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Wimbledon 2013 Live Stream: Viewing Info and Predictions for Men's Semifinals

Jul 1, 2013; London, United Kingdom; Novak Djokovic (SRB) during his match against Tommy Haas (GER) (not pictured) on day seven of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club. Mandatory Credit: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports
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Rob GoldbergFeatured ColumnistJuly 4, 2013

Even though Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal lost early at Wimbledon, the men's semifinals is certain to be thrilling to watch.

Of the four players remaining, three of them have won Grand Slam titles in their careers, with the young Jerzy Janowicz still looking for his first. Each of them excel with the serve, and it will be a challenge for anyone to get breaks on the day.

While Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray will be favored to advance to the final, if we have learned anything at this tournament, it is to never count out the underdog.

With the possibility of an upset always apparent, make sure you do not miss a second of the action.

 

When: Friday, June 5

Time: 8 a.m. ET

Watch: ESPN

Live Stream: ESPN3

 

No. 1 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 8 Juan Martin del Potro

Although Juan Martin del Potro has had plenty of success throughout his career, he has never really done well at Wimbledon. Coming into this year, he has never reached the quarterfinals.

The Argentine has seemed to turn things around this year by winning all of his matches in straight sets. His last victory over David Ferrer was particularly impressive after the Spanish star had reached the French Open final last month.

However, the run has not been anywhere near as impressive as that of Djokovic. Not only has the No. 1 player in the world also won every set of the tournament, but he has dominated some serious competition.

Against Jeremy Chardy, Djokovic won an incredible 52 of 58 service points. While this is truly not sustainable, he has continued to be lights out throughout his five matches. He is also totaling very few unforced errors at Wimbledon, giving opponents very little chance to succeed.

Not only has del Potro not faced anyone with as good of a serve as Djokovic, but few opponents know how to keep rallies alive on grass as well as his next opponent.

The Serbian player has the talent and momentum to advance to the finals.

Prediction: Djokovic wins 6-3, 6-2, 6-4

 

No. 2 Andy Murray vs. No. 24 Jerzy Janowicz

Although Janowicz is overmatched as far as experience goes in this match, his play in this tournament shows that he is fully capable of defeating Murray.

The 6'8" player has an intimidating serve that is usually over 120 MPH and makes it very difficult for anyone to return. In his last match against Lukasz Kubot, he won 90 percent of his first serves.

However, this success rate was drastically reduced on his second serve, down to 36 percent in the quarterfinals. He has to make sure he gets that first serve in play to prevent Murray from being able to provide solid hits back.

Of course, it is important not to discredit the skill of Murray. He showed great resolve in the quarterfinals by coming back from two sets down, and the support of the home crowd will once again help him in this match.

He is also one of the more consistent competitors in the world, always performing well in every aspect of the match. 

While Janowicz has beaten some solid players at Wimbledon, he has not faced anyone with the technique and pure skill of Murray. The No. 2 seed should be able to do enough to win this match.

Prediction: Murray wins 7-5, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

 

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