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)
Wimbledon 2018 Day 6 Tennis Highlights
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
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
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?
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No 17 seed Daria Kasatkina has defeated 14th seed Ashleigh Barty 5-7 3-6 in straight sets.
Kasatkina wins first set
Daria Kasatkina has taken the first set against Australia's Ashleigh Barty. 7-5 to the Russian
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
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.
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
Centre Court (from 5.30 PM IST)
Aex De Minaur, Austria, vs. Rafael Nadal (2), Spain
Angelique Kerber (11), Germany, vs. Naomi Osaka (18), Japan
Kyle Edmund (21), Britain, vs. Novak Djokovic (12), Serbia<
No. 1 Court (from 5.30 PM IST)
Simona Halep (1), Romania, vs. Su-Wei Hsieh, Taiwan
Ernests Gulbis, Latvia, vs. Alexander Zverev (4), Germany
Nick Kyrgios (15), Australia, vs. Kei Nishikori (24), Japan<
No. 2 Court (from 4 PM IST)
Juan Martin del Potro (5), Argentina, vs. Benoit Paire, France
Dominika Cibulkova, Slovakia, vs. Elise Mertens (15), Belgium
Matthew 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), Russia
Jelena Ostapenko (12), Latvia, vs. Vitalia Diatchenko, Russia
Jiri Vesely, Czech Republic, vs. Fabio Fognini (19), Italy
Marcelo Demoliner, Brazil, and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (15), Spain, vs. Jack Sock and Sloane Stephens, United States
Roman 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), Estonia
Dennis Novak, Austria, vs. Milos Raonic (13), Canada
Carla Suarez Navarro (27), Spain, vs. Belinda Bencic, Switzerland
Karen Khachanov, Russia, vs. Frances Tiafoe, United States<
Court 18 (from 4 PM IST)
Gilles Simon, France, vs. Matthew Ebden, Australia
Daria Gavrilova (26), Australia, vs. Aliaksandra Sasnovich, Belarus
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.