2024 Wimbledon Day Two Schedule and Preview - Tuesday 2 July including Djokovic, Swiatek and Vondrousova

Tuesday, 02 July 2024 at 11:28
The Order of Play and Schedule is confirmed for Day Two of the 2024 Wimbledon Championships with Novak Djokovic, Iga Swiatek and Marketa Vondrousova among the leading lights involved at SW19 on Tuesday 2 July.
Our preview takes you through the leading matches and talking points ahead of Day Two with another top day of action with some question marks though on whether the schedule will remain the same.

Murray the leading question mark

As expected, Andy Murray is set to play on Centre Court on Tuesday. This is despite the former two-time Wimbledon champion and former World No.1 being injured with a spinal cyst that could yet see him ruled out in similar but more high profile court wise than Aryna Sabalenka.
He said he is set to make his decision on Monday night after training today in which he had a winning practice set against Kyle Edmund. His name actually appearing in the schedule does give a sign that he will play. But how he will play remains to be seen.
Those who watched Queen's will have bad memories of watching him play for a few games against Jordan Thompson. Albeit the Aussie was more likely to punish him given that he is a proficient grass court player. Compared to Machac who hasn't had success on this surface previously and might struggle with the weight of the occasion.
Will he? Won't he? Will Murray take Centre Stage.
Will he? Won't he? Will Murray take Centre Stage.
He is pencilled in to the final slot on Centre Court and will likely have some semblance of a ceremony if he loses with it being his Wimbledon farewell. So expect a longer day tomorrow on the main court if he does play. But if he doesn't, the organisers have seemingly moved to add as many matches they can easily shift.
For instance, World No.1 Iga Swiatek won't play on Centre Court with the leading light of WTA Tennis set to take on Sofia Kenin. That is set for the same time in that final slot so can be an easy one to add in if Murray doesn't play.
*UPDATE He since withdrew on Tuesday morning from the tournament

Djokovic main star power on Centre Court as Vondrousova makes her return

It is a day of recently injured players on Centre Court with Novak Djokovic making his miraculous return to Wimbledon amid a recent meniscus tear which many thought would see him out of the grass court major. But Djokovic being how he is both conditioned and with the will to win made the recovery. How he will play remains to be seen.
He has struggled as of late e.g Luca Nardi and Alejandro Tabilo and even against Dino Prizmic at the Australian Open in players who have nothing to lose. So step up Vit Kopriva who will hope to catch Djokovic early. Usually when the 24-time Grand Slam champion is at his most vulnerable is at the early stages. But given how good his draw is, it is a catch me while you can facet with Djokovic. He is second on.
Step forward Novak Djokovic in case Murray doesn't play as the leading light.
Step forward Novak Djokovic in case Murray doesn't play as the leading light.
While opening up is Marketa Vondrousova. She makes her return to SW19 for the first time since winning the title 12 months ago defeating Ons Jabeur in the final. Admitting in her pre-tournament press that she is fine amid injury doubts, she has not had the best time of it since becoming the champion. She has struggled with injury and hasn't been on the court a lot. Even recently, she had to pull out mid match in Berlin after falling. So it hasn't been her time and she faces Jessica Bouzas Maneiro with all the pomp and circumstance of being the defending champion.

Zverev, Rybakina, Pegula, Jabeur, Draper and Boulter best of the rest

In reality though, it is the outside courts which gleam the most top ties. As ever the Centre Court is a box ticking exercise in getting the top names on even if they're not in form or in quite poor games.
But for those from Court 1 onwards tomorrow, it is a top day. Alexander Zverev will face Roberto Carballes Baena in his opener and given his lack of grass prowess, it could be a tie on upset watch. While Elena Rybakina opened Centre Court this time last year, she opens Court 1 this time.
She faces Elena-Gabriela Ruse. Jessica Pegula is on Court Two facing compatriot Ashlyn Krueger. This is on a court that also features Ons Jabeur, a two-time back-to-back finalist as well as Jack Draper, the latest British hope. He could be the one to shift on to the Centre Court too and could be a contender.
Katie Boulter, Danielle Collins, former champion Angelique Kerber and Elina Svitolina are all also in action. Stars all over the place starting their campaigns. So aside from the Djokovic and Murray's of the world, there is plenty to get stuck into on Day Two.

Wimbledon Order of Play - Tuesday 2 July

Jessica Bouzas Maneiro (ESP) vs Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) [6] 1
Vit Kopriva (CZE) vs Novak Djokovic (SRB) [2] 2
Andy Murray (GBR) vs Tomas Machac (CZE) 3
Replacement TBC
Elena Rybakina (KAZ) [4] vs Elena-Gabriela Ruse (ROU) 1
Roberto Carballes Baena (ESP) vs Alexander Zverev (GER) [4] 2
Iga Swiatek (POL) [1] vs Sofia Kenin (USA) 3
Ashlyn Krueger (USA) vs Jessica Pegula (USA) [5] 1
Andrey Rublev [6] vs Francisco Comesana (ARG) 2
Jack Draper (GBR) [28] vs Elias Ymer (SWE) 3
Ons Jabeur (TUN) [10] vs Moyuka Uchijima (JPN) 4
Hubert Hurkacz (POL) [7] vs Radu Albot (MDA) 1
Katie Boulter (GBR) [32] vs Tatjana Maria (GER) 2
Cameron Norrie (GBR) vs Facundo Diaz Acosta (ARG) 3
Danielle Collins (USA) [11] vs Clara Tauson (DEN) 4
James Duckworth (AUS) vs Alex de Minaur (AUS) [9] 1
Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) vs Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) [13] 2
Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) vs Angelique Kerber (GER) 3
Daniel Evans (GBR) vs Alejandro Tabilo (CHI) [24] 4
Harriet Dart (GBR) vs Zhuoxuan Bai (CHN) 1
Taro Daniel (JPN) vs Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) [11] 2
Taylor Fritz (USA) [13] vs Christopher O'Connell (AUS) 3
Magda Linette (POL) vs Elina Svitolina (UKR) [21] 4
Court 4 - 11:00 START
Tomas Martin Etcheverry (ARG) [30] vs Luca Nardi (ITA) 1
Rebeka Masarova (ESP) vs Liudmila Samsonova [15] 2
Roman Safiullin vs Francisco Cerundolo (ARG) [26] 3
Maria Lourdes Carle (ARG) vs Katie Volynets (USA) 4
Court 5 - 11:00 START
Cristina Bucsa (ESP) vs Ana Bogdan (ROU) 1
2 Anhelina Kalinina (UKR) vs Elina Avanesyan
Emil Ruusuvuori (FIN) vs Mackenzie McDonald (USA) 3
Quentin Halys (FRA) vs Christopher Eubanks (USA) 4
Court 6 - 11:00 START
Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) vs Nuno Borges (POR) 1
Bernarda Pera (USA) vs Anastasia Potapova 2
Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs Arthur Rinderknech (FRA) 3
Court 7 - 11:00 START
Constant Lestienne (FRA) vs Lorenzo Musetti (ITA) [25] 1
Arthur Fils (FRA) vs Dominic Stricker (SUI) 2
Oceane Dodin (FRA) vs Daria Snigur (UKR) 3
Court 8 - 11:00 START
Laura Siegemund (GER) vs Kateryna Baindl (UKR) 1
Jacob Fearnley (GBR) vs Alejandro Moro Canas (ESP) 2
Mayar Sherif (EGY) vs Dalma Galfi (HUN) 3
Viktorija Golubic (SUI) vs Jule Niemeier (GER) 4
Court 9 - 11:00 START
Alexei Popyrin (AUS) vs Thiago Monteiro (BRA) 1
Marie Bouzkova (CZE) vs Julia Riera (ARG) 2
Flavio Cobolli (ITA) vs Rinky Hijikata (AUS) 3
Camila Osorio (COL) vs Lauren Davis (USA) 4
Court 11 - 11:00 START
Xinyu Wang (CHN) vs Viktoriya Tomova (BUL) 1
Federico Coria (ARG) vs Adam Walton (AUS) 2
Robin Montgomery (USA) vs Olivia Gadecki (AUS) 3
Lucas Pouille (FRA) vs Laslo Djere (SRB) 4
Court 14 - 11:00 START
Paul Jubb (GBR) vs Thiago Seyboth Wild (BRA) 1
Caroline Garcia (FRA) [23] vs Anna Blinkova 2
Aslan Karatsev vs Karen Khachanov [21] 3
Magdalena Frech (POL) vs Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA) [20] 4
Court 15 - 11:00 START
Jaume Munar (ESP) vs Billy Harris (GBR) 1
Anna Kalinskaya [17] vs Panna Udvardy (HUN) 2
Henry Searle (GBR) vs Marcos Giron (USA) 3
Francesca Jones (GBR) vs Petra Martic (CRO) 4
Court 16 - 11:00 START
Sebastian Korda (USA) [20] vs Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard (FRA) 1
Holger Rune (DEN) [15] vs Soonwoo Kwon (KOR) 2
Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) vs Alycia Parks (USA) 3
Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) [31] vs Veronika Kudermetova 4
Court 17 - 11:00 START
Luciano Darderi (ITA) vs Jan Choinski (GBR) 1
Lucia Bronzetti (ITA) vs Leylah Fernandez (CAN) [30] 2
Marina Stakusic (CAN) vs Katerina Siniakova (CZE) [27] 3
Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) [17] vs Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS)

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