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Prime Seeds Advance, Surprises, and Spectacular Wins


The spherical of sixteen lineup at Wimbledon is full. It options seven of the highest ten seeds, with Alcaraz, Djokovic, Medvedev, Tsitsipas, Rune, Rublev, and Sinner coming by means of their third-round ties.

Alongside the highest guys getting the job finished, there have been spectacular wins for Christopher Eubanks, Hubert Hurkacz and Jiri Lehecka; the latter took out Tommy Paul in 5 units.

The thirty-two spherical additionally signalled a return to type for 2021 finalist Matteo Berrettini. The injury-prone Italian has spent important time on the sidelines during the last yr or so, and post-comeback, his outcomes have been lacklustre, however a straight units win over Sascha Zverev is a formidable win, and will probably be attention-grabbing to see how he fares in opposition to Alcaraz within the fourth spherical.

There was additionally one rain-affected match, with Dimitrov and Tiafoe having to be completed on Sunday after Saturday night rain.

The Bulgarian didn’t want lengthy to wrap up proceedings; he began the day with a two-set lead and reeled off 5 video games to wrap up a 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 in opposition to the tenth seed.

Wimbledon 2023 Spherical of 32 Outcomes

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Winner Loser Scoreline
Carlos Alcaraz (1) Nicolas Jarry (25) 6-3 6-7(6) 6-3 7-5
Novak Djokovic (2) Stan Wawrinka 6-3 6-1 7-6(5)
Daniil Medvedev (3) Marton Fucsovics 4-6 6-3 6-4 6-4
Stefanos Tsitsipas (5) Laslo Djere 6-4 7-6(5) 6-4
Holger Rune (6) Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (31) 6-3 4-6 3-6 6-4 7-6(8)
Andrey Rublev (7) David Goffin 6-3 6-7(6) 7-6(5) 6-2
Jannik Sinner (8) Quentin Halys 3-6 6-2 6-3 6-4
Grigor Dimitrov (21) Frances Tiafoe (10) 6-2 6-3 6-2
Hubert Hurkacz (17) Lorenzo Musetti (14) 7-6(4) 6-4 6-4
Jiri Lehecka Tommy Paul (16) 6-2 7-6(2) 6-7(5) 6-7(9) 6-2
Matteo Berrettini Alexander Zverev (19) 6-3 7-6(4) 7-6(5)
Alexander Bublik (23) Maximilian Marterer 6-4 6-1 7-6(4)
Denis Shapovalov (26) Liam Broady 4-6 6-2 7-5 7-5
Christopher Eubanks Christopher O’Connell 7-6(5) 7-6(3) 7-6(2)
Daniel Elahi Galan Mikael Ymer 6-2 6-7(2) 7-6(5) 3-6 6-1
Roman Safiullin Guido Pella 7-6(1) 6-4 6-0

Djokovic Fends Off Wawrinka

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A late begin on the centre court docket meant Djokovic was at risk of working into the 11 pm curfew, however he managed to keep away from it, coming by means of 6-3, 6-1, 7-6(5) with the match ending at 10.45 pm.

Djokovic dominated within the first two units, as Stan’s first serve went AWOL, and Novak was all the time a step forward within the rallies.

Nevertheless, within the third, the three-time Grand Slam Champion lastly discovered a better stage, pushing Djokovic round to drive a tiebreak which he led 5-3, however his first serve nonetheless refused to fireplace as Djokovic reeled him in to win one more tiebreak.

He was two factors away from extending this match to a different day. Coming into the court docket right now, we knew it could be actually tight to complete the match right now. Considered one of us needed to win in straight units, and the primary two units regarded excellent for me. Then he raised his stage, and I dropped mine somewhat bit. And yeah, [the] crowd bought concerned. It was an excellent ambiance. And hopefully, you guys loved it. Djokovic on his win over Wawrinka.

Rune Saves Match Factors vs Fokina

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Holger Rune got here by means of a fifth-set tiebreak to beat Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(10-8) after three hours and 58 minutes.

Fokina had two match factors at 5-4 within the fifth, however a Rune volley and an ace erased them. Then after main 8-5 within the tiebreak, the Spaniard threw in an underarm serve at 8-8, which wasn’t that nicely executed, and Rune fired a passing winner earlier than closing it out 10-8.

In poor health-advised? Based mostly on the end result, sure, however had it gained him the purpose, we’d all be saying how sensible it was. I’m undecided why he tried it, given how nicely he served, however that’s trademark Fokina.

Different Matches of Notice

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Hurkacz Hooks Musetti: A powerful win for Hurkacz, who hasn’t had a fantastic season, however he’s gained all three matches at SW19 in straight units with out being damaged.

Alcaraz Jinks Previous Jarry: A set dropped for Alcaraz, however he was rock stable in defence in opposition to the tough Jarry, who backed up his spectacular clay swing with some first rate wins on grass.

Tsitsipas Downs Djere: Tsitsipas has performed 5 days in a row at SW19, two of his matches going 5 units, however he bought the job finished in straights vs Djere. His reward is a day without work.

Wimbledon 2023 Spherical of 16 Matches

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Prime Half

  • Carlos Alcaraz (1) vs Matteo Berrettini
  • Grigor Dimitrov (21) vs Holger Rune (6)
  • Daniil Medvedev (3) vs Jiri Lehecka
  • Christopher Eubanks vs Stefanos Tsitsipas (5)

Backside Half

  • Jannik Sinner (8) vs Daniel Galan
  • Roman Safiullin vs Denis Shapovalov (26)
  • Andrey Rublev (7) vs Alexandrer Bublik (23)
  • Hubert Hurkacz (17) vs Novak Djokovic (2)

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