Wimbledon 2014 Schedule: TV Info, Live Stream and Predictions for Day 6

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Wimbledon 2014 Schedule: TV Info, Live Stream and Predictions for Day 6
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No matter what a player's goal was coming into the tournament, reaching the second week at Wimbledon is a big deal. There are 32 individuals looking to accomplish this feat in Day 6 at the All England Club.

With stars like Tomas Berdych and David Ferrer already going down in the earlier rounds in the men's bracket, as well as Li Na and Victoria Azarenka on the women's side, everyone has to be alert while avoiding an upset.

Of course, the biggest names—like Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and others—should be able to come through in winnable matches this time around.

Still, there should be a number of exciting battles throughout the day. Here is a look at the upcoming schedule with predictions for the closest matches.

 

When: Saturday, June 26

Where: All England Club, London, England

TV: ESPN (8 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

Live Stream: Watch ESPN

 

Wimbledon Day 6 Schedule
Court Time (Local) Draw Matchup Predicted Winner
Centre Court 1 p.m. Men's Mikhail Kukushkin vs. No. 2 Rafael Nadal Nadal
Centre Court 2nd match Women's Alison Riske vs. No. 5 Maria Sharapova Sharapova
Centre Court 3rd match Men's Santiago Giraldo vs. No. 4 Roger Federer Federer
No. 1 Court 1 p.m. Women's No. 1 Serena Williams vs. No. 25 Alize Cornet Williams
No. 1 Court 2nd match Women's No. 11 Ana Ivanovic vs. No. 19 Sabine Lisicki Lisicki
No. 1 Court 3rd match Men's No. 5 Stan Wawrinka vs. Denis Istomin Wawrinka
No. 2 Court 11:30 a.m. Men's No. 8 Milos Raonic vs. Lukasz Kubot Raonic
No. 2 Court 2nd match Women's No. 3 Simona Halep vs. Belinda Bencic Halep
No. 3 court 11:30 a.m. Women's No. 20 Andrea Petkovic vs. No. 13 Eugenie Bouchard Petkovic
No. 3 court 2nd match Men's No. 19 Feliciano Lopez vs. No. 9 John Isner Isner
Court 12 2nd match (11:30 a.m.) Women's No. 9 Angelique Kerber vs. No. 24 Kirsten Flipkens Flipkens
Court 12 3rd match Men's No. 15 Jerzy Janowicz vs. No. 23 Tommy Robredo Robredo
Court 18 11:30 a.m. Women's Vera Zvonareva vs. Zarina Diyas Diyas
Court 18 2nd match Men's Simone Bolelli vs. No. 10 Kei Nishikori Nishikori
Court 17 11:30 a.m. Men's Nick Kyrgios vs. Jiri Vesely Vesely
Court 17 2nd match Women's Madison Keys vs. Yaroslava Shvedova Keys

via Wimbledon.com

Top Matches to Watch

Jerzy Janowicz vs. Tommy Robredo

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Things have not been easy for Jerzy Janowicz as he looks to at least replicate his semifinal appearance from last year. He needed five sets to win each of his first two matches, including most recently in a tough battle against veteran Lleyton Hewitt.

After the win, Janowicz explained his excitement, via ATPWorldTour.com:

It's a really good win for me. I think Hewitt is a really dangerous player. Doesn't matter how old is he and doesn't matter his ranking, he's an extremely good player, especially on grass. I was a little bit unlucky in the third set tie-break. I took a small risk on the second serve when I had the first match point. I missed like by four centimeters, and the next match point he played winner down the line backhand exactly middle of the line. But luckily I played an unbelievable fifth set, and I'm really happy.

Of course, if it was so much of a struggle to beat Hewitt, things will be even tougher against another veteran in Tommy Robredo. The 32-year-old player has been impressive when healthy, something that has not been an issue so far this week.

Robredo has only dropped a single set in two matches against Lukas Lacko and Adrian Mannarino and has done a great job of succeeding with his first serve.

As long as he finds a way to keep this up, he should be able to pull the upset over the No. 15 seed.

Prediction: Robredo wins 6-4, 3-6, 7-5, 6-2.

 

John Isner vs. Feliciano Lopez

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Every match with John Isner seems to go the same way: He is dominant on the serve but often struggles to break his opponent.

This is what made his opening match against Daniel Smethurst such a surprise, as noted by Jon Wertheim of Sports Illustrated:

Isner made it through the first round without going to tiebreak but needed to win two of them to win his second round. One of the sets went as high as 19-17 before the American was able to come away with a win.

Despite this, he has won all six of his sets and is playing as well as ever to reach the third round of Wimbledon for the first time.

However, things will not be easy against Feliciano Lopez, who has been just as good with his serve in the first two rounds. He won 86 percent of his first serves in Round 1 before winning 88 percent of those points in Round 2.

This is the type of match that will go back and forth and last for more than a few hours. However, Isner has grown mentally and should be able to pull out a win.

Prediction: Isner wins 7-6, 6-7, 7-5, 7-6, 9-7.

 

Ana Ivanovic vs. Sabine Lisicki

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This will be one of the top matches of the day as Ana Ivanovic and Sabine Lisicki meet each other in a contest that could easily take place in the semifinals.

Lisicki has been especially impressive on grass, moving to 21-5 at Wimbledon in her career. However, Ivanovic is far from her peak, but she has been solid in recent years.

Nick Bollettieri of The Independent broke down a major key between the two sides that will help decide the match: 

The key here is for Ivanovic to try and keep Lisicki on the court. The longer the rallies the more likely it is that Lisicki will make a mistake and one of those smashing forehands will go long or wide. It is crucial for Sabine that her serve holds up, she gets that first serve firing and so wins points quickly – bang, bang, move on. 

This will be tough to do for Ivanovic because Lisicki has been on her game lately. The only problem has been her serving accuracy, which dropped to 50 percent in her last match and led to five double faults.

Still, Lisicki's all-around game should be enough to edge her talented opponent in this match.

Prediction: Lisicki wins 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.

 

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