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

 @JasonLeMiere on July 01 2012 11:07 PM
Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic has an 11-1 record against his fourth round opponent, Viktor Troicki. Reuters

When and where: Day seven's play at the All England Club begins at 6.30 a.m. ET. Coverage will be on ESPN2 from 7 a.m. and ESPN from 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: While it's easy to decry the lack of play on Wimbledon's middle Sunday, what it creates on Monday is undeniably the greatest day of tennis on the calendar. The last 16 of both men's and women's draws will be in action on a day to be relished.

Roger Federer begins the play on Centre Court with his fourth round contest against Xavier Malisse. The 31 year old Belgian made the semifinals at SW19 10 years ago but has struggled to live up to his potential throughout his career. Malisse has already upset two seeds at this year's event, though, including a five-set victory over Fernando Velasco in the last round.

Chasing a record-equaling seventh Wimbledon crown, Federer will be hoping for smoother progress than his last outing, when he had to come from two sets down against Julien Benneteau.

In order to stay on course for a much-anticipated semifinal with Federer, Novak Djokovic will have to get past fellow-Serbian Viktor Troicki in the fourth round. The pair celebrated Davis Cup success together in 2010, but there is unlikely to be any room for sentiment on Monday. World No. 1 Djokoivc, who dropped the first set before putting away Radek Stepanek in round three, has won the last 10 meetings against Troicki.

With Rafael Nadal's exit, much pressure from the British press and fans has now been put on Andy Murray to reach his first Wimbledon final. That goal looked in real jeopardy for a time during the Scot's late-night win against Marcos Baghdatis on Saturday, before pulling out a four-set victory.

The drama under the roof in Murray's match paled in comparison to what was happening on Court Two between Marin Cilic and Sam Querrey. The Croatian finally got the victory over his American opponent after 5 hours 31 minutes, making it the second-longest match in Wimbledon history. Murray must be hoping that Cilic is still carrying the effects from that marathon in his legs when the duo meet for a place in the quarterfinal on Monday.

That is far from the extent of the day's intriguing matchups. Mardy Fish goes up against charismatic fifth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and former US Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro takes on David Ferrer. There will also be significant interest on Court 12 where Brian Baker looks to continue his fairytale run against Philipp Kohlschreiber.

There is also plenty of excitement promised by the action in the women's draw. Two former world No. 1's take to Centre Court as Victoria Azarenka faces Ana Ivanovic. In the four years since Ivanovic claimed the French Open title and ascended to the top of the women's game, the Serbian has yet to make it past the fourth round at any grand Slam. There have been signs of late that she may be on the way back, but it will take some effort to continue that resurgence against the second seed.

The other standout in the women's round of 16 looks set to be top seed Maria Sharapova taking on Sabine Lisicki. The match is a repeat of last year's semifinal in which Sharapova, as she has in all the pair's three meetings, came out on top. After arriving at Wimbledon on a desperate run of five consecutive losses, Lisicki appears to have been inspired once again by the by the All England Club and could pose a real challenge to the Russian.

Another title favorite Serena Williams will also need to be on her guard against Yaroslava Shvedova. The Kazakh has backed up her quarterfinal appearance at Roland Garros with an impressive run at Wimbledon that included becoming the first player in grand slam history to win a set without the loss of a point, against French Open runner-up Sara Errani in round three.

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