We've been keeping you posted on 'Hoos in Wimbledon and thought we'd give you an update on this fine U-S-A morning. Somdev Devvarman and Treat Huey, who made the main draw through the qualifying tournament, was knocked out after the first round by Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi, neither of whose names I can pronounce. But the story of the day is former UVa All-American Dominic Inglot, who, together with partner Chris Eaten, have upset the top seeded duo in the tournament!
Inglot and Eaton, unseeded, lucked their way into the main draw by way of a wild card. After beating Fabio Fognini and Kevin Ullyett in four sets, they had the most daunting task of all: they faced the top-seeded pair Daniel Nestor (CAN) and Nenad Zimjonic (SRB) in the second round. To put it into perspective, Inglot is ranked 204, while Eaton is ranked 177.
But after five sets and two tiebreaks (which pales in comparison to the 1,385,194 games played between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut earlier this week), it was Inglot and Eaton that found themselve shooting wristbands into the audience. The final score was 7-5, 5-7, 7-6(4), 6-7(3), 8-6.
Nestor and Zimjonic are the current reigning two-time Wimbledon champions, are ranked No. 1 in the world, and are coming off a French open win. They also reached the Australian Open final earlier this year.
Inglot and Eaton will be facing the 14th-seeded French team of Julien Benneteau and Michael Llodra in the third round.