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Wimbledon 2018 Day 6 Tennis Highlights: Djokovic, Nadal advance; Zverev, Halep out

Wimbledon 2018 Day 6 Tennis Highlights: Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal advance while Alexander Zverev and Simona Halep ousted.

By: Sports Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 8, 2018 1:07:35 am
Wimbledon Live Score Wimbledon 2018 Day 6 Tennis Highlights: Rafael Nadal advances to second week. (Source: AP)

Wimbledon 2018 Day 6 Tennis Highlights: Three-time champion Novak Djokovic overcame a slow start and a partisan crowd to book a place in the second week, beating British number one Kyle Edmund 4-6 6-3 6-2 6-4 in just under three hours. The Serb will next face Russian Karen Khachanov for the first time for a place in the quarter-finals. Edmund’s defeat means no British singles player has reached the second week at Wimbledon for the first time since 2007. Fourth seed Alexander Zverev continues to fall short at Grand Slams as the German was knocked out by world number 138 Ernests Gulbis 7-6(2) 4-6 5-7 6-3 6-0 in the third round. (Reuters)

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Wimbledon 2018 Day 6 Tennis Highlights

00:44 (IST) 08 Jul 2018
Novak Djokovic wins!

Novak Djokovic is into the fourth round at Wimbledon after a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 win over Kyle Edmund. That will keep him in contention for the title

00:17 (IST) 08 Jul 2018
First set, Nishikori

Some dominating tennis from Kei Nishikori to win the first set, Nick Kyrgios could only win one game as Nishikori pockets the first set 6-1

23:55 (IST) 07 Jul 2018
Nick Kyrgios vs Kei Nishikori

After that epic match between Gulbis and Zverev, we have Nick Kyrgios vs Kei Nishikori beginning at Court No.1. Will this be a cracker as well?

23:52 (IST) 07 Jul 2018
Djokovic a set away

Novak Djokovic is coasting now. He wins the third set 6-2 and is now up two sets to one against Kyle Edmund. One more set for Djokovic

23:42 (IST) 07 Jul 2018
ERNEST GULBIS WINS!

The Latvian brings the curtains down for fourth seed Alexander Zverev with a 7-4 4-6 5-7 6-3 6-0. That's is a big, big win for Gulbis. Sixth straight win this year for Gulbis

Wimbledon 2018: Ernest Gulbis of Latvia reacts during his match against Alexander Zverev. (AP Photo)
23:37 (IST) 07 Jul 2018
Turnaround Gulbis

Zverev was on his way to win the fourth set but Gulbis mounts a comeback three consecutive games to win the fourth set 6-3 and force a fifth and deciding set

23:18 (IST) 07 Jul 2018
Djokovic levels it

Novak Djokovic levels it one-set all! Kyle Edmund won the first set 6-4 but Djokovic with some stunning tennis to level it and win the second set 6-3.

22:46 (IST) 07 Jul 2018
Zverev comeback

Some commanding tennis from Alexander Zverev as he bounces back and wins the second set 7-5. He now leads 7-6 7-5 and is one set away from making it to the fourth round

22:32 (IST) 07 Jul 2018
Djokovic falls behind

Wimbledon crowd loves it! Local boy Kyle Edmund is one set up against Novak Djokovic. He was up a break in the seventh game and he finishes the set 6-4

21:56 (IST) 07 Jul 2018
Djokovic 2-2 Edmund

Both Novak Djokovic and Kyle Edmund have held their serves in the first set. Djokovic with two holds. It's 2-2 in the first set with Djokovic to serve

21:55 (IST) 07 Jul 2018
Novak Djokovic on court

Novak Djokovic is on court for his third round match against Kyle Edmund. He will serve first up. Djokovic holds his serve and takes 1-0 lead in the first set

21:21 (IST) 07 Jul 2018
Game, set, match Kerber!

Naomi Osaka sends her backhand return long and Kerber converts her second match point. Comfortable 6-2, 6-4 win for former finalist. It has taken her just over an hour to get the job done over Osaka who looked rusty through the match

21:14 (IST) 07 Jul 2018
Epic win for Sharan-Sitak

India's Divij Sharan and his partner Artem Sitak of New Zealand are into the third round! They win in five.  Horacio Zeballos of Argentina and Julio Peralta of Chile won the first two sets but Sharan and Sitak mounted a comeback and won the three sets. They win 6-7 4-6 6-3 7-6 6-4

21:11 (IST) 07 Jul 2018
Trouble for Zverev

Sascha Zverev had been pushed in the previous round but came through in the end. He drops the opening set here too. Gulbis wins the first in a tiebreak

21:10 (IST) 07 Jul 2018
Vesely two sets to one up

Canada's Jiri Vesely goes two sets to one up against Italy's Fabio Fognini. 7-6, 3-6, 6-3 in favour of the big serving Vesely

20:57 (IST) 07 Jul 2018
Around the courts

Former finalist Milos Raonic's third round against Dennis Novak was left incomplete last evening. It began today and the Canadian raced away to a 7-5, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 win. In women's results, Jelena Ostapenko suffered bit of a hiccup late on but came through to beat Diatchenko 6-0, 6-4. Switzerland's Bencic beat Carla Suarez Navarro 6-1, 7-6 while Cibulkova has continued her strong run to beat Elise Mertens 6-2, 6-2. 

20:49 (IST) 07 Jul 2018
Angelique Kerber wins opening set

Angelique Kerber beats Naomi Osaka, 6-2 the opening set. 

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20:03 (IST) 07 Jul 2018
Rafael Nadal advances

Rafael Nadal is moving into the second week at Wimbledon. He continues his winning form with a dominating win over Alex de Minaur. He beats hin in straight sets 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to move into the fourth round 

20:01 (IST) 07 Jul 2018
Simona Halep loses

World No 1 Simona Halep knocked out of Wimbledon in third round. Loses 6-3, 4-6, 5-7 to Hsieh Su-Wei

19:18 (IST) 07 Jul 2018
Nadal continues form

Rafael Nadal takes away another set and makes it 2-0 against Alex de Minaur. A defeat in this set would mean Minaur getting eliminated from the competition. For now the scoreline read 1-1

19:11 (IST) 07 Jul 2018
Divij Sharan on the brink of exit

Divij Sharan and his partner Artem Sitak are two sets down in the doubles clash and are into their third round. They are up against Julio Peralta and Horacio Zeballos. A loss in this set would mean Sharan bowing out of the tournament

18:55 (IST) 07 Jul 2018
From the Royal Box

Here's a look at who is present in the Royal Box

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18:40 (IST) 07 Jul 2018
Del Potro WINS

Juan Martin del Potro books his place in the second week at Wimbledon with another three-set victory, defeating Benoit Paire 6-4, 7-6(4), 6-3.

18:38 (IST) 07 Jul 2018
Nadal wins first set

Alex de Minaur nets a forehand and the first set goes to Rafa Nadal, who takes it 6-1. Alex de Minaur's best is not good enough for Nadal, who has it easy. 

18:26 (IST) 07 Jul 2018
Raonic WINS

Milos Raonic, a finalist at Wimbledon in 2016, is through to Round of 16 for the fourth time. He beats Dennis Novak 7-6 4-6 7-5 6-2 in a two-day, four-set match. Meanwhile, Simona Halep takes the first set from Su-wei Hsieh, 6-3.

18:02 (IST) 07 Jul 2018
Rafael Nadal starts play

Radael Nadal starts play against Alex de Minaur and he is currently in the lead in the first set by 2-1. 

17:47 (IST) 07 Jul 2018
Simona Halep starts match with Hsieh Su-wei

The No. 1 seed Simona Halep has started her match with Hsieh Su-wei and currently the score is level at 1-1 in the first set.

17:44 (IST) 07 Jul 2018
Juan Martin Del Potro wins second set

After a hard fight, Juan Martin Del Potro has clinched the second set with 7-6 (7-4) against Benoit Paire. One more set and he will progress.

17:24 (IST) 07 Jul 2018
Kasatkina wins!

No 17 seed Daria Kasatkina has defeated 14th seed Ashleigh Barty 5-7 3-6 in straight sets.

16:50 (IST) 07 Jul 2018
Kasatkina wins first set

Daria Kasatkina has taken the first set against Australia's Ashleigh Barty. 7-5 to the Russian 

16:48 (IST) 07 Jul 2018
Del Potro wins the opening set

Del Potro takes the opening set 6-4 inside 35 minutes against Frenchman Benoit Paire. Been comfortable for the Argentine thus far. But, Paire always capable of turning things around and springing in a surprise

16:41 (IST) 07 Jul 2018
On court

Men's Singles: Del Potro is up a break against Benoit Paire and the Argentina leads 4-3. Simon has taken the opening set 6-1 against Ebden.

Women's Singles: Kasatkina and Barty are level in the opening set at 5-5. While Van Uytvanck, who had beaten Muguruza, has won the opening set 6-2 against Kontaveit. 

16:29 (IST) 07 Jul 2018
Indian players at Wimbledon

Three Indian doubles players will be on court on Day 6. Divij Sharan will take court twice - first in men's doubles with Sitak - and then in mixed doubles with Rosolska. Pairing of Sriram Balaji and Vishnu Vardhan will be up against McLachlan and Struff in the second round

16:28 (IST) 07 Jul 2018
Showcourt schedule

Centre Court (from 5.30 PM IST)Aex De Minaur, Austria, vs. Rafael Nadal (2), SpainAngelique Kerber (11), Germany, vs. Naomi Osaka (18), JapanKyle Edmund (21), Britain, vs. Novak Djokovic (12), Serbia<

No. 1 Court (from 5.30 PM IST)Simona Halep (1), Romania, vs. Su-Wei Hsieh, TaiwanErnests Gulbis, Latvia, vs. Alexander Zverev (4), GermanyNick Kyrgios (15), Australia, vs. Kei Nishikori (24), Japan<

No. 2 Court (from 4 PM IST)Juan Martin del Potro (5), Argentina, vs. Benoit Paire, FranceDominika Cibulkova, Slovakia, vs. Elise Mertens (15), BelgiumMatthew Ebden, Australia, and Taylor Fritz, United States, vs. Jamie Murray, Britain, and Bruno Soares (5), Brazil

No. 3 Court (from 4 PM IST)Ashleigh Barty (17), Australia, vs. Daria Kasatkina (14), RussiaJelena Ostapenko (12), Latvia, vs. Vitalia Diatchenko, RussiaJiri Vesely, Czech Republic, vs. Fabio Fognini (19), ItalyMarcelo Demoliner, Brazil, and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (15), Spain, vs. Jack Sock and Sloane Stephens, United StatesRoman Jebavy and Lucie Hradecka, Czech Republic, vs. Jamie Murray, Britain, and Victoria Azarenka, Belarus

Court 12 (from 4 PM IST)Alison Van Uytvanck, Belgium, vs. Anett Kontaveit (28), EstoniaDennis Novak, Austria, vs. Milos Raonic (13), CanadaCarla Suarez Navarro (27), Spain, vs. Belinda Bencic, SwitzerlandKaren Khachanov, Russia, vs. Frances Tiafoe, United States<

Court 18 (from 4 PM IST)Gilles Simon, France, vs. Matthew Ebden, AustraliaDaria Gavrilova (26), Australia, vs. Aliaksandra Sasnovich, Belarus

16:26 (IST) 07 Jul 2018
Wimbledon Day 6

Hello and Good Evening! Welcome to our live coverage of the Wimbledon. Today's third round matches promise much and if the last five days is any indication, more seeds could tumble out. Women's top-10 is down to two with Halep - in action today - and Pliskova. Also in action today are Rafael Nadal, Nick Kyrgios, Angelique Kerber and Alexander Zverev. 

Wimbledon Live Roger Federer marched into the fourth round on Friday. (Source: Reuters)

On Day 5, the top-10 seeds in women's singles continue to tumble but there was little carnage on the men's side. Eight-time champion Roger Federer continued his easy progress through the draw by running his Wimbledon streak to 29 consecutive sets. Kevin Anderson and John Isner - the highest-ranked American man, he'd never before reached the fourth round at the grass-court major - won in straight sets, while Sam Querrey was eliminated 5-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 by Gael Monfils. On the women's side, Serena Williams won in straight sets and she is now the only woman left in the draw who has won the trophy at the All England Club, after her older sister, five-time champion Venus, lost to Kiki Bertens 6-2, 6-7 (5), 8-6, joining defending champion Garbine Muguruza, two-time winner Petra Kvitova and 2004 champ Maria Sharapova as Week 1 departures. And the number of remaining top-10 seeds is down to two after Venus and Madison Keys - beaten 7-5, 5-7, 6-4 by Evgeniya Rodina - were sent home. Only Simona Halep and Karolina Pliskova are still around from the top 10.