'Awful decision': Teen sensation in 'pathetic' Wimbledon draw farce

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British teen star Emma Raducanu (pictured) celebrating after her Third Round win at Wimbledon.
Fans have hit out at Wimbledon after British teen star Emma Raducanu (pictured) wasn't scheduled on Centre Court for her Fourth Round showdown. (Getty Images)

The British public can't get enough of teen sensation Emma Raducanu as she has won the hearts of locals at Wimbledon in her first ever Grand Slam, which has created uproar for the tournament's schedule.

Raducanu has won over the public with her remarkable play and infections smile after the 18-year-old became the youngest British woman in the Open era to reach the Fourth Round at the All England Club.

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The World No.338 was granted a wildcard into the tournament and her latest triumph against veteran Sorana Cirstea in the Third Round set up a showdown with Aussie Ajla Tomljanovic.

The British public have swooned over the youngster's talent and charisma and want to see more of the teen that looks set for a remarkable future.

However, the British public's demand for the local talent has seen Wimbledon face huge backlash over their scheduling on Manic Monday.

On Monday, Centre Court is set to feature World No.1 Novak Djokovic vs Cristian Garin, Cori Gauff vs Angelique Kerber and Roger Federer vs Lorenzo Sonego.

But the British public have demanded answers to why their local talent isn't granted Centre Court at her home Grand Slam.

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It does appear a hard decision for officials with legends Federer and Djokovic having earned their right to draw massive crowds.

Fellow teen superstar Gauff, who made her name at Wimbledon two years ago, is also a featured match against star Kerber and will draw a huge crowd.

Regardless, Raducanu will have a raucous crowd supporting here every shot as she faces the Australian.

Despite Raducanu missing out on Centre Court, others also pointed out World No.1 Aussie Ash Barty was unfortunate not to be scheduled in the showcase stadium considering she was taking on French Open winner Barbora Krejcikova.

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Barty, trying to win the title 50 years on from fellow indigenous Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley's maiden crown, will tackle dangerous challenger Krejcikova.

Germany's Angelique Kerber, the only former champion left in the women's event, takes on Coco Gauff.

Big-hitting will be a feature of the lower half of the women's last 16 on Monday.

Belarus second seed Aryna Sabalenka faces 18th seeded Elena Rybakina.

with AAP

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