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Digitally cleared daily wrap from 2022 Wimbledon Championships

Nick Kyrgios defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in four extraordinary sets to reach the fourth round of Wimbledon, as the Australian overcame a mid-match meltdown in a heated contest to seal a thrilling 6-7 (2) 6-4 6-3 7-6 (8) win.

It came at the end of an eventful day of upsets at SW19. World No 1 Iga Swiatek is out after Alize Cornet snapped her 37-match win streak with a 6-4 6-2 victory. Coco Gauff was also eliminated by Amanda Anisimova, who clinched a 6-7 6-2 6-1 win over her fellow American.

Earlier, Katie Boulter faced Harmony Tan in the opening match of the day on Court No 2 and was thrashed 6-1 6-1 in just 51 minutes. Tan, who shocked Serena Williams with a memorable win in the opening round, blitzed the Brit as she surged to victory.

Liam Broady is also out after a straight sets defeat to the impressive Alex De Minaur – Boulter’s boyfriend – who saw off a late fight from the 28-year-old British wildcard to take a 6-4 6-4 7-6 win. In the last match of the day, Rafael Nadal raced to a straight sets win over Lorenzo Sonego.

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Tsitsipas: “I enjoyed it today. I enjoyed the way I fought. I’m disappointed with some of the things that went down, especially when it is repetitive. It becomes difficult to ignore.

“I like what his tennis has to bring. It’s different, that’s a good thing. There becomes a point where you get tired of it. The constant talking, the constant complaining. We are there to play tennis. The referee is not going to change his decision. It is frustrating to see that people get away with that.”

Jamie Braidwood2 July 2022 21:51

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Nick Kyrgios overcomes meltdown to defeat Stefanos Tsitsipas in heated Wimbledon thriller

A third-round match between Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas at Wimbledon was always going to be lively but few on Court One could have predicted even this to reach such explosive levels of unhinged drama and animosity.

As a measure of the hostility by the third set of this fractious affair, Tsitsipas had taken to aiming balls at Kyrgios, rather than attempting to pass his opponent at the net. He was lashing out after Kyrgios led, despite the Australian losing his focus in a tirade at the umpire, demanding for Tsitspas to be disqualified for whacking a ball into the crowd. Kyrgios, so often the anti-villain of Wimbledon, had become Court One’s anti-hero, and between underarm serves, arguments, swearing and verbal abuse warnings, emerged with an impressive and thrilling 6-7 (2) 6-4 6-3 7-6 (8) victory in over three hours.

Full report on the Battle of Court One.

Jamie Braidwood2 July 2022 21:44

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Iga Swiatek won’t be hard on herself as winning streak ends at Wimbledon

World number one Iga Swiatek insisted she would not be hard on herself after her remarkable 37-match winning streak came to an end at Wimbledon.

Polish star Swiatek struggled throughout the third-round tie and served up 32 unforced errors to bow out of the All England Club on day six.

“I hope this is going to be the thing that I’m going to be proud of. I mean, right now even I am satisfied with this streak, so I’m happy that I was able to do that,” she reflected.

“Honestly, yeah usually I am hard on myself. Here, I know how I felt before matches, I know how I felt when I was practising. Let’s just say that I didn’t feel like I’m in a best shape, so I’m kind of aware that this could happen.

“Maybe it’s not the right attitude to have, but it is like it is.”

Karl Matchett2 July 2022 21:32

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Nick Kyrgios speaks after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas

The man speaks on-court after the match:

“Honestly it was a hell of an atmosphere. I knew it was going to be a tough match, he knows how to beat me, I had my own tactics.

“He was getting frustrated at times, it’s a frustrating sport. I have ultimate respect for him whatever happens on the court.

“I seem to have full stadiums everywhere I go. The media loves to write that I’m bad from the sport but clearly not!”

Karl Matchett2 July 2022 21:22

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Kyrgios praises ‘brother’ Tsitsipas after epic victory

“Hell of an atmosphere, hell of a match, I felt like I was the favourite. He knows how to play me, he beat me once.

“I’m super happy to be through. He was getting frustrated. I’ve got all respect for him. I’m his brother.

“You love to play in these atmospheres. I don’t play a full schedule, I put in some practice, hopefully I can kick on.”

Jack Rathborn2 July 2022 21:21

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Wimbledon: Nick Kyrgios beats Stefanos Tsitsipas 3-2 (6-7, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6)

And that’s it! A clever, cute dink over the net and Tsitsipas cannot reach it in time – the No4 seed is out and this outrageous performance from Nick Kyrgios sends him through to the fourth round!

6-7, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6

Karl Matchett2 July 2022 21:18

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Wimbledon: Nick Kyrgios 6-6 Stefanos Tsitsipas (6-7, 6-4, 6-3)

Kyrgios’ return is called out and he challenges it once more – this one is clearly out though. 6-6.

Tsitsipas needs to hold his nerve and this next serve…and he does, a powerful central hit which cannot be returned.

Kyrgios’ turn to overcome disappointment and two controlled volleys at the net are absolutely brilliant to make it 7-7.

More great tennis between the two in the next rally and again it’s the Australian who prevails. 8-7, match point.

Karl Matchett2 July 2022 21:16

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Wimbledon: Nick Kyrgios 6-6 Stefanos Tsitsipas (6-7, 6-4, 6-3)

Two serves to take the Australian through then.

His first is wide but challenged and the review shows it’s in – first service again. He’s unhappy.

The replayed serve is good but Tsitsipas finds a way to return it and sends his second shot in to take the point. Kyrgios takes the second and it’s 6-5, match point for the Australian but it’s back to Tsitsipas to serve.

Karl Matchett2 July 2022 21:13

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Wimbledon: Nick Kyrgios 6-6 Stefanos Tsitsipas (6-7, 6-4, 6-3)

Tiebreak again then.

Tsitsipas serves an ace to begin, but a big serve comes right back at him before Kyrgios does this time win a longer rally, for 2-1.

Next the Greek wins his first serve, calls a review for the second…and it’s in by a tiny margin! 2-3 he’s up.

Routine big serve from Kyrgios to level it, then after a change of ends, he powers one into the corner for 4-3.

Tsitsipas just about gives Kyrgios too much to do with a volley – but then inexplicably sends a forehand long and it’s 5-4!

What a chance for Kyrgios!

Karl Matchett2 July 2022 21:11

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Wimbledon: Nick Kyrgios 6-6 Stefanos Tsitsipas* (6-7, 6-4, 6-3)

New balls again. We start with one of the longest rallies we’ve had in the match so far and Kyrgios blinks first, directing one out of play. Tsitsipas then ups the ante and he looks like he has the better energy levels right now, but Kyrgios still has that serve.

He hits an ace for 15-30, then forces his opponent wide and it’s into the net on the next shot for 30-30.

Great placement to go with the power puts Kyrgios in front and it’s a mirror image at the other end of the court for deuce – another fantastic game here. The Australian just will not relent and he wraps up another service game.

Karl Matchett2 July 2022 21:05