The 2023 Wimbledon men’s singles tournament wrapped up its first week and we’re moving toward the championship rounds. The Round of 16 is underway on Sunday and Monday to finalize the eight players who will reach the quarterfinals. The quarterfinals will start on Tuesday for the men.
The first two players to advance to the semifinals are unseeded Roman Safiullin and #7 seed Andrey Rublev. Safiullin advanced with a four-set upset (3-6, 6-3, 6-1, 6-3) of #26 Denis Shapovalov. This the best Grand Slam result of his career and the first time he’s even played outside the qualifiers. Rublev needed five sets (7-5, 6-3, 6-7, 6-7, 6-4) to beat #23 Alexander Bublik after blowing a two-set lead. This marks Rublev’s first quarterfinals appearance at Wimbledon, and matches his best career Grand Slam result.
#8 seed Jannik Sinner rolled over Daniel Elahi Galan in straight sets (7-6, 6-4, 6-3) to advance to his second straight Wimbledon quarterfinals. He has never advanced past the quarterfinals in any Grand Slam.
On Monday, #2 Novak Djokovic advanced after beating #17 Hubert Hurkacz in four sets (7-6, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4) in a match suspended Sunday evening. Djokovic has won the last four Wimbledon tournaments and seven in total. #3 Daniil Medvedev advanced over Jiri Lehecka after the latter retired following the second set. This is the furthest Medvedev has advanced in the tournament to date.
Unseeded American Christopher Eubanks upset #5 Stefanos Tsitsipas in a five-set thriller, winning 3-6, 7-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4. He’s never advanced out of the qualifying tournament at Wimbledon and his best career Grand Slam result is the second round of this year’s Australian Open and last year’s US Open. The last American male to get further than the Wimbledon quarterfinals was John Isner in 2018.
#1 Carlos Alcaraz and #6 Holger Rune wrapped up Monday’s matches to settle the quarterfinal field. Here is the full quarterfinal bracket for the men’s singles tournament.
Wimbledon quarterfinals bracket
#2 Novak Djokovic vs. #7 Andrey Rublev
#8 Jannik Sinner vs. Roman Safiullin
#3 Daniil Medvedev vs. Christopher Eubanks
#1 Carlos Alcaraz vs. #6 Holger Rune