just wanna tell people that i feel so proud of richard today !!!!
he came from 2-5 behind in the 3rd set (after losing the 1st and then winning back the 2nd set) to win 7-5 in the 3rd... it was originally scheduled for an outside court but the swedish girl svensson took ages to finish her singles match so she couldn't start her scheduled doubles match on centre court... so they rescheduled richard v lars final men's qualie match there....
i was on court for the last few games.... by then the centre court was almost full of people, and man, it's the olympic stadium and almost everyone was going 'richard! richard!' to cheer him on. there was a single high-pitch kid's voice going 'go germany' (perhaps the german name was too hard to say)... and a bloke got sick of him/her so he went 'GO FRANCE!!!!' to answer the poor kid..... lol
oh well, poor lars, losing a match like that, ha! but sydney loves a fighter and we love richard and it's a great win for him. it will be a very competitive field in the main draw..... good luck !!!!
(btw the fastest serve was richard's 203kph.... i was the one doing the radar gun
(bbtw, juan carlos finally turned up late this afternoon for a stroll around the courts)