Wimbledon lookahead: Nadal, Kyrgios, Halep in QF action
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO WEDNESDAY
Four more quarterfinal matches are scheduled Wednesday, when two Americans will play on Centre Court. Two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep faces 20th-seeded Amanda Anisimova of the United States in the day’s first match in the main stadium. Halep won the 2019 Wimbledon title. Rafael Nadal then takes on Taylor Fritz. The 11th-seeded American beat Nadal in this year’s Indian Wells final. The second-seeded Nadal is halfway to a calendar-year Grand Slam. On No. 1 Court, two Australians are in action. Ajla Tomljanovic faces Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan before Nick Kyrgios plays Cristian Garin of Chile. In mixed doubles, American players Coco Gauff and Jack Sock have a semifinal match against Australian duo Samantha Stosur and Matthew Ebden.
Cloudy. High of 75 degrees Fahrenheit (24 degrees Celsius).
Women’s Quarterfinals: No. 3 Ons Jabeur beat Marie Bouzkova 3-6, 6-1, 6-1; Tatjana Maria beat Jule Niemeier 4-6, 6-2, 7-5.
Men’s Quarterfinals: No. 1 Novak Djokovic beat No. 10 Jannik Sinner 5-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2; No. 9 Cameron Norrie beat David Goffin 3-6, 7-5, 2-6, 6-3, 7-5.
STAT OF THE DAY I
34 — Tatjana Maria’s age, making her the oldest first-time Grand Slam semifinalist in the professional era (which began in 1968).
STAT OF THE DAY II
35 — Number of victories for Novak Djokovic in Grand Slam matches that go five sets, the most in history.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Priceless, honestly,” — Bouzkova, who lost to Jabeur, on playing on Centre Court.
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