August 13, 2022

8:05 p.m.

Rafael Nadal reached the third round of Wimbledon for the 11th time after beating Ricardas Berankis 6-4, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.

Second-seeded Nadal looked far from his best at times, but won on center court in a match that ended under the roof after a rain delay in the fourth set.

It was Nadal’s 307th Grand Slam win, overtaking Martina Navratilova in fourth place on the all-time list, behind Roger Federerer (369), Serena Williams (365) and Novak Djokovic (330).

Nadal is on the hunt for a record 23rd Grand Slam title and a third trophy at Wimbledon.


6:50 p.m.

Former Wimbledon champion Simona Halep has reached the third round of this year’s tournament and ended the singles career of Kirsten Flipkens.

Halep came from a straight-sets breakdown to win 7-5, 6-4 against the 36-year-old Belgian, who said it will be her last singles tournament. Halep trailed 5-2 in the first set and 4-1 in the second before winning five straight matches each time.

Halep is playing at Wimbledon for the first time since winning the title in 2019. She missed last year’s tournament through injury and the 2020 edition was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic .

Flipkens is also playing in the Wimbledon singles draw for the first time since 2019 and has now come out in the second round in her last six appearances. She lay down to kiss the grass after the game, then got a hug from Halep at the net.


6 p.m.

Brandon Nakashima of the United States knocked out 13th seeded Denis Shapovalov from Wimbledon beating the Canadian 6-2, 4-6, 6-1, 7-6(6).

Shapovalov reached the All England Club semi-finals last year, his best result at a Grand Slam tournament.

Nakashima equaled his best result at a major tournament by reaching the third round. He reached the same stage at Roland-Garros this year.

Nakashima, who is ranked 56th in the world, will next face Daniel Elahi Galan. The Colombian advanced to the third round when Roberto Bautista Agut withdrew from the tournament after testing positive for COVID-19.


5:55 p.m.

Top-ranked Iga Swiatek extended her winning streak to 37 matches by beating Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 to reach the third round at Wimbledon.

Swiatek won on No. 1 court to make her longest run as Martina Hingis also won 37 straight in 1997.

This victory was far from easy for the Polish player, however, despite a player ranked 138th.

Swiatek had to save two break points in the opener of the third set and then secured the breakthrough with a slice of luck. At 2-1, Swiatek got a break point when her Dutch opponent deliberately let a shot go past her at the net, thinking it would last a long time. However, he landed inside the baseline, and Swiatek then hit a forehand winner at the next point to take a 3-1 lead.

Swiatek won his second French Open title this month but never made it past the fourth round at Wimbledon.


3:40 p.m.

Katie Boulter has upset Wimbledon 2021 finalist Karolina Pliskova to reach the third round of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time.

The 118th-ranked British player rallied to win 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-4 against the hardworking Pliskova, who lost last year’s final to Ash Barty.

Boulter, 25, also beat Pliskova last week in a warm-up tournament in Eastbourne for her first victory against a top-10 player. She took a 5-4 lead in the final set and converted her first match point with a winning volley.

Pliskova’s powerful serve looked far from her best throughout the match as she mixed 13 aces with eight double faults and was broken four times.


3:25 p.m.

Former French Open runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas is in Wimbledon third round for only the second time, setting up a meeting with Nick Kyrgios at the grass-court Grand Slam.

The fourth-seeded Greek defeated Australian Jordan Thompson 6-2, 6-3, 7-5 on Court 1. He broke Thompson in the final game to claim victory on his third match point when the Aussie sent a long shot.

It is the first time since 2018 that Tsitispas has appeared in the third round at Wimbledon, having lost in the first round last year and in 2019. He reached the fourth round in 2018 for his best career result at the All England Club.

Tsitsipas, who lost last year’s French Open final to Novak Djokovic, will next face Kyrgios in a hard hitting clash.

“It will be tough on grass for sure,” Tsitsipas said of the Kyrgios showdown. “He’s a big opponent for this surface.”


2:20 p.m.

Nick Kyrgios reached the third round at Wimbledon with a performance that left his tennis the only talking point this time around.

Kyrgios beat 26th-seeded Filip Krajinovic 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 on Court No. 2, showing a shooting range that included 50 winners, 24 aces and a few fan-pleasing ‘tweeners’. crowd.

Kyrgios never faced a break point and appeared fully focused throughout the game, not getting into any major arguments with the chair umpire or the crowd – despite berating a fan for coughing during the second set.

After needing five sets to beat Paul Jubb in the first round, the volatile Australian spat in the direction of a spectator who he believed had been harassing him.