WIMBLEDON DAY 7 – MEN’S NOTES

WIMBLEDON DAY 7 - MEN’S NOTES (via ITF)
Monday 27 June | Round of 16

Featured matches
No. 1 Rafael Nadal (ESP) v No. 24 Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)
No. 2 Novak Djokovic (SRB) v No. 19 Michael Llodra (FRA)
No. 3 Roger Federer (SUI) v No. 18 Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)
No. 4 Andy Murray (GBR) v No. 17 Richard Gasquet (FRA)
No. 6 Tomas Berdych (CZE) v No. 10 Mardy Fish (USA)
No. 7 David Ferrer (ESP) v No. 12 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
(Q) Lukasz Kubot (POL) v Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
(Q) Bernard Tomic (AUS) v Xavier Malisse (BEL)

A quick look at the round of 16…

• There are 2 unseeded match-ups in the round of 16, which means there will definitely be 2 unseeded players through to the quarterfinals at this year’s Wimbledon. This is the 4th successive year that there will be at least one unseeded player in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon.

• The youngest man to start in this year’s main draw has advanced to the round of 16. 18-year-old Australian Bernard Tomic is the youngest man to reach this stage at Wimbledon since Michael Chang in 1990.

• There are also 2 qualifiers through to the round of 16 here. Lukasz Kubot and Tomic are bidding to become the first qualifiers to reach the quarterfinals at Wimbledon since Vladimir Voltchkov in 2000.

• The Top 4 seeds are through to the last 16 for the 3rd straight Grand Slam. The last time one of the Top 4 didn’t make it to this stage was when No. 4 Andy Murray lost in the 3rd round at the 2010 US Open.

• France’s Michael Llodra has reached round of 16 at Wimbledon for the first time in 11 appearances here. This equals the Open Era record for the highest number of attempts by a player to reach the round of 16 at Wimbledon. Jeremy Bates (GBR), Richey Reneberg (USA) and Marc Rosset (SUI) also reached their first round of 16 on their 11th appearance here.

• There are 3 Spanish men into the round of 16, which equals the Open Era record for the most Spaniards to reach this stage at Wimbledon. There have been 3 Spanish men in the round of 16 here twice before, in 2006 and 2008. The record number of Spanish men in the Wimbledon quarterfinals is 2, in 2007 and 2008.

• Roger Federer is bidding to contest his 29th successive Grand Slam quarterfinal to extend his Open Era record for most consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinal appearances. Only 5 other players have even contested the last 29 Grand Slams (including this one).

• 4 of the last 16 have not dropped a set so far at this year’s Wimbledon: Tomas Berdych, Roger Federer, Richard Gasquet and Rafael Nadal have all reached the last 16 in straight sets.

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