Wimbledon 2017: Federer, Djokovic advance to third round; Del Potro, Pliskova knocked out

Wimbledon 2017 Day 4 saw the exit of Karolina Pliskova after her loss to Rybarikova. There were no other surprise on the women's side. Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic advanced as well while Juan Martin del Potro lost his match.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 7, 2017 1:05:09 am
Roger Federer advanced to the third round. (Source: Reuters)

The fourth day of Wimbledon 2017 saw Roger Federer move into third round after beating Dusan Lajovic 7-6 (0), 6-3, 6-2. Novak Djokovic also advanced with an easy win. Juan Martin de Potro crashed out after loss to Ernests Gulbis. John Isner lost to Dudi Sela of Israel 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5), 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-3. In the women’s singles, Karolina Pliskova was knocked out while Bethanie Mattek-Sands suffered a horror knee injury and was crying in pain. Angelique Kerber advanced after straight set win!

0035 hrs IST: Angelique Kerber moves ahead! She sees off Flipkens of Belgium in straight sets 7-5 7-5 to advance!

0020 hrs IST: Roger Federer in a hurry! He takes just 90 minutes to beat Lajovic 7-6 6-2 6-3 and move into the next round!

2355 hrs IST: Roger Federer just one set away from moving into the next round at Wimbledon! He takes the second set 6-3

2350 hrs IST: Cananda’s Milos Raonic is through to the next round with a 3-6 7-6 6-3 7-5 win over Youzhny of Russia!

2325 hrs IST: First set, Federer! A stunning tiebreaker where Lajovic had no clue as the Swiss won it 7-0! Kerber is making a comeback in her match

2318 hrs IST: First set between Federer and Lajovic is going all the way into the tiebreaker! What a set we have had so far

2310 hrs IST: Milos Raonic takes the third set! Now, he leads Youzhny two sets to one 3-6 7-6 6-4

2251 hrs IST: Roger Federer is taking on Dusan Lajovic of Serbia at the Centre Court now!

2250 hrs IST: Dominic Thiem moves into the next round with a 5-7 6-4 6-2 6-4 win over Gilles Simon of France

2240 hrs IST: And Pliskova has been knocked out! Rybarikova has defeated Pliskova 3-6 7-5 6-2 to advance!

2210 hrs IST: Pliskova is in a bit of trouble. In the decider against Rybarikova, she is trailing 4-2. In the men’s section, Raonic is tied 4-4 in the second against Youzhny

2150 hrs IST: Raonic drops the first set against Youzhny of Russia 6-3. But, Thiem, after dropping the first set, wins the second and third to take a 2-1 lead

2140 hrs IST: Rybarikova takes the second set 7-5 against Pliskova! It’s one set all in the match. We are going into the decider

2110 hrs IST: Dominic Thiem levels it 1-1. He shows great ability to be back in the game. Wins the second set 6-4. Raonic is out on court 3

2050 hrs IST: Pliskova with a good start! She takes the first set 6-3 against Rybarikova of Slovakia

2034 hrs IST: What a win for Ernests Gulbis! He doesn’t have a great record on grass but he has beaten crowd favourite at Wimbledon. A surprising win over Juan Martin del Potro 6-4, 6-4, 7-6.

2025 hrs IST: Dominic Thiem has dropped the first set against Gilles Simon! The Frenchman takes the first 7-5.

1945 hrs IST: Gael Monfils equals his best result at Wimbledon so far! He has beaten Kyle Edmund 7-6(1) 6-4 6-4 to reach third round.

1913 hrs IST: NOVAK DJOKOVIC WINS!  He beat Adam Pavlasek 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 to advance to the third round in one hour and thirty minutes. He will now play either Del Potro or Gulbis in the next round.  He said, “It was a very warm day, wasn’t easy to play point after point, long rallies. But overall, from the beginning I managed to impose my rhythm. I feel better as the days go by. I didn’t know much about [Pavlasek] to be honest. But from my side it was all working well.”

1859hrs IST: The former World No. 1 has kept his game strong throughout and is leading the third set 3-1. It is a hot day as the crowd is seen hiding under umbrellas and using banners as fans.

1845 hrs IST: Djokovic wins the second set, again by 6-2. He’s now 6-2, 6-2, 2-0 ahead against Adam Pavlasek. Gael Monfils, on the other court, has broken early, leading against Kyle Edmund 7-6, 3-1.

1823 hrs IST: Djokovic leads the second set 2-1.  On the other court, Monfils wins the opening point on serve.

1809 hrs IST: DJOKOVIC WINS THE FIRST SET 6-2. The Serb is in full control as he took 30 minutes to beat his Czech opponent on Court No. 1.

1801 hrs IST: Gregor Dimitrov wins 6-3, 6-2, 6-1 against Marcos Baghdatis to reach the third round.

1742 hrs IST: Djokovic is leading the set 3-2 as he hopes to reach the third round for the ninth straight year. Meanwhile, Del Potro match against Ernests Gulbis is under way.

1742 hrs IST: Djokovic takes on Pavlasek in Court No. 1.

1730 hrs IST: Did you know? Novak Djokovic has reached the third round at every Wimbledon he has participated in.

1708 hrs IST: Dimitrov, 2014 semi-finalist, won the first two sets  6-3, 6-2 against Baghdatis.

1659 hrs IST: The first set of the day has gone to Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-0.

1650 hrs IST: Grigor Dimitrov has cantered into a 6-3, 1-0 lead over Marcos Baghdatis.

1642 hrs IST: In the latest news from the ongoing tournament, Bernard Tomic has been fined $15,000 for ‘unsportsmanlike conduct’ after admitting that he faked his injury in a press conference.

1640 hrs IST: Novak Djokovic is seen preparing for his second round match.

1642 hrs IST: In the latest news from the ongoing tournament, Bernard Tomic has been fined $15,000 for ‘unsportsmanlike conduct’ after admitting that he faked his injury in a press conference.

1630 hrs IST: Svetlana Kuznetsova is rushing through the first set with a 6-0 lead over Ekaterina Makarova.

1624 hrs IST: It’s another hot day, with top temperatures of 31 degrees, and a slight risk of showers.

1613 hrs IST: Grigor Dimitrov and Marcos Baghdatis have have begun their second round clash. The two have met each other eight times and though Baghdatis has generally been on the receiving end – losing seven times – his one win came at this stage here five years ago.

1606 hrs IST: Karolina Pliskova will take on Magdalena Rybarikova in Centre Court while Dusan Lajovic will face Roger Federer. In Court No. 1 Adam Pavlasek will fight against Novak Djokovic as Dominic Thiem take on Gilles Simon.

1603 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Day 4 of Wimbledon. As the tradition goes, first women’s match will be played at Centre Court. Johanna Konta will begin the day against Donna Vekic. On court 2, Nishikori to be up against Stakhovsky. 

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