An update on who is, and isn’t, in the Wimbledon draw after Day 3.
When I went bed last night the injury list was already shockingly long, and Lleyton Hewitt had been defeated by qualifier Dustin Brown.
But when I woke (in Melbourne time zone) I had to struggle to comprehend that following Nadal’s Round 1 upset earlier in the week, Federer and Sharapova were also out of the draw.
There were so many player withdrawals yesterday (seven in fact, which is an all time record) that All England Club CEO was prompted to provide this response regarding the court surface.
Here’s a summary of the current status of injuries and upsets. If I’ve missed anything please let me know in the comments.
Men’s Top 10 Seeds No Longer in the Draw
- No.3 Seed Roger Federer was defeated by Sergiy Stakhovsky, ranked 116, in 4 sets in Round 2. Read more about the match.
- No.5 Seed Rafael Nadal was defeated by Steve Darcis is a massive Round 1 upset. Darcis has since withdrawn due to a shoulder injury
- No.6 Seed Jo Wilfried-Tsonga retired injured during his Round 2 match against Ernests Gulbis
- No.10 Seed Marin Cilic withdrew prior to his Round 2 match against Kenny de Schepper
Round 2 Matches for Men’s Top 10 Seeds Still in the Draw
- No.1 Seed Novak Djokovic will play Bobby Reynolds
- No.4 Seed David Ferrer will play Roberto Baustista Agut
- No.7 Seed Tomas Berdych will play Daniel Brands
- No.8 Seed Juan Martin Del Potro will play Jesse Levine
- No.9 Seed Richard Gasquet will play Go Soeda
Murray is through to Round 3
- No.2 Seed Andy Murray is through to the 3rd Round. His half of the draw has opened up in the absence of Nadal, Federer, Tsonga and Cilic. Read more.
More Men’s Withdrawals due to injury
- John Isner
- Radek Stepanek
Women’s Top 10 Seeds No Longer in the Draw
- No.2 Seed Victoria Azarenka withdrew from her match against Flavia Penetta, following an injury sustained during her Round 1 match
- No.3 Seed Maria Sharapova was defeated in straight sets by M Larcher De Brito
- No.9 Seed Caroline Wozniaki was defeated by Petra Cetkovska. Wozniaki fell and called the trainer during the match.
Yaraslava Shvedova withdrew, giving No.8 Seed Petra Kvitova a walkover to Round 3.
In other notable wins, Eugenie Bouchard defeated No.12 Seed Ana Ivanovic in straight sets.
Also read the Wimbledon website article on The Weirdest Day in Wimbledon History.
In other news, the queues this year have been massive. A friend of mine queued all day, eventually getting in to the grounds at 6pm, only to have to leave at 6.50pm to meet her other commitments.
For queue updates, follow @Wimbledon on Twitter.
Let’s hope for a drama-free Day 4.
Until next time
Grand Slam Gal