Americans @ Wimbledon focus on Underdog

Americans @ Wimbledon focus on Underdog

Americans @ Wimbledon focus on Underdog

As one American favorite lost, an underdog pulled off another incredible upset.

Tommy Paul, the No. 16 seed, fell to unseeded Jiri Lehecka in five sets. Paul lost the opening set, lost a tiebreak in the second but gutted out a third set tiebreak win to force a fourth.

Lehecka double-faulted when he was 5-3 to open the door for Paul to win the tiebreak.

Paul won another tiebreaker in the critical fourth set that included 20 points after he was up 6-2, then down 7-8 and then won 11-9. But Paul couldn’t pull out the fifth victory over Lehecka and lost, 2-6, 6-7 (2-7), 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (11-9), 2-6.

Meanwhile, Christopher Eubanks — a day after his shocking win over No. 12 Cameron Norrie — defeated Australian Christopher O’Connell in a back-and-forth three-set match. Eubanks won all three sets in tiebreaks, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (6-2).

American No. 25 Madison Keys defeated Marta Kostyuk in straight sets: 6-4, 6-1.

Notable results

  • No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka beat Anna Blinkova in straight sets: 6-2, 6-3.
  • No. 3 Daniil Medvedev rallies to beat Márton Fucsovics. After a shocking first-set loss, Medvedev cruised through the final three sets to take the 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 win.
  • No. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Laslo Djere in three sets: 6-4, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4.
  • No. 6 Holger Rune beat No. 31 Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in five sets, the last of which went to an 18-point tiebeak. Rune after dropping the second and third sets but winning the final two. The final mark: 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (10-8).
  • No. 9 Petra Kvitová defeated Natalija Kostić in straight sets: 6-3, 7-5.
  • No. 13 Beatriz Haddad Maia became the second Brazilian woman to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon and the first since Maria Bueno did it in 1976. She beat Sorana Cirstea in straight sets: 6-2, 6-2

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