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Episode 565 July 4, 2022

Expresso Wimbledon News Update at 3:30 pm on 4th July 2022

Latest Sports News Today Transcript at 3:30 pm on 4th July 2022
You are listening to the Expresso Sports Update. Here is the latest news from the Wimbledon Championships, brought to you by The Indian Express.
“Let’s begin the bulletin with some news about Australian Nick Kyrgios, who produced some top-notch tennis to prevail over fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7(2), 6-4, 6-3, 7-6(7) in the third round at Wimbledon.

And while he produced some of his best tennis over the past few years, his breakthrough win was mired in outbursts, controversies, and salty post-match comments.

Shortly after dropping the second set, Tsitsipas was clearly disturbed and angry over Kyrgios’ constant bickering with the chair umpire, and he dangerously hit a ball into the crowd just under his player’s box.

Kyrgios demanded a match default, but his request was denied, following which he refused to get on with the match for a while.”
“Meanwhile, Tsitsipas called Kyrgios an ‘evil bully’ after losing a bad-tempered Wimbledon third-round clash on Saturday. However, the Australian hit back saying the Greek is ‘soft.’

The on-court atmosphere between Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas spilt into the Wimbledon media interview room, where Tsitsipas called Kyrgios a bully and possessing an evil side.

Tsitsipas said, “It’s constant bullying. He bullies opponents. He was probably a bully at school himself. I don’t like bullies.”””
“Rafael Nadal was at his absolute best as he thrashed Lorenzo Sonego 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 in straight sets to enter Wimbledon’s fourth round.

Ndala, who had dropped a set in each of his previous two matches at the grasscourt major but on Saturday, he looked like a man on a mission who is in pursuit of a rare calendar Grand Slam.

There were a few tense moments in the game. In the third set, when Nadal was leading 4-2, Sonego convinced officials to close the roof so that the floodlights could be turned on, and the Spaniard did not appear happy with the decision.


“Top-ranked Iga Swiatek’s 37-match winning streak has ended with a straight-set loss to Alize Cornet in the third round at Wimbledon.

Swiatek was coming off a title at the French Open but her play was filled with mistakes in the 6-4, 6-2 defeat against the 37th-ranked Cornet of France.

Swiatek made 33 unforced errors in the 1-hour, 33-minute contest at No. 1 Court. Cornet made only seven.

Swiatek had been unbeaten since February and won her preceding six tournaments in a row.

This is not the first surprising result Cornet has come up with at Wimbledon. The only other time she reached the fourth round at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament came in 2014, when she eliminated Serena Williams.

“Meanwhile,

Germany’s Tatjana Maria continued her dream Wimbledon run when she fought from a set down and saved two match points to beat former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 5-7 7-5 7-5 on Sunday and reach the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam for the first time.

It was the biggest career victory for the mother of two who returned to action from maternity leave just under a year ago and she will play Jule Niemeier in the last eight after the German beat Briton Heather Watson 6-2 6-4.

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“Coco Gauff’s Wimbledon challenge came unstuck in the third round on Saturday when she was beaten by familiar foe Amanda Anisimova 6-7(4) 6-2 6-1 in an all-American showdown.

The two Florida-based players had made their way through the junior ranks at the same time, with Anisimova thrashing Gauff to win the U.S. Open junior title in 2017.

Hence when the duo walked onto Centre Court on the sixth day of these championships, they were already all too familiar with each other’s strengths and weaknesses.

Yet during the opening exchanges, 11th seed Gauff threatened to wallop Anisimova as she had two break points to go 4-0 up. An error from the 18-year-old Gauff kept 20th seed Anisimova alive in that game.”
“Meanwhile,

John Isner became the king of aces when he broke the record for serving aces on Friday in his Wimbledon third-round match against Italian Jannik Sinner.

The American now stands alone on top with 13,729 untouchable serves and counting, passing Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic’s previous mark of 13,728.

He needed five aces to beat Karlovic and he achieved the feat when he sent three past Sinner in the first game and three more in the second.

According to the ATP Tour website, Isner has won 92 per cent of his service games, including 79 per cent of first-serve points. He’s also saved 71 per cent of break points.

Isner lost to Sinner in straight sets.”
“And finally,

Roger Federer did make an appearance at Wimbledon after all, except, it wasn’t with a racquet in hand.

Attending the centenary celebrations of the tournament’s famed Centre Court, the 20-time Grand Slam winner admitted he hoped to be playing there next year.

Instead of the mandatory all-white playing uniform, Federer wore a dark suit and tie, his purple Wimbledon member’s badge pinned to a jacket lapel.

He said, “Just tried to be successful here and represent the sport well. I hope I did that,” said Federer, who won a men’s-record eight of his 20 Grand Slam titles at the All England Club and was greeted with a standing ovation. “And I hope I can come back … one more time.””

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Expresso Wimbledon News Update at 3:30 pm on 4th July 2022Latest Sports News Today Transcript at 3:30 pm on 4th July 2022 You are listening to the Expresso Sports Update. Here is the latest news from the Wimbledon Championships, brought to you by The Indian Express. "Let's begin the bulletin with some news about Australian Nick Kyrgios, who produced some top-notch tennis to prevail over fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7(2), 6-4, 6-3, 7-6(7) in the third round at Wimbledon. And while he produced some of his best tennis over the past few years, his breakthrough win was mired in outbursts, controversies, and salty post-match comments. Shortly after dropping the second set, Tsitsipas was clearly disturbed and angry over Kyrgios’ constant bickering with the chair umpire, and he dangerously hit a ball into the crowd just under his player’s box. Kyrgios demanded a match default, but his request was denied, following which he refused to get on with the match for a while." "Meanwhile, Tsitsipas called Kyrgios an ‘evil bully’ after losing a bad-tempered Wimbledon third-round clash on Saturday. However, the Australian hit back saying the Greek is ‘soft.’ The on-court atmosphere between Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas spilt into the Wimbledon media interview room, where Tsitsipas called Kyrgios a bully and possessing an evil side. Tsitsipas said, “It’s constant bullying. He bullies opponents. He was probably a bully at school himself. I don’t like bullies.""" "Rafael Nadal was at his absolute best as he thrashed Lorenzo Sonego 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 in straight sets to enter Wimbledon’s fourth round. Ndala, who had dropped a set in each of his previous two matches at the grasscourt major but on Saturday, he looked like a man on a mission who is in pursuit of a rare calendar Grand Slam. There were a few tense moments in the game. In the third set, when Nadal was leading 4-2, Sonego convinced officials to close the roof so that the floodlights could be turned on, and the Spaniard did not appear happy with the decision. " "Top-ranked Iga Swiatek’s 37-match winning streak has ended with a straight-set loss to Alize Cornet in the third round at Wimbledon. Swiatek was coming off a title at the French Open but her play was filled with mistakes in the 6-4, 6-2 defeat against the 37th-ranked Cornet of France. Swiatek made 33 unforced errors in the 1-hour, 33-minute contest at No. 1 Court. Cornet made only seven. Swiatek had been unbeaten since February and won her preceding six tournaments in a row. This is not the first surprising result Cornet has come up with at Wimbledon. The only other time she reached the fourth round at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament came in 2014, when she eliminated Serena Williams. " "Meanwhile, Germany’s Tatjana Maria continued her dream Wimbledon run when she fought from a set down and saved two match points to beat former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 5-7 7-5 7-5 on Sunday and reach the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam for the first time. It was the biggest career victory for the mother of two who returned to action from maternity leave just under a year ago and she will play Jule Niemeier in the last eight after the German beat Briton Heather Watson 6-2 6-4. . " "Coco Gauff’s Wimbledon challenge came unstuck in the third round on Saturday when she was beaten by familiar foe Amanda Anisimova 6-7(4) 6-2 6-1 in an all-American showdown. The two Florida-based players had made their way through the junior ranks at the same time, with Anisimova thrashing Gauff to win the U.S. Open junior title in 2017. Hence when the duo walked onto Centre Court on the sixth day of these championships, they were already all too familiar with each other’s strengths and weaknesses. Yet during the opening exchanges, 11th seed Gauff threatened to wallop Anisimova as she had two break points to go 4-0 up. An error from the 18-year-old Gauff kept 20th seed Anisimova alive in that game." "Meanwhile, John Isner became the king of aces when he broke the record for serving aces on Friday in his Wimbledon third-round match against Italian Jannik Sinner. The American now stands alone on top with 13,729 untouchable serves and counting, passing Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic’s previous mark of 13,728. He needed five aces to beat Karlovic and he achieved the feat when he sent three past Sinner in the first game and three more in the second. According to the ATP Tour website, Isner has won 92 per cent of his service games, including 79 per cent of first-serve points. He’s also saved 71 per cent of break points. Isner lost to Sinner in straight sets." "And finally, Roger Federer did make an appearance at Wimbledon after all, except, it wasn't with a racquet in hand. Attending the centenary celebrations of the tournament's famed Centre Court, the 20-time Grand Slam winner admitted he hoped to be playing there next year. Instead of the mandatory all-white playing uniform, Federer wore a dark suit and tie, his purple Wimbledon member’s badge pinned to a jacket lapel. He said, “Just tried to be successful here and represent the sport well. I hope I did that,” said Federer, who won a men’s-record eight of his 20 Grand Slam titles at the All England Club and was greeted with a standing ovation. “And I hope I can come back … one more time.”" "You were listening to the Expresso Sports Update by The Indian Express. Ask your digital assistant device to play the latest sports news from the Indian Express to stay up to date with the most accurate and reliable updates in the world of Sports."
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