Wimbledon Day 5: Del Potro sends Wawrinka packing, Serena Williams fights back

There was another big shock on day five at Wimbledon as fourth seed Stan Wawrinka fell to a second round exit at the hands of Argentine Juan Martin del Potro.

The 2009 US Open champion has been ravaged by injuries in the past few years but seems to be back to his best as he fought from a set down to bag a shock 3-6 6-3 7-6 (7/2) 6-3 victory over the former French Open winner.

Juan Martin Del Potro missed the last two Wimbledon's due to injury image: youtube.com

Juan Martin Del Potro missed the last two Wimbledon’s due to injury
image: youtube.com

However, there were no problems for Wawrinka’s fellow Swiss man Roger Federer, as the world number three cruised past Great Britain’s Dan Evans 6-4 6-2 6-2 to reach the fourth round.

It was also all too easy for Czech Thomas Berdych, as he cruised past German Benjamin Becker 6-4 6-1 6-2 into the third round, while Frenchman Jo Wilfried Tsonga comfortably saw off Argentina’s Juan Monaco 6-1 6-4 6-3 in his second round match.

13th seed John Isner needed three tie-breaks to see off the challenge of Australia’s Matthew Barton 7-6 (10/8) 7-6 (7/3) 7-6 (10/8) to reach the third round, while Spaniard Felicano Lopez battled from two sets down to beat Italy’s Fabio Fognini 3-6 6-7 (7/5) 6-3 6-3 6-3.

Crowd favourite Dustin Brown is out at the second round as controversial Aussie Nick Kyrgios battled from a set down to edge out the German 6-7 (3/7) 6-1 2-6 6-4 6-4 in five sets.

In women’s action,defending champion Serena Williams overcame an early scare as she had to come from a set down to beat fellow American Christina McHale 6-7 (7/9) 6-2 6-4 to reach the third round.

Serena Williams battled from a set down to remain on course to retain her title image: sportsnewswall.com

Serena Williams battled from a set down to remain on course to retain her title
image: sportsnewswall.com

Eight seed Venus Williams also had to dig deep to book her place in the fourth round as American held off the challenge of Russia’s Daria Kasatkina 7-5 4-6 10-8 to scrape through.

Russia’s Svetlana Kuznetsova held off the tough challenge of Great Britiain’s Tara Moore 6-1 2-6 6-3 in their second round match, but there was an easy win for Carla Suarez Navarro, as she made light work of New Zealander Marin Erakovic 6-2 6-2 to reach round four.

You can see more results from another rain-affected day five at Wimbledon at this link.

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