Wimbledon at a glance
LOOKAHEAD TO TODAY
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.