Wimbledon lookahead: Nadal, Gauff, Swiatek play on Day 4


Rafael Nadal, Coco Gauff and 2021 runner-up Karolina Pliskova are scheduled to play second-round matches on Centre Court on Day 4 at Wimbledon. Top-seeded Iga Swiatek is also in action. The sixth-seeded Pliskova will face British player Katie Boulter in the first match in the main stadium. Then it’s second-seeded Nadal against Ricardas Berankis. The Spaniard has won the past two Grand Slam tournaments as part of his 22 major titles overall. The 11th-seeded Gauff then faces Mihaela Buzarnescu of Romania. The 18-year-old American was runner-up at the French Open earlier this month. Swiatek, the champion at Roland Garros, puts her 36-match winning streak on the line against Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove of the Netherlands. They’ll play on No. 1 Court.


Cloudy. High of 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius).


Women’s First Round: No. 6 Karolina Pliskova beat Tereza Martincova 7-6 (1), 7-5; No. 8 Jessica Pegula beat Donna Vekic 6-3, 7-6 (2); Greet Minnen beat No. 9 Garbine Muguruza 6-4, 6-0.

Women’s Second Round: Jule Niemeier beat No. 2 Anett Kontaveit 6-4, 6-0; No. 3 Ons Jabeur beat Katarzyna Kawa 6-4, 6-0; No. 5 Maria Sakkari beat Viktoriya Tomova 6-4, 6-3; Caroline Garcia beat No. 10 Emma Raducanu 6-3, 6-3; No. 12 Jelena Ostapenko beat Yanina Wickmaye 6-2, 6-2; No. 15 Angelique Kerber beat Magda Linette 6-3, 6-3.

Men’s Second Round: No. 1 Novak Djokovic beat Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-1, 6-4, 6-2; Ugo Humbert beat No. 3 Casper Ruud 3-6, 6-2, 7-5, 6-4; No. 5 Carlos Alcaraz beat Tallon Griekspoor 6-4, 7-6 (0), 6-3; No. 9 Cameron Norrie beat Jaume Munar 6-4, 3-6, 5-7, 6-0, 6-2; No. 10 Jannik Sinner beat Mikael Ymer 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 6-2; Tim van Rijthoven beat No. 15 Reilly Opelka 6-4, 6-7 (8), 7-6 (7), 7-6 (4); No. 20 John Isner beat Andy Murray 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-7 (3), 6-4; No. 23 Frances Tiafoe beat Maximilian Marterer 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (3); No. 30 Tommy Paul beat Adrian Mannarino 6-2, 6-4, 6-1.


0 — The number of times two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray had lost before the third round at the All England Club in 13 previous appearances.


“It breaks my heart to see what’s happening to him. I can only imagine how hard it is for his family members.” — Djokovic speaking about former coach Boris Becker, who was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison in Britain for illicitly transferring large amounts of money and hiding assets after he was declared bankrupt.


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