Nadal accepts Wimbledon, News Soccer – Maxi News Today

Rain has delayed Rafael Nadal but the Australian and French Open champions have secured a place in Wimbledon’s last 32 with his big dreams still alive.

It took Rafael Nadal longer than expected to reach the last 32 of Wimbledon. And it wasn’t just because the roof on the central court had to be covered after rain hindered the team’s 2nd place progression.

There was also the hurdle of Ricardas Berankis, a 32-year-old Lithuanian veteran.

Now outside the world’s top 100, Berankis does not appear to be a major deterrent to Nadal’s pursuit of the calendar’s first men’s singles grand slam since Australia’s great Rod Laver in 1969.

He played in the main draw for the 36th time, having never made it past the third round.

However, compared to the man who won more slams than anyone else. Berangis was not intimidated. Although there was a calmness to win the third set on Thursday.

That meant Nadal was still on the pitch when the floodwaters arrived. This delayed the match by an hour as the roof was overturned and the towels were taken out.

After that purge Nadal did one of his own, ending the draw 6-4 6-4 4-6 6-3.

“The fourth set was much better,” Nadal said. “Serving worked better. And I can play more aggressive forwards. In the beginning I made too many mistakes.”

Nadal will meet with Lorenzo. Italy’s Zoneco, who defeated Hugo Gaston 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 6-4 in the fourth round.

The match everyone has been waiting for in the Round of 32 is Stefanos Tsitsipas and Nick Kyrgios.

Tsitsipas beat Kyrgios partner Jordan Thompson 6-2 6-3 7-5 while Kyrgios dusted Filip Krajinovic 6-2 6-3 6-1.

Liam Broady received a lot of attention.

England’s wildcard delighted home fans with a win over Diego. Argentina’s 12th seed Swartzmann 6-2 4-6 0-6 7-6 (7-6) 6-1.

World No. 132 Brody lost 11 games in a row but recovered from 3-0 in fourth to force a tie-break. He won then swept the final set to win in 13 minutes shy of four hours.

It is the first time Broady, who now faces Aussie number 1 Alex de Minaur, has reached the third round of a Grand Slam.

Alastair Gray, another less successful Englishwoman. By losing to Taylor Fritz, ranked 11th in a row.

Coincidentally, this American was the highest-ranked player behind Nadal during the second half of the draw.

Partly because of Denis’s horrible form. Chapovalov continued with a four-set defeat against Brandon. Californian Nagashima

The Canadian 13th seed, who was a semi-finalist at Wimbledon last year, has now lost six of his last seven. The only exception was his first-round win over qualifier Nicola Kuhn, world number 261, and yet he dropped the set.

for Nakashima One of eight Americans in the last 32 years, this is his second consecutive Grand Slam third-round appearance. by reaching the same stage in Paris

after backing on the grass His success in playing clay, the 20-year-old, currently ranked number 56 in the world, is something to keep an eye on.

He now faces Colombian Daniel Elahi Kalan, who was sent off for a walk when Roberto. Bautista-Agut became the latest player to withdraw after testing positive for COVID-19.

Agut is the No. 17 seed, making him the third top 20 player to pass coronavirus after eighth 2021 finalist Matteo Berrettini and 14th 2017 runner-up Marin Cilic.

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