At Wimbledon or any sports event, the ranking or the standing hardly counts when it comes to the playing battlefield. Thursday's setback defeat of world no.2 Rafael Nadal at the hands of 100th ranked Czech Rosol is a very recent example. Therefore, high ranking players have tbe wary of lower ranking players, for they might struck much to the surprise and shock.
|Federer [left] plays French Benneteau in the Wimbledon Third Round Friday at Centre Court|
Friday today, after Djokovic's face off with Stepanek finishes at the Centre Court, Roger Federer will play his thrid round match against 32nd ranked French Julien Benneteau at the Centre Court.
World no.2 Swiss Federer has met Julien Benneteau thrice with a 2-1 winning edge. Julien Benneteau beat Federer at ATP France in 2009 in their last encounter 3-6 7-6(4) 6-4.
Julien Benneteau has won six of his last ten matches, last against M. Russell 7-6(4) 2-6 6-4 7-5 in the Wimbledon second round yesterday.
Federer, who is eyeing the Wimbledon title for the seventh time, should have taken a sigh of relief after Nadal's unceremonial ouster in the second round, and would be relaxed to move on to meet Djokovic in the fianl if all goes well.
The match between Federer and Julien Benneteau is scheduled for Friday, 29 June 2012 at 16:00 GMT on Centre Court.
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