The following table lists the seeded (in bold) and non-seeded players of interest playing on day five (July 7th, 2017). The top half of the men’s draw and the bottom half of the women’s draw will begin their round three matches today.
|COURT||06:30 AM (EST)||8:00 AM (EST)||T/F||T/F|
|CENTRE COURT||Watson lost to Azarenka||Nadal def. Khachanov||Murray def. Fognini|
|COURT 1||Johnson (USA) lost to Cilic||Konta def. Sakkari||Williams (USA) def. Osaka|
|COURT 2||Muller def. Bedene||Halep def. Peng||Ostapenko def. Giorgi||Querrey (USA) v. Tsonga
TO FINISH ON SATURDAY 7/8
|COURT 3||Nishikori lost to Bautista Agut||Svitolina def. Witthoeft|
|COURT 6||Sock/Keys def. Duran/Rosolska|
|COURT 11||Monroe/Muhammad lost to Sitak/Savchuk|
|COURT 12||Cibulkova lost to Konjuh||Anderson def. Bemelmans|
|COURT 18||Garcia def. Brengle (USA)||Paire def. Janowicz|
There are some interesting matches on tap for today. Nadal will take on the big serving Russian, Karen Khachanov. This may be a dangerous opponent for the Spaniard, who has struggled recently on grass against players with big serves.
Murray will try to avenge his loss to Fabio Fognini from earlier this season on clay in Rome. Murray is more comfortable on this surface than the Italian and that should work in his favor. They are tied 3:3 in their head-to-head.
Johnson has a big obstacle in front of him, the big serving Croat, Marin Cilic. In their two previous encounters, Johnson has only won one set and that was on grass. He hopes to use that knowledge later on today when he tries to get his first victory over him.
Querrey will try to defeat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga for the second time in six matches. In their one meeting on grass, at the 2014 Wimbledon, Querrey lost 14-12 in the fifth set. He hopes this time around he will be victorious.
Venus Williams and Naomi Osaka will play against each other for the first time. They both possess big serves and forehands. Will youth be the deciding factor in this encounter or will experience tilt the scales in favor of Williams.
Giorgi has a 1:0 advantage against her younger opponent, Jelena Ostapenko; however, a lot has changed since they met in 2016.
Will Madison Brengle pull off another upset today when she faces the 21st seed, Caroline Garcia? Two out of their three encounters have gone to a deciding set, can we expect the same today?
AMERICANS at the end of the day: Venus Williams won; Sam Querrey’s match will continue tomorrow; Steve Johnson and Madison Brengle both lost
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