Wimbledon Schedule: Riveting Quarterfinal Matchups Set for Day Nine

Sam BlumCorrespondent IJune 29, 2010

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 28:  Yen-Hsun Lu of Taipei celebrates a point during his  match against Andy Roddick of USA on Day Seven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 28, 2010 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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You may not have heard of him, but this 82nd ranked player is coming off the biggest upset of his career in which he made a Lu-ser out of Andy Roddick. Yen-Hsun Lu's story is a great one. He is currently on one of the best runs anyone from the Chinese Taipei has ever achieved. He will continue that run tomorrow versus Novak Djokovic.

Centre Court starting at 8:00 a.m. (1:00 p.m. London): 

Roger Federer vs. Tomas Berdych: 

Tomas Berdych is playing some great tennis this summer. He was just a set away from playing in the French finals and will certainly be Federer's toughest test of the tournament. Federer seems to be rejuvenated after a slow start. He has now won eight sets in a row en route to his 25th straight quarterfinal appearance in a Grand Slam.

Jo-Wilfred Tsonga vs. Andy Murray starting at approximately 11:00 a.m. (4:00 p.m. London):

Tsonga seems to be on the verge of a major breakthrough. Most of his success has come in Australia, but his talent level is on the cusp of greatness. Andy Murray has already reached that point. The next step for him is a Grand Slam title, and of course there would be no better place than Wimbledon for this Scotsman.

No 1. Court starting at 8:00 a.m. (1:00 p.m. London): 

Novak Djokovic vs. Yen-Hsun Lu:

Lu is on an absolute tear. This run to the quarters is somewhat unprecedented and the whole tennis world is keen to see how he fares against Novak Djokovic, a player who has failed to live up to expectations. Novak must be happy about his draw, but he should not be too careful.

Robin Soderling vs. Rafael Nadal starting at approximately 11:00 a.m. (4:00 p.m. London):

And so they meet again. Soderling has played the best tennis this tournament, but Rafael Nadal is the better player. This match up is coming right after a finals match up in Paris, and just a year after Soderling upset Nadal at the French Open. Nadal is the better player, but will he bring his stuff tomorrow?


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