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Cornet, Tan, Nadal, Kyrgios… What to remember from the sixth day at Wimbledon


End of the third round in London, with a tricolor feat, a beautiful blue story that continues, an incredible showdown and a legend more alive than ever.

At Wimbledon,

To discover

  • Wimbledon: men's schedule and results

  • Wimbledon: ladies schedule and results

The electric showdown

It was announced and it did not fail.

There was electricity in the air between Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas.

And Nick Kyrgios, the lowest ranked (40th) had the last word against Stefanos Tsitsipas, 5th in the world after an electric match won 6-7 (2/7), 6-4, 6-3, 7- 6 (9/7).

With entertainment on the court, a more dissipated London public than usual and maximum tension between the two players (penalty point, insults...).

The Australian will find the American Brandon Nakashima (56th) in the round of 16.

The living legend

After two laborious first rounds, Rafael Nadal reassured himself against the Italian Lorenzo Sonego, swept away 6-1, 6-2, 6-4.

It's my best game since the start of the tournament, against the best of my three opponents so far.

I'm happy to have raised my level of play well

, ”commented the 36-year-old Spaniard who will try to gain even more power in 8th against Botic van de Zandschulp.

The calendar Grand Slam is still possible.

Cornet's feat

Alizé Cornet managed to knock down Iga Swiatek in the third round, ending the Pole's streak of 37 consecutive victories.

With art and manner.

The 32-year-old Frenchwoman beat the invincible Pole 6-4, 6-2.

After winning my second round, I had this belief that I could be the one to break his streak.

I thought on grass was the best chance for me to do it.

Because it is probably his worst surface.

» Winning bet.

Read alsoWimbledon: "I was convinced that I could be the one who would break his series", confides Cornet, faller of Swiatek

Harmony Tan's Fairy Tale

In full demonstration against the Briton Katie Boulter, swept away 6-1, 6-1, the graver of Serena Williams continues her incredible career at Wimbledon.

And she still can't believe it.

Especially since she crushed her opponent in 51 minutes.

Quite simply the fastest victory since the start of the tournament.

Read alsoWimbledon: For Harmony Tan, surprising 8th finalist, "the more the matches progress, the better I feel"

Gasquet's regrets

Beaten by the Dutchman Botic van de Zandschulp (25th) 7-5, 2-6, 7-6 (9/7), 6-1, the Biterrois regretted in front of the press his many wasted chances in the first round.

Richard Gasquet was betrayed by his service in key moments this Saturday against the 25th in the world, with no less than nine double faults.

And especially in the first set when he led 5-3.

The Biterrois thus obtained five set points, but committed four double faults, including three consecutive to offer the break to his opponent…

Read alsoWimbledon: Despite his elimination, Richard Gasquet, 36, is satisfied to be “still there and in good health”

The stat

Three French qualified for the knockout stages of Wimbledon, it had not happened since in London since 2005 (Mauresmo, Pierce and Dechy).

The other stat

With Taylor Fritz's victory over Alex Molcan 6-4, 6-1, 7-6(3), there are now four Americans in the Wimbledon Round of 16.

A first since 19995 (Agassi, Martin, Sampras and Courier).

The shock of the female painting

Spaniard Paula Badosa got the better of grass specialist Petra Kvitova, double winner at Church Road (7-5, 7-6).

The 4th player in the world will find in the round of 16 another winner of the 2019 event Simona Halep, quiet faller of Magdalena Frech 6-4, 6-1.

The surprise

The American Coco Gauff, 12th in the world and finalist at the last Roland-Garros, was taken out on Saturday in the third round by her compatriot Amanda Anisimova (25th) 6-7 (4/7), 6-2, 6-1.

A little surprise because after her career at Roland-Garros, she presented herself on the London lawn as one of the contenders for the title.

It is Anisimova, therefore, who will challenge the surprise tricolor Harmony Tan.

The phrase

 Thursday, I learned that my father had reserved a house only until Friday.

He thought I would be eliminated sooner.

I had to look for a hotel quickly, there was very little availability, but they were able to find me one in a hotel next to the club

, "said Ajla Tomljanovic, qualified for the next round after her victory against Barbora Krejcikova.

2-6, 6-4, 6-3 The Australian will try to further extend her stay in London against Alizé Cornet in the round of 16.

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2022-07-02

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