The 126th edition of the Wimbledon Championships moves forward on Wednesday morning from London, as the men's quarterfinal matches for are set to begin bright and early as tennis fans prepare for a busy July 4th holiday.
At 8:00 a.m. ET, No. 3 seed Roger Federer will continue his quest for his seventh career Wimbledon title on Center Court against Russia's Mikhail Youzhny. The 26th-ranked player in the field, Youzhny stayed alive after a huge of upset No. 8 seed Janko Tipsarevic in the third round (6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3), but will have his hands full against a cunning tactician of Federer's caliber.
In what should prove to be one of the day's most intriguing matches for the fans actually in attendance, Great Britain's Andy Murray will face No. 7 seed David Ferrer of Spain shortly following the Federer-Youzhny final. Murray revealed that he used meditation sessions on the Wimbledon grounds to train mentally for this year's event, and is a mere one win away from clinching a semifinal berth for the fourth consecutive year.
Live coverage will begin at 7:00 a.m. ET on ESPN2, and will run uninterrupted until 4:00 p.m. One hour after the ESPN2 telecast opens, Center Court men's coverage over on ESPN can be seen, which will run concurrently until 3:00 p.m. As always, in addition to the live TV broadcast, the action can be viewed online at Watch ESPN, or at Wimbledon.com's official website.
A full bracket with schedule information can also be found at Wimbledon's home page.
And for live scoring updates throughout the tournament, check out Sports Illustrated's scoreboard.