The usually reliable forecasts about weather during Wimbledon went wrong completely on Friday even as Roger Federer breezed into second week on the grass court of Wimbledon in a smooth fashion.
The All England Club opened its gates for the spectators on Friday with a booming announcement from the PA alerting them from “heavy thundery showers” for the day.
A major number of the 15,000 Centre Court ticket holders welcomed the news very happily and wished that they were among the first to see a very competitive match under a roof that costs a million pound.
According to sources, Roger Federer was also expecting to test his skills under a translucent 1000-tonne concertina structure, but fate had different plans. Roger Federer took over the 27th seed Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany in a 6-3 6-2 6-7 6-1 victory in the third round of Wimbledon 2009.
Even though he had dropped his first set at the tournament at the start of this year, the signs have been positive for this five-time former champion. There seem to be no one to prevent this second seed from reaching his seventh successive final in south-west London.