Wimbledon 2013 Schedule: When to Catch Top Players On Day 4
Just because it's been one of the most surprising, upset-filled Grand Slams ever doesn't mean the 2013 Wimbledon Championships are short on star players.
The likes of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Maria Sharapova have already disappeared from the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, but we still have the top seed from both the men's and women's side still in the running. Novak Djokovic is still looking strong and in control of his bracket, while Serena Williams has taken care of business early.
There's no telling what will unfold on Thursday's Day 4, as we've already been in for one of the craziest Grand Slam events in recent memory. With the second round continuing, we could be set for some more players ranked in the 100s having a chance to beat top-seeded players.
Both Djokovic and Williams are set to take the stage on Thursday, and who knows if we'll be in for another stretch of historic upsets. You won't want to miss out.
Let's take a look at everything you need to know for Day 4 action.
Full 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 Players to Watch For
No. 1 Novak Djokovic (vs. Bobby Reynolds)
The sensational Serbian hasn't had himself too bad of a year. In fact, if Rafa Nadal wasn't on top of his clay game at the French Open, he could be coming in off two straight major victories.
Djokovic's 33-5 record is sure to get some more wins in London, right? Not so fast. If there's anything we've learned so far this year, it's that the top seeds are incredibly vulnerable.
If Djokovic can find a way to string together some wins, there's no doubting that he can tear through the depleted field with ease now that Andy Murray is his only huge test left. But if he falters early here or even shows weaknesses, look out for David Ferrer in the semifinals.
Prediction: Djokovic wins 6-4, 6-2, 6-3
No. 1 Serena Williams (vs. Caroline Garcia)
To say that Serena Williams came into the All England Club as a favorite would be a glaring understatement this year, as she's been on an absolute tear for about a year-and-a-half now.
And now that Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki and Victoria Azarenka have already all been bounced or withdrawn with injury, the path is paved pretty nicely for the American.
Caroline Garcia comes in with a 17-13 record, but she was crushed by Williams in the French Open, 6-1, 6-2, in their only meeting as of yet.
Prediction: Williams wins 6-1, 6-1
No. 4 David Ferrer (vs. Roberto Bautista Agut)
There aren't many tennis players who are hotter than David Ferrer right now, and that could wreak havoc for the Joker later on in the semifinals.
For right now, Ferrer will have to worry about the 60th-ranked player in the world for his second-round matchup against Roberto Bautista Agut. It'll be an all-Spain matchup between the two foes.
Agut is only 12-12 on the season, while Ferrer towers over him with a 37-11 record, including his first-ever Grand Slam championship match appearance at Roland Garros earlier this month.
Prediction: Ferrer wins 6-2, 6-1, 6-1
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