Instead of a bunch of facts thrown at you, let’s cut to the chase. These are the things you need to watch for on Day Two of Wimbledon. (OK, that’s probably a lie. I will likely throw in some facts here.)
But with the first day of the tournament done and the biggest upset likely being Coco Gauff (one of the writers in our staff predictions thought Gauff could be a dark horse to win the tournament, but I even had Venus Williams, so who am I to judge?), we get to move into the other half of the first-round draw. This includes the number 2 and 3 seeded women – Elena Rybakina (3) and Aryna Sabalenka (2) – and the number 1 and 3 seeded men – Carlos Alcaraz (1) and Daniil Medvedev (3). So there might even more to watch on Tuesday!
So here is who to watch and when. Also, I might throw in a statistic or two. Or maybe a prediction.
Preview of what to watch at Wimbledon 2023 on Day Two
In one of the earliest matches of the day, Mattero Berrentini will face fellow Italian Lorenzo Sonego. Both of these guys are capable of making a deep run in the tournament and surprising a few people. But since they play each other in the first round, only one will have that opportunity.
Also an early day match is fifth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas, who has been more known lately for dating Paula Badosa than winning matches, playing Dominic Thiem. Thiem was once seen as a next-great thing but injuries have derailed him. Some see this as an upset alert, but there is a stronger chance of it being so three years ago.
Carlos Alcaraz still needs to prove himself at Wimbledon and will play Jeremy Chardy. Chardy isn’t of the ilk that Alcaraz is, but don’t discount him on grass. This might be more of an upset alert than Tsitsipas against Thiem.
Rybakina faces American Shelby Rogers. I have a feeling this could be another potential upset. Don’t ask me why but I feel like Rogers has the one great match in her this tournament to defeat Rybakina.
Finally, eight-seed Maria Sakkari versus Marta Kostyuk is going to be a delight. Kostyuk is athletic and can move around the court. Sakkari has great power. This is going to be fun.