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Live Blog : Tuesday 25 June 2013

by Caroline Cheese

21:04That's it from us for now. Don't forget Wimbledon.com has all your reports, photos and a whole lot more, you can download the iPhone, Android and iPad apps, and also follow Wimbledon on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest and Google+. I think you'll have enough to occupy until we return for Day Three tomorrow...

Reynolds def. Johnson 1-6, 7-6, 6-3, 6-7, 6-4

21:01Bobby Reynolds sends an ace down the 'T' to serve it out to love. Still a few people out there for him to celebrate the win with. His prize (?) is a second-round encounter with world No.1 Novak Djokovic.

20:56Steve Johnson squanders two break points and now Bobby Reynolds has broken and will serve for the match as darkness descends...

Tweet from @feliciano_lopez

20:40"Very happy with my start at Wimbledon! It was a very difficult match and I managed to win it! Onto the next one!!"

20:33An oversight, Marci, for which I can only apologise. Milos Raonic was on and off court too quickly, beating Carlos Berloq 6-4, 6-3, 6-3. Raonic lost to Ivan Dodig in the first round at Eastbourne last week but the world No.1 seems to have got back on track. Dutchman Igor Sijsling up next for the Canadian big gun.

Email from Marci

20:33No love for Raonic huh? Not even a mention saying he won and looked impressive??

20:22Dusk is about to fall but Americans Bobby Reynolds and Steve Johnson are slugging it out on Court 4... Still activity on Court 5 too where Paul-Henri Mathieu is attempting to close out a four-set win over Ricardo Berankis. Daniel Brands is serving for a five-set victory over Daniel Gimeno-Traver on Court 7. It's a classic late-evening Wimbledon scene.

20:19I'm sensing Sherie is a Federer fan... King Rog will be back in action tomorrow, playing his second-round match against Sergiy Stakhovsky. Andy Murray, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka are also out and about on another bumper day.

Email from Sherie

20:17"Roger has to win this Wimbledon!! He will. He deserves it! Then he can just sit back and cruise through the rest of his career, enjoying all the games and wins he happens upon. Because NO ONE will ever equal his record, and certainly NO ONE will ever beat his records. Well let's see if there's another hotshot about 15 years from now. But I don't believe anyone will ever get there. He is and always will be THE BEST!"

Lisicki def. Schiavone 6-1, 6-2

20:13Sabine Lisicki remains on track for a fourth-round meeting with Serena Williams after crushing Francesca Schiavone - who is not the biggest fan of grass. Lisicki may first have to beat Sam Stosur in the third round.

Radwanska def. Meusberger 6-1, 6-1

19:53Last year's finalist Aga Radwanska is up and running in 2013, comfortably seeing off the Austrian qualifier.

Lopez def. Simon 6-2, 6-4, 7-6

Feliciano Lopez serves against Gilles Simon.19:47Gilles Simon will be happy if he doesn't see Feliciano Lopez again in a while. The Spaniard beat Simon in three sets to win the Eastbourne title on Saturday and he repeats the trick, winning an epic third-set breaker 13-11 to knock out the No.19 seed and reach the second round.

19:36Eastbourne champ - and another grass-court specialist? - Feliciano Lopez is two sets to the good against No.19 seed Gilles Simon. The third set is into a tie-break...

19:28Valiant effort by Tara Moore, including saving three points, but the Brit goes out 7-5, 5-7, 7-5 to Kaia Kanepi to leave Laura Robson and Andy Murray flying the flag for the home nation in singles.

John McEnroe shakes hands with Roger Federer19:22Hot gossip from down at Aorangi Park where John McEnroe and Roger Federer - two of the most naturally gifted players in history - were spotted chatting amid rumours* that they will enter the men's doubles (*Rumours that I have just invented...Imagine it though, just imagine it)

19:08You may think there is no such thing as a grass-court specialist these days, but I'm here to tell you there is Tsvetana Pironkova. The Bulgarian was a semi-finalist here in 2010 and a quarter-finalist in 2011. She has just routed No.21 seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-0, 6-1.

19:03Brucey Bonus for No.1 Court as Sabine Lisicki's match against Francesca Schiavone has been moved there.

Ferrer def. Alund 6-1, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2

18:59Little bit of a struggle for the No.4 seed but he's through to face fellow Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut.


18:37We've got not one, but two players hitting the turf. David Ferrer is rolling around in agony after slipping...he seems to be OK though, although he is muttering at the changeover. Shortly after he takes a tumble, Tara Moore goes over too. She bounces back much more quickly though - which just goes to prove that men are drama queens. Right?

Novak Djokovic after his first-round win

18:34"For the opening match of the grass court season, it was a very satisfying performance. Even though I think that I can play better, but, you know, as I said for the first match it's normal to expect that you're still kind of finding your rhythm and adjusting to a new surface and new movement. Hopefully I can elevate my game as the tournament goes on."

18:29Britain's Tara Moore is threatening an upset over on Court 17. She had a few attempts at it but she finally serves out the second set against Kaia Kanepi 7-5. Moore was coached at the Nick Bollettieri Academy as a junior.

18:26It's not easy at all for the No.4 seed David Ferrer but he has battled his way into a two sets to one lead over Martin Alund. Alund is the world No.101 and he made his Grand Slam debut only a couple of weeks ago at Roland Garros.

Laura Robson on beating Maria Kirilenko

Laura Robson celebrates First Round win over Maria Kirilenko.18:22"It was a big one for me because although I really like grass and I seem to play well on it, I've never actually done overly well here. I've only made the second round once. I think it was good that I managed to tough it out after I got so nervous in the second set."

18:12The Queue for show tickets tomorrow is already at capacity - and it's a bumper day, no matter where you look. Andy Murray takes a trip out to No.1 Court, leaving Centre to enjoy a potential humdinger between Jo-Willy Tsonga and Ernests Gulbis. And what a day to be on No.2 Court: Lleyton Hewitt, Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki... Prime time.

Wednesday Order of the Play

18:07Centre: Pennetta v Azarenka, Tsonga v Gulbis, Stakhovsky v Federer. No.1: Verdasco v Benneteau, Lu v Murray, Kvitova v Shvedova. No.2: Brown v Hewitt, Cetkovska v Wozniacki, Larcher De Brito v Sharapova, De Schepper v Cilic

18:00Dimitrov could meet Juan Martin Del Potro in the third round by the way. Could be popcorn time.

Dmitrov def. Bolelli 6-1, 6-4, 6-3

17:54Comprehensive win for Bulgaria's No.29 seed Grigor Dmitrov, leaving him plenty of time to pop to the shops and perhaps rustle up some dinner for girlfriend Maria Sharapova before her match tomorrow.

17:50Right on cue, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron has just added to that positive sentiment score by tweeting: "Great to hear @LauraRobson5 beat the number 10 seed Maria Kirilenko at #Wimbledon"

Tweet from Wimbledon.com editor @alex_willis

17:48"Laura Robson has become the most positively tweeted-about player of the day after beating Kirilenko."

Upset Alert

17:42Hmmm. Martin Alund is making his Wimbledon debut - on Centre Court too - and he seems to have taken a bit of a liking to it. The unknown Argentine snatches the second set against No.4 seed David Ferrer.

Scores Update

17:38So, David Ferrer rattled through the first set but is being held up in the second, leading 6-1, 4-5 against Martin Alund. Tomas Berdych leads Martin Klizan 6-3, 2-1. Richard Gasquet is toiling against Marcel Granollers, trailing 7-6, 4-6, 3-1.

Grace Jones News

17:26News reaches us that Grace Jones - a familiar face around the All England Club - has lost her voice after screaming for Rafa Nadal yesterday. Please do let me know if you spot any other celebs around SW19. For example, I just saw Austrian doubles veteran Julian Knowle coming out of the Wimbledon shop. That is the sort of minutiae I'm after...


17:25Nick McCarvel has left the live blog building just in time for me to take the glory: Jimmy Wang comes from a break down in the fifth set to beat Wayne Odesnik 7-6, 4-6, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5. After forcing Odesnik into a final error, Wang drops his racket and throws his arms in the air. Next up for Wang: Tommy Haas. Easy.

Bernard Tomic on his upset of No.21 seed Sam Querrey

17:20"It's big. I'm very happy I won. Wimbledon is the biggest tournament we have. For me it's my favourite one playing. You know, I enjoy playing a lot in Melbourne, but here is somewhere where I started to always look back, that this is where I did well. So to win here, to beat a big seed like Sam, is a good feeling. You know, now I'm going to relax. Hopefully I can keep winning matches here."

#shotoftheday winner!

'Crisp' tennis whites - shotoftheday entry17:13What crisp whites you're wearing, guys! Here's our winner from today, where the the #shotoftheday theme was "tennis whites." The theme for tomorrow? "Headbands." Now go get creative you tennis heads and let's see your Bjorn Borg bests!

17:11This isn't a tweet, but it's a post about Twitter (hence the little blue bird to the left, to the left): Laura Robson has become the most tweeted about player of the day. She takes the torch from Rafael Nadal, who was still a hot topic a day after his crash out.

Score update

17:00David Ferrer is 5-1 up on Martin Alund on Centre Court while it's 2-1 for Tomas Berdych over Martin Klizan on No.1 Court. Denis Istomin and Andreas Seppi just starting a fifth set on Court 4. And Caroline's perenniel favourite Jimmy Wang is at 4-all with American qualifier Wayne Odesnik in the fifth! I have a sneaking suspicion Cheesey is on Court 9 watching the Jimster...

Tweet from Simon Cambers

16:50"Kirilenko is the third top-10 player @laurarobson5 has beaten in grand slams - following Li Na and Petra Kvitova (also beat Kim Clijsters)"

16:47Peeking at Robson's draw, she'll get clay-courter Mariana Duque-Marino in the second round after the Colombian took out big-hitting Julia Goerges in her opener. Opening for Laura? Certainly seems so. Oh, the headlines the tabloids will come up with! (Can't wait.)

Laura Robson on her upset win

An attacking backhand by Laura Robson.16:43"I'm still so nervous. Even on that last point I didn't know if my forehand was in. Playing in front of your home crowd at Wimbledon is always hard. I could have gone 5-1 up in the second and lost my focus a little bit and started thinking about winning. I thought I served pretty well today. It was nerve-wracking before I served for it. I just wanted to focus and take it point-by-point. Any big win gives you a lot of confidence."

Laura Robson defeats Maria Kirilenko 6-3, 6-3

16:37What a win for Robson! She beats the No.10 seed with a forehand winner. The last British woman to defeat a Top 10 player at Wimbledon was Sam Smith in 1998 (def. No.7 Conchita Martinez in 3R).

35-year-old Tommy Haas on if he can win Wimbledon

16:36"At the same time, you got to have dreams and goals. It's going to remain a goal for as long as I play this game. If you don't have that, what's really the point of still playing? So, you know, I'm just going to go out there every match that I need to play and give it my best, try to win, and then we'll see how far that takes me."

16:33One game away for Robson... she holds for 5-3 in the second set vs. Kirilenko. And Kirilenko holds herself, now 5-4 Robson serving. Would be a massive rankings hit for Kirilenko, who is defending quarter-final points from a year ago.

Novak Djokovic defeats Florian Mayer 6-3, 7-5, 6-4

16:26There was no trouble for the No.1 seed, who takes care of his German opponent - the same player that he faced in the quarter-finals here a year ago. Next up for Novak? Americans Bobby Reynolds or Steve Johnson, a qualifer and wild card, respectively.

16:25Fellow Live Blog extraordinaire Caroline Cheese reports from the field (literally) that Kei Nishikori went straight from the Live @ Wimbledon Roof Garden set to Court 16, where fellow Japanese player Go Soeda is playing. No spare seats, so Kei is sitting on the stairs!

Score Update

Centre Court action with World No.1 Novak Djokovic. 16:17Novak Djokovic safely up 6-3, 7-5, 5-3 on Florian Mayer on Centre Court. 4-all in the early goings for Richard Gasquet and Marcel Granollers on No.2 Court. And on No.3 Court Angelique Kerber leads Bethanie Mattek-Sands 4-2 by a break.

Upset alert

16:11Laura Robson is at her big-hitting best against No.10 seed Maria Kirilenko, leading 6-3, 4-1 with a whiz of a forehand return winner. Can she close it out? Trying to become the only British woman - out of seven! - to make round two at The Championships.

Tweet from @HowardFendrich

16:05"Serena's a big #Nadal fan. Said today "in a way, I was happy" he lost in 1st Rd @Wimbledon so he has time to heal. You agree?"

Jeremy Chardy defeats Ryan Harrison 7-6, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2

16:01Am I only writing this entry for our blog followers in the States? Maybe. But I'm OK with that. Youngster Ryan Harrison goes down to No.28 seed Jeremy Chardy on Court 12. Ryan has famously had tough major draws, but this was a winnable one against the Frenchman. Chardy will face the quarlifer Jan-Lennard Struff in the Second round.

Email from Jan

15:55"The biggest first round upset of all time in Wimbledon, for me, is none of those mentioned earlier today, but the loss of Steffi Graf to Lori McNeil in the opening round in 1994. Graf was World No. 1 and three-time defending champion at that time, and she won the tournament again in 1995 and 1996. That means being "rolled over by a Lori", as the press wrote the next day, was her only loss in six consecutive Wimbledon years. And it came in the first round."

Laura Robson leads Maria Kirilenko, 6-3

15:51There's the set! On her third set point Robson cracks a serve that Kirilenko puts long and wide. Big fist pump from the 2008 Wimbledon junior champion. Can she come good on this momentum?

15:50Enough about me... Laura Robson is serving for the first set! 5-3, 40-love. The Brits will go wild if she takes the opener vs. No.10 seed Maria Kirilenko.

15:48I'm off for a little break and I shall leave you with the marvel that is Nick McCarvel.

15:45It'll be James Blake v Bernard Tomic in the next round which should be one to look out for.

Tomic def. Querrey 7-6, 7-6, 3-6, 2-6, 6-3

15:36That seemed like an awfully quick five-setter... It was! Two hours and 34 minutes. The Aussie No.1 - the youngest man in the men's draw at 20 - clinches a fine win over the American No.1 and No.21 seed. Tomic has had a pretty torrid year up until now. In answer to Simon's email earlier (at 3.06pm), I have no idea :(

Haas def. Tursunov 6-3, 7-5, 7-5

15:30Should we put Tommy Haas in the dark horse stable? He could be a fourth-round opponent for Novak Djokovic - who is not having it all his own way against Florian Mayer. The top seed leads 6-3, 4-4.

Andy Murray finds the Twitter Mirror15:20Latest to try out the #TwitterMirror? It's only Andy Murray, who is wearing some very, ahem, bold knitwear...

Del Potro def. Ramos 6-2, 7-5, 6-1

15:10The dark horse canters into the second round where he'll play... CANADA'S Jesse Levine.

Email from Simon

15:06"Tomic v Querrey: When was the last time the top Australian male player played the top American male player in the first round, with both being seeded outside the top 20?"

15:03The #TwitterMirror continues to keep the players amused on the Players' Lawn. Mandy Minella is the latest to give it a go, sticking her tongue out for the photo before tweeting that she had a "great time on centre court" despite her loss to Serena Williams.

15:01Sheesh. Thanks Daniel. Feel free to let me know of any other clangers. Levine switched nationalities last year and now plays under Maple Leaf.

Email from Daniel

15:00"You called Jesse Levine "the American", but he now plays for Canada!"

Scores Update

14:55It's been a while so here we go... Djokovic 6-3, 0-0 Mayer, Del Potro 6-2, 7-5, 5-0 Ramos, Haas 6-3, 7-5, 2-3 Tursunov, Tomic 7-6, 7-6, 3-6 Querrey.

Stat of the Day

14:50Mentions of Steve Darcis grew by 200,000 percent on Facebook yesterday. Mentions of Rafael Nadal grew by 12,000 percent. Tweets per second hit a peak of 117 on Monday. That compares with a peak of 100 per second during last year's Men's Final.

14:42Not only is The Queue at full capacity, the grounds are too... No more room at the inn.

14:37You battle for nearly three hours for a place on round two...and then you have to retire hurt. That's the fate that has befallen Guido Pella who retires against Jesse Levine, with the Canadian leading 6-4, 6-2, 4-6, 3-6, 4-3.

Heather Watson on recovering from glandular fever

A determined Heather Watson stretches to return.14:34"I feel like my game isn't back yet...My reactions are slow. I'm not moving like I usually move, getting balls back. I don't feel like my game's there yet, so that will come back with time, time to practice. I have a big gap now to get the training in, get some fitness training in."

Nishikori def. Ebden 6-2, 6-4, 6-3

14:28And if you're Aussie, look away now, because there are now just two of your boys still in the men's singles. Kei Nishikori cruises past Matt Ebden 6-2, 6-4, 6-3. Lleyton Hewitt is the only Aussie into round two, but Bernard Tomic is now two sets up against Sam Querrey.

14:27American qualifier Denis Kudla has ended one of our five-setters: he beats Aussie James Duckworth 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 4-6, 6-1. Levine and Pella are on serve in the fifth on Court 7.

14:22You have to feel sorry for Arantxa Rus: her earlier loss to Olga Puchkova was her 17th in a row at WTA Tour level. So long is her losing streak that there was enough from the media for her to be called to a news conference. "It's hard," she said. "But I try to keep working hard. Yeah, that's the only thing you can do."

14:17Serena Williams is on a career-best 32-match winning streak since Miami in March. "I don't think about it: I keep telling you guys! she says. "Every time I step on court it's a new match and I don't think about the past."

Serena Williams

Serena Williams strikes a backhand 14:14"For me it's the greatest moment for a tennis player, to walk out on Centre Court"

Serena def. Mandy Minella 6-1, 6-3

14:06Serena Williams chalks up match win No.598 in double quick time. Mandy Minella blows kisses to her support camp as she strolls off Centre, leaving Serena to sign a few autographs.

14:01Yesterday, one one five-setter in the men's singles all day. Today, we have two at the same time: that's James Duckworth and Denis Kudla on Court 5 and Guido Pella and Jesse Levine on Court 7.

Queue Update

13:56Currently there are more people in the Wimbledon Queue than the allocation of Centre and No. 1 Court tickets for Wednesday. You are strongly advised to wait until the early morning before queuing for Ground Admission.

Scores Update

13:53Serena up 6-1, 3-2. Delpo up 6-2, 1-0. Haas up 6-3, 1-0. Tomic up 7-6, 1-0. And my own favourite, Jimmy Wang, is up and running on Court 9, on serve against Wayne Odesnik midway through the first set.

13:49Tomic wins both points after the change of ends to win the first-set breaker 8-6. He leads by a set against Sam Querrey. Mandy Minella wasn't a break up for very long - she lost the next game with a double-fault and Serena has now broken for a 3-2 lead.

13:45Looking like a cracker on No.3 Court where Sam Querrey saves two set points in the tie-break against Bernard Tomic and they'll switch sides at 6-6.

13:39Upset on Centre... Serena Williams faces a break point - and doubles-faults. Minella leads 2-0 in the second set. Odd.

13:35Serena Williams wins the first set 6-1 without dropping a point on serve.

Scores update

13:30Serena Williams cruising at 5-1 over Mandy Minella and yet to drop a point on serve. Yikes. Juan Martin del Potro leading 3-1 over Albert Ramos. Sam Querrey and Bernard Tomic are on serve late in the first set.

42-year-old Kimiko Date-Krumm

13:27"Tennis is not only power, not only speed, not only for young player. Tennis, we need more mental also. We need experience. That's why it's not anymore only younger player can go to the top level I think."

13:09Coincidentally, we'll have four matches on the four main show courts kicking off at about the same time: Serena v Minella (Centre), Ramos v Del Potro (No.1) , Tursunov v Haas (No.2) and Tomic v Querrey (No.3).

Email from Anna in Cambodia

13:09"Kimiko Date Krumm...she's amazing at 42. And don't put the hex on Li Na by suggesting she could face Serena in the semis...please...one game at a time."

Welcome back Serena!

13:02Huge ovation on Centre Court - and that's because five-time champion Serena Williams has just made her entrance, followed by Luxembourg's world No.92 Mandy Minella.

Keys def. Watson 6-3, 7-5

12:57Madison Keys brings up three match points against Heather Watson and takes the first with a lucky net cord. Just two British women remain in the first round and neither have easy matches: Laura Robson plays Maria Kirilenko, Tara Moore takes on Kaia Kanepi.

Stosur def. Schmiedlova 6-1, 6-3

12:55Sam Stosur doesn't always love the grass - but the No.14 seed had no problem today against the Slovakian qualifier.

Li Na def. Michaella Krajicek 6-1, 6-1

12:48No.6 seed Li didn't hang around long on Court 12, winning in a little over an hour. The Chinese player is a possible quarter-final for Aga Radwanska and a possible semi-final opponent for Serena Williams.

12:42Age won over youth a few minutes ago and it looks like height could triumph over, erm, dimunutiveness (?) as Kevin Anderson leads 6-4, 6-2 over Olivier Rochus.

12:34There is a match on Court 19 - but you won't hear much about it on here I'm afraid. That's largely because it involves Philipp Petzschner and Michal Przsiezny. If I have spelt either of those names correctly, it's pure luck. The latter leads 6-3, 5-5.

Email from Stephan in France

12:27"Goooooooooooooood Morning London! How are you today? Good news for JW Tsonga: Nadal is out! Now I wait the next match Tsonga-Gulbis. Murray be careful because Tsonga want to win this year!!"

Age beats youth

12:23The 42-year-old Kimiko Date Krumm needs less than an hour to make it a less than memorable Grand Slam debut for 18-year-old Carina Witthoeft by winning 6-0, 6-2.

Tweet from Wimbledon.com reporter @Stu_Fraser

12:19"Did you know.... 18yo Keys beat Serena 5-1 in World Team Tennis match at age of 14. Exhibition match but still impressive!"

Scores update

12:12Must drag my eyes away from Court 14... Another veteran James Blake is rolling along very nicely with a 6-1, 2-1 advantage over Thiemo de Bakker. American Madison Keys pockets the first set 6-3 over Heather Watson. No. 14 seed Sam Stosur doesn't seem to be in the mood for an upset today, leading Anna Schmiedlova 6-1, 1-0.

12:10By our very sketchy maths, this is Kimiko Date Krumm's 103rd Grand Slam singles match at her 12th Wimbledon. Carina Witthoeft has played zero Grand Slam matches and zero Wimbledons before today. Not fair. KDK leads 6-0, 4-1.

12:05SHE'S ON THE BOARD! Thank goodness. Carina Witthoeft clinches the third game of the second set to trail 6-0, 2-1 against the wily veteran. This reminds of when I got beaten by a 70-something lady when I was a 15-year-old young gun. Just couldn't handle that devilish slice.

12:02Carina Witthoeft is 18 years old and is playing in the main draw of a Grand Slam for the first time. She currently trails 42-year-old Kimiko Date-Krumm 6-0, 2-0...

Scores update

11:49We are very much under way on Day Two. Madison Keys is already a break up on Heather Watson. Elsewhere, Sam Stosur, James Blake and Kimiko Date-Krumm are also up a break early on. The 42-year-old Date-Krumm, in fact, leads 4-0 over qualifier Carina Witthoeft.

11:44And Jamie has just tweeted that Novak Djokovic is warming up on the adjacent Court 11 - so it's definitely the place to be.

11:41I've sent Jamie to Court 10 where the giant Kevin Anderson (6'8") takes on teeny tiny Olivier Rochus (5'6"). Rochus, by the way, had to retire from his final-round qualifying match - but got into the main draw anyway as a lucky loser. Hope he's fit and ready to go...

Tweet from @JamieCutteridge

11:40"Tip for a decent game pre-Centre Court?"

11:31The recommendation from my esteemed colleague Nick McCarvel is that you keep an eye on No.3 Court today. The line-up there includes Tomic v Querrey. You can also catch a glimpse of Bethanie Mattek-Sands' green and blue hair. The American is testing out Google Glass during the tournament - although we're assured she won't be wearing it during the match.

11:28Over on No.1 Court, we begin with perennial Wimbledon dark horse Juan Martin del Potro against Albert Ramos. Then it's the much-anticipated clash between Britain's Laura Robson and No.10 seed Maria Kirilenko. We finish with 2010 finalist Tomas Berdych taking on Martin Klizan of Slovakia.

11:25Time to move on from Rafa... Today, as is traditional - and you may have noticed, we at Wimbledon love a tradition - defending women's champ Serena Williams opens play on Centre at 1pm local time against Luxembourg's Mandy Minella. That is followed by men's No.1 seed Novak Djokovic tackling Florian Mayer before David Ferrer faces Martin Alund.

'Crisp' tennis whites - shotoftheday entry11:15Your daily reminder to enter our Google+ contest for a chance to win Men's Final tickets as well as daily prizes. All you have to is upload a photo following the daily theme, using the hashtag #shotoftheday. Following the 'crisp tennis whites' theme to the letter is Mezza May who captioned this photo:: 'Rafa was frazzled after a surprise greasing from the Belgian Spud in straight sets!'

11:08Was it Wimbledon's biggest first-round upset of all time? Could be... Remember that Becker's loss to Doohan and Sampras's defeat by Bastl came in the second round. But it's worth remembering top seed and defending champ Lleyton Hewitt's exit to 202-ranked Ivo Karlovic. And what about qualifier Jelena Dokic's 6-2, 6-0 win over world No.1 Martina Hingis in 1999?

Email from Tina

11:00"It is quite shocking - however, now he can back to Mallorca and get some fishing in and get ready for the hard court season. Vamos!!"

Rafael Nadal talks about his surprising First Round exit at The Championships.10:49Nadal noticeably avoided hitting his backhand yesterday and appeared to be limping slightly in the third set. Despite that, he promised to return to Wimbledon for a tilt at the title he has won twice before. "I think and I hope to have a few more years to play here and to play at the right level," he said. "I was not able to play great this year or last year. But I gonna try."

10:45Becker has been pretty vocal about Nadal's future, too, following the Spaniard's second straight early exit. "He definitely has to consider whether grass has a future for him," Becker told the BBC. "I almost thought that he should contemplate not playing this year."

10:42"It's not a tragedy...it's sport," the typically humble Nadal said yesterday - echoing the words of Boris Becker 26 years ago when he went out to Peter Doohan in the second round. "There is no one dead," said Becker. "It's just a tennis match."

10:33Wonder what the fishing is like in Mallorca right now? It's a sure bet that Rafa Nadal will be able to let us know soon enough, as he heads back home after a shock loss yesterday. The UK's Daily Telegraph simply calls it 'The Shock Of The Century'. Do you agree?!

10:15Incredible stat from day one - plucked out by our own Nick McCarvel - and that is there was only ONE five-set men's singles match on the opening day of Wimbledon. That was Julian Reister's victory over Lukas Rosol, the man who last year stunned Rafa Nadal, who yesterday was ousted by Steve Darcis in his first ever opening round loss at a Grand Slam. All clear? Good...

10:13Our friends at Live @ Wimbledon Radio are even talking of taking their sweaters off. Steady now. Still an hour and 15 minutes to go until play on Day Two begins, giving us plenty of time to digest the Day One drama. What was your highlight?

Weather forecast

10:05Dry with lengthy periods of sunshine and soon feeling warm...with a five percent chance of rain. What is this? Hawaii?


09:57It's Day Two - and stone the crows, the sun has got a mighty fine hat on.

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