Wimbledon 08 Fourth Round Draw

The Wimbeldon championships for 2008 are now starting to take shape, as we enter the second week, we still have Andy Murray in contention and still on course to meet with Spaniard Rafael Nadal.

Murray and Nadalare right at the foot of the draw and both face tough seeded opponents. Murray though will have the toughest of the two matches as he take on last year’s semi finalist adn 8th seed Richard Gasquet, Nadal will take 17th seed Russian Mikhail Youzhny who thrashed Nadal 6-0 6-1 earlier this year in India.

In the other Quarter of Murray’s half is where all the upsets have been occurring, Janko Tipsarevic (Roddick’s Conqueror) will take on Rainer Schuettler (Blake’s Conqueror) and Marin Cilic will take on Arnaud Clement.

The top half of the draw will perhaps se the most interesting as match as current champion takes on former Champion when Hewitt takes on Federer. The winner will play either a recovering Mario Ancic or Fernando Verdasco, Ancic is coming back from a long term illness and the un-ranked Croat has lived up to the expectation of potential challenger.

The two remaining fourth round matches will see Marat Safin, who put out Novak Djokovic meet Stanislas Wawrinka and Marcos Baghdatis meets Feliciano Lopez. Baghdatis has been great grass form so far this year and should make semi’s in this little quartet. Though unknown quantity of Marat Safin lurks, though Wawrinka has had a great 2008 so far.

Wimbledon Third Round Draw
(SUI) Roger Federer [1] Vs (AUS) Lleyton Hewitt [20] Quarter Final 1 Semi Final 1 Final
(ESP) Fernando Verdasco[22] Vs (CRO) Mario Ancic
(RUS) Marat Safin Vs (SUI) Stanislas Wawrinka [13] Quarter Final 2
(CYP) Marcos Baghdatis [10] Vs (ESP) Feliciano Lopez [31]
(SRB) Janko Tipsarevic Vs (GER) Rainer Schuettler Quarter Final 3 Semi Final 2
(CRO) Marin Cilic Vs (FRA) Arnaud Clement
(FRA) Richard Gasquet [8] Vs (GBR) Andy Murray [12] Quarter Final 4
(RUS) Mikhail Youzhny [17] Vs (ESP) Rafael Nadal [2]