LiveBehind-the-scenes action from day 8 of the Wimbledon championships

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Everything has calmed down now after that big news.

So I'm going to get some food and head home after that.

Hope you've enjoyed the blog so far.

If you missed last week's, here it is.

I'll be back tomorrow.


What's amazing about the photo on the official Wimbledon feed, below, is the background.

Check out the match officials and ball boy.

Both doing what they are supposed to be doing, despite the scenes in front of them.

Very professional.

I think I would at least crack a smile.


One of the more unusual responses to Kyrgios' win, but one of my favourite:


Unbelievable scenes tonight as Nadal is knocked out of Wimbledon!

Murray Mound is alive with people cheering on the underdog Nick Kyrgios ranked 144th in the world apparently.

Nobody could believe their eyes as it unfolded on the big screen.


It would be great to get onto Centre Court this evening.

The big games tend to be full, but let's see what happens.

Will update later.

In case you missed my coverage yesterday, here it is.


Good to see the stars enjoying themselves behind the scenes too.


I heard on my journey to Wimbledon that Sharapova has been knocked out of the running by Angelique Kerber.

I'm surprised, especially since Martina Hingis tipped her to win, as so many people have.

There's always next year.

Transport of choice today was local bus services - cheaper and less busy than the shuttle bus from the station, I should have done this earlier.

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The number 93 goes through Wimbledon to the Village.

Payment by Oyster card is much cheaper, and it goes pretty much the same route.

It's great to see the sun shining again after such a wet evening yesterday.

Let's hope it stays like this for the rest of the week!


Game for a laugh: In homage to tennis photography, here are some of the funny facial expressions captured this week at the championships.

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History is being made every day. What an exciting place to be!


Is this the most unusual Wimbledon haircut?


I hadn't realised the balls used for Centre Court are stored underneath. Here's the proof:


It takes a lot of work to get the courts looking perfect every day.


Spare a thought for people camping in Wimbledon Park to get tickets.


I met a few of them at the start of last week.


The good news for anyone soaked in Wimbledon yesterday, is that the risk of showers is much lower today. Let's hope some of the cancelled matches, such as Martina Hingis, who I had the luck to rally with at the weekend, can be played.

There are thousands of people working behind-the-scenes at the tennis championships.

From catering to security to press.

One of hundreds of photographers is Ben Mole, who gets exclusive access to all courts, including Centre Court, to take pictures of the tennis stars in action.

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Ben Mole outside Centre Court.

It seems like there is a pecking order between photographers.

It is certainly the case of who gets there first gets the best spot, which is opposite the umpire's chair on the side of the court apparently.

They get the best view.

Send me your pictures of you and your family enjoying the tennis, whether it is in Centre Court or in your own home to


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