Wimbledon 2014: Updated Draw and Predictions for Day 7 at All England Club

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Wimbledon 2014: Updated Draw and Predictions for Day 7 at All England Club
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The ever-dwindling number of stars still alive at the All England Club will get a reprieve on Sunday, with play suspended on "Middle Sunday."

While most will make the most of their day off, others will be slightly concerned with a scheduling back up. Two matches were canceled on Saturday, with another three suspended due to darkness, per the Wimbledon official account:

Those matches will be completed on Monday, which leaves the winners in a tough position. They have little turnaround time between rounds, meaning they're at a severe disadvantage in the fourth round.

Here's a look at how each of the respective draws look after Saturday.


Updated Draws

Updated Gentlemen's Singles Draw
Round Opponents
Third No.5 Stan Wawrinka vs. Denis Istomin
Third No. 19 Feliciano Lopez vs. No. 9 John Isner
Third Simone Bolelli vs. No. 10 Kei Nishikori
Round of 16 No. 1 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 14 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Round of 16 Jeremy Chardy vs. Marin Cilic
Round of 16 No. 3 Andy Murray vs. No. 20 Kevin Anderson
Round of 16 No. 11 Grigor Dimitrov vs. Leonardo Mayer
Round of 16 No. 23 Tommy Robredo vs. No. 4 Roger Federer
Round of 16 No. 8 Milos Raonic vs. Bolelli/Nishikori
Round of 16 Nick Kyrgios vs. No. 2 Rafael Nadal


Updated Ladies' Singles Draw
Round Day Opponents
Third Round No. 11 Ana Ivanovic vs. No. 19 Sabine Lisicki
Third Round Madison Keys vs. Yaroslava Shvedova
Round of 16 No. 25 Alize Cornet vs. No. 13 Eugenie Bouchard
Round of 16 No. 9 Angelique Kerber vs. No. 5 Maria Sharapova
Round of 16 No. 3 Simona Halep vs. Zarina Diyas
Round of 16 Tereza Smitkova vs. No. 23 Lucie Safarova
Round of 16 No. 22 Ekaterina Makarova vs. No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska
Round of 16 No. 6 Petra Kvitova vs. Shuai Peng
Round of 16 No. 16 Caroline Wozniacki vs. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova


Note: You can view the full gentlemen's singles draw and ladies' singles draw on Wimbledon's official site.


Day 7 Predictions

No. 25 Alize Cornet vs. No. 13 Eugenie Bouchard

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Alize Cornet provided the biggest surprise of the tournament, upsetting top seed Serena Williams in three sets. Normally when you drop the first set to Serena 1-6, that's all she wrote. Instead, Cornet recovered well in the second and sent the world's No. 1 packing.

For whatever reason, Cornet has Williams' number, per Ben Rothenberg of The New York Times:

The French star has little time to smell the roses, with 13th-seeded Eugenie Bouchard waiting in the round of 16. The two have met once before, with Cornet winning in three sets at the 2013 Internationaux de Strasbourg.

This sounds extremely obvious and reductive, but the outcome of this match will hinge on who wins the first set.

Bouchard is such an aggressive player that if she gains the early advantage, she can dictate the pace of the match. She's also yet to lose a set at Wimbledon this year, which could come into play considering Cornet has gone the full three in each of her three wins.

Fatigue could become a problem for her if she digs herself in an early hole.

This match will be competitive until the final set, when Bouchard's sweltering style will wear down Cornet.

Prediction: Bouchard wins; 6-3, 4-6, 6-1


No. 1 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 14 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

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Whatever advantage Jo-Wilfried Tsonga enjoyed over Novak Djokovic around 2008 and '09 has long since gone. The Frenchman won five of their first seven meetings. However, Djokovic has won 11 of the last 12, including the last nine in a row.

Even more worrying for Tsonga is that he's failed to take even a single set in his last seven matches against the Djoker.

The one possible opening for Tsonga is Djokovic's third-set fall against Gilles Simon on Friday. He landed awkwardly on his shoulder and needed four minutes to recover and return to the match.

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Although Djokovic won the match, you wonder if the injury will become a problem on Monday. He spoke about the problem to BBC, via ATPWorldTour.com:

It was a sharp pain when I fell, an awkward fall. I was just hoping there is nothing going on with the joint, luckily there is no damage and I could play. The muscle was quite sore with the impact but I am just glad to get through. Now there are two days off and I am going to try and recover. I played well though I dropped a couple of service games. It could have gone either way in the third but in the important moments I came up with the right selection of shots.

If Djokovic is less than 100 percent, then perhaps Tsonga can take an early lead and pile some pressure upon the No. 2 player in the world. While Djokovic has a limitless tank of energy, he still has a penchant for getting frustrated late in matches in which he's losing. That frustration could lead to silly unforced errors.

More than likely, though, Tsonga will be out of this one early.

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

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