Wimbledon 2017: Rafael Nadal advances to fourth round, Kei Nishikori crashes out

08 July 2017, 11:20 AM
Wimbledon 2017: File photo
Wimbledon 2017: File photo

Two-time champion Rafael Nadal advanced to the fourth round at Wimbledon with a straight-set win over Russia's Karen Khachanov.

Spanish fourth seed Nadal took the first set in just 21 minutes and eventually won the match 6-1 6-4 7-6 (7-3) on Centre Court. Ninth seed Kei Nishikori crashed out of the tournament after the Japanese lost in four sets to Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut.

Croatia's Marin Cilic also progressed to the fourth round with a comfortable win over American Steve Johnson. Nishikori lost 4-6 6-7 (3-7) 6-3 3-6 to 18th seed Bautista Agut in three hours and 21 minutes on court three.

First Published: Saturday, July 08, 2017 10:56 AM
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