Manic Monday is on the program at Wimbledon! Means: all round of 16 matches. Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber have to solve difficult tasks if they want to advance to the quarter-finals. Also in focus: Roger Federer and the new British prodigy, Emma Raducanu. Novak Djokovic has already made it to the quarter-finals in a hurry.
Top favorite Novak Djokovic reached the quarter-finals without major problems in his attack on the third Wimbledon victory in a row. The world number one from Serbia, who has already won the Grand Slam tournaments in Melbourne and Paris this year, defeated the Chilean clay court specialist Cristian Garin 6: 2, 6: 4, 6: 2 on Monday. In his 50th quarter-finals at major level, Djokovic surprisingly meets Marton Fucsovics from Hungary, who prevailed against Andrey Rublev (Russia).
The Tour Dominator is aiming for his sixth title at Wimbledon. It would be his 20th at a Grand Slam tournament, so he would draw level with the joint leaders Roger Federer (Switzerland) and Rafael Nadal (Spain). Nadal is not in Wimbledon, record winner Federer (eight titles) meets the Italian Lorenzo Sonego in the round of 16.
Crazy match: 13 breaks in the fifth set!
Sebastian Korda, son of the former Australian Open winner Petr Korda, missed the first Grand Slam quarter-finals of his career on his 21st birthday when he made his Wimbledon debut. The US-American had to become world number 29 on Monday. Karen Khachanov was beaten 6: 3, 4: 6, 3: 6, 7: 5, 8:10 in a real nervous battle. There were a total of 13 breaks in the decision set.
In the era of professional tennis (since 1968) only eleven players have made their Wimbledon debut in the quarter-finals. The fifth set against Khachanov turned into a tremendous game with dwindling strength. The Russian has already served three times to win the match, each time Korda (ATP-50th) broke back. On the fourth attempt, Khachanov managed to serve after 3:49 hours.
Sebastian Korda is not the only family member who is causing a sensation in terms of sport. His two sisters are world class golfers. Nelly Korda (22) has even been number one in the world rankings since her victory at the PGA Championship at the end of June.
Jabeur turns off Swiatek
The Tunisian Ons Jabeur is the first Arab tennis player ever to reach the quarter-finals of Wimbledon. The 26-year-old eliminated last year’s French Open winner in Iga Swiatek (Poland) with 5: 7, 6: 1, 6: 1. So far, Jabeur had only reached the round of eight at the Australian Open 2020.
In the quarter-finals, Jabeur faces second-placed Aryna Sabalenka. The 23-year-old from Belarus, who made it past the round of 16 for the first time in a major, prevailed against Kazakh Jelena Rybakina 6: 3, 4: 6, 6: 3.
The world number one Ashleigh Barty (Australia) meanwhile ended the series of 15 victories of the French Open winner Barbora Krejcikova. Barty moved 7: 5, 6: 3 against the Czech in their first quarter-finals at Wimbledon. There she meets the 18-year-old tournament surprise Emma Raducanu (Great Britain / WTA-338.) Or Ajla Tomljanovic (Australia).
In the third round, Jabeur had already defeated the former Wimbledon winner Garbine Muguruza from Spain. The number 24 in the world had proven her good turf shape right in the run-up to the Grand Slam highlight when she became the first Arab woman to win a title on the WTA tour in Birmingham.
Wimbledon round of 16 at a glance
|Player 1||Player 2||Result|
|Novak Djokovic (SRB / 1)||Cristian Garin (CHI / 17)||6:2, 6:4, 6:2|
|Andrey Rublev (RUS/5)||Marton Fucsovics (HUN)||3:6, 6:4, 6:4, 0:6, 3:6|
|Karen Khachanov (RUS/25)||Sebastia Korda (USA)||3:6, 6:4, 6:3, 5:7, 10:8|
|Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP / 8)||Denis Shapovalov (CAN/10)||1:6, 3:6, 5:7|
|Matteo Berrettini (ITA / 7)||Ilya Ivashka (BLR)||6:4, 6:3, 6:1|
|Alexander Zverev (GER / 4)||Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN/16)||NOW in LIVETICKER|
|Roger Federer (SUI / 6)||Lorenzo Sonego (ITA / 23)||6.15 p.m. in LIVETICKER|
|Daniil Medvedev (RUS / 2)||Hubert Hurkacz (POL/14)|
|Player 1||Player 2||Result|
|Ashleigh Barty (AUS / 1)||Barbora Krejcikova (CZE / 14)||7:5, 6:3|
|Emma Raducanu (GBR)||Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS)|
|Paula Badosa (ESP/30)||Karolina Muchova (CZE / 19)||6:7, 4:6|
|Coco Gauff (USA/20)||Angelique Kerber (GER/25)||NOW in LIVETICKER|
|Karolina Pliskova (CZE / 8)||Liudmila Samsonova (RUS)||6:2, 6:3|
|Madison Keys (USA/23)||Viktorija Golubic (SUI)|
|Iga Swiatek (POL/7)||Ons Jabeur (TUN / 21)||7:5, 1:6, 1:6|
|Aryna Sabalenka (BLR/2)||Elena Rybakina (UKR / 18)||6:3, 4:6, 6:3|