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Wimbledon 2019 Day 4 live scores, updates and commentary - Nadal vs Kyrgios headlines Day 4, plus Federer, Serena, Barty in R2 action

Live Tennis Staff in News 4 Jul 2019
  • Live scores, updates and commentary on Day 4 of Wimbledon 2019, Thursday July 4
  • Nadal vs Kyrgios + Serena, Federer, Barty in second round action
  • Play begins live from Wimbledon at 11.00am local time/BST (1.00pm on Centre Court and No. 1 Court)
Wimbledon Day 4 (PA Images)

Rafael Nadal vs Nick Kyrgios headlines second round action at Wimbledon today, while the likes of Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Ashleigh Barty will also be aiming for a spot in the third round: live scores, updates and commentary live from Day 4 of The Championships 2019.

Key events
11:05 04 Jul

Wimbledon live streaming

21:34 04 Jul

And that's a wrap on day 4!

21:30 04 Jul

'Things were just happening naturally.'

21:23 04 Jul

GSM Murray & Herbert! 4-6, 6-4, 6-1, 6-0

20:40 04 Jul

Murray/Herbert lead 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 - roof closing

20:23 04 Jul

GSM Fabio Fognini

20:06 04 Jul

Murray/Herbert take the second set!

19:45 04 Jul

GSM Nadal d. Kyrgios 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(5), 7-6(3)

19:36 04 Jul

Murray/Herbert trail 4-6

19:34 04 Jul

Kyrgios looking tired ...

19:29 04 Jul

Goodbye to Marcos Baghdatis

19:08 04 Jul

Murray/Herbert broken again for 2-4

18:59 04 Jul

Murray/Herbert retrieve early break

18:47 04 Jul

SET Nadal 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(5)

18:36 04 Jul

Andy Murray on court!

18:33 04 Jul

Nadal leads 5-4 despite body shot

18:28 04 Jul

ANDY MURRAY ALERT

18:22 04 Jul

GSM Serena Williams 6-2, 2-6, 6-4

18:19 04 Jul

Juvan breaks back as Serena serves for the match

18:14 04 Jul

'You're no-one. You think you're important. You're a disgrace.'

18:09 04 Jul

Serena has the break in the third

18:03 04 Jul

Anisimova out to Linette

17:58 04 Jul

SET Kyrgios 3-6, 6-3

17:56 04 Jul

Kyrgios breaks again & will serve for the second set

17:51 04 Jul

Nadal breaks back, Kyrgios taunts umpire

17:49 04 Jul

SET Serena William 2-6, 6-2 vs Juvan

17:42 04 Jul

Kyrgios up 4-1 with underarm serve

17:39 04 Jul

Serena's got a friend in the house

17:35 04 Jul

Kyrgios saves 2 break points to lead 3-0

17:33 04 Jul

Defending champion Kerber out

17:31 04 Jul

Serena down a set but up a break

17:30 04 Jul

Kyrgios breaks Nadal in second set

16:35 04 Jul

Roger Federer beats Jay Clarke 6-1 7-6 6-2

16:30 04 Jul

Konta through, but Kerber and Bertens into third sets

16:27 04 Jul

Isner falls to Kukushkin in five

16:12 04 Jul

2017 finalist, Cilic beaten by Sousa 6-4 6-4 6-4

16:10 04 Jul

Federer takes second set against Clarke 6-1 7-6

16:03 04 Jul

Federer and Clarke into a second set tie break 6-1 6-6

16:01 04 Jul

Clarke holds for 6-5

16:01 04 Jul

Clarke holds for 6-5

16:01 04 Jul

Clarke holds for 6-5

16:01 04 Jul

Clarke holds for 6-5

15:57 04 Jul

Federer holds from 15-30 to stay in the second set. 5-5

15:46 04 Jul

Clarke competing well against Federer in Set 2, 1-6 4-3

15:44 04 Jul

Kerber a set to the good against Davis 6-2

15:28 04 Jul

Federer rolls through the first set against Clarke

15:18 04 Jul

Seeds in trouble: Cilic, Bertens with plenty of work to do

15:15 04 Jul

Federer saves two break points and holds for 4-1

15:10 04 Jul

Defending champion, Kerber on court...

15:07 04 Jul

Roger Federer off to a flyer against Jay Clarke

15:02 04 Jul

Nishikori takes out Norrie 6-4 6-4 6-0

14:54 04 Jul

Daniel Evans through to the third round!

14:42 04 Jul

Kvitova beats Mladenovic 7-5 6-2

14:32 04 Jul

Kvitova one game away from victory 7-5 5-2

14:15 04 Jul

Mladenovic breaks to open the second set, Kvitova breaks back, and holds for 2-1

14:10 04 Jul

Nishikori up a set and a break on Norrie 6-4 3-2

14:04 04 Jul

Kvitova breaks again to take the first set! 7-5

13:56 04 Jul

Kvitova saves set points, breaks back off consecutive Mladenovic double faults, and then holds for 6-5!

13:49 04 Jul

Kvitova holds, but must now break to stay in the opening set... 4-5

13:48 04 Jul

Mladenovic saves three break points and holds for 5-3

13:40 04 Jul

Kukushkin takes first set against Isner 6-4

13:31 04 Jul

Norrie breaks but is broken straight back

13:24 04 Jul

GSM Struff finishes off Fritz

13:16 04 Jul

Kvitova on the board at 1-2

13:11 04 Jul

Kvitova broken to open vs Mladenovic

13:01 04 Jul

Time to get going on the show courts!

12:45 04 Jul

GSM Sam Querrey d. Rublev 6-3, 6-2, 6-3

12:31 04 Jul

Dart & Haddad Maia locked in a real battle

12:12 04 Jul

Querrey & Struff racing to R3

12:06 04 Jul

GSM Sloane Stephens d. Wang Yafan 6-0, 6-2

12:01 04 Jul

GSM Ash Barty d. Alison van Uytvanck 6-1, 6-3

11:57 04 Jul

Van Uytvanck breaks for 3-5

11:52 04 Jul

What's ahead for Barty?

11:40 04 Jul

Querrey racing through Rublev

11:35 04 Jul

Stephens bagels Wang Yafan

11:30 04 Jul

Barty leads van Uytvanck 6-1

11:23 04 Jul

Stephens, Barty take double-break leads

11:11 04 Jul

Barty makes confident start to tricky match

11:00 04 Jul

Wimbledon: You could set your watch by it

10:51 04 Jul

Order of play for day 4 at Wimbledon 2019

10:36 04 Jul

Recap: Day 3

10:30 04 Jul

Tomic fined all first-round prize money

10:23 04 Jul

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11:05 04 Jul

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21:34 04 Jul

And that's a wrap on day 4!

My goodness, has it only been four days? Everything has happened already! 

What a day that was at Wimbledon ... Nadal surviving Kyrgios's challenge, Serena weathering a storm. The return of Murray to No. 1 Court. Kerber ousted in a shock. Kvitova, Barty, Nishikori, Stephens, Fognini through. The farewell of Baghdatis. 

And tomorrow we have Djokovic, Gauff, Svitolina, Raonic and Halep vs Azarenka to look forward to ... and, of course, those Murray-Serena mixed doubles!

See you then!
21:30 04 Jul

'Things were just happening naturally.'

Murray: 'It was nice. Little bit nervous at the start. It was great to get the win and nice atmosphere.'

Herbert: 'We stayed together after the loss of the first set, we didn't panic.'

Murray: 'As the match went on, I think we started to just get more comfortable with each other on the court, things were just happening naturally & that's how you want it to be in doubles.'
21:23 04 Jul

GSM Murray & Herbert! 4-6, 6-4, 6-1, 6-0

After a very good first set from Marius Copil & Ugo Humbert, it was pretty much one-way traffic from Andy Murray & Pierre-Hugues Herbert and they wrap up a four-set victory. Brilliant!
20:40 04 Jul

Murray/Herbert lead 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 - roof closing

Murray and Herbert have really hit their stride in this match - which makes it quite unfortunate that play will now be interrrupted for 10-15 minutes as the roof on No. 1 Court is closed.

The British/French player have left the court and headed to the locker room. Copil and Humbert are staying put. 
20:23 04 Jul

GSM Fabio Fognini

The 12th seed wraps up the last singles match of the day at Wimbledon, beating Marton Fucsovics 6-7(6), 6-4, 7-6(3), 2-6, 6-3.

He'll face Tennys Sandgren in the third round after the American beat Gilles Simon 6-2, 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 8-6.
20:06 04 Jul

Murray/Herbert take the second set!

A much, much better set for Murray and Herbert - Murray even hitting Copil at one point (they high-fived afterwards, so no hard feelings) - and they are quick to level up 4-6, 6-1!
19:45 04 Jul

GSM Nadal d. Kyrgios 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(5), 7-6(3)

An immediate mini-break for Nadal as Kyrgios fumbles a smash into the net. Huge mistake, tired error, could have just cost him the match. 

Another unforced error from Kyrgios - a groundstroke missed wide - puts him down 0-2, and then Nadal makes a mistake but Kyrgios fails to capitalize on it with a lazy stroke for 0-3.

Kyrgios on the board for 1-3 with a service winner, and another for 2-3. But he's surely given himself too much ground to make up here. 

Fortunate enough to see a second serve at 2-4, Kyrgios completely mishandles the return as it goes into his body and Nadal leads 5-2 - then 6-3 as Kyrgios puts a forehand long.

Nadal closes out the win, and safe to say he is EXTREMELY happy about that. He wags his finger at his box, yells 'Vamos!' several times and generally looks pretty excited about life. 
19:36 04 Jul

Murray/Herbert trail 4-6

Marius Copil and Ugo Humbert have taken the first set on No. 1 Court - can the British/French pairing come back? Herbert has already held his serve to open the second set. 
19:34 04 Jul

Kyrgios looking tired ...

Definite drop in energy levels from the Australian in this set, he's now simply serving his way through it (lucky he has such a fantastic serve, really).

Nadal pushes to 30-30 at 4-4, but Kyrgios holds by the skin of his teeth as he puts in a drop shot Nadal chases down but can't quite return. 
19:29 04 Jul

Goodbye to Marcos Baghdatis

The former top-10 player, Australian Open finalist and Wimbledon semifinalist ends his career on No. 2 Court, defeated 6-1, 7-6(4), 6-3 by rising Italian Matteo Berrettini.


Berrettini very gracious in letting Baghdatis have his moment in front of a warm crowd.
19:08 04 Jul

Murray/Herbert broken again for 2-4

It's three breaks in a row on No. 1 Court as the British-French pairing are broken again - this time it's Herbert's serve that's the culprit.

Can they break back as Marius Copil serves? They cannot. A very solid hold from Copil.
18:59 04 Jul

Murray/Herbert retrieve early break

Murray/Herbert trailed by a break with Copil/Humbert serving at 2-1, but work their way to 15-40 and despite some miscommunication on the first break point, a strong return (Murray) and a sharp volley winner (Herbert) see them back on serve at 2-2.
18:47 04 Jul

SET Nadal 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(5)

All right, tie-break time for Nadal and Kyrgios. Whoever wins it will be one set from the match ...

1-0 - Nadal service winner
1-1 - Kyrgios into net and Nadal nets pass
1-2 - mini-break to Nadal! He anticipates Kyrgios's backhand well, stretches the Aussie wide with an injection of pace from his own backhand & finishes at net.
3-1 - Nadal consolidates the mini-break, recovering well off a deep Kyrgios shot and profiting from a netted cross-court backhand
4-1 - ace wide to give Nadal a commanding lead!
2-4 - Kyrgios uses the same backhand pace injection to get Nadal running and closes the net
2-5 - Another error from Kyrgios and surely now this set is Nadal's ...
5-3 - Kyrgios reads Nadal's approach and whips a forehand passing shot down the line 
6-3 - Kyrgios very much in the rally after a second serve, but overpresses on his forehand and it goes wide
4-6 - Kyrgios saves set point with a serve and a short ball cleaned up
5-6 - service winner
7-5 - Nadal takes the set with a forehand winner and he LEAPS into the air. He must feel now that he has a great grip on this match. 
18:36 04 Jul

Andy Murray on court!

He, Pierre-Hugues Herbert, Marius Copil and Ugo Humbert have taken the court on No. 1. The other three smile wryly and look a little bemused at the huge ovation they receive. Murray gives a lowkey wave.
18:33 04 Jul

Nadal leads 5-4 despite body shot

Nadal on his way to a solid hold at 4-4, leading 40-15, when he attacks the net and Kyrgios absolutely drills a forehand right at him. Nadal barely blocks it and Kyrgios gets a long, long staredown afterwards - which it must be said won't bother the Australian one bit. 

Then Nadal double faults to deuce. Suddenly it's interesting. Can't find a first serve on the next point either - but Kyrgios misses a backhand up the line wide for game point - and Nadal holds. 
18:28 04 Jul

ANDY MURRAY ALERT

Andy Murray and Pierre-Hugues Herbert's first-round doubles match will be next on No. 1 Court!

Should be starting very soon!
18:22 04 Jul

GSM Serena Williams 6-2, 2-6, 6-4

No mistakes for Serena Williams this time as she closes out her second-round victory over Kaja Juvan with an ace down the T and a big fist pump.

The Duchess of Sussex applauds.

Next up for Serena: A third-round clash with Julia Goerges.
18:19 04 Jul

Juvan breaks back as Serena serves for the match

Kaja Juvan is a blur of speed as she chases down a Williams drop shot for a winner and 30-40 as Williams serves for the match, then breaks back on an unforced error from the American.
18:14 04 Jul

'You're no-one. You think you're important. You're a disgrace.'

Just more thoughts from Nick Kyrgios to umpire Damian Dumusois during the changeover.

Dumusois's response: 'Are we going to fight all match, Nick?'
18:09 04 Jul

Serena has the break in the third

Kaja Juvan has acquitted herself well here - and is definitely one to watch in the future - but she's pressed into a backhand error at 2-2 and Williams has the break in the decider. 

If the American comes through, a rematch of last year's semifinal with Julia Goerges awaits.
18:03 04 Jul

Anisimova out to Linette

Amanda Anisimova, the 25th-seeded 17-year-old who was a semifinalist at the French Open, has been beaten 4-6, 5-7 by Polish veteran Magda Linette.

Linette will face Petra Kvitova in the next round.
17:58 04 Jul

SET Kyrgios 3-6, 6-3

Kyrgios up 30-0 as he serves and volleys, then dances across the net, seemingly celebrating at Nadal.

An ace for three set points ... The first goes begging as Nadal anticipates the serve-and-volley and the behind-the-back shot is wild, but a big serve closes it out.
17:56 04 Jul

Kyrgios breaks again & will serve for the second set

He's up 5-3 as Nadal whips an inside-out cross-court forehand into the net under pressure - can Kyrgios level this?
17:51 04 Jul

Nadal breaks back, Kyrgios taunts umpire

Nadal breaks Kyrgios to love to get back on serve.

A furious Kyrgios spends the changeover shouting at the umpire, who he apparently wants to give Nadal a warning for time, then switches to sarcastically repeating, 'Must feel pretty good to be up there, so much power.'

He keeps doing it even as Nadal is preparing to serve and gets an unsportsmanlike conduct warning.
17:49 04 Jul

SET Serena William 2-6, 6-2 vs Juvan

Order restored by Serena Williams? She levels at one set apiece with 20-year-old Kaja Juvan.
17:42 04 Jul

Kyrgios up 4-1 with underarm serve

Stony faces in the Nadal camp as Kyrgios serves another underarm delivery to surprise Nadal into a return error and hold for 4-1.

The Centre Court crowd don't love it, either, but the Kyrgios box does.
17:39 04 Jul

Serena's got a friend in the house

The Duchess of Sussex, aka Meghan Markle, is out on No. 1 Court watching her friend Serena Williams - who still leads Kaja Juvan with a break in the second set. 


17:35 04 Jul

Kyrgios saves 2 break points to lead 3-0

Down 15-40 after breaking to lead 2-0, Kyrgios saves two break points - one with a daring, lunging volley - and consolidates to lead Nadal 3-0 in the second set. 
17:33 04 Jul

Defending champion Kerber out

Lucky loser Lauren Davis, who some of you might recall from pushing Simona Halep to her absolute limits at the 2018 Australian Open, has knocked out the defending champion 2-6, 6-2, 6-1.
17:31 04 Jul

Serena down a set but up a break

Kaja Juvan, who is playing her first Wimbledon, took the first set over the 7-time champion 6-2 - but Williams has cleaned her act up in the second set and leads 2-1 with a break.
17:30 04 Jul

Kyrgios breaks Nadal in second set

Rafael Nadal took the first set 6-3, but Nick Kyrgios has just taken a 2-0 lead in the second with a flashing forehand winner down the line.
16:35 04 Jul

Roger Federer beats Jay Clarke 6-1 7-6 6-2

Roger Federer moves into the third round with a 6-1 7-6 6-2 victory over Jay Clarke.

The great Swiss was pushed hard in that second set tie break, but he was generally comfortable, and sets up a third-round meeting with either Lucas Pouille or Gregoire Barrere.
16:30 04 Jul

Konta through, but Kerber and Bertens into third sets

British No. 1, Johanna Konta is safely into the third round, beating Katerina Siniakova 6-3 6-4, but defending champion, Angelique Kerber and fourth seed are being make to work a lot harder, as they are into deciding sets against Americans, Lauren Davis and Taylor Townsend respectively.
16:27 04 Jul

Isner falls to Kukushkin in five

John Isner joins the big name casualties as the No. 9 seed and 2018 semi-finalist falls 6-4 6-7 4-6 6-1 6-4 to Mikhail Kukushkin.
16:12 04 Jul

2017 finalist, Cilic beaten by Sousa 6-4 6-4 6-4

Marin Cilic's poor season continues as the Croatian falls 6-4 6-4 6-4 to Joao Sousa.

Sousa moves on to face Daniel Evans in the third round.
16:10 04 Jul

Federer takes second set against Clarke 6-1 7-6

Clarke gets the first mini-break- off a bad error from Federer, who dumps a very easy volley into the net, but the Swiss quickly wrestles back the advantage with two clever returns, and one big first serve... 4-2...

Make that 5-2 as Clarke sends a backhand into the net, and 6-2 when the Brit fails to clear he net with a forehand...

Four set points to Federer- the eight-time champion misses the first with an overambitious backhand return, but he makes no mistake on the second, banging down an ace down the middle.
16:03 04 Jul

Federer and Clarke into a second set tie break 6-1 6-6

16:01 04 Jul

Clarke holds for 6-5

What a set this has been from Jay Clarke, and he has earned himself a tie break, at the very least, against Federer.

Can he break to steal the set here?
16:01 04 Jul

Clarke holds for 6-5

What a set this has been from Jay Clarke, and he has earned himself a tie break, at the very least, against Federer.

Can he break to steal the set here?
16:01 04 Jul

Clarke holds for 6-5

What a set this has been from Jay Clarke, and he has earned himself a tie break, at the very least, against Federer.

Can he break to steal the set here?
16:01 04 Jul

Clarke holds for 6-5

What a set this has been from Jay Clarke, and he has earned himself a tie break, at the very least, against Federer.

Can he break to steal the set here?
15:57 04 Jul

Federer holds from 15-30 to stay in the second set. 5-5

Hmmmn...

A Clarke drop shot absolutely dies on Federer and gives Clarke a 15-30 lead, putting Clark two points away from the set, but that's the wake up call for Federer, who slams down an ace, puts away a volley and wins a cheeky point at the net. Danger averted.
15:46 04 Jul

Clarke competing well against Federer in Set 2, 1-6 4-3

Jay Clarke was blown away in that first set, but he is making a feast of things in the second, and has just held to establish a 4-3 lead, putting himself two games away from the set.
15:44 04 Jul

Kerber a set to the good against Davis 6-2

Defending champion, Angelique Kerber wins five consecutive games from 1-2 to close out the opening set against Lauren Davis.
15:28 04 Jul

Federer rolls through the first set against Clarke

Federer was in cruise control for most of that first set, bagging it in less than half an hour...

Plenty of endeavour from Clarke, but the mighty Fed's in a different league...
15:18 04 Jul

Seeds in trouble: Cilic, Bertens with plenty of work to do

2017 finalist, Marin Cilic, who is having a forgettable season, is motioning towards the exit door, as he trails Joao Sousa by two sets to love, 6-4 6-4, while women's fourth seed, Kiki Bertens has just dropped the first set against Taylor Townsend...
15:15 04 Jul

Federer saves two break points and holds for 4-1

Federer goes walkabouts and quickly slips to a 15-40 deficit, but the great Swiss wakes up just in time to wipe out those break points, and polish off a hold.
15:10 04 Jul

Defending champion, Kerber on court...

Angelique Kerber has just begun her second round meeting with Lauren Davis, so has Johanna Konta against Katerina Siniakova...

Kiki Bertens has been on for a while now, and it isn't going according to plan for the Dutchwoman, who trails Taylor Townsend 5-3. Townsend serving for the first set...
15:07 04 Jul

Roger Federer off to a flyer against Jay Clarke

Roger Federer dropped the first set against Lloyd Harris in the first round, but there's no early wobble from the Swiss today, as he has raced out to a 3-0 lead against British wildcard, Jay Clarke.
15:02 04 Jul

Nishikori takes out Norrie 6-4 6-4 6-0

Kei Nishikori is through to the third round following a fine 6-4 6-4 victory over Britain's Cameron Norrie.

Looked really good too the Japanese- worth keeping an eye on.

He'll play Steve Johnson in the next round.
14:54 04 Jul

Daniel Evans through to the third round!

Excellent performance from Great Britain's Daniel Evans, who beats Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-3 6-2 7-6 to move into the third round.

He could have closed it out earlier, as he served for the match at 5-3 in the third set, and missed four match points, but he regained his composure to take the tie break and the match, helped by some horrendous volleying from Basilashvili- some of the worst volleys you'll see all fortnight!

Evans isn't complaining- he's booked a third round date with Marin Cilic or Joao Sousa.
14:42 04 Jul

Kvitova beats Mladenovic 7-5 6-2

Arm injury, what injury?

A statement performance from Petra Kvitova!

Mladenovic had her chances in that first set- she led 5-3, and had three set points- but she could not convert...

Once Kvitova got the break back, she virtually walked down the other end, snatched the racket off Mladenovic's hands, an flung it into Paris. Unplayable.

Look out, women's draw...
14:32 04 Jul

Kvitova one game away from victory 7-5 5-2

A hold to love takes Kvitova closer to victory- can she break to take the match?
14:15 04 Jul

Mladenovic breaks to open the second set, Kvitova breaks back, and holds for 2-1

Loose game from Kvitova to start the second set, but the left-hander makes up for it with another frightening return game. 1-1.

Seeing how she's striking that ball, when she is at her best, she can blast through any draw.

She slams down a second serve ace to punctuate a hold to love. 2-1
14:10 04 Jul

Nishikori up a set and a break on Norrie 6-4 3-2

Kei Nishikori is in control against Cameron Norrie on Centre Court...

No one's talking about the Japanese here- maybe flying under the radar can help him make a deep run over the next fortnight?
14:04 04 Jul

Kvitova breaks again to take the first set! 7-5

Tremendous returning from Kvitova!

She climbs into a forehand return and gets the error from Mladenovic to bring up two set points, and she repeats the trick on the other wing, firing a backhand return that's too good for her French opponent.

Look at that reaction! Stuff of champions from the two-time winner!
13:56 04 Jul

Kvitova saves set points, breaks back off consecutive Mladenovic double faults, and then holds for 6-5!

Incredible game!

A terrific forehand winner helps Mladenovic to 40-15, and two set points, but she double faults away the first, and errs under the weight of the Kvitova forehand on the second...

An incredible point follows- Mladenovic thinks she has an easy put away at the net, but Kvitova anticipates beautifully and her defensive lob lands on the baseline...

Mladenovic still wins the point after catching Kvitova out with a drop shot- another set point...

Kvitova's forehand takes over again and an inside out winner gets her back to deuce...

The Czech doesn't have to do any more, as Mladenovic sends down consecutive double faults to drop her serve!

Kvitova backs up the break back with a solid hold to take a 6-5 lead...
13:49 04 Jul

Kvitova holds, but must now break to stay in the opening set... 4-5

Petra Kvitova got so close to getting the break back in her last return game- missing three break points- will she get another opportunity as Mladenovic serves for the first set?
13:48 04 Jul

Mladenovic saves three break points and holds for 5-3

Clutch hold from Mladenovic!

Twice she double faults to give up break point, but she gets herself out of trouble on each occasion...

A fine Kvitova return sets up another breaks point, but Mladenovic produces a supreme second serve to get back to deuce...

The Frenchwoman digs out a terrific hold to lead 5-3. Kvitova's frustrations are palpable...
13:40 04 Jul

Kukushkin takes first set against Isner 6-4

Hmmmn...

Last year's semi-finalist, John Isner is in a spot of bother, as he drops the opening set against Mikhail Kukushkin...

Work for Big John to do here...
13:31 04 Jul

Norrie breaks but is broken straight back

Much to the delight of the Centre Court crowd, Cameron Norrie has taken a 4-2 lead on Nishikori - the Japanese player gets an immediate foothold on Norrie's serve as he tries to consolidate, winning a 15-shot rally for 0-15.

Norrie gets to 30-30, but serves back-to-back double faults to be broken back. 
13:24 04 Jul

GSM Struff finishes off Fritz

Big-serving German Jan-Lennard Struff beats Taylor Fritz 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 7-6(2) to book his place in the third round.

Struff made the third round of Wimbledon last year, too, and is playing some of his best tennis so far in 2019 - he knocked Denis Shapovalov and Borna Coric out of the French Open to make the last 16. He'll face Mikhail Kukushkin or John Isner in the third round.
13:16 04 Jul

Kvitova on the board at 1-2

Mladenovic is swift to consolidate her break. The world no. 1 in doubles, who just won the French Open with Timea Babos, Mladenovic climbed into the top 10 in 2017, only to crash out (hard) in 2018.

But there have been signs of resurgence for the very talented Frenchwoman, who now works with Sascha Baijin, former hitting partner of Serena Williams and coach of Naomi Osaka, especially in a run to the French Open quarterfinals. Grass has never been her surface, particularly, but she's got a big game for it and the grass is slow this year.

Kvitova on the board with a banging, big-serving hold to love to stay in touch, 1-2.
13:11 04 Jul

Kvitova broken to open vs Mladenovic

Not the start Kvitova wanted as she double-faults to go down 0-30, but the Czech attacks the net to get on the board - only to double fault again for 15-40 and then be broken on a lucky net cord for Mladenovic.

Context: She has a 6-1 head-to-head vs Mladenovic and has won their last five matches in straight sets - but comes into Wimbledon having not played since Rome thanks to an arm injury. Her participation was in doubt and the arm is still heavily strapped.
13:01 04 Jul

Time to get going on the show courts!

Kei Nishikori and Cameron Norrie are taking to Centre Court for their second-round battle, while two-time champion Petra Kvitova is out on No. 1 Court to take on Kristina Mladenovic.

All matches streamed live online for free, remember - check the pinned tweet for details.
12:45 04 Jul

GSM Sam Querrey d. Rublev 6-3, 6-2, 6-3

Former semifinalist Sam Querrey backs up his first-round upset of Dominic Thiem and wins the race to be the first man into the third round today with a 26-ace defeat of Andrey Rublev. Honestly, he looks very good for the quarterfinals right now - and maybe beyond, should Kyrgios knock out Nadal today.

Meanwhile, Struff not only lost the race with Querrey but lost the third set to Eastbourne champion Taylor Fritz, 5-7.
12:31 04 Jul

Dart & Haddad Maia locked in a real battle

Quite a battle going on as Harriet Dart and Beatriz Haddad Maia vie to become Ash Barty's next victim, sorry, opponent.

Dart took the first set in a tie-break - Haddad Maia (who shocked Garbine Muguruza in the first round) has a break in the second, but is struggling to hold on to it - and indeed Dart attacks the net with great success to level 2-2
12:12 04 Jul

Querrey & Struff racing to R3

So three players into the third round for the women already today - Barty, Stephens and Wang Qiang, who beat Tamara Zidansek 6-0, 6-2; that's big for Wang, who hadn't won back-to-back matches since Prague and hasn't made the third round of Wimbledon before - but who will be the first for the men?

Right now it seems like a race between Sam Querrey and Jan-Lennard Struff, two big servers. Querrey has served 20 aces to lead Rublev 6-3, 6-2; Struff has 'only' served 9 to lead Eastbourne champion Fritz 6-4, 6-3.
12:06 04 Jul

GSM Sloane Stephens d. Wang Yafan 6-0, 6-2

Ninth seed Stephens wastes little time in following her fellow Grand Slam champion into the third round with a crisp victory over Acapulco champion Wang Yafan.

Stephens, a quarterfinalist at Wimbledon in 2013, will face the winner of the Centre Court duel between Johanna Konta (against whom Stephens is 0-3) or Katerina Siniakova.
12:01 04 Jul

GSM Ash Barty d. Alison van Uytvanck 6-1, 6-3

Match point for Barty as van Uytvanck puts a forehand volley in the net - and the Australian wastes no time, playing one of her favoured fading slice approaches down the line and attacking the net to close out the match. 

Very minor blip at the end there, but a polished performance from Barty who is into the third round of Wimbledon for the second time - she'll face Harriet Dart or Beatriz Haddad Maia.
11:57 04 Jul

Van Uytvanck breaks for 3-5

Alison van Uytvanck hasn't played badly. It's just that Barty has had an answer to everything - including winning a lot of very quick points behind her first serve.

That's just what she does to get to 30-0 as she serves for the match. 

Van Uytvanck goes for broke on the next point where attack is concerned, resetting the point with a deep smash and getting the error from Barty, and then the Australian tries for a backhand drop shot that doesn't quite clear the net for 30-30. 

Then Barty once again can't find a first serve - and van Uytvanck leans back and absolutely cracks a clean return winner cross-court for break point and breaks as Barty puts a forehand wide.

Still a break in hand for Barty ...
11:52 04 Jul

What's ahead for Barty?

With the top seed leading 6-1, 4-1 and serving, it seems like a good idea to look at Barty's draw.

The 'quarter of death' has got a little less, well, death-y with the exits of former champions Maria Sharapova and Garbine Muguruza in R1, as well as Donna Vekic. If (!) Barty wins this one, which she will probably have done by the time I finish typing this sentence, she will face Harriet Dart or Beatriz Haddad Maia - not too intimidating - but Belinda Bencic, Kaia Kanepi or Alison Riske in the last 16 would be considerably more problematic, and Serena Williams or Angelique Kerber seem guaranteed to await in the quarterfinals.
11:40 04 Jul

Querrey racing through Rublev

He knocked out fifth seed Dominic Thiem in the first round and now he's up a set and a break on talented Russian Andrey Rublev - looks like 2017 semifinalist Sam Querrey is up to his old Wimbledon tricks again.

The average game in this match is taking less than two minutes - Querrey either wins the point within the first two shots or loses it. He's doing a lot more of the former than the latter, judging by the fact that he leads 6-3, 2-1.
11:35 04 Jul

Stephens bagels Wang Yafan

Ninth seed Stephens is also looking great as she bagels Wang Yafan.

The Chinese player didn't get a single unreturned serve into play, while Stephens won 95% of her own first serve points, converted every break point chance she got and won the point each of the five times she attacked the net. Very impressive from Stephens, who has lost in the first round of Wimbledon the last two years, but she has a habit of second-set letdowns - can she keep up this level?
11:30 04 Jul

Barty leads van Uytvanck 6-1

After getting on the board for 1-5, van Uytvanck reads Barty's net attack and lobs her beautifully for 15-30, but misses a second-serve return for 30-30.

The Belgian really hammers the return at Barty's body on the next point, but Barty neutralizes a flat groundstroke exchange with her slice, tempting van Uytvanck into a slice wide for set point - swiftly converted as Barty serves and volleys. She's up 6-1 in 25 minutes.
11:23 04 Jul

Stephens, Barty take double-break leads

A very impressive start for ninth seed Sloane Stephens, who attacks the net to get to 0-40 on Acapulco champion Wang Yafan's serve at 0-3, and takes a double-break lead when her defense keeps her in the point long enough for Wang to make an error.

Barty has also raced to a 4-0, double-break lead on van Uytvanck.
11:11 04 Jul

Barty makes confident start to tricky match

You wouldn't necessarily know it from the fact that she's been scheduled first on No. 2 Court, but Ash Barty is the best player in the world right now.

The reigning French Open champion and world no. 1 is on a 13-match winning streak coming into this match with Alison van Uytvanck, and in her first-round match she looked totally unperturbed by being the top seed at a major for the first time.

Budapest champion van Uytvanck is a former French Open quarterfinalist and made the last 16 at Wimbledon last year after shocking defending champion Garbine Muguruza in the second round - but Barty calmly holds to open before breaking the Belgian to 15, closing down the net and forcing a passing error from van Uytvanck.
11:00 04 Jul

Wimbledon: You could set your watch by it

As the clock strikes 11 o'clock, players take to the courts to start the action on day 4.

World no. 1 Ashleigh Barty is among the early starters as she heads out to No. 2 Court to face Alison van Uytvanck.

Ninth seed Sloane Stephens is also out to face Wang Yafan on No. 3 Court.
10:51 04 Jul

Order of play for day 4 at Wimbledon 2019

The most anticipated match of the day has to be Nadal vs Kyrgios, of course, but there's a hell of a lot of other matches to look forward to (including Andy Murray's men's doubles later on).

Here's what's coming up on the three main show courts - as always, click on the highlighted links for in-depth analysis of individual matches.

For the full order of play, click here!

CENTRE COURT - 1:00PM

1. Kei Nishikori v Cameron Norrie
2. Katerina Siniakova v Johanna Konta

NO.1 COURT - 1:00PM


NO.2 COURT - 11:00AM

2. Daniel Evans v Nikoloz Basilashvili
3. Lauren Davis v Angelique Kerber
4. Matteo Berrettini v Marcos Baghdatis
10:36 04 Jul

Recap: Day 3

There were some big stories on day 3 as the first players made their way into the third round.

- Novak Djokovic was untroubled on the court as he beat Denis Kudla in straight sets, but embroiled in more animosity with the press when he was asked to justify his continued support for Justin Gimelstob after the latter's 'no contest' plea to the charge of publicly and violently assaulting a man


- 'I believe I can beat anyone,' Cori 'Coco' Gauff said, and it's starting to look like it might be true - the 15-year-old backed up her defeat of Venus Williams with an even better performance to oust 2017 semifinalist Magdalena Rybarikova

- 'I want to win badly every match I play': Simona Halep battled past Mihaela Buzarnescu to set up a third-round clash with Victoria Azarenka, who dropped a total of three games across her singles and doubles matches on Wednesday

- Andy Murray and Serena Williams officially appeared in the mixed doubles draw (as did Venus Williams and Frances Tiafoe) and Murray talked about how he couldn't turn down the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play with the 23-time Grand Slam champion
10:30 04 Jul

Tomic fined all first-round prize money

There was speculation after Bernard Tomic's 58-minute defeat to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the first round that he would be fined, and so it has proved, with the tournament referee deeming that Tomic's effort 'did not meet the required professional standards'. He will be fined his entire £45,000 prize money.


Anna Tatishvili received a similarly heavy fine at the French Open, but she has furiously (and legally) appealed. I doubt Tomic will be doing the same thing.
10:23 04 Jul

Wimbledon 2019 live blog: Day four!

Good morning and welcome to the live blog for day four of Wimbledon, otherwise known as Thursday 4 July.

The likes of Djokovic, Halep, Pliskova and Anderson are already in the third round, but who will join them? Federer, Serena, Nadal, Kerber, Barty, Nishikori and more will be looking to do just that ...


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Another scintillating day of tennis is in store at Wimbledon on Thursday July 4, headlined undoubtedly by the blockbuster Centre Court showdown between Nadal and Kyrgios.

In what is surely the most highly-anticipated match-up of The Championships so far, Kyrgios will be attempting to repeat his famous 2014 triumph over Nadal - where he made his one and to date only Wimbledon quarter-final - while the Spaniard will be determined to avenge that loss, and another defeat in Acapulco earlier this season, as he continues his bid for a third Wimbledon title.

There’s no love lost between the pair - Kyrgios unloaded on Nadal during an interview in Rome a couple of months ago, while Nadal wasn’t happy with the way the Australian conducted himself in Acapulco, namely when he struck an underarm serve and won a point against him.

Don’t be surprised if Kyrgios turns to the underarm serve again in an attempt to rile up Nadal, but can the unpredictable Australian stay focused enough over the best-of-five sets to pull off another upset?

Before that clash, a couple of Brits take to Centre Court in second round action, with Cameron Norrie facing ninth seed Kei Nishikori and Johanna Konta coming up against the dangerous Katerina Siniakova.

No. 1 Court also plays host to some big names and former Wimbledon champions: two-time winner Petra Kvitova, continuing her comeback from an arm injury, meets Kristina Mladenovic, before Roger Federer looks for a more polished performance against British wildcard Jay Clarke. Serena Williams then targets the third round against another qualifier in Kaja Juvan.

But that’s not all! World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty is in action as she opens play on No. 2 Court against Alison Van Uytvanck - and later on the same court, defending champion Angelique Kerber squares off against Lauren Davis, who you might remember stretched Simona Halep to a marathon 15-13 third set at the Australian Open last year.

And we mustn’t forget Andy Murray, with the two-time singles champion beginning his men’s doubles campaign alongside Pierre-Hugues Herbert against Marius Copil and Ugo Humbert. There match is yet to be officially scheduled, but it will almost certainly be played on Centre or No. 1 Court, depending on how the schedule plays out.

It promises to be another unmissable day of tennis from The Championships as players look to book their place in the third round - join us from around the grounds as we bring you all the latest live scores, results, breaking news and more!


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Wimbledon 2019 Day 4 live scores, updates and commentary - Nadal vs Kyrgios headlines Day 4, plus Federer, Serena, Barty in R2 action

Rafael Nadal vs Nick Kyrgios headlines second round action at Wimbledon today, while the likes of Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Ashleigh Barty will also be aiming for a spot in the third round: live scores, updates and commentary live from Day 4 of The Championships 2019.

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