Brits impress at Wimbledon

It has been one of the best Wimbledon’s in decades for British players.

Heather Watson became the first British woman to reach the third round since 2002, outdoing British number one Elena Baltacha who was knocked out by fourth seed Kvitova 6-0 6-4 and Anne Keothavong who suffered another disappointing defeat to 10th seed Errani.

Andy Murray suffered a slight blip in form in his second round match, but managed to overcome Ivo Karlovic 7-5 6-7 6-2 7-6 in a match which went on longer than he would have hoped.

In his first round game Murray shocked pretty much everyone when he annihilated Davydenko in the first round.

I wouldn’t be surprised if that was Davydenko’s last show at Wimbledon. He’s been around for what seems like an age and has shown everyone that he isn’t what he used to be.

Unfortunately for the other British man who made it through to the second round, it didn’t end too happily.

James Ward put up an awesome fight to go five sets with American Mardy Fish, but lost out in the last set to lose the match 6-3 5-7 6-4 6-7 6-3.

The shock, is obviously the exit of Rafael Nadal. Beaten by world no.100, Rosol. Who’d ever heard of him? Not me.

But to finish the game in that manner, hitting three unstoppable aces was absolutely incredible.

The game went to five sets, and Tim Henman even said that this was a “freak performance” because every single ball that Rosol hit, was a winner. He hit the lines perfectly and showed absolutely no nerves whatsoever.

One thing is for certain, the tournament is blown wide open now that the favourite isn’t in it.

Murray now plays another previous top 10 player, Marcos Baghdatis.

The Cypriot has slipped down the world rankings to 42, but don’t let that fool you into thinking Murray is going to have an easy ride.

I think Murray’s quarter of the group is the hardest in the competition. Del Potro and Ferrer are still there waiting to be beaten too.

Heather Watson has the unenviable task of facing third seed Radwanska in the next round.

If she pulls off the amazing, she’ll become the first woman since 1998 to reach the fourth round of Wimbledon. What an epic achievement that will be.

So the British flag is still flying high. And with both players performing really well at the moment, there’s no reason to see why they can’t progress even further in the competition, is there?


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