Rublev, Safiullin and Medvedev set a record at Wimbledon! Results and program of the day
Daniil Salnikov Jul 11, 2023 00:55 UTC Audio version: Your browser does not support the audio element.
And Andreeva and Alexandrova dropped out of the race: there were no Russians left on the women’s singles grid.
On Monday, July 10, the fourth round fights ended in the most famous grass tournament in the world. There were nine individual matches, five for men and four for women. Three Russians also took part in them. But not all made it further down the grid. Let’s talk about everything in order.
Results of the eighth day. July 10, Monday
The men played the fourth-round matches in the top half of the grid, and among the participants was Russia’s Daniil Medvedev (3rd seed), who began methodically beating Czech Jiri Legechka. However, after two sets, the opponent withdrew through injury. And Daniel for the first time in his career reached the 1/4 final of Wimbledon. Thus, the Russian has now been in the top eight at all four Slams during his career.
Finally! Medvedev defeated the Czech and reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the first time
Daniil joined Andrei Rublev and Roman Safiullin in the quarterfinals. The trio set a national representation record at Wimbledon. In all history, three more Russians in the TBSH quarterfinals were only at the Australian Open – 2021. For places in the semifinals, Safiullin will fight with Yannick Siner, Medvedev with the American Eubanks, who knocked out the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas off the grid in five sets. Well, Rublev will face Novak Djokovic.
Men. Fourth round (1/8 final)
Medvedev (Russia, 3) – Legechka (Czech Republic) – 6:4, 6:2, negative. Eubanks (USA) – Tsitsipas (Greece, 5) – 3:6, 7:6, 3:6, 6:4, 6:4. Djokovic (Serbia, 2) – Hurkach (Poland, 17) – 7:6, 7:6, 5:7, 6:4. Rune (Denmark, 6) – Dimitrov (Bulgaria, 21) – 3:6, 7:6, 7:6, 6:3. Alcaraz (Spain, 1) – Berrettini (Italy) – 3:6, 6:3, 6:3, 6:3.
The last two Russians played for women that day and both sadly dropped out of the race. 16-year-old Mirra Andreeva in a match with American Madison Keys did not hold the lead 6:3, 4:1 and lost in three sets. And Ekaterina Alexandrova with the “midfielder” lost to the Belarusian Arina Sobolenko (2). Therefore, not a single representative of Russia reached the 1/4 final of the women’s singles.
Andreeva, 16, lost to an American. Mirra got angry with the judge and did not shake his hand.
Last year’s champion Elena Rybakina and last year’s runner-up Ons Zhaber successfully broke through the fourth round barrier. The girls will now meet again in a year’s time, but not in the final, but in the quarterfinals.
Women. Fourth round (1/8 final)
Keys (US, 25) – M. Andreeva (Russia, Q) – 3:6, 7:6, 6:2. Rybakina (Kazakhstan, 3) – Haddad-Maya (Brazil, 13) – 4:1 (rejected). Sobolenko (Belarus, 2) – Alexandrova (Russia, 21) – 6:4, 6:0. Jaber (Tunisia, 6) – Kvitova (Czech Republic, 9) – 6:0, 6:3.
Matches of the ninth day. July 11, Tuesday
On Tuesday, July 11, the quarterfinals will begin. The two matches in the lower half of the men’s draw will be played by the Russians. Roman Safiullin will face the Italian Yannick Sinner, and Andrey Rublev the famous Serbian Novak Djokovic.
Men. 1/4 final
16:30 Moscow time Sinner (Italy, 8) – Safiullin (Russia) five pm. Rublev (Russia, 7) –Djokovic (Serbia, 2)
In women, the tennis players from the upper half of the grid will enter the court. Both representatives of the top 4 seeds still remain in this leg: Iga Swiatek (1) from Poland and Jessica Pegula (4) from the USA.
Women. 1/4 final
15:00 Moscow time Pegula (USA, 4) – Vondroushova (Czech Republic) 15:30. Swiatek (Poland, 1) – Svitolina (Ukraine, WC)
Wimbledon takes place from July 3-16 in London. You can follow the games in our text broadcasts and “Championship” materials.