Wimbledon: Djokovic, Federer, Thiem Through To Fourth Round

File photo: Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Dominic Thiem on Saturday advanced to the fourth round of the Wimbledon tournament.

Roger Federer, who has now reached the last 16 15 times, was still suffering from a head-cold which has affected him for most of the week.

He told reporters he was hoping to return to health in time for his match against Grigor Dimitrov on Monday, July 10.

Meanwhile, Thiem will play Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic in the round of 16 after beating Jared Donaldson 7-5 6-4 6-2.

It was the Austrian’s first time in the third round and so also an uncharted territory in the fourth round.

Results From The Wimbledon Women’s Singles Round 3 Matches On Saturday

Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) beats Anett Kontaveit (Estonia) 3-6 7-6(3) 6-2

Angelique Kerber (Germany) beats Shelby Rogers (U.S.) 4-6 7-6(2) 6-4

Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) beats 19-Timea Bacsinszky (Switzerland) 3-6 6-4 6-1

CoCo Vandeweghe (U.S.) beats Alison Riske (U.S.) 6-2 6-4

Petra Martic (Croatia) beats Zarina Diyas (Kazakhstan) 7-6(6) 6-1

Garbine Muguruza Blanco (Spain) beats Sorana Cirstea (Romania) 6-2 6-2

Magdalena Rybarikova (Slovakia) beats Lesia Tsurenko (Ukraine) 6-2 6-1

Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) beats Polona Hercog (Slovenia) 6-4 6-0

Results From The Wimbledon Men’s Singles Round 3 Matches On Saturday

Dominic Thiem (Austria) beats Jared Donaldson (U.S.) 7-5 6-4 6-2

Roger Federer (Switzerland) beats 27-Mischa Zverev (Germany) 7-6(3) 6-4 6-4

Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beats Ernests Gulbis (Latvia) 6-4 6-1 7-6(2)

Alexander Zverev (Germany) beats Sebastian Ofner (Austria) 6-4 6-4 6-2

Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) beats David Ferrer (Spain) 6-3 6-4 6-3

Adrian Mannarino (France) beats 15-Gael Monfils (France) 7-6(3) 4-6 5-7 6-3 6-2

Milos Raonic (Canada) beats 25-Albert Ramos (Spain) 7-6(3) 6-4 7-5

Sam Querrey (U.S.) beats 12-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France) 6-2 3-6 7-6(5) 1-6 7-5

Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) beats Dudi Sela (Israel) 6-1 6-1 (Sela retired)

Thiem And Gasquet Advance In Halle

Thiem And Gasquet Advance In HalleSecond seed Dominic Thiem has made it into the second round of the Gerry Weber Open in Halle.

The 23-year-old advanced to the next round on Monday with a 7-5 6-3 victory over Germany’s Maximilian Marterer.

The Austrian goes on to face the winner of the match between Spain’s David Ferrer and Dutchman Robin Haase.

Frenchman Richard Gasquet also hit 22 aces on his way to a 3-6 6-4 6-3 win against his compatriot fifth seed Gael Monfils in their first round match.

Gasquet will meet either Germany’s Tommy Haas or Australia’s Bernard Tomic in the second round.

Thiem Dumps Nadal Out Of Italian Open

Austria’s Dominic Thiem dumped seven-times champion Rafael Nadal out of the Italian Open 6-4 6-3 in Rome on Friday to reach the semi-finals.

Beaten twice by Nadal in the last three weeks, in Barcelona and in Madrid, Thiem made it third time lucky against the 30-year-old Spanish favourite, who was unbeaten on clay this year with 17 straight wins.

Thiem will now play world number two Novak Djokovic or Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro.


Roger Federer To Miss French Open

Roger Federer, French Open has withdrawn from this year’s French Open after failing to recover from a back injury.

The 34-year-old did not play in the Madrid Open earlier this month after hurting his back during practice for the tournament.

Federer returned for the Italian Open but was beaten in the third round by Dominic Thiem.

“I regret to announce that I have made the decision not to play in this year’s French Open,” the 2009 Roland Garros champion wrote on his Facebook page.

It means Roger Federer will miss a grand slam for the first time this century.

Frenchman, Gael Monfils, has also pulled out of the tournament after complaining of having a virus.

The 29-year-old, who was born in Paris, would have been a dark horse at Roland Garros after the most consistent start to a season in his career.

Djokovic Proceeds To Miami Open Semi-Final

Miami Open- Novak DjokovicWorld’s number one tennis player, Novak Djokovic, has progressed to the semi-finals of the Miami Open in Florida after defeating Tomas Berdych.

Djokovic rolled into the semi-final phase of the competition with a 6-3 6-3 romp over Berdych as he continued his pursuit of a fifth title in six years on key Biscayne.

Berdych was coming off a marathon win against Richard Gasquet on Tuesday and did not have enough left to challenge Djokovic.

He won just six of his 23 second service points and was broken four times.

Djokovic has now recorded 26 victories with just one defeat this year.

He had beaten powerful Austrian Dominic Thiem 6-3 6-4 to advance to the quarter-finals at the Miami Open.

Miami Open: Djokovic, Nishikori Advance To Quarter-Final

novak-djokovic-Miami Open- NishikoriTop-seeded world number one, Novak Djokovic has beaten powerful Austrian Dominic Thiem 6-3 6-4 to advance to the quarter-final at the Miami Open in Florida.

Djokovic needed four match points before finally prevailing against the world number 14.

Next up for the Serb is a quarter-final against Czech’s Tomas Berdych, who beat Frenchman Richard Gasquet 6-4 3-6 7-5 in an endurance.

Japan’s Kei Nishikori also advanced to the last eight following a 6-2 6-4 defeat of Spain’s Robert Bautista.

Sixth seed Nishikori used his strong backhand to punish Bautista for any tactical errors.

He took just under an hour and a half to beat the Spaniard and would face Gael Monfils in the quarter-finals on Thursday.