Wimbledon Wednesday Highlights
It’s going to be a big day in Wimbledon as there are some interesting pairings coming up.
Djokovic (SRB) 12 v K. Nishikori (JPN) 24
Should Novak Djokovic go on to win a fourth Wimbledon title, he would put himself level with a trio of greats from yesteryear. And, by going deep into The Championships, Kei Nishikori gained membership of Wimbledon’s Last Eight Club; he is also out there on his own as the first Japanese man in history to reach the quarter-finals of all four Grand Slams. Nishikori is only the fourth Japanese man to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals and the first for 23 years.
Del Potro (ARG) 5 v R. Nadal (ESP) 2
Del Potro and Nadal has the makings of an absolute classic, it will be an interesting match on any surface, but particularly so on grass. Nadal is, of course, the favourite – particularly after Del Potro’s epic match in the last round against Gilles Simon. But then Nadal was expected to be badly fatigued at SW19 himself. Nadal spent his Tuesday relaxing for his first Wimbledon quarter-final since 2011, while his opponent was toiling on the grass. If Del Potro can rise to the challenge, this could be a match to remember.
Federer (SUI) 1 v K. Anderson (RSA) 8
Kevin Anderson needs to trust his own ability in order to beat Roger Federer. The big-serving US Open finalist who is seeded eighth is the first South African to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals since Ferreira himself in 1994. Federer, who has eight Wimbledon titles, has cruised through all four matches so far this tournament in straight sets and is the favourite here.
Raonic (CAN) 13 v J. Isner (USA) 9
Milos Raonic is into the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the third straight year but this time around he’s facing someone eerily similar to him. American John Isner is tall, has a powerful serve and is still looking for his first Grand Slam. Raonic is all of those same things. But only one can win and advance to a likely meeting with the ageless Roger Federer.
*Odds are subject to change.