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Wimbledon: Focus on Djokovic, Federer as play resumes after rest day

Wimbledon: Focus on Djokovic, Federer as play resumes after rest day
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Wimbledon: Focus on Djokovic, Federer as play resumes after rest day

Wimbledon will see some feverish motion within the males’s singles on Monday following Sunday’s conventional no-action day as two of the favourites — Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer — will resume their campaigns hoping to take all of it the best way to the top of the second week.

Termed ‘Manic Monday’ by traditionalists, the day after the rest day sees all large weapons step onto the courtroom for fourth-round motion with Djokovic beginning the proceedings on the Centre courtroom towards seventeenth seed Cristian Garin of Chile.

Roger Federer will meet Italian Lorenzo Sonego in one other match on the identical courtroom.

Djokovic, the 2019champion, is gunning for his sixth title on the All England Club whereas Federer is hoping to win his first title right here, after 2017. Federer has received eight titles at Wimbledon and is hoping to win a record-extending twenty first Grand Slam.

Djokovic had scored snug straight-set victories within the final two rounds after being taken to 4 units by British wildcard Jack Draper within the opening spherical. The Serb just isn’t anticipated to face a lot bother towards his fourth-round opponent from Chile. However, Garin, ranked twentieth on the planet, might not be a pushover and should make Djokovic work laborious for his victory.

Federer, on the opposite hand, has overwhelmed Sonego of their solely earlier encounter at Roland Garros in 2019. But the Italian is a troublesome nut to crack regardless of making it to the fourth spherical for the primary time at Wimbledon.

Federer, nevertheless, has proven glimpses of getting again his type after making a gradual begin towards Adrian Mannarino of France within the opening spherical. Though he was taken to 4 units once more within the third spherical, this time by British wildcard Cameron Norrie, he didn’t look in a lot bother.

Fourth seed Alexander Zverev of Germany shall be hoping to seal his maiden entry into the quarter-finals right here. The 2020 US Open finalist will take on Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime, who reached the fourth spherical after Australia’s Nick Kyrgios pulled out with an damage. The 18th seeded Canadian could be a troublesome opponent for Zverev, who has usually struggled on the grass courts of the All England Club.

Second seed Daniil Medvedev, who subdued Croatian Marin Cilic in an absorbing five-setter on Saturday, has a better opponent in 14th seed Hubert Hurkacz of Poland and will take his appointed place within the quarter-finals fairly simply.

However, the spectre of an upset at all times hangs on the Russian’s head as he had not progressed past the third spherical in three appearances at Wimbledon. Though Medvedev seems in good type as he had completed runner-up on the Australian Open and reached quarters at Roland Garros, Hurkacz is doing properly right here and has not dropped a set in three matches.

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