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Wimbledon 2013 TV Schedule: When and Where to Watch Day 3 at All England Club

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25:  A general view of the action on Courts 14, 15, 16 and 17 in between Court One and Centre Court on day two of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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Jesse ReedCorrespondent IJanuary 5, 2017

Day 3 at the All England Club marks the beginning of Round 2 for the men's and women's sides, and the competition will only get tougher as the tournament wears on. 

This is a good thing, since the first two days have already provided tennis fans with no shortage of phenomenal play and shocking upsets. 

Here's what you need to know in order to catch every minute of the action on Day 3, followed by a close look at a few matches that could turn into big upsets.

 

Where: All England Club in London, England

When: Play begins at 6:30 a.m. ET

TV Coverage: ESPN2 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

Live Streaming: ESPN 3 starting at 6:30 a.m. ET

 

Potential Upsets Waiting to Happen on Day 3 

John Isner (18) vs. Adrian Mannarino

Isner is a huge man, at 6'9" and 245 pounds, and his long legs don't give him a good chance of winning on grass surfaces. He has never before gotten out of the second round at the Wimbledon Championships, as a result.

He ran into some trouble against Evgeny Donskoy in the first round, though he did win the match in straight sets, 6-1, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (2).

His dynamic serve was too hot for Donskoy to handle, and Isner scored 22 aces as a result. But against a skilled return man like Mannarino, Isner is in danger of bowing out in Round 2 once more.

Speaking of Mannarino, he breezed past his first-round opponent, beating Pablo Andujar 6-1, 6-2, 6-3. He'll give Isner all he can handle on Wednesday, and nobody should be surprised if he wins. 

 

Petra Kvitova (8) vs. Yaroslava Shvedova

Kvitova won the Wimbledon title in 2011, but she has struggled in each of her last three Grand Slam events and barely scraped by her first-round opponent, American Coco Vandeweghe

The former champion was extraordinarily sloppy against Vandeweghe, posting five double faults and 31 unforced errors—just one stroke less than her 32 total winners. 

Shvedova will prove to be a sterner test than Vandeweghe. She made it into Round 4 last year at the All England Club, and she hammered her first-round opponent in straight sets.

If Kvitova fails to sharpen her skills and focus against Shvedova, she's headed for an early exit in Round 2. 

 

Nicolas Almagro (15) vs. Guillaume Rufin

Almagro has long struggled to play well at the All England Club, never making it past the third round in his eight previous Wimbledon singles appearances. 

He labored badly against Jurgen Zopp—the 183rd-ranked player in the world—in the first round, winning in three arduous sets, 6-4, 7-6 (2), 7-5. 

Rufin reached the second round for his second consecutive year by beating Marinko Matosevic in four sets, and he's had a little bit of success at times this season. 

That said, predicting Almagro to be upset by Rufin says more about Almagro's struggles at Wimbledon that it does about Rufin's skill. 

 

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