Safety issue stops Novak Djokovic moving to Centre Court, says Wimbledon
Jul 12 2017
Halep would have taken over from Angelique Kerber as the top-ranked player if she had won.
Two players who will be delighted to have made it this far in the competition, Rybarikova saw off third seed Karolina Pliskova in the second round.
Djokovic was broken only once in his match, in the second set.
"[He] understands and knows exactly the occasion of playing big matches". The American faces 20-year-old French Openchampion Ostapenko from Latvia. She made it that far at Wimbledon previous year, too, before losing, and got to the final at the Australian Open in January, when she was beaten by her younger sister, Serena.
The reigning champion has brushed off fears over a hip injury to make it serenely to this stage, coming out comfortably on top despite a test from Benoit Paire last time out, and Rafael Nadal falling from his side of the draw will have home fans dreaming of a third win here for the Scot.
Garbine Muguruza is in the Wimbledon semifinals.
She also retweeted a message from a journalist criticising Wimbledon's handling of the decision.
Wimbledon's organisers opted for postponing the match for one day and did not relocate it to the Center Court "as late as 8.30 p.m., 30,000 people were still in the grounds".
The last quarterfinal berth will be determined Tuesday when three-time championNovak Djokovic takes on unseeded Adrian Mannarino in the first match on Centre Court.
He also expressed confidence that the surface at Centre Court would be able to hold up over the second week. The victor will go through to face Czech Tomas Berdych in the quarter-finals.
Play has started on No. 1 Court at Wimbledon.
33 - Years since a British woman (Jo Durie, 1984) reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals until Johanna Konta did it Monday.
While Roger Federer's match on Centre Court had finished before 7pm, Djokovic was inexplicably left waiting around for his slot on Court 1, when the contest could have easily been completed on Monday night.
On the 2,000-seater Court Three, two-time Grand SlamchampionSvetlana Kuznetsova faced former Wimbledon finalist Agnieszka Radwanska, followed by ex-world number one Caroline Wozniacki. I'm playing well. Just hang in there and you're going to get your chances.
With the score at 5-4 and Djokovic serving for the match, Mannarino managed one final heave and pushed Djokovic to deuce once more and one final rally.
The main action at the All England Club has yet to start, but other matches on the outside courts are already being delayed by rain.
No. 6 Johanna Konta at Centre Court; and 2016 French Openchampion Garbine Muguruza vs. two-time major champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, then 24th-seeded CoCo Vandeweghe of the US vs. Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia. Having in mind that Centre Court has the roof and lights, we could have played till 11.