Wimbledon Day 4: Murray and Federer enjoy easy wins but Nadal heads home

German Dustin Brown wowed the Wimbledon crowd as we saw our first major upset in the men’s singles on day four of the action, as the 102nd seed stunned Rafael Nadal to reach the third round and send the Spaniard packing.

102nd seed Dustin Brown stunned Rafael Nadal to advance into the third round image: bbc.co.uk

102nd seed Dustin Brown stunned Rafael Nadal to advance into the third round
image: bbc.co.uk

In what was the best of the action at Wimbledon so far this year, Brown earned a hard-fought 7-5 3-6 6-4 6-4 victory over tenth seed Nadal to reach his the third round of a grandslam for the first time and can now boast another win over the two-time Wimbledon champion.

There were no problems for seven-time champion Roger Federer, as the Swiss man marched into the third round with a comfortable 6-4 6-2 6-2 straight sets win over American Sam Querrey.

The match also saw possibly the best point won at Wimbledon so far, as Federer lobbed the ball over the head of his American opponent with a shot from between his legs and behind his own baseline.

It was also a good day from Britain’s number one Andy Murray who barely broke a sweat, as he comfortably saw off Dutchman Robin Haase in 6-1 6-1 6-4 straight sets victory.

James Ward joins his fellow Briton in the next round as the 28-year-old saw off the challenge of the Czech Republic’s Jiri Vesely 6-2 7-6 (7/4) 3-6 6-3 to send two Brit’s into round three for the first time since 2002.

However, Aljaz Bedene could not make it three out of three for the Brits as 22nd seed Viktor Troicki saw off the 28-year-old with a 6-4 3-6 6-2 6-4 win.

Jo-Wilfired Tsonga booked his spot in the third round as the Frenchman saw off the challenge of Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas with a 6-3 6-4 6-4 straight sets victory, while it was also the case for Tomas Berdych who recorded a 6-1 6-4 6-4 win over France’s Nicolas Mahut.

Frenchman Gael Monfils saw off compatriot Adrian Mannarino in straight sets with a 7-6 (7/5)6-3 7-5 win for the 18th seed and will be joined in the third round by another Frenchman Gilles Simon, who battled past Slovenian Blaz Kavcic 6-1 6-1 6-7 (7/5) 6-1.

Petra Kvitova hit 10 aces and 23 winners in her win over  image: rte.ie

Petra Kvitova hit 10 aces and 23 winners in her win over Kurumi Nara
image: rte.ie

In women’s action, defending champion Petra Kvitova once again made light work of her opponent as the Czech girl cruised into the third round after a 6-2 6-0 win over Japan’s Kurumi Nara.

Caroline Wozniacki also marched into the third round but was made to work hard in the second set by a spirited Denisa Allertova, as the Dane was victorious in a 6-1 7-6 (8/6) straight sets win.

18th seed Sabine Lisicki was made to work by American Christina McHale in their second round match as the German recorded a 6-2 5-7 6-1 win, while Agnieszka Radwanska encountered no problems in a comfortable 6-0 6-2 win over Australian Ajla Tomljanovic.

Timea Bacsinsky – who reached the French Open semi-finals – also breezed into the third round with a 6-2 6-1 win over Silvia Soler-Espinosa, while American prospect Madison Keys saw off the tough test of Elizaveta Kulichkova of Russia 6-4 7-6 (7/3).

However, Russia’s Ekaterina Makarova says goodbye to Wimbledon at the second round after Slovak Magdalena Rybarikova stunned the eighth seed in a 6-2 7-5 victory.

You can check out more results from day four of the action at SW19 at this link.

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