Expect fireworks on and off the court this 4th of July as the men’s semifinals take center stage on Day 11 here at Wimbledon.
These matches are being billed as the vets vs the youngsters, since each one features a seasoned pro vs an up-and-coming star in the world of tennis.
After watching yesterday’s riveting women’s semifinal matches the men’s semifinals have a lot to live up to.
There is also a full day of doubles matches, including the men’s doubles semifinals and the mixed doubles quarter-finals
All of the days events will be broadcast live on ESPN from 8 A.M. (EST) – 2 P.M. (EST).
You can also watch all of the matches for free through live streaming from WATCHESPN and Wimbedon.com.
The order of play is as follows starting at 1 P.M. (EST) on Centre Court:
No.1 Novak Djokovic vs No.11 Grogor Dimitrov
No.4 Rodger Federer vs No.8 Milos Raonic
Both of these match-ups should be intense battles, but all eyes will be on Federer as he takes on the younger Roanic in his quest for an 8th Wimbledon Championship.
Raonic is only 23 years old and is in a semifinals for the first time, but he did reach the quarterfinals of this years French Open, so he has an idea of what to expect.
He has also shown throughout the first 5 rounds that he is a strong player, beating some quality players along the way.
Federer, at 32, is a seasoned veteran who’s been here many times before. He’s been playing some incredible tennis throughout and this is his match to lose.
Raonic has been great to watch and is sure to win here many times,but not this year: Federer in 4 sets.
The Djokovic vs Dimitrov match-up also pits a veteran (Djokovic) against and up and coming star (Dimitrov).
Dimitrov, like Raonic is also just 23 years old and is learning all about the pressure of playing in the later rounds.
He has played with confidence throughout these games and should not be underestimated.
Djokovic, at 27, is younger than Federer, but is a vet with 6 Grand Slams under his belt. He has been a mentor to many of the young players, but school is out now as the he looks to advance to the finals.
Even though he is the No.1 seed he had a difficult schedule during the opening rounds, but he looked sharp and dominant in his matches.
Djokovic is a proven winner and should pull out the win here in 3 sets.
In other Wimbledon news, the women’s semifinals were intense:
Eugenie Bouchard has emerged as the player to beat on the women’s side after defeating Simona Halep to advance to her 1st finals.
The other semifinal match saw Petra Kvitova defeat Lucie Safarova, earning her a spot in the finals as well.
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