Published: Fri, July 05, 2019
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Watch Nick Kyrgios ace Rafael Nadal with an underhand serve

Watch Nick Kyrgios ace Rafael Nadal with an underhand serve

Meanwhile, Angelique Kerber's defence of her Wimbledon title came to an early end after being knocked out in the second round by lucky loser Lauren Davis 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 on Thursday.

Federer lost his only match on that court a year ago, falling in a five-setter to Kevin Anderson in the quarterfinals, and has said the windier conditions there don't suit his game.

The unseeded American defeated Andrey Rublev 6-3, 6-2, 6-3. I'm not going to apologise to him at all.

Nadal himself stayed clear of the controversy after overcoming Japan's Yuichi Sugita 6-3, 6-1, 6-3.

"I am a professional, so I know how to avoid this. I don't know", he said after a lengthy pause.

Australian Nick Kyrgios is probably the only tennis player that has made news for reasons as varied as he has. Rafa was more prepared this time, but still couldn't return the serve.

"If I do something outrageous, I get destroyed in the media for it". I'm not a guy that is going to be in a fight with anybody.

If the pressure is getting to Ash Barty at Wimbledon, she's doing a great job of hiding it.

It was Barty's her 14th straight victory.

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England captain Steph Houghton's penalty shot was stopped by a diving usa goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher in the 84th minute. He said he didn't want to see any tears. "We've had best 46 days of our life and it's not ended yet".

He followed Roger Federer, a 6-1 7-6 (7-3) 6-2 victor over Britain's Jay Clarke, in reaching the last-32 stage. Kukushkin broke in the opening game of the fifth set and held serve the rest of the way, converting his first match point when the ninth-seeded Isner sent a backhand long. Pretty sharp right from the start. Just depends how bad I want it.

Heading into the third set, the seven-time singles Wimbledon champion stepped up her game though to that next level to get her over the line. She will next face Harriet Dart, a British wild-card entry making her second appearance at Wimbledon.

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, No. 9 Sloane Stephens and No. 15 Wang Qiang also advanced to third round.

Former world No. 1 and double Australian Open victor Victoria Azarenka swept past Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic 6-2, 6-0.

Sam Querrey backed-up his terrific win over Dominic Thiem in the first round by blasting past Andrey Rublev 6-3 6-2 6-3.

The Aussie's grudge match against Rafael Nadal was slated as must-watch tennis and the pair didn't disappoint, putting on the most entertaining display of the tournament so far on the biggest stage of all - Centre Court at the All England Club.

There Kyrgios again branded the umpire "horrendous" while facing questions from the press, before he explained why he felt wronged.

Williams' partner for mixed doubles, two-time Wimbledon singles victor Andy Murray, won his first-round match in men's doubles as he returned to the tournament for the first time in two years following two hip operations.

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