Wimbledon Day 5 Review: Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray advance as Konta is the sole Brit woman standing tall

The day 5 saw some great matches being played with the first one being in Victoria Azarenka taking on the British national, Heather Watson. Azarenka had to battle past this opponent of hers as Watson displayed some good performance with the local crowd to support her.

Azarenka won the 3 set thriller with Watson winning the first, forcing Azarenka to make a comeback. The Belarusian played some great plays and by the end of the deciding set, in the final game of it, Watson was under pressure which made her force some bad errors, letting slip a chance to take the set to a tie-breaker. Azarenka is now one of the top favourites to win the tournament after her 3-6 6-1 6-4 win.

Meanwhile, the ATP World No.1 Andy Murray played a remarkable 4 set match against a tough opponent in Fabio Fognini. Murray was a set up at the start but soon Fognini equalised the count to 1-1, forcing Murray to play 2 more sets to book a place in the R16 and so did Murray with his old style with some great serves and forehand winners. Murray won 6-2 4-6 6-1 7-5.

Rafael Nadal also won the match in style with a remarkable performance once again, completely outclassing his opponents with all-over-the-field play. He won 6-1 6-4 7-6.

The Court 1 saw some important wins from the 7th seed Marin Cilic and the WTA stars Venus Williams and Johanna Konta.
Venus won the match against the Japanese, Naomi Osaka, an emerging tennis star. Williams managed a straight set win 7-6 6-4.

Marin Cilic also managed to win against the American, Steve Johnson in straight sets and rather easily with a 6-4 7-6 6-4 win. He faced some minor hiccups in the 2nd set after it was taken to a tie-breaker but managed to see it through.

But the most significant win of the day was the 6th seed, Johanna KOnta who now becomes the sole British woman standing tall in the Wimbledon 2017 title race. The locals have high hopes attached to this player and she is giving off some good results after muddling through to the Round of 16 with an impressive win over Maria Sakkari, 6-4 6-1. Konta displayed a totally dominant performance, completely overpowering her Greek counterpart and making it through to her maiden Round of 16 appearance at Wimbledon. Other players including the likes of Simona Halep, Elina Svitolina, Jelena Ostapenko and Roberto Bautista Agut also saw it through.

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