Wimbledon 2019: Hugh Grant and wife Anna Eberstein join Pixie Lott, Michael McIntyre and Bear Grylls as the stars turn out for the battle of the giants
- The highlight of Friday’s action will be the epic clash between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, as they battle for a place in Sunday’s grand final
- The two tennis heavyweights last met at Wimbledon in 2008, with the Spanish star toppling Swiss legend Federer after a match many now view as the greatest of all time
- Roberto Bautista Agut will also go head-to-head with Novak Djokovic at 1pm, with Federer v Nadal following straight after
- The Ladies’ doubles semifinals will also take place, with Canada’s Gabriela Dabrowski and China’s Xu Yifanv battling against Czech Republic’s Barbora Krejčíková and Kateřina Siniaková
- Hungary’s Tímea Babos and France’s Kristina Mladenovic will also compete against Chinese Taipei’s Hsieh Su-wei and the Czech Republic star Barbora Strýcová
- The battle between Federer and Nadal has been hotly anticipated, after the pair’s historic match in 2008 which saw the Spanish star finally crowned champion
Hugh Grant was every inch the suave star as he and wife Anna Eberstein led the star-studded arrivals of day 11 of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.
The Bridget Jones star, 58, was suited and booted as he arrived with his gorgeous partner, 40, who oozed sartorial chic in a white shirt and black miniskirt, as they headed into the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in south-west London on Friday.
Hugh and Anna joined an army of arrivals including Michael McIntyre, Bear Grylls and Pixie Lott for day 11 which sees the long-awaited men’s semi finals, which will include a headline clash between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Jovial: Hugh Grant, 58, was every inch the suave star as he and wife Anna Eberstein, 40, led the star-studded arrivals on day 11 of the Wimbledon Tennis Championship at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in south-west London on Friday.
As the couple led the arrivals for another day of action on centre court, Hugh looked dapper in a black suit and navy tie despite the warm climes.
The acclaimed actor was beaming as he proudly arrived alongside wife Anna, who displayed her slender pins in the fitted white shirt and black shirt with gold buttoned detailing.
Hugh married his long-term Swedish girlfriend Anna in a low-key ceremony in Chelsea in May 2018.
Happy: Comedian Michael McIntyre (left) and presenter Bear Grylls (right) were both beaming as they arrived for the tennis showcase with their respective wives
Looking good: Bridget Jones star Hugh cut a dapper figure in a simple black suit as he made a stylish arrival with his stunning wife Anna, who oozed nautical chic in a white shirt and black skirt with gold button detailing
The couple have been together for seven years, and married for one year, they share three children, John Mungo, who was born in September 2012, and two other children born in 2015 and 2018 – although they have never announced the names.
Father-of-five Hugh also shares two children with his ex Tinglan Hong – Tabitha, seven, and Felix, six.
The Four Weddings and a Funeral star was famous for his own reluctance to marry. He split up in 2000 with his actress girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley after 13 years together.
Hugh could also be set for a surprise reunion with his Bridget Jones co-star Sally Phillips, as she was seen arriving for the tournament sporting a sophisticated navy spotted dress.
Happy couple: Declan Donnelly was also enjoying the summer weather as he stepped out with wife Ali (left) while Damian Lewis was also in attendance with wife Helen McCrory
Declan Donnelly was among the star-studded arrivals with his wife Ali, who cut a chic figure in a pretty white jumpsuit and black wedges.
The couple headed straight to the Evian suite near centre court, and are set to celebrate their third wedding anniversary next month.
Comedian Michael McIntyre looked equally smart as he made a rare joint appearance with wife of 16 years Kitty.
The north London funnyman, 43, was in good spirits as Kitty cut a chic figure in a silk floral dress with a pretty frilled neckline.
Survival expert Bear was also in attendance for the men’s semifinals day, with Shara perfectly dressed for the summer climes in a loose white midi dress.
Jovial: Comedian Michael McIntyre looked equally smart as he made a rare joint appearance with wife of 16 years Kitty. The couple have two sons, Lucas, 14, and Oscar, 11
Wow! Pixie Lott was commanding attention in a plunging white jumpsuit and matching strapped heels, as she held hands with fiancé Oliver Cheshire upon arrival
Happy pair: The couple have been engaged with 2016, but recently confirmed they had delayed their wedding until next year
Day 11 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club is expected to be full of drama, as tickets for Nadal and Federer’s historic clash were sold for up to £13,000 each.
It comes as the pair – who have 10 Wimbledon titles between them – prepare to face each other at Wimbledon for the first time since their epic 2008 final which has been described as the greatest at SW19 in history.
Nadal, 33, won that day in a five-set thriller and excitement is rapidly building for a similar encounter this afternoon with the 37-year-old Swiss.
Gorgeous: Pixie displayed her trim figure in the fitted white one-piece as she arrived with husband-to-be Oliver, with her blonde tresses styled into loose curls
Mr and Mrs: DJ Chris Evans, opted for a more casual ensemble, as he arrived hand-in-hand with pretty wife Natasha, who oozed boho chic in a floral shirt dress
We’re here! Chris and Natasha (left) couldn’t hide their smiles at the tennis clash, while Pixie opted for her best tennis whites to arrive with fiancé Oliver
Celebrities and dignitaries are expected to pack out the Royal Box and sponsor suites around the court to witness the historic encounter.
Djokovic will be first up on Centre Court for his semi-final against Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut.
The 31-year-old has shocked many by reaching his first grand slam semi – including himself as he planned his stag party for Ibiza this weekend.
Instead, he has cancelled the event and is bringing six of his best friends to Wimbledon to watch him in action, while his ex-beauty queen fiancee Ana Bodi Tortosa will also be in the stands.
Looking well: After his brain haemorrhage last year, Sir Alex Ferguson was the picture of health as he made his way into the tournament with daughter-in-law Fiona
Meanwhile Pixie Lott also commanded attention in a plunging white jumpsuit, as she held hands with fiancé Oliver Cheshire on their way into the tennis club.
The Voice Kids judge caught the eye in her summery look which she teamed with matching block heels before the couple headed into the tennis club.
Pixie and Oliver have been engaged since 2016, but are yet to officially tie the knot, as the singer recently revealed they have delayed their nuptials until next year.
Chris Evans, opted for a more casual ensemble, as he arrived hand-in-hand with pretty wife Natasha, who oozed boho chic in a floral shirt dress
Star power: The Office USA star Steve Carell was also clad in a royal blue suit as he joined the army of stars in attendance for the epic mens semi-final clashes
And after suffering a brain haemorrhage, former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was the picture of health as he arrived for the tournament with daughter-in-law Fiona.
Ross Kemp was also looking dapper alongside wife Renee O’ Brien, who was a ray of sunshine in a simple yellow floral maxi dress.
Eric Bana was looking smart as he arrived with his Australia wife Rebecca Gleeson, and Sophie Winkleman opted for a simple nude shirt dress for the outing with husband Lord Frederik Windsor.
Couples together: It was a day for many stars to bring their wives to watch the tennis, including (L-R) Ross Kemp and Renee O’Brien, Erin Bana and Rebecca Gleeson, and Lord Frederik Windsor and Sophie Winkleman
Bright: The former EastEnders star was grinning from ear-to-ear as he arrived with his wife, who was a ray of sunshine in a mustard yellow floral dress
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