How to watch: ESPN, ESPN+, ESPN3, 6 a.m. Eastern
Scores: Men | Women
Novak Djokovic vs. Philipp Kohlschreiber
Djokovic, the defending males’s singles champion, will open play on Centre Court at eight a.m. Eastern. Djokovic, the No. 1 seed, has received 10 of his 12 earlier matches towards Kohlschreiber, a 35-year-old German. But Kohlschreiber beat Djokovic at the Indian Wells match this 12 months. If Kohlschreiber can use his diversified shot choice to discover Djokovic’s weaknesses early within the match, he could have an opportunity earlier than Djokovic’s bodily stamina can overwhelm him within the best-of-five-set format.
Naomi Osaka vs. Yulia Putintseva
Osaka, just lately unseated as world No. 1 by the French Open winner Ashleigh Barty, will observe Djokovic on Centre Court. She is the reigning champion of the United States and Australian Opens, tournaments on hardcourts extra related to the grass of Wimbledon than the crimson clay at Roland Garros, the place Osaka misplaced within the third spherical. But Putintseva, ranked 39th, beat Osaka on the grass of Birmingham just a few weeks in the past, and has but to lose a set towards her in two matches. An early-round upset wouldn’t be too shocking if Putintseva can put the magic of Centre Court out of her thoughts and put stress on Osaka’s first serve.
Venus Williams vs. Cori Gauff
Gauff, 15, is the youngest participant to ever qualify for the principle draw at Wimbledon. Before she was born, Williams, now 39, had received 4 Grand Slam singles titles, together with two at Wimbledon. That could also be intimidating, however Gauff, whose growth has been watched intently in recent times, confirmed a remarkably cool head in qualifying. She beat the highest-ranked participant within the qualifying match, Aliona Bolsova, and earned her spot in the principle draw with out shedding a set. If she will be able to proceed the shape that she cultivated in qualifying, we might even see a real altering of the guard in American ladies’s tennis within the third match of the day on No. 1 Court.
Kevin Anderson vs. Pierre-Hugues Herbert
Anderson misplaced final 12 months within the Wimbledon ultimate to Novak Djokovic, after getting back from a two-set deficit, profitable by 13-11 within the fifth set, to beat Roger Federer within the quarterfinals and surviving a six-hour 36-minute semifinal towards John Isner. Anderson, the No. four seed, just lately returned to tour after lacking practically three months with an elbow harm. His first take a look at at the All England Club shall be towards Herbert within the first match of the day on No. three Court at 6 a.m. Eastern. Herbert, a four-time Grand Slam doubles champion who’s ranked 39th in singles, has had a comparatively good run-up to Wimbledon, having reached the semifinals in Halle, Germany, and the spherical of 16 at each of his different grass courtroom occasions this season.
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