Wimbledon 2009 – Third Round Draw

Wimbledon 2009The third 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 round and will now face Viktor Troicki for a place in the fourth round. See the Troicki v Murray Preview.

The draw is also lighter on seeds, 1 major seed is gone, Lleyton Hewitt eliminated 5th seed Del Potro on Thursday and Dudi Sela took out 19th seed Rainer Schuettler.

Friday will see the bottom half of the draw in action with Roger Federer taking on 27th seed Philipp Kohlschreiber and Novak Djokovic takes on 28th seed Mardy Fish.

Best matches of the day though should be Tommy Haas v Marin Cilic or Ivo Karlovic v Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, both these matches should highly competi|tive and could go the distance.

Murray’s half will be back on action on Saturday, matches to look out for are  Jurgen Melzer v Andy Roddick and two big clay courters Fernando Gonzalez and Juan Carlos Ferrero go head to head on the grass which could well turn out to be a very could match.

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 – Third Round Draw – Top Half
Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) vs Philipp Petzschner (GER) Fourth
Round
Quarter
Finals
Semi
Finals
[23] Radek Stepanek (CZE) vs [17] David Ferrer (ESP)
[12] Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) vs [20] Tomas Berdych (CZE) Fourth
Round
[26] Jurgen Melzer (AUT) vs [6] Andy Roddick (USA)
[3] Andy Murray (GBR) vs [30] Viktor Troicki (SRB) Fourth
Round
Quarter
Finals
[19] Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) vs Jesse Levine (USA)
[10] Fernando Gonzalez (CHI) vs [W] Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) Fourth
Round
[31] Victor Hanescu (ROU) vs [8] Gilles Simon (FRA)
Wimbledon 2009 – Third Round Draw – Bottom Half
Andreas Seppi (ITA) vs [29] Igor Andreev (RUS) Fourth
Round
Quarter
Finals
Semi
Finals
[24] Tommy Haas (GER) vs [11] Marin Cilic (CRO)
[15] Tommy Robredo (ESP) vs Dudi Sela (ISR) Fourth
Round
[28] Mardy Fish (USA) vs [4] Novak Djokovic (SRB)
[7] Fernando Verdasco (ESP) vs [32] Albert Montanes (ESP) Fourth
Round
Quarter
Finals
[22] Ivo Karlovic (CRO) vs [9] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
[13] Robin Soderling (SWE) vs Nicolas Almagro (ESP) Fourth
Round
[27] Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) vs [2] Roger Federer (SUI)