Rain delays play on Wimbledon's outside courts

Posted July 12, 2017

Roger Federer, seven-times Wimbledon victor, has yet to be truly stretched but Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov should give observers some clues as to just how sharp the Swiss's form is.

Emergence of some saucy pictures of Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic partying with chef Lauren Von Der Pool have added fuel to the rumours of his marital problems with his wife Jelena Djokovic who is expecting their second child next month.

After completing his career Grand Slam by winning last year's French Open for a fourth consecutive major title, Djokovic went through some struggles, including his upset loss to Querrey at Wimbledon. Novak Djokovic is third.

Roger Federer and his opponent slipped during their third-round match. I have no doubt that they are giving their best to have the court in a most playable condition possible at this moment. "I just don't see any reason why not (at Wimbledon)", Djokovic said. I obviously was not happy not to play last night.

■ DJOKOVIC complained of a "hole" on Centre Court after beating Adrian Mannarino.

"Today, I could see there is a difference in grass, in (the) turf itself".

Djokovic said he was particularly annoyed that he was not given a firm answer until the end of the day, and had to spend a good deal of Monday warming up, then cooling down and repeating the process. "I haven't had that kind of experience before in Wimbledon, to be honest". It outlined the rigorous methods required to create the flawless grass court - the grass is spoon fed nutrients and will only be cut by electric mowers to prevent the chance of an oil spill.

Neil Stubley, the club's head of courts and horticulture, said on Saturday that the measurements his staff had taken over the first week of play showed that the grass was considered to be healthy and within the acceptable standards of use. I've done it in straight sets. "The last thing we want to see is frightful injuries".

That neither player dominated on serve during the match was illustrated by the tie-breaker, the first five points of which were mini-breaks.

Riske, who won the match, said afterward that the dirt "is like ice".

Johanna Konta has become the first British woman since Jo Durie in 1984 to reach the quarterfinals at Wimbledon. The referee's office was completely indecisive'. "We didn't feel there was".

"Any other grand slam has it. When you look at the comparisons of other courts. they were in or around the same condition as the other courts". She made it that far at Wimbledon previous year, too, before losing, and got to the final at the Australian Open in January, when she was beaten by her younger sister, Serena. The result means that Karolina Pliskova, who lost in the second round, will replace Angelique Kerber, who departed in the fourth, atop the rankings next week. Is that a reason why we're keeping it? That was the only excuse, that basically there were explanations that we were getting.

It's quite a stretch for McEnroe to claim Djokovic is suffering the same fate as serial cheater Tiger Woods, who split with his wife Erin in 2009 after the affairs were revealed.

"I am so grateful to have you in my life and the love you share reminds me of what should be nurtured and fought for in life". They know their job the best in the world.