Wimbledon 2014 Video: Preview of day eight with Nadal, Federer and Wawrinka all in action
Video: Paul Newman and Chris Jones look ahead to day eight at Wimbledon 2014, discussing the matches of Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka
Tuesday 01 July 2014
The rain once again is proving to be the focus at Wimbledon this year with the delays caused by Saturday's deluge bringing frustration to many players as the tournament's second week progresses.
If Stanislas Wawrinka, the Australian Open champion, is to reach this year's final he will have to play five matches in seven days.
The rain wiped out nearly six hours of play on Saturday, thus disrupting the planned schedule.
While Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic are safely through to the quarter-finals and will be able to enjoy a day's break, others like Rafael Nadal have been off court for a while and that prolonged down time could disrupt players as they hope to get into a good rhythm at this stage in the championship.
Paul Newman and Chris Jones, from The Independent and Evening Standard respectively, said that the rain disruption comes at a crucial time in the tournament, as the remaining players are some of the best in the world: unlike with this year's women's draw, there have been no major upsets so far in the men's round.
Nadal faces promising youngster Nick Kyrgios and Roger Federer faces Tommy Robredo, who beat the Swiss player at last year's US Open.
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