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Nick Kyrgios defeats Stefanos Tsitsipas in dramatic match
It was contentious at times, theatrical at others, but Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas produced the best match of the day on Saturday. Kyrgios prevailed in the knockout and tug-of-war match, winning in four sets.
The game had it all: arguments with officials, swearing, fraudulent serves, outbursts, vindictive, anger-fueled smashing, rule-breaking and angry ball-kicking into the stands.
What started as a tennis match quickly turned into an Oscar-worthy drama. Kyrgios played the role of the villain perfectly, arguing with the official and calling the linesman “cracker” and get under Tsitsipas’s skin.
Kyrgios’ antics didn’t work at first. Although the first set went back and forth, it was Tsitsipas who prevailed 7-6.
But in the second set, Kyrgios’ theater finally got to Tsitsipas. Things came to a head when Tsitsipas angrily sent the ball into the stands in a moment of frustration. Kyrgios refused to play until Tsitsipas received a disqualification. Kyrgios called for “all supervisorsTsitsipas did not lose, but Kyrgios won the second set 6-4.
Tsitsipas continued to let his frustration boil over in the third set. He was furiously smashing Kyrgios’ balls. Tsitsipas eventually received a code violation for hitting the ball during live play.
Kyrgios, meanwhile, reveled in Tsitsipas’s emotions. Kyrgios mixed in a few underhand serves, something he tweeted on Friday.
He also played to the crowd and took a bow after collecting a point after the ball bounced off the net and landed on Tsitsipas’ side.
Kyrgios went on to take the third set 6-3.
Tsitsipas calmed down a bit in the fourth set, which went to a tiebreak. Kyrgios eventually prevailed, winning the set and the match 7-6.
The win moves Kyrgios into the fourth round, where he will face Brandon Nakashima.
Rafael Nadal wins in straight sets over Lorenzo Sonego
Rafael Nadal advanced to the fourth round of Wimbledon with a win over Lorenzo Sonega on Saturday. Nadal beat Sonego in straight sets 6-1, 6-2, 6-4.
Nadal was in control early, at one point winning nine games in a row. Sonego gave Nadal a bit of trouble in the final set, but Nadal still emerged victorious and took the match.
After the event, the two met at the net to discuss something. The conversation seemed contentious at first, though in the end the two players appeared to be on friendly terms. Nadal denied it was “spicy” after the match.
With the win, Nadal will face Botic van de Zandschulp in the fourth round.
Iga Swiatek’s incredible streak against Aliza Cornet comes to an end
After 37 straight wins, Iga Swiatek’s incredible streak is over. Alize Cornet defeated Swiatek in the third round of Wimbledon in straight sets on Saturday.
The first set was back and forth, with Cornet and Swiatek trading points. Cornet eventually prevailed and won the set 6-4. Cornet continued to press in the second set and Swiatek was unable to respond. She made uncharacteristic mistakes, failed to take advantage of easy scoring opportunities. These errors continued as the match wore on, leading to Cornet taking the second set and the match 6–2.
Thanks to the victory, Cornet will face Ajla Tomljanovic in the fourth round. For Swiatek, the loss marks the end of an incredible streak that saw Swiatek win 37 straight games. The run tied the longest winning streak in women’s tennis at 32 years.
Coco Gauff falls for Amanda Anisima
Coco Gauff wanted to continue her strong run after reaching the French Open final, but Amanda Anisim had other plans. Twenty-year-old Anisimová won the battle of the Americans. She defeated Gauff in three sets 6–7, 6–2, 6–1 to advance to the fourth round of the tournament.
Anisimova came out hot in the first set and pushed Gauffova into a tiebreak. Gauff came out on top, but Anisim showed that getting past her would not be easy. She seemed to get stronger as the match went on, defeating Gauff 6–2 in the second set and 6–1 in the final set.
With the win, they advanced to the fourth round of the tournament. He will face Harmony Tan in the round of 16.
Jessica Pegula loses in the third round to Petra Martic
On the women’s side of the group, there was anger. American Jessica Pegula is out of Wimbledon after losing to Petra Marticova in straight sets in the third round.
Martic started hard, winning the first set 6-2. Pegula struggled to fight back in the second set and forced a tiebreak. Martic proved too much to handle, winning the tiebreak and the match 7-6. Pegula entered Wimbledon as the eighth seed. After Saturday’s upsets, No. 3 seed Ons Jabeur and No. 4 Paula Badosa remain the top women left at Wimbledon.
American men see mixed results at Wimbledon in the third round
The remaining Americans had mixed results at Wimbledon in the third round. Brandon Nakashima’s run continued. The American advanced to the fourth round, winning in straight sets against Daniel Elahi Galan. Taylor Fritz also advanced, defeating Alex Molcano in straight sets. Jenson Brooksby fell to Cristian Garin on Saturday. Garin dispatched Brooksby in four sets (6-2, 6-3, 1-6, 6-4). Jack Sock’s run also ended. Sock fell to Jason Kubler in a match that went the distance. Sock had 23 aces in the match but was unable to overcome Kubler in the final two sets.
Other notable results
• Paula Badosa advanced to the fourth round at Wimbledon after defeating Petra Kvitova on Saturday. Badosa defeated Kvitova in straight sets 7-5, 7-6 to win. After Saturday’s upset, Badosa remains one of the best women left in the tournament. She will face Simona Halep in the fourth round on Monday.
• Barbora Krejčíková was upset by Ajla Tomljanovic in the 3rd round on Saturday. Krejčíková jumped into an early lead, taking the first set 6:2, but could not sustain the pressure. Tomljanovic took the next two sets 6-4 and 6-3 to advance to the fourth round.
• Botic van de Zandschulp advanced to the fourth round of Wimbledon with a win over Richard Gasquet. va de Zandschulp needed four sets to dispatch Gasquet (7-5, 2-6, 7-6, 6-1). van de Zandschulp served throughout the match as he recorded 19 aces on his way to the win.
• Simona Halep easily advanced to the fourth round of Wimbledon. Halepová, the sixteenth seed, dispatched Magdalena Frechová in sets 6-4, 6-1.
• Harmony Tan continued her impressive run at Wimbledon with a dominant win over Katie Boulter in the third round. Tan dispatched Boulter in straight sets to win 6–1, 6–1. Tan, who beat Serena Williams in the first round, will look to continue her impressive run when she takes on Anisima on Sunday.