Djokovic clash with Mannarino postponed until Tuesday

Posted July 12, 2017

I chatted to the boxers Carl Froch and David Haye when I was walking back to the locker room after Monday's match - it's always flattering when other athletes come and watch you play.

The Halep-Konta match was in the third set. Got a few of them.

Lewis also offered a staunch defence of the condition of the grass courts at Wimbledon after several players criticised the surface as not up to scratch.

So much has been made of Djokovic's own issues, with John McEnroe likening his loss of form to that of Tiger Woods, that is easy to forget that this supposedly troubled soul has not lost a set on grass either here or in his warm-up at Eastbourne. "There are a few spots on the court, like just behind the baseline and just in front of the baseline, where there are big lumps of grass, sort of like little divots there, which I don't remember really being the case".

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During the first set Djokovic called for the trainer and took two tablets. I felt that the court was not in great shape bounce wise. I had a couple match points.

Muller continued: "I played Marin not too long ago at the Queen's Club in the semifinals". He had match points to win that tournament. In a clash of tennis generations, five-time Wimbledon victor Venus Williams - at 37, the oldest player in more than two decades to reach the last eight - will go toe-to-toe with 20-year-old French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko.

I've actually watched that back quite a few times - I don't know why. "I didn't feel it was unsafe but I felt like it was very soft and slow".

"Getting to the stadiums is a challenge so three matches on Centre and One works for us".

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The statement reads: "The safety and security of all visitors to The Championships is of paramount importance". The rain came and went into the afternoon, forcing the delay of the first women's quarterfinal match on No. 1 Court.

With all the tournament's fourth-round matches taking place on Monday, Centre Court and Court One were both stacked with male players as has been customary at SW19 so far.

Garbine Muguruza sailed into the women's semi-finals following an impressive 6-3, 6-4 triumph over seventh seed Svetlana Kuznetsova, while Venus Williams ended Jelena Ostapenko's run through the competition.

As a effect, thanks to indecision, Djokovic and Mannarino found themselves opening play 24-hours later on Centre Court, under the roof, as rain also became a factor affecting some of the play on the outside courts.

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Centre Court has a roof, but No. 1 Court does not.