Kvitova out, Federer marches on: Everything you missed at Wimbledon on Day 6

Published 07/04/2015, 5:19 PM EDT


Roger Federer needed four sets to enter the fourth round at Wimbledon, against the big serving Sam Groth. Federer looked majestic in the first two sets, losing just five points on his serve.
The Australian did manage to find some rhythm and with the help of a Federer double fault won the third set tie-break. But there was never any chance of an upset, as Roger cruised through the fourth set and wrapped it up 6-4 6-4 6-7(5) 6-2.

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“I am very happy. It has been a hot week the first week but thankfully I have had easy matches going through without too many long four or five setters,” Federer said.

Groth also had some words for his esteemed counterpart:

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“I said beforehand, I generally thought I could give him trouble and in the back end of the second set and the third set, once I settled down, I started to give him trouble.

“He’s human.”

Sums it all up, doesn’t it!


The thriller of Friday evening – stopped due to bad light – continued on Saturday afternoon as Marin Cilic and John Isner tried to break each other in the fifth. The scores was 7-6 6-7 6-4 6-7 10-10 when the play was halted. But it took the USO Champion just two more games to beat the American. Glad it didn’t go all the way to 70-68!

The defending champion Petra Kvitova is out!

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After losing just three games in her first two matches Kvitova went down to the Serbian Jelena Jankovic in a three set thriller 6-3 5-7 4-6, that included some exceptional baseline hitting from both players.

While Sabine Lisicki too, saw her Wimbledon dream come to an end after going down 3-6 2-6 to Swiss Bacsinszky.

The ace machine – Ivo Karlovic sent Tsonga packing home after a scintillating display of old-school grass court tennis.

The Frenchman had no answer to the mighty serves of his opponent and lost all the three tie-break to eventually succumb 6-7 6-4 6-7 6-7 and end his Wimbledon campaign on a low.

The ‘Rafa Curse’ as they say – proved too strong for Dustin Brown, as he crashed out today, after notching up his best win two ago. The Stuttgart Open finalist Viktor Troicki beat Brown 6-4 7-6 4-6 6-3.

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Andy Murray , had to bounce back after a miserable third set, but had no trouble in disposing off the challenge of Andreas Seppi 6-2 6-2 1-6 6-1

 

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Sameer Bharti

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Watches tennis, cricket and football. Mostly tennis.

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