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Saturday, 2 July 2016 10:27 AM BST
Wimbledon word around the world: Day 6
Middle Sunday and Novak Djokovic's struggle occupy the world's media on Saturday READ MORE

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The first Middle Sunday since 2004 and Novak Djokovic’s cliffhanger are the focus of the British and international media.

“Clearly he’s beatable,” the Wall Street Journal quotes seven-time Wimbledon winner Roger Federer as saying about Djokovic, whose match against Sam Querrey was halted for rain with the American leading 2-0 in sets late on Friday.

“Margins are small,” Federer said.

While Heather Watson likes to punish herself after a tough loss by checking her Twitter feed, Andy Murray tells the Daily Telegraph he always deletes his social media apps on his phone during big events.

“…Murray knows that performing at the majors is not just about forehands and backhands. It can be about iPhones too,” the paper writes.

Boris Becker talks to Sueddeutsche Zeitung about rain delays and play on the Middle Sunday in 1991, when he was a competitor.

“We used to play chess and backgammon,” said Becker, now the coach of defending champion Djokovic. “Now most players are staring at their mobiles.”

The paper also describes how Ivan Lendl, Andy Murray’s coach, declined to talk about tennis during yesterday’s rain delay but happily chatted about his two passions: golf and German shepherds.

He also showed the reporter a picture of one of his dogs in front of an American flag.

“Beautiful,” a proud Lendl told the paper.

John Millman, Andy Murray’s next opponent, tells how he became an Olympian during his second-round win over Benoit Paire when approval from the International Tennis Federation came through.

With Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic not travelling to the Rio Games in August, the 67th-ranked Millman had been the highest-ranked Australian man. But he needed permission from the ITF because he hadn’t competed in the Davis Cup.

“It means the world to me to be able to represent my country at the Games,” Millman said.

“Holy cow, [Eugenie] Bouchard played well against Konta,” legendary tennis coach Nick Bollettieri tells The Independent about the Canadian’s resurgence’s after what he typified as a “year to forget” in 2015.

Nick Saviano, with whom Bouchard reunited this spring, “knows the game inside out and what he did for her in the early years showed that he is the coach for her,” Bollettieri said.

The high-profile cooperation between 1996 Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek and two-time Grand Slam winner Stan Wawrinka was “hardly a success,” concludes Dutch state broadcaster NOS after the Swiss lost to Juan Martin del Potro.

Their grass-court campaign ends with two losses and just one win.

Die Welt dedicates a feature to the tournament itself.

“Graf, Becker, Federer: Wimbledon has turned many players into greats. But the biggest star is the tournament itself - from the grass to the dress code to the choice of sponsors.”

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