Wimbledon 2017, Day 6: Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Dominic Thiem, Muguruza, Kuznetsova, Raonic, Zverev advance; Kerber, Radwanska, Wozniacki survive

Wimbledon, Day 6: Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Milos Raonic, Caroline Wozniacki, Dominic Thiem, Angelique Kerber, Garbine Muguruza, Alexander Zverev, Svetlana Kuznetsova were all in action.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 9, 2017 12:59:14 am
Wimbledon 2017, Day 6: Roger Federer beat Mischa Zverev in the third round. (Source: Reuters)

Wimbledon is done with the first week with no real upsets on the sixth day. Agnieszka Radwnaksam Angelique Kerber and Caroline Wozniacki all were pushed but came out victors. In the men’s side, the top guns in Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic posted comfortable wins in straight sets to keep the firm title contenders alive going into the second week at Wimbledon.

Wimbledon 2017, Score and Updates, Day 6:

0040 hrs IST: And what glorious way to finish things off – with an ace. Federer is into the fourth round with a commanding 7-6, 6-4, 6-4 win over Mischa Zverev. Over on the other court, Dominic Thiem with an equally convincing show against Donaldson to win 7-5, 6-4, 6-2

0009 hrs IST: This is proving far too easy for Federer. Nice serve out wide and with an empty court to aim at, he casually hits the winner to take the second set 6-4

2335 hrs IST: Federer wins the opening set 7-6 (7/3). He led 4-1 in the opening set but gets the job done in the end

2315 hrs IST: Federer and Mischa Zverev on court. Federer led 4-1 in the opening set before the German came hitting back to level things at 4-4. Now Roger holds serve to lead in the first set

2232 hrs IST: Gulbis sends his shot long and wide and Djokovic is through to the second week for a tenth time at Wimbledon. Some fight shown by Gulbis at the end but Djokovic good enough to win 6-4, 6-1, 7-6.

2215 hrs IST: Once again, like Kerber and Radwanska, Wozniacki comes back from behind and from the brink to make second week. She beats Kontaveit 3-6, 7-6, 6-2

2139 hrs IST: Topsy turvy tiebreak in the end but Wozniacki held on to the advantage and Kontaveit’s cross court forehand hits the net and fails to go over, the Dane forces a third.

2135 hrs IST: Lo-and-behold, Wozniacki breaks Kontaveit once again and we’re into the tiebreak.

2131 hrs IST: Meanwhile, Djokovic has won nine of ten games to lead by two sets to love against Gulbis: 6-4, 6-1

2129 hrs IST: But Kontaveit breaks Wozniacki right back in an action packed game with thunderous groundstrokes by both ladies. The Estonian will now serve for the match, again, at 6-5

2124 hrs IST: Beautiful stuff from Wozniacki to win four straight points to break Kontaveit from 30-0 up on her serve and going for the match. 5-5 in the second now

2119 hrs IST: Former World No 1 Caroline Wozniacki is fighting for survival. She holds serve and Kontaveit will now serve for the match at 5-4 in the second set having already taken the first 6-3

2101 hrs IST: Three set points for Novak. Gulbis saves one with a big serve and the return goes wide. But the second one is converted by Novak. Gulbis goes for a cheeky drop shot but fails to clear the net. Novak wins the opening set 6-4

2052 hrs IST: Djokovic has three chances to break Gulbis back. Two errors by Gulbis and one glorious backhand winner by Novak and he has three chances to make it 4-4. Saves one with a extremely well placed forehand. Into the corner and lots of sidespin to it. Followed by a good, big serve into Djokovic’s body. 30-40. And a double fault to give away the game. Level at 4-4 now

2040 hrs IST: Gulbis breaks Novak! The first break arrives in just the third game of the match. Now to see what he makes of it. And he follows it up by consolidating the break. 3-1 to Gulbis

2026 hrs IST: We shift our focus to Novak Djokovic against Ernests Gulbis. The Latvian hadn’t won a main draw match since 2016 French Open and here he is playing the third round at Wimbledon having already beaten Juan Martin del Potro. The 589th ranked Gulbis served beautifully that day

2017 hrs IST: Kerber gets the all-important break in the seventh game and now she’s serving for the match at 5-4. Starts by playing out a lengthy rally from which Rogers tries to play a drop shot but only finds the net. On the next point, Kerber draws Rogers forward on a drop and then hits a winner into the open court. But Rogers keeps the pressure alive with a strong service return to make it 30-15. Wow what a serve and at what a time. Lovely angled serve on Rogers’ backhand and it is sent wide. Two match points. One saved by Rogers with a courageous backhand winner. But then she sends her backhand return long. Angie keeps her quest for Wimbledon alive and that was a very, very nervous win. The World No 1 wins 4-6, 7-6, 6-4


2001 hrs IST: Milos Raonic also progresses into the second week. Through to the fourth round with a 7-6, 6-4, 7-5 win over Albert Ramos-Vinolas. He takes on the winner of Ofner and Sascha Zverev

1948 hrs IST: Bacsinszky finally gets on the board as Radwanska gets broken courtesy a lazy forehand reply. But she tries and gets things done in the next game. The Swiss woman saves two match points. But errs on the third – sends her backhand wide. The Pole and ninth seed wins 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 – into the second week at Wimbledon for sixth time in her career. Next up for Aga is Kuznetsova

1945 hrs IST: For second Grand Slam in a row, Tsonga’s match gets pushed to the next day with the Frenchman forced to serve to stay alive and he gets broken immediately. This time Querrey the winning player

1908 hrs IST: Things back to even footing as Kerber comes back to break the Swiss player. But Bacsinszky keeping the pressure going with some sublime hitting

1843 hrs IST: Trouble for World No 1 and last year’s finalist Angelique Kerber as she loses the opening set 4-6 to Shelby Rogers. Elsewhere, Radwanska has lost the opening set 3-6 against Bacsinszky, Raonic leads Ramos-Vinolas 7-6, 3-1

1809 hrs IST: Live scores from around the courts: Bacsinszky and Radwanks at 2-2, Raonic and Ramos-Vinolas are 5-5 in the first, Kerber and Rogers at 1-1, CoCo Vandeweghe leads Riske 5-2

1721 hrs IST: Muguruza joins Kuznetsova in second week at Wimbledon. She beats Cirstea 6-2, 6-2

1713 hrs IST: Well it hasn’t taken Kuznetsova long to close out the second set and thus the match. An hour and four minutes in the end and the Russian wins 6-4, 6-0

1700 hrs IST: Quick and easy win for Zeel Desai in the first round of girl’s singles. She beats Japan’s Naho Sato 6-1, 6-1

1643 hrs IST: Quick activity early on from all courts. Muguruza with a nice serve down the tee and Cirstea nets the return. The Spaniard wins the opening set 6-2. On Court 3, Dimitrov is up 6-1, Kuznetsova has just won the opening set 6-4 against Hercog

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