Break Points: Murray Will Be Seeded Third at Wimbledon

Notable Results:

  • Eastbourne R1: Camila Giorgi d. Victoria Azarenka, 4-6, 6-3, 7-5
  • Eastbourne R1: Lauren Davis d. Sara Errani, 7-6(5), 6-2
  • Eastbourne R1: Madison Keys d. Jelena Jankovic, 6-3, 6-3
  • ‘s-Hertogenbosch R1: Magdelena Rybarikova d. Andrea Petkovic, 6-4, 6-7(4), 7-5
  • ‘s-Hertogenbosch R1: Yaroslava Shvedova d. Dominika Cibulkova, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
  • Eastbourne R2: Richard Gasquet d. Bernard Tomic, 6-4 3-6, 6-3
  • Eastbourne R2: Ekaterina Makarova d. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, 6-3, 6-3
  • Eastbourne R2: Caroline Wozniacki d. Sloane Stephens, 6-3, 6-3
  • Eastbourne R2: Lauren Davis d. Daniela Hantuchova, 6-3, 6-3

News and Analysis:

The Wimbledon seedings, which are adjusted on the men’s side according to recent performance on grass, are out:

Murray, who ended Britain’s 77-year wait for a male singles champion last year, has benefited from Wimbledon’s unique seedings formula. It means the Scot cannot meet Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer before the semi-finals. Djokovic overtakes world number one Nadal as top seed, with Federer fourth.

Our friend Matt Zemek compiled a list of the 10 most significant Wimbledon men’s matches of all-time for Bloguin. You might be surprised by his top pick.

Despite an illness he said yesterday put his participation in doubt, David Ferrer will play Wimbledon.

ITF junior No. 8 Francis Tiafoe won the Citi Open Wild Card Challenge, which will give him entry into the DC tournament’s qualies this summer. Usue Arconada, ranked No. 34 in the ITF rankings, won the women’s wild card.

This Telegraph piece on Stan Wawrinka is great:

Stan Wawrinka committed a vicious assault on his racket at Queen’s Club on Saturday, thrashing the frame into the ground as if he had just stumbled across a venomous snake. Then, wearing an incongruous bashful smile, he snapped it into two pieces across his knee.

That smile was Wawrinka all over. He is capable of some of the most violent stroke play on the circuit, sometimes pounding his sumptuous backhand at speeds close to 100mph. Yet he is not an intimidator by nature, more a sleepy-eyed homebody with a gift for propelling tennis balls. He beats you, and then looks genuinely apologetic afterwards.

Maria Sharapova talked about her favorite Wimbledon memories on the tournament’s website:

My first memory of competing at Wimbledon: “I was a junior, and I reached the final, which I lost. My best memory was of when I was leaving the club – it was after the men’s final had ended, and it was so quiet, and no one was on The Grounds any more, and I always remember that because a couple of years later, I won the women’s title, and I thought back to after that girls’ final and how I had always wanted to one day win the women’s title.”

Frank Dancevic went on quite a rant about his experience at Wimbledon qualies on Facebook.

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