Wimbledon – Day 6
The first week of Wimbledon is complete and the 4th round is set. Day 6 was an interesting day. Not as many upsets on day 6 thankfully for many teams who are hanging on to 1 or 2 people. First up on centre court was Gauff and she was up against 20 year old Kaja Juvan. Gauff played another solid match as she defeated Juvan 6-3; 6-3. She is into the 4th round for the 2nd time. She has never gone past the 4th round, can she do it this time round? Federer was up next against the last British player left in the men’s draw, Cam Norrie. Norrie came out and looked nervous. Federer capitalised and went up 2 sets to love. The 3rd set was tightly contested and at 5-5, Federer conjured up 2 break points and you would think 2 match points. Norrie saved them and took the game to go 6-5 up. Federer then had a very poor service game as he was broken to love. This one was going to a fourth set. Federer broke first in the 4th but Norrie broke straight back. Federer then managed to break again at 4-4 and this time round had a chance to serve it out. That is exactly what he did. The 1st seed Barty was last on Centre Court and she was up against Siniakova. Not the cleanest match by any means from the 1st seed but she will be relieved to come through the match in straight sets.
Raducanu was first on 1st court. The 18 year old wildcard trying to book a spot in the 2nd week of Wimbledon. She went down 3- 1 in the first set but then won 5 games in a row to go 1 set to love up. She held her nerve and took the second set 7-5. The British crowd will be fully behind her as she is the last British player in any of the singles draws. Auger-Aliassime was up against Kyrgios next. This match looked like a good one on paper and in a way it was. Kyrgios came out the blocks quickly and took the first set 6-2. The bad news was in the last game of the first set, he pulled a abdominal muscle. This meant he couldn’t serve and he lost the second set 6-1 and then was forced to retire. The last match on court 1 was the second seed, Medvedev, up against Cilic. Cilic came out playing some great tennis and he went 2 sets to love up. Medvedev did Medvedev things as he fought back to make it 2 sets all. Cilic was not in a good space at the start of the 5th and Medvedev pounced on that as he went 5-0 up. Cilic broke back and held serve but Medvedev didn’t make the same mistake twice and booked his spot in the 4th round. This was the first time the Russian had come back from 2 sets down and won the match.
The fantasy league had a interesting day 6. Day 6 saw 5 male picks lose: Bublik, Fritz, Cilic, Kyrgios and Norrie. Day 6 also saw 4 ladies picks lose: Siniakova, Linette, Pavlyuchenkova and Ostapenko.
The most players left in 1 team is 7. That is a very impressive feat. We have a new leader heading into the rest day. ‘2nd Choice’ has not only taken the lead but has also pulled a gap of 8 points. ‘Nutty Choice 2’ still there in 2nd place tied with ‘2nd Serve’. There is also a 3 way tie for 4th. There are only 5 prizes and right now 6 teams are seperated by 9 points. 7th, 8th and 9th are ready to pounce if anyone ahead has a poor day. Still a week to go, lots of tennis still to be played. Here is the leaderboard after Day 6.
Match Results from Day 6:
- Muchova(19) beat Pavlyuchenkova(16) – 7-5; 6-3
- Tomljanovic beat Ostapenko – 4-6 ;6-4; 6-2
- Kerber(25) beat Sasnovich – 2-6; 6-0; 6-1
- Badosa(30) beat Linette – 5-7; 6-2; 6-4
- Krejcikova(14) beat Sevastova – 7-6(1); 3-6; 7-5
- Zverev(4) beat Fritz(31) – 6-7(3); 6-4; 6-3; 7-6(4)
- Federer(6) beat Norrie(29) – 6-4; 6-4; 5-7; 6-4
- Medvedev(2) beat Cilic(32) – 6-7(3); 3-6; 6-3; 6-3; 6-2
Matches to watch on Manic Monday:
- Khachanov(25) vs Korda – (12:00)
- Shapovalov(10) vs Bautista-Agut(8) (13:15)
- Auger-Alliassime(16) vs Zverev(4) (15:15)
- Hurkacz(14) vs Medvedev(2) (15:15)
- Federer(6) vs Sonego(23) (17:45)
- Swiatek(7) vs Jabeur(21) (12:00)
- Rybakina(18) vs Sabalenka(2) (12:00)
- Barty(1) vs Krejcikova(14) (14:00)
- Pliskova(8) vs Samsonova (14:00)
- Badosa(30) vs Muchova(19) (15:15)
- Gauff(20) vs Kerber(25) (16:30)
Jared matriculated in 2020 from Wynberg Boys High School in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa. His passion for tennis afforded him the opportunity of travelling to Europe. He is a quizmaster and a fantasy organiser.