Tennis

Wimbledon 2022 schedule: Day 8 key matches and order of play

Day eight means that we are now into the second week of Wimbledon, officially. Of course, this also means that we have reached the round of 16 stages for both women’s and men’s events. Looking at the Wimbledon 2022 schedule for today too, there are some interesting matches to think about watching. Some names you will be familiar with thanks to their previous Wimbledon successes. But some names you may be relatively unfamiliar with, as many players have reached this stage for the first time this year.

Wimbledon 2022 schedule day eight

This makes the day eight schedule very exciting indeed. And with that said, I’ve handpicked three matches that I feel could be very exciting to watch today. All of this is discussed below.

Prime Matches for Wimbledon Day Eight

Like all of the other days at Wimbledon, the order of play has now been announced. However, many of the key games are scheduled for the show courts at this point in the tournament. So the action taking place on the outdoor courts is getting pretty thin unless you are keen on watching the juniors or doubles events. Regardless, I’ve still suggested three games right here that you may want to tune in for:

Anisimova vs Tan

I’ve picked this one first because I just think that the story of Harmony Tan is remarkable. She has barely won a match at the highest level before Wimbledon 2022. Of course, she beat Serena Williams in her first-round match too. Many thought this would be a flash in the pan, but she has backed this up with several top-notch performances. As for Anisimova, she is also an excellent player. In fact, she beat Coco Gauff in the last match, who many people had tipped as a title contender. 

Kubler vs Fritz

Taylor Fritz is no stranger to the big stage these days. However, Jason Kubler certainly is, and he is ranked just inside the top 100 on the ATP Tour. Kubler has made it through three rounds of qualifying and three main draw games to get to this point too. Needless to say, he is obviously feeling pretty confident out there on the grass. As for Taylor Fritz, he is also on a seven-match win streak on the grass. This is the case because he won Eastbourne right before Wimbledon.

Some might think this is a mismatch, but I don’t believe this to be true. Both guys have huge serves and big forehands, so it will be an entertaining match to watch.

Garin vs de Minaur

The final game I’ve picked for today is de Minaur vs Garin. Both of these guys are absolute workhorses, and they love to grind – even on grass. De Minaur has actually won every match that these guys have played against one another. However, Garin is having a great tournament, dropping just one set so far. I do think that de Minaur will ultimately win the match, but I expect Garin to put up a terrific fight in the process. And fans can expect plenty of gruelling rallies in this one too. 

About the author

Gavin Davison

Gavin is a full-time copywriter based in the United Kingdom. He has previously played NCAA college tennis in the USA and competed in many international events throughout his younger days. He still plays competitively and follows both the ATP & WTA Tours closely. His favourite player is Roger Federer.

Add Comment

Click here to post a comment