Off the back of the last Sunday rest day in Wimbledon history, the big guns in the men’s draw progressed through to the quarter finals, while two Aussies set up an historic quarter finals matchup.
An Aussie showdown awaits us
Ajla Tomljanović has set up an all-Aussie Wimbledon quarter-final with world number one Ash Barty.
In a brilliantly clinical display, the Aussie defeated home crowd favourite Emma Raducanu. Down 3-0 in the second set, the Englishwoman retired, but not before an onslaught of sensational shotmaking by Tomljanović.
She continually forced Raducanu to defend behind the baseline, not allowing the youngster to develop any rhythm in her game.
Ash Barty got through earlier in the night by defeating a woman with an eerily similar record to her own two years ago.
Both Barty in 2019 and her opponent Barbora Krejčíková this year entered Wimbledon off the back of a 15-match winning streak that included their maiden Grand Slam titles at Roland Garros.
Barty lost out in the quarter-final then, and she would spell the end of Krejčíková’s campaign this season.
The Aussie superstar hasn’t been at the top of her game yet, which is a positive sign considering she has flown into the quarter-finals without too much fuss.
Barty was broken early in the first but responded well to break back twice over. In the second, she took the ascendency with her slice backhand producing issues for the French Open champion. She was unable to generate her own pace on the ball and was run ragged the entire set, eventually succumbing to the pressure and going down to Barty in straights.
Barty’s win guarantees an Aussie woman will go through to the semi-finals of Wimbledon for the first time since Jelena Dokić in 2001.
|Ash Barty 1||7||6|
|Barbora Krejcikova 14||5||3|
|Paula Badosa 30||6||4|
|Karolina Muchova 19||7||6|
|Coco Gauff 20||4||4|
|Angelique Kerber 25||6||6|
|Karolina Pliskova 8||6||6|
|Madison Keys 23||6||3|
|Iga Swiatek 7||7||1||1|
|Ons Jabeur 21||5||6||6|
|Elena Rybakina 18||3||6||3|
|Aryna Sabalenka 2||6||4||6|
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Fifth set that features 13 breaks of serve
In the men’s draw, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer got through unscathed, while Karen Khachanov and Sebastian Korda produced one of the more peculiar matches ever.
Tied at two sets apiece heading into the decider, neither man was able to hold their own serve with 10 service games broken in a row.
Khachanov had the opportunity to serve the match out on four occasions but was unable to convert all opportunities in a baffling choke from both players.
In the end, Khachanov up a break found the groove and nailed two serves down the T, and eventually won through to the quarter-finals.
|Karen Khachanov 25||3||6||6||5||10|
|Novak Djokovic 1||6||6||6|
|Andrey Rublev 5||3||6||6||0||3|
|Denis Shapovalov 10||6||6||7|
|Roberto Bautista Agut||1||3||5|
|Matteo Berrettini 7||6||6||6|
|Felix Auger-Aliassime 16||6||7||3||3||6|
|Alexander Zverev 4||4||6||6||6||4|
|Roger Federer 6||7||6||6|
|Lorenzo Sonego 23||5||4||2|
|Hubert Hurkacz 14||2||7||3||6||6|
|Daniil Medvedev 2||6||6||6||3||3|