More players older than 30 than younger

More players older than 30 than younger left in mens fourth round at Wimbledon

When the championships resume, the mens fourth round will feature more players older than 30 than younger for the first time in the Open era!


We’re just hours away from the start of the 133rd edition of the prestigious Wimbledon tournament and I’ll be breaking down the draw of the mens tournament and give you my predictions of who I think will win here on GS Tennis News Today. Players Featured: Rafael Nadal Novak Djokovic Alexander Zverev Roger Federer Kevin Anderson +more…

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And only four seeds from the top 10 have survived Novak Djokovic (1), Roger Federer (2), Rafael Nadal (3) and Kei Nishikori (8) the fewest since 2008. There is certain to be at least one unseeded player in the quarter-finals, for the first time in four years.

Nevertheless, there is a degree of certainty about most of Mondays matches, traditionally a round when the outsiders fall away. It would be the shock of the season, for instance, if the four-times champion Djokovic, attempting to reach his 11th quarterfinal here, were to lose against the world No 66 Ugo Humbert, despite the French left-handers fine run of form.

Likewise, the eight-times champion Federer should have way too much for the 17th seed Matteo Berrettini, and Nadal should cope easily enough with the Portuguese Joo Sousa, who is unseeded.

Quick guide

Wimbledon 2019: Monday’s order of play

Centre Court (1pm)
J Sousa (Por) v R Nadal (Sp, 3)
J Konta (GB, 19) v P Kvitova (Cz, 6)
M Berrettini (It, 17) v R Federer (Sui, 2)

No 1 Court (1pm)
S Williams (US, 11) v C Surez-Navarro (Esp, 30)
S Halep (Rom, 7) v C Gauff (US)
N Djokovic (Ser, 1) v U Humbert (Fr)

No 2 Court (11am)
A Barty (Aus, 1) v A Riske (US)
K Muchova (Cz) v K Pliskova (Cz, 3)
K Nishikori (Jpn, 8) v M Kukushkin (Kaz)

No 3 Court (11am)
E Svitolina (Ukr, 8) v P Martic (Cro, 24)
D Goffin (Bel, 21) v F Verdasco (Sp)
G Pella (Arg, 26) v M Raonic (Can, 15)

Court 12 (11am)
B Strycova (Cz) v E Mertens (Bel, 21)
S Querrey (US) v T Sandgren (US)
H Kontinen & J Peers (Fin/US) v R Ram & J Salisbury (US/GB)
J Murray & B Mattek-Sands (GB/US) v M Pavic & G Dabrowski (Cro/Can)

Court 18 (11am)
Zhang S (Chn) v D Yastremska (Ukr)
R Bautista Agut (Sp, 23) v B Paire (Fr, 28)
N Mahut & E Roger-Vasselin (Fr, 11) v B & M Bryan (US, 7)
F Skugor & R Olaru (Cro/Rom, 12) v F Tiafoe & V Williams (US)

Outside the imposing big three who have won a staggering 53 grand slam tournaments between them Nishikori has moved quietly through the draw and will start a warm favourite against the Kazakh Mikhail Kukushkin. There will not be a lot between the 15th seed Milos Raonic and the surprise packet of the first week, Guido Pella (26).

Of the other seeds, David Goffin (21) will have his hands full against the unseeded Fernando Verdasco, Roberto Bautista Agut (23) could lose against Benot Paire (28), and, in an all-American contest of unseeded hopefuls, Sam Querreys big game may be too much for Tennys Sandgren.

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