EXPLETIVE alert. The boy is back on Centre Court this afternoon and under strict instructions to mind his language.
Scot Andy Murray resumes two sets to one up against Julien Benneteau having let his frustration get the better of him as the light faded last night.
Mum Judy will, no doubt, have given him a stern telling off for the swear word he let fly on live TV, forcing the BBC into a quick apology.
Victory could set up a Scotland v England clash tomorrow. Murray is due to play American Andy Roddick, a match which might be on court at the same time as England play Portugal – 4pm kick off – in a certain other tournament.
Sports fans here tomorrow won’t be able to see the England quarter final. It’s not being shown on any of the Wimbledon screens, especially not the big one on Murray Mount.
But there are also hundreds of TVs in the press centre – one on each desk – with minds of their own. Each has 29 channels of live tennis, stats and info, plus access to the main TV networks. No doubt a fair few will be turned over to events in Gelsenkirchen.
We’ve already been told that window blinds will be pulled down for “health and safety reasons” to prevent a build up of crowds outside peering through to watch.
Depending on how long he takes to finish his men’s singles match today, Murray is, surprisingly, scheduled to play again in a Mixed Doubles on Court 13.
That would be a real bonus for those with ground tickets who manage to grab a seat. But if Murray wins through to play Roddick, the Mixed may not happen.
Murray’s intended court partner is Kirsten Flipkens from Belgium. They are drawn to face Swedes Robert Lindstedt and Sofia Arvidsson. Doubles matches at SW19 are always a lot of fun, but if Murray had a coach he would be telling him to concentrate on the main event.
The forecast here is dry, sunny and hot with temperatures set to hit 28C this afternoon and 30C tomorrow…especially if we get that England v Scotland conflict.