Wimbledon 2012: Watch Live Stream Online of Murray, Roddick In Saturday?s Action; Preview

 @JasonLeMiere
on June 30 2012 8:33 AM
Andy Murray
Andy Murray has reached the semifinals at Wimbledon for the past three years. Reuters

When and where: Play on day six at the All England Club begins at 6.30 a.m. ET. Live coverage will be on ESPN, 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: The last 48 hours have seen incredible drama at the All England Club. First, second seed Rafael Nadal suffered a shock five-set loss to Lukas Rosol. Then, yesterday, it looked like six-time champion Roger Federer would go the same way as he trailed by two sets to Julien Benneteau. Federer, though, fought back to recover and take a remarkable five-set victory.

Nadal's early exit has meant there are now several players in the bottom half of the draw, in action today, who will feel they could now make a run to the final. Chief among those is home favorite Andy Murray.

The opportunity is there for Murray, knowing he will not have to go through the man who has so often been his nemesis at Wimbledon, Nadal, in the semifinals. However, the Scot will also have to handle the extra pressure on him from a British public desperate for a long-awaited champion.

Murray continues his quest to make a first final at SW19 against Marcos Baghdatis. The two have shared the spoils in their six previous matches, though Murray has won three of the last four. The Cypriot came out on top, though, on his way to the semifinals here in 2006. Yet, it must be said that his best result at Wimbledon, along with all of his top results at the grand slams, was now some years ago.

Heading into Wimbledon with very little form, before his title at Eastbourne, Andy Roddick may now feel that he could make an unlikely deep run at one of his favorite events. Few current players have better pedigree at Wimbledon than Roddick, who has finished runner up on three occasions.

The American will be taking nothing for granted against seventh seed David Ferrer. The Spaniard is not nearly the same imposing challenge as he is on clay, or even hard courts, but has reached the fourth round here for the past two years.

In the women's event, Serena Williams will be in third-round action up against China's Jie Zheng. The match is a repeat of the 2008 Wimbledon semifinal when Williams ended the amazing run of the then wildcard. The American has won all five meetings between the pair.

Defending champion Petra Kvitova begins play on Court One when she faces American Varvara Lepchenko. The two met just a month ago in the fourth round of the French Open, where Kvitova comfortably ended Lepchenko's impressive run.

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