Andy Murray has revealed his ideal mixed doubles partner would be Serena Williams at the Olympics. “If I was going for Olympic gold, I would probably take Serena Williams. She would probably be the best mixed partner,” he said.
Andy Murray’s mother, Judy, is “tense” until each shot is played, said the longest-serving steward. David Spearing revealed the father of the Williams sisters was “hard” to begin with “but the pair are now friends”.
Players on a winning streak so anxious about changing anything in their routine, they will ask the All England Club’s stylist to ensure they have the exact same cut. Novak Djokovic has been into the salon twice already to maintain his look as he attempts to retain his title against Roger Federer, said club hairdresser Suzanne Strong said. (agencies)
Roger Federer (3, Sui) bt Mikhail Youzhny (26, Rus) 6-1, 6-2, 6-2; Novak Djokovic (1, Srb) bt Florian Mayer (31, Ger) 6-4, 6-1, 6-4; Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (5, Fra) bt Philipp Kohlschreiber (27, Ger) 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-2; Andy Murray (4, GBR) bt David Ferrer (7, Esp) 6-7 (5), 7-6 (6), 6-4, 7-6 (4)
Round II: Leander Paes / Elena Vesnina (4, Ind / Rus) bt Ashley Fisher (Aus) and Mona Barthel (Ger) 6-3, 6-3.
Pre-quarters: Rohan Bopanna / Zheng Jie (10, Ind / Chn) bt Daniele Bracciali and Roberta Vinci (6, Ita) 6-0, 6-3