Wimbledon 2015: It promises to be 'magic Monday' with every remaining singles participant, including Andy Murray, in action

Paul Newman looks ahead to the day's 16 matches

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All remaining singles participants play on Monday and everyone has an eye on the quarter-finals.

Here, The Independent's tennis correspondent Paul Newman examines the ties...


Gasquet v Kyrgios

Kyrgios beat Gasquet here last year but the Frenchman has won their two other meetings. Gasquet had one of the performances of last week to beat Grigor Dimitrov, while Kyrgios knocked out Milos Raonic.

Nick Kyrgios and his yellow T-shirted fan club start to celebrate his victory over Milos Raonic on Friday


Wawrinka v Goffin

Wawrinka has carried on from winning the French Open and is chasing his third triumph in the last seven Grand Slams. Goffin, at a career-high world No 15, did not win a set in their two previous meetings.

Stanislas Wawrinka


Cilic v Kudla

Cilic won five-set marathons against Ricardas Berankis and John Isner. The US Open champion, a quarter-finalist here last year, should have less trouble against the lowest-ranked player in the draw.

Cilic in action


Pospisil v Troicki

Pospisil faces a difficult task against Troicki, who has made a remarkable return since completing his year-long suspension for a drugs offence last summer. In July last year the former world No 12 was ranked No 847.

Djokovic v Anderson

Djokovic has beaten Anderson in their last four meetings. Anderson proved his grass-court prowess by reaching the final at Queen’s but his cannonball serve may be less effective against one of the game’s best returners.

Djokovic is the defending champion


Bautista Agut v Federer

Bautista Agut has won only two titles but one was on grass at ’s-Hertogenbosch last year. Federer, who is chasing his eighth Wimbledon title, won both their previous meetings in straight sets.



Berdych v Simon

Berdych is a consistent performer – the French Open was the only event this year where he did not make the quarter-finals – but has lost four of his last six meetings with Simon. They have never met on grass.

Karlovic v Murray

One of the best servers in the world against one of the best returners. Karlovic hit 136 aces in his first three matches here. Murray dropped his first set of the week in beating Andreas Seppi on Saturday.




Vandeweghe v Safarova

Vandeweghe is in the second week of a Grand Slam for the first time in 19 attempts. Safarova made the semi-finals here last year and last month reached her first Grand Slam final at the French Open.

Sharapova v Diyas

Sharapova won the title in 2004 but has reached only one final since, in 2011. Diyas, who made her Grand Slam debut last year in Australia, has matched her 2014 performance by reaching the fourth round.



Govortsova v Keys

Govortsova, who beat Alizé Cornet last week, is through to the second week of a Grand Slam for the first time at the 31st attempt. The big-serving Keys reached the semi-finals of this year’s Australian Open.

Azarenka v Bencic

Azarenka, twice a semi-finalist here, has climbed back up the world rankings after missing most of 2014 with injury, while the teenage Bencic won her first title in Eastbourne a fortnight ago.

S Williams v V Williams

The 26th meeting between the sisters, and the sixth at Wimbledon. Venus won their most recent, in Montreal last year. Each has won Wimbledon five times, but Venus has not claimed the title since 2008.

Serena Williams celebrates her triumph over Heather Watson


Radwanska v Jankovic

Former finalist Radwanska was having a poor year until she set foot on grass but is flying now. Jankovic, revelling in her new serving power, put out Petra Kvitova but has lost five of her seven meetings with Radwanska.s

Bacsinszky v Niculescu

Bacsinszky, 26, is a late developer, having won two of her three titles this year. Niculescu, whose unorthodox strokes baffle many opponents, reached the final in Nottingham last month.

Wozniacki v Muguruza

Wozniacki, a former Wimbledon junior champion, has never reached the senior quarter-finals. Muguruza, who made the third round on her debut last year, has won two of their three meetings.