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Wimbledon 2010: Picking the Round of 16

Jordan Schwartz@jordanharrisonSenior Writer IJune 26, 2010

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 26:  Andy Murray of Great Britain plays a shot during his match against Gilles Simon of France on Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 26, 2010 in London, England.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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There are three unseeded players and two other men seeded lower than 16 among the 16 remaining after the first week of play at Wimbledon. However, I don't see any surprises coming in the fourth round on Monday.

Roger Federer (1) def. Jurgen Melzer (16)

It's kind of interesting that these guys have both been professionals for more than a decade, but have never met. Then again, Melzer only cracked the Top 30 in the past couple years. After a rough first two matches, Federer seems to have found his stride and should be able to get past the Austrian, who is playing in his first Wimbledon round of 16.

Tomas Berdych (12) def. Daniel Brands

I had Berdych in my quarterfinals before the tournament began, so I'm certainly going to stick with him against the No. 98 player in the world.

Novak Djokovic (3) def. Lleyton Hewitt (15)

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Djokovic has won the last three meetings with Hewitt, defeating him in straight sets at Queens Club in '08 and in four tight sets at Wimbledon the year prior.

Andy Roddick (5) def. Yen-Hsun Lu

Lu is the first player from Chinese Taipei to reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam, but he is 0-3 versus Roddick, including two straight-set losses this year.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (10) def. Julien Benneteau (32)

These Frenchmen have split six matches since '07, but Tsonga has won all three meetings in Grand Slams, including a straight-sets victory at Wimbledon three years ago.

Andy Murray (4) def. Sam Querrey (18)

Murray hasn't dropped a set in three victories over Querrey, including one on grass in Newport four years ago.

Robin Soderling (6) def. David Ferrer (9)

Soderling is 5-2 against Ferrer, taking their most recent meeting at last year's French Open and their only grass-court match in Nottingham in '04.

Rafael Nadal (2) def. Paul-Henri Mathieu

Nadal is 9-0 versus Mathieu.

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Jordan Schwartz is one of Bleacher Report's New York Yankees and College Basketball Featured Columnists. His book Memoirs of the Unaccomplished Man is available at amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, and authorhouse.com.

Jordan can be reached at jordanschwartz2003@yahoo.com

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