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As the championships move into their second week three-time champion Novak Djokovic (w. 2011, 2014, 2015) takes on Adrian Mannarino of France. Though Mannarino is ranked considerably lower than many of the other players to have reached the fourth round, he has scored some impressive wins en route to the fourth round. Both players are in fine form, and an exciting clash should lie ahead. Novak Djokovic vs Adrian Mannarino LIVE STREAM.

DATE: 10 july 2017

TIME: 12:30 PM ET

 

History

The players have met only once in their careers. That meeting came last year at Wimbledon in the second round and was won by Djokovic in straight sets. The Serb did not coast through, coming out a 6-4 6-3 7-6 winner, but never looked in danger of losing the match. That match would suggest another Djokovic victory, as would their career stats.Novak Djokovic vs Adrian Mannarino LIVE. Djokovic owns 68 titles, including 12 Grand Slams and 30 Masters 1000’s, whereas Adrian Mannarino is yet to win a title on the main ATP tour, losing all three of his career finals so far, most recently to Yuichi Sugita in Antalya. Mannarino has claimed 118 victories on tour so far in his career, which pales in comparison to Djokovic’s 782. However, Mannarino has been able to compete with top ten opponents before, he led Murray by two sets at Flushing Meadows in the 2015 second round and has claimed wins over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Stanislas Wawrinka.Novak Djokovic vs Adrian Mannarino LIVE. None-the-less, his career statistics stack up unfavourably against Djokovic, but then so do most players’.

 

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Path to the fourth round

Djokovic has enjoyed a fairly comfortable route into the final. Although he has faced some difficult opponents, his form seems to have improved substantially since he won the tournament in Eastbourne. In his first round, Martin Klizan retired after just one set and two games. In his next match, against Adam Pavlasek, he was dominant, dropping just five games in a 6-2 6-1 6-1 win. His opponent was clearly overawed in playing his first match on a major court against his idol. In the third round, where he faced off against Ernests Gulbis he faced his toughest test of the Championships so far. Novak Djokovic vs Adrian Mannarino LIVE. Although Gulbis was ranked at a lowly 589 his talent gave the lie to his rank. Gulbis, a former top tenner and Grand Slam semi-finalist, was ranked so low largely due to injury. Gulbis demonstrated his true abilities from early on in the first set, breaking Djokovic in the third game. He served superbly early on, but in the seventh game Djokovic began to read the Latvian’s serve and fashioned three break points. Gulbis saved the first two, but a double fault gave away the break, and Djokovic then won nine games on the bounce as Gulbis struggled to deal with the Serb’s accuracy and power. Gulbis finally stopped the rot down 0-5 but the second set was clearly gone. He fought hard in the third and final set, fashioning another break point early on, but was unable to capitalise. Eventually, it came down to a tiebreak, in which Djokovic stepped up his game. Taking it 7 points to 2 he progressed into the fourth round without dropping a set, where he will face Mannarino.

The Frenchman has enjoyed a significantly less comfortable route into the fourth round, having played back to back five set matches in the second and third rounds. His tournament began with a victory over Feliciano Lopez, who took the first set, before retiring trailing two sets to one and four games to three. In the second round, Mannarino faced off against the man who had conquered him in the final at Antalya, Yuichi Sugita. Mannarino pulled out a hard fought five set win, triumphing 6-1 5-7 4-6 7-6 6-2. In his third round match, he conquered his countryman and fifteenth seed Gael Monfils, the recent Eastbourne finalist. Mannarino managed to take the first set in a tiebreak, and despite Monfils taking the second and third sets 6-4 7-5 Mannarino retained hope. He rebounded to take the fourth set 6-3 and broke Monfils twice in the decider to come out a 7-6 4-6 5-7 6-3 6-2 winner and progress for the second time into the last sixteen at Wimbledon.

How do they match up?

Both players rely on their skills from the baseline to win matches, although neither are uncomfortable at the net. But one cannot help but conclude that Djokovic has the greater weight of shot and the superior serve. Part of this results from the height advantage the Serb possesses. Whilst Mannarino stands at just 5’11, Djokovic is 6’2. This greater height allows for him to hit a serve with both greater power and more work on the ball. It also allows him a more a powerful swing on both backhand and forehand than Mannarino. The Frenchman will have to make for in guile what he lacks in power, but whether or not this will be sufficient remains uncertain. The forehand and backhand duels will be absolutely pivotal in this match, and whether Mannarino can truly hurt Djokovic with sufficient regularity on either shot is as yet unclear.

Novak Djokovic vs Adrian Mannarino LIVE STREAM

Novak Djokovic vs Adrian Mannarino LIVE STREAM

Novak Djokovic vs Adrian Mannarino LIVE STREAM

Novak Djokovic vs Adrian Mannarino LIVE STREAM

Novak Djokovic vs Adrian Mannarino LIVE STREAM

Andy Murray VS Benoit Paire LIVE STREAM

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What is it?

A Wimbledon fourth-round match Andy Murray vs Benoit Paire.

What time will it start?

Murray is up second on centre court after  Ana Konjuh vs Venus Williams, which will start at 10:00 AM ET. It’s fair to assume that will take a couple of hours, so we’re expecting Murray’s match to get under way at about 15.00 BST.

Here’s your full Wimbledon 2017 order of play for day seven.

What TV channel is it on?

BBC One, but if it goes the five-set distance you may have to switch over to BBC Two. You can, of course, follow the match live right here with Charlie Eccleshare.

What are they saying?

Andy Murray will continue to try to navigate his way through his unorthodox draw when he takes on Frenchman Benoit Paire in round four.

Perceived wisdom is that tennis is dominated by baseline grinders but Murray may beg to differ after his first week at Wimbledon.

The defending champion’s first two opponents, Alexander Bublik and Dustin Brown, see trick shots as routine strategy while his third-round foe Fabio Fognini is one of the most volatile players on tour.

The Italian zoned in and out of the match, racking up 44 winners, 49 unforced errors and one point penalty for a visible obscenity.

Benoit Paire
Benoit Paire stands between Murray and the fifth round CREDIT: EPA

Paire is cut from the same cloth and, like Fognini, can be a danger to fancied opponents as well as himself.

Murray will surely never have faced as many drop shots in four consecutive matches in his life, while the Paire backhand is among the best on tour.

“He again has a different game to a lot of the guys now,” said Murray. “He has very good hands, moves well, takes a lot of chances, goes for his shots.

“Again, he can be quite up and down. But he seems to have played pretty well so far at this event.

“I expect that to be tricky. I’ve never played him on the grass before. I think until this year he hasn’t played so well on the grass himself. But I see no reason why he can’t play good grass-court tennis.

“I think I only played him once before, and it was a really tight match.”

That match was a suitably unpredictable affair in the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters last year, when Paire led by a set and two breaks and served for victory in the deciding set only for Murray to claw his way back.

The Scot later credited the win for sparking the remarkable run of form that brought him Wimbledon and Olympic titles and the number one ranking.

Murray may not have expected their second encounter to come at this stage of Wimbledon, a place Paire said he hated only three years ago.

But the world number 46 has changed his tune, and also believes he has overcome the paralysing nerves that once afflicted him.

Paire said: “I think I’m playing for sure my best tennis. I think mentally I’m different this year. I want to play full all the match. I want to stay focused during all the match. That’s the difference from before.

“Sometimes I was nervous if I was missing the serve, I was missing the drop shot. Every time I was p***ed.”

Andy Murray
Murray limbers up during practice CREDIT: REUTERS

After wins over Rogerio Dutra Silva and Pierre-Hugues Herbert, Paire booked his place in round four with a straight-sets victory against former semi-finalist Jerzy Janowicz.

He said: “I remember I played in 2013 on the same court against (Lukasz) Kubot, and I was so nervous and I broke all my rackets.

“So I think that’s the big difference between 2013 and now. Now I stay focused and I stay calm. For me, it’s good. I’m really happy to be in the second week in Wimbledon.”

Murray looks set to play all of his matches on Centre Court for the second consecutive year after the clash was scheduled second on the main stage.

Paire is looking forward to the occasion and believes he can cause an upset.

Wimbledon 2017: Day six highlights

02:17

“To play Murray on Centre Court will be a good experience,” said the 28-year-old. “I think I can do something good against him.”

Paire will certainly have taken note of the scoreline between Murray and Fognini, even if he insisted he would rather throw a barbecue than watch the match.

Fognini caused the Scot a lot of problems and would have forced a fifth set but for one of Murray’s trademark fightbacks.

The 30-year-old has been limping all week as he attempts to overcome a sore hip and said he would use the two-day break between matches to fine-tune his game.

“Obviously I missed a few days’ practice last week,” he said. “I’ll work on some of the things I would have done before the tournament if I had those days there. I’ll try to get a lot out of it, if possible.”

Andy Murray vs Benoit Paire

Andy Murray vs Benoit Paire

Andy Murray vs Benoit Paire

Andy Murray vs Benoit Paire

Andy Murray VS Benoit Paire LIVE

WATCH Andy Murray VS Benoit Paire LIVE MATCH

What is it?

A Wimbledon fourth-round match Andy Murray vs Benoit Paire.

What time will it start?

Murray is up second on centre court after  Ana Konjuh vs Venus Williams, which will start at 1pm. It’s fair to assume that will take a couple of hours, so we’re expecting Murray’s match to get under way at about 15.00 BST.

Here’s your full Wimbledon 2017 order of play for day seven.

What TV channel is it on?

BBC One, but if it goes the five-set distance you may have to switch over to BBC Two. You can, of course, follow the match live right here with Charlie Eccleshare.

What are they saying?

Andy Murray will continue to try to navigate his way through his unorthodox draw when he takes on Frenchman Benoit Paire in round four.

Perceived wisdom is that tennis is dominated by baseline grinders but Murray may beg to differ after his first week at Wimbledon.

The defending champion’s first two opponents, Alexander Bublik and Dustin Brown, see trick shots as routine strategy while his third-round foe Fabio Fognini is one of the most volatile players on tour.

The Italian zoned in and out of the match, racking up 44 winners, 49 unforced errors and one point penalty for a visible obscenity.

Benoit Paire
Benoit Paire stands between Murray and the fifth round CREDIT: EPA

Paire is cut from the same cloth and, like Fognini, can be a danger to fancied opponents as well as himself.

Murray will surely never have faced as many drop shots in four consecutive matches in his life, while the Paire backhand is among the best on tour.

“He again has a different game to a lot of the guys now,” said Murray. “He has very good hands, moves well, takes a lot of chances, goes for his shots.

“Again, he can be quite up and down. But he seems to have played pretty well so far at this event.

“I expect that to be tricky. I’ve never played him on the grass before. I think until this year he hasn’t played so well on the grass himself. But I see no reason why he can’t play good grass-court tennis.

“I think I only played him once before, and it was a really tight match.”

That match was a suitably unpredictable affair in the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters last year, when Paire led by a set and two breaks and served for victory in the deciding set only for Murray to claw his way back.

The Scot later credited the win for sparking the remarkable run of form that brought him Wimbledon and Olympic titles and the number one ranking.

Murray may not have expected their second encounter to come at this stage of Wimbledon, a place Paire said he hated only three years ago.

But the world number 46 has changed his tune, and also believes he has overcome the paralysing nerves that once afflicted him.

Paire said: “I think I’m playing for sure my best tennis. I think mentally I’m different this year. I want to play full all the match. I want to stay focused during all the match. That’s the difference from before.

“Sometimes I was nervous if I was missing the serve, I was missing the drop shot. Every time I was p***ed.”

Andy Murray
Murray limbers up during practice CREDIT: REUTERS

After wins over Rogerio Dutra Silva and Pierre-Hugues Herbert, Paire booked his place in round four with a straight-sets victory against former semi-finalist Jerzy Janowicz.

He said: “I remember I played in 2013 on the same court against (Lukasz) Kubot, and I was so nervous and I broke all my rackets.

“So I think that’s the big difference between 2013 and now. Now I stay focused and I stay calm. For me, it’s good. I’m really happy to be in the second week in Wimbledon.”

Murray looks set to play all of his matches on Centre Court for the second consecutive year after the clash was scheduled second on the main stage.

Paire is looking forward to the occasion and believes he can cause an upset.

Wimbledon 2017: Day six highlights

02:17

“To play Murray on Centre Court will be a good experience,” said the 28-year-old. “I think I can do something good against him.”

Paire will certainly have taken note of the scoreline between Murray and Fognini, even if he insisted he would rather throw a barbecue than watch the match.

Fognini caused the Scot a lot of problems and would have forced a fifth set but for one of Murray’s trademark fightbacks.

The 30-year-old has been limping all week as he attempts to overcome a sore hip and said he would use the two-day break between matches to fine-tune his game.

“Obviously I missed a few days’ practice last week,” he said. “I’ll work on some of the things I would have done before the tournament if I had those days there. I’ll try to get a lot out of it, if possible.”

Andy Murray vs Benoit Paire

Andy Murray vs Benoit Paire

Andy Murray vs Benoit Paire

Andy Murray vs Benoit Paire