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Post by The Special Juan Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:08 pm

I can't believe no one's put a thread up.

The biggest story from a British perspective so far is Oli Golding beating 8th seed Peter Gojowczyk in the first round to set up a match with Switzerland's favourite tennis player Marco Chiudinelli.  Other British players who got through their openers were Brydan Klein (NZ) and Aljaz Bedene (Svn).

Aside from the British interest, other stories are:


  • Top seed Thomaz Bellucci was knocked out in his first match
  • Number 2 seed Go Soeda was also defeated in his first match
  • Last year's hero Steve Darcis (who has a WC into qualifying) won his opener


I didn't realise it was free entry to qualifying matches until today. Who knew??
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Post by CaledonianCraig Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:34 pm

With this thread up it acts as a reminder for me to go and download this year's Wimbledon app.
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Post by The Special Juan Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:41 pm

Oh well, if it achieves one thing....!

Wimbledon wildcards were also announced last week. There's a sizeable British contingent in the first round so I hope Andy draws one of them. It's been a while since the last all-British match.
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Post by CaledonianCraig Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:49 pm

I see Ollie Golding got through a tough match but a plethora of British men lost like Ed Corrie, Alexander Ward and too many others to mention early doors.
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Post by The Special Juan Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:11 pm

Alas, poor Oli could not beat Switzerland's finest. He's really dropped off the radar these days (Golding) - I know he's had injuries but I expected more from him.
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Post by MrInvisible Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:33 pm

List of qualifiers so far...

Men: Jimmy Wang, Gilles Muller, Marsel Ilhan, James Duckworth, Jan Hernych, Konstantin Kravchuk, Ante Pavic, Yuichi Sugita, Alex Kuznetsov, Pierre-Hugues Herbert, Ryan Harrison, Denis Kudla.

Women: Alla Kudryavtseva, Tereza Smitkova, Aleksandra Wozniak, Michelle Larcher de Brito, Timea Bacsinszky, Lesia Tsurenko, Ana Konjuh, Andreea Mitu, Tamira Paszek.


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Post by The Special Juan Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:32 pm

Yes!! Jimmy Wang is in.

Luke Saville was a junior champ a few years back. He looked good then when beating Broady, who has since disappeared into obscurity.
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Post by laverfan Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:26 pm

Was the choice of the misspelt title intentional, TSJ? (or should I correct it Wink ).

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Post by The Special Juan Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:36 pm

It was intentional LF Smile I heard someone say the Wimbles of Wombledon Common the other day and found it much funnier than it was.
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Post by laverfan Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:56 pm

I can also think of Wobble and Done! WobblyDone!

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Post by ListenUp Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:16 pm

The Special Juan wrote:
I didn't realise it was free entry to qualifying matches until today.  Who knew??
I know I'm saying this too late for this year, but I really really really (yes, really) recommend going to the Wombledon qualies for anyone who can get there. There just aren't enough spectators, and the players really appreciate having people to support them. They also tend to wander around the site during the day - no crowds or security people like at Wimbledon proper - so it's usually quite easy to talk to them.

For those who don't know, the qualifying event is held at Roehampton (not the National tennis centre, but the Bank of England sports ground).

There's no fixed seating, you can stand if you can't find one of the plastic chairs dotted around, or sit on the bank by one of the "show courts" - they tend to draw a reasonable crowd, but all the other courts just have little alleys between them and the matches are sometimes only watched by one man and his dog.

Get down there next year if you can.  Smile

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Post by The Special Juan Sun Jun 22, 2014 5:10 pm

That's really good to hear, thanks. I was thinking about going down next year to one of the grass court events so I may well pop along.
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Post by invisiblecoolers Sun Jun 22, 2014 7:27 pm

What does Wombledon mean?  Rolling Eyes 

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Post by The Special Juan Sun Jun 22, 2014 7:40 pm

Nothing, it's just based on the Wombles (they're a British thing from a few decades ago).
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