Tennis: Djokovic, Jabeur play on Centre Court at Wimbledon quarterfinal

AP , Tuesday 5 Jul 2022


Serbia s Novak Djokovic celebrates beating Netherlands Tim van Rijthoven during their round of 16 men s singles tennis match on the seventh day of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 3, 2022. AFP

The quarterfinal schedule is looking a bit different this year with two men's matches and two women's matches being played on Tuesday.

Wimbledon has traditionally scheduled all women's quarterfinals on Tuesday and all men's on Wednesday, but the All England Club is mixing things up after getting rid of the rest day on the middle Sunday.

That means defending champion Novak Djokovic will be first up on Centre Court to take on 10th-seeded Jannik Sinner before No. 3 Ons Jabeur faces Marie Bouzkova.

On No. 1 Court, 34-year-old Tatjana Maria takes on 22-year-old Jule Niemeier in a matchup between two Germans playing their first Grand Slam quarterfinal. Ninth-seeded Cam Norrie then faces David Goffin as he tries to become the first British man since Andy Murray in 2016 to reach the semifinals.


Cloudy. High of 73 degrees Fahrenheit (23 degrees Celsius).


Women's Fourth Round: No. 16 Simona Halep beat No. 4 Paula Badosa 6-1, 6-2; No. 17 Elena Rybakina beat Petra Martic 7-5, 6-3; No. 20 Amanda Anisimova beat Harmony Tan 6-2, 6-3; Ajla Tomljanovic beat Alize Cornet 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.

Men's Fourth Round: No. 2 Rafael Nadal beat No. 21 Botic van de Zandschulp 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 (6); No. 11 Taylor Fritz beat Jason Kubler 6-3, 6-1, 6-4; Cristian Garin beat No. 19 Alex de Minaur 2-6, 5-7, 7-6 (3), 6-4, 7-6 (6); Nick Kyrgios beat Brandon Nakashima 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-2.


9 _ The combined number of seeded players who will be in the quarterfinals in the women's and men's draws, the lowest total at Wimbledon since 2000.


``All the hard work I've been putting in, all the things I've been doing, it's paying off. It feels amazing. Doesn't even seem real. I'm in the Wimbledon quarterfinals.'' _ Fritz, a 24-year-old American, after qualifying for his first Grand Slam quarterfinal.

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