Wim­ble­don at a glance

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - WIMBLEDON -


The last quar­ter­fi­nal berth will be de­ter­mined today when three-time cham­pion No­vak Djokovic takes on un­seeded Adrian Man­nar­ino in the first match on Cen­tre Court. They were sup­posed to play Mon­day, but the match was post­poned af­ter the con­test that pre­ceded it at No. 1 Court — Rafael Nadal’s loss to Gilles Muller — lasted more than 41/ hours and ended with the sun­light nearly gone. The All Eng­land Club is­sued a state­ment say­ing that Djokovic vs. Man­nar­ino was not shifted to Cen­tre Court be­cause there were still 30,000 peo­ple at the tour­na­ment site “and there­fore mov­ing the match would have cre­ated a sig­nif­i­cant safety is­sue.” Djokovic will be seek­ing his 39th Grand Slam quar­ter­fi­nal berth, and ninth at Wim­ble­don, while Man­nar­ino never has been that far at any ma­jor. Today also in­cludes all four women’s quar­ter­fi­nals: Five-time Wim­ble­don cham­pion Venus Wil­liams vs. 2017 French Open cham­pion Je­lena Ostapenko, fol­lowed by No. 2 Simona Halep vs. No. 6 Jo­hanna Konta at Cen­tre Court; and 2016 French Open cham­pion Gar­bine Mugu­ruza vs. twotime ma­jor cham­pion Svet­lana Kuznetsova, then 24th-seeded CoCo Van­deweghe of the U.S. vs. Mag­dalena Ry­barikova of Slo­vakia. Wil­liams, 37, made her Grand Slam de­but the month be­fore Ostapenko, 20, was born. Halep can clinch the No. 1

rank­ing for the first time by beat­ing Konta, who is try­ing to give Bri­tain its first women’s cham­pion at the All Eng­land Club since Vir­ginia Wade in 1977.

TODAY’S FORECAST Rain, High of 66 de­grees MON­DAY’S WEATHER Cloudy, high of 82 de­grees

STAT OF THE DAY 33 — Years since a Bri­tish woman (Jo Durie, 1984) reached the Wim­ble­don quar­ter­fi­nals un­til Jo­hanna Konta did it Mon­day.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “It was not easy to keep be­liev­ing.” — Gilles Muller, who let four match points slip away be­fore even­tu­ally con­vert­ing his fifth to com­plete an up­set of Rafael Nadal.

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