Thursday’s Wimbledon order of play revealed a significant absence, as World No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz was missing from the schedule. This unfortunate occurrence was a result of the persistent rain that has caused disruptions at SW19 earlier in the tournament. Discover Will Carlos Alcaraz Play on Thursday At Wimbledon?
In his opening match on Tuesday, Alcaraz emerged victorious against Jeremy Chardy, a French player. His second-round opponent would have been another Frenchman named Alexandre Muller. But due to the rain delays, none of the potential third-round contenders in Alcaraz’s section had completed their first-round matches yet.
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The 25th seed, Nicolas Jarry, was trailing 4-6, 4-1 against Marco Cecchinato. While Jason Kubler had the upper hand with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 lead against Ugo Humbert. Both these matches were scheduled as the second matches on Thursday.
The rain had also caused a delay in three first-round matches, namely Alexander Zverev versus Gijs Brouwer, Alejandro Davidovich Fokina against Arthur Fils, and Botic van de Zandschulp against Zhang Zhizhen.
In summary, the Wimbledon order of play for Thursday had to be adjusted due to rain, resulting in Carlos Alcaraz and several other players facing scheduling complications and delays caused by unfinished matches.