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Day 6 of Wimbledon sees one less Aussie facing difficult matches to secure their spots in the second week of the Championships. Here's a preview of the Aussies playing today:

Alexei Popyrin v Novak Djokovic on Centre Court

Alexei Popyrin, coming off a gruelling five-set win, is set to face Novak Djokovic on centre court. Their last encounter was at the Australian Open earlier this year, where Djokovic won. Popyrin looks to take down the seven-time champion, who appeared somewhat susceptible in his previous round by dropping a set and playing far from his best tennis. With momentum, confidence and a free swing, let’s hope our fellow Aussie can cause a huge upset in the tournament.

Alex de Minaur was due to face Lucas Pouille

Alex de Minaur, seeded ninth was due to face Lucas Pouille of France who defeated an injured Thanasi Kokkinakis in the previous round, but just prior to play, the Frenchman has withdrawn due to injury. Demon will now await the winner of Arthur Fils (France) and Roman Safiullin.

Men's Doubles Action

Several Australian players are in action in the doubles matches:

• Max Purcell and Jordan Thompson, seeded 15th resume their match against French-Dutch duo of Fabrice Martin and Matwé Middelkoop at 6-4, 3-3.

• Rinky Hijikata and John Peers will face the ninth-seeded pair of Neal Skupski from Great Britain and Michael Venus from New Zealand. This match will be a test against a formidable duo.

• Matthew Ebden partnering India's Rohan Bopanna (2), Aleksandar Vukic partnering Reese Stalder from the USA, Ellen Perez partnering Nicole Melichar-Martinez (3) and JP Smith partnering Andreas Mies of Germany will also be competing in their second round doubles matches.

In womens doubles, Olivia Gadecki resumes her match with partner Elixane Lechemia (FRA) down 2-1 in the first set to Siniakova and Townsend.

The Juniors also kick off today with young Aussie prospect Pavle Marinkov to hit the court.

Let's hope the rain can clear in London for action on the outside courts and that the Aussies have a successful day at the Championships.


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