Carlos Alcaraz Makes to the Fourth Round in Wimbledon.
WIMBLEDON: Rune survives match points against Fokina. Tsitsipas, Kvitova stay on track.
Carlos Alcaraz was forced to dig deep on Saturday to see off the challenge of Nicolas Jarry and reach the last 16 at Wimbledon. The Spanish top seed, who wan the grass-court Queen's tournament last month, was made to work hard for the win by his Chilean opponent, seeded 25th, before prevailing 6-3, 6-7(8), 6-3, 7-5. Alcaraz bounced back from losing his first set of the tournament to lead 2-1 but narrowly avioded going a double break down in the fourth set before rediscovering his mojo.
Greek fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas, who beat Andy Murray in a five-set thriller, eased past Serbia's Laslo Djere in straight sets. Holger Rune saved two match points to defeat Alejandro Davidovich Fokina and reach the last 16 with, the Spaniard left to regret deciding to serve underarm when he was just two points from winning. The Danish sixth seed came through 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(8) after Fokina served underarm at 8/8 in the final-set tiebreaker. Holger was quick to it, winning the point to go to match point, which he converted when the 31st seed netted a forehand.
Earlier, World No. 3 Daniil Medvedev defeated close friend Marton Fucsovics to reach the last 16 for the second time. Medvedev came through 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 against the muscular 67th ranked Hungarian, recording his best Slam performance this year after a third-round exit at the Australian Open and first-round loss at the French Open. In the women's section, Petra Kvitova stayed on track for a third title by beating Serbian qualifier Natalija Stevanovic 6-3, 7-5. Beatriz Haddad Maia moved into the fourth round for the first time with a convincing 6-2, 6-2 victory over Sorana Cirstea, while Australian Open champion and second seed Aryna Sabalenka beat Russia's Anna Blinkova 6-2, 6-3.
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