WIMBLEDON, England (AP) – A brief look at Wimbledon on Wednesday:

Weather: Sunny early with increasing clouds and a brief shower. High temperature of 77.

Attendance: 35,673. Last year’s Day 9: 33,703.

Men’s Quarterfinals: No. 1 Roger Federer beat No. 21 Fernando Gonzalez 7-5, 6-2, 7-6 (2), No. 2 Andy Roddick beat No. 9 Sebastien Grosjean 3-6, 6-2, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, No. 3 Lleyton Hewitt beat No. 26 Feliciano Lopez 7-5, 6-4, 7-6 (2), No. 12 Thomas Johansson beat No. 18 David Nalbandian 7-6 (5), 6-2, 6-2.

Friday’s Men’s Semifinals: Federer vs. Hewitt, Roddick vs. Johansson.

Thursday’s Women’s Semifinals: No. 1 Lindsay Davenport vs. No. 3 Amelie Mauresmo, No. 2 Maria Sharapova vs. No. 14 Venus Williams.

Stat of the Day: 12. Years since four men with Grand Slam titles reached the Wimbledon semifinals. In 1993, they were Pete Sampras, Boris Becker, Jim Courier and Stefan Edberg.

Quote of the Day: “This is one of my best weeks in my life. I just feel great.” – Thomas Johansson after reaching his first major semifinal since winning the 2002 Australian Open.

Thursday’s TV: ESPN2, 8 a.m. to noon EDT; NBC, 12-5 p.m. in all time zones.


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