Wimbledon Schedule 2013: Day 6 Matchups, Predictions and Analysis

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Wimbledon Schedule 2013: Day 6 Matchups, Predictions and Analysis
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Despite rain showers on Thursday and Friday, the 2013 Wimbledon Championships are heating up as Saturday marks the conclusion of the first week of play at the All England Club.

Third-round action will continue on Saturday as the schedule features several intriguing showdowns, including a matchup between 2012 finalist Agnieszka Radwanska and American teenager Madison Keys.

In addition, men's and women's top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams will both be on display and looking to earn a berth in Monday's round of 16.

Here we'll get you set for Day 6 at Wimbledon.

 

Notable Day 6 Singles Matchups

Men's Singles Court
Novak Djokovic (1) vs. Jeremy Chardy (28) Centre Court
David Ferrer (4) vs. Alexandr Dolgopolov (26) Court No. 1
Tomas Berdych (7) vs. Kevin Anderson (27) Court No. 1
Juan Martin del Potro (8) vs. Grega Zemlja  Court No. 12
Richard Gasquet (9) vs. Bernard Tomic Centre Court
Tommy Haas (13) vs. Feliciano Lopez Court No. 2
Women's Singles Court
Serena Williams (1) vs. Kimiko Date-Krumm Court No. 1
Agnieszka Radwanska (4) vs. Madison Keys Court No. 3
Li Na (6) vs. Klara Zakopalova (32) Court No. 3
Petra Kvitova (8) vs. Ekaterina Makarova (25) Court No. 1
Roberta Vinci (11) vs. Dominika Cibulkova (18) Court No. 18
Samantha Stosur (14) vs. Sabine Lisicki (23) Centre Court
Sloane Stephens (17) vs. Petra Cetkovska Court No. 3
Laura Robson vs. Marina Erakovic Court No. 2

Italicized matches are in progress and will resume on Saturday. Click here to view the entire order of play courtesy of Wimbledon.com.

 

Day 6 Predictions

Serena Williams Will Cruise into Round of 16

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Five-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams will take on 42-year-old Kimiko Date-Krumm on Saturday at the All England Club, looking to earn her seventh straight berth in the round of 16 of the season's most prestigious major.

Although Date-Krumm has been awfully impressive to this point, becoming the oldest woman in the Open era to reach the third round at Wimbledon, she'll be no match for Williams on Day 6.

The top seed and defending champion is in the midst of a 33-match winning streak and is playing superb tennis at the moment. Williams has yet to drop a set in this tournament and is working her unbeatable power game to perfection.

She's winning roughly 85 percent of her first-serve points thus far at Wimbledon and boasts 55 total winners to just 20 total unforced errors heading into the third round. Kudos to Date-Krumm for making history this summer, but Williams is unlikely to show her any mercy on Saturday.

Prediction: Serena Williams, 6-2, 6-1

 

Novak Djokovic Set to Roll into Second Week 

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2011 Wimbledon champion and men's overall top seed Novak Djokovic will be back on Centre Court on Saturday taking on 28th-seeded Frenchman Jeremy Chardy, who has never been past the third round at the All England Club.

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While upsets have plagued the men's draw throughout the first week at SW19, look for Djokovic to roll to a straight-sets win to advance to the round of 16 for the fifth straight year at Wimbledon.

Like Williams, the 26-year-old Serb has yet to lose a set and is serving exceptionally well heading into the weekend. Djokovic won a ridiculous 91 percent of his first-serve points in his second-round win over American Bobby Reynolds on Thursday, and he has 81 winners to his name through two matches.

While Chardy has dropped just two sets coming in, he should be overmatched against Djokovic, an all-court player who is also a stud in the return game.

Look for Nole to win easily in the day's final match on Centre Court.

Prediction: Novak Djokovic, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4

 

Agnieszka Radwanska Will Survive American Teenager

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One of Saturday's most underrated matches will feature 2012 finalist Agnieszka Radwanska taking on 18-year-old challenger Madison Keys, who comes in with loads of confidence despite never having played in the Wimbledon main draw before this year.

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Neither player has shown signs of weakness through the first two rounds, but the edge has to go to the 24-year-old Pole based on experience alone. She's reached the quarterfinals here in three of the past five years and came within a set of winning the title a year ago.

If the moment is going to be too big for anyone, it's Keys. This is only her fifth career appearance in the main draw of a Grand Slam and only the second time she's ever reached the third round at a Slam.

The powerful teen has a bright future ahead of her, but Radwanska is the fourth-best women's player in the world, and this is Wimbledon.

Prediction: Agnieszka Radwanska 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

 

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