The oldest Grand Slam tournament was still quiet after Week 1 of this edition. For one last time, Week 2, which will feature a slew of action, will start with a flurry of action. This is the only major that schedules all 16 fourth-round singles matches for women and men on the same day.
Angelique Kerber, 2018 champion, stated that she thinks she will miss it.
A packed schedule Monday awaits teenagers Coco Gauff, and Emma Raducanu (No. Kerber and 1 Ash Barty in women's matches will be joined by Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer in the men's matches.
It will not be the same going forward. Federer is aware of the reasons why the All England Club is making changes in this area.
Everyone wants more days. More days mean more options, revenue, and more of everything. He said, "I get it." "I don’t believe they did it solely because of revenue. They think it's just going with the times.
It is possible that the remainder of the fortnight will be viewed as a referendum on the future and present of tennis.
This is because, while there are still some members of the old guard with multiple Grand Slam titles at the All England Club -- Federer (20), Djokovic (19), and Kerber (3), there are many new faces.
There are 32 singles players left in the brackets. 26 of them have never reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon, and 20 are playing in the fourth round.
Korda will face No. 25 seed Karen Khachanov is making his Wimbledon debut. Ilya Ivashka is a 27-year old Belarusian who faces No. 7 Matteo Berrettini is a 2019 U.S. Open semifinalist and leads all remaining players with 60 Aces.
Djokovic's opponent is No. Federer's opponent, 17 Cristian Garin from Chile. 23 Lorenzo Sonego from Italy was a combined 0-5 at The All England Club up to this year.
Monday's other matches for men are at No. 2 Daniil Medvedev against No. 14 Hubert Hurkacz (No. 4 Alexander Zverev, No. 16 Felix Auger - Aliassime (No. 5 Andrey Rublev against Marton Fucsovics and No. 8 Roberto Bautista Agut against No. 10 Denis Shapovalov.
Bautista agut was a semifinalist at Wimbledon 2019. This was the first time that the tournament had been played since the cancellation in 2017.
Kerber, No. 23 Madison Keys, and No. Only 19 Karolina Manyova and 23 Madison Keys have previous quarterfinal experience at this event.
Kerber will face Gauff, a 17 year-old American girl who reached the fourth round of 2019 and is coming off her Grand Slam quarterfinal win at Roland Garros last month.
Kerber stated, "She's very dangerous, especially on grass courts." "I also see the fire in her."
Gauff's serve is key to her success: At 121 mph, she is tied for the fastest woman in Week 1. Her 23 aces are second only to Barty’s 26.
Britain's Raducanu is 18 years old and is ranked 338th. She is making her Grand Slam debut. This is her first tour-level event. The 2019 French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova (2021 French Open champ) will be competing at Wimbledon. 18 Elena Rybakina (who is No. 2 Aryna Samsonova and Liudmila Samsonova (who play No. 8 Karolina Pliskova
Other women's matchups are Raducanu vs. Ajla Toljanovic, Muchova and No. 30 Paula Badosa Keys vs. Viktorija Gorlubic and 2020 French Open champion Iga Swaiatek vs. 21 Ons Jabeur.
Only three of the top twelve WTA ranking women will be playing Monday.
Keys, 2017 U.S. Open runner up, stated, "The past two Slams, we've seen that there have been many upsets... and a lot more opportunities for anyone to do well in any tournament." It's been amazing to watch.
Notice: Sunday's announcement by the All England Club that Centre Court and No. The quarterfinals will begin on Tuesday and 1 Court can be full capacity.