WIMBLEDON, Sporting Alert – The Wimbledon 2016 order of play on the show courts for Day Four on Thursday.
Focus On Centre Court
In the men’s singles, No. 2 ranked Andy Murray and No. 5 Kei Nishikori will be in action on Centre Court, while No. 16 Johanna Konta will be in action in women’s singles on the same court.
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Great Britain’s Murray, will seek to reach the third round on Thursday and he will be up against a familiar face.
Keeping A Close Eye On Danger?
The 29-year-old takes on Taiwan’s Yen-Hsun Lu, who he has beaten in the last three meetings, but a player who also knocked him out in the first round of the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
Murray, as expected, is listed as the favourite, but the Briton is anticipating a tough matchup against the world number 78 ranked player, who is on an 11-match winning streak.
“It’s a very tough match,” Murray admitted. “He’s played the three grass-court Challengers in the build-up.
“He’s won two of them and lost in the final of one.”
The fifth-seeded Nishikori of Japan will matchup against France’s Julien Benneteau in the second round.
It’s A Quick Turnaround
Also playing on Centre Court is British number one and No. 16 seed Johanna Konta, who is scheduled for back-to-back matches.
She meets Eugenie Bouchard of Canada, the 2014 Wimbledon finalist.
Konta defeated Monica Puig of Puerto Rico in a rain-affected program on Wednesday, but she will make the quick turnaround to help take care of the overloaded schedule, caused by the rain delays on Tuesday and Wednesday.
In order of play on Court One, women’s No. 2 seed Garbine Muguruza of Spain will face-off with Slovakia’s Jana Cepelova, while on the men’s side No. 8 seed Dominic Thiem of Austria goes up against Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic and No. 16 Gilles Simon of France plays Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria.
In a loaded order of play on Court Two, Romania’s No. 5 Simona Halep, No. 3 Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland, who is making a quick turnaround as well, and Australia’s No. 19 Bernard Tomic will all look to advance.
Several fans at Wimbledon 2016 on Wednesday were award full refund on tickets after rain affected several contests.
Wimbledon 2016 Order of Play on Day Four
CENTRE COURT (8:00 am ET)
Julien Benneteau (France) v Kei Nishikori-5 (Japan)
Yen-Hsun Lu (Taiwan) v Andy Murray-2 (Britain)
Eugenie Bouchard v Johanna Konta-16 (Britain)
COURT ONE (8:00 am ET)
Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) v Gilles Simon-16 (France)
Jana Cepelova (Slovakia) v Garbine Muguruza-2 (Spain)
Dominic Thiem-8 (Austria) v Jiri Vesely (Czech Republic)
COURT TWO (6:00 am ET)
Daniel Evans (Britain) v Alexandr Dolgopolov-30 (Ukraine)
Simona Halep-5 (Romania) v Francesca Schiavone (Italy)
Radu Albot (Macedonia) v Bernard Tomic-19 (Australia)
Agnieszka Radwanska-3 (Poland) v Ana Konjuh (Croatia)