Poulter, Brady and Watson shine for the Brits as they all reach the third round on day four at Wimbledon

Last updated 30th June 2022 11.29pm (UK time)

Day 4 begins with another withdrawal from the Men’s Championship as follows the withdrawal of Marin Klinik and Matteo Berrettini earlier in the week due to Covid, 17th seed Roberto Bautista Agut retired this morning due to the virus, which is a huge shame for him and the championship but it reminds us all of the world we live in right now.

Either way, for the event, Rafael Nadal continued his quest to complete the Grand Slam calendar, while Katie Poulter headlined Great Britain on day four at Wimbledon. Nadal had already won the Australian and French Open this season and was aiming to win his first Wimbledon title since 2010, something seemingly unimaginable that he had gone twelve years without a title.

The 36-year-old Spaniard faced Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis in the second round, and although he wasn’t at his best, he did enough to get the job done in four sets and reach the third round.

Poulter, however, made her center court debut when she took on Czech sixth seed Karolina Pliskova, the 25-year-old world number 118 who was looking to reach the All England Club third round for the first time but knew that she should. Beating a player who reached the final last year to do so but confident of beating Pliskova at Eastbourne last week, how will she be here?

It was another great match that went the distance, Pliskova won the first set 6-3 but the Briton came back to complete the second game in the tiebreak creating a tiebreaker, and the Briton managed to keep his composure to win the third set. . 6-4 to take the second win over the Czechs in a week and reach the third round for the first time, great stuff!!!

Harriet Dart And then at work, while his British colleagues Liam BrodyAnd the jack draper other Aleister Gray They all participated in the men’s lottery. Brody took on 12th-seeded Argentine Diego Schwartzman and in an epic contest, the Briton stunned his seeded opponent to win in five sets, winning the decider 6-1 and recording probably his biggest win ever. his career to date.

The South American appeared to break his opponents’ resolve on a point, winning 11 straight to lead two sets to one, but the Briton showed excellent determination and a determination to turn heads a again, making the victory all the more extraordinary.

Draper was last in the first court and took on 19th seeded Australian Alex de Minaur, the Briton has really impressed recently and stunned the first court crowd after winning the first set 7-5, but after the second half -time he went to break the tie, the Australian took it 7-0 and then he didn’t really look back, winning the next two sets 6-2 6-3 to complete a victory in four sets and complete this year’s Grass Drapers Race.

Gray took on America’s 11th seed Taylor Fritz and pushed hard and, after dropping a set, led America 5-2 in the second set, but Fritz struggled to take that in the tiebreak before claiming third place and winning the match in a straight line. sets, it was an effort on the part of the world. He is ranked 288th despite being British, and he will no doubt learn a lot from that.

Dart, who stormed into her first-round match on Wednesday, returned directly to eighth-seeded American Jessica Pegula and when the Brit won the first set 6-4 things looked promising, but the American has shown that her health will change. The match is all about winning the next two sets losing just four matches and ending Dart’s participation in this year’s tournaments.

Heather Watson She resumed her second-round match against Wang Qiang after the darkness was forced to a suspension on Tuesday, with the Briton leading 7-5, 5-4, after breaking when she served in the match. And she only needed one match to seal the deal to win back-to-back sets and her best performance match in those tournaments for a berth in the third round. pretty Things !!!

So what are the other Day 4 headlines? Women’s 11th seed Coco Gauff was last at center and played her match against Mihaela Buzarnescu in straight sets, while men’s fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas edged Australia’s Jordan Thompson in straight sets.

Women’s No. 1 seed Iga Swiatek continued her winning streak on the tour by defeating Dutch player Leslie Patinama Kerkhove although the 138th seed went to great lengths to win, but the No. 1 seed won 6-3 in the decisive match. She takes her place in the third round, as the unpredictable Australian Nick Kyrgios beat the 26th seed Filip Krajinovic.

The Australian largely let his tennis do the talking on Court No 2 as he beat opponents in straight sets, losing just six matches in the process, and will face Greek four-hour seed Tsitsipas in the third round, who promises to be a player. Meeting a little explosive for sure.

And remember Harmony Tan, the Frenchwoman who knocked out Serena Williams in that epic center court on Tuesday night? Well she was working on court 17 today and beating 32nd seed Sarah Sorribes Torino in straight sets to continue her impressive run this year at Wimbledon, maybe the win over Serena gave her the confidence she needed.

Anyway, that wraps up day four work, for all results including a plethora of doubles matches today, and for tomorrow’s schedule visit https://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/schedule/schedule11.html