Wimbledon – Day 7

The 4th round of Wimbledon. Finally! Just three more exciting days until we can find out who will win the 2012 Wimbledon. Scroll down for the match highlights

Due to heavy rain at Wimbledon, the matches were moved to the next day. Therefore, the match results are posted in the Wimbledon Day 8 article. 

As usual, winners are in BOLD and seeds are in RED.

Fourth Round

Quarter Finals

Novak Djokovic vs Viktor Troicki – 6-3, 6-1, 6-3

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Richard Gasquet vs Florian Mayer

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Roger Federer vs Xavier Malisse – 7-6, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3.

Roger Federer will be facing Mikhail Youzhny

Denis Istomic vs Mikhail Youzhny – 3-6, 7-5, 4-6, 7-6, 5-7.

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David Ferrer vs Juan Martin Del Potro

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Marin Cilic vs Andy Murray – 5-7, (Postponed at 1-3, second set.)

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs Mardy Fish – 4-6, (Postponed at 1-1, second set.)

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B. Baker vs Philipp Kohlschreiber

Match Insights

Roger Federer vs Xavier Malisse

Roger Federer had a problem with his back, and actually took a medical time out to treat it. His feet weren’t moving as well, but still managed to get the first set. One thing that caught my eye when I was watching this match, is that Xavier Malisse fell on the set point on the first set. The reason for the fall was; Malisse put up a chance ball, Federer then does a faint and drops the ball close to the net. Malisse then slipped when he tried to run towards the net, and fell. It looked pretty nasty.

After the first set ended, it started to rain, and the center court roof started to cover the grass court, but Wimbledon decided to not close it after the rain died down a bit. Malisse took the first break in the 3rd set, and both kept their serves after that, resulting in an end of the third set, 6-4.

On the fourth set, Xavier Malisse takes an early break at 1-0. Federer then broke back at 1-2, from a little help from the tennis court. (Irregular bounce) Federer broke Malisse’s serve at 3-2, and the game count became 4-2, Federer leading. On Roger’s service game at 4-2, he ended the game quick with his serve. Malisse kept his service game, and Federer was serving for the match at 5-3. The momentum was with Roger, and with that, he won the 4th round, 7-6, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3.

I’m a little bit worried about Roger’s back injury.

It was scary for me. While I was taking treatment back here I was in a lot of pain.

It got better as the match went on

Roger stated at the interview after the match with Xavier Malisse. But I swear, if he goes on like this, he won’t be able to win the finals. Especially if the opponent is Novak.

Lets look forward to the quarter finals!

~Jin

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