Wimbledon Day 4 – Order of Play and Preview

With the Round 2 of the grass-court Grand Slam in progress, the day 3 again ended in some of the routine names progressing to Round 3.

The day 4 sees the remaining half of the 64 players competing to cement their place in the 3rd Round of Wimbledon 2017. Let’s see an overview of how the things could unfold on day 4.

Order of Play: Centre Court

France Gaël Monfils [15] vs. United Kingdom Kyle Edmund

Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková [3] vs. Slovakia Magdaléna Rybáriková [PR]

Serbia Dušan Lajović vs. Switzerland Roger Federer [3]

Court 1

Czech Republic Adam Pavlásek vs. Serbia Novak Djokovic [2]

Austria Dominic Thiem [8] vs. France Gilles Simon

Germany Angelique Kerber [1] vs. Belgium Kirsten Flipkens

Preview:

The day 4 sees action from the top names like that of Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer alongside the WTA World. No 1, Angelique Kerber and Karolina Plsikova also in action.

The centre court sees action from Pliskova, Monfils and Roger Federer. The day starts with Monfils in action first which is followed by the WTA World No. 3 Karolina Pliskova and to end the day, Roger Federer plays Dusan Lajovic.

Speaking of Monfils, he is coming off from a good win in his first round match against Brands winning the match in straight set, 6-3 7-5 6-4. Monfils was decent enough on the ball and made sure to maintain his grounds and successfully did so by winning the match and ensuring a place in Round 2. He now plays the British national, Kyle Edmund in Round 2, and the match looks quite interesting on paper but still, the odds are favouring Monfils after his recent plays. Monfils should find it a bit competing to pass through but still the pundits are placing their bet on him. It would be an interesting match to watch out for.

Even Karolina Pliskova and Angelique Kerber are coming off from some good wins in the first round. Both the players managed to get the past in some easy straight sets win against their respective opponents. The two players are one of the top favourites to win the title and shouldn’t find it hard at all in muddling past their Round 2 opponents.

The day 4 also sees action from the top seeds Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. Both the players were given easy passes into the 2nd Round in almost under 45 min of play after their opponents called off the play citing an injury. Both the players are coming off from some good pre-season wins at Halle and Eastbourne respectively for Federer and Djokovic.

The 2nd round will see them actually play their first match after an almost wild-card offered to them in the first one. Federer takes on Dusan Lajovic and Djokovic locks horns with the Czech, Adam Pavlasek. Both these players aren’t popular in the tennis world and the top seeds shouldn’t find it difficult in getting over this hurdle in their way.

The 8th seed, Dominic Thiem is also in action tomorrow on Court 1 against Gilles Simon.

Other Notable Matches

D. Ferrer vs S. Darcis
J. del Potro vs E. Gulbis
S. Kuznetsova vs E. Makarova
K. Mladenovic vs A. Riske

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