Wimbledon day seven: Raducanu, Federer, Medvedev and all you need to know

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Wimbledon day seven: Raducanu, Federer, Medvedev and all you need to know
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Wimbledon 2021 – Middle Sunday – The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (PA Wire)
Wimbledon 2021 – Middle Sunday – The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (PA Wire)

After a 24-hiatus, Wimbledon returns for its habitual Manic Monday with a raft of last-16 matches across the men’s and women’s draws. Just one Briton remains in singles action, Emma Raducanu, while Roger Federer still appears to defy time a few weeks shy of his 40th birthday. Here are some of the late matches to look out for on day seven.

Emma Raducanu v Alja Tomljanovic

The irony is that teenager Emma Raducanu’s parents warned her she was packing too much kit when preparing to enter the hotel bubble for Wimbledon. To say her run to the fourth round has exceeded her and her family’s expectations is an understatement. She takes on Ajla Tomljanovic, who came through an ill-tempered win over Jelena Ostapenko in the preceding round.

Roger Federer v Lorenzo Sonego

At the age of 26, Lorenzo Sonego, who used to be on Torino’s books as a youth footballer, is having his break-out season. The place for the Eastbourne finalist at this stage, along with compatriot Matteo Berrettini, is only the second time two Italians have made it into the same Wimbledon last-16. Roger Federer will be the overwhelming favourite to stop the Italian charge.

Hubert Hurkacz v Daniil Medvedev

Daniil Medvedev pulled off the great escape in the preceding round, bouncing back from two sets down to Marin Cilic to pull off what seemed an unlikely win. Hubert Hurkacz’s form in the build-up to Wimbledon – five straight first-round exits - suggested he wouldn’t be a threat but he is showing the sort of form that won him the prestigious Miami Open title earlier this year.

Joe Salisbury/Harriet Dart v Wesley Koolhof/Demi Schuurs

Leading British doubles specialist Joe Salisbury is in action twice today, his mixed doubles partnership with fellow Brit Harriet Dart coming late in the day. A new pairing – Salisbury had won the preceding French Open with Desirae Krawczyk - they face seeds Wesley Koolhof and Demi Schuurs, whose brother Perr plays centre back for Ajax.

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