2024 Wimbledon Day 10 Schedule and Preview - Wednesday 10 July featuring Djokovic-De Minaur and Rybakina-Svitolina

Wednesday, 10 July 2024 at 11:48
We have reached Day 10 at 2024 Wimbledon with the Quarter-Finals set to be concluded. By that point we will know the semi-final line-up in full with four more ties to digest.
Our preview looks into the four ties including Head to Heads and leading talking points as we head one step forward towards finals weekend at 2024 Wimbledon.

Rybakina-Svitolina and De Minaur-Djokovic set for Centre Court

The opening tie on Centre Court will likely gleam the favourite for the title in the women's draw going forward as Elena Rybakina who has been the out and out favourite for a few rounds now faces off against Ukrainian ace Elina Svitolina.
Rybakina who won the title two years ago was unwell during last year's run so wasn't able to defend the title to best of her capabilities but has looked flawless at times over the past few weeks at SW19. Albeit of course still with the question marks surrounding her due to all of the illnesses she has suffered over the past season.
But she also had extra time to rest with Anna Kalinskaya unfortunately getting injured and having to retire from her clash against Rybakina on Monday. Albeit Svitolina wasted little time and lost the same amount of game as Rybakina in two sets against Xinyu Wang on Monday. She won 6-2, 6-1 and will make her return to Centre Court for the first time since winning emphatically over Ons Jabeur earlier in the tournament.
Elena Rybakina will be favourite for the tournament going forward.
Elena Rybakina will be favourite for the tournament going forward.
It hasn't been the year that succeeded her breakthrough return in 2023. But often like a second album, it can be great, average or a bust. She could yet make it great this week by reaching the semi-finals. She has also remarkably kept it together amid all the turmoil back home in Ukraine and has done since her return to the sport. A true sporting trailblazer who will hope to do her country proud again against the out and out favourite remaining.
She reached the semi-final last year as the first wildcard to reach that point since Sabine Lisicki in 2011. But is now 21st seed and won't be the favourite unlike her Marketa Vondrousova tie. So perhaps that will take pressure off and make her flow. Head to Head wise it is 2-2 with Rybakina winning their only meeting back in 2021 on grass. She won their last at Roland Garros this season. So very much no side to pick from when it comes to the Head to Head.
NOLEEEEEE: Novak Djokovic takes Centre Stage again.
Then onto the Main Event as Alex de Minaur faces Novak Djokovic. A meeting that saw the Australian win back at the United Cup. A memory he will hold dear.
But also there are question marks about him. He jarred his hip supposedly during his win over Arthur Fils which saw him move gingerly on match point. He said he'd be fine. But anyone would say that. The proof will be when he faces Djokovic who remarkably looked better than ever against Rune.
There is also the matter of the crowd and the Ruuuuune v Booooooo gate. Reminding this writer of Simpsons Boo-urns bit, Djokovic will no doubt be the pantomime villain against De Minaur who has embraced his honorary Brit status. The Aussie is of course in a relationship with Britain's top women's tennis player, Katie Boulter and she has watched on throughout. She will likely be there cheering him on when he takes to the court and he will hope to put up a real fight to stop the Djokovic breakthrough. As if he gets to the semi-final, he could face a real comfortable task.
It is 2-1 in favour of Djokovic with the Serbian since getting revenge at Monte-Carlo. He could face though a player next who he has a near 10-0 Head to Head over.

Fritz-Musetti and Krejcikova-Ostapenko set for Court No.1

That being one Taylor Fritz who now hoists American hopes on his shoulders and a match that unlike his past Quarter-Finals won't be played against Djokovic or Nadal. He will be the favourite in this one so it will be sink or swim.
He faces Lorenzo Musetti second up in a real tasty tie. Especially given that both have been spectacular during the grass court season. Musetti who perhaps given that he has pushed Djokovic in the past would be a better suited opponent has gained a new lease of life.
While Fritz alongside Tommy Paul who was vanquished on Tuesday have given American tennis a real boost again. He won Eastbourne a few weeks ago and he will hope though that it is De Minaur over Djokovic. Fritz has beaten Musetti before at Wimbledon. They played in 2022 and the American won 6-4, 6-4, 6-3. Musetti won their last on clay pretty handily 6-4, 6-4.
Ostapenko v Rybakina anyone?
Ostapenko v Rybakina anyone?
But starting proceedings on No.1 Court is the dark horse for the women's title and if Rybakina does get beaten, Jelena Ostapenko could suddenly be the favourite. She would've set her sights on Iga Swiatek during Wimbledon. But instead had Yulia Putintseva waiting.
That didn't matter though as it was the same rampant display. She did as she has done all tournament and battered Putintseva off the court with her power game. Barbora Krejcikova who is next up will be more wily to that and won't get caught up in the antics as much. But also she has the issue that she is playing doubles on Tuesday evening. So the turnaround time is not in her favour. But an Ostapenko v Rybakina semi-final and Djokovic v Fritz is likely a mark your card moment.

Schedule - 2024 Wimbledon

1. Ladies' Singles - Quarter-Finals
Elena Rybakina (KAZ) [4] v Elina Svitolina (UKR) [21]
2. Gentlemen's Singles - Quarter-Finals
Alex de Minaur (AUS) [9] v Novak Djokovic (SRB) [2]
NO.1 COURT - 1:00PM
1. Ladies' Singles - Quarter-Finals
Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) [13] v Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) [31]
2. Gentlemen's Singles - Quarter-Finals
Lorenzo Musetti (ITA) [25] v Taylor Fritz (USA) [13]

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