Matches of the Day - Wimbledon, Day 7
A daily update on the key matchups to look out for in the upcoming day of play at
Wimbledon. **Matches will be ordered by approximate timing of play rather than appearance by court. Therefore there may be some overlap of matches on different courts. _______________________________________________________________ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Wimbledon 2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ THE CHAMPIONSHIPS, Wimbledon R4 - After the lull of 'Middle Sunday', Monday is met with a renewed burst of tennis activity, as the men's 4th round at Wimbledon converge into the one single intense day of action. The top six seeds remain intact, despite that dominating forces like Federer and Nadal have stumbled into the second week. Mixed 4th round matchups consist of the potentially riveting to the expectedly routine. However, with the way the tournament has evolved, the question remains: can those 6 top seeds survive to make the last eight? 13:00(BST) Centre Court - Roger Federer vs Jurgen Melzer They may have remarkably never met on tour; but while Federer is increasingly faltering, Melzer is finally flourishing at grand slams, now no longer held back by lack of confidence. Melzer has the perfect game for grass and can hurt Federer with variety; but Federer will know he only needs to stifle Melzer's confidence to peg him back again. Federer in 4. Followed by** Court 1 - Novak Djokovic vs Lleyton Hewitt Arguably the match of the day, Djokovic seeks a resurgence which Hewitt continues to experience. Djokovic is at his best when aggressive, but Hewitt is the perfect neutraliser to such a game. Hewitt's weakeness remains his UEs in his relentless defense, and Djokovic often wins matches he shouldn't by capitalising on opponent errors. This may be one of them. Djokovic in 5. Court 12 - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs Julien Benneteau The compatriots often meet at grand slams, but Tsonga usually prevails. Tsonga has not looked natural on grass, yet when serving well seems indomitable. Benneteau on the other hand has scraped through, yet may be the one to really expose Tsonga's weaknesses on grass. Tsonga in 4 though. Court 18 - Tomas Berdych vs Daniel Brands Perhaps the most unassuming match of the day, yet neither should be underestimated. Berdych has been immensely dangerous the last few months, while Brands has defeated tough opponents such as Davydenko to get this far. Still, Berdych seems a notch above these days, and should win in straights. Followed by** Centre Court - Andy Murray vs Sam Querrey Just like the last 2yrs in R4 with 5-set scares, Murray again meets a decent player who will punish a mediocre performance. Queens champion Querrey, may not be a natural grasscourt player, but his impeccable serving will test Murray's ability to break while hold his own serve. Murray will appreciate this to battle past in 4. Court 1 - Rafael Nadal vs Paul-Henri Mathieu Nadal's scare after scare is now met with concern over his fitness; but after a full day of rest, this will be the match to show if he remains vulnerable. Mathieu, for his part, is experienced enough on grass to trouble Nadal, but thats all he'll do. Nadal in straights. Court 2 - Andy Roddick vs Yen-Hsun Lu Roddick perhaps has the easiest prospect in R4, with Lu making his first GS 4th round. However, Lu relishes being the underdog and this will play its part today. A close start perhaps, but Roddick in straights. Court 18 - Robin Soderling vs David Ferrer Soderling has been merciless so far, but now meets Ferrer who will hit back with as much relentless power without being intimidated. In a battle of precision and confidence, Soderling's better composure should see him win in 4. Follow the Action Live Scores Latest Results Mobiles Remember, Mobile Surfing costs!
[Semifinal] FEDERER v MELZER Federer's Quarter, R4 - BERDYCH v BRANDS [Semifinal] TSONGA v BENNETEAU Murray's Quarter, R4 - MURRAY v QUERREY DJOKOVIC v HEWITT Djokovic's Quarter, R4 - RODDICK v LU SODERLING v FERRER Nadal's Quarter, R4 - NADAL v MATHIEU
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