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Default Wimbledon 2012 Star Sports Live Steaming - ESPN STAR Sports Online Federer Vs Benneteau 29th June 2012

21.25: Well that's it from me on an incredible day at the All England Club. Thanks for following and remember to check back tomorrow for all the Wimbledon action from day six.

21.22: Huge applause for both players as they walk off - especially for Benneteau and rightly so.

Federer's next opponent is Xavier Malisse who came through in five sets against Fernando Verdasco today.

21.19: Roger Federer wins in five sets! Benneteau hits a return into the net and that's an easy hold to love for the Swiss star as he takes the final set 6-1. But that does not tell the whole story.

Federer was on the cusp of losing in four in the tie-break and he will have to improve if he wants to win a seventh Wimbledon title.

21.17: He certainly is mentally. Benneteau moves into a 30-0 lead but throws it all away as Federer wins the next four points to break again. The world No. 3 now serves for the match.

21.14: Federer races through to hold to love and Benneteau is again having treatment (massage) on his knee in between games. Is the Frenchman cracking physically as well as mentally? 4-1.

21.11: Injury or not, Federer is on top! At break point he fires Benneteau's serve right back down the line with an authoritative forehand to break and move 3-1 ahead.

21.08: And I'm glad I did because as Federer holds, the trainer is called on - who gives him a massage. I would have thought he would need more than that if he was injured.

21.06: Gamesmanship from Benneteau? As momentum swings towards Federer the Frenchman starts to feel a strain in his leg. It doesn't prevent him from serving an ace and closing the game to hold. I will give him the benefit of the doubt though.

21.04: From Sportsmail's Mike Dickson:

Federer fans can relax a bit, your man is clear faovurite now. Benneteau got tight on those big tiebreak backhands.

21.01: This is now the only game still going on at Wimbledon after Mayer survived a scare to defeat qualifier Janowicz 7-6 (7-5) 3-6 2-6 6-3 7-5.

Federer holds to move 1-0 ahead.

20.58: Both players need a visit to the rest room after that epic set. Needless to say the crowd are fully captivated inside Centre Court, but they are also still in huge numbers on Henman Hill.

20.54: Federer takes the fourth set! The Swiss forces Benneteau out wide who can only return a cross court shot into the net to make it 8-6 to the former champion. It's 2-2 and we will have a final-set decider.

20.53: Another set point for Federer as Benneteau fires over the baseline...Federer to serve...

20.52: And he holds as Federer returns a back hand low into the net.

20.50: A break a-piece takes us to 5-5, but Federer serves down the T to gain a set point. Benneteau to serve...

20.46: But Benneteau breaks straight back as Federer volleys into the net - he's done that so many times today. 3-3.

20.45: Mini-break Federer as he moves 3-2 ahead on the tie-break. Huge spine-tingly screams from the crowd. I can barely watch.

20.42: Federer, who has looked so comfortable on serve, manages to just squeeze through on deuce into a tie-break. Remember he got hammered on the second set one. If he loses this one he is out.

Through to the next round: Maria Kirilenko (right) defeated Sorana Cirstea to move into the fourth round

Through to the next round: Maria Kirilenko (right) defeated Sorana Cirstea to move into the fourth round

20.39: There are screams from the crowd at nearly every point now - especially when Federer falls 30-15 behind. The pressure ramps up even more though as we go into deuce...

20.36: But Benneteau returns the compliment and Federer is again serving to stay in the match. There is so much tension but incredibly a Mexican wave starts - that's one way to **** the atmosphere.

20.33: So Federer aims to avoid defeat as he...wait, he's already held. The world No.3 blitzes through serve to level at 5-5.

20.31: Big shock to complete the women's side of the draw for the day as qualifier Camila Giorgi records a 6-3 7-6 (8-6) victory over No. 20 seed Nadia Petrova.

Benneteau holds to move 5-4 ahead as Federer now serves to stay in the match.

20.28: Federer races 40-0 ahead, but despite Benneteau pulling a point back, the Swiss star holds with ease again. 4-4.

20.24: Benneteau's mini-revival continues as he comfortably holds to make it 4-3. One storming back hand winner into the corner from the Frenchman in that game as well.

20.20: But Federer holds with ease again, with a Benneteau return being so bad it hits the umpire's chair before bouncing back into the court - on the Frenchman's side though. Smiles all-round however, 3-3.

20.17: Three break points Federer...and he blows the lot of them! Benneteau fights back, winning five straight points to hold in deuce.

20.14: Minor upset has just come in as 26th seed Youzhny has recorded a 6-3 6-4 3-6 6-3 victory over eighth seed Tipsarevic.

20.11: Benneteau has upped his game again and hits some neat winners to hold for 2-1. The crowd are firmly behind Federer here - but that's probably because they want to get their money's worth.

20.06: It's 1-1 in the fourth set as Federer holds with a delicate drop shot - that's more like it, Roger.

20.01: Federer holds and with it takes the third set. A remarkable turnaround in fortunes there with Benneteau going slightly off the boil.

Fightback: Federer battled back to take the third set 6-2

Fightback: Federer battled back to take the third set 6-2

19.57: Gasquet has booked his fifth fourth round spot at Wimbledon after defeating Almagro 6-3 6-4 6-4.

19.54: A hold each from both players on Centre Court as Benneteau now serves to stay in the set at 5-1 down.

19.49: And make that 4-0 as the Swiss star stars to dominate this third set. Mayer leads Janowicz 5-3 in the fourth set on Court 12 and we are heading for a final-set decider there.

19.46: Has the real Federer arrived? He breaks Benneteau again to move 3-0 ahead but it's notable for the amount of mistakes the 29th seed is making now. Is the pressure getting to the Frenchman?

19.43: Kirilenko shows the seeds how it's done, with the No. 17 recording a 6-3 6-1 victory over Cirstea. She will face Peng in the fourth round.

19.40: After a bathroom break, and no doubt a long stare in the mirror, Federer comes out and immediately breaks Benneteau. He of course did this in the last set but was broken back straight away. Can the Swiss star hold out this time?

19.35: Utter disaster for Federer. He's been 2-0 down before but I've not seen him play this bad in a long, long time. In many ways it's very sad to see such a great of the game in a position of such trouble at this stage of the tournament.

19.32: Benneteau breaks again! Federer was all over the place in the tie-break - he was on the back-foot as soon as he was broken on the first point. More fist pumps from the Frenchman and a picture of dejection from the World No. 3.

19.29: From Sportsmail's Mike Dickson:

Andy Murray 3rd on Centre tomorrow after Serena Williams.

Familiar sight: Benneteau pumps his fist after winning a point against Federer

Familiar sight: Benneteau pumps his fist after winning a point against Federer

19.26: Benneteau holds! And that will be a crushing blow for Federer who meekly volleyed into the net to take us into a tie-break. I fancy the Frenchman here, that hold will give him so much confidence now.

19.23: This game has been going on for over 10 minutes now as Benneteau nets to set up set point for the Swiss maestro. The Frenchman responds by firing his seventh ace down the T.

Federer though grabs his third set point with a superb return on the next serve.

19.20: Benneteau all of a sudden is in massive trouble. He double faults to set up deuce, before hitting an easy smash into the net to hand Federer set point.

The Frenchman recovers though to fire a superb winner into the corner to bring us back to deuce.

19.16: Sets are being won left, right and centre; Janowicz holds for 6-2 against Mayer, Gasquet wins the second set 6-4 against Almagro to go 2-0 up, while Kirilenko is keeping her cool as the 17th seed wins the first set 6-3 against Cirstea.

19.12: Make that 5-2 to Janowicz as he beaks Mayer again - he is now serving for the third set. Federer meanwhile holds to move 6-5 ahead.

19.09: Youzhny takes the second set 6-4 against Tipsarevic as he moves 2-0 ahead. While Janowicz has broken Mayer on Court 12 - the Pole leads 4-2.

19.05: By the skin of his teeth Federer holds, but it's Benneteau who is playing the box-office tennis here. The Frenchman is playing full of confidence and is constantly on the attack.

19.00: Deadlocked at 4-4 on Centre Court. Federer takes the Benneteau serve to deuce but the Frenchman comfortably holds from there. The Swiss lost his serve at this stage of the first set.

18.55: Mayer has been pulled back by qualifier Janowicz as the 31st seed loses the second set 6-3. It's 1-1 in the third there.

On top: Julien Benneteau took the first set against Roger Federer

On top: Julien Benneteau took the first set against Roger Federer

18.52: Benneteau has given more fist pumps than Tim Henman used to back in the day - but he has every reason to as he earns another break-point.

Federer responds to take the game to deuce before holding out to move 4-3 ahead.

18.48: That's better from the six-time champion as he holds to love. Meanwhile Richard Gasquet wins the first set against Nicolas Almagro 6-3.

18.45: On this evidence you would say Benneteau is the third best player in the world as he holds to love to level at 2-2. Federer really looks below-par today.

18.43: ANOTHER SEED BITES THE DUST. Verdasco is sent packing by Malisse as the Belgian wins the fifth set 6-3 against the 17th seed.

18.40: No time to relax for Federer though who immediately offers Benneteau two break points. The Swiss star saves them both but a couple of howlers from the World No. 3 means the Frenchman breaks straight back in deuce. 2-1.

18.34: The women are back in action on Court 18 as 17th seed Maria Kirilenko takes on Sorana Cirstea.

Mixed conditions: Wimbledon saw rain and sunshine on day five

Mixed conditions: Wimbledon saw rain and sunshine on day five

18.31: Positive start from Federer as he holds serve and earns a break point on the Benneteau serve. But the Swiss stumbles to fire low into the net - bringing the game to deuce.

The former world No. 1 loses another break point in deuce but he takes advantage of the Frenchman's slip to make it third time lucky and move 2-0 ahead.

Benneteau looked hurt, but there is warm applause from the crowd as he gets back to his feet.

18.26: Good and bad news for Mayer. The German takes the first-set tie-break 7-5 against Janowicz but is already 2-0 down in the second.

Elsewhere 26th seed Mikhail Youzhny is on his way to a minor upset (well he's made a start) as he takes the first set 6-3 against eighth seed Janko Tipsarevic.

18.23: Istomin makes history on Court 18 as he becomes the first man from Uzbekistan into the fourth round after beating Falla 3-1, taking the fourth-set tie-break 7-5.

18.21: Brutal Benneteau cruises into three set-points, but Federer rallies as he hits a back-hand with postage stamp accuracy into the corner, before the Frenchman fires into the net.

Benneteau holds his nerve and his serve though to take the first set.

18.17: First blood Benneteau as Federer fires into the net and falls 5-4 behind. The Frenchman is now serving for the first set.

18.13: Some tie-break action on Court 12 as 31st seed Florian Mayer takes on takes on qualifier Jerzy Janowicz. Still with serve on Centre Court but Benneteau has a break point at 4-4...

18.08: Fallas saves a match-point in the fourth set against Istomin, as the match moves into a tie-break. Federer holds again to move 4-3 ahead - the opening exchanges have been very close on Centre Court.

18.04: It's no easy ride for Federer so far against the world No. 32, as the Frenchman performs a deft drop shot to level up at 3-3.

Fan favourite: Former champion Roger Federer faced Julien Benneteau on Centre Court

Fan favourite: Former champion Roger Federer faced Julien Benneteau on Centre Court

17.59: No women's action on court at the moment but from news in the men's section. Verdasco has hit back against Malisse to take the fourth set 6-4 and set up a final set-decider.

17.54: It's with serve on Centre Court - which despite the sunny afternoon still has its roof closed. Federer 2-1 up.

17.49: Some breathing problems for Zvonareva means she has had to retire in her match against Clijsters. The score was 3-6 3-4. Big shame for the Russian but health comes first especially when it comes to breathing.

17.44: History will be made on Court 18 as Alejandro Falla (Colombia) and Denis Istomin (Uzbekistan) battle for a place in the fourth round. The unseeded duo are looking to become the first players from their respective countries to reach that stage of Wimbledon. It's 2-1 to the Uzbek with the fourth set locked at 4-4.

17.41: A ding-dong battle between Verdasco and Malisse. The Belgian took the third set 6-1 but is a break down in the fourth as the 17th seed moves 3-1 ahead.

17.38: Two legends up next. On court, Roger Federer gets a great reception from the Wimbledon crowd on Centre Court as he faces Julien Benneteau. But in commentary we have Barry Davies - still the best commentator out there in any sport.

17.33: Radwanska spoke to the BBC after the match:

'It wasn't an easy match, she played some good stuff in the second set so I had to fully concentrate. I'm confident she can improve - she is still young and will improve with more match experience.'

Pole-axed: Agnieszka Radwanska recorded a 6-0 6-2 victory over Britain's Heather Watson

Pole-axed: Agnieszka Radwanska recorded a 6-0 6-2 victory over Britain's Heather Watson

17.30: That took 55 minutes but there has been an even quicker match. Shuai Peng has defeated Arantxa Rus in 48 minutes 6-1 6-2. Kerber is also through after beating McHale 6-2 6-3.

17.27: Radwanska takes the game though and with it the match. Watson will be disappointed she couldn't compete more but Radwanska's s**** was for all to see. Such brillaint control of the ball from the Pole as she wins 6-0 6-2.

17.24: The latter half of this match has seen a more honest account of Watson but she falls match point down to Radwanska on serve.

But she isn't beat yet. The Pole plays a great drop shot but the Brit hits a fantastic winner on the return. Deuce.

17.21: Ever see those sets where no-one can hold their serve? Well this is the opposite to one of those.

Radwanksa looks like she is going to hold to love again, but Watson wins the next point before being unfortunate to net in a well contested rally. Watson now serves to stay in the match.

17.18: Watson looks a little more relaxed now she has a game under her belt and she is playing some good stuff. With more power in her shots she again holds to love as Radwanska nets. 4-2.

17.15: Radwanska isn't too pleased with losing her perfect match and responds with her own hold to love. It's now 4-1 and the finishing line is in sight for the Pole.

17.12: Wow, where did that come from?! Watson holds to love, finishing with a 103mph serve down the centre. Hopefully that will have relaxed our Heather now, even if she is 3-1 down in the second.

17.09: We looked to be heading for a third deuce, but after Watson forces Radwanska out wide she volleys a simple shot wide across court.

Watson reacts by slamming her racket down in frustration as she falls 3-0 behind.

17.07: Suddenly the Wimbledon crowd comes alive a Watson earns a break-point. Sadly though Radwanska's serve down the T is too powerful and Watson's return sails wide. Deuce.

17.04: You feel for Watson here, moments after going 30-30 with a fantastic backhand down the line, she fires a forehand wide at the net to hand Radwanska a break point.

Watson's accuracy again goes missing as she fires long over the baseline to fall 2-0 behind.

17.01: More good news for the Belgians as Verdasco has been pegged back by Malisse, with the latter winning the tie-break to make it 1-1 in sets. Clijsters also takes the first set against Zvonareva 6-3.

16.59: Radwanska does it again as she plays a perfect drop shot before lobbing Watson's return. Very little the Brit can do against s**** like that unfortunately as the Pole goes 1-0 up on serve.

Bad start: Watson lost the first set to Radwanska 6-0

Bad start: Watson lost the first set to Radwanska 6-0

16.56: Quick update elsewhere. Eighth seed Angelique Kerber has taken the first set against 28th seed Christina McHale 6-2. The winner of that match will face either Clijsters or Zvonareva, with the Belgian 5-3 up.

16.53: Three set points for Radwanska already as she continues to dismantle the Watson serve. She only needs one too as Watson fires into the net to lose the first set in 24 minutes.

16.50. Watson isn't helping herself with some needless errors as Radwanska moves 5-0 ahead, but there were signs of improvements in that last game as she serves to stay in the set.

16.46: Frustration from Watson as she hits a long forehand, but two unforced errors in a row from Radwanska take her serve to deuce. The Pole looks absolutely disgusted with herself.

16.43: Brilliant from Radwanska. She has Watson chasing to the net for a drop shot before lobbing her with the next shot.

The world No.3 is making this look effortless as she breaks to love and moves 4-0 ahead. Watson looks a little shell-shocked out here.

16.41: Fernando Vadasco has had a tougher second set against Xavier Malisse. The 17th seed has been taken to a tie-break after winning the first set 6-1.

Reach out: Heather Watson faced world No. 3 Agnieszka Radwanska on Centre Court

Reach out: Heather Watson faced world No. 3 Agnieszka Radwanska on Centre Court

16.38: Not even 10 minutes gone and Radwanska is 3-0 up. To be fair to the Pole she is hitting the ball well and is getting down low on the baseline to hit some impressive shots.

16.35: Not so encouraging. Watson is already a break down after Radwanska takes apart her serve with ease to move 2-0 ahead.

16.30: Encouraging start From Watson. She takes the Radwanska serve to deuce with some excellent winners but ultimately fails to break as an ambitious lob flies too far over the baseline.

16.26: Time for a quick update elsewhere, Kim Clijsters, who is unseeded is 3-0 up in the first set against 12th seed Vera Zvonareva.

16.21: Here comes Watson then, she could become the British No.1 if she wins today. But standing in her way is world No.3, Agnieszka Radwanska. She's up against it in other words.

16.18: So he faces his compatriot Troicki in the fourth round, but up next, Heather Watson is on Centre Court. Our Heather of course is the last remaining British woman in the draw.

16.15: A thumbs up from the world No. 1 on victory and he is given a round of applause as he leaves the court with Stepanek...via a few autographs.

16.13: Djokovic is bouncing around the court like a child dizzy on lemonade and grabs three match points after hitting an unstoppable volley at the net. He only needs one as he hits a back-hand across court and wraps up a 4-6 6-2 6-2 6-2 victory.

16.10: Stepanek serves to stay in the championships and does so with ease, the only problem is now Djokovic is serving for the match and a place in the fourth round...

16.07: An epic game on Cente Court, where after 10 deuces Stepanek finally gets on the scoreboard in the set. Djokovic wastes no time in holding though to go within a game of the fourth round.

16.04: There has been a minor upset in the Men's singles with Viktor Troicki the first man through to the fourth round after defeating 15th seed Juan Monaco 7-5 7-5 6-3. His reward? A likely meeting with Djokovic.

16.01: Djokovic meanwhile is as good as through to the fourth round as he leads Stepanek 4-0.

Comfortably through: Maria Sharapova reacts after booking a place in the fourth round

Comfortably through: Maria Sharapova reacts after booking a place in the fourth round

15.56: Sharapova comes good when it matters, breaking Hsieh in the final game to take the second set 6-4, and her place in the fourth round. Stepanek meanwhile will be lucky to win a game in this set, he trails 4-0 now and is clearly toiling.

15.55: Jamie Murray and doubles partner Eric Butorac have lost in straight sets to experienced Frenchmen Arnaud Clement and Michael Lodra.

15.50: Djokovic will be here for a second week then as he stretches his lead to 3-0. Stepanek has run his race. And lost. His volleying, at one point so solid, has deserted him.

15.42: Same old story in this fourth, and I reckon final, set as Djokovic breaks in the first game. On the other show court, with no roof, Sharapova has clawed back the break and is level at 4-4.

15.38: Djokovic doesn't need a second invitation to take the third set. He serves it out comfortably 6-2 and will be keen to get a move on with the fourth and seal his place in the next round.

15.30: Sharapova is a break down on Court 1 in the second set against Su-Wei Hsieh. Be a major, major, major shock if the Russian was to lose.

15.25: Stepanek does manage to get on the board at 4-1 but Djokovic is imperious on serve and is one game away from a two sets to one lead.

15.20: Sabine Lisicki is through to the fourth round after a 7-6 (7-5) 1-6 6-2 win over Sloane Stepehens

15.17: Stepanek will not give in however and battles his way to a break point, but can't convert and Djokovic is 4-0 up.

Good effort: Radek Stepanek has battled hard on Centre Court against Novak Djokovic

Good effort: Radek Stepanek has battled hard on Centre Court against Novak Djokovic

15.11: I feel for Stepanek, I do. Without using the most over-used word this week (brave), he has been impressive but just doesn't have enough. I guess that's why he's always been hovering below the elite, knocking on the door but now quite having the ability to step over the threshold. He now trails 3-0 after another break.

15.08: Sharapova has eased to the first set, taking it 6-1. She will be tough to beat as she bids to follow up her win at the French Open.

15.05: I'm afraid any hopes of an upset here are fading quickly. Djokovic has broken in the first game of the third set and could well be strolling towards the fourth round.

14.55: No danger of Djokovic blowing it here, he eases to the game, and the second set. All level on Centre. Meanwhile, Sharapova is 3-1 up on Court 1.

14.50: This set is heading for a rapid conclusion as Djokovic races to 0-40 on Stepanek's serve and, despite dropping the next two points, takes the game to lead 5-2.

Russian rhythm: Maria Sharapova has established an early lead on Court 1

Russian rhythm: Maria Sharapova has established an early lead on Court 1

14.45: Djokovic doesn't have it all his own way at 3-2 as he falls 30-40 behind before delivering a well-timed ace. Points are traded, and another break point squandered, before Djokovic finally re-establishes his two-game lead.

14.40: Other than losing the first game, Stepanek has maintained his level of performance. I am loving his play at the net, a throw back to years gone by, and he's being rewarded as he keeps tabs on Djokovic.

14.35: Stepanek does manage to get on the board for the set to trail 2-1 but it looks like it will be a while before he gets another look in on Djokovic's serve. He holds to love for 3-1.

14.30: In the middle of that excitement, Sam Querrey battled to an impressive win over Milos Raonic on Court 1, winning 6-7 (3-7) 7-6 (9-7) 7-6 (10-8) 6-4.

Pure delight: Sam Querrey won through after four tough sets against Milos Raonic

Pure delight: Sam Querrey won through after four tough sets against Milos Raonic

14.20: Business as usual in the second set as Djokovic finds himself with two break points and this time, at long last, he takes advantage to get off to a flyer. Fewer problems for the Serb on his serve though as he takes a 2-0 lead.

14.15: Well, well, well. Stepanek has played us all for fools. After struggling through, he suddenly finds himself with three set points as Djokovic falters badly. He then gets a second serve and the Serb is drawn into the net before putting a volley long. Are we witnessing another huge shock on Centre Court?

14.05: After another comfortable hold from Djokovic and again we see tenacity in abundance from Stepanek. I hate to repeat myself, again, but he isn't half working hard for these games. He concedes break points yet again but climbs out of the hole yet again to maintain the advantage. Why can't he start these games as he finishes them.

14.00: We do have play elsewhere and there is an intriguing match on Court 1 with Milos Raonic taking on Sam Querrey. The latter leads by two sets to one but the American has the break in the fourth. One to watch, that.

No worries: Andy Murray enjoys a practice session ahead of his third round match on Saturday

No worries: Andy Murray enjoys a practice session ahead of his third round match on Saturday

13.55: There's a pattern developing here... can you spot it? Djokovic has no problem holding serve before putting Stepanek under immense pressure. The Czech certainly won't be overawed by playing on Centre but it's difficult to see how he can trouble the favourite on a regular and sustained basis. Again he's taken to deuce, in part to his own errors, but one thing he does possess is a mean serve-volley. He comes up with another neat play to grab the advantage and after losing it once, he gets it back and converts for 4-3.

13.40: Djokovic is wasting no time on his serve here, clearly he's got a hot date later on this afternoon. Stepanek then looks to be having an easier time as he moves 40-15 in front but he's soon pegged back before conceding a break point. He saves and some impressive serve-volleying gets him through. Impressed by his doggedness but how long can he keep this up?

13.30: A more comfortable hold for Djokovic before the defending champion puts more pressure on his opponent who is being made to work very hard to hold, but he does. Just.

13.25: He is immediately taken to deuce but manages to keep himself together to take the first game. If that's a sign of things to come, the Czech veteran could be in for a long (short?) afternoon.

13.20: Stepanek, the oldest man left in the draw at 33, gets us going...

13.10: Djokovic and Stepanek are heading on to Centre Court.

13.00: Hearing play well get underway in about 20 minutes.

12.50: In fact, the roof is being closed on Centre. That should take about half an hour.

Here comes the champ: Novak Djokovic takes to Centre Court to face Radek Stepanek

Here comes the champ: Novak Djokovic takes to Centre Court to face Radek Stepanek

12.40: I have an update... but it's bad news. The rain is back and the covers are on. We should at least have action from Centre Court from 1pm, rain or shine.

12.30: Play on the show courts is scheduled to start in just over 25 minutes. I'll bring you the latest from the outside courts as soon as I can.

12.20: Interesting quotes from Nadal on last night's match. Asked if Rosol got under his skin, he replied: 'Any answer from me will sound like an excuse. I know what happened out there but that's all I want to say.' Intriguing...

12.15: Play could be imminent again as the covers are coming off the outside courts.

12.10: In the women's draw, Maria Sharapova will no doubt be at her noisy best when she faces Su-Wei Hsieh while Kim Clijsters plays in what could be her last Wimbledon match later on Court 1. Of course, we've been saying that all week as the Belgian will bow out of the sport (again) after the US Open in September. She takes on 12th seed Vera Zvonareva.

Busy day ahead: There are a host of big names in action as Wimbledon enters a fifth day

Busy day ahead: There are a host of big names in action as Wimbledon enters a fifth day

12.05: Federer meanwhile plays Julien Benneteau who has a losing record (6-8) at Wimbledon and again, will surely be cast aside by the Swiss star.

12.00: Of course, Murray will still likely have to beat Djokovic or Federer if he is to win the title and both are in action today. The world No 1 takes on Radek Stepanek who, while experienced and dogged, doesn't have the weapons to trouble the Serb.

11.50: Despite losing to a rank outsider, Nadal claims his defeat was no tragedy here.

11.45: Turns out the rain was closer than expected. Play has been suspended.

11.40: Heather Watson would be the first British woman to reach the fourth round since 1998 if she can overcome Radwanska today. The Pole has already won three titles this year though and says grass is her favourite surface. That does not bode well.

Rain is here: The covers are on at Wimbledon (above) but some fans are smiling regardless (below)

Rain is here: The covers are on at Wimbledon (above) but some fans are smiling regardless (below)

Fans at Wimbledon

11.35: Rain is expected again this evening but we should be ok for this afternoon's session.

11.30: We have had some rain at Wimbledon today and the covers were down, but they're off now and play is set to begin on the outside courts shortly.

11.25: Can Heather Watson be a Brit special again today? She is second on Centre and takes on the third seed Agnieszka Radwanska.

11.20: Back to today's action and there is plenty to keep you entertained. Defending champion Novak Djokovic and six-time winner Roger Federer are both in third-round action on Centre Court while Maria Sharapova continues her quest to win her second Wimbledon crown on Court No 1.

11.15: After his defeat, Karlovic claimed he was cheated by the Centre Court line judges after they called 11 foot faults during the match. Read about that here.

Smiles better: Laura Robson (left) is in singles action today after teaming up with Laura Robson yesterday

Smiles better: Laura Robson (left) is in singles action today after teaming up with Laura Robson yesterday

11.10: Nadal's defeat, of course, opens the draw up for our very own Andy Murray who beat giant Croat Ivo Karlovic in four sets.

11.05: Unless you've been hiding in a cave in the middle of a desert, you'll know that the world No 2 and former champion Rafael Nadal was knocked out in stunning fashion by little known Czech player Lukas Rosol on Centre Court last night.

It was a quite breathtaking performance from the world No 100, who was playing just his second match on grass. Ever. And you can read about it here.

11.00: Good morning tennis fans and welcome to Sportsmail's coverage of the fifth day of this year's Wimbledon Championships.

Czech mate: Lukas Rosol was in sensational form to beat Rafael Nadal on day four

Czech mate: Lukas Rosol was in sensational form to beat Rafael Nadal on day four


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