Joy Sports Wimbledon daily: How the VIPs fared on day 6

first_imgThis series from the #JoySports team lasts for the duration of the Wimbledon tournament: June 29 – July 12. – With the Wimbledon third-round match suspended at 10-10 in the fifth set under poor light on Friday, Marin Cilic (pictured below) only needed 15 minutes and two games on Saturday to complete a win over John Isner.Elsewhere, Sam Groth, who holds the record for the fastest ever delivery in tennis, regularly launched 140mph missiles against Roger Federer, but the Australian was taught that you need more than bullet serves against the big boys.Federer progressed smoothly to the fourth round. “I am very happy. It has been a hot week the first week but thankfully I have had easy matches going through without too many long four or five setters,” said Federer, who now faces 20th-seeded Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut. Sixth seed Tomas Berdych recovered from losing the first set to beat Pablo Andujar while Dustin Brown’s Wimbledon flame fizzled out in a four-set defeat by Viktor Troicki, two days after the dreadlocked journeyman illuminated the All England Club by beating twice champion Rafa Nadal. Ivo Karlovic of Croatia beat France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Gilles Simon beat Gael Monfils in a late-night match played under the lights of Centre Court.Men’s singles – results (Numbers preceding player’s name is their ranking, if any) 2-Roger Federer (Switzerland) beat Samuel Groth (Australia) 6-4 6-4 6-7(5) 6-2 6-Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) beat Pablo Andujar (Spain) 4-6 6-0 6-3 7-6(3)9-Marin Cilic (Croatia) beat 17-John Isner (U.S.) 7-6(4) 6-7(6) 6-4 6-7(4) 12-1023-Ivo Karlovic (Croatia) beat 13-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France) 7-6(3) 4-6 7-6(2) 7-6(9)20-Roberto Bautista (Spain) beat Nikoloz Basilashvili (Georgia) 7-6(4) 6-0 6-122-Viktor Troicki (Serbia) beat Dustin Brown (Germany) 6-4 7-6(3) 4-6 6-3 Vasek Pospisil (Canada) beat James Ward (Britain) 6-4 3-6 2-6 6-3 8-6Women’s singles – round threeHolder Petra Kvitova suffered a shock 3-6 7-5 6-4 defeat by Serbia’s former world number one Jelena Jankovic (below, pictured) in the Wimbledon third round on Saturday.Second seed Kvitova had breezed through the first two rounds but after taking the first set against 30-year-old Jankovic she made too many errors allowing the 28th seed to triumph.Caroline Wozniacki beat Camila Giorgi while. Agnieszka Radwanska saw off Casey Dellacqua to also make the second week. Results (Numbers preceding player’s name is their ranking, if any) 8-Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) beat 2-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) 3-6 7-5 6-45-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) beat 31-Camila Giorgi (Italy) 6-2 6-220-Garbine Muguruza Blanco (Spain) beat 10-Angelique Kerber (Germany) 7-6(12) 1-6 6-2 13-Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) beat Casey Dellacqua (Australia) 6-1 6-415-Timea Bacsinszky (Switzerland) beat 18-Sabine Lisicki (Germany) 6-3 6-221-Madison Keys (U.S.) beat Tatjana Maria (Germany) 6-4 6-4Monica Niculescu (Romania) beat Kristyna Pliskova (Czech Republic) 6-3 7-5Olga Govortsova (Belarus) beat Magdalena Rybarikova (Slovakia) 7-6(4) 6-3 –Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmith  The #JoySports Wimbledon coverage includes updates on Sports Centre with George Addo Jnr (7:45am, Monday- Friday), Global Sports with Gary Al-Smith (3:45pm, Tuesday-Thursday) and the sports segments on Midday and Newsnight.   On Multi TV, follow on the AM Sports with Kwame Dwomoh-Agyemang, sports on NewsDay with Benedict Owusu Dankwah, Sports Today with Nathaniel Attoh (2pm, Monday-Friday), sports on the Pulse with Gary Al-Smith (4:30pm, Monday-Friday) and sports on Joy News Prime with George Addo Jnr.last_img

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