Grass Clippings column

Steve Simmons, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 1:23 PM ET

TODAY

Men's quarter-finals, with top seed and defending champion Roger Federer facing the surprisingly tough Fernando Gonzalez of Chile. Also expected to advance: Lleyton Hewitt, Andy Roddick and Thomas Johansson.

TOMORROW

Women's semi-finals: Venus Williams vs. Maria Sharapova and Lindsay Davenport vs. Amelie Mauresmo.

WEATHER REPORT

Play at Wimbledon -- surprise, surprise -- had to be delayed by rain yesterday and more is expected today.

QUOTE UNQUOTE

When asked what happened to his daughter, Serena, in the tournament, tennis dad Richard Williams told the BBC: "She's out of shape. I think she's in my condition ... I told her to stay home."

DOUBLES TROUBLE

Daniel Nestor's regular doubles partner, Mark Knowles, didn't fare so well in partnership with Michael Llodra of France. With Nestor out with injury, Knowles and Llodra were eliminated by Stephen Huss of Australia and Wesley Moodie of South Africa yesterday in straight sets in the quarter-final round.


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