Scud confident grass court will play quick game in Wimbledon’s clay-court semifinals
By DASH KAMRICH
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A grass court showdown in the Wimbledon semifinals is likely to be a speedy one.
The best of 5 sets Friday will kick off Saturday in the clay court at Royal Liverpool F.C. Stadium in England after a weekend’s events in Virginia Beach that kicked off last Friday.
The clay court matches have a 30-second break and are played to a best of 7-minute match clock.
If it’s a slow-going first set Saturday — a possible scenario — it could be a quick-paced second set, which will be played without a 40-minute break.
The first two c바카라사이트lay court matches Saturday will feature a first round draw that will determine one of the final 8 seeded players and the host venue for the Wimbledon semifinal match, which begins Sunday in Bristol, England. The third round draws will determine the final eight seeded players.
The clay court matches will take place after two matches Saturday of two hours each, between 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Players competing on the grass court:
Miguel Berdych : No. 11
: No. 11 Tomohiro Ishikawa : No. 14
: No. 14 Kei Nishikori : No. 14
: No. 14 John Isner : No. 15
: No. 15 Andy Murray: No. 16
U.S. women’s doubles doubles champ and No. 7 seed Roger Federer, who has beaten No. 5 seed더킹카지노 Rafael Nadal this year, and second-seeded Nick Kyrgios are scheduled to make their quarterfinal return as top seeds at the tournament, making this an intense week.
Murray has been domina더킹카지노nt in the semifinals and has upset Federer two straight times. He is 4-0 in the semifinals against Federer, who he beat 4-1 last year in a five-set victory.
Friday’s events marked the first time in history that two tennis players have faced off during the Wimbledon semifinals.
Nadal, the No. 5 seed and second-seeded favorite, will have his No. 1 seed Federer to face off against Saturday’s four-time doubles champion, the reigning Wimbledon champ, before facing off against Murray at the end of the tournament on Sunday.
Federer and Kyrgio