It’s middle Monday at the 2019 men’s Wimbledon championship and where down to the fourth-round stage. There’s a bumper a day of action as all the fourth round matches will be played today weather permitting and fans will be in for a real treat as the likes of top seed and defending champion Djokovic, second seed and eight time champion Federer and third seed and two time champion Nadal are all in action today.
Djokovic faces the unseeded French NextGen potential star Humbert and it should be a straight forward straight sets win for Djokovic as this is the first time Humbert has reached this stage of a Grand Slam and nerves will no doubt get the better of the young Frenchman.
Second seed Federer faces a potentially tough encounter today against rising Italian star and seventeenth seed Berrettini as like Federer the Italian won a grass court title at Stuttgart in the build up to Wimbledon and he also reached the semi-finals at Halle the following week.
Third seed Nadal faces the unseeded veteran Sousa from Portugal who is contesting his first ever Wimbledon fourth match today. Sousa has impressed knocking out Cilic in straight sets and Dan Evans in Saturday’s epic five set encounter, but so has Nadal winning all his matches in straight sets in dominant fashion and I see a similar outcome occurring today.
Eighth seed Nishikori, who is the only other top ten star still in action today, has a great chance of reaching the quarter finals against the unseeded veteran Kukushkin as he leads the head-to-head 9-0. 2016 Wimbledon finalist and fifteenth seed Raonic is still alive and he faces a potentially tough encounter today against twenty sixth seed Pella, who is contesting his first Wimbledon fourth round, and this is there first ever meeting on the ATP Tour.
Twenty first seed Goffin also faces a tough test today against unseeded veteran Verdasco and the head-to-head currently stands at 3-3. Twenty third seed Bautista Agut has a great chance to reach his first Wimbledon quarter final today against Twenty eighth seed Paire as Bautista Agut leads the head-to-head 8-0. Finally, there will be an American unseeded player in the quarter finals as veteran Querrey and Sandgren face off today for the first time.