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Tennis in Wimbledon: Rafael Nadal wins without any problems

2022-07-02T20:34:06.852Z

Rafael Nadal is getting closer to winning his third Grand Slam this year. Stefanos Tsitsipas and Nick Kyrgios dueled in the 3rd round with almost every means.



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Rafael Nadal easily made it into the round of 16

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Rafael Nadal is slowly getting rolling at the tournament in Wimbledon: After two four-set wins, the Grand Slam record champion outclassed Italian Lorenzo Sonego 6: 1, 6: 2, 6: 4 and easily made it into the round of 16.

There the Spaniard meets Botic van de Zandschulp from the Netherlands on Monday.

For Nadal it was the 17th win in a row at a major.

He has already won the Australian and French Opens this year and is still in contention for the historic calendar Grand Slam, triumph at the four biggest tennis tournaments of the season.

The Australian Rod Laver was the last to achieve this in 1969.

Kyrgios scolds and wins

At the end of the day, Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas fought a highly emotional duel - which the Australian won in four sets.

Both pushed the boundaries of fairness beyond recognition, spectators went wild - and referee Damien Dumusois struggled to stay in control.

In a spectacular match, Kyrgios won 6: 7 (2: 7), 6: 4, 6: 3, 7: 6 (9: 7) and reached the round of 16 on Saturday evening.

The 27-year-old Australian was outraged from the start, grumbling about the line judges and shouting across the pitch.

Then the scene that made him explode: After a forearm serve, Tsitsipas frustratedly threw the ball into the audience – and got a warning for it.

Kyrgios demanded more, he called the referee, when he made no other decision, he kept complaining.

"Are you stupid?" he asked Dumusois: "You're a disgrace, you change the rules as you like."

Tsitsipas reacted angrily and hit some balls brutally hard on Kyrgios' body when he was on the net.

After hitting the ball again in the stands, Tsitsipas got a point penalty.

It was only in the fourth round that things calmed down, there was more play than discussion.

After the roof was closed at 4:4, Kyrgios won the game.

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Source: spiegel

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