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Wimbledon, Day 5: Laura Robson and Andy Murray keep the British hope alive

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It was a pretty good Friday at Wimbledon for the locals, with both Laura Robson and Andy Murray advancing to the third and fourth rounds, respectively.

Robson was able to take out Mariana Duque-Marino in straight sets to advance to the third round at Wimbledon for the first time in her career, while Murray disposed of Tommy Robredo 6-2, 6-4, 7-5 to get to the round of 16.

It was a second round match between Grigor Dimitrov and Grega Zemlja that was easily the match of the day, going five sets, lasting more than four hours and giving us a 96 minute fifth set that ended with Zemlja beating Dimitrov 11-9 to advance to the third round.

The match was intended to complete on Thursday, but rain pushed the finale to Friday with Zemlja up 9-8, where weather again interrupted play. Dimitrov saved a handful of match points and after going down 0-30 on his own serve he wasn't able to recover, giving the match to Zemlja.

The match ended with the two combining for 114 winners to just 69 unforced errors.

Jerzy Janowicz, the 24th ranked player in the men's draw, smashed 30 aces to take out No. 15 Nicolas Almagro 7-6 (8), 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the fourth round of Wimbledon.

The 22-year-old Janowicz has never advanced past the third round at a Grand Slam, but his ability to overpower Almagro has him in the round of 16 to face Jurgen Melzer, a player nine years his senior, in the next round.

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This kid might not be the next Francis Bacon (no relation), but the stick figure of Murray might be my favorite picture of the entire week. Now that is a fan that wants to see Murray finally win Wimbledon.

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Hey, that's ... that's a famous tennis player in the stands of a famous tennis tournament! Yep, Maria Sharapova, despite her second round loss, was in the stands rooting on boyfriend Grigor Dimitrov, who lost in our Match of the Day.

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I don't hate the guys for the panchos during the rain, but those hats? They aren't doing anything to keep the water out of their face. At least the middle guy could be an extra in a Spiderman movie.

Weather halted play at Wimbledon, so Petra Kvitova and Ekaterina Makarova will have to resume their match that Makarova up 2-1 in the final set.

American Sloane Stephens will also have to resume her match that got suspended with both her and Petra Cetkovska taking a set apiece.

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