Jeremy Chardy buzzing despite Wimbledon exit as stars slayed by Queen B


Jeremy Chardy was knocked out of Wimbledon last week by Steve Johnson, the American who confronts Roger Federer on Centre Court on Monday.

But Frenchman Chardy was not finished with his trip to London and the 29-year-old posted on social media on Saturday night a picture of the Beyonce show at Wembley Stadium.

Was this Gallic sports star deserting his beloved Les Bleus to see pop's Queen B? Not likely. The Instagram picture showed Chardy holding up a mobile phone showing footage of France's Euro 2016 win over Iceland, while Beyonce carried on with the show on the stage.

"Who says men can't multitask," Chardy wrote. "Allez les bleus."

Former British number one Laura Robson was another at the Beyonce show, posting a video of the American pop queen in full flow.

On the menu today

Roger Federer salutes the crowd after defeating Dan Evans in the third round
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The second Monday of the championships is known as the busiest day of the tennis year, for good reason. Feast on a full schedule of fourth-round matches from both the men's and women's draws, meaning not only do Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Andy Murray star on Centre Court, but Court One gets a spectacular line-up of Simona Halep versus Madison Keys, Venus Williams against Carla Suarez Navarro and Richard Gasquet with an all-French clash against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Two spectacular line-ups there, not to be missed.

Who's toast today?

Venus Williams prepares to serve the ball at Wimbledon
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Maybe American Steve Johnson won't topple Federer, although perhaps he will take inspiration from fellow American Sam Querrey ousting Novak Djokovic. If you're after a big name falling today, it might be that Venus struggles against Suarez Navarro. That match looks to be balanced on a knife-edge.

Haven't we met before?

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga shows off his trademark celebration after beating John Isner
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Gasquet and Tsonga have played eight times previously and have split the matches, with four wins each. Strangely, the French duo have met just once since 2009, when Tsonga came out on top in four sets at the 2013 Australian Open.

The best of British

Andy Murray warms up with Ivan Lendl ahead of his clash with Nick Kyrgios
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It's the second week of Wimbledon, which can only mean one thing: all eyes on Andy Murray. And with Novak Djokovic no longer a factor, Murray has a glorious title chance. Nick Kyrgios arguably has the tools to beat Murray, but there are doubts about whether the temperamental Australian has the experience of handling those tools to be sufficiently effective. It could be a tea-time classic.

Centre Court order of play

Serena Williams volleys a winner against Annika Beck
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Roger Federer v Steve Johnson (1pm start); Serena Williams v Svetlana Kuznetsova; Nick Kyrgios v Andy Murray.