Fritz v Zverev, Djokovic v Rune


Whose Wimbledon will end, whose Wimbledon will continue? Today, the fourth round wraps up at Wimbledon with Novak Djokovic headlining action along with former winner Elena Rybakina.

Djokovic takes on Holger Rune who has two wins from five on the Serb having won at least a set in all their matches. Djokovic, who has looked up and down thus far, will have to be dialed in today.

“I actually get along very well with him,” Djokovic said of Rune. “He’s a very nice guy. Always has been to me and to my team, and vice versa. I always try to be available to him for any practice or advice or guidance or anything like that.

“I remember him since he was quite young. He appeared I think in south of France, Monaco, where I was based, been training. He was in Mouratoglou. We trained a lot on different surfaces, spent some time.

“His mother, his sister, they all been quite nice to us. I like our relationship. I think we get along very well. We respect each other. I think we have quite similar styles of tennis.

“But when it comes to playing on the court and competing, obviously we both have that fire. I’m sure that on Monday we’ll see a lot of fireworks on the court. He’s a spectacular player, no doubt. He loves the big stage, loves playing on grass. I think he’s very, very tricky opponent. It’s going to take my best tennis to win.”

Alexander Zverev and Taylor Fritz match-up in a big Centre Court battle. Zverev has got the better of the American but Fritz comes in on a 7-match win streak. Zverev tweaked his knee in his last match, but the German hasn’t dropped serve.

“He’s obviously also a very big hitter,” Zverev said of Fritz. “Can hit the heck out of the ball, for sure. I do think that physically speaking, maybe I’m a bit of a better mover. Maybe I do grind more than him. Not always necessarily. Sometimes it is better to be more aggressive.

“We’ve played each other a lot. We’ve played each other here twice, I think. It’s always entertaining. It’s always fun. I’m looking forward to the challenge.”

Lorenzo Musetti already chopped own the big lucky loser Giovanni Perricard and Arthur Fils faces Alex De Minaur.

Elena Rybakina is already through after a retirement from Anna Kalinskaya. She’ll face Elina Svitolina.

Yulia Putintseva plays Jelena Ostapenko in a feisty one and Danielle Collins collides with Barbora Krejcikova.

MONDAY WIMBLEDON SCHEDULE
CENTRE COURT – 1:30PM
Elena Rybakina (KAZ) [4] v Anna Kalinskaya [17]
Taylor Fritz (USA) [13] v Alexander Zverev (GER) [4]
Holger Rune (DEN) [15] v Novak Djokovic (SRB) [2]

NO.1 COURT – 1:00PM
Arthur Fils (FRA) v Alex de Minaur (AUS) [9]
Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) v Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) [13]
Danielle Collins (USA) [11] v Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) [31]

NO.2 COURT – 11:00AM
Lorenzo Musetti (ITA) [25] v Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard (FRA)
Not Before: 2:00pm
Elina Svitolina (UKR) [21] v Xinyu Wang (CHN)


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