Wimblemedia is TTI’s daily London wrap-up with all the fun and entertaining moments of the day. Or rather — all the wacky moments — of the day. #firstwednesday
London’s boilingEmbed from Getty Images
Wednesday was the hottest day in the history of all July 1st’s in Great Britain — and thus Wimbledon history. With temperatures exceeding 35°C, players, spectators and officials all tried to deal with the conditions as best as possible.
During the match between John Isner and Matthew Ebden on Court 6, a ball boy collapsed but luckily he was much better soon afterwards. For much of the day, most of the players spent changeovers with ice towels wrapped around them.
Good news: it’s going to cool down over the course of the next few days.
Bad news: there’s a good chance Wimbledon will need its roof.
♫♫ Blame it on the weatherman…
Johanna Larsson’s magic trick
No one should be making that shot. Ever. Just ridiculous.
*pulls rabbit out of hat*
Aussies on 18, oi oi oi!
Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic won their second round matches out on Court 18. Weirdly enough, both Australians struggled with the heat in the opening set but they ended up celebrating straight-set wins. Tomic then thanked the crowd for their support, particularly the loud (and at times incredibly annoying) Fanatics™.
Kyrgios delivered yet another outstanding show full of flashy shot-making, monologues and interesting conversations with the umpire.
….I got nothing
Tommy Haas exits Wimbledon
The 37-year-old German might have gotten blitzed in the first set of his encounter with last year’s semifinalist Milos Raonic — but he put up a veritable fight in the last two sets and can leave Wimbledon 2015 with his head held high.
And who knows — maybe his plans to return in 2016 might just pan out, particularly if he treats his racket as well as this:
Venus out-steadies in-form Putintseva
The evening encounter between Venus Williams and Yulia Putintseva was certainly one one of the most entertaining and contrasting matches of the day. Unsurprisingly, the Kazakh was on-form when it came to reactions, celebrations and aggravations — but she also made the American play some really good tennis.
In the next round Venus Williams will meet “handy” Serb Aleksandra Krunic, who flew into the third round after hitting 59 winners in a three-set win against No. 19 Sara Errani.
SW19 on fire
To finish the day, Centre Court had to be evacuated due to a reportedly small fire inside the complex. If that doesn’t cement the first Wednesday of Wimbledon 2015 to be the hottest day on record….
*shows self out*
You couldn’t make it up.