Wimbledon 2012 Schedule: Where to Find Top Players in Action

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistJune 29, 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27:  Roger Federer of Switzerland looks on during his Gentlemen's Singles second round match against Fabio Fognini of Italy on day three of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
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After one of the most unexpected and unforgettable matches in recent Wimbledon history, it is safe to say that trying to predict what happens at the All England Club is going to make you look like a fool. 

We are speaking, of course, about Rafael Nadal. The No. 2 seed lost on Thursday to Lukas Rosol. Yes, that Lukas Rosol. 

Since we don't want to predict what will happen anymore, we will simply tell you where you can find the best players in action during Day 5 at Wimbledon. 

 

Day 5: Friday, June 29

 

Men's Draw

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27:  Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates match point during his Gentlemen's Singles second round match against Fabio Fognini of Italy on day three of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Cro
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No. 3 Roger Federer vs. No. 29 Julien Benneteau on ESPN 2 and DirecTV Channel 704

No. 8 Janko Tipsarevic vs. No. 26 Mikhail Youzhny on ESPN 2 and DirecTV Channel 706

 

Women's Draw

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27:  Kim Clijsters of Belgium in action during her Ladies' singles second round match against Andrea Hlavackova of Czech Republic on day three of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Clu
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No. 12 Vera Zvonareva vs. Kim Clijsters on ESPN 2 and DirecTV Channel 705

No. 8 Angelique Kerber vs. No. 28 Christina McHale on ESPN 2 and DirecTV Channel 706

 

Analysis

With Nadal out, Federer's chances of capturing his seventh career Wimbledon title and first since 2009 increase exponentially. Novak Djokovic might have something to say about that, however. 

On the women's side, Clijsters' comeback tour is starting to look a lot more interesting now than it did a week ago. She would be the best story of the entire tournament if she can make it to the quarterfinals or semifinals. 

Kerber is an interesting underdog candidate in this tournament. She has breezed through her first two matches, albeit against inferior competition, and did make it to the quarterfinals of the French Open.