Mens Wimbledon Round of 32 Results Pt 1
Karen Khachanov (25) d Frances Tiafoe 6-3 6-4 6-4
Khachanov is clearly in the right frame of find, leaving no break opportunities for the American. The Russian starting and finishing in clinical style, serving 13 aces and winning 81% of first serves with a 50% (3/6) breaks converted.
Andrey Rublev (5) d Fabio Fognini (26) 6-3 5-7 6-4 6-2
Fognini started off hot, unlucky not to break early in the first, but held the pressure in the second to come down from a break to break twice. From there though, Rublev put on the burners, clinching the third set 6-4 and breezing through the final set.
Roberto Bautista-Augt (8) d Dominik Koepfer 7-5 6-1 7-6(4)
RBA started off slow against the German, going down a break in the first. The German does love to start off well, mainly because earlier in the game he is more level-headed. RBA just controlled the game so well, pushing the world no 62 around the court. There was a fight for the lead in the first set, with Koepfer going up a break, then losing it twice!
Cristian Garin (17) d Pedro Martinez 6-4 6-3 4-6 6-4
Garin continued his streak of not winning in straight sets. It seems to be a curse he cannot get rid of. Martines is a hustler, but the 17th seed was too good, creating 22 break point opportunities compared to just 5 for the Spaniard.
Marton Fucsovics d Diego Schwartzman (9) 6-3 6-3 6-7(6) 6-4
After Fucsovics' stunning win over Jannik Sinner in the first round, and not even playing two sets for Jiri Vesely retiring in the 2nd Round, Fucsovics was fit and ready to go against the 9th seed. Fucsovics can be hot and cold, but a brilliant trait of the Hungarian is how he responds to opponents. There are often many times in matches where he covers the handicaps against better players, or wins against lower ranked players but does not cover the handicap. He likes to cut matches close, and almost toy with the opponent. Some call this intelligent, and some call it stupid, but Fucsovics is one of the fittest players on tour, and when he puts his mind to a match, like a Grand Slam, he sure as heck can turn it up!
Sebastian Korda d Dan Evans (22) 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-4
The 20yo American just looked so much more comfortable on court, which was a surprise to most fans, especially ones watching their hometown here Dan Evans play. Evans ranks 24 spots better than Korda (26; 50), but it was Korda proving the worthy winner in what was a score that showed a somewhat even match, but Evans no match for Korda. Korda serving 13 aces to Evans 0, a stunning stat to keep an opponent to.
Denis Shapovalov (12) d Andy Murray 6-4 6-2 6-2
The hurrah has silenced on Centre Court, as the 10th seed did his thing; too good for the 34yo now ranked 118 in the world. Shapovalov beating Murray all-around, serving 13 aces to 2. Murray dissappointedly only converted 1/9 break points, but Shapovalov's aggression was too good. The Canadian faces 8th seed Roberto Bautista-Agut in the 4th Round...Sure to be entertaining
Novak Djokovic (1) d Denis Kudla 6-4 6-3 7-6(7)
The world no 1 is definitely here to win. Djokovic winning 88% of his first serves but being broken twice by the world no 114. Kudla definitely brought some aggressive that startled Djokovic, but over best of 5 sets, it cannot be sustained, much like Fognini against Rublev.