PAP/EPA / Tolga Akmen / Pictured: Andy Murray
Due to the curfew, the 2023 Wimbledon Grand Slam grass court second round match between Andy Muray and Stefanos Tsitsipas was stopped after three sets. Taylor Fritz squandered a big lead and was knocked out of the tournament.
Among the Wimbledon 2023 men’s singles matches scheduled for Thursday, the one between Andy Murray and Stefanos Tsitsipas won. And, as expected, the Briton and the Greek, fifth seed, put on a great show for the spectators. There was everything, emotions, even competition, incredible rallies and spectacular action at the net.
After three sets, Murray led 6-7(3), 7-6(2), 6-4. The clock showed 10:38 p.m. local time. Then the match was stopped. Due to current curfew law, Wimbledon matches will not be played after 11:00 p.m. Tennis players had no choice but to go to the locker room. They will return to court on Friday afternoon. And again, you can expect great attractions.
The Daniil Medvedev – Adrian Mannarino and Marcos Giron – Marton Fucsovics matches were also interrupted due to twilight.
In the second-round matches that ended Thursday night, the biggest upset was Taylor Fritz’s loss. The American number nine lost to Mikael Ymer despite taking a 2-0 lead in straight sets. The Swede will face Daniel Elahi Galan in the next phase of the tournament. The Colombian qualifier beat Oscar Otte in four games.
Other Americans fared better. Tenth seed Frances Tiafoe defeated qualifying player Dominik Stricker 7-6 (11), 6-4, 6-2 and will face Grigor Dimitrov in the third round. Bulgarian, tournament “21”, treated Ilya Ivashka without losing a set.
In turn, Tommy Paul eliminated Milos Raonic, a former Wimbledon finalist, appearing in the first Grand Slam tournament in 2.5 years. The American’s next opponent marked ’16’ will be Jiri Lehecka.
Guido Pella won 2-6, 6-3, 7-6(3), 7-5 against Harold Mayot, the qualifier. In the 1/16 final, the Argentinian will face Roman Safiullin, who proved to be better than another Frenchman, Corentin Moutet, in three games.
Wild card holder David Goffin beat qualifier Tomas Barrios Vera 7-6(3), 5-7, 6-2, 6-0 to face seventh seed Andrei Rublev in the third round. Laslo Djere also qualified for the 1/16 finals, who also needed four sets to face Ben Shelton, from the “32” tournament.
The Championships, London (UK)
Grand Slam, grass pitch, £44.7m prize pool
Thursday July 6
2nd singles round:
Frances Tiafoe (USA, 10) b. Dominic Stricker (Switzerland, Q) 7-6(11), 6-4, 6-2
Tommy Paul (USA, 16) v Milos Raonic (Canada) 6-4, 7-6(4), 6-7(4), 6-4
Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria, 21) – Ilya Ivashka 6:3, 6:4, 6:4
Laslo Djere (Serbia) v Ben Shelton (USA, 32) 3:6, 6:3, 7:6(5), 6:3
Mikael Ymer (Sweden) v Taylor Fritz (USA, 9) 3:6, 2:6, 6:3, 6:4, 6:2
Roman Safiullin v Corentin Moutet (France) 7-5, 6-3, 7-6(4)
Daniel Elahi Galan (Colombia) v Oscar Otte (Germany, Q) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(3)
Guido Pella (Argentina) – Harold Mayot (France, Q) 2-6, 6-3, 7-6(3), 7-5
David Goffin (Belgium, WC) bt Tomas Barrios Vera (Chile, Q) 7-6(3), 5-7, 6-2, 6-0
Daniil Medvedev (3) – Adrian Mannarino (France) 6-3, 6-3, 4-4 *to be completed
Andy Murray (UK) – Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece, 5th) 6:7(3), 7:6(2), 6:4 *to be completed
Marcos Giron (USA) – Marton Fucsovics (Hungary) 6:7(2), 3:6, 6:4 *to be completed
Schedule and results of the men’s tournament
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