“I only really feel it when I’m serving but it’s not something that’s of major concern to me”, said the Scot.
“Obviously when you do take a break, it does stiffen up, and my serve was pretty bad after that happened”, the 28-year-old Brit said. The speeds of my serve increased.
Tennis players are usually reckoned to be among the fittest athletes on the planet, but Murray thinks he may not have the range of skills to come out on top. So the trainer came out and manipulated my back. “That’s been the case for the last few days”. I’ve lost the last matches always against him. It is the only third-round match yet to be completed ahead of Sunday’s rest day.
Ex- Wimbledon runner-up Sabine Lisicki also made a third-round exit, crushed 6-3 6-2 at the merciless hands of Swiss Timea Bacsinszky.
Karlovic won that point to save the set, and went on to claim the tie-break, and ultimately the match 11-9. Such were the problems he was suffering with his back in 2014, Murray had to adapt his ball toss for his serve, losing the power of his ex- style.
“It’s going to be an extremely hard match to win”. I’ve never ever seen any issues like that on the tour.
Jankovic said: “I can’t stop smiling”.
“There’s no reason why I shouldn’t have been able to make it past the fourth round”, the fifth seed said.
There was a sense of inevitability that Murray would be the last home hope left in the second round, but on the whole it has been a good Wimbledon for British tennis with more than half of the entrants making it through the first round.
“Different spins, different surfaces – you are not playing on the same surface every time“.
McEnroe, a ex- world number one, said the tactical use of time-outs by players was “completely out of control”.
The Serbian later suggested that it was not the first time that he has been asked to autograph a prosthetic limb.
Karlovic has served more aces than anyone in tennis history, blasting 136 alone in his three Wimbledon matches this year. He won against Roger Federer at the Australian Open.
This year saw the hottest Wimbledon on record.
Well, that wrapped up quickly. The world number three did exactly this though, and was even able to take a 5-1 lead by breaking Seppi once again, emphatically overcoming that 1-0 deficit he faced at the beginning of the set by winning five consecutive games.
They only played for two games and 15 minutes on Saturday. Isner lost two games after play resumed and was eliminated by U.S. Open victor Miran Cilic.
Wozniacki was watched by skiing champion Lindsey Vonn – known in some quarters as the former partner of Tiger Woods – as she posted a 6-2 6-2 victory against Italian Camila Giorgi on Court One, and faces Garbine Muguruza of Spain next.
What time is the match?
He is playing 22nd seed Viktor Troicki of Romania in the third round. No so this year; the serve is back to its best and Murray’s movement around the court has been reenergised.
Murray has breezed through the first two rounds, beating Mikhail Kukushkin and Robin Haase both in straight sets. The 10th-seeded Nadal was upset in the second round by Germany’s Dustin Brown.