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Wimbledon Order of Play Today - 12th July 2023

Yesterday's matches saw shock results and intriguing match ups made. So what does today have in store for us at Wimbledon 2023?

Centre Court 1.30pm

Elena Rybakina (3) vs Ons Jabeur (6)

What a match we have in store to kick things off on Centre Court today. In a repeat of last year's final, Elena Rybakina takes on Ons Jabeur, with Jabeur hoping to avenge last year's final defeat.

After a shaky first match, a 6-1, 6-1 demolition of Katie Boulter in round three highlighted that defending champion Rybakina had indeed re-found her form. Rybakina has hit 26 aces across her four matches and her big hitting style perfectly suits grass.

Ons Jabeur has endeared herself to tennis crowds around the world over the last few years. Not only does she possess the charm and charisma that makes her a joy in post-match interviews, but she also has one of the most exciting games on the WTA tour.

Following her statement victory over two-time champion Kvitova in round four, only dropping three games, you can bet that she will be confident of getting her revenge against Rybakina.

Carlos Alcaraz (1) vs Holger Rune (6)

In a battle of generational superstars, Carlos Alcaraz and Holger Rune will battle it out to book their places in the semi-finals of Wimbledon. The two twenty-year-olds (as well as Jannik Sinner) are roundly considered to be the next big players on the ATP circuit, it will be a fascinating match to watch.

Alcaraz, still undefeated on grass this year after victory at Queen's, came through a very difficult match against Matteo Berrettini in round four. Berrettini, a grass court specialist and 2021 Wimbledon finalist, is one of the best grass court players on the circuit, so victory over the Italian proved Alcaraz has the game to thrive on grass.

Prior to Wimbledon 2023, Rune had never won a match at Wimbledon, but now finds himself in the quarter-finals. Rune upset an inform Grigor Dimitrov in round four to set up a match against the man he once played doubles with as 13-year-old.

This will be only the pair's second meeting on the ATP pro circuit. Despite Rune's impressive run so far, I believe that Alcaraz will have too much for him and will triumph with relative ease.

Court One 1.00pm

Aryna Sabalenka (2) vs Madison Keys (25)

Another intriguing Ladies' singles match will kick off play on Court One today, with this year's Australian Open champion Sabalenka taking on Eastbourne champion Keys.

Both players have played some exceptional tennis over the last week, with Sabalenka in particular putting together an extraordinary performance in round four against Ekaterina Alexandrova, beating the Russian 6-4, 6-0. Alexandrova had more grass court victories than any other player this year, but Sabalenka dispatched her with ease, proving why she is one of the favourites for the title.

Keys herself has also had a hugely impressive Wimbledon, not dropping a set before coming up against teenage superstar Andreeva, where she utilised all her experience to overcome young Russian.

Both player's styles will mould together nicely to produce a stunning match, but I believe Sabalenka's fourth round performance makes her the favourite to reach the semi-finals.

Daniil Medvedev (3) vs Christopher Eubanks

The final quarter-final of this year's Wimbledon sees Daniil Medvedev take on one of the major surprises of this year, in the shape of big serving American Christopher Eubanks.

Medvedev's form has snuck under the radar this year. While some may argue his route to the quarter-finals has been relatively easy, he has demonstrated that he has the consistency to succeed on grass. Making his return after last year's omission of Russian players, Medvedev will be hoping that he can continue his good form throughout the rest of the tournament.

American's have a rich history of thriving at Wimbledon, but few would've predicted that their best showing, from the men's draw, would come from Eubanks. Eubanks had never made it past the second round of a grand slam before, but has looked at home on the grass at Wimbledon. He upset Stefanos Tsitsipas in the last round, what's to say he can't do it again?


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