9 July 2018
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Back to work at the Big W. It’s Manic Monday and everybody left in the tournament will play in the tournament today. The middle Sunday break is history (some players practiced, some took the day off) but on this Monday, the Round of 16 Competition begins and everyone is in action. The courts will be very busy.
Results to Date
The last of the top 10 Women’s Seeds went out this morning, as Pliskova went down, defeated by the 20th seed Bertens, 6-3, 7-6. Serena Williams is on court against Rodina but Rodina’s run through the tournament will probably end today, as she doesn’t have the weapons to power on. Kerber (No.11 Seed), Ostapenko (No. 12), Gorges (No. 13), and Kasatkina (No. 14), all made it through on the women’s side of the draw.
Federer already played Mannarino and won in straight sets and Raonic won in 4. Niskikori, Monfils, Isner, are on court now; Nadal, Djokovic, and del Poltro player later today.
There was continuing talk about how the seeding of Serena Williams (No. 25), gave her an advantage, since by she would not have to face any of the top seeds until much later in the tournament. As it turned out, all top 10 of the women’s seeds are out, and Williams is now facing a rather mixed bag of competitors. Through seeding and bad luck for the women’s top seeds, she could have been given a pass into the quarters, semis, or even finals. Not the case on the men’s side, where some tough customers await all of the remaining players.
Also, England was glowing after their soccer team made it to the Semis of the World Cup, beating Sweden. England will next face Croatia. The winner goes to the World Cup finals to face the winner of the France-Belgium game (don’t discount Belgium but France has played very, very well in the tournament. In other British centric sports news over the weekend, Sebastial Vettel, racing at the British Grand Prix F1 race for Ferrari won the race over England’s Lewis Hamilton, who drives for Mercedes. Kimi Raikkonen was third and Bottas, also a Mercedes driver, was fourth.
Can’t watch Wimbledon on a Monday morning? How about some highlights, from the Federer Mannarino match, courtesy of our friends at YouTube and The Wimbledon Channel.
We have added a link to Wimbledon’s YouTube channel to our resources. Signup to see exclusive videos and special features. Maybe even get a chance to see the Raonic serve and Monfils behind the back groundie. If you’re a tennis fan, check it out.
You know the drill by now: Nightshift Sports provides overnight updates on the previous day’s play, along with relevant links to the best coverage (print, on the net, TV, and streaming) and an amazing collection of photos from the event. We continue to add interesting links to and about Wimbledon. Today, there’s a new link to Wimbledon’s Instagram feed, as well as one to the Wimbledon official Twitter Feed. Now you can stay in touch from the comfort of your phone…..
Direct Link to The Official Wimbledon Website
The Wimbledon Dress Code
The 2018 Draw
Time Magazine Deep Background on the Wimbledon Dress Code
Wimbledon Background and History
Wimbledon Results (updated Continuously)
Where to Watch Wimbledon
Wimbledon Apps Link
Wimbledon YouTube Channel
The Guardian Covers Wimbledon (great print coverage, continuous update)
Wimbledon Instagram Feed
Wimbledon Official Twitter Feed
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9 July 2018