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Wimbledon Day 3: Wednesday, June 26 - Order of Play


Click here for the Day 3 Order of Play

(All matches, on all courts, are listed in order to give you a feel for when everything will begin and end.)



Please use this thread to discuss Day 3 action.
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25-Jun-2013 12:32 PM
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RE: Wimbledon Day 3: Wednesday, June 26 - Order of Play
Wow! Tough draw for Tsonga, didn't realise that. End of the road for Ernie though.
25-Jun-2013 04:36 PM
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RE: Wimbledon Day 3: Wednesday, June 26 - Order of Play
I'm looking forward to Gulbis v. Tsonga as well - both can rise or fall at the drop of a hat, it will be interesting to see how it plays out...although Ernst has not exactly had a good track record on grass.

Darcis is out to court#17 for match 2...not quite the same facing Kubot as Nadal
25-Jun-2013 04:43 PM
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RE: Wimbledon Day 3: Wednesday, June 26 - Order of Play
I really hope the Shark keeps "the calm" and swims ahead. He really should based on current form (and results)!

Virgil Cane is the name ...
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RE: Wimbledon Day 3: Wednesday, June 26 - Order of Play
Federer is 3rd on centre court and murray is on court one sometime,

andy likes court one (probably)..its where he gets to 'keep it real'.

knowing me alan partridge, knowing you tennis frontier..ah ha.
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RE: Wimbledon Day 3: Wednesday, June 26 - Order of Play
Isner out quickly, witha foot injury. Apparently he stepped on a ball, at 1-1 in the first set against Mannarino.

Edit: And he was in Rafa's section.
Also in that part of the draw, Hewitt lost the first set to Brown, who took it with a beautiful volley, lounging hiself into it, in a jhorizontal position.

Dustin Brown breaks Lleyton again this time to zero and takes the second set as well. He plays spectacular, by the way
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RE: Wimbledon Day 3: Wednesday, June 26 - Order of Play
(26-Jun-2013 06:32 AM)herios Wrote:  Isner out quickly, witha foot injury. Apparently he stepped on a ball, at 1-1 in the first set against Mannarino.

Edit: And he was in Rafa's section.
Also in that part of the draw, Hewitt lost the first set to Brown, who took it with a beautiful volley, lounging hiself into it, in a jhorizontal position.

Dustin Brown breaks Lleyton again this time to zero and takes the second set as well. He plays spectacular, by the way
Yes Brown is playing very well. Big serve and good at net.
26-Jun-2013 06:59 AM
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RE: Wimbledon Day 3: Wednesday, June 26 - Order of Play
Poor Darcis, he was obliged to pull ou due to a shoulder injury
He must be really sad
26-Jun-2013 07:13 AM
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RE: Wimbledon Day 3: Wednesday, June 26 - Order of Play
Darcis, Isner and Stepanek all retired, while Hewitt is down 0-2 sets to Dustin Brown. Rafa's quarter just opened up for Jerzy Janowicz to make it to the quarterfinals. Fingers crossed.
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RE: Wimbledon Day 3: Wednesday, June 26 - Order of Play
(26-Jun-2013 07:17 AM)Didi Wrote:  Darcis, Isner and Stepanek all retired, while Hewitt is down 0-2 sets to Dustin Brown. Rafa's quarter just opened up for Jerzy Janowicz to make it to the quarterfinals. Fingers crossed.

Or Benoit Paire. Either way, JJ or Benoit great opportunity!
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RE: Wimbledon Day 3: Wednesday, June 26 - Order of Play
(26-Jun-2013 06:32 AM)herios Wrote:  Isner out quickly, witha foot injury. Apparently he stepped on a ball, at 1-1 in the first set against Mannarino.

Edit: And he was in Rafa's section.
Also in that part of the draw, Hewitt lost the first set to Brown, who took it with a beautiful volley, lounging hiself into it, in a jhorizontal position.

Dustin Brown breaks Lleyton again this time to zero and takes the second set as well. He plays spectacular, by the way

Brown is typical of a super talented guy who never even got close to his potential. Being 6"5' tall who moves like a 5"11', has huge power all around, with great flair for touch (played quite a few dead drop volleys even Hewitt had no business of chasing down), and WITHOUT A COACH. Obviously his main problem is bad choice of shots, he doesn't seem to understand percentage tennis all that well and his overall strategy is a bit lack; but boy he could play.
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RE: Wimbledon Day 3: Wednesday, June 26 - Order of Play
(26-Jun-2013 07:17 AM)Didi Wrote:  Darcis, Isner and Stepanek all retired, while Hewitt is down 0-2 sets to Dustin Brown. Rafa's quarter just opened up for Jerzy Janowicz to make it to the quarterfinals. Fingers crossed.

At a second look, JJ is in Roger's quarter, not Rafa's, If he gets past Almagro/Ruffin, he meets potentially Roger in the 4th round.
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RE: Wimbledon Day 3: Wednesday, June 26 - Order of Play
(26-Jun-2013 07:31 AM)herios Wrote:  At a second look, JJ is in Roger's quarter, not Rafa's, If he gets past Almagro/Ruffin, he meets potentially Roger in the 4th round.

You are right, thanks for the correction, herios. Just forgot that Roger is lurking there as well because by the force of habit I just expect him to be at the end of a quarter in the draws, not somewhere in between. That means one of Paire, Kubot, Mannarino and Brown/Hewitt is going to the Quarterfinals. Nice. As a Frenchman I hope it's Paire but I wouldn't be surprised to see Kubot there. I remember him losing an incredible 5 set thriller to Feli Lopez in the 4th round of Wimbledon 2011. The guy's got some game on grass. The funniest thing would be Dustin Brown in the QF with his dreadlocks and Bob Marley style just to make a mockery out of the entire wimbledon tradition. Big Smile
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RE: Wimbledon Day 3: Wednesday, June 26 - Order of Play
Wow, congratulations to Dustin Brown who made it to the 3R of a Slam for the first time at age 28. According to Wikipedia Brown mainly competes on the Challenger Tour and has only been around since 2010. His next opponent will be #111 Adrian Mannarino (which must make this coming 3R match one of the lowest ranking 3R matches at a Slam in ages) so he's got a good chance of making it to the 4R where his opponent will be either Lukas Kubot, Stephane Robert or Benoit Paire - probably Paire. I would imagine his run would end there, but you never know.
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RE: Wimbledon Day 3: Wednesday, June 26 - Order of Play
Cilic has just pulled out before his match with a knee injury. This is ridiculous. That's like 5 retirements or withdrawals today. Isner, Cilic, Azarenka, Darcis, and Stepanek.
26-Jun-2013 08:20 AM
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RE: Wimbledon Day 3: Wednesday, June 26 - Order of Play
(26-Jun-2013 08:20 AM)tenisplayrla08 Wrote:  Cilic has just pulled out before his match with a knee injury. This is ridiculous. That's like 5 retirements or withdrawals today. Isner, Cilic, Azarenka, Darcis, and Stepanek.

I just saw this. Amazing.

Popsicle wins a set against Youzhny. That's good for him.

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RE: Wimbledon Day 3: Wednesday, June 26 - Order of Play
Definitely pulling for Rufin against Almagro. For 2 reasons. I am on the lookout for the young guys to upset some of the older guys. But... #2 I don't like Almagro and I'm on the lookout for the young guys to beat guys I don't like. Which really is most of the top players. I don't want any of these young guys taking down Fed. But, they're welcome to take down anyone else. I like JMDP. But I like Dimitrov better. So... I'm pulling for Dimitrov to make it to JMDP and beat him. Which I think is possible on the grass. But... I won't be bitterly disappointed if he doesn't beat him. Though I'll be annoyed if he doesn't at least make it to JMDP in the third round I think. I mean, he just needs to win his next match.

And in that vein... Paire is doing his part to take over his section of the draw after the loss of Nadal and the retirement of Isner today. He'll try to make the quarters to play Fed. Where, because it's Fed, I hope he loses. But, against anyone else I'd pull for him. But even still... he's just starting to come into his own, so I view him as one of the young guns, but he's already 24. So... he's not one of the really young guns. I mean, I know we're all starting to notice that it's a pattern for these guys to take a few more years. And I think the experts say it's because the game is more physical so the young guys have to get used to that and work on their fitness and I attribute it a good bit to guys like Fed playing longer. Some of the other older guys with a ton of experience being able to come back from injury, like Haas. And then Rafa and Djokovic who are really not that old yet, but have been around a long time because they showed up ready to play at a young age. Murray too. Those guys are just so good. And as talented as these young guns are, I don't feel like they're on the cusp of breaking through. By which I mean, I don't feel like they've got games that are better or on par with Djokovic and Nadal and Murray and just haven't gotten the physical element under control. Those 3 still appear to be well ahead of all of these young guns, and everyone else in the field.

And then there is this Tsonga v Gulbis match I'm fixing to watch. I don't want to see Tsonga go out so early. And if he won this, he'll go farther than Gulbis will if he wins. But I really want to see Gulbis win. Just because I personally believe at the end of the day he's got the game to do it and I want to see him use it. That's not to say that Gulbis is better than Tsonga though.

Well... Gulbis hits some errors in his second service game and is broken at love. He's going to need to clean it up if he wants to make this a match.
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RE: Wimbledon Day 3: Wednesday, June 26 - Order of Play
I feel bad for Darcis, not being able to capitalize on the biggest win of his career. Also bad news for Cilic, he is a really good grass player.

Anyway, Verdasco up two sets to love! Who would have thought.
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RE: Wimbledon Day 3: Wednesday, June 26 - Order of Play
Youzhny caught a bunch of lines in a close tie break to go up 2-1 against Popsicle.

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RE: Wimbledon Day 3: Wednesday, June 26 - Order of Play
Anyone seen much of Dustin Brown before? Big win v Hewitt.
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