Wimbledon, Day 4: Winners and Losers

All eyes on Federer, Djokovic and Kerber as Wimbledon Championship enters the fifth day of action.

Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov returns a ball to Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus on Thursday.   -  AP

Men's Results

Fantastic Federer continues fine form
Roger Federer's perfect run continued as he put up a scintillating display to thwart Serbian Dusan Lajovic  7-6 (7/0), 6-3, 6-2 in their second round clash in exactly 90 minutes.

Smooth sailing for Djokovic

Novak Djokovic had no trouble dispatching off Adam Pavlasek in their second round match on Tuesday. The Serb, who has three Wimbledon titles, took just one hour and 34 minutes to register a 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 win against the Czech.

Del Potro dumped out by Gulbis

Ernests Gulbis sprang a Wimbledon surprise as the World No. 589 defeated former U.S. Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) on Thursday. Gulbis will face three-time champion Novak Djokovic in the third round after scoring his best result in three years.

The 28-year-old Latvian was ranked in the top 10 in 2014 — the year he beat Roger Federer en route to the French Open semifinals.

Raonic through to third
Canadian Milos Raonic defeated Russian veteran Mikhail Youzhny 3-6, 7-6 (9/7), 6-4, 7-5 in their second round clash. 

Another retirement in the men's section

Spain's David Ferrer was on court only briefly on Thursday as Wimbledon second round opponent Steve Darcis retired injured. Ferrer, twice a quarterfinalist at the grasscourt slam, was leading 3-0 when Belgium's Darcis cried off with a back injury. Darcis, who once beat Rafa Nadal at Wimbledon, is the eighth player to retire in the men's singles at this year's championships.

Sela stuns Isner

In a marathon match on court 12, Dudi Sela came back from a set down twice, to stun giant American John Isner 6-7 (5/7), 7-6 (7/5), 5-7, 7-6 (7/5), 6-3 in a contest that nearly lasted four hours.

Isner has never been past the third round at Wimbledon, where he won the longest match in tennis history in 2010, 70—68 in the fifth set.

Dimitrov in fine fettle

Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov produced another fine performance to beat Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis 6-3 6-2 6-1 on Court Two.  Dimitrov, the 13th seed, progressed to the third round for the fourth consecutive year.

Women's Results

Coco Vandeweghe of the United States plays a return to Germany's Tatjana Maria on day four at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London on Thursday.   -  AP

 


Wozniacki wins

It was an easy outing for Caroline Wozniacki as she got the better of Tsvetana Pironkova 6-3, 6-4 to advance into the tournament,


Kerber has it easy
Top seed Angelique Kerber enjoyed an easy second round match against Kristen Flipkins of Belgium. She hardly had to break a sweat in her straight-set 7-5, 7-5 victory that went just over a 100 minutes.  

Title favourite Pliskova crashes out

Wimbledon title favourite Karolina Pliskova crashed to a shock second round defeat against world number 108 Magdalena Rybarikova on Thursday.
Rybarikova battled back from a set down to win 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 on Centre Court, earning the Slovakian a last 32 clash with Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko.

Radwanska pulls through

Agnieszka Radwanska, the 2012 runner-up, back from one set down and saved two match points to see off Christina McHale 5-7, 7-6 (9/7), 6-3

Coco cruises into next round

American Coco Vandeweghe beat German Tatjana Maria 6-4, 6-2 in their second-round match on Court 16. Vandeweghe, who recently teamed-up with former men's champion Pat Cash, won 24 of 29 points at the net to reach the third round for the third consecutive year.

Kuznetsova romps past Makarova

Seventh seed Svetlana Kuznetsova needed just over an hour to book a spot in the third round, beating fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova 6-0, 7-5 on Court Three.