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

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO THURSDAY

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.

THURSDAY’S FORECAST

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

WEDNESDAY’S KEY RESULTS

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.

STAT OF THE DAY

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.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“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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