Published: Fri, July 06, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Guido Pella stuns Cilic at Wimbledon; Djokovic, Nadal advance; Wawrinka out

Guido Pella stuns Cilic at Wimbledon; Djokovic, Nadal advance; Wawrinka out

Rafael Nadal has become used to getting sanctioned for slow play, but on Thursday at Wimbledon he was warned for wasting time before a ball had even been hit in anger. I think I was very quick during the match.

Nick Kyrgios joined De Minaur in the third round after the 15th seed dismissed Robin Hasse in straight sets.

"For me personally that was disrespectful", he said.

Nadal breezed into the competition's second round with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 win over the world number 127.

"If I believe that somebody's not doing the things fair with me or was not respectful for me, I just can ask if is possible to have another umpire".

"But when I made a mistake, I put my shorts on the wrong way round".

Women's top seed and French Open champion Simona Halep, a semi-finalist in 2014 and a quarter-finalist in the last two years, takes on China's 126-ranked Saisai Zheng.

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Djokovic overcame an apparent thigh problem to beat Horacio Zeballos 6-1 6-2 6-3, while top-ranked Nadal defeated Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 6-4 6-3 6-4.

Cilic was two sets to the good when rain struck on Wednesday evening, but surrendered a vital service break in one of the last acts before play was postponed until morning. "Hopefully it's nothing that will concern me".

And the world number 82 held his nerve to convert his fourth match point and win 3-6 1-6 6-4 7-6 (7-4) 7-5.

There is history between both Nadal and Bernardes as the 16-time Grand Slam victor requested the umpire was banned from all of his matches in 2015, which was rejected.

The Kazakh, with a curious undercut double-handed backhand and some clever angles, broke back to level at 3-3 though before Kukushkin wobbled when serving at 4-5.

Rafael Nadal called for Wimbledon to install countdown clocks on courts after receiving a time violation before the start of his 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Mikhail Kukushkin.

Fourth seed Alexander Zverev found himself in trouble and trailing by two sets to one against American Taylor Fritz when bad light stopped play.

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