Wimbledon lookahead: Day of rest on middle Sunday is no more

July 2, 2022 GMT
Britain's Heather Watson celebrates defeating Slovenia's Kaja Juvan in a third round women's singles match on day five of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Friday, July 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Britain's Heather Watson celebrates defeating Slovenia's Kaja Juvan in a third round women's singles match on day five of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Friday, July 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Britain's Heather Watson celebrates defeating Slovenia's Kaja Juvan in a third round women's singles match on day five of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Friday, July 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
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Britain's Heather Watson celebrates defeating Slovenia's Kaja Juvan in a third round women's singles match on day five of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Friday, July 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
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Britain's Heather Watson celebrates defeating Slovenia's Kaja Juvan in a third round women's singles match on day five of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Friday, July 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO SUNDAY

The traditional day of rest on the middle Sunday at Wimbledon is a thing of the past, and a British player will be first on Centre Court to mark the occasion. Heather Watson, who will be playing in the fourth round at the All England Club for the first time, will face Jule Niemeier. Fifth-seeded Carlos Alcaraz will follow against Jannik Sinner and three-time defending champion Novak Djokovic will be last in the main stadium against Tim van Rijthoven. Third-seeded Ons Jabeur will take on Elise Mertens on No. 1 Court.

SUNDAY’S FORECAST

Cloudy. High of 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees Celsius).

FRIDAY’S KEY RESULTS

Women’s Third Round: Alize Cornet beat No. 1 Iga Swiatek 6-4, 6-2; No. 4 Paula Badosa beat No. 25 Petra Kvitova 7-5, 7-6 (4); Petra Martic beat No. 8 Jessica Pegula 6-2, 7-6 (5); No. 20 Amanda Anisimova beat No. 11 Coco Gauff 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-1; Ajla Tomljanovic beat No. 13 Barbora Krejcikova 2-6, 6-4, 6-3; No. 16 Simona Halep beat Magdalena Frech 6-4, 6-1; No. 17 Elena Rybakina beat Zheng Qinwen 7-6 (4), 7-5; Harmony Tan beat Katie Boulter 6-1, 6-1.

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Men’s Third Round: No. 2 Rafael Nadal beat Lorenzo Sonego 6-1, 6-2, 6-4; Nick Kyrgios beat No. 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (7); No. 11 Taylor Fritz beat Alex Molcan 6-4, 6-1, 7-6 (3); No. 19 Alex de Minaur beat Liam Broady 6-3, 6-4, 7-5; No. 21 Botic Van de Zandschulp beat Richard Gasquet 7-5, 2-6, 7-6 (7), 6-1; Cristian Garin beat No. 29 Jenson Brooksby 6-2, 6-3, 1-6, 6-4; Brandon Nakashima beat Daniel Elahi Galan 6-4, 6-4, 6-1; Jason Kubler beat Jack Sock 6-2, 4-6, 5-7, 7-6 (4), 6-3.

STAT OF THE DAY

3 — Number of code violations in the contentious match between Kyrgios and Tsitsipas. Kyrgios received one and Tsitsipas received two.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Bro, bring out more supervisors. I’m not done. Bring ’em all out. I don’t care. I’m not playing until we get to the bottom of this.” Kyrgios speaking to the chair umpire and a supervisor after Tsitsipas hit a ball off court after losing the second set.

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