The 2021 Wimbledon men’s title is getting expensive as seven of the top eight seeds remain in the draw. Only greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, a third-seeded and recent finalist at Roland Garros, he missed the opening week’s screen. Not even the initial round, being the victim of American Frances Tiafoe. Ten of the 16 survivors had never reached the eighth of the tournament.
His champion, the world No. 1, did not pay for the hangover of Paris Novak Djokovic, on a special mission to equal the record of 20 Grand Slam titles and continue to be in a position to sign a gold Grand Slam this season: the ‘big four’ and the Tokyo Olympics.
He is the top favorite as the winner of five editions, including the previous two. Defend the crown of 2019, after the cancellation of 2020 due to the pandemic. Its upper part of the frame theoretically presents less battle to reach a place in the final.
Of his seven companions in the upper part, five had never reached the round of 16, including his direct rival, the Chilean Cristian Garin, and who would be his opponent in the quarterfinals, the Hungarian Marton fucsovics and the russian Andrey rublev.
The Canadian are also rookies Denis Shapovalov and the american Sebastian korda, this one contesting his first Wimbledon. ‘Shapo’ is measured this Monday at Roberto Bautista, 2019 semi-finalist, and Korda does it with the Russian Karen khachanov, who has equaled his best result reaching the eighth.
Novak Djokovic (SRB / 1) -Cristian Garín (CHI / 17)
Marton Fucsovics (HUN) -Andrey Rublev (RUS / 5)
Karen Khachanov (RUS / 25) -Sebastian Korda (USA)
Denis Shapovalov (CAN / 10) -Roberto Bautista (ESP / 8)
Matteo Berrettini (ITA / 7) -Ilya Ivashka (BLR)
Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN / 16) -Alexander Zverev (ALE / 4)
Roger Federer (SUI / 6) -Lorenzo Sonego (ITA / 23)
Hubert Hurkacz (POL / 14) -Daniil Medvedev (RUS / 2)
Below, complicated obstacles for the king Roger Federer, who tries to turn his return into a feat with a ninth Wimbledon. In eighth he meets the Italian Lorenzo Sonego, one of the 10 that debut in this fourth round.
If he passes, the Swiss will have the world No. 1, the Russian, in the quarterfinals. Daniil Medvedev, or to polish Hubert hurkacz, both having already signed their best participation.
The Italian Matteo berrettini, champion in Queen’s, and the German Alexander Zverev they will try to go to the quarterfinals, in their second attempt, against the Belarusian debutant Ilya Ivashka and the canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, respectively.
This Monday, the eighth; quarterfinals on Wednesday, semifinals on Friday and final on Sunday.