Jul-13 14:13:33

I feel sick.

Are you all having a drink?

I am on the white wine. Don't like Pimms and too early and hot for whiskey.

bizzey Sun 07-Jul-13 14:13:47

I am sitting to close to the fridge....2 glasses already and it has not even started !!!


Fiderer Sun 07-Jul-13 14:13:56

S'okay seize - I'll be busy with Djokovic a while.

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 14:14:36

Aww, Farley- did you see when Del Potato met the Pope. He's lovely- DelPt, not sure about the Popegrin

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 14:15:22

I know you said you wanted the dc's away for the tennis farley but sending your ds to join the Vatican is a bit much grin

NotAQueef Sun 07-Jul-13 14:15:44

This. Is.Amazing

I am on tea as still on a reducing diet said in a pooh bear voice

BBMs Sun 07-Jul-13 14:16:08

On the sofa smile with some homemade guacamole and soft drinks

Break point already?!

Thumbwitch Sun 07-Jul-13 14:16:55

Cracking start!

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 14:17:01

Djoko- where are you???

claig Sun 07-Jul-13 14:17:10

Djoko lulling Andy into a false sense of security early on. Very good tactic!

FarleyD Sun 07-Jul-13 14:17:13

Yes I did Raahh, and yes he is <sigh> smile

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 14:17:26


Chubfuddler Sun 07-Jul-13 14:17:51

I feel sick. I need some wine


FarleyD Sun 07-Jul-13 14:18:13

Hah seize! I've sold him to the Pope!

BBMs Sun 07-Jul-13 14:18:15

My two favourite tennis players are playing right now. I'm gonna sit and enjoy the match for the first time this tournament smile

muminmeltdown Sun 07-Jul-13 14:18:29

I'm actually super nervous for this match!!

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 14:19:03

I've already had a large AldiPimms.

I will soon be incoherent.

Right- fuck off with shouting right before the serve- grossly unfair.

FarleyD Sun 07-Jul-13 14:19:18

Think this might be a very long match!

bizzey Sun 07-Jul-13 14:19:30

Andy is not happy with his foot or shoe ??

I think Andy wanted to lose that game so he could sort his shoe out.

Thumbwitch Sun 07-Jul-13 14:19:43

Oh. Ah well, a bit hopeful, I suppose.

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 14:20:19

Savoring every minute because soon it will be gone sad

RedToothBrush Sun 07-Jul-13 14:20:53

Ok, how many of you are already wasted?

FarleyD Sun 07-Jul-13 14:21:46

Do you reckon you could identify the players, solely by their grunts, with your eyes closed?!

LottieJenkins Sun 07-Jul-13 14:22:20

Why do we never hear much about his father??? It's always about his Mum.........confused

Chubfuddler Sun 07-Jul-13 14:22:23

Not yet but I soon will be.

Do they still sell alcohol and fags to children if they say their mum sent them?

FarleyD Sun 07-Jul-13 14:22:40

seize, I know exactly how you're feeling.

I hate the final. The tension makes me feel sick with apprehension.

amigababy Sun 07-Jul-13 14:22:57

depends what they were doing Farley grin

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 14:22:58

You know the American Open? Why do they play one game in morning and one in evening? Is it because afternoon temps there are too hot?

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 14:23:12

Andrew Castle just laughed like Beavis. Or do i mean Butthead?

hee hee hee

bizzey Sun 07-Jul-13 14:23:25

On my way red on my way !!....But it has not turned into a doubles match yet grin

FarleyD Sun 07-Jul-13 14:24:03

shock @ Amiga.

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 14:24:09

sieze- a lot of it over there is about tv rights, I think.

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 14:24:31

chub No, its frowned upon today. The amount of shop runs I used to do for my mother? All the good traditions are sadly gone grin

Jacaqueen Sun 07-Jul-13 14:24:45

Cheeky shot

Thumbwitch are you going to stay up for the whole thing? How's your squidgy baby?

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 14:25:41

See raahh the oracle of all things tennis grin

Chubfuddler Sun 07-Jul-13 14:25:47

They are just so similar. I can't bear it.

NotAQueef Sun 07-Jul-13 14:26:19

There are going to be some long rallies today

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 14:26:25

sieze- I could be wronggrin on that one...but it sounds familiar!

NotAQueef Sun 07-Jul-13 14:26:56

It is like they are playing their tennis twin

Jacaqueen Sun 07-Jul-13 14:27:02

Can I listen to Andrew Castle for five hours ?

Nicely done

Chubfuddler Sun 07-Jul-13 14:28:35

if murray wins will he be world number one?

Alibabaandthe40nappies Sun 07-Jul-13 14:28:48

Good lord I can't cope if it is all going to be like this.

BBMs Sun 07-Jul-13 14:29:05

Good God! They are going to exhaust each other!

Murray, you have to take the breaks when they come up! Sheesh, have a word with yersel man!

Chubfuddler Sun 07-Jul-13 14:29:40

It's like the net is a mirror. Their games are so similar.

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 14:29:47

I have put the lid back on my Pringles - they have to last, its going to be a long match...
I am drinking water btw, to whoever asked what we were drinking! Its baking hot here, I dread to think how stuffed the beaches are. Glad to be home with Tv.

ShaggingZumbaStylee Sun 07-Jul-13 14:29:51

I can't tell whoch one is which?! I need a bigger TV!

Are there commentary choices on the red button?

Chubfuddler Sun 07-Jul-13 14:30:10

How many threads for this match do you reckon? One per set?

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 14:30:36

Chub- no - there's about 4000 points between them!grin-Andy gains very few points from this-he's only defending his points from last year.

Yes there is! Five live, thank you very much!

FarleyD Sun 07-Jul-13 14:30:58

Blimey, they're going to wear themselves out at this rate.

claig Sun 07-Jul-13 14:32:28

"Are there commentary choices on the red button?Are there commentary choices on the red button?"

I don't dare press it. It might be Inverdale.

On,y the footage isn't in hd. No Andrew castle vs everything a bit blurry? Wine is the answer!

Stila Sun 07-Jul-13 14:32:38

The winner will be last man standing rather than first to 3 sets

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 14:32:48

Gosh raahh stop tennis flirting with me via chub grin

It's not, I don't think. Shit it might be. Feck

BBMs Sun 07-Jul-13 14:33:26


Help! All set to watch on iPad in the garden and my iplayer just says there are no programmes to currently watch. All previous days of Wimbledon, and other random programmes, but not WIMBLEDON!

Don't suppose anyone can send me a link pretty please?

Fiderer Sun 07-Jul-13 14:34:15

I want more Boris <unashamed> because I like it when he tells us why that particular shot was hard to return instead of me shouting "oh bloody hell" all the time.


ClayDavis Sun 07-Jul-13 14:34:45

Damn it is. Cocking hell! Damned if I do damned if I don't.

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 14:34:51

I love seeing oldies in the crowd waving flags like kids. Warms the cockles.

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 14:34:55



claig Sun 07-Jul-13 14:35:36

Good break by Murray. He out-thought Djokovic there and Djokovic ran out of answers and options.

But it's still early days.

I daren't have a drink (though I do wish I had some pimms in!) cos it would just make me sleep for the afternoon.

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 14:36:08

I have warned you once Fiderer He is mine. I want more Boris Huh tennis tennis grin

Witt Sun 07-Jul-13 14:36:20

Hello everyone. Sorry I'm late. Just got out of a very hot car after a 4 hour journey back down south.

Timed it well for the first break of serve grin tennis

Vamos Murray!

Thanks Clayflowers

Thumbwitch Sun 07-Jul-13 14:36:30

Scone, I doubt I'll manage the whole thing, it's already 23:35 here - squidgy baby will likely wake up in an hour-hourandahalf and need feeding, so that will be my cue to head bedwards. I'll watch as much as I can though!
(He's lovely, btw - huge, nearly 9mo already shock and hilarious smile)

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 14:37:23

grin @ Vamos Murray

Does anyone speak Serbian? grin

Maryz Sun 07-Jul-13 14:37:34

I have just reclaimed the iPad

This is great tennis

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 14:38:07

We'll be knackered, never mind the players!grin

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 14:38:31

Well out

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 14:38:39

Hi witt!

Thumbwitch Sun 07-Jul-13 14:38:48

Mind, if Prime7 keeps cutting out the way it is at the moment, I might a) break the effing tv and b) go to bed and give it up as a bad job!

It's cutting out every minute or so, for enough seconds to miss shots. Bloody bastarding channel!

NotAQueef Sun 07-Jul-13 14:40:04

I have just sent dp out for pear cider. I had a bit of an experiment with vodka and orange last night. After my 4th one I learned it was home distilled. Ouch my head hurts!

Hello thumb! I'm still in commentary limbo. How annoying is castle being?

Chubfuddler Sun 07-Jul-13 14:40:39

Shut the actual fuck up castle

Maryz Sun 07-Jul-13 14:40:52

Google translate turns vamos into &#1084;&#1080;

How the hell do you say that?

Chubfuddler Sun 07-Jul-13 14:41:02

That annoying.

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 14:41:12

The final yesterday was nearly half way through, at this pointshock

Broken back!

Witt Sun 07-Jul-13 14:41:42

Raahh It's the only way to get you onside, if we pretend he's spanish grin

Thank you chub! grin

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 14:41:49

Maryz- grin

Maryz Sun 07-Jul-13 14:41:58

Oops, that should be a capital M and a backward capital N

I don't speak Klingon Maryz!

Fiderer Sun 07-Jul-13 14:42:39

tennis tennis to you seize - I think Boris might enjoy exchanging irregular verbs mit mir wink

I know someone's mum here who used to take Boris to tennis club with her son several hundred years ago and told me she used to look at him and think how deluded his parents were as he'd obviously never amount to anything in the tennis world grin

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 14:42:43

it'll never work, witt .

Show Scottish begins with 'S'grin

ShaggingZumbaStylee Sun 07-Jul-13 14:42:53

I would love to be the ball boy/girl trsaining captain "run, no run faster, more robotic, seem more jumpy, crouch down, UP, down, now run"

Chubfuddler Sun 07-Jul-13 14:43:29

The inevitable?

Cock OFF castle

bizzey Sun 07-Jul-13 14:43:43

Do the Royal Box people have dress code ??....Just saw Wayne Rooney looking like he was being strangled ?? in shirt and tie and !1 iacket

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 14:43:51

though not show!

Jacaqueen Sun 07-Jul-13 14:43:56

I want to hear Mac's commentary. Is it NBC?

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 14:44:23

4 games in to this match, nothing is inevitable, Andrew. Twat.

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 14:45:04

I bet they are glad for the sit down - phew.

Thumbwitch Sun 07-Jul-13 14:45:28

Hi Glaikit!

I don't know about the sodding commentary, because I'm losing the signal so much I can barely see the fucking game!! Sorry, am getting REALLY pissed off with it now, it's getting worse - more off than on. FFS, 7, SORT IT OUT!!!

NotAQueef Sun 07-Jul-13 14:45:48

Wonder what murray's pissed off about?

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 14:46:10

If he loses, are they going to blame his shoe??

Chubfuddler Sun 07-Jul-13 14:46:27

Thumb doesn't the BBC website work for you?

ClayDavis Sun 07-Jul-13 14:46:39

Didn't the inevitable bit refer to Andy losing that game?

Maryz Sun 07-Jul-13 14:46:44

It looks like maybe we could say Hajde! Novek - with the exclamation mark.

Oh raah! Now you are being silly! grin

Thumbwitch Sun 07-Jul-13 14:47:46

Although apparently we have Todd Woodbridge and some other bloke commentating for us, so we wouldn't get the same level of annoyance even if I could hear it. Which I can't. angrytennistennistennistennis

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 14:48:02

Did you just throw balls at me fiderer? shock Its not my fault Boris loves me grin

Thought Mrs Rooney looked fab given she's not long ago had a baby.

ShaggingZumbaStylee Sun 07-Jul-13 14:48:22

hope that thud wasn't someones head! ha

I'm so hot! There isn't wind here today. I live in Scotland because I don't so heat! This is wrong!

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 14:48:57

Aww, Todd- he was playing a match last night. And they took it offangry

Maryz Sun 07-Jul-13 14:49:01

He could be pissed off about anything tbf. He often is.

Fiderer Sun 07-Jul-13 14:49:12

A gentle lob perhaps seize

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 14:50:15

grinMaryz tennis

Yes! Great point!

Maryz Sun 07-Jul-13 14:50:35

This is exhausting.

And I'm just watching.

<chucks Maryz an energy bar and banana>

ShaggingZumbaStylee Sun 07-Jul-13 14:51:09

Can I go to the shop for 10min do you think?

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 14:51:21

Its okay fid I'm not worried. I have special broom cupboard charms.

Off to make a cup of tea, water is dull. WIll pop Tv on in kitchen so I miss nowt.

NotAQueef Sun 07-Jul-13 14:51:27

Maryz true, but he seemed to specifically upset about something at the changeover, possibly that his spare shoes weren't in his bag?
Castle was waffling so I couldn't hear despite the raised voices

Thumbwitch Sun 07-Jul-13 14:51:59

Chub - it can be made to [saynomore]. I have to go into stealth mode, and may not be able to MN at the same time though. But I'm going to give it a go before I spontaneously combust...
Actually, I can MN from the tablet so hurrah! See you in a bit.

For those that care, fettle won the grand prix

Witt Sun 07-Jul-13 14:53:15

I love that Ross Hutchins has been in the player's box for each of his matches

Maryz Sun 07-Jul-13 14:53:16

Yes I do think his shoe is an issue. Can they ask for supplies?

Chubfuddler Sun 07-Jul-13 14:53:27

Can you get me some wine and crisps if you do shagging? I'd say it's safe no one can win in the next ten minutes.

siezethenight Sun 07-Jul-13 14:53:53

Do they let minions play on the courts? You could get on an outside court today and have a game yourself - nobody would even know about it!

painforlife Sun 07-Jul-13 14:54:50

I think Raah has a point grin

NotAQueef Sun 07-Jul-13 14:55:35

I have pear cider and a dairy milk ice cream

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 14:56:19

What was that? He'll be swearing in a bit.

NotAQueef Sun 07-Jul-13 14:56:22

Eek! Pesky sun

LadyBeagleEyes Sun 07-Jul-13 14:56:33

I've been watching Wimbledon since the 70's and I don't remember Andrew Castle playing.
Did he ever win anything?

painforlife Sun 07-Jul-13 14:56:50

someone give Murray a cap too please I feel as if Djok has an unfair advantage!

NoComet Sun 07-Jul-13 14:56:51

This is too stressful to watch,

Ooh I think I have. Cidre in the Friday!

FarleyD Sun 07-Jul-13 14:57:14

How can they keep going in this heat. I'm too hot sat on settee eating strawberries.

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 14:57:48

Lady- he did- probably British number one too(which isn't hard)grin

NotAQueef Sun 07-Jul-13 14:58:12

Friday =fridge?

Pah, did castle win anything?? The award for daftest question of the day goes to ladyBE! grin

Mama1980 Sun 07-Jul-13 14:58:51

Finally back from shopping yay! Ds is cheering loudly for djokovic - hope the neighbours don't hear grin

claig Sun 07-Jul-13 14:59:07

"I've been watching Wimbledon since the 70's and I don't remember Andrew Castle playing.
Did he ever win anything?"

Possibly the boys' doubles, but I don't know for sure.

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 14:59:11

He won the Manchester Open. I was there. grin

Yes noaqueef! iPad correcting me again!

FarleyD Sun 07-Jul-13 14:59:43

Kim's hair is growing the further Andy gets in the tournament.

Fiderer Sun 07-Jul-13 14:59:48

I could not watch this as a friend or partner of a player. I'd be a wreck and all over the papers the next day as a gurning loon.

Maryz Sun 07-Jul-13 15:00:10

That was odd

claig Sun 07-Jul-13 15:00:19

"This is too stressful to watch,"

Agree, I don't think I can watch any more of Djokovic being broken.

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 15:00:26

Actually- notsure if he won- or he was runner up....

Chubfuddler Sun 07-Jul-13 15:00:56

I wish andy would wear a hat too.

NO HAT NO PLAY his mum should tell him. It's warmer in most of the world than dunblane.

VikingVagine Sun 07-Jul-13 15:01:14

Has the absence of the Royal family been discussed yet?

FarleyD Sun 07-Jul-13 15:01:20

Glad to hear a few people in the crowd cheering for Djok.

Diamondcassis Sun 07-Jul-13 15:01:40

He can't wear a cap, we wouldn't be able to tell who was who. Can they wear sunglasses?

Chubfuddler Sun 07-Jul-13 15:02:02

This is the toughest fight the terminator has had all wimbledon. Murray has had a few slug outs along the way.

Witt Sun 07-Jul-13 15:02:21

I know Pippa's not royal, but hasn't she managed to cadge a ticket for today?

FarleyD Sun 07-Jul-13 15:02:43

I always think the brims of the hats would get in the way.

Chubfuddler Sun 07-Jul-13 15:02:46


MirandaWest Sun 07-Jul-13 15:03:09

This is a bit too stressful - and it's only the first set...

Chubfuddler Sun 07-Jul-13 15:03:23

Maybe Kate's in labour

Raahh Sun 07-Jul-13 15:03:43