The fourth round draw for the 2009 Wimbledon championships is now complete.
After the first round we only had one Brit in the draw, fortunately Murray safely negotiated the second and third round and will now face Stanislas Wawrinka for a place in the quarter finals. See the Wawrinka v Murray Preview.
The third round saw seeds meet seeds for the first time so the draw is now much lighter on seeds, we lost 5th seed Del Potro in the second round, but the third round did not see any upsets for the rest of the top 8 seeds and they all safely make it through to the second week.
The upsets we did see in the seed vs seed matches were 23rd seed Radek Stepanek defeated 17th seed Daivd Ferrer, 24th seed Tommy Haas took out 11th seed Marin Cilic and 22nd seed Ivo Karlovic took out 9th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
The biggest win was from wildcard Juan Carlos Ferrero who beat 10th seed Fernando Gonzalez in 5 epic sets in the last 3rd round match completed.
All 8 4th round matches are scheduled to be completed on Monday 29th June – the stand out match is surely the rematch of the 2009 French Open final with Robin Soderling looking for that first ever win against Roger Federer.
Three unseeded players remain in the draw, former Wimbledon champion Lleyton Hewitt will fancy his chances against 23rd seed Radek Stepanek as will former world number 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero who takes on 8th seed Giles Simon, the Frenchman has looks vulnerable on the grass all week and it could well be Ferrero’s chance to make the quarter finals for the second time. Dudi Sela will have the toughest task of the non-seeds though as he faces world number 4 Novak Djokovic.
Ivo Karlovic takes on 7th seed Fernando Verdasco which could well be the closest match to call.
In the eyes of people who put their money where their mouth is, Andy Murray is currently the bookmakers clear second favourite behind Roger Federer – See the full list of Wimbledon 2009 Winner Odds.
|Wimbledon 2009 – Fourth Round Draw – Top Half|
|Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)||v|| Radek Stepanek (CZE)||Quarter
| Tomas Berdych (CZE)||v|| Andy Roddick (USA)|
| Andy Murray (GBR)||v|| Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)||Quarter
|[W] Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP)||v|| Gilles Simon (FRA)|
|Wimbledon 2009 – Fourth Round Draw – Bottom Half|
| Igor Andreev (RUS)||v|| Tommy Haas (GER)||Fourth
|Dudi Sela||v|| Novak Djokovic (SRB)|
| Fernando Verdasco (ESP)||v|| Ivo Karlovic (CRO)||Fourth
| Robin Soderling (SWE)||v|| Roger Federer (SUI)|