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July 1, 2014

Wimbledon Murray, Djokovic nearing rematch

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“For sure, I was disappointed,” Wawrinka said about not getting on court Saturday, when showers disrupted play for several hours. “You cannot do anything. You have to accept (it). They do what they want, and you just follow.”

Asked whether he spoke with officials, Wawrinka said: “They just say what’s going to be the schedule and that’s it. Even if you want to talk to them, they’re not going to change anything. They don’t listen (to) the player.”

The start of Week 2 at Wimbledon is called “Manic Monday,” because it usually has all 16 fourth-round matches after taking Sunday off.

Wawrinka will be on No. 2 Court on today — when, by the way, the forecast calls for a slight chance of rain — against No. 19 Feliciano Lopez, who eliminated the last American singles player, No. 9 John Isner, 6-7 (8), 7-6 (6), 7-6 (3), 7-5. It’s the first time in 103 years that no U.S. men or women reached the round of 16 at Wimbledon.

Maria Sharapova never got a chance to play at all Monday, because her fourth-rounder against No. 9 Angelique Kerber was postponed.

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