LONDON, Sporting Alert – The order of play on Day 10 for the men’s singles quarter-final matches at Wimbledon 2016 on Wednesday, July 6.
As it was on the women’s side, the quarter-finals in the men’s singles will be played on the show courts – Centre Court and Court One, with the first match starting at 8:00 am ET.
Live streaming of each game will be on ESPN3.com and WatchESPN, with ESPN and ESPN2 also broadcasting the games live on television.
In the opener on Centre Court, No. 3 seed Roger Federer of Switzerland will lineup against Croatia’s No. 9 seed Marin Cilic.
Seven-time champion Federer booked his place in the quarter-finals after beating Steve Johnson of USA 6-2 6-3 7-5 in his fourth round match.
Marin Cilic advanced to the last eight after No. 5 seed Kei Nishikori of Japan was forced to retire, with the Croatian leading the match 6-1 5-1.
Cilic was a quarter-finalist in 2014 and 2015 as well.
The other game on Centre Court on Wednesday will see No. 12 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France taking on No. 2 Andy Murray of Great Britain.
With Serbia’s Novak Djokovic already out of the tournament, Murray is now being considered as the favourite and the 29-year-old is ok with the extra pressure.
“I haven’t noticed any real difference to be honest,” he said. “I’ve won Grand Slams before. I think for guys that haven’t that are still in the draw, they’re looking at it and seeing an opportunity for themselves.
“I deal with my own expectation. I expect to play my best tennis at these events and put a large amount of pressure on myself to do so, which I don’t think people always appreciate.
He added: “What the bookies say is completely irrelevant.
“Since I’ve been playing Wimbledon the last 10 years, I’d probably say seven or eight of those years, the expectation has been extremely high and the pressure’s been unbelievably high.
“That’s exactly the same this year regardless of who’s in the draw or not and it will be the same until I’m done playing tennis.”
Murray won Wimbledon in 2013.
On Court One, No. 6 Milos Raonic of Canada will play No. 28 Sam Querrey of USA, the man who took out world number one and defending champion Djokovic.
After his victory over Frenchman Nicolas Mahut in the fourt round to advance to his first grand slam quarter-final, Querrey said: “If I didn’t win, there would have been a lot of: Wow, it was kind of a fluky match against Novak because you didn’t back it up.
” …I definitely knew if I lost, it would have been: Hey, you beat Novak, but obviously that was just like one special moment.”
Wimbledon 2016 Order of Play: Day 10 Men’s Singles Quarter-finals
CENTRE COURT (8am ET)
3-Roger Federer (Switzerland) v 9-Marin Cilic (Croatia)
12-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France) v 2-Andy Murray (Britain)
COURT ONE (8am ET)
28-Sam Querrey (U.S.) v 6-Milos Raonic (Canada)
10-Tomas Berdych (Czech Rep) v 32-Lucas Pouille (France)