The day 4 of Wimbledon 2017 has in turn ended as it marks the start of R32 of this prestigious tournament.
The day 4 saw the lower half of the 64 men and women compete for a place in the 3rd Round and edge closer to lifting the title. Most of the names that saw advances were the regulars while Kristina Mladenovic has seen herself taking the exit route which no one expected off at this stage.
The day started off with Gael Mofils taking on the British Kyle Edmund. The match wasn’t a fascinating one as Monfils was the dominant of the two with almost zero competition from his contrary. Though there were some moment of surprises, most of the points won by Edmund were gifted by Monfils as a result of errors. Monfils managed a straight set win 7-6 6-4 6-4.
Following Gael Monfils were matches from the WTA World No. 3 Karolina Pliskova and the Swiss sensation Roger Federer. While Federer made an easy advance to the 3rd round of his favourite slam beating DusanLajovic 7-6 6-3 6-2, Pliskova saw a nightmare as she was sent back home after an excellent performance from her opponent Magdalena Rybarikova. Pliskova struggled to get grip of the game as her opponent made sure Pliskova succumbed to her witty play. Pliskova, the top favourite of the tournament, lost in the 2nd Round, 3-6 7-5 6-2.
The Court witnessed action from the likes of the ATp World No.4 Novak Djokovic, Dominic Thiem and the WTA World No. 1, Angelique Kerber. Djokovic got past his opponent for the day in a cheap straight set win, 6-2 6-2 6-1 while Dominic Thiem was made to toil in a 4 set match. Thiem went down in the first set 5-7 but successfully managed a comeback in the final 3 sets to win the match 5-7 6-4 6-2 6-4.
Angelique Kerber also went through to the Round 3 after defeating Kirsten Flipkens in a 2 set match, 7-5 7-5. The Belgian did offer some competition in between but never had what it takes to beat Kerber.
The day also saw Milos Raonic , Alexander Zverev, Caroline Wozniacki and GarbineMuguruza secure their names in the list of advancing players to Round 3.
While Muguruza, Zverev and Wozniacki managed a decent, easy pass in a straight set win, Milos Raonic was made to toil 4 sets to get his name through.
The Wimbledon is now shaping up to be an intriguing and tough tournament as the no. of players are decreasing with every passing day.