Carlos Alcaraz wants to continue on the traditional London lawn. Photo: AP / Alastair Grant.
In contrast to the historic break on Sunday, the seventh day of Wimbledon in the 2022 edition offers an intense day: the duel at the top of the Next Gen between the Spanish Carlos Alcaraz and the Italian Sinner Jannik It will be the previous departure for the central court of the Serbs Novak Djokovicthree times defending champion on the London grass.
The duel of the round of 16 between Alcaraz (fifth seed) and Sinner (10th), scheduled around 11:00 (Argentine time), will also have a luxury spectator, because the Swiss Roger Federer, king of this traditional Grand Slam (result eight titles) and this year absent due to injury, he will be present as a spectator on the central court of the All England Tennis Club, in the English capital.
The Swiss will participate in the ceremony in which the centenary of the court center will be celebrated and on the day when the tradition of ‘Middle Sunday’ ends.
The arrival of Roger Federer on the central court of Wimbledon. Photo: AP / Alberto Pezzali.
Federer arrived accompanied by his father Robert and his coach, Severin Luthi, and visited the All England Club facilities.
This is the first Wimbledon without the presence of the Swiss since 1997. In 1998 he played the Grand Slam in London for the first time, playing the junior tournament, which he also won. The Swiss lifted his first title in 2003 and won five in a row until 2008, something the Swede could only imitate in the Open era. Bjorn Borg.
In addition to playing some of the best games in history, such as the 2008 final lost to Rafael Nadal, Federer has won eight times here, the highest in history and one of Martina Navratilova’s nine records.
His last match here was in 2021, when he lost in the quarter-finals to Pole Hubert Hurkacz. Federer plans to be back on track after recovering from two knee operations by the end of the year. He will play the Laver Cup and the tournament in Basel, his hometown.
Later, on the last lap of the main track, the Serb, with 20 titles of the Grand Slam, will face the revelation of recent weeks, the Dutch Tim van Rijthoven.
In the women’s box, after the sensational fall of the Polish woman Iga Swiatek -number 1 in the world-, Sunday began with the victory of the Czech Maria Bouzkova about the French Carolina Garcia for 7-5 and 6-2.
Local hopes are pinned Heather Watson30 years old and 121st in the WTA rankings, who will be in charge of opening the central court at 9:30 (Argentine time) with the round of 16 against the German Jules Niemeier (97 °).
Luciana Moyano won three golds at the South American Youth Games in Rosario 2022, a few months ago. Instagram photo @coargentina
The Argentine presence, limited to Juniors.
The only Argentine tennis players who will show up this Sunday will be the Juniors. In the men’s box, the man from Corrientes has already lost very soon Lautaro Midonagainst the Brazilian Joao Fonseca and in a balanced first leg match that was defined with the sets of 7-6 (6) and 6-4.
Next there will be the activity among the girls: Lucia Peyre -16 years old- will face the Thai Lanlana Tararudee, while on field 16 there will be the highest hope of the Albiceleste Luciana Moiano (seeded 9), who will face the Slovenian Ela Nala Milic.