Wimbledon 2010 Men’s 3rd Round

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The 2010 Wimbledon men’s main draw singles 2nd round matches are almost complete. There are 2 matches from the 2nd round to be completed today along with the top half of the draws 3rd round matches. This means that matches 1 to 8 from the draw listed below will be played today and matches 9 to 16 will be played tomorrow.

The scores will be updated on this post for both days. Below are the results for Friday, for which OCA correctly predicted all 8 winners. We also picked Thiemo De Bakker correctly who won his 2nd round match against No.23 seed John Isner 6-0, 6-3, 6-2 in 1 hour and 14 minutes, which is around 10 hours shorter than Isner’s last match, which he won 70 games to 68 in the 5th set. However, Paul-Henri Mathieu upset No.13 seed Mikhail Youzhny 6-4, 2-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Saturday’s 8 3rd round match scores have been added to this post, for which OCA correctly predicted 6 winners, to mkae 14 correct out of the 16 3rd round matches. The other 2 matches saw our big upsets predictions of No.9 seed David Ferrer and No.2 seed Rafael Nadal narrowly thwarted by these 2 heavily fancied Spaniards. Ferrer got over the line by 7 games to 5 in the 5th set whereas Nadal came back from 2 sets to 1 down to clinch a 5 set win.

The 3rd round is the round in which the seeded players play off against each other for the 1st time in the tournament. It will be played today and tomorrow (Friday 25 June and Saturday 26 June), after which only  16 men will remain in the draw. Play will begin at 12pm local time in London on both days.

No wild wild cards advanced past the first 2 rounds and just 1 qualifier of the initial 16 qualifiers remain, Tobias Kamke. The English crowd has just 1 man left to support as they hope for the 1st home singles champion since Fred Perry in 1936. Andy Murray is the No.4 seed whose best result at Wimbledon was making the semi finals last year.

The 23 year old Scot has been a runner-up in 2 Grand Slam singles finals, including this years Australian Open. The 1.9m Murray won his 2nd round match as Queen Elizabeth II watched on in her 1st visit to Wimbledon since 1977. It was rumoured that the Queen would go to Wimbledon to see the final last year if Murray could defeat Roddick, which did not happen. Maybe if Murray gets to the final this year, The Queen might be back to watch her 2nd match in the past 33 years.

Of the 32 seeds, 11 seeds did not make it through to the 3rd round. This means that there are 7 of the 16 3rd round matches in which 2 seeds are playing against each other. 8 of the Top 10 seeds have survived thus far, which means there will be many great match ups to watch over the next 2 days.

Former Wimbledon champions Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Lleyton Hewitt will be in action in the 3rd round. As will former Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic and former US Open champion Andy Roddick. There are also another 4 players who have made it to a Grand Slam singles final in the past looking to go one step further, those players are Arnaud Clement, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Andy Murray and Robin Soderling.

Pictured above is 25 year old Swede Robin Soderling during his service motion at Wimbledon 2009. Soderling is getting close to winning a Grand Slam singles title, he has now been a runner-up twice. Initially at Roland Garros in 2009 and again at Roland Garros earlier this month.The 1.93m Soderling’s best result at Wimbledon was making the 4th round (round of 16) last year before losing to Federer. This year he is seeded to play Nadal in the quarter finals. Can he win Wimbledon this year?

For further details about the men’s event you can visit -> Wimbledon Schedule of Play and Wimbledon 2010 Men’s Singles.

The players name that is bolded is OCA’s prediction of who will win each match. Any player who has a line drawn through their name is a seeded player who was expected to win through to the 3rd round.

The 2010 Wimbledon 3rd round men’s singles draw is:

  1. (1) Federer v. Arnaud Clement (30) Robredo
  2. (22) Lopez v. (16) Melzer
  3. (12) Berdych v. Denis Istomen (20) Wawrinka
  4. (31) Hanescu v. Daniel Brands (7) Davydenko
  5. (3) Djokovic v. (28) Montanes
  6. (21) Monfils v. (15) Hewitt
  7. (11) Cilic Florian Mayer v. Yen-Hsun Lu (17) Ljubicic
  8. (29) Kohlschreiber v. (5) Roddick
  9. (8) Verdasco Fabio Fognini v. (32) Julien Benneteau
  10. (19) Almagro (Q) Tobias Kamke v. (10) Tsonga
  11. (14) Ferrero Xavier Malisse v. (18) Querrey
  12. (26) Simon v. (4) Murray
  13. (6) Soderling v. (25) Bellucci
  14. (24) Baghdatis Jeremy Chardy v. (9) Ferrer
  15. Paul-Henri Mathieu d. (13) Youzhny v. Thiemo De Bakker d. (23) Isner
  16. (33) Petzschner v. (2) Nadal

3rd round matches completed on Day 5 – Friday 25 June:

  1. (1) Federer d. Clement 6-2, 6-4, 6-2
  2. (16) Melzer d. (22) Lopez 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
  3. (12) Berdych d. Istomen 6-7 (1-7), 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (8-10), 6-3, 6-4
  4. Brands d. (31) Hanescu 6-7 (7-9), 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (9-7), 6-3, 3-0 retired
  5. (3) Djokovic d. (28) Montanes 6-1, 6-4, 6-4
  6. (15) Hewitt d. (21) Monfils 6-3, 7-6 (11-9), 6-4
  7. Lu d. F.Mayer 6-4, 6-4, 2-1 retired
  8. (5) Roddick d. (29) Kohlschreiber 7-5, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-3

3rd round matches completed on Day 6 – Saturday 26 June:

  1. (32) Benneteau d. Fognini 6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
  2. (10) Tsonga d. (Q) Kamke 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (7-1)
  3. (18) Querrey d. Malisse 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-2, 5-7, 9-7
  4. (4) Murray d. (26) Simon 6-1, 6-4, 6-4
  5. (6) Soderling d. (25) Bellucci 6-4, 6-2, 7-5
  6. (9) Ferrer d. Chardy 7-5, 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 7-5
  7. Mathieu d. De Bakker 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (8-6), 6-7 (8-10), 6-4
  8. (2) Nadal d. (33) Petzschner 6-4, 4-6, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 6-3

Stay tuned to this tennis website for further information about the 2010 Wimbledon singles events. Click this link for more details including both of the Schedules of Play -> Wimbledon 2010: June 14-July 4.

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