Novak Djokovic will try and rally back from down two sets to Sam Querrey in the third round of Wimbledon on Saturday. Djokovic, the top seed in the tournament, has not lost in the third round of a major since 2009 and is going for his fifth consecutive Grand Slam title.
But he finds himself trailing behind Querrey, a longtime tennis veteran who at his best ranked No. 17 in the world back in 2011 and is currently the No. 28 seed for Wimbledon. Querrey fought Djokovic to a close first set, ultimately winning in the tiebreak, but in the second set it was all Querrey. The weather delayed play after the second set, with Querrey leading Djokovic, 7-6(6), 6-1 heading into Saturday's match, which will be broadcast on ESPN and live streamed via WatchESPN.
Djokovic and Querrey will be the first pair on No. 1 Court beginning at 7 a.m. ET. Play for the day gets started at 6 a.m. on outer courts, and at 8 a.m. on Centre Court. Men's No. 2 seed Andy Murray will be in action on Centre Court for the second match of the day on said court, up against John Millman.
Simona Halep, the women's fifth seed who suffered an early disappointing loss at the French Open just a few weeks ago, will play her third-round match against the tough No. 26 seed, Kiki Bertens, to kick off play on Centre Court. A match between men's sixth seed Milos Raonic and No. 27 Jack Sock will round out play on that court. It's possible a fourth match could be added if weather is poor once again.
Agnieszka Radwanska, thought to now be the top competition for Serena Williams thanks to a second-round exit for Garbine Muguruza, will be in action against Katerina Siniakova. There won't be a finals showdown between Williams and Radwanska, as they were drawn into the same half and will meet in the semifinals if they meet at all.
Kei Nishikori, Richard Gasquet and Marin Cilic are other top-seeded men in action on the day, with Angelique Kerber, Madison Keys and Petra Kvitova representing the top-seeded women.
ESPN will carry television coverage of the day beginning at 7 a.m. ET and running until the late afternoon. There will be live streams of all courts available at WatchESPN.
Coverage for Saturday's matches at Wimbledon
Events: Third-round singles matchups
Location: All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London, UK
Time: 6:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET
TV: ESPN (7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
Below is a full list of seeded matchups for Friday, with a full schedule available here.
No. 1 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 28 Sam Querrey, To finish: 6-7(6), 1-6
No. 2 Andy Murray vs. John Millman
No. 5 Kei Nishikori vs. Andrey Kuznetsov
No. 6 Milos Raonic vs. No. 27 Jack Sock
No. 7 Richard Gasquet vs. Albert Ramos-Vinolas
No. 9 Marin Cilic vs. Lukas Lacko, To finish: 6-3, 6-3, 0-1
No. 11 David Goffin vs. Denis Istomin
No. 12 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs. No. 18 John Isner
No. 14 Roberto Bautista Agut vs. No. 19 Bernard Tomic
No. 15 Nick Kyrgios vs. No. 22 Feliciano Lopez
No. 24 Alexander Zverev vs. Mikhail Youzhny, To finish: 6-4, 3-6, 6-0, 4-6, 2-1
No. 32 Lucas Pouille vs. Juan Martin Del Potro
No. 3 Agnieszka Radwanska vs. Katerina Siniakova
No. 4 Angelique Kerber vs. Carina Witthoeft
No. 5 Simona Halep vs. No. 26 Kiki Bertens
No. 9 Madison Keys vs. Alize Cornet
No. 10 Petra Kvitova vs. Ekaterina Makarova, To finish: 5-7
No. 11 Timea Bacsinszky vs. Monica Niculescu, To finish: 4-6, 6-2, 0-1
No. 18 Sloane Stephens vs. Mandy Minella, To finish: 3-6, 7-6(6), 3-3
No. 28 Lucie Safarova vs. Jana Cepelova