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Wimbledon 2022 schedule: Day 9 key matches and order of play

Today marks day nine of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships. And to say that we are now reaching the business end would probably be an understatement. These are the days and matches where players get to truly chase their dreams at the All England Club. For some, this is brand new territory. And for others, it’s a chance to make history, as is the case for guys like Nadal and Djokovic. 

Sinner Wimbledon

As a reminder, we are now at the quarter-final stage for both women’s and men’s events. So of course, these are the games where you can usually expect the level of tennis to go up a notch. To make it to this round is obviously an incredible achievement too. But only a handful of players can make it to the semi-finals. With that said, as I have done throughout the tournament, I’ve picked the best matches for you to look out for and mentioned them here.

Key Matches Day Nine of Wimbledon

Wimbledon has released the order of play for day nine, and things are shaping up nicely. There are two quarter-finals on the men’s side and two quarter-finals on the women’s side. However, I’ve picked just two matches that I feel could evolve into truly classic games, and here they are:

Djokovic vs Sinner

Of all the matches in the Wimbledon 2022 schedule, this is probably my pick of the bunch for today. Novak Djokovic has been hitting form in recent rounds. As for Jannik Sinner, the level of tennis that he reached to take down Carlos Alcaraz was truly magnificent. I expect that these guys will put on a great show today as well, and they are the first match of the day on Centre Court. The game is scheduled to kick off at 1:30 pm, so do take note if you plan on watching the match.

As for why I’ve picked it, there are a few reasons. Of course, Djokovic is the top seed and he is arguably the best grass-court player in the world. He is also bidding for a 21st Grand Slam victory, which would be epic. Sinner, on the other hand, is a massive hitter of the ball. And he is very relaxed for such a young guy. Should he play at the top of his game, he could push Novak all the way.

Bouzkova vs Jabeur

For me, Jabeur has the best shot of winning the women’s title this year. She has been playing fantastic tennis over the last few months, and her recent performances at Wimbledon have been fairly remarkable too. Jabeur has reached this point without losing a set, and her victory against Mertens in the previous round was a statement in itself. As for Bouzkova, she beat Collins in the first round and Garcia in the last round. Garcia was one of the outside tips to win the title too, especially given her recent form.

These two have never played one another, and Jabeur is ranked much higher than Bouzkova. However, at this stage in the tournament, anything can happen. And if you want to catch this game, it is scheduled right after Djokovic. 

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.

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