Stefanos Tsitsipas Beats Andy Murray In a Two-Day Wimbledon Game on Fifth Day

Stefanos Tsitsipas Beats Andy Murray In a Two-Day Wimbledon Game on Fifth Day

Stefanos Tsitsipas Beats Andy Murray In a Two-Day Wimbledon Game on Fifth Day

Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated Andy Murray in a marathon five-set showdown that spanned two days and was arguably the most exciting encounter of Wimbledon thus far.

The match between Murray (age 36) and Tsitsipas (age 24) was halted after the third set on Thursday night due to a curfew at 11 p.m.

However, once play resumed, Tsitsipas defeated Murray in a deciding fourth-set tiebreak, forcing a decisive fifth set. Tsitsipas won 7-6(3), 6-7(2), 4-6, 7-6(3), 6-4 after claiming the fifth set. The final tally during the match’s duration was 4 hours, 40 minutes.

Tsitsipas hopes to improve on his promising 2023 campaign, which featured a run to the Australian Open finals and a run to the French Open quarterfinals. For the third year in a row, he advances to the third round of Wimbledon.

Top seeds Alcaraz, Witek, and Sabalenka progress. Both Carlos Alcaraz and Iga witek breezed through their opponents to move on.

Alcaraz advanced to the quarterfinals with a 6-4, 7-6(2), 6-3 victory over unseeded Frenchman Alexandre Müller.

Last year at this time, Alcaraz lost in the fourth round against Jannik Sinner. If he can get through No. 25 Nicolás Jarry on Saturday, he will move on to play either Alexander Zverev or Matteo Berrettini in the fourth round.
Meanwhile, wikok easily defeated No. 30 Petra Marti in two sets, 6-2 and 7-5.

Aryna Sabalenka, the second seed, got off to a rough start against Varvara Gracheva but ultimately prevailed. Sabalenka defeated Gracheva 2-6, 7-5, 6-2 to advance to the third round despite dropping the first set 6-4. On Saturday, she’ll face off against Anna Blinkova, who isn’t ranked.

Were the Americans successful?

The American people had a great day on Friday. The fourth-seeded Jessica Pegula, the twenty-fifth-seeded Madison Keys, and the tenth-seeded Christopher Eubanks all came out on top.

Pegula defeated Elisabetta Cocciaretto 6-4, 6-0 despite developing an ankle blister during the second game of the opening set. Meanwhile, Keys prevailed over Viktorija Golubic 7-5, 6-3.

For the Americans, Eubanks’ defeat of No. 12 Cameron Norrie was the biggest surprise. After dropping the first two sets, Eubanks came back to win the next two, including a decisive tiebreak in the fourth set, and the match.

For Eubanks, this was his sixth straight victory and advancement to the third round of a Grand Slam tournament.
Madison Brengle, who was not ranked in the top 16, lost in three sets to No. 21 Ekaterina Alexandrova, 7-6(4), 7-6(5), 7-6(7).

The match included three tiebreaks, the first time it has happened in an Open Era women’s Wimbledon tournament and the fourth time that has happened in a major. With 91 faults on her side, Alexandrova nevertheless managed to come out on top.

Another unseeded American, Sofia Kenin, fell to Elina Svitolina in straight sets (6-7 (3-7), 2-6).

Tsurenko prevails in the longest women’s Grand Slam tiebreak in tournament history.
Lesia Tsurenko advanced to the quarterfinals after a third set that required 38 tiebreaker points to decide. After 37 minutes of back-and-forth, Tsurenko prevailed over Ana Bogdan on a 20-point tiebreaker.

The match lasted 3 hours and 40 minutes, setting a record for the longest tiebreak in a women’s singles match at a Grand Slam tournament.

After a grueling 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (20-18) victory for Tsurenko, both players fainted from cramping.
Sixth Notable Outcome Holger Rune prevailed over Roberto Carballés Baena in a three-set match, winning 6-2, 7-6(3), 6-4.

No. 7 It took four sets, but Andrey Rublev ultimately prevailed over David Goffin, 6-3, 6-7 (6-8), 7-6 (7-5), 6-2.

Jannik Sinner, ranked eighth, defeated Quentin Halys, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4.

No. 19 Alexander Zverev won 6-4, 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 against Yosuke Watanuki.

No. 6 Zhuoxuan Bai lost to Ons Jabeur, 6-1, 6-1.

No. 9 In a 6-2, 6-2 victory, Petra Kvitová overcame Aliaksandra Sasnovich.

No. 23 With scores of 6-4, 6-1, and 7-6(4), Alexander Bublik prevailed over Maximilian Marterer.

No. 5 Caroline Garcia’s match against No. 32 Marie Bouzková was halted in the third set due to darkness.

Significant upsets

Unseeded The match between Bianca Andreescu and No. 26 Anhelina Kalinina came down to a third set tiebreaker. Andreescu prevailed with score of 6-2, 4-6, 7-6(7).

Unseeded Anna Blinkova won 7-5 and 6-3 to defeat No. 29 ranked Irina-Camelia Begu.

Unseeded In a 6-1, 7-5 victory, Markéta Vondrouová defeated No. 20 seed Donna Veki.

No. 19 No. 11 seed Victoria Azarenka won in straight sets. 6-2, 6-4, Daria Kasatkina.

It was a 7-6(4), 6-4, 6-4 victory for No. 17 Hubert Hurkacz over No. 14 Lorenzo Musetti.

Unseeded Matteo Berrettini won in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4, over No. 15 seed Alex de Minaur.

Star of the show
This filthy shot from Bublik, which Marterer was unable to return, was aimed between the legs.

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