Taylor Fritz has reached his first Grand Slam quarterfinal without dropping a set, but will face his biggest test when he takes on Rafael Nadal, whom he defeated in the final at Indian Wells in March.
“Indian Wells was a little crazy because we were both extremely beaten before the final. This time… [it’s] healthier versions of both of us,” said Fritz, who warmed up to Wimbledon by winning the Eastbourne title.
“But I think the biggest advantage was that I was very aggressive, I took my chances and I played the big points very well in that game.”
Elsewhere in Wednesday’s singles, two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep takes on 20th-seeded Amanda Anisimova, Ajla Tomljanovic takes on Elena Rybakina before Nick Kyrgios faces Cristian Garin.
What is it?
It is the third major of the year. The Wimbledon Championships runs between Monday 27 June and Sunday 10 July.
When are the Wimbledon finals?
The final of the women’s singles will take place on Saturday 9 July, as will the final of the men’s doubles.
The finals of the men’s singles and women’s doubles will take place on Sunday 10 July.
The mixed doubles final will take place earlier in the week, on Thursday 7 July.
Can I still buy tickets?
Naturally. You’ve heard of the Wimbledon queue, right? You can go to Wimbledon Park and wait patiently for a small number of available tickets for Center Court, Court One or Court Two. However, you have to queue from about 6am, if not earlier, to be lucky.
If you can’t make it to the show courts, you can also buy a day pass which gives you access to all ground courses from Nos 3 to 18. Prices start from £27. The All England Club only accepts cash on the day.
On which TV channel are the championships?
You can cover the whole two weeks on BBC One and Two – and hit the red button. You can also follow Telegraph Sport’s daily coverage.
What’s this year’s draw?
The official draw took place on June 24.
Who are the defending champions?
Novak Djokovic and Ashleigh Barty won the singles tournaments in 2021 – but Barty won’t return to defend her crown after he unexpectedly stopped playing tennis earlier this year†
Who got a wildcard for SW19?
Serena Williams was given a wild card to compete for a record 24th major title at Wimbledon, after being sidelined for nearly a year with injury.
Williams, 40, last played a competitive game at Center Court during last year’s tournament, when she had to stop in the first round with a hamstring problem.
Unfortunately, SW19’s comeback was short-lived as she lost to Harmony Tan in the first round in an epic match. The American was defeated 7-5, 1-6, 7-6 (7).
Wildcards men’s singles
Zizou Bergs (Bel), Liam Broady (GB), Jay Clarke (GB), Alastair Gray (GB), Paul Jubb (GB), Ryan Peniston (GB), Tim van Rijthoven (Hol), Stan Wawrinka (Swi).
Wildcards women’s singles
Katie Boulter (GB), Jodie Burrage (GB), Sonay Kartal (GB), Yuriko Miyazaki (GB), Daria Saville (Aus), Katie Swan (GB), Serena Williams (US).
Wildcards men’s doubles
Liam Broady (GB) / Jay Clarke (GB), Julian Cash (GB) / Henry Patten (GB), Alastair Gray (GB) / Ryan Peniiston (GB), Jonny O’Mara (GB) / Ken Skupski (GB).
Wildcards women’s doubles
Naiktha Bains (GB) / Maia Lumsden (GB), Alicia Barnett (GB) / Olivia Nicholls (GB), Jodie Burrage (GB) / Eden Silva (GB), Harriet Dart (GB) / Heather Watson (GB), Sarah Beth Gray (GB) / Yuriko Miyazaki (GB), Sonay Kartal (GB) / Nell Miller (GB).
Mixed Doubles Wildcards
Ivan Dodig (Cro) / Latisha Chan (Twn), Kyle Edmund (GB) / Olivia Nicholls (GB), Jamie Murray (GB) / Venus Williams (US), Jonny O’Mara (GB) / Alicia Barnett (GB).
Wildcard wheelchair singles men
Tokito Oda (Jpn).
Wildcard singles women wheelchair
Momoko Ohtani (Jpn).
Wildcard for four-person wheelchair singles
Ymanitu Silva (BH).
Something new for the tournament?
Wimbledon will be a 14-day tournament from this year, with matches being played on ‘Mid Sunday’.
The first Sunday of Wimbledon is normally a rest day, with tournament organizers working to get the courts back in top shape for the final rounds, resulting in what is known as ‘Manic Monday’ with the entire fourth round of both the men’s and women’s singles.
“From 2022, which coincides with the centenary of the center court, mid-Sunday will become a regular part of the tournament schedule, turning the championships into a 14-day event,” All England Lawn Tennis Club president Ian Hewitt said before the tournament.
“Thanks to the improved technology and the maintenance of the lawns over the past five years… we are confident that we can take care of the courts, especially the center court, without a full day’s rest.”
What are the last chances?
Last Chance Men’s Champion:
Novak Djokovic 1/4
Nick Kyrgios 11/2
Rafael Nadal 6/1
Cameron Norrie 25/1
Last Chance Women’s Champion:
Simona Halep 11/10
Our Jabeur 6/5
Elena Rybakina 11/2
Tatyana Maria 33/1