2021 Wimbledon Day 4 Recap: Roger Federer Reaches 3rd Round For the 18th Time, Sets Record
The 18-year-old, who sat her A-Levels just two months ago, was handed a wildcard for the women’s singles draw and pulled off a seismic upset by defeating French Open finalist Marketa Vondrousova to reach the third round. Andy Murray will once again be attempting to match that drama, after his titanic five-set match against Oscar Otte on Wednesday. The two-time former Wimbledon champion will face Denis Shapovalov on Centre Court this evening, with the young Canadian considered one of the brightest stars on the ATP Tour and represents a far tougher test.
Dan Evans will also be flying the flag when he takes on Sebastian Korda, a member of one of America’s most prestigious sporting families. Last month, his sister, Nelly, won the PGA Championship. Several strong contenders in the women’s draw will also continue their challenge, with No 2 seed Aryna Sabalenka back in action after a back-and-forth battle against Katie Boulter. Iga Swiatek, Sloane Stephens and Garbine Muguruza also all feature. Follow all the action live below:
WIMBLEDON 2021: EVANS 1-1 KORDA
A brilliant backhand passing shot clips the inside tramline at 30-0 and Evans holds his first service game comfortably.
Tom Kershaw2 July 2021 16:25
WIMBLEDON 2021: DJOKOVIC BREAKS KUDLA AGAIN
The procession towards victory is beginning for Djokovic, who breaks Kudla at the start of the second set.
Tom Kershaw2 July 2021 16:23
WIMBLEDON 2021: EVANS FACES KORDA
Dan Evans and Sebastian Korda are warming up on Centre Court. The British men’s No 1 is attempting to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon for the first time in his career, having twice fallen at this stage before.
Tom Kershaw2 July 2021 16:20
WIMBLEDON 2021: DJOKOVIC WINS FIRST SET
The pressure eventually takes its toll on Kudla, who hits a loose backhand slice at 15-30 which affords Djokovic two break points. He needs just one, with a series of punishing groundstrokes eventually forcing the error. The defending champion wins the first set.
Tom Kershaw2 July 2021 16:10
WIMBLEDON 2021: JABEUR DEFEATS MUGURUZA
Jabeur is taken to deuce on serve but seals victory with a tremendous forehand winner down the line. Another big name in the women’s draw falls.
Tom Kershaw2 July 2021 16:03
WIMBLEDON 2021: JABEUR ON BRINK OF VICTORY
Muguruza takes Jabeur to deuce on serve but the Tunisian produces two clutch breaks to hold. She is now just a game away from one of her best victories.
Tom Kershaw2 July 2021 15:56
WIMBLEDON 2021: JABEUR BREAKS AGAIN
Jabeur breaks Muguruza’s serve for a second time in the deciding set. The Tunisian has played some brilliant shots, hitting 15 winners and making just four unforced errors, and is now just two games away from victory.
Tom Kershaw2 July 2021 15:52
WIMBLEDON 2021: DJOKOVIC 2-2 KUDLA
A strong start by Kudla who holds his second service game to love. The defending champion has made six unforced errors in a slightly underwhelming start, although it feels only a matter of time until his superior quality tells.
Tom Kershaw2 July 2021 15:50
WIMBLEDON 2021: JABEUR BREAKS MUGURUZA
Jabeur gets the break in the opening game of the decisive third set against Muguruza. She holds serve to consolidate it and immediately has the 2017 champion in trouble again, with the Spaniard forced to save another break point. This time, Muguruza’s serve gets her out of trouble, though.
Tom Kershaw2 July 2021 15:35
WIMBLEDON 2021: DJOKOVIC FACES KUDLA
The defending champion Novak Djokovic finds himself on the unfamiliar ground of Court One this afternoon, having been relegated from Centre Court in favour of Britain’s Dan Evans.
The Serbian faces American qualifier Denis Kudla. The pair have met twice before, at Wimbledon and the US Open in 2019, with Djokovic cruising to straight-set victories on both occasions.
Tom Kershaw2 July 2021 15:31