Wimbledon 2012 TV Schedule: Time and Listing for Andy Roddick vs. David Ferrer
Saturday will prove to be a huge day for the 2012 Wimbledon Championships in London.
The bottom half of the draw will undergo third-round action and many eyes will be on Lukas Rosol, who upset Rafael Nadal in an epic match, and Andy Murray, who has to face the tough Cypriot, Marcos Baghdatis.
However, the most compelling and unpredictable match will be the one involving Andy Roddick and David Ferrer.
Tune in to ESPN at 8:00 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) to see the following matches: Ana Ivanovic taking on Julia Goerges of Germany on Court 2; Varvara Lepchenko looking to upset the defending women's champion, Petra Kvitova, on Court 1; and Serena Williams playing Zheng Jie on Centre Court.
Following up on Court 1 will be Juan Martin del Potro against the very talented Kei Nishikori of Japan.
But after the Serena match, A-Rod and the scrappy Spaniard shall take to Centre Court and provide us with a, hopefully, electric match.
There is a buzz about this match for a few reasons—Ferrer's game is not meant for grass while Roddick's is, although A-Rod has been struggling as of late (prior to a week before Wimbledon, where he kept his streak of winning at least one tournament a year for 12 years alive at the Eastbourne tournament).
Both players have looked decent in their opening rounds, and although Roddick has not looked completely sharp, Ferrer has not had the proper preparation for a big server and veteran.
How many sets will this match go?
Yes, David Ferrer has not dropped a set so far, but he has played Dustin Brown, the very random and streaky shot-maker from Germany, and Kenny de Schepper. Neither player is known for their abilities on grass.
I believe A-Rod can duplicate his performance from their U.S. Open encounter, wherein the American surprisingly won big in four sets and went on to lose to Rafael Nadal in a straight-set beatdown.
However, I don't see him being able to win if he drops the first set, so here are my predictions: If Roddick wins the opener he will close it out in four, but if he drops it he will succumb in straight sets.
The coverage will be televised up until 3:00 p.m. and it should be an exciting day, especially because of the American-Spanish encounter.
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