Chaos, provocations, a penalty point, tantrums – what was there in the match between Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas in the 3rd round of Wimbledon. As a result, Nick’s nerves turned out to be stronger. He went into the second week of the Grand Slam tournament.

Results of the 6th day. July 2, Saturday

On Saturday at Wimbledon, the third round in singles was completed. In men, matches were played by representatives of the lower half of the grid. Players of the second ten seeds confidently coped with their rivals in three sets – American Taylor Fritz (11) and Australian Alex de Minor (19). For both, this is the first career appearance in the 2nd week of Wimbledon. Next, Fritz will fight with qualifier Jason Kubler from Australia, and de Minor will fight with Chilean Kristjan Garin.

However, many were waiting for the evening program, where 22-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal (2) played with Italian Lorenzo Sonego (27) on two center courts, and Australian Nick Kyrgios played with Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (4). Nadal pretty famously took two sets and led with a break in the third – 4:2, when the organizers decided it was time to close the roof and turn on the lights. This pause knocked Rafael off the winning rhythm, and he allowed the opponent to level the score – 4:4. However, after a couple of games it was all over – the Spaniard again made a break and filed for the match – 6:1, 6:2, 6:4 in 2 hours and 7 minutes. However, it should be noted that the interest in this match was not as high as in the duel, which took place in parallel on the adjacent court.

And there a real drama unfolded, or rather a performance. And the main actor in it was, of course, the inimitable Nick Kyrgios. The Australian gradually rocked the audience, the referee on the tower, the judges on the line, the opponent. He swore at incompetent refereeing, demanded that the supervisor disqualify Tsitsipas for throwing the ball towards the stands following the example of Djokovic at the US Open – 2020. In a word, he provoked those around him in every possible way. As a result, Stefanos lost his nerve. Nick filed with his hand, and the Greek played dangerously at the reception, the ball flew towards the audience, and the judge awarded Tsitsipas a penalty point. Stefanos at first did not even understand what had happened, and then he went to figure it out: “We are here to play tennis. Is not it so?” A few jokes after that, being on edge, Tsitsipas tried to shoot Kiryos, aiming at his body. Whatever it was, but Nick got what he wanted: he led the sets 2:1. In the 4th set, the heat of passion subsided. There were a lot of break points on both sides. A couple of times the players escaped from 0:40, and in the 10th game Kiryos played a set point. It came to a tie-break, where Stefanos had already escaped from the match point. But still, in the end, Kiryos’ nerves turned out to be stronger – 6:7 (2:7), 6:4, 6:3, 7:6 (9:7) in 3 hours and 11 minutes.

In the next round, Nick Kyrgios will face off against the American Brandon Nakashima, and Nadal against the Dutchman Botik van de Zandshulp (21).

Men. 3rd circle
de Minor (Australia, 19) – Broedy (Great Britain, WC) – 6:4, 6:4, 7:6.
Fritz (USA, 11) – Molchan (Slovakia) – 6:4, 6:1, 7:6.
Nadal (Italy, 2) – Sonego (Italy, 27) – 6:1, 6:2, 6:4.
Kiryos (Australia) – Tsitsipas (Greece, 4) – 6:7, 6:4, 6:3, 7:6.

There was a sensation in the women’s tournament on Saturday. The first racket of the world, Iga Sviontek, could not do anything with the Frenchwoman Alize Cornet and lost to her in straight sets. Thus ended the 37-match winning streak of the Polish tennis player, which began back in February.

“I’m like fine wine.” 32-year-old Frenchwoman sensationally interrupted the winning streak of the 1st racket

On this day, two more champions of the Slams also lost – Barbora Kreichikova (13) and Petra Kvitova (25). The finalist of the recent Roland Garros Cory Gauff (11) has retired. Like Sviontek, in two sets, another representative of the top 10 seeds lost – American Jessica Pegula (8). As a result, in the upper half of the women’s grid, only one tennis player out of ten reached the second week of Wimbledon – Spaniard Paula Badosa (4).

Women. 3rd circle
Tomlyanovic (Australia) – Kreychikova (Czech Republic, 13) – 2:6, 6:4, 6:3.
Anisimova (USA, 20) – Gauff (USA, 11) – 6:7, 6:2, 6:1.
Rybakina (Kazakhstan, 17) – Qinwen (China) – 7:6, 7:5.
Cornet (France) – Swiatek (Poland, 1) – 6:4, 6:2.
Badosa (Spain, 4) – Kvitova (Czech Republic, 25) – 7:5, 7:6.
Martic (Croatia) – Pegula (USA, 8) – 6:2, 7:6.

Schedule of the 7th day. Interesting matches on Sunday, July 3

Round 4 starts on Sunday. In men, representatives of the upper half of the grid will play. On the center court, the second launch will be the battle of Sinner and Alcaras, and then the battle of Djokovic with the opening of this grass season – the Dutchman Tim van Reithoven.

Men. 4th round (1/8 finals)
14:30. Goffin (Belgium) – Tiafoe (USA, 23)
16:30. Norrie (UK, 9) – Paul (US, 30)
17:00. Sinner (Italy, 10) – Alcaraz (Spain, 5)
19:00. Djokovic (Serbia, 1) – van Reithoven (Netherlands, WC)

In women, representatives of the lower half of the grid play. Among them, only one tennis player from the top 10 seeds is Ons Jaber (3) from Tunisia.

Women. 4th round (1/8 finals)
13:00. Bouzkova (Czech Republic) – Garcia (France)
15:00. Maria (Germany) – Ostapenko (Latvia, 12)
15:30. Watson (Great Britain) – Niemeyer (Germany)
18:30. Mertens (Belgium, 24) – Jaber (Tunisia, 3)

Wimbledon takes place from June 27 to July 10 at the courts of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. You can follow the matches in our text broadcasts and materials of the “Championship”.

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