Wimbledon Order Of Play Day 5
The 2023 Wimbledon Championships will kick off on Friday, July 7th, marking the start of the third Grand Slam tournament of the year. As the players descend on the All England Lawn and Tennis Club, the Wimbledon order of play for day 5 has been confirmed, promising an exciting line-up of first-round matches.
Wimbledon Order Of Play Day 5 Centre Court
Highlighted match: Wawrinka v Djokovic
Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka, known for their epic clashes in Grand Slam tournaments, find themselves facing off earlier than usual at Wimbledon. While their previous encounters have been memorable, Wawrinka’s recent struggles with injuries and poor form put him at a disadvantage against Djokovic this time around.
Wawrinka has been one of the few players, besides Rafael Nadal, who consistently troubled Djokovic in physically demanding high-stakes matches. Impressively, he has emerged victorious in four out of their last five slam encounters, a remarkable feat considering Djokovic’s decade-long dominance at this level.
Although their rivalry has simmered in recent years, Djokovic remains full of admiration for Wawrinka, acknowledging the Swiss player’s two slam titles taken from him. Despite suffering bitter losses, Djokovic praises Wawrinka’s resilience and accomplishments throughout his career.
On the other hand, Djokovic arrives at Wimbledon in excellent form and with an exceptional record on the grass. The reigning Australian Open and French Open champion has not lost a completed match at Wimbledon since 2016 and is vying for an eighth title, aiming to equal a record. His rock-solid performance against Jordan Thompson further solidified his status as a force to be reckoned with.
Wawrinka’s recent victories at Wimbledon mark his best performance in slams this year, but the odds are stacked against him as Djokovic holds a commanding 23-6 head-to-head advantage. Wawrinka’s physical setbacks make it unlikely for him to match Djokovic’s level in their upcoming encounter.
As Djokovic and Wawrinka prepare to renew their rivalry, it is clear that the Serbian star has the upper hand, making him the strong favorite to prevail in this early Wimbledon clash.
Wimbledon Order Of Play Day 5 Court 1
Highlighted match: Norrie v Eubanks
Cameron Norrie and Christopher Eubanks are set to clash in what promises to be an intriguing match. Norrie has had a challenging season so far, struggling with his serve and underperforming. However, he has managed to secure victories in almost every tournament he has participated in. His recent win against Tomas Machac at Wimbledon marked his 12th opening-round victory this year, an impressive feat considering his limited participation.
While Norrie has struggled against non-French opponents in slams this year, this match provides an opportunity for him to break that pattern. Eubanks, on the other hand, has been in outstanding form, experiencing the most successful phase of his career. With recent competitive matches against Richard Gasquet and Hubert Hurkacz, as well as his first-ever ATP title win in Mallorca, Eubanks is brimming with confidence.
Although Norrie may face added pressure in front of the home fans, Eubanks has nothing to lose, making him a formidable and potentially dangerous opponent. With a head-to-head record of 0-0, this match could go either way, making it an exciting prospect for both players and spectators alike.
Wimbledon Order Of Play Day 5 Outside Courts
Highlighted match: Berrettini v De Minaur
Matteo Berrettini’s recent victory at Wimbledon’s first round is seen as a significant achievement, considering his fitness challenges and lack of match wins this year. Despite being known as a formidable competitor on grass, finishing as the runner-up in 2021, Berrettini withdrew from Wimbledon last year and suffered a crushing defeat at ATP Stuttgart earlier this year. However, he bounced back against fellow countryman Lorenzo Sonego in a thrilling four-set match.
On the other hand, Alex de Minaur faced difficulties in his first-round match against Kimmer Coppejans, requiring him to avoid a fifth set due to the physical demands and rain delays. Despite lacking the same powerful weapons as Berrettini, de Minaur has experienced success on grass, including a title win in Eastbourne two years ago and a close run to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon in 2022.
With a head-to-head record of 2-1 in favor of de Minaur, including a grass court win, Berrettini enters this clash as the underdog. While Berrettini is considered a strong opponent on grass when fully fit, his current form and fitness issues make de Minaur the favorite in this matchup.
Wimbledon Order of Play Day 5
Wimbledon Order Of Play Day: 4 Centre Court – 13:30 BST Start
- Carlos Alcaraz (1) vs. Alexandre Muller
- Andy Murray 6-7 (3-7) 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 0-0 Stefanos Tsitsipas (5)
- Iga Swiatek (1) vs. Petra Martic (30)
- Stan Wawrinka vs. Novak Djokovic (2)
Wimbledon Order Of Play Day 4: No.1 Court – 13:00 BST Start
- Varara Gracheva vs. Aryna Sabalenka (2)
- Cameron Norrie (12) vs. Christopher Eubanks
- Ons Jabeur (6) vs. Zhuoxuan Bai
Wimbledon Order Of Play Day 4: No.2 Court – 11:00 BST Start
- Aliaksandra Sasnovich vs. Petra Kvitova (9)
- Daniil Medvedev (3) 6-3 6-3 4-4 vs. Adrian Mannarino
- Alexander Zverev (19) vs. Yosuke Watanuki
- Marie Bouzkova (32) vs. Caroline Garcia (5)
Wimbledon Order Of Play Day 4: Outside Courts – 11:00 START
- Jessica Pegula (4) vs. Elisabetta Cocciaretto (Court 3, third match)
- Elina Svitolina vs. Sofia Kenin (Court 3, fourth match)
- Matteo Berrettini vs. Alex de Minaur (15) (Court 18, second match)
- Bianca Andreescu vs. Anhelina Kalinina (26) (Court 16, second match)
Find all your best Tennis Bookies here. Here are my predictions for Friday 7th:
De Minaur to Win v Berrettini & Both to Win a set
Kubler to beat Jarry
Musetti to beat Kurkacz
Bublik 3-0 v Marterer
Rublev 3-0 Goffin
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