LOCKER ROOM: Heather Watson looks to make the last 16 for the first time against 21-year-old Kaja Juvan… while John Isner hopes to follow up his impressive victory against Andy Murray
- Heather Watson is looking to make the last 16 for the first time in her career
- John Isner hopes to follow up his impressive win over Andy Murray
- The American takes on Jannik Sinner as he looks to break serving history
The action at Wimbledon continued with a number of stars being knocked out in the second round, while others continued their Grand Slam journey.
There are still plenty of enthralling matches to look forward to. The drama is non-stop at the All England Club, with several potential winners involved on Friday.
With this in mind, Sportsmail has picked out the showdowns to watch out for…
Heather Watson is hoping to make the last 16 for the first time in her career this week
HEATHER WATSON (GB) V KAJA JUVAN (SLV)
Watson has faced at least a Grand Slam finalist on each of her previous four visits to the third round of a major. She should have a shot at making the last 16 for the first time today against world No 62 Juvan, but the 21-year-old is a serious talent.
FRANCES TIAFOE (US, 23) V ALEXANDER BUBLIK (KAZ)
Two men who see themselves as entertainers first and sportsmen second. They are fine examples of both, however, and should put on a first-class display of shotmaking and creativity. In their wide open section of the draw, both will have half an eye on the semi-finals.
Francis Tiafoe (pictured) is looking to continue his good form against Alexander Bublik
JANNIK SINNER (ITA, 10) V JOHN ISNER (US, 20)
Isner played perhaps the match of his life against Andy Murray to make it this far and will have to raise his 37-year-old vertiginous frame for another huge effort if he is to overcome one of the game’s rising stars. The American may be the greatest server on earth but Sinner is no slouch in that department either. Expect a few tiebreaks.
GROUND PASS BONUS
LESIA TSURENKO (UKR) V JULE NIEMEIER (GER)
It is easy to forget that amid her powerful and important words this week about the devastation of her homeland, Tsurenko has been playing some fine tennis. The 33-year-old will try to reach the fourth round for the first time in her career against a player 11 years her junior. Niemeier is a rising star who looks to have something a little different in her game. The grass suits her huge, flat groundstrokes.
We’re likely to see the roofs cranking into action again with scattered showers expected, especially around lunchtime. Highs of 22°C (72°F).
John Isner is looking to follow up his impressive victory over Andy Murray in the second round
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