Friday, July 5, 2013

A Tweet-Tastic Day of Semifinals at Wimbledon

(July 5, 2013)--Holy sweet bejeezus. If you aren't worn out from that day of tennis, you, my friend, are in seriously good tennis-watching shape. Just spent the last hour poking through Twitter to get some of the tasty delectables that were posted on the social media site during today's semifinals on Centre Court.

In case you foolishly decided to do something other than watch tennis on this glorious day, here is a brief recap of both matches:

Novak Djokovic withstood a gargantuan effort from Juan Martin del Potro in the first semifinal to win 7-5, 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-7(8), 6-3, while Andy Murray defeated Jerzy Janowicz 6-7(2), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 in the nightcap.

Del Potro saved two match points in the fourth set against Djokovic, rallying from 6-4 down to prolong the match to five sets.

Janowicz had a 4-1 lead in the third set and looked like he was headed to the final, before Murray rallied to take the third, then came back under a closed roof to finish off the ground-breaking Pole with a big, fat exclamation point.

Have a look at some of the days tweets to find out what you missed:

1. They may be not clamoring in America about Wimbledon, but in Great Britain they are a little, well, excited...

2. Delpo finally has got his feet underneath him well enough on the grass so that he can fully unleash his game. He definitely looks more like a future Wimbledon winner than ever...

3. Ubaldo, didn't anyone tell you that they don't keep stats on journos? Only the players, silly.

4. Not only was Djokovic tough--he was rough and tumble...

5. How good was Djokovic-Del Potro? Damn good. But don't believe me, I'll let the pros tell you...

6. Mighty Mel was digging it.

7. You could have said this a hundred times.

8. It wasn't just long--but it sure was long!

9. Can't tell you how many times I have thought this during Wimbledon. Djokovic is treating the grass like it is a slippery hard court. It's Matrixesque.

10. Needless to say, with Andy Murray playing the second match, everybody saved some energy for the long haul.

11. And Jerzy Janowicz and his amped-up serving made sure the British faithful were kept on the edge of their seats.

12. Evidently the tape on Janowicz' arm doesn't keep him letting it fly.

13. The women appear to be intrigued by Janowicz "gentle touch."

14. Did some people get carried away when officials elected to close the roof due to darkness (or, rather, the rumor of darkness) after the third set? Do bears hibernate?

15. Anna Wintour, however, remained cool and calm.

16. In the end, it wasn't about the roof, it was about Murray being the better and more experienced player.

17. And, even on the craziest fortnight in recent memory, the trend prevails. It will be Murray and Djokovic in the final. Who could ask for anything more?


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