Wimbledon day four: Nadal outlasts Kyrgios, Kerber goes out and Murray returns – video


Rafa Nadal emerged victorious from a memorable four-set duel with rival Nick Kyrgios, while Roger Federer is set to equal Jimmy Connors’s Open-era record of 17 appearances in the third round following a win over Jay Clarke.

Defending champion Angelique Kerber was dumped out by Lauren Davis, while Johanna Konta beat Katerina Siniakova and will face ninth seed Sloane Stephens next.

Marcos Baghdatis bowed out of professional tennis after losing to 17th seed Matteo Berrettini. He had announced plans to retire after the tournament and today received a standing ovation from the crowd at Court Two and burst into tears as he kissed the grass.

Meanwhile, Andy Murray made a winning return to SW19, following hip surgery in January that had threatened to end his career. He teamed up with Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the men’s doubles and beat Marius Copil and Ugo Humbert.

Finally, British wildcard Harriet Dart is through to the third round for the first time after a victory over Beatriz Haddad Maia in a marathon match lasting over two hours. The 22-year-old will next face top seed Ash Barty, who earlier beat Alison Van Uytvanck.



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