Day 3 is affectionately known as ‘Knockout Wednesday.’ Today, it started out more like ‘Washout Wednesday’ as prolonged rain ended play in the morning and a few showers coupled with cool windy conditions threatened to hamper the schedule, but the show went on.
Tournament director Paul Hutchins had kindly organised a visit to the player’s lounge by the Wimbledon Museum staff, and they managed to fill the gap in play allowing the courts to dry up while the competitors kept entertained with a fun, interactive and informative presentation about Wimbledon’s rich history.
By the end of play 21 Counties were still represented in the boy’s and girl’s main draw singles with Kent, Staffordshire and Sussex leading the way with 2 boy’s and 1 girl representing their Counties and still going strong at HSBC Road to Wimbledon and still in with a chance of winning the title on Saturday.
Out of all the top seeds only one would not be present in Round 2 and that was Northamptonshire’s second seed Joe Tyler who retired due to illness.
Tomorrow the boys and girls will be competing in two rounds of matches, and a doubles match for those still in both events, and by Thursday evening we should be down to the last four in all four singles tournaments.