Older is Better
Nine of the 16 men’s players in the 4th round are over 30 – Djokovic, Federer, Nadal, Bautista, Paire, Verdasco, Kukushkin, Querrey, Sousa. Two youngest are Matteo Berrettini (23) and Ugo Humbert (21).
Idols are not forever
Berrettini, grew up idolizing Fededer like: “I kind of stopped cheering for him when I first saw my name and his name in the same draw. I realized I had to stop cheering for him.”
Interesting 4th round matches on the women’s side:
Kvitova vs. Konta
Halep vs. Gauff (Halep should get it done without drama)
Bary Vs Riske (Barty should win, but Riske is the grass court specialist)
Interesting 4th round matches on the men’s side:
Federer vs Berrettini (Berrettini has been on a hot run, Federer has struggled a bit)
Querrey vs Sandgren (the fact that they are here in the 4th round is good news for US tennis)
Djokovic Vs Humbert (Humbert won’t be too much trouble for Djokovic but the 21-year old has a promising future.
Is Nishikori Okay?
Kei Nishikori has almost perfected the art of wearing himself out in the first week and then losing badly in the second week. That has not been the case at this Wimbledon. The new Mr. Efficient won all his matches in straight sets.
You can’t wait forever
Roger Federer: “Took me two years to find a date for Match of Africa 6, was trying to be as little annoying for Rafa as possible, but at some point of time I had to force it a bit and say, give me a date now“