Order of Play for Day 4 Confirmed Plus Review of Day 3
Friday sees the return to Stoke Park of 2009 US Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro, who will be taking on fleet-footed Frenchman Richard Gasquet in the first match of the day. Del Potro reached the quarter-finals at Queen’s Club last week on his return to competition after missing the French Open with a viral illness. Del Potro, who will be seeded eighth at Wimbledon, is keen to polish his grass-court game before The Championships.
Poland’s Jerzy Janowicz is up against charismatic Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov in the second match of the day, before big-serving American Sam Querrey returns to Centre Court to take on Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine.
World No.1 Novak Djokovic was the star of the show on Thursday when he took on Dimitrov in one of the most entertaining matches of the week so far. Djokovic was in playful mood, joking between points and demanding that Dimitrov take his shirt off for excitable female fans in the crowd.
“Everything is going according to plan and hopefully I can get in the best possible shape for the start of Wimbledon,” said Djokovic, who was playing his first match of the grass-court season after opting to rest last week. “I know what I need to do in order to adjust from the slowest to the fastest service in a very short period of time.”
Thursday saw some doubles action at Stoke Park, when Briton Jamie Delgado and his American partner James Cerrentani beat German brothers Mischa and Alexander Zverev 7-5, 7-5.
Enjoy your day and let’s raise a glass of Veuve Clicquot to a wonderful day of tennis.
Order of Play Friday 21 June 2013
Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) versus Richard Gasquet (FRA)
Jerzy Janowicz (POL) versus Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)
Sam Querrey (USA) versus Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR)