Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (149)

  • Novak: (Novak Djokovic on his performance) The third and fourth sets were pretty good, they were very comfortable and I felt better. My performance in the second set was pretty bad but I started to play better towards the end of the match and it is normal to have ups and downs in a match.

  • Roger: (Roger Federer on his Victory) I haven't been reading and I haven't been listening to what has been said, I've been working in there as defending champion, opening Centre Court, trying to defend the title again. That's all that mattered to me. I played well. It was a good match and good fun and the first time I have ever beaten him.

  • Ana: (Ana Ivanovic after her Victory) I think I played quite well, especially for the first game on grass.

  • Serena: (Serena Williams on winning her match) She was a tough opponent, She served big and hit bigger than me, but it's good to play someone like that early on to get into the swing of things straight away. I'm in good form and I'm just looking forward to playing lots more matches here.

  • (Venus Williams after her Victory against Naomi Cavaday) Venus: She played excellent and really took advantage of her opportunities afterwards. She played with poise on Centre Court in front of her home crowd. She served well, really returned the ball with force and ran a lot of balls down - I was impressed with her game.

  • Rafael Nadal after his victory against Andreas Beck) Rafael: It was my first match, which is always very difficult. Against a lefty, his second serve was very difficult to read. In the beginning, it was a strange match because we didn't play a lot of points from the baseline - and that's my game, so I'm very happy for the victory.

  • (Britain's Andy Murray on his opening match victory) Andy: To win in straight sets against someone with as much experience is a good start, It was a really fun match. He hit some awesome shots, especially at the beginning, which got the atmosphere going. But once I settled down in the second set, I started to feel better about my game (On his oppenent Fabrice Santoro) I told him it was an honour to play against hiim and he has always been one of my favourite players to watch.

  • (Britain's Elena Baltacha losing out against Jie Zheng) Elena: At the beginning I couldn't quite get myself going, She started really well and was 4-0 up before I knew it. I started the second set well and upped my level but it was a real rollercoaster ride after that - one game I would break and take the lead but then I would make some stupid errors.

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Notes (5)

  • Venus Williams is the Current Women's Singles Champion

  • This is the first time in the Wimbledon history that all the men in the quarter finals of the tournament are Europeans.

  • Rafael Nadal is the Men's defending champion who won't be defending his title this year due to a knee injury

  • Venus Williams is the defending women's singles champion and starts her campaign today

  • Wimbledon's new Centre Court roof was brought into action for the first time at the Grand Slam tournament. Rain interrupted the 4th round match between Dinara Safina and Amelie Mauresmo on Monday. Play was suspended during the second set and covers brought on and the roof was soon activated. The roof remained closed for the whole duration of Andy Murray's 4th round match against Stanislas Wawrinka, this match finished under lights 10.38PM local time after a 5 set thriller.

Trivia (24)

  • Roger Federer is the current defending Champion and is aiming for his sixth Consecutive Wimbledon Title.

  • If Roger Federer defeats Mario Ancic he will reach his 17th Consecutive Grand Slam Semi-Final.

  • Mario Ancic was the last person to beat Roger Federer at Wimbledon, back in 2002.

  • This is Andy Murray's best performance in a grand slam so far, he has never reached the quarter-final stage before.

  • Serena Williams has won the Wimbledon Championships twice by defeating her Sister Venus in 2002 and 2003.

  • This is the 3rd Time that the William's Sisters have met in a Wimbledon Final. Serena won the previous two meetings in 2002 and 2003.

  • This is the sixth time these two have met in a Grand Slam final - an Open era record.

  • If Rafael Nadal beats Roger Federer in Today's Final, he will become the first player since Bjorn Borg in 1980 to win both Wimbledon and French Open Titles in the Same Year.

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Allusions (5)

  • The Williams sisters both win their quarter final matches, leaving the possibility of a sister final alive.

  • Head-to-head record: 2008 Bangalore (Hard) Winner: SERENA 6-3 3-6 7-6 2005 US Open (Hard) Winner: VENUS 7-6 6-2 2005 Miami (Hard) Winner: VENUS 6-1 7-6 2003 Wimbledon (Grass) Winner: SERENA 4-6 6-4 6-2 2003 Australian Open (Hard) Winner: SERENA 7-6 3-6 6-4 2002 US Open (Hard) Winner: SERENA 6-4 6-3 2002 Wimbledon (Grass) Winner: SERENA 7-6 6-3 2002 French Open (Clay) Winner: SERENA 7-5 6-3 2002 Miami (Hard) Winner: SERENA 6-2 6-2 2001 US Open (Hard) Winner: VENUS 6-2 6-4 2001 Indian Wells (Hard) Winner: SERENA W/O 2000 Wimbledon (Grass) Winner: VENUS 6-2 7-6 1999 Grand Slam Cup (Hard) Winner: SERENA 6-1 3-6 6-3 1999 Miami (Hard) Winner: VENUS 6-1 4-6 6-4 1998 Italian Open (Clay) Winner: VENUS 6-4 6-2 1998 Australian Open (Hard) Winner: VENUS 7-6 6-1

  • Head-to-Head: 2008 French Open (Clay) Winner: NADAL 6-1 6-3 6-0 2008 Hamburg (Clay) Winner: NADAL 7-5 6-7 6-3 2008 Monte Carlo (Clay) Winner: NADAL 7-5 7-5 2007 Masters Cup (Hard) Winner: FEDERER 6-4 6-1 2007 Wimbledon (Grass) Winner: FEDERER 7-6 4-6 7-6 2-6 6-2 2007 French Open (Clay) Winner: NADAL 6-3 4-6 6-3 6-4 2007 Hamburg (Clay) Winner: FEDERER 2-6 6-2 6-0 2007 Monte Carlo (Clay) Winner: NADAL 6-4 6-4 2006 Masters Cup (Hard) Winner: Federer 6-4 7-5 2006 Wimbledon (Grass) Winner: Federer 6-0 7-6 6-7 6-3 2006 French Open (Clay) Winner: NADAL 1-6 6-1 6-4 7-6(4) 2006 Rome (Clay) Winner: NADAL 6-7 7-6 6-4 2-6 7-6 2006 Monte Carlo (Clay) Winner: NADAL 6-2 6-7 6-3 7-6 2006 Dubai (Hard) Winner: NADAL 2-6 6-4 6-4 2005 French Open (Clay) Winner: NADAL 6-3 4-6 6-4 6-3 2005 Miami (Hard) Winner: FEDERER 2-6 6-7 7-6 6-3 6-1 2004 Miami (Hard) Winner: NADAL 6-3 6-3

  • Andy Roddick Career Facts Age: 26 Ranking: 6 Singles Titles: 27 Grand Slam Titles: 1 Career Earnings: $15.8M Wimbledon Record: 34-8 2009 Record: 39-8 2009 Tie-Breaks: 26-4

  • Roger Federer Career Facts Age: 27 Ranking: 2 Singles Titles: 59 Grand Slam Titles: 14 Career Earnings: $48M Wimbledon Record: 50-5 2009 Record: 39-6 2009 Tie-Breaks: 17-5