Hello and welcome to day four of Wimbledon!
After a wild Wednesday, featuring two protests, rain and 87 matches scheduled, the event will be hoping for a more mundane day at SW19. Our focus will be on British No 1 Katie Boulter, who will be in action on court 12 against Bulgaria’s Viktoriya Tomova. Boulter looked in good form against Daria Saville yesterday and is feeling confident going into today’s match.
“It’s going to be a battle,” she said. “It’s going to be a tough match. No match here is going to be easy.
“You can look on paper and say whatever you want, but at the end of the day I’m going to have to bring some game and work hard. I think I’m looking forward to it already, so yeah.”
Elsewhere, Liam Broady gets the honour of opening play on Centre Court against fourth seed Casper Ruud.
“Look, everybody wants to play Centre Court at Wimbledon,” he said. “That’s just what it is. It’s like playing a Champions League final. It’s just what you want to do.
“I’d happily play him on Court 12 out in the bullpen, on the outside of Centre Court as well. I’m not sure we’d have enough room on those back courts. It would probably be quite good.
“I’m playing the number four in the world second round of Wimbledon. I’ll play him back up in Stockport if I have to. I don’t mind.”
There are 17 first-round matches across both the men’s and women’s draw still to be completed going into the fourth day of the tournament – when all second-round matches are usually completed.
That backlog is going to take a couple of days to clear and with the threat of more rain to come at the weekend, tournament officials will be wary of more scheduling headaches.