Little and large
Israel’s Dudi Sela, who is ranked 90th in the world, got the better of American 23rd seed John Isner in a five-set thriller, despite being over a foot shorter than his 6-foot-10 opponent.
Dive of his life
Grigor Dimitrov sealed his victor y over Marcos Baghdatis with a spectacular diving volley. “The last point was j ust great,” the Bulgarian 13 th seed said. “You dive and you pray.”
Feeling the heat
As temperatures hit 30 C in south-west London, a female spectator collapsed in the stands on Court Three during Ernests Gulbis’ victory over Juan Martin del Potro, holding up play for 25 minutes while paramedics waited for a stretcher.
Middletons en masse
In the posh seats on Centre Court on Thursday were Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the chairman of Paris Saint-Germain soccer club; Roger Federer’s parents; top chef Michel Roux; Australian tennis great Rod Laver, and former British finance minister George Osborne.
Meanwhile the Middleton family have been getting their customary red-carpet treatment. Prince William’s wife Kate, aka the Duchess of Cambridge, was in the royal box on Monday; her brother James and sister Pippa were there on Wednesday; while her parents, Michael and Carole Middleton, completed the set on Thursday.