- Roger Federer lost to Tomas Berdych, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4. This is the first time since 2002 that Federer has not make it to the finals at Wimbledon, and next Monday will mark the first time since 2003 that he is not ranked in the top 2. (Roger will be #3 when the new rankings come out.) Is this the beginning of the end of an era? (We hope not.)
- A win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga means that Andy Murray is one step closer to being the first British player to win Wimbledon since Fred Perry took the title in 1934, 1935, and 1936.
- Bob and Mike Bryan will have to break the record for most-ever doubles titles at another tournament. They lost today to Wesley Moodie and Dick Norman in a ridiculously close match, 7-6(4), 7-6(5), 6-7(3), 7-5.
- Venus and Serena Williams also lost today to Elena Vesnina and Vera Zvonareva, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. Luckily for Zvonareva, she and Serena won’t meet up until the finals – if they both make it that far. (We wouldn’t want to face an angry Serena tomorrow morning. Good luck, Petra Kvitova.)
- Rafael Nadal was down 0-5 in the first set to Robin Soderling – and argued with the umpire – before coming back to win a place in the semifinals.
In store for us tomorrow:
- Ladies’ semifinal #1 – Vera Zvonareva (21) vs. Tsvetana Pironkova
- Ladies’ semifinal #2 – Serena Williams (1) vs. Petra Kvitova
- Gentlemen’s Doubles semifinal #1 - Juan Ignacio Chela/Eduardo Schwank vs. Robert Lindstedt/Horia Tecau (16)
- Gentlemen’s Doubles semifinal #2 – Jurgen Melzer/Philip Petzschner vs. Wesley Moodie/Dick Norman (7)