September 25, 2022

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Nick Kyrgios defeats Stefanos Tsitsipas in dramatic match

It was controversial at times, theatrical at others, but Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas provided the best game of the day on Saturday. In a knockout match, it was Kyrgios who came out on top, winning in four sets.

The game had it all: arguments with officials, swearing, underhand serves, explosions, vindictive anger-fueled smashes, code violations and angrily batting balls into the stands.

What started as a tennis match quickly turned into an Oscar-worthy drama. Kyrgios played the bad guy perfectly, arguing with the official, calling a linesman “snitch” and get under the skin of Tsitsipas.

Kyrgios’ antics didn’t work initially. Although the first set was back and forth, it was Tsitsipas who won 7-6.

In the second set, however, Kyrgios’ theatrics finally reached Tsitsipas. Things came to a head when Tsitsipas, in a moment of frustration, angrily kicked a ball into the stands. Kyrgios refused to play until Tsitsipas received a default. Kyrgios called for “all supervisors.” Tsitsipas was not lacking, but Kyrgios won the second set 6-4.

Tsitsipas continued to let his frustrations boil over in the third set. He angrily kicked balls at Kyrgios out of anger. Tsitsipas eventually received a code violation for throwing a ball during live play.

Kyrgios, meanwhile, reveled in Tsitsipas’ emotions. Kyrgios mixed in some sneaky serves, which he tweeted on Friday.

He also played in front of the crowd, losing after picking up a point after the ball bounced off the net and landed in Tsitsipas’ side.

Kyrgios then won the third set 6-3.

Tsitsipas regained some of his composure in the fourth set, which ended in a tie-break. Kyrgios eventually prevailed, winning the set and the match 7-6.

The victory pushes Kyrgios into the fourth round, where he will face Brandon Nakashima.

Nick Kyrgios upset Stefanos Tsitsipas in the third round at Wimbledon. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Rafael Nadal wins in straight sets against Lorenzo Sonego

Rafael Nadal advanced to the fourth round of Wimbledon with a win over Lorenzo Sonego on Saturday. Nadal defeated Sonego in straight sets 6-1, 6-2, 6-4.

Nadal was in charge from the start, at one point winning nine straight games. Sonego caused problems for Nadal in the final set, but Nadal still emerged victorious to claim the match.

After the action, the two met at the net to discuss something. The conversation initially seemed contentious, although it looked like the two players were amicable in the end. Nadal denied things were ‘spicy’ after the game.

With this victory, Nadal will face Botic van de Zandschulp in the fourth round.

Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon.

Rafael Nadal won in straight sets against Lorenzo Sonego. (Photo by SEBASTIEN BOZON/AFP via Getty Images)

Iga Swiatek’s incredible streak ends against Alize Cornet

After 37 consecutive wins, Iga Swiatek’s incredible streak is over. Alize Cornet defeated Swiatek in the third round of Wimbledon in straight sets on Saturday.

The first set was home and away, as Cornet and Swiatek traded points. Cornet eventually took the lead, winning the set 6-4. Cornet kept the pressure on in the second set, and Swiatek couldn’t respond. She made some unusual mistakes, failing to take advantage of easy scoring opportunities. These errors continued as the match progressed, leading to Cornet winning the second set and the match, 6-2.

With the victory, Cornet will face Ajla Tomljanovic in the fourth round. For Swiatek, the loss marks the end of an incredible streak, which has seen Swiatek win 37 consecutive matches. That run tied the longest winning streak in women’s tennis in 32 years.

Alize Cornet broke Iga Swiatek's streak.

Alize Cornet beat Iga Swiatek at Wimbledon. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Coco Gauff falls to Amanda Anisimova

Coco Gauff was looking to continue her strong run after reaching the French Open final, but Amanda Anisimova had other plans. In a battle of the Americans, it was Anisimova, 20, who won. She beat Gauff in straight sets 6-7, 6-2, 6-1 to advance to the fourth round of the tournament.

Anisimova came out on fire in the first set, pushing Gauff to a tie-break. Gauff came out on top, but Anisimova proved it wouldn’t be easy to pass her. She seemed to get stronger as the match went on, beating Gauff 6-2 in the second set and 6-1 in the final set.

With the victory, advanced to the fourth round of the tournament. She will face Harmony Tan in the round of 16.

Amanda Anisimova defeated Coco Gauff.

Amanda Anisimova won against Coco Gauff on Saturday. (Photo by Shi Tang/Getty Images)

Jessica Pegula falls to Petra Martic in the third round

Upsets dominated the day on the women’s side of the table. American Jessica Pegula is out of Wimbledon after losing to Petra Martic in straight sets in the third round.

Martic got off to a good start, winning the first set 6-2. Pegula tried to fight back in the second set, forcing a tiebreaker. Martic proved too much to handle, winning the tiebreaker and the match, 7-6. Pegula entered Wimbledon as the No. 8 seed. After Saturday’s upsets, No. 3 seed Ons Jabeur and No. 4 seed Paula Badosa remain the best remaining women at Wimbledon.

American men see mixed results in third round at Wimbledon

The remaining American men saw mixed results in the third round at Wimbledon. Brandon Nakashima’s run continued. The American advanced to the fourth round, winning in straight sets against Daniel Elahi Galan. Taylor Fritz also advanced, knocking out Alex Molcan in straight sets. Jenson Brooksby fell to Cristian Garin on Saturday. Garin dispatched Brooksby in four sets (6-2, 6-3, 1-6, 6-4). Jack Sock’s run also came to an end. Sock fell to Jason Kubler in a match that went the distance. Sock had 23 aces in the contest, but couldn’t defeat Kubler in the final two sets.

Other notable results

• Paula Badosa advanced to the fourth round at Wimbledon after beating Petra Kvitova on Saturday. Badosa beat Kvitova in straight sets 7-5, 7-6 to claim the victory. After Saturday’s upsets, Badosa remains one of the best remaining women in the tournament. She will face Simona Halep in the fourth round, which takes place on Monday.

• Barbora Krejcikova was surprised by Ajla Tomljanovic in the third round on Saturday. Krejcikova took an early lead, winning the first set 6-2, but couldn’t keep up the pressure. Tomljanovic won the next two sets 6-4 and 6-3 to advance to the fourth round.

• Botic van de Zandschulp advanced to the fourth round of Wimbledon with a win over Richard Gasquet. va de Zandschulp needed four sets to dispatch Gasquet (7-5, 2-6, 7-6, 6-1). Van de Zandschulp’s serve was on fire during the match, as he netted 19 aces on the way to victory.

• Simona Halep had no trouble advancing to the fourth round at Wimbledon. Halep, the No. 16 seed, dispatched Magdalena Frech in straight sets 6-4, 6-1.

• Harmony Tan continued her impressive run at Wimbledon with a dominating victory over Katie Boulter in the third round. Tan dispatched Boulter in straight sets, winning 6-1, 6-1. Tan, who beat Serena Williams in the first round, will look to continue her impressive run when she faces Anisimova on Sunday.