Andy Murray is set for another late finish at Wimbledon as he takes on John Isner in the third match on Centre Court on Wednesday – with British star critical of decision to delay start on main stage by 30 minutes
- Andy Murray will take on John Isner in the third match on Centre Court
- Murray is critical of decision to delay the start time on the main court to 1.30pm
- Even a great returner like Murray may struggle to beat Isner in straight sets
Andy Murray faces another late evening at Wimbledon on Wednesday night, two days after pointing out the issues associated with them.
The two-time champion faces big-serving John Isner in the third match on Centre Court after Novak Djokovic and Emma Raducanu, as on Monday.
After beating Australian James Duckworth, Murray told of the difficulties of being last in the deliberately delayed Centre Court programme. Unless the matches go quickly he will again be forced to start outdoors and finish under the roof.
Andy Murray is set for another late evening at Wimbledon as he takes on John Isner
‘Obviously they moved the start time half an hour later to 1.30pm,’ he said.
‘They also have added the interviews on the court. It’s not easy, changing conditions like that, I would much rather play outdoors. I wish there was a way of finishing the matches outdoors.’
Even a great returner like Murray, 35, may struggle to beat Isner in straight sets, although he has won all eight meetings against the giant American.
Murray, who faces Isner, is critical of the decision to delay the start time on Centre Court
Emma Raducanu will again precede Murray as she goes up against world No 4 Caroline Garcia
Raducanu will precede Murray again, this time facing former world No 4 Caroline Garcia.
The US Open champion felt good enough on Tuesday to have a two-on-one practice and her game is well-equipped to cope with the clean hitting of the 29-year-old French player, who is now ranked 55.
Scheduled on Centre Court again on Wednesday, Raducanu will benefit from the experience of her debut there on Monday.
‘Centre is more special. When you are alone out there you can feel the world is on the other side of this tennis court,’ she said. ‘I’m pleased with how I figured it out.’
Share this article
Source: Read Full Article