Djokovic and Swiatek Reach Wimbledon Third Round; Medvedev Wins Opener

published: Jul, 05, 2023

by: TC Staff

Wimbledon—London, England

Four-time defending champion Novak Djokovic eased into the third round of Wimbledon on Wednesday, defeating Australian Jordan Thompson 6-3, 7-6(4) 7-5.

The world No. 2 will next face either Stan Wawrinka or No. 29 seed Tomas Martin Etcheverry for a place in the fourth round. Also moving onto the round three, No. 8 seed Jannik Sinner was impressive in dismissing Diego Schwartzman 7-5, 6-1, 6-2.

Other men’s results included No. 3 seed Daniil Medvedev winning his opening match against Arthur Fery in straight sets and the match of the day saw No. 5 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas dispatch former US Open winner Dominic Thiem, 3-6, 7-6(1), 6-2, 6-7(5), 7-6(8).

Tsistipas will next face two-time former winner Andy Murray on Thursday.

Elsewhere, No. 9 seed Taylor Fritz, No. 10 seed Frances Tiafoe, No. 16 seed Tommy Paul, No. 18 seed Francisco Cerundolo and No. 21 seed Grigor Dimitrov all advanced to round two.

On the women’s side, top seed Iga Swiatek strolled past Sara Sorribes Tormo 6-2, 6-0 and will next face either Diane Parry or No. 30 seed Petra Martic.

No. 8 seed Maria Sakkari was upset by Marta Kostyuk 0-6, 7-5, 6-2 in a first-round tussle.

Winners on the day saw: No. 9 seed Petra Kvitova, No. 10 seed Barbora Krejcikova, No. 11 Daria Kasatkina, No. 13 Beatriz Haddad Maia, No. 17 Jelena Ostapenko No. 18 seed Karolina Pliskova and No. 20 Donna Vekic all advancing.

Thursday’s action at Wimbledon will feature Andy Murray, Elena Rybakina, Casper Ruud and Jessica Pegula.

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Second-round results:

(2) Novak Djokovic Defeats Jordan Thompson 63 76(4) 75
(8) Jannik Sinner Defeats Diego Schwartzman 75 61 62

First-round results:

(3) Daniil Medvedev Defeats Arthur Fery 75 64 63
(5) Stefanos Tsitsipas Defeats Dominic Thiem 36 76(1) 62 67(5) 76(8)
(9) Taylor Fritz Defeats Yannick Hanfmann 64 26 46 75 63
(10) Frances Tiafoe Defeats Yibing Wu 76(4) 63 64
(16) Tommy Paul Defeats Shintaro Mochizuki 75 63 61
(18) Francisco Cerundolo Defeats Nuno Borges 57 63 63 64
(21) Grigor Dimitrov Defeats Sho Shimabukuro 61 62 61
Dominic StrickerDefeats Alexei Popyrin 36 63 62 46 75
Adrian Mannarino Defeats Alexander Shevchenko 63 63 62
Gregoire Barrere Defeats Lloyd Harris 75 67(4) 75 63
Jiri Lehecka Defeats Sebastian Ofner 64 64 64
Milos Raonic Defeats Dennis Novak 67(5) 64 76(5) 61

TC Staff

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