Wimbledon 2018 Day 6: Federer and Djokovoc through, Halep ousted

Scores and updates from the Day 6 action at Wimbledon 2018

World No.1 Simona Halep.   -  AP

That would be all from our side. Join us on Monday for action from the pre-quarterfinals. Until then, good bye and good night!

And Kei Nishikori advances to the next round, beating Nick Kyrgios 6-1, 7-6, 6-4!

01:02am: Kei Nishikori is two sets up against Nick Kyrgios, he leads 6-1, 7-6 (3).

12:38am: Both players have been broken once and the second set scoreline reads 4-3 in Kyrgios' favour in his tie against Nishikori.

12:33am: Djokovic is through to the next round. He registers a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 win over Kyle Edmund to progress.

12:27am: Djokovic breaks Edmund's serve to take a 5-4 lead in the fourth set. The twelfth seed is serving for the match!

12:15am: That was quick! Kei Nishikori takes the first set 6-1 against Nick Kyrgios in all of 20 minutes.

12 am: Kei Nishikori takes on Mick Kyrgios on Court 1. This should be an interesting clash.

11:50pm: Djokovic takes the third set 6-2 to lead 2-1 against Edmund.

11:35pm: We have an upset here! Ernests Gulbis wins 7-6 (2), 4-6, 5-7, 6-3, 6-0 to send fourth seed Alexander Zverev packing!

11:25pm: Gulbis breaks Zverev twice to race to a 3-0 lead in the fifth set.

11:15pm: Karen Khachanov comes back from two sets down to defeat Frances Tiafoe 4-6, 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-2, 6-1 and advance to the pre-quarterfinal.

11:10pm: Djokovic takes the second set 6-3 to make 1-1 against Edmund, Gulbis takes the fourth set 6-3.

11pm: Gulbis leads 3-2 in the fourth set against Zverev.

10:50pm: It's two games all in the second set as Djokovic tries to fight back against Edmund.

10:45pm: The Indian doubles duo of Sriram Balaji and Vishnu Vardhan crashed out of Wimbledon after a 6-7 (2), 7-6 (3), 6-7 (3), 3-6 loss to the pair of Ben Mclachlan and Jan-Lennard Struff.

10:41pm: Elsewhere, Alexander Zverev has come from behind to grab the third set 7-5  against Ernests Gulbis after having clinched the second, 6-4 while Frances Tiafoe, initially two sets up against Karen Khachanov, is trailing 2-3 in the fourth set.

10:27pm: Kyle Edmund wins the first set 6-4 against Novak Djokovic.

10:18pm: Karen Khachanov claws one set back against Frances Tiafoe. It's 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 to the American.

10:10pm: Edmund breaks Djokovic to go up 4-3 in the first set.

9:42pm: Zverev wins the second set 6-4. It's one set all against Gulbis.

9:39pm: Novak Djokovic begins his match against Kyle Edmund of Great Britain.

9:28pm: Frances Tiafoe is up 6-4, 6-4 against Karen Khachanov.

9:20pm: Angelique Kerber beats Naomi Osaka 6-2, 6-4.

And we're done with the third-round matches at Wimbledon 2018. Just six of the 32 seeds have made it to the round of 16 – and only one of the top 10. The 32-seed system is meant to ensure that the top players don't face each other in the earlier rounds, but that hasn't stopped them from making early exits this tournament.

Here are the match-ups for the fourth round of the women's singles:

Hsieh Su-wei vs Dominika Cibulková

Jeļena Ostapenko (12) vs Aliaksandra Sasnovich

Alison Van Uytvanck vs Daria Kasatkina (14)

Belinda Bencic vs Angelique Kerber (11)

Karolína Plíšková (7) vs Kiki Bertens (20)

Julia Görges vs Donna Vekić

Serena Williams (25) vs Evgeniya Rodina

Camila Giorgi vs Ekaterina Makarova

9:17pm: Angelique Kerber is serving for a place in the fourth round at 6-2, 5-4 against Naomi Osaka.

9:05pm: Fourth seed Alexander Zverev loses the opening-set tiebreak 2-7 to Ernests Gulbis.

8:52pm: Frances Tiafoe, the 20-year-old American who's playing his first third-round match at a Grand Slam, wins the first set 6-4 against Karen Khachanov.

8:43pm: Angelique Kerber wins the first set 6-2 against Naomi Osaka.

MATCH REPORT: Nadal ensures World No. 1 ranking by advancing to 4th round

COMPLETED MATCHES (at 8:45pm IST)

Gentlemen’s singles – third round

Rafael Nadal (2) bt Alex de Minaur 6-1, 6-2, 6-4

Juan Martín del Potro (5) bt Benoît Paire 6-4, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3

Gilles Simon bt Matthew Ebden 6-1, 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 7-6 (7-2)

K. Khachanov (RUS) bt F. Tiafoe (USA) 4-6, 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-2, 6-1

E. Gulbis (LAT) bt A. Zverev (4) 7-6 (2), 4-6, 5-7, 6-3, 6-0

N. Djokovic (12) bt K. Edmund (21)  4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
 

Ladies’ singles – third round

Hsieh Su-wei bt Simona Halep (1) 3-6, 6-4, 7-5

Jeļena Ostapenko (12) bt Vitalia Diatchenko 6-0, 6-4

Daria Kasatkina (14) bt Ashleigh Barty (17) 7-5, 6-3

Dominika Cibulková bt Elise Mertens (15) 6-2, 6-2

Aliaksandra Sasnovich bt Daria Gavrilova (26) 6-3, 6-1

Belinda Bencic bt Carla Suárez Navarro (27) 6-1, 7-6 (7-3)

Alison Van Uytvanck bt Anett Kontaveit (28) 6-2, 6-3

 

Gentlemen’s doubles – second round

Raven Klaasen & Michael Venus (13) bt Hans Podlipnik-Castillo & Marcelo Arévalo 6-4, 6-3, 6-4

 

Ladies’ doubles – second round

Tímea Babos & Kristina Mladenovic (1) bt Anastasia Rodionova & Nadiia Kichenok 6-3, 6-2

Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková & Barbora Strýcová (2) bt Harriet Dart & Katy Dunne 6-2, 6-4

María José Martínez Sánchez & Andreja Klepač (4) bt Magdaléna Rybáriková & Petra Martić 6-3, 7-5

Kiki Bertens & Johanna Larsson (9) bt Maryna Zanevska & Arina Rodionova 2-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-2

Květa Peschke & Nicole Melichar (12) bt Fanny Stollár & Georgina García Pérez 6-2, 6-4

Mihaela Buzărnescu & Irina-Camelia Begu (15) bt Kaitlyn Christian & Ana Bogdan 6-2, 6-2

Kateřina Siniaková & Barbora Krejčíková (3) bt Arantxa Parra Santonja & Lara Arruabarrena 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

 

8:42pm: Aliaksandra Sasnovich wins 6-3, 6-1 against Daria Gavrilova, the 26th seed.

8:10pm: Elise Mertens, the 15th seed, is out, losing 2-6, 2-6 to Dominika Cibulková.

MATCH REPORT: Top seed Halep stunned by Hsieh in Wimbledon third round

8:03pm: Belinda Bencic beats 27th seed Carla Suárez Navarro 6-1, 7-6 (7-3) to make it to the round of 16.

7:58pm: SIMONA HALEP IS OUT!!

The world No.1, the French Open champion, the top seed has lost in the third round of Wimbledon 2018.

Hsieh Su-wei is through to the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time since the 2008 Australian Open, winning 3-6, 6-4, 7-5.

The bloodbath in the women's draw continues. Karolína Plíšková is the only one of the top 10 seeds to advance to the fourth round in the singles draw, and she had to serve to stay in her match against Mihaela Buzărnescu twice in the second set on Friday before prevailing in three.

7:56pm: Rafael Nadal beats Alex de Minaur 6-1, 6-2, 6-4.

By reaching the round of 16 at Wimbledon, Nadal has ensured he will remain the world No.1, whatever happens over the next week.

7:52pm: Simona Halep broken!!

Hsieh Su-wei will serve for the match now at 6-5.

7:47pm: Rafael Nadals serves for the match at 5-3 in the third set against Alex de Minaur.

7:45pm: Hsieh holds. It's five-all in the third set against Halep.

Will the world No.1 be the latest casualty in Wimbledon's first week?

7:36pm: Simona Halep is broken by Hsieh Su-wei while serving for the match! It's back on serve in the third set.

7:33pm: Hsieh holds, but Halep will serve for the match at 5-3 in the third.

7:31pm: Hsieh Su-wei is serving to stay in the match in the third set against world No.1 Simona Halep.

On the No.2 Court, Dominika Cibulková has taken the first set 6-2 against 15th seed Elise Mertens.

7:01pm: Credit to Alex Minaur for putting up a fight against Rafa Nadal, but the 19-year-old is looking every bit his age against the world No.1. Nadal leads 6-1, 6-2.

MATCH REPORT: Del Potro reaches fourth round without dropping set

6:58pm: Belinda Bencic wins the first set 6-1 against 27th seed Carla Suárez Navarro.

6:56pm: Uh-oh. Halep loses the second set 4-6 to Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan.

6:41pm: Twelfth seed Jeļena Ostapenko books a place in the round of 16 with a 6-0, 6-4 victory over Vitalia Diatchenko.

6:37pm: Juan Martín del Potro wins 6-4, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 against Benoît Paire.

6:27pm: Nadal rushes to three set points. He sends a volley long on the first, then double-faults. De Minaur hits the net on the third. Nadal leads 6-1.

6:23pm: Nadal breaks de Minaur to love and will serve for the opening set at 5-1.

6:10pm: Simona Halep wins her opening set 6-3 against Hsieh Su-wei. There were six breaks of serve in that set.

6:13pm: Rafael Nadal muscles his way to a break against Alex de Minaur. The second seed leads 3-1 in the first set.

6:03pm: Jeļena Ostapenko bagels Vitalia Diatchenko in the opening set. That's in contrast to the top seed. Simona Halep is being made to fight for each point by Hsieh Su-wei.

5:43pm: Del Potro wins the second-set tiebreak 7-4. He leads 6-1, 7-6 against Paire.

5:40pm: World No.1 Simona Halep begins her third-round match against.

5:37pm: Jeļena Ostapenko, the 2017 French Open champion, begins her third-round match against Vitalia Diatchenko on Court 3.

And Rafael Nadal will take to Centre Court any moment.

5:35pm: Alison Van Uytvanck is into the fourth round of Wimbledon 2018 with a 6-2, 6-3 demolition of 28rd seed Anett Kontaveit.

Daria Kasatkina is also through with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Ashleigh Barty.

4:50pm: Juan Martín del Potro wins the first set 6-4 against Benoît Paire.

On Court 3, Daria Kasatkina wins the opening set against Ashleigh Barty 7-5.

4:40pm: Alison Van Uytvanck races through the first set against Anett Kontaveit, winning it 6-2.

4:35pm: Gilles Simon wins the first set against Matthew Ebden 6-1.

4:15pm: Juan Martin del Potro, the fifth seed, begins his match against Benoît Paire on the No.2 Court.

Ashleigh Barty and Daria Kasatkina are playing on the Court 3, and Alison Van Uytvanck, who ousted defending champion Garbine Muruguza in the second round, is playing Anett Kontaveit on Court 12.

4:00pm: Here's today schedule:

ORDER OF PLAY (all times in BST)

Centre Court

1:00pm

Gentlemen’s singles – third round

A. De Minaur (AUS) v R. Nadal (ESP) 2

Ladies’ singles – third round

A. Kerber (GER) 11 v N. Osaka (JPN) 18

Gentlemen’s singles – third round

K. Edmund (GBR) 21 v N. Djokovic (SRB) 12

 

No.1 Court

1:00pm

Ladies’ singles – third round

S. Halep (ROU) 1 v S-W. Hsieh (TPE)

Gentlemen’s singles – third round

E. Gulbis (LAT) v A. Zverev (GER) 4

Gentlemen’s singles – third round

N. Kyrgios (AUS) 15 v K. Nishikori (JPN) 24

 

No.2 Court

11:30am

Gentlemen’s singles – third round

J. Del Potro (ARG) 5 v B. Paire (FRA)

Ladies’ singles – third round

D. Cibulkova (SVK) v E. Mertens (BEL) 15

Gentlemen’s doubles – second round

M. Ebden (AUS) & T. Fritz (USA) v J. Murray (GBR) 5 & B. Soares (BRA) 5

 

No.3 Court

11:30am

Ladies’ singles – third round

A. Barty (AUS) 17 v D. Kasatkina (RUS) 14

Ladies’ singles – third round

J. Ostapenko (LAT) 12 v V. Diatchenko (RUS)

Gentlemen’s singles – third round

J. Vesely (CZE) v F. Fognini (ITA) 19

Mixed doubles – second round

M. Demoliner (BRA) 15 & M. Martinez Sanchez (ESP) 15 v J. Sock (USA) & S. Stephens (USA)

Mixed doubles – first round: to finish 7-6(2) 4-6

R. Jebavy (CZE) & L. Hradecka (CZE) v J. Murray (GBR) & V. Azarenka (BLR)

 

Court 12

11:30am

Ladies’ singles – third round

A. Van Uytvanck (BEL) v A. Kontaveit (EST) 28

Gentlemen’s singles – third round: to finish 7-6(5) 4-6 6-5

M. Raonic (CAN) 13 v D. Novak (AUT)

Ladies’ singles – third round

C. Suarez Navarro (ESP) 27 v B. Bencic (SUI)

Gentlemen’s singles – third round

K. Khachanov (RUS) v F. Tiafoe (USA)

 

Court 18

11:30am

Gentlemen’s singles – third round

G. Simon (FRA) v M. Ebden (AUS)

Ladies’ singles – third round

D. Gavrilova (AUS) 26 v A. Sasnovich (BLR)

 

Court 4

11:00am

Boys’ singles – first round

S. Korda (USA) 3 v O. Virtanen (FIN)

In Progress

Boys’ singles – first round

S. Fomin (UZB) v T. Zink (USA)

Boys’ singles – first round

N. Mejia (COL) 5 v P. Henning (RSA)

Girls’ singles – first round

V. Kanapatskaya (BLR) v K. Volynets (USA)

Boys’ singles – first round

J. Forejtek (CZE) v T. Boyer (USA) 11

 

Court 5

11:30am

Boys’ singles – first round

C. Thomson (GBR) v T. Mu (CHN)

Boys’ singles – first round

J. Cerundolo (ARG) 14 v H. Wendelken (GBR)

Boys’ singles – first round

D. Michalski (POL) v J. Fearnley (GBR)

Girls’ singles – first round

D. Martins (GBR) v S. Rogozinska Dzik (POL)

 

Court 6

11:30am

Boys’ singles – first round

D. Svrcina (CZE) 10 v N. Hardt (DOM)

Girls’ singles – first round

S. Nahimana (BDI) v T. Naklo (THA)

Girls’ singles – first round

V. Dema (UKR) v M. Dalakishvili (GEO)

Girls’ singles – first round

N. Sato (JPN) 12 v A. Prisacariu (ROU)

 

Court 7

11:30AM

Ladies’ doubles – second round

P. Martic (CRO) & M. Rybarikova (SVK) v A. Klepac (SLO) 4 & M. Martinez Sanchez (ESP) 4

Ladies’ doubles – second round

B. Krejcikova (CZE) 3 & K. Siniakova (CZE) 3 v L. Arruabarrena (ESP) & A. Parra Santonja (ESP)

Gentlemen’s doubles – second round

N.S Balaji (IND) & V. Vardhan (IND) v B. McLachlan (JPN) 14 & J. Struff (GER) 14

Mixed doubles – second round

A. Qureshi (PAK) & A. Parra Santonja (ESP) v I. Dodig (CRO) 3 & L. Chan (TPE) 3

 

Court 8

11:00am

Boys’ singles – first round

T. Hilderbrand (USA) v N. Tajima (JPN) 8

In Progress

Not before: 12:30pm

Ladies’ doubles – second round

I. Begu (ROU) 15 & M. Buzarnescu (ROU) 15 v A. Bogdan (ROU) & K. Christian (USA)

Gentlemen’s doubles – second round

F. Delbonis (ARG) & M. Reyes-Varela (MEX) v L. Mayer (ARG) & J. Sousa (POR)

Ladies’ doubles – second round

B. Mattek-Sands (USA) & L. Safarova (CZE) v K. Kanepi (EST) & A. Petkovic (GER)

 

Court 9

11:00am

Boys singles – first round

D. Wenger (SUI) v T. Tirante (ARG)

Boys singles – first round

G. Soares Klier Junior (BRA) v S. Baez (ARG) 2

Boys singles – first round

A. Andreev (BUL) 7 v M. Alves (BRA)

Girls’ singles – first round

N. Radisic (SLO) v A. Makatsaria (GEO)

Girls’ singles – first round

L. Sun (NZL) v M. Custic (ESP)

 

Court 11

11:00AM

Girls’ singles – first round

E. Avanesyan (RUS) v J. Garland (TPE)

Boys singles – first round

L. Musetti (ITA) v R. Ho (TPE)

Boys singles – first round

D. Wassermann (NED) v F. Jianu (ROU) 13

Boys singles – first round

R. Hijikata (AUS) v N. Alvarez Varona (ESP)

Boys singles – first round

C. Kingsley (USA) v C. Lopez Montagud (ESP) 12

 

Court 14

11:30am

Ladies’ doubles – second round

K. Bertens (NED) 9 & J. Larsson (SWE) 9 v A. Rodionova (AUS) & M. Zanevska (BEL)

Not before: 12:30pm

Gentlemen’s doubles – second round

M. Arevalo (ESA) & H. Podlipnik-Castillo (CHI) v R. Klaasen (RSA) 13 & M. Venus (NZL) 13

Gentlemen’s doubles – second round

P. Herbert (FRA) 4 & N. Mahut (FRA) 4 v P. Petzschner (GER) & T. Puetz (GER)

Mixed doubles – second round

A. Vasilevski (BLR) & A. Rodionova (AUS) v M. Venus (NZL) 9 & K. Srebotnik (SLO) 9

 

Court 15

11:00am

Girls’ singles – first round

D. Vismane (LAT) v C. Burel (FRA) 16

Not before: 12:30pm

Ladies’ doubles – second round

T. Babos (HUN) 1 & K. Mladenovic (FRA) 1 v N. Kichenok (UKR) & A. Rodionova (AUS)

Ladies’ doubles – second round

H. Dart (GBR) & K. Dunne (GBR) v A. Sestini Hlavackova (CZE) 2 & B. Strycova (CZE) 2

Mixed doubles – second round

J. Cabal (COL) 10 & A. Spears (USA) 10 v M. Daniell (NZL) & N. Kichenok (UKR)

 

Court 16

11:00am

Girls’ singles – first round

N. Subhash (USA) v E. Molinaro (LUX) 7

Girls’ singles – first round

V. Allen (GBR) v L. Ma (USA)

Girls’ singles – first round

M. Carle (ARG) 15 v D. Parry (FRA)

Girls’ singles – first round

L. Stara (SVK) v S. Lansere (RUS)

Girls’ singles – first round

G. Drummy (IRL) v X. Wang (CHN) 10

 

Court 17

11:30AM

Ladies’ doubles – second round

G. Garcia Perez (ESP) & F. Stollar (HUN) v N. Melichar (USA) 12 & K. Peschke (CZE) 12

Gentlemen’s doubles – second round

J. Peralta (CHI) & H. Zeballos (ARG) v D. Sharan (IND) & A. Sitak (NZL)

Mixed doubles – second round

J. Rojer (NED) 4 & D. Schuurs (NED) 4 v J. Cerretani (USA) & R. Voracova (CZE)

Mixed doubles – first round

M. Matkowski (POL) & M. Buzarnescu (ROU) v D. Sharan (IND) & A. Rosolska (POL)

 

To be arranged

Not before: 3:00pm

Gentlemen’s doubles – second round

L. Broady (GBR) & S. Clayton (GBR) v M. Gonzalez (ARG) & N. Jarry (CHI)

Not before: 5:00pm

Mixed doubles – second round

M. Middelkoop (NED) 12 & J. Larsson (SWE) 12 v N. Skupski (GBR) & N. Broady (GBR)

Mixed doubles – second round

K. Skupski (GBR) & A. Smith (GBR) v A. Peya (AUT) 11 & N. Melichar (USA) 11

3:45pm: Nadal will face 19-year-old Australian Alex de Minaur, while Djokovic will play Kyle Edmund, the top British seed and the only one still left in either singles draw.

Juan Martin del Potro and Alexander Zverev will also be in action, while Nick Kyrgios will take on Kei Nishikori, the 2014 US Open runner-up.

Top seed Simona Halep will go up against Hsieh Su-wei as she looks to avoid the dead pool that is the women's top 10. Also playing their third-round matches today are Jeļena Ostapenko, Elise Mertens and Angelique Kerber.

3:40pm: The men's top seeds have fared better though. While four of the top 10 are out, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic – the three Wimbledon champions playing this year – are still alive and kicking.

Federer is into the fourth round. And the eight-time champion seems to set a new record every time he steps out onto the grass at the All-England Club.

READ: Federer eases into fourth round to surpass Connors record

3:35pm: Eight of the top 10 seeds in the women's draw are already out of Wimbledon, and half the matches in the third round are yet to be played.

Seventh seed Karolína Plíšková is the only one of the 10 into the round of 16. The Czech former world No.1 looked down and out, serving twice in the second set to stay in the match, on Friday, but came back to beat Mihaela Buzărnescu in three sets.

READ: It's lucky number seven for Pliskova

Earlier on Friday, Venus Williams, a five-time singles champion and six-time doubles winner here, went down in three sets to Kiki Bertens, the 20th seed.

READ: Venus Williams exit leaves two of top 10 seeds standing at Wimbledon

3:30pm: Welcome to Sportstar's coverage of the Day 6 action at Wimbledon 2018.