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.

  • Some of you do reckon that Robson could win today...



    While some of you still aren't too hopeful.
    ..

    7/1/2013 12:09:13 PM
  • Right then, here we go. The biggest match in Robson's very short career is ready to get underway. Will she triumph yet again? We're about to find out. Kanepi to serve first...
    7/1/2013 12:10:17 PM
  • Robson v Kanepi*: 0-1

    Kanepi reels off a couple of powerful serves early on that has Robson beat, but she does well to fight back to 30-30. A double fault from Kanepi bring deuce, but again her serve bails her out. Robson hits long and Kanepi holds serve, but Robson pushed her a little there.

    7/1/2013 12:13:56 PM
  • *Robson v Kanepi: 1-1

    Robson rattles through her first game producing her own powerful serves. That will lift a lot of the nerves she undoubtedly will have had walking out on court. She takes the game to-love.

    7/1/2013 12:17:15 PM
  • Robson v Kanepi*: 1-2
    Kanepi is having a few issues with her first serve, and Robson is using it to attack every one of her second serves. She again forces deuce with a fantastic return, and holds her first break-point when Kanepi hits into the net, but she can't take it. Robson comes into the net but her opponent reads it well and plays a two-handed backhand past her to move to advantage. Robson returns wide and Kanepi holds again.
    7/1/2013 12:21:03 PM
  • Just before we got underway, I had a little look at the poll. Seems I may have triggered a bit of support, bringing the support for a Robson and Murray double up to 48%, with the other 52% still backing Kanepi.
    7/1/2013 12:22:26 PM
  • *Robson v Kanepi: 2-2
    Robson loses the first point after a long rally when she hits it into the net, but she responds with her first ace of the game. Her next two serves are unreturned from Kanepi, and she fires the next one long to give Robson the game to 15.
    7/1/2013 12:24:45 PM
  • Robson v Kanepi*: 2-3
    Kanepi is definitely having some issues here. Another double fault and a few iffy second serves gives Robson a chance at 30-30. She makes an error though, and then a challenge on Kanepi's serve proves in vain as she holds serve again.
    7/1/2013 12:28:40 PM
  • *Robson v Kanepi: 0-1; 3-2
    That was a loud one. One of the line-judges makes herself known with a call of "OUT!" that brings out a few laughs. Meanwhile on court, Robson is having to work for it, but she holds strong and leads the set again.
    7/1/2013 1:20:09 PM
  • David Ferrer has fought back to lead 2 sets to 1 against Ivan Dogid, while Serena Williams is about to take the second set to level. What panic, eh?
    7/1/2013 1:21:16 PM
  • Robson v Kanepi*: 0-1; 3-3
    Kanepi's not hanging around, and she quickly rattles off a love-game in what felt like under a minute. Robson shreaks in disgust but the pressure is definitely on here.
    7/1/2013 1:22:38 PM
  • *Robson v Kanepi: 0-1; 4-3
    The crowd are doing their best to get behind Robson and it's her serve that responds to get her to 30-15. She hits into the net though before she hits long with Kanepi beat to give her another break-point, but another ace brings up deuce. Kanepi sends Robson wide and she can't make it to reach another break-point, but it's ANOTHER ace, and she finally gets Kanepi running to move to advantage. Kanepi hits a wild shot long and Robson holds. A really important hold for Robson you feel.
    7/1/2013 1:27:00 PM
  • Mixed emotions being expressed during the game...


    7/1/2013 1:28:09 PM
  • 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
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