Photos from Wimbledon: Day 9

Thursday, July 03, 2014 /by

Each day during Wimbledon, we'll bring you exclusive photography from Anita Aguilar, who is covering the tournament for TENNIS.com. Steve Tignor provides the captions.

With Andy Murray and Roger Federer playing, and Will and Kate watching, it was a day to call and make your friends jealous that you were at Wimbledon.

Sabine Lisicki was on the court, but all cameras were on the Royal Box...

...where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were in attendance.

Like last year in the final, Lisicki couldn’t rise to the occasion, or even meet it halfway.

It’s all broken right for Genie Bouchard, who eased into her third straight Grand Slam semi of 2014.

Bouchard has even mastered the fine art of challenging without switching your racquet to your other hand.

Simona Halep readies her attack. 

After a slow start, the No. 3 seed made quick work of Lisicki to reach her first Wimbledon semifinal.

So did a dynamic Grigor Dimitrov, who dethroned last year’s Wimbledon king, Andy Murray.

Murray wasn’t happy with his own performance...

...and he didn’t seem to appreciate Dimitrov’s, either.

Which side of his body does Dimitrov play tennis on, anyway?

It wasn’t a good day to be an Andy Murray impersonator.

It wasn't a great day to be a royal in the box, either. The Duke and Duchess were not amused.

Novak Djokovic changed shoes, and changed the course of his match with Marin Cilic for the better.

Instead of sprawling on the grass, Djokovic ran with confidence.

His five-set win inspired a pretty serious forearm clench.

Roger Federer rushed the net to good effect against Stan Wawrinka.

“He moves in Nick Kyrgios ways,” the Fanatics chanted, but they couldn’t pull the 19-year-old through this time. 

He lost to Milos Raonic in four sets.

Like fellow young(ish) gun Dimitrov, Raonic will make his Grand Slam semifinal debut on Friday.

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