If you like your tennis with a lot of scheduling chaos, you are absolutely going to love what you get from Wimbledon on Wednesday. We can thank the rain for the mess. But all those matches make for must-watch TV or streaming online.
Only a handful of matches were actually completed on Tuesday as most of the courts aren’t covered from the rain. Fairly early in the day, Wimbledon was just like, “OK, go home. See you tomorrow!” Carlos Alcaraz got his match in as well as Elena Rybakina and Aryna Sabalenka. All of those players won.
But now the first round of Wimbledon will stretch into day three of the tournament. Many matches will pick up where they left off on Tuesday. Some never started and all of these players will not have a break in between days as is normally the case in majors.
What to watch for on Wednesday at Wimbledon
Two huge matches to look forward to are ninth-seeded Taylor Fritz versus Yannick Hanfmann and fifth-seed Stefanos Tsitsipas against Dominic Thiem. The Fritz and Hanfmann match is into the fifth set with Fritz leading 3-2 in the set. While this would be a huge upset, Hanfmann has already proven he belongs at Wimbledon just getting Fritz to the fifth and final set.
Tsitsipas, an early upset candidate simply because of the way he has played recently, is already a set down and it will be 4-3 Tsitsipas in the second set when play begins. For whatever reason, since Tsitsipas and Paula Bedosa announced they are in a relationship Tsitsipas has a record of 1-3. Weird.
Third-seeded Daniil Medvedev is hoping to finally play his first match at Wimbledon. He probably could have just stayed home until this weekend and saved money on hotel fares. But it, of course, is what it is and Medvedev will need to prove his Wimbledon value on Wednesday. Unless it rains once again, of course.