Thursday, December 2, 2021

Wimbledon: Novak Djokovic, Kei Nishikori and Matteo Berrettini advance to next round

At Wimbledon, world No. 1 Novak Djokovic entered into third round on slick grass by beating Kevin Anderson. Former US Open runner-up Kei Nishikori ousted Alexei Popyrin for his 100th Grand Slam match win. Seventh-seeded Italian Matteo Berrettini won over Guido Pella of Argentina in two hours and 16 minutes to advance to the second round.

In the women’s section, second seed Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus survived a scare as she overcame British wildcard Katie Boutler to reach third round, even as world No. 7 Bianca Andreescu of Canada was shocked by France’s world No. 58 Alize Cornet.

No. 3 seed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine survived a scare in first round as Alison van Uytvanck of Belgium stretched her. Elina won 6-3, 2-6, 6-3.

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