Wimbledon 2012: Watch Live Stream Online of Federer, Djokovic, Murray and More in Men?s Quarterfinals; Preview

  @JasonLeMiere on July 03 2012 11:13 PM
David Ferrer (L) and Andy Murray
David Ferrer and Andy Murray last met just a month ago at the French Open when the Spaniard came out on top in four sets. Reuters

When and where: Wednesday's play at Wimbledon begins at 7 a.m. ET. Coverage gets underway at 7 a.m. ET. Coverage will be on ESPN2 from 7 a.m. and on ESPN starting at 8 a.m., with a live stream available on ESPN3. Viewers in the U.K. can catch the action across the BBC, with a live stream accessible on the BBC Sport website.

Preview: It may be Independence Day in the U.S., but there will be no American representation in the men's quarterfinals at Wimbledon. Defeats for both Mardy Fish and Brian Baker on Tuesday put pay to American chances for another year at the All England Club.

British hopes of a first men's champion since Fred Perry in 1936 remain alive, though, with Andy Murray safely through to the last eight. The Scot rolled out his best performance of the tournament as he ousted 16th seed Marin Cilic in straight sets in the fourth round.

Murray may need a performance of similar quality against Spaniard David Ferrer in the quarter finals. Ranked just a place lower than Murray at No. 5, Ferrer has split the ten previous meetings with Murray.

And, while Murray has had the edge on faster surfaces, 30-year-old Ferrer is arguably in the finest form of his career. Certainly Ferrer has never played better at Wimbledon, having never previously advanced beyond the last 16. Ferrer's performance in brushing aside Juan Martin Del Potro will certainly give Murray food for thought as he looks to continue on his path for a first Wimbledon final.

Roger Federer will be expected to enjoy far smoother progress as he opens play on Centre Court against Mikhail Youzhny. The Russian has been a solid competitor on the tour for many a year but has a less than impressive record against the six-time Wimbledon champion. Federer has won all 13 matches against his fellow-30 year old and incredibly has dropped just two of the 32 sets played between the pair. Youzhny may take a crumb of comfort from the fact that one of those sets he won was at Wimbledon last year, but just doesn't carry the weapons to threaten the Swiss master.

There is far less form to lean on when analyzing Novak Djokovic's quarterfinal with Florian Mayer. The Serbian won their only previous contest last year. Making the last eight at Wimbledon for the second time, the German has once again showed his pedigree on the grass with a fine win over Richard Gasquet in the previous round. The defending champion will take some stopping, though, having just dropped the one set so far.

The final men's matchup of the day sees Jo-Wilfried Tsonga up against Philipp Kohlschreiber. After losing the first set in his fourth round clash with Mardy Fish on Monday before rain suspended play, Tsonga returned to the court on Tuesday and upped his game to take the next three sets.

And the charismatic Frenchman will now be a strong favorite to make his second straight semifinal at SW19, having beaten Kohlschreiber in five of their six previous meetings. The German should be in high spirits, though, having won his last three matches without the loss of a set.

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