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The Wimbledon 2013 Official Website HERE

 

Wimbledon 2013

Monday 24th June to Sunday 7th July 2013

Live On The BBC (BBC1, BBC2, Online, Interactive, BBC Sport App, Radio 5 Live)

 

The 127th anniversary of The Championships or simply Wimbledon, is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and is widely considered the most prestigious. It has been held at the All England Club in the London suburb of Wimbledon since 1877. It is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, and the only one still played on grass courts.

 

The tournament takes place over two weeks in late June and early July, culminating with the Mens Singles Final, scheduled for the second Sunday in July. Each year, five major events are contested, as well as four junior events and four invitational events.

 

The hard court Australian Open and clay court French Open precede Wimbledon. The hard court U.S. Open follows. The grass court Queen's Club Championships also in London is a popular warm up tournament for Wimbledon.

 

Wimbledon traditions include the eating of strawberries and cream, royal patronage, and a strict dress code for competitors. Play has often been interrupted by rain, though delays are now reduced with the fitting of a retractable roof to Centre Court.

 

The grounds will open at 10.30am each day. On Courts 2–19 play is provisionally scheduled to start at Noon for at least the first eight days and then at 11am for the Junior matches on the middle Saturday and during the second week.

 

On Centre and No.1 Courts play will start at 1pm, except on the final two days when play on these courts will start at 2pm. During the first week the early rounds of the Mens and Ladies Singles, Mens, Ladies and Mixed Doubles will be played on all courts, with top seeds matches played on the show courts. On the middle Saturday the Veterans and Juniors events commence and will be played on the outside courts as well as on some of the Show Courts. The Ladies Singles Final is scheduled for Saturday 6th July, while the Mens Singles Final is scheduled for Sunday 7th July, both on Centre Court!

 

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The draw has been made. Select Men's first-round matches:

 

Novak Djokovic v Florian Mayer

 

Andy Murray v Benjamin Becker

 

Roger Federer v Victor Hanescu

 

David Ferrer v Martín Alund

 

Rafael Nadal v Steve Darcis

 

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga v David Goffin

 

Tomáš Berdych v Martin Kližan

 

Juan Martín del Potro v Albert Ramos

 

 

 

Sam Querrey v Bernard Tomic

 

Lleyton Hewitt v Stanislas Wawrinka

 

Marcos Baghdatis v Marin Čilić

 

James Ward v Yen-Hsun Lu

 

Kyle Edmund v Jerzy Janowicz

 

Interestingly James Ward could meet Andy Murray in round two which would be a nice event.

 

The men's seeded quarter-finals:

 

Djokovic v Berdych

 

Ferrer v Del Potro

 

Federer v Nadal

 

Murray v Tsonga

 

The British ladies first-round matches:

 

Laura Robson v Maria Kirilenko

 

Heather Watson v Madison Keys

 

Johanna Konta v Jelena Jankovic

 

Elena Baltacha v Flavia Pennetta

 

Tara Moore v Kaia Kanepi

 

Anne Keothavong v Garbine Muguruza

 

Samantha Murray v Camila Giorgi

 

Serena Williams collects her trophy on the 6th of July.

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Just been over the French Open prize money as I love doing so much.

 

Rafael Nadal won the French Open in 243 games, Serena Williams in 116 games.

 

Rafael Nadal earned €6,172.83 per game, Serena Williams earned €12,931.03 per game

 

Rafael Nadal earned 53% less than Serena Williams.

 

EQUALITY.

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Rafael Nadal earned 53% less than Serena Williams.

 

EQUALITY.

 

No, he didn't. He earned the same. Your argument here is he worked 53% harder for his money. Which isn't the same thing.

 

I've got 20 first round matches in an accumulator today and tomorrow at a combined odds total of just over 3/1. Let's hope nobody Marat Safin's me this year.

 

Magic, meet Steve Darcis.

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Yup.

 

And yeah King, everyyear at Wimbledon I do a first round acca with all the top seeds, but the odds are awful because the seeds are all like 1/33 and higher. I've won a couple times but, I think it was two years ago maybe three, 19 out of 20 won and it was just Marit Safin that let me down.

 

I didn't expect it to be King Rafa this year. It must be said though that I'm feeling like I can't lose at this stage, because I would have paid my stake just for Rafa to go out in the first round! :lol

 

Edit: Turns out it was 2009 I got Safin'd by the qualifier Jesse Levine. 4 years ago, man time flies.

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I'd be more inclined to agree with what John Mcenroe was saying and think this doesn't really affect him at best and might even harm his chances a little at worst. He wouldn't have been able to meet Nadal until the semi-finals. It is Nadal or Federer anyway. So, if he had met Nadal, it would be a Nadal who two days earlier had probably been in a long, tough battle with Federer and had had to recover from that/manage his knees. Where as now he would probably meet Federer who's only looking at the likes of Hewitt/Isner as a quarter-final opponent rather than Nadal.

 

It's definitely a big boost for Federer though, not only not facing Nadal in the quarter-finals but not having to beat Nadal, Murray/Tsonga, and Djokovic to win it. I don't think he could win all of those games back-to-back these days.

 

A lot of "probably's" and speculation in that, obviously. It could be a load of guff.

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John Isner has had to retire from Wimbledon with a knee injury. He joins Rafa Nadal and Stanislas Wawrinka in exiting that section of the draw. So, instead of Nadal, Federer's quarter-final opponent is going to be one of Lleyton Hewitt/Benoît Paire/Dustin Brown/Adrian Mannarino/Stéphane Robert/Łukasz Kubot or man of the moment Steve Darcis.

 

Lleyton Hewitt's a set down now too. Crazy stuff.

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Jesus christ, onlya few hours ago I tipped Fed to win it! Amazing. What's worse is I haven't seen any of the Tennis today at all, picked a stupid day to miss it.

 

Instead I've been catching up on Britains's Next Top Model. Yeah, big woop, wanna fight about it?

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