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The Cyclops, Day Five: Tsonga v. Karlovic

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The Cyclops is our daily look at the one match you should make a point of following during the upcoming day at Wimbledon.

Ivo Karlovic CRO (22) v. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga FRA (9), Second Match (13:00 GMT start), Court 1

One of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's favorite musicians is Michael Jackson, but that's not why his third round match against Ivo Karlovic is our featured one of the day.

The two players are a picture of contrast: Karlovic, the cool, collected tennis giant (the tallest to ever play on tour) with the big serve against the fiesty Frechman with a fondness for the serve and volley.

Karlovic hadn't won a match at Wimbledon since 2004 before defeating Lukas Lacko in the first round. A second round meeting with Steve Darcis went equally well, as Karlovic won with ease in straight sets. He has yet to lose a service game during the tournament.

He'll be facing a well-rested Tsonga, who won his second round match in a walkover after Simone Bolelli withdrew with a back injury.

This should be a thrilling slugfest on Court 1. Karlovic is the underdog, but if his serve is as good as its been so far during Wimbledon, he could find himself back in the fourth round for the first time since 2004.

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