Wimbledon 2011 Third Round Draw

Wimbledon 2011 DrawThe big 4 successfully made it through the Second round of Wimbledon 2011. In fact the top 16 seeds all  made it into the 2nd round draw.

The highest seed to go out in the 2nd round was 13th seed Viktor Troick who lost to Yen-Hsun Lu, the player who knocked Andy Roddick last year. Karol Beck also 26th seed Guillermo Garcia-Lopez and Xavier Malisse sent home 20th seed Florian Mayer.

Other major casualties of the 2nd round were 14th seed Stanislas Wawrinka, who was a possible fourth round opponent for Andy Murray, he was knocked out Simone Bolelli. Robin Haase upset 21st seed Fernando Verdasco and Alex Bogomolov Jr took out 25th seed Juan Ignacio Chela.

The top half of the draw should be playing their third round matches on Friday, weather permitting. Andy Murray faces 32 year old Ivan Ljubicic and Rafael Nadal takes on wild card Gilles Muller who beat Nadal at Wimbledon back in 2006.

The match between Feliciano Lopez and Andy Roddick should be a highlight of Friday and an upset could definitely be on the cards in that one.

On Saturday we will see Novak Djokovic take on 32nd seed Marcos Baghdatis in a repeat of the 2008 quarter final that went the full 5 sets with Djokovic winning in the end.

2011 Wimbledon – 3rd round
[1] Rafael Nadal (ESP)
vs
(W) Gilles Muller (LUX)
[24] Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG)
vs
[15] Gilles Simon (FRA)
[10] Mardy Fish (USA)
vs
Robin Haase (NED)
Alex Bogomolov Jr. (USA)
vs
[6] Tomas Berdych (CZE)
[4] Andy Murray (GBR)
vs
Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)
[17] Richard Gasquet (FRA)
vs
Simone Bolelli (ITA) (Q)
[9] Gael Monfils (FRA)
vs
Lukasz Kubot (POL)
Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
vs
[8] Andy Roddick (USA)
[7] David Ferrer (ESP)
vs
Karol Beck (SVK) (Q)
Fernando Gonzalez (CHI)
vs
[12] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
[16] Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
vs
[18] Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)
[28] David Nalbandian (ARG)
vs
[3] Roger Federer (SUI)
[5] Robin Soderling (SWE)
vs
Bernard Tomic (AUS) (Q)
Xavier Malisse (BEL)
vs
[11] Jurgen Melzer (AUT)
Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE)
vs
[19] Michael Llodra (FRA)
[32] Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)
vs
[2] Novak Djokovic (SRB)