2009 Wimbledon Semifinals October 09 2013

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Looks like the semifinals are set for the 2009 Wimbledon Grand Slam. American Andy Roddick beat Aussie Lleyton Hewitt in a five set grind out match that lasted nearly four hours. Meanwhile, Andy Murray is bidding to become the first British man to make the Wimbledon finals since 1938. He'll be facing Roddick in the semifinals.

 

On the other side of the bracket, Roger Federer beat Andre the Giant look alike Ivo Karlovic in straight sets 6-3, 7-5, 7-6(3). If Federer takes the 2009 Grand Slam, he will surpass Pete Sampras in career Grand Slam championships. This will arguably cement him as the best tennis player of all time. Still, everyone knows who the crowd favorite will be. Brits everywhere will be cheering on 26 year old Andy Murray when he plays Andy Roddick on Centre Court. Time will only tell whether Murray's strong play and home court advantage will be enough to take him past Roddick and potentially Federer or Haas in the 2009 Wimbledon Grand Slam.

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On a lighter note, the 2009 Wimbledon tournament played host to some funny courtside events, including the one on the video below.

 

This collision between player Michael Llodra and a courtside ball girl made headlines all across England. For a sport that takes everything a little too seriously, this crash encounter adds a little humor to the 2009 play. Take a gander at the clip below to see it for yourself:

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