Wimbledon Championships 2021 Day 8: Men’s Schedule and Predictions for Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Danill Medvedev, and Others

Published 07/04/2021, 8:06 AM EDT
Novak Djokovic of Serbia shakes hands with Roger Federer of Switzerland at the net following victory in his Men’s Singles final during Day thirteen of The Championships – Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)


After giving the fans a first week filled with some incredible tennis, the Wimbledon Championships 2021 have reached its second week. The action will not be any less intriguing there as tennis stars including Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev, and others will light up London on Monday.

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Here are a few important matches that will be taking place on day eight of the Grand Slam-

Denis Shapovalov v Roberto Bautista Agut

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It’ll surely be the most exciting match tomorrow as two great players will encounter each other in the pre-quarters of the Wimbledon Championships 2021. While Denis Shapovalov recently thrashed Andy Murray in straight sets, Roberto Bautista Agut did the same to Dominic Koepfer in the third set.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 29, 2021. Canada’s Denis Shapovalov reacts during his first-round match against Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber REUTERS/Paul Childs

Head-to-Head, the two players haven’t faced each other on the court yet. As a result, their head-to-head battle currently stands at 0-0.

Final Prediction: Roberto Bautista Agut to win in four sets

Novak Djokovic v Cristian Garin

Novak Djokovic recently entered the second week of the Wimbledon Championships 2021 for the 13th straight time. He’ll be facing Cristian Garin, who defeated Pedro Martinez in four sets in the third round, in the round of 16.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 28, 2021. Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his first-round match against Britain’s Jack Draper REUTERS/Paul Childs

This will be the second time when Djokovic will meet Garin in a singles encounter. The World No.1 player already has a 1-0 lead over him as he steamrolled over him at the ATP Cup 2020.

Final Prediction: Novak Djokovic to win in straight sets.

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Alexander Zverev v Felix Auger-Aliassime

World No.6 Alexander Zverev recently battled past Taylor Fritz in four sets in the third round of the Grand Slam. He is enjoying some superb form and is playing some really great tennis on grass. On the other hand, Felix Auger-Aliassime got a walkover in the third round as his opponent, Nick Kyrgios, injured himself during the match.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 29, 2021. Germany’s Alexander Zverev celebrates winning his first-round match against Netherlands’ Tallon Griekspoor Pool via REUTERS/Edward Whitaker

Their head-to-head battle currently stands at 3-0 in Zverev’s favor. Interestingly, the German has defeated Aliassime in straight sets on all three occasions. However, this will be the first time when they’ll cross their paths on grass.

Final Prediction: Alexander Zverev to win in four sets

Daniil Medvedev v Hubert Hurkacz

World No.2 Daniil Medvedev recently made a phenomenal comeback against Marin Cilic in the third round of Wimbledon 2021. He won the match after losing the first two sets and shocked almost everyone. His to-be-opponent, Hubert Hurkacz, has also been playing some brilliant tennis on grass this season and steamrolled over Alexander Bublik in the third round.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 29, 2021. Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in action during his first-round match against Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff REUTERS/Paul Childs

The two will meet for the first time at the Wimbledon Championships 2021.

Final Prediction: Daniil Medvedev to win in five sets

Roger Federer v Lorenzo Sonego

Roger Federer battled past Cameron Norrie in the third round of the major. The Swiss Maestro looks in some great form and can surely win his 21st Grand Slam title in London this year. He will face Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego, who has just lost a single set at the Grand Slam so far, in the Centre Court.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 3, 2021. Switzerland’s Roger Federer reacts during his third-round match against Britain’s Cameron Norrie REUTERS/Toby Melville

Currently, Federer leads the head-to-head battle 1-0. They only met at the French Open 2019 where Federer crushed him in straight sets.

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Final Prediction: Roger Federer to win in straight sets

Thus, fans are quite exhilarated about day 8 of the Wimbledon Championships 2021. Who all will get into the quarter-finals?

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