Wimbledon Schedule 2013: Day 4 Matchups, Predictions and Analysis
As the second round of Wimbledon 2013 finishes up on Thursday, top-10 seeds Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova, Victoria Azarenka, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Sara Errani have already been bounced from the tournament.
Wipe away everything you've ever known about tennis this year at Wimbledon, because nothing makes sense right now.
On Thursday, some top seeds on the men's and women's side will hope to avoid what Nadal, Federer, Sharapova, Azarenka, Tsonga and Errani couldn't: a massive upset.
Here's broadcasting information, as well as predictions for the top matches on Day 4 of Wimbledon 2013.
*Complete schedule of play can be found at Wimbledon.com.
TV Schedule (via Tennis.com)
|Thursday, June 27||7 a.m. - 5 p.m.||Second||ESPN|
|Date||Time (ET)||Round||Live Stream|
|Thursday, June 27||6:30 a.m.||Second||ESPN3|
Top Matches and Predictions
Novak Djokovic (1) vs. Bobby Reynolds
Novak Djokovic is one of the favorites on the men's side at Wimbledon this year, along with Andy Murray. He entered Wimbledon with a 33-5 record and three singles titles on the year, including an Australian Open title. He probably would have won the French Open if one Rafael Nadal wasn't in his way in the semifinal.
The American Bobby Reynolds came into Wimbledon having played just three matches on the year, going 1-2 in the process. He went 4-7 last year.
I know anything can happen this year at Wimbledon, but it's hard for me to pick the world No. 156 against the world No. 1, especially considering Djokovic won convincingly against world No. 34 Florian Mayer in the first round. Reynolds was also 4-11 lifetime on grass headed into the tournament.
Prediction: Djokovic 6-1, 6-2, 6-1
Serena Williams (1) vs. Caroline Garcia
Basically everyone in the world has picked Serena Williams to win Wimbledon this year. The 30-year-old has won five Wimbledon championships in her career and she came into Wimbledon 2013 with a 43-2 record and six singles titles in the campaign.
Caroline Garcia, on the other hand, is 17-13 this year. Williams rolled over the 19-year-old in the pair's only career matchup at the French Open this year, 6-1, 6-2.
Add the fact that Garcia came into the tournament 1-2 at Wimbledon (including an opening-round loss to Alison Riske last year) and there isn't much hope for the French teen.
Williams and Garcia are coming off straight-set victories over Mandy Minella and Jie Zheng, respectively.
Prediction: Williams 6-2, 6-2
Agnieszka Radwanska (4) vs. Mathilde Johansson
Who has the best chance of being upset on Day 4 at Wimbledon?
Agnieszka Radwanska reached the final at Wimbledon last year, only to lose to Serena Williams in three sets. The world No. 4 was 28-9 with two singles titles headed into Wimbledon this year. That included defeating Maria Sharapova in the final of the Sony Ericsson Open.
World No. 98 Mathilde Johansson was 9-14 with zero singles titles headed into Wimbledon 2013. That included losing in straight sets to Carla Suarez-Navarro, Varvara Lepchenko and Alize Cornet. The 28-year-old has never made it past the second round at Wimbledon.
Radwanska breezed through Yvonne Meusburger in under an hour in the first round, 6-1, 6-1. She committed only eight unforced errors, while winning 73 percent of first-serve points, 67 percent of return points, 71 percent of net points and 75 percent of break points, via Wimbledon.com.
Expect Radwanska advance to the third round.
Prediction: 6-2, 6-3
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