Wimbledon day 4, as it happened: Rafael Nadal beats Nick Kyrgios in four sets

Catch the live score and updates of all the matches played on Day 4 of the Wimbledon Championships, including a blockbuster match between Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios

Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios faced off in the second round on day 4.   -  AFP

Good evening, welcome to Sportstar's live coverage of Day 4 of the Wimbledon Championships.

That's it for today, folks.

Rafael Nadal overcame a Nick Kyrgios test, reigning women's champion Angelique Kerber was knocked out in straight sets by the unheralded Lauren Davis, and 17-year-old French Open semifinalist Amanda Anisimova went down tamely to Magda Linette.

Top seed and French Open champion Ashleigh Barty, 2017 US Open champion Sloane Stephens and British hope Joanna Konta all eased to easy two-set wins.

Rohan Bopanna and his partner Pablo Cuevas lost to Wesley Koolhof and Marcus Daniell, leaving Divij Sharan the only Indian left in the tournament, after all the others lost this opening-round men's doubles matches over the last two days.

We'll be back tomorrow with third-round action headlined by Novak Djokovic, seeking a fifth Wimbledon title, and featuring 2018 runner-up Kevin Anderson and the 19-year-old Felix Auger-Aliassime among the men and Karolina Pliskova, Simona Halep, Elina Svitolina and Caroline Wozniacki among the women's.

LIVE UPDATES - Day 4

12:43pm: Twelfth seed Fabio Fognini beats Marton Fucsovics 6-7 (6), 6-4, 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-3.

12:36pm: Diego Schwartzmann beats wildcard Dominik Koepfer 6-0, 6-3, 7-5.

12:23pm: Game, set, match for Rafael Nadal.

The third seed beats Nick Kyrgios 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3) in a high-quality match. One that was very personal.

Nick Kyrgios came, he played, but he didn't conquer tonight. He had a few outbursts against the chair umpire in the first two sets, but he took control of his emotions once he levelled the match.

On Court 16, Tennys Sandgren completes a 6-2, 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 8-6 win after 20th seed Gilles Simon served for the match at 5-4 in the decider.

12:22pm: Three match points for Nadal at 6-3 on his own serve.

12:21pm: Nadal leads 5-2. He's two points from the win.

12:18pm: Kyrgios wins the next two points on serve, but he trails 2-3.

12:17pm: Is Kyrgios tanking? He tries a no-look pass down the line, but finds the net. Nadal leads 3-0.

12:15pm: It's another tiebreak as Nadal holds serve.

KYRGIOS SENDS THE SIMPLEST RETURN AT THE NET INTO THE NET! THAT COULD COST HIM THE MATCH. Nadal serves at 1-0.

12:10pm: Kyrgios continues to rattle Rafa. He leads 6-5 in the fourth set.

12:07pm: Game Nadal. Five apiece in the fourth set.

12:02pm: A tense hold of serve for Kyrgios, who leads 5-4 in the fourth. A brave drop shot takes the game.

11:59pm: Nadal holds serve for 4-4 in the fourth set against Kyrgios,

11:53pm: A small bird halts Kyrgios as he readies for a second serve at 40-0. Doesn't bother him. Another strong service game for a 4-3 lead in the fourth set.

11:51pm: Nadal holds to love. He leads Kyrgios 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 3-3.

11:48pm: Nick Kyrgios holds serve to lead the fourth set 3-2 against Rafael Nadal.

The combustible Australian has had his emotions in check since he won the second set. But all it takes is one spark...

11:45pm: Matteo Berrettini, the 17th seed, it into the third round of Wimbledon for the first time with a 6-1, 7-6 (4), 6-3 win over Marcos Baghdatis.

11:44pm: Nadal does a Kyrgios by holding serve with an ace. The Spaniard levels the score at 2-2.

11:41pm: Some drama here. First the line judge made a wrong call on a Kyrgios shot which was in and corrected himself and the point was replayed and now Kyrgios wrongly challenges the next call which was indeed long. Nadal up 15-0.

11:38pm: Kyrgios holds serve with 'another' ace. But Nadal, in this game, came up with a brilliant forehand winner first followed by a tough backhand winner. However, Kyrgios leads 2-1. 

11:34pm: Nadal wins the second game without conceding a point. Its 1-1 now.

11:32pm: One more ace and Kyrgios seals the game. He leads 1-0 in the fourth set.

11:30pm: Kyrgios serves his second ace of the game after a brilliant rally, which was won by Nadal. Kyrgios leads 30-15.

11:26pm: Nadal wins the third-set tiebreak 7-5. He leads Kyrgios by two sets to one.

11:25pm: Kyrgios saves a second set point with a big serve out wide that Nadal sends long. Nadal to serve for the set at 6-5.

11:24pm: Kyrgios has a change to go back on serve in the tiebreak, but sends a forehand long. Nadal has three set points at 6-3. Kyrgios saves the first.

11:21pm: Kyrgios serves at 2-4 at the changeover.

11:20pm: Nadal leads 4-1.

11:19pm: Nadal has the mini-break at 2-1 in the tiebreak.

11:16pm: Kyrgios holds. It's a tiebreak to decide the third set.

11:13pm: Nadal holds to love for a 6-5 lead in the third set.

11:09pm: A strong service game from Kygios. Five games all against Nadal.

Other updates:

Fabio Fognini and Marton Fucsovics are one set all, three all on Court 3.

Giles Simon is serving to level the match against Tennys Sandgren at two sets all on Court 16.

Matteo Berrettini leads Marcos Baghdatis 6-1, 7-6 (4), 1-0 on Court 2.

Diego Schwartzman bagels wildcards Dominik Koepfer in the first set on Court 12.

11:05pm: Kygios blasts a forehand long as Nadal takes a 5-4 lead.

11:04pm: It's four all, 40-40 in the third set as Nadal double-faults against Kyrgios.

Kyrgios blasts record 143mph second serve

Nick Kyrgios blasted a 143mph (230kph) second-serve ace during the first set of his Wimbledon clash with Rafa Nadal on Thursday - the fastest serve of any sort during the tournament so far and the second-fastest second serve in ATP history.

Kyrgios was raging after losing a challenge on his first serve and then smashed down an unstoppable, untouchable second.

Only Ivo Karlovic's 144mph effort at the 2007 Legg Mason Classic has topped it, according to ATP statistics.

Kyrgios went to the opposite extreme moments later with a gentle under-arm ace.

10:59pm: Belinda Bencic beats Kaia Kanepi 6-3, 6-1 to make the round of 32.

10:56pm: Serena Williams makes quick work of that last game. The 22-time Grand Slam winner is through to the third round with a 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 win over Kaja Juvan.

10:53pm: Serena Williams to serve for the match a second time at 5-4 in the third against Kaja Juvan.

Second round men's results

Sam Querrey, United States, def. Andrey Rublev, Russia, 6-3, 6-2, 6-3.

John Millman, Australia, def. Laslo Djere (31), Serbia, 6-3, 6-2, 6-1.

Joao Sousa, Portugal, def. Marin Cilic (13), Croatia, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4.

Daniel Evans, Britain, def. Nikoloz Basilashvili (18), Georgia, 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (2).

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, France, def. Ricardas Berankis, Lithuania, 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-3.

Kei Nishikori (8), Japan, def. Cameron Norrie, Britain, 6-4, 6-4, 6-0.

Steve Johnson, United States, def. Alex de Minaur (25), Australia, 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.

Jan-Lennard Struff (33), Germany, def. Taylor Fritz, United States, 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (2).

Mikhail Kukushkin, Kazakhstan, def. John Isner (9), United States, 6-4, 6-7 (3), 4-6, 6-1, 6-4.

Lucas Pouille (27), France, def. Gregoire Barrere, France, 6-1, 7-6 (0), 6-4.

Roger Federer (2), Switzerland, def. Jay Clarke, Britain, 6-1, 7-6 (3), 6-2.

Second round women's results

Ashleigh Barty (1), Australia, def. Alison van Uytvanck, Belgium, 6-1, 6-3.

Alison Riske, United States, def. Ivana Jorovic, Serbia, 6-2, 6-7 (3), 9-7.

Julia Goerges (18), Germany, def. Varvara Flink, Russia, 6-1, 6-4.

Carla Suarez-Navarro (30), Spain, def. Pauline Parmentier, France, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4).

Lauren Davis, United States, def. Angelique Kerber (5), Germany, 2-6, 6-2, 6-1.

Kiki Bertens (4), Netherlands, def. Taylor Townsend, United States, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2.

Barbora Strycova, Czech Republic, def. Laura Siegemund, Germany, 6-3, 7-5.

Elise Mertens (21), Belgium, def. Monica Niculescu, Romania, 7-5, 6-0.

Qiang Wang (15), China, def. Tamara Zidansek, Slovenia, 6-1, 6-2.

Sloane Stephens (9), United States, def. Yafan Wang, China, 6-0, 6-2.

Johanna Konta (19), Britain, def. Katerina Siniakova, Czech Republic, 6-3, 6-4.

Magda Linette, Poland, def. Amanda Anisimova (25), United States, 6-4, 7-5.

Petra Kvitova (6), Czech Republic, def. Kristina Mladenovic, France, 7-5, 6-2.

10:51pm: Nadal and Kyrgios at three games all in the third set.

10:50pm: Juvan breaks Serena back. But the seven-time champion still has a break in the bag.

10:44pm: Serena Williams is serving for her match against Kaja Juvan at 5-2 in the third set.

10:29pm: Kyrios races to three set points. Nadal saves one, but then sends a return long. Nick Kyrgios levels the match at one set all. Time to refill the popcorn bowl.

10:27pm: Kyrios breaks Nadal back. The Aussie serves for the second set 5-3.

Elsewhere, 17-year-old American Amanda Anisimova, a French Open semifinalist looking to emulate her idol Maria Sharapova, is out. Magda Linette win 6-4, 7-5.

10:26pm: Great return, great decoy slice, great reactions, and Kyrgios has a break point.

10:21pm: Serena Williams wins the second set 6-2. Kaja Juvan to serve to begin the third set.

And Linette has broken Anisimova back and will serve for the match a second time.

And a warning for Kyrgios.

10:20pm: Kyrgios tanks that game and gives up the advantage. Nadal has the break.

Another outburst at the chair umpire from the feisty Australian, who's not happy with the amount of time Nadal is taking between points, both on serve and while receving.

"So much power for you, ah? Feels good to be up there, ah?" goes Kyrgios.

10:17pm: Anisimova breaks and survives. It's five-all in the second set against Linette.

10:12pm: Underhand serve from Kygios. Nadal catches it in time but sends what should have been a simple forehead into the net. Kyrgios holds serve for a 4-1 lead in the second set.

Meanwhile, Magda Linette serves for the match against Amanda Anisimova.

10:04pm: Serena holds serve and leads 3-1 against Kaja Juvan.

9:59pm: Nadal broken in the second set. Kyrgios leads 2-0.

9:53pm: Serena breaks in the first game of the second set. She serves at 1-0 now.

9:50pm: Serena Williams has lost the first set! Qualifier Kaja Juvan breaks twice to win the opener 6-2.

9:48pm: Nadal brings up a set point on his serve. He wins the opener 6-4.

Kyrgios started grunting on that last point. Interesting tactic. Didn't work.

And Nadal goes off court.

Nadal took the first that on points won on his serve. The two were equal on winners (eight) and unforced errors (two) and close on second-serve points won.

9:44pm: Nick Kyrgios holds to love. Rafael Nadal to serve for the first set at 5-3.

9:32pm: Kiki Bertens comes back from the brink of defeat. She broke Taylor Townsend as she served for the win at 6-5 in the second set. The third set was all Bertens, the fourth seed winning 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2.

Meanwhile, defending champion Angelique Kerber is out of Wimbledon 2019! American qualifier Lauren Davis stuns the three-Slam winner 2-6, 6-2, 6-1.

And Serena trails Juvan 1-4 in the opening set.

9:30pm: Poland's Magda Linette wins the first set 6-4 against 17-year-old sensational Amanda Anisimova, a French Open semifinalist.

Meanwhile, Lucas Pouille books a date with Roger Federer with a 6-1, 7-6 (0), 6-4 win against Grégoire Barrère.

9:29pm: Kyrgios argues with the chair umpire after going down 3-0 in the opening set to Rafael Nadal.

9:27pm: On Court 1, Serena Williams is broken by 18-year-old Slovenian qualifier Kaja Juvan, who leads 2-0 in the first set.

9:24pm: Nadal has two break points in Kyrgios's opening service game. One saved with an audacious forehand drop shot. A second drop shot, but Nadal hits a lob. Kygrios tries a tweener-lob, but Nadal swats that away for the break. Nadal 2-0.

9:20pm: Nadal holds to love to begin his match.

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9:19pm: On Centre Court, Rafael Nadal to serve against Nick Kyrgios.

9:15pm: Julia Georges sees off Varvara Flink with a 6-1, 6-4 win.

9:05pm: Another easy match for Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. He's into the third round with a 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-3 win over Ričardas Berankis.

Roger Federer is also through. He beats Jay Clarke 6-1, 7-6 (3), 6-2.

A seven-time champion will follow the eight-time champion on Court 1. Serena Williams is up next.

8:55pm: Nineteenth seed Joanna Konta, the Great British hope, reaches the third round with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Kateřina Siniaková.

Next up on Centre Court: the King of Clay on grass.

Meanwhile, fourth seed Kiki Bertens is out of trouble and has levelled her match. Taylor Townsend served for the win at 6-5 in the second set, but Bertens pulls through in a tiebreak.

8:45pm: Ninth seed John Isner, a 2018 semifinalist, is knocked out of Wimbledon 2019. Mikhail Kukushkin is through to round three with a 6-4, 6-7 (3), 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 victory.

8:39pm: Roger Federer wins the second-set tiebreak 7-3.

8:34pm: World No. 71 Joao Sousa knocks 2017 Wimbledon runner-up Marin Cllic out! The Brazilian wins 6-4, 6-4, 6-4.

8:20pm: Rohan Bopanna's Wimbledon challenge doesn't get past the first round. He and partner Pablo Cuevas are beaten by Wesley Koolhof and Marcus Daniell 4-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-7 (7).

Alison Riske beats Ivana Jorović 6-2, 6-7 (3), 9-7.

7:58pm: Taylor Townsend, the world No. 98, has taken the first set 6-3 against fourth seed Kiki Bertens and leads the second 2-0.

Stephens, Johnson win on American Independence Day

Sloane Stephens and Steve Johnson got American Independence Day underway by booking their places in the third round of Wimbledon on Thursday.

Stephens, the 2017 US Open champion, was off court in less than an hour after romping to a 6-0 6-2 win over Yafan Wang which took her into round three for the first time since 2016.

Johnson, however, had to toil for almost three-and-a-half hours under a blazing sun before he was able to crawl past Australian 25th seed Alex de Minaur 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.

Next up for him will be Japan's Kei Nishikori.

7:54pm: Elise Mertens, the 21st seed, eases past Monica Niculescu with a 7-5, 6-0 win.

Meanwhile, Federer has raced through the first set 6-1 against Clarke.

And Cilic trails Sousa 4-6, 4-6.

John Isner has taken a two-sets-to-one lead but Mikhail Kukushkin leads the fourth set 3-0.

Second round men's singles results:

Sam Querrey, United States, def. Andrey Rublev, Russia, 6-3, 6-2, 6-3.

John Millman, Australia, def. Laslo Djere (31), Serbia, 6-3, 6-2, 6-1.

Daniel Evans, Britain, def. Nikoloz Basilashvili (18), Georgia, 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (2).

Kei Nishikori (8), Japan, def. Cameron Norrie, Britain, 6-4, 6-4, 6-0.

Steve Johnson, United States, def. Alex de Minaur (25), Australia, 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.

Jan-Lennard Struff (33), Germany, def. Taylor Fritz, United States, 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (2).

Second round women's singles results:

Ashleigh Barty (1), Australia, def. Alison van Uytvanck, Belgium, 6-1, 6-3.

Barbora Strycova, Czech Republic, def. Laura Siegemund, Germany, 6-3, 7-5.

Qiang Wang (15), China, def. Tamara Zidansek, Slovenia, 6-1, 6-2.

Sloane Stephens (9), United States, def. Yafan Wang, China, 6-0, 6-2.

Petra Kvitova (6), Czech Republic, def. Kristina Mladenovic, France, 7-5, 6-2.

7.50pm: Rohan Bopanna and Pablo Cuevas lost the first two sets 6-4 but have come back to win the third set 6-4. The Indo-Uruguayan pair is down 3-2 in the fourth set.

7.47pm: Kiki Bertens fights back from 5-2 down against Taylor Townsend to make it 5-3. But the American doesn't let the fourth seed get further as she takes the first set 6-3.

7:29pm: Eighth seed Kei Nishikori beats home hope Cameron Norrie 6-4, 6-4, 6-0 for a place in the third round.

7:23pm: Roger Federer walks out on Court 1 for his match against Briton Jay Clarke.

Later on today, we have a mouth-watering match-up between Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios.

READ | Clinical Nadal sets up Kyrgios showdown

7:21pm: First upset of the day. Dan Evans of Great Britain beats 18th seed Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (2).

7:11pm: 2017 runner-up Main Cilic drops the opening set to João Sousa 4-6.

7:06pm: After shaky starts to both sets, Petra Kvitova beats Kristina Mladenovic 7-5, 6-2 for a place in the third round.

7:00pm: Australian 20-year-old Alex de Minaur, seeded 25th, is out of Wimbledon. American Steve Johnson wins 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.

Barbora Strýcová beats Laura Siegemund 6-3, 7-5.

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6:43pm: Kvitova's second set begins identically to the first, with Mladenovic breaking her serve.

6:35pm: 2011 and 2014 champion Petra Kvitova wins the first set 7-5 after Kristina Mladenovic served for the opener at 5-4.

6:30pm: Alex de Minaur takes his match against Steve Johnson into the fifth set.

6:25pm: Britain's Harriet Dart reaches the third round with a 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-1 win over Brazlian Beatriz Haddad Maia.

John Millman of Australian registers a straightforward 6-3, 6-2, 6-1 victory over Laslo Dere.

Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff downs young American Taylor Fritz 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (2).

Sam Querrey, a 2017 semifinalist, ousts Russia's Andrey Rublev with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 win.

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6:20pm: Rohan Bopanna-Pablo Cuevas pair has lost the first set 4-6. It is on serve, 0-1 down, in the second.

India's Rohan Bopanna and his Uruguayan partner Pablo Cuevas are in action against Wesley Koolhof and Marcus Daniel. The Koolhof-Daniell pair is on serve at 2-2 in the first set.

In Court 12, Harriet Dart won the first set and but is 3-4 and a break down against Brazil's Beatriz Haddad Maia in the second set.

French Open champion Ashleigh Barty progresses to the third round of the Championships with a straight-sets (6-1 6-3) victory over Alison van Uytvanck. American Sloane Stephens has also moved to the third round with a 6-0 6-2 win over Wang Yafan.

Amanda Anisimova, Angelique Kerber, Johanna Konta are among those in women's singles action this evening.

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Day 3 of the Wimbledon Championships witnessed another major shock in the men's draw with Reilly Opelka beat Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka. Defending champion Novak Djokovic, though, progressed to the third round with a straight-sets victory over Denis Kudla.

In the women's draw, teenager Cori Gauff beat Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia 6-3, 6-3 to progress to the third round.