Wimbledon 2012 TV Schedule: Must-See Matches to Watch on Day 4 of Tournament

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Wimbledon 2012 TV Schedule: Must-See Matches to Watch on Day 4 of Tournament
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Day four of Wimbledon promises to be just as exciting as the first three with a great slate of matches taking place on the men's side of things.

Let's take a look at all the info you'll need in order to catch these matches on television.

 

Date: Thursday, June 28

Time: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET)

Round: Round 2

Channel: ESPN 2 (Check local listings)

Live Stream: ESPN 3

The full Wimbledon schedule can be found on Wimbledon.com. 

 

Now that you know how to watch, let's take a look at the specific matches that are must-see TV for day four at the All England Club.

 

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez

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While I don't expect this match to be that close, it's still a match that needs to be watched.

Tsonga made a great name for himself in last year's Wimbledon when he defeated Roger Federer en route to making a run to the semifinals where he lost to Novak Djokovic.

The year before that, the Frenchman made it to the quarterfinals, losing to Andy Murray.

Clearly Tsonga is getting better every year he participates at Wimbledon and 2012 could be the year he takes that next step as a tennis player. He is easily the biggest threat to the bigger names in this tournament.

Tsonga got off to a solid start this year with a straight sets disposal of Lleyton Hewitt. You can often gauge how well a tennis player will do in any given tournament just by looking at how he starts. Another strong outing from Tsonga will be instrumental in the 27-year-old advancing even farther in this tournament than he did in 2011.

 

Rafael Nadal vs. Lukas Rosol

This is another match where the outcome is damn near pre-determined by experts around the sport.

Rosol is a nice player and all, but he isn't in the same universe as one of the greatest players on the planet in Rafa.

The Spaniard didn't get off to the greatest start after going to a tie-breaker in his first set of the tourney, but Rafa went on to win that set and the match in straight sets. Looking to make up for a less than stellar performance in his opening-round match, Nadal could come out even more motivated than before.

That spells even more trouble for Rosol.

It's always great to watch Nadal playing at his best and with his competition being inferior at best, Nadal should be great tomorrow by default. His mastery will be on full display and his performance on day four could further set him up for another run at the Wimbledon crown.

 

Benjamin Becker vs. Radek Stepanek

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Don't look now, but this matchup between Becker and Stepanek could turn out to be an instant classic early in this tournament.

Thanks to night fall and a match suspension as a result, these two will resume their match on Thursday.

In the first set, Stepanek looked dominant against Becker and went on to take the opening frame, 6-2. However, in a set that flipped this match on its head, Becker came storming back to take a lead in the second set, 6-5.

This match has five sets written all over it thanks to the comparable talents of both of these players. Look for this showdown to be as hotly contested as the first two sets have been and this could easily be the most exciting match of Thursday's action.

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