I'M hoping everyone at home is as excited about the upcoming clash between young Australian Nick Kygrios and top seed Raphel Nadal. I can't wait.
Again weather hampered the schedule on Monday, but there were still some interesting matches played, with Eugenie Bouchard defeating Alice Cornet - the conquerer of Serena Williams, Now she faces Maria Sharapova. What a match that will be.
Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka, Felicino Lopez and Grigor Dimitrov all came through, as he did Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua, and Chris Guccione and Lleyton Hewitt in doubles matches.
Despite the all white rule, Wilfred Tsonga wore black underpants - and got away with it without being taken to task.
Andy Murray's mother, Judy, is on the list to be in Strictly Dancing. Lots of talk about that.
I was fortunate to be in the Royal Box on Monday. Illie Nastase dressed in his honorary General’s uniform complete with ribbons, I asked what the ribbons represented. He just laughed, saying his only victories came on the tennis court. He is now a Senator in the Romanian Parliament. Ion Tiriac, the former coach of Boris Becker and Guillermo Vilas and promoter of the Madrid tournament, was also present.
I was privileged to speak with the Duke of Kent about the old days - the time his mother presented me with my singles trophy and his wife with my women's doubles trophy. He did remind of just how long ago it was. Too long!
JUDY (Tegart) Dalton was a singles finalist at Wimbledon in 1968 and women's doubles champion at Wimbledon in 1969. She was also a two-time Wimbledon mixed doubles finalist.