Wimbledon 2019: Federer advances, Serena and Murray triumph - As it happened

Live updates and commentary of Wimbledon 2019: Roger Federer, Ashleigh Barty, Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal headline action on day six.

Roger Federer takes on Lucas Pouille on centre court in a Wimbledon 2019 third round fixture.   -  Getty Images

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's live blog of day six of Wimbledon 2019.


1:30am: Joao Sousa reigns supreme. He wins the fifth set 6-4 to secure a 5-6, 6-4, 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 win over Dan Evans to seal his spot in the fourth round. And with that, we come to an end of today's action. Thanks for tuning in. Cheers!

12:58am: There's the win! Andy Murray and Serena Williams cruise to a 6-4, 6-1 triumph over against Alexa Guarachi and Andreas Mies to ease into the second round of the mixed doubles.

12:20am: Quite a partnership this is turning out to be! Andy Murray and Serena Williams take the first set 6-4 against Alexa Guarachi and Andreas Mies in their mixed doubles clash.

12:15am: Evans bags the fourth set 6-4 and we're now into a deciding fifth set!

11:51pm: Sousa wins the third set 7-5 for a two-sets-to-one lead over Dan Evans.

11:45pm: On Centre Court, Serena Williams and Andy Murray are up 2-0 in the first set against Alexa Guarachi and Andreas Mies.

11:46pm: Sousa breaks Evans, who was serving for the third set, and then holds. Evans now serves to stay in the set.

11:29pm: Dan Evans of Great Britain is one set all and a break up in the third set against Joao Sousa.

Men's singles third round

Sam Querrey, United States, def. John Millman, Australia, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (8), 6-3.

Tennys Sandgren, United States, def. Fabio Fognini (12), Italy, 6-3, 7-6 (12), 6-3.

Rafael Nadal (3), Spain, def. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, France, 6-2, 6-3, 6-2.

Kei Nishikori (8), Japan, def. Steve Johnson, United States, 6-4, 6-3, 6-2.

Mikhail Kukushkin, Kazakhstan, def. Jan-Lennard Struff (33), Germany, 6-3, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-5.

Matteo Berrettini (17), Italy, def. Diego Schwartzman (24), Argentina, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (2), 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3.

Roger Federer (2), Switzerland, def. Lucas Pouille (27), France, 7-5, 6-2, 7-6 (4).

Women's singles third round

Ashleigh Barty (1), Australia, def. Harriet Dart, Britain, 6-1, 6-1.

Alison Riske, United States, def. Belinda Bencic (13), Switzerland, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.

Serena Williams (11), United States, def. Julia Goerges (18), Germany, 6-3, 6-4.

Carla Suarez-Navarro (30), Spain, def. Lauren Davis, United States, 6-3, 6-3.

Barbora Strycova, Czech Republic, def. Kiki Bertens (4), Netherlands, 7-5, 6-1.

Elise Mertens (21), Belgium, def. Qiang Wang (15), China, 6-2, 6-7 (9), 6-4.

Johanna Konta (19), Britain, def. Sloane Stephens (9), United States, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1.

Petra Kvitova (6), Czech Republic, def. Magda Linette, Poland, 6-3, 6-2.

11:22pm: Roger Federer beats Lucas Pouille 7-5, 6-2, 7-6 (4) to make the fourth round of Wimbledon. Familiar ground for the eight-time champion.

Roger Federer broke yet another Wimbledon record by reaching the fourth round for the 17th time, eclipsing Jimmy Connors’ mark of 16 fourth-round appearances at the All England Club.

Federer also became the first player man or woman to reach 350 match wins in Grand Slam tournaments.

11:20pm: Federer is two points from victory against Pouille. Make that one point.

11:19pm: Federer leads 4-2 at the changeover in the tirbreak.

11:15pm: Pouille holds. The third set is into a tiebreak, and Federer races to a 3-1 lead.

11:11pm: Lucas Pouille serves to stay in the match for a second time against Roger Federer.

11:09pm: Matteo Berrettini wins a tough five-setter to make it to the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time. The Italian 17th seeds takes a 6-7 (5), 7-6 (2), 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3 win over 24th seed Diego Schwartzman.

10:57pm: The Indian interest in mixed doubles comes to an end as Rohan Bopanna and Aryna Sabalenka lose 6-4, 6-4 to Laura Siegemund and Artem Sitak, and Divij Sharan and Duan Yingying lost 6-3, 6-4 to Evan Hoyt and Eden Silva.

The Wimbledon name game: Tennys, Storm and Eden

10:38pm: Federer breaks once more to take the second set 6-2.

10:23pm: Serving to go 5-0 up in the second set, Federer gets broken. Whaaaa! And now Pouille is trailing 4-2.

10:11pm: An early break and Federer is 3-0 up in the second set already.

10:00pm: Roger's up and running. Pouille falters and Federer takes the first set 7-5.

9:23pm: Diego Schwartzman takes third set 6-4 against Matteo Berrettini.

9:12pm: Roger Federer and Lucas Pouille are warming up on Centre Court.

9:11pm: The match between Matteo Berrettini and Diego Schwartzman is balanced at a set apiece won in a tiebreak and four-all in the third.

9:09pm: Johanna Konta is through  to the fourth round with a 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 comeback win over Sloane Stephens.

That's it for women's singles action for the day.

9:05pm: Johanna Konta, seeded 19th, is serving for a place in the fourth round against ninth seed Sloane Stephens.

9:00pm: Another GOAT alert!

The eight-time champion is up next on Centre Court.


8:57pm: Three match points for Rafael Nadal. And he's through to the fourth round with a 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in an hour and 48 minutes.

On Court 1, Joanna Konta is keeping British hopes alive. She leads Sloane Stephens 3-6, 6-4, 4-1.

It's been 42 years since a British woman won a Grand Slam. The last was Virginia Wade at Wimbledon 1977.

8:53pm: Tsonga holds serve. Nadal will serve for the match at 5-2 in the third set.

8:51pm: Nadal has a third match point. Deuce.

Meanwhile, Andy Murray's return from hip injury ends in defeat in his first match at Wimbledon. The former world No. 1 and partner Pierre-Hugues Herbert lose to Franko Skugor and Nikola Mektic  7-6 (4), 4-6, 2-6, 3-6.

8:50pm: Nadal holds two match points on Tsonga's serve. But the Frenchman wins three points in a row. Then it's back to deuce.

8:34pm: Nadal is already up a break and is serving at 2-1 in the third set. This is not turning into the classic we expected.

In the men's doubles, Andy Murray and Pierre-Hugues Herbert are down two sets to one and 0-3 in the fourth.

8:19pm: And the second set's done too! Nadal takes it 6-3 with ease.

8:16pm: Andy Murray and Pierre-Hughes Herbert have lost the third set 6-2 to Franko Skugor and Nikola Mektic. The sixth seeded Croatian pair are only a set away from dashing Britain's hopes.

8:12pm: A tweener from Tsonga is too weak and Nadal rises at the net and pats it down to go 15-30 up and the next thing you know he's on another break point. 

At the moment, it doesn't look like there's much Tsonga can do. And a shake of the head acknowledges that. That's how good Rafa looks.


8:04pm: A double fault from Tsonga gifts Rafa a break in the second set and he's super annoyed with himself. Nadal leads 4-2. Things are moving pretty quickly on centre court, clearing the way for a scheduled start to Federer's match against Lucas Pouille.

7:47pm: Quite a lot has happened! Nadal broke Tsonga again to win the first set 6-2. Murray and Herbert lost the second set 6-4 to Franko Skugor and Nikola Metic and the match is level.

Queues are fun?


7:41pm: Tennys Sandgren! He beats 12th seed Fabio Fognini in straight sets 6-3, 7-6 (12), 6-3 to reach the fourth round - the furthest he's ever come at Wimbledon.  The American, named like he was born for the very purpose, has had his best year so far, winning his first ATP Tour title at Auckland and reaching a career-high ranking of 41.

7:38pm: Konta hits a forehand wide to go 5-3 down and Stephens closes out the first set 6-3.

7:36pm: Nadal fires an overhead volley into the grass to take a 5-2 lead in the first set. Tsonga's still looking for a way in. He's not happy with himself.

7:23pm: Another seed goes! Time to scratch fourth seed Kiki Bertens off the list (scroll down) as she loses in straight sets to Barbora Strycova 7-5, 6-1.

Elise Mertens awaits her in the round of 16.

7:19pm: GOAT alert! Rafael Nadal is up against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.


7:02pm: Up next on Court One is Sloane Stephens taking on Johanna Konta for the fourth time this year. Konta has won all four encounters, them most recent her win over the American in the quarterfinals of the French Open last month.

6:51pm: Straight-sets and Serena Williams is through to the round of 16. She beats Julia Goerges 6-3, 6-4. Mixed-doubles wih Andy Murray coming up. Excited? She says she might be a bit nervous. Speaking of Murray, Herbert and he are fighting it out in a first set tiebreak against Croatian pair Mektic and Skugor. And they've won it 7-4.

Serena: "It's been an arduous year for me and I'm looking to improve every match. Everytime I go out there I try (to bring back my A game) but all that matters is I'm still here."

"I'm hoping it (mixed doubles) does (help my singles game). There's such a buzz around me and Andy that I'm feeling nervous now, hope I can live up to the hype. Feel like I might get some performance anxiety. I'm ready and excited but I'm definitely nervous."

11th-seeded Williams will next play Carla Suarez Navarro on Monday in the fourth round.

Andy Murray (R) and Serena Williams(L) will pair up for mixed doubles at Wimbledon.   -  Getty Images


6:46pm: Ashleigh Barty is through to the round of 16. The World No.1 thrashes Britain's Harriet Dart 6-1, 6-1 in 52 minutes. Boy, is she in form!

The Australian will next face another unseeded player, Alison Riske, who came back from a set down to beat Belinda Bencic 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.


6:32pm: That's one long game. Goerges finally drops her her serve after saving three break points and being on game point twice herself. Serena goes a break up and leads 3-2 in the second set.

6:26pm: What a rally! 14 shots and all over the court. Serena Williams wins the point and then goes up  to break point for the first time in the second set. Goerges saves one, saves two and it's back at deuce. She gets a forehand horribly wrong and conceded another break but goes on to save that too.

6:18pm: Ash Barty races through the first set 6-1 against the Brit Harriet Dart.

6:10pm: Serena Williams serves out the first set 6-3 against Georges. The seven-time champion is looking far smoother than she did in the second round against Kaja Juvan, a qualifier who took the first set.

On Court 2, Andy Murray is in doubles action with Pierre-Hugues Herbert. They're taking on Franko Škugor and Nikola Mektić, the sixth seeds.

6:04pm: Serena Williams will serve for the first set at 5-3 against Julia Georges.

6:02pm: Ashleigh Barty races to a 3-0 lead over Harriet Dart, while Kiki Bertens has the break and leads Barbora Strycova 2-1.


5:48pm: Kei Nishikori is through. Sam Querrey, too. After coming back from 0-3 in the first set to level it 3-3, Nishikori looked in complete control, beating Steve Johnson in straight sets 6-4, 6-3, 6-2. Johnson's compatriot Querrey overcame John Millman in straight sets 7-6 (3), 7-6 (8), 6-3.

A 400th tour level victory for Nishikori.

5:30pm: Wang wins the tie-break 11-9 to take the match into a decider.

5:20pm: Mertens and Wang are engaged in an enthralling second set tie-break. It's 6-5 to Wang, who is battling to stay alive in the match.

We have no choice but to keep it rolling when you keep it rolling in style like this, Cori Gauff.


5:10pm: Querrey and Millman go into another tiebreak and it takes longer but it's the same result. Querrey wins its 10-8 and is up by two sets.

4:52pm: We have to admit. We haven't started off well with our tournament predictions. Most of our men's singles picks have gone out, while the women's side stays intact. But are we looking at this whole prediction thing wrong? We usually say the men's section is easier to predict than the women's. But it's only predictable because of the top three. Only the top three are predictable. Meanwhile, it's hard to pick a winner for the women's singles but it's easier to say who's gonna have a deep run in the tournament.


4:50pm: Suarez Navarro is through to the round of 16 with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Lauren Davis.  And following her into the next round is one of the favourites, Petra Kvitova, who gets past Magda Linette 6-3, 6-2.

4:27pm: Nadal's draw at Wimbledon is only going to get tougher. He got past Kyrgios in a thrilling match rife with drama. Later today, he's up against Jo-wilfried Tsonga, a wimbledon semifinalist in 2011 and 2012 whose career has been set back by injuries. He's still no easy opponent.

4:23pm: Elise Mertens, Petra Kvitova and Belinda Bencic have won the first sets in the their respective matches. Mertens wins the first set 6-2 against Wnng Qiang, Bencic wins 6-4 and Kvitova wins it 6-3.

4:20pm: Sam Querrey and John Millman take their first set into a tiebreak and Querrey wins it 7-3. His fellow American, Johnson, is trying to stay alive in the set, trailing 5-3 and serving on deuce. He holds serve. Nishikori will serve for the set.

4:17pm: Carla Suarez Navarro has won the first set 6-3 against American Lauren Davis.

4:14pm: And Nishikori breaks to go 4-3 up after a sluggish start. Johnson's backhand slice goes wide and Nishikori is in complete control now.

4:12pm: Kei Nishikori has made a good comeback against Steve Johnson. From 3-0 down, the Japanese has levelled the set at 3-3 and is now on another break point.

What a story this is becoming. Cori Gauff continued her unstoppable run in her first Grand Slam with an incredible fightback from the brink of defeat in the second set.


4:00pm: Petra Kvitova is hurrying through the first set against Magda Linette. She leads 4-1. Meanwhile, Belinda Bencic and Alison Riske are in action on Court 12. Riske is serving, trailing 2-3 in the first set. 

The much-awaited Serena Williams-Andy Murray mixed doubles fixture had to be postponed yesterday after the last match on Centre Court - Cori Gauff vs Polona Hercog - went all the way. The 15-year-old made an incredible comeback to continue a dream run at her maiden Grand Slam.  Serena Williams will be on court one before that, in a third round clash against Julia Georges.

World No.1 Ashleigh Barty faces British hope and wildcard Harriet Dart in the first match on centre-court today. Kyrgios down, but it's Jo-Wilfired Tsonga next for Rafael Nadal. Eight-time champion Roger Federer takes on Lucas Pouille in the last match on centre court today.

Saturday's order of play on main show courts


Ashleigh Barty (1) v Harriet Dart

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga v Rafael Nadal (3)

​Lucas Pouille (27) v Roger Federer (2)

No.1 COURT - from 1pm BST

Serena Williams (11) v Julia Goerges (18)

Sloane Stephens (9) v Johanna Konta (19)

Joao Sousa vs Dan Evans

No.2 COURT - from 11am BST

Magda Linette v Petra Kvitova (6)

Pierre-Hugues Herbert & Andy Murray v Nikola Mektic & Franko Skugor (6)

Robert Lindstedt & Jelena Ostapenko v Jay Clarke & Cori Gauff

No.3 COURT - from 11am BST

Kei Nishikori (8) v Steve Johnson

Kiki Bertens (4) v Barbora Zahlavova Strycova

Marcelo Arevalo & Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela v Bob Bryan & Mike Bryan (7)


Divij Sharan & Ying-Ying Duan (16) v Evan Hoyt & Eden Silva


Rohan Bopanna & Aryna Sabalenka (13) v Artem Sitak & Laura Siegemund