Wimbledon 2013: Laura Robson v Kaia Kanepi followed by Andy Murray v Mikhail Youzhny - LIVE! - Live coverage - The Independent

Wimbledon 2013: Laura Robson v Kaia Kanepi followed by Andy Murray v Mikhail Youzhny - LIVE!

By Jack de Menezes
by Jack de Menezes on Jul 1, 2013 at 11:50 AM

Welcome to The Independent's live coverage of Magic Monday at Wimbledon as the last-32 get's underway with Laura Robson first on Court One as she takes on Kaia Kanepi, which will be followed by Andy Murray's match on Centre Court against Mikhail Youzhny as the pair attempt to reach the quarter-finals.

  • Robson v Kanepi*: 0-1; 4-4
    Robson hits a stunning return to take the first point, but Kanepi fights back with a winner of her own. Robson then puts a shot into the net to give Kanepi a slight lead, but draws back and we see the fist-pump yet again. Robson attempts to read Kanepi's shots, she gets the first right but the second wrong as it goes past her, and she hits into the net again as Kanepi holds.
    7/1/2013 1:30:23 PM
  • *Robson v Kanepi: 0-1; 5-4
    This is better. Robson quickly moves to 40-0 after finding her groove, but concedes a point and instantly mutters "I have no idea why you would do that" to herself. Comical, as Kanepi hits wide for Robson to take the game to 15. Kanepi to serve to stay in the game, though Robson hasn't looked likely to break.
    7/1/2013 1:33:58 PM
  • Robson v Kanepi*: 0-1; 5-5
    Robson does brilliantly to stay in the opening point, but Kanepi is prepared and volleys from the net into open court. Kanepi rolls off the points to move to 40-0, but Robson responds with a beauty of a return that has Kanepi beat. Robson slips trying to change direction though and Kanepi holds serve.
    7/1/2013 1:36:42 PM
  • *Robson v Kanepi: 0-1; 5-6
    Robson's having real trouble with her forehand, and Kanepi punishes her by smashing straight past her opponent. Another error see's Kanepi with three break-points, and Robson hits into the net to break again. Robson cutting a very frustrated and downbeat figure now.
    7/1/2013 1:39:10 PM
  • Kanepi to serve for the match now, and with the crowd rather quiet, surely Robson can't pull off a miraculous comeback. Can she?
    7/1/2013 1:39:43 PM
  • Some hope, or no hope?

    7/1/2013 1:40:32 PM
  • Robson v Kanepi*: 0-2
    Kanepi wins the match! Another unforced error kicks the game off, but she fights back to liven up the crowd. Robson can't return her serve, and then Kanepi hits a crucial ace to give her two match-points. Robson valiantly saves the first, forcing Kanepi to hit long, and Kanepi hits long on the second to allow Robson to deuce despite a challenge. Momentum swing? Another ace for Kanepi and she has a third match point, but she amazingly double-faults! Nervous stuff, Kanepi hit another winner and it's a fourth match-point. She saves it again! Kanepi hits into the net, madness. Robson won't go down without a fight, but Kanepi's serve wins her a fifth match-point. And that's it! Kanepi deceives Robson to win the match. 
    7/1/2013 1:45:58 PM
  • Well she fought valiantly, but in the end it wasn't enough to beat Kanepi who came into the game more and more as it went on. Robson really struggled with her forehand and hit a lot of unforced errors, but the crowd deservedly applaud the 19-year-old as she walks off court with a few tears in he eyes, having seen her fantastic Wimbledon run come to an end.
    7/1/2013 1:48:51 PM
  • Serena Williams is currently 3-1 up in the decisive set with Sabine Lisicki, and as soon as that's over we'll have Andy Murray out on Centre Court. Before we start the build-up to that match against Mikhail Youzhny - our second live match of the day - let's catch up on some over results around SW19.
    7/1/2013 1:51:06 PM
  • David Ferrer came from a set down yet again to beat Ivan Dodig 6-7 7-6 6-1 6-1 and book his place in the quarter-finals. He will play the winner of Andreas Seppi v Juan Martin Del Potro, who will play next up on Court One. A little update: Lisicki has just broken back in her fight against WIlliams...
    7/1/2013 1:54:55 PM
  • Number four seed Petra Kvitova has seen off Carla Suarez Navarro in straight-sets to reach the last-16, and she may well become the highest seed left in the draw if Williams fails to beat Lisicki, though Williams has broken back to lead 4-2.
    7/1/2013 1:56:58 PM
  • Well I'm going to have to cut the results there as we have a real battle on our hands here. Lisicki has broken back, with neither player able to hold their serve in this final set. Scrap that, Lisicki holds to raucous applause as she draws level at 4-4 in the deciding set.
    7/1/2013 2:06:21 PM
  • Aren't you all a lucky bunch. As if Laura Robson and Andy Murray on the same day wasn't enough, we're now bringing you Serena Williams live as she struggles to stay in the tournament. It's the nice things in life...
    7/1/2013 2:08:08 PM
  • Brilliant stuff on Centre Court! Williams slips, but just about gets to the ball, only to see it smashed passed her for a break-point. Williams with all the grace of Bambi on Ice there. And then she misses not one but two sitters as Lisicki breaks her again! The No 1 seed in the ladies draw looks to be going out here!
    7/1/2013 2:12:29 PM
  • Williams hits into the net and Lisicki has match-point....
    7/1/2013 2:15:48 PM
  • It's close! But not quite as Lisicki's shot drops an inch long, and we're at deuce.
    7/1/2013 2:16:43 PM
  • Williams get's a break-point but she can't convert, and now Lisicki has her second match-point...
    7/1/2013 2:17:23 PM
  • SHE'S DONE IT! Sabine Lisicki knocks-out the No 1 see Serena Williams in an epic final set, and the number 23 seed collapses in sheer delight. Williams looks distraught as she salutes the crowd on her way off court, but there is huge applause for the young German who wins 6-2 1-6 6-4
    7/1/2013 2:19:54 PM
  • Well who would've guessed that. Serena Williams joins fellow big guns Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka as the top seeds who have gone out pre-quarter-final.
    7/1/2013 2:25:00 PM
  • And here comes Murray in our next live game. About 10 minutes till they start, so let's take a look at the match-up.
    7/1/2013 2:25:30 PM
  • The description "student of the game" is applied loosely to men and women across a range of sports, but not many athletes can match the academic approach of Mikhail Youzhny, the man attempting to thwart Andy Murray's bid to reach the quarter-finals for the sixth year in succession here this afternoon. The 31-year-old Russian graduated from a Moscow university with a philosophy degree two years ago and wrote his thesis on professional tennis.

    Want to know more about Mikhail Youzhny? Find out everything you need to know about the Russian in Paul Newman's article by clicking HERE
    7/1/2013 2:28:55 PM
  • Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic have contested two of the last three Grand Slam finals – the Scot won in New York and the Serb in Melbourne – and on the basis of their form here so far the boyhood friends and rivals are heading for another confrontation. Both have reached the fourth round without dropping a set.Serena Williams is currently 3-1 up in the decisive set with Sabine Lisicki, and as soon as that's over we'll have Andy Murray out on Centre Court.

    Read Paul Newman's half-term report as he predicts how this week will play out by clicking HERE
    7/1/2013 2:31:27 PM
  • A crest-fallen Laura Robson slips-up in her Wimbledon fourth round match against Kaia Kanepi

    7/1/2013 2:33:10 PM
  • Right, it's Youzhny to serve first, and we're underway!
    7/1/2013 2:35:01 PM
  • Murray v Youzhny*: 0-0; 0-1
    Youzhny takes the first game comfortably, with Murray hitting into the net following another shot that went wide. The crowd haven't settled yet having just witnessed Williams' exit, and it's a strange atmosphere on Centre Court right now.
    7/1/2013 2:39:03 PM
  • *Murray v Youzhny: 0-0; 1-1
    Murray is taking some time to settle, but at 30-30 he hits a powerful cross-court forehand that catches out Youzhny. He follows it with a mistake though as he hits it long to bring up deuce, but his first ace is a welcome sight for the partizan crowd. Youzhny responds with a backhand down the left tramline, but he doesn't get close to the next shot as Murray hits his second ace.   The Russian hit a perfect volley to out-smart Murray, but the Brit eventually rounds out the game with a third ace.
    7/1/2013 2:47:02 PM
  • Murray v Youzhny*: 0-0; 2-1
    Youzhny looks to come to the net but he mistimes his shot as he comes forward and hit into the net. Two break-points for Murray but the Russian hits wide to the left, and despite a challenge, Murray only needs one as he breaks Youzhny's serve in the third game.
    7/1/2013 2:51:14 PM
  • Youzhny has called for the trainer onto the court, and he has asked for some scissors to remove the taping around his ankle. He's back on his feet in no time and we're ready to restart.
    7/1/2013 2:53:03 PM
  • *Murray v Youzhny: 0-0; 3-1
    Having come to the net, Murray just about slips the ball over the net with Youzhny stranded at the baseline. He holds serve and takes an early lead to mount the pressure on his opponent's serve.
    7/1/2013 2:56:26 PM
  • Murray v Youzhny*: 0-0; 3-2
    Youzhny comes to the net again, but this time it pays off as he hits a well disguised overhead volley. Both players are mixing up their shots quite nicely here, and Murray hits one just wide of right as Youzhny holds serve. A good response from the Russian.
    7/1/2013 2:59:05 PM
  • *Murray v Youzhny: 0-0; 4-2
    Murray is definitely using his serve as a weapon here, rifling them out wide before cutting the next one in tight to keep Youzhny on his toes. Yet another ace for Murray, but on his next shot he runs in towards the net but blasts it low to the crows despair. Another unreturned serve takes him to 40-30 before he sees the game out with another. Youzhny can't cope with Murray's service game at the moment.
    7/1/2013 3:04:51 PM
  • Murray v Youzhny*: 0-0; 4-3
    Murray challenges a Youzhny shot claiming it was long, but the line-judge is proved right and the Brit concedes the point. Youzhny is having some success at the net, but seems reluctant to come in close unless he has to. He leaves a high one up for Murray, who calmly plays it back when he could have volleyed it for the point, but he eventually takes it anyway. Break-point again, but the Russian levels to deuce. A male in the crowd confesses his love for Murray - he doesn't seem impressed by it - and Youzhny hits out the game to hold serve.
    7/1/2013 3:10:56 PM
  • *Murray v Youzhny: 0-0; 5-3
    This time it's Youzhny who flirts with the top of the net, and the ball just goes in the Russian's favour. Murray responds with - you guessed it - an ace, and gets another unreturned serve to take the game.
    7/1/2013 3:14:48 PM
  • Murray v Youzhny*: 0-0; 5-4
    Ahhh that frustration that Murray releases every now-and-then is hear, and the Centre Court surface gets personal with his racket. Youzhny calmly moves to 40-0 in no time, but a lovely shot just finds chalk dust at the back-left corner of the court. Murray is slow to get across to cover a Youzhny backhand, and he holds serve. Murray will serve for the set.
    7/1/2013 3:18:45 PM
  • *Murray v Youzhny: 1-0; 0-0
    Murray charges into the net but Youzhny reads it well and plays past the Brit for 15-15. Though he's missing very few first serves, Murray's second serves are slow at around 75mph, yet Youzhny is staying about four feet behind the baseline. Youzhny thinks he's hit a winner, but it's called out and he challenges, and it's a long way long. He follows it up with a wide right forehand and Murray wins the first set.
    7/1/2013 3:24:18 PM
  • Murray v Youzhny*: 1-0; 0-1
    Having claimed a one-set lead, Murray just takes his foot off the gas to allow Youzhny to get to 40-0. He suddenly awakes to smash an overhead volley for 40-15, and Youzhny's backhand to the left is ruled out. He's tempted to challenge again, but chooses not to, and then he misjudges a drop-shot into the net a screams out in anger. Murray respond with his own outburst - do the two realise they are playing tennis? - and Youzhny wraps up the game.
    7/1/2013 3:30:39 PM
  • *Murray v Youzhny: 1-0; 1-1
    Youzhny gets Murray running around the court, but he's more than up to the task as he forces his opponent to hit across and into the net. He repeats the outcome shortly after before Murray returns the favour, and then hits wide left much to hid annoyance. Youzhny fights back, and Murray just about refrains from smashing his racket against the floor. Youzhny hits wide - just - and it's advantage Murray, but he attempts to lob his opponent and it lands out despite a challenge. Very close to the line though, and Murray wins the game when Youzhny finds the net again.
    7/1/2013 3:37:52 PM
  • Murray v Youzhny*: 1-0; 2-1
    Murray's not happy with something, mumbling on and on as he hits a lob long. He comes to the net on the next point to win it but Youzhny responds, but Murray finally finds the line with his trademark lob. Break-point for Murray, and he converts yet again to bring the crowd and Mother Murray to their feet. A real blow to Youzhny who had been getting back into the game.
    7/1/2013 3:43:05 PM
  • *Murray v Youzhny: 1-0; 2-2
    The Brit charges in once again but he drills it wide uncharacteristically. Youzhny send another into the net, but drills a volley home when Murray attempts another lob to earn two break-points. Murray steps-up a gear and Youzhny misses wide left on his first point, but Murray hits the net and Youzhny has broken back. Strong display in that game from the Russian.
    7/1/2013 3:48:22 PM
  • Murray v Youzhny*: 1-0; 2-3
    He comes out on the offensive, and is caught out as Youzhny lobs Murray to perfection. Murray fights back with some good shots to 30-30, outclassing Youzhny as he's left stranded, but Youzhny shows he can do it too giving Murray the runaround. Another one into the net gives Youzhny the lead in this set.
    7/1/2013 3:51:49 PM
  • Murray v Youzhny*: 1-0; 2-4
    Youzhny kicks-off the game with an over-head volley, and he looks far more energetic than Murray at this time. Murray replies with a disguised forehand that he sends delicately in the opposite direction to Youzhny, and pushes on with another big serve - something that has disappeared this set. He mistimes a drop-shot to find the net, before a similar shot to his previous winner takes him to 40-30. He then stops mid-point in bemusement, and he pays for it as it falls in by the smallest of margins. Deuce. And Youzhny has another break-point, and Murray unbelievably double faults to hand Youzhny a second consecutive break. Alarm bells are ringing in SW19.
    7/1/2013 3:59:05 PM
  • Murray v Youzhny*: 1-0; 2-5
    The Russian starts with his own double fault, and Murray just reaches out to return a line shot winner. The net falls in favour of Youzhny again, as his shot just makes it over, and Murray puts another into the net for 30-30. Murray is getting outplayed here quite drastically, and Youzhny roll off his fourth consecutive game.
    7/1/2013 4:02:56 PM
  • *Murray v Youzhny: 1-0; 3-5
    Murray finally gets back into the match taking the game to 15, and he used his serve to better effect, much like he did in the first set. Youzhny serving to level the match.
    7/1/2013 4:07:25 PM
  • Murray v Youzhny*: 1-0; 4-5
    The luck of the net is in Murray's favour this time, as he rushes back to make the shot down the line. Youzhny mistimes his next shot and Murray has two break-points. He misses out on the first with a Youzhny volley winning the point, and the second goes begging as Murray hits a rash return that is a mile out. Youzhny takes on the line, it's out, he challenges, it's still out, and Murray has another break-point which he duly takes. Murray back in the set, but he'll still have to hold serve to prevent Youzhny from leveling. 
    7/1/2013 4:12:58 PM
  • *Murray v Youzhny: 1-0; 5-5
    The two come to the net again, and Youzhny just can't return high enough. The two exchange a 17 stroke rally and it ends with Youzhny hitting wide  left, and Murray finally hits an ace in the second set after a handful in the first. Another big serve, and Murray watches the return drop long as he now takes his third consecutive game.
    7/1/2013 4:17:30 PM
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