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Madison Keys latest seed to suffer surprise exit

Madison Keys latest seed to suffer surprise exit

The 18-time Grand Slam singles victor Martina Navratilova praised Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in a column for the London Evening Standard.

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. That match was also suspended on Wednesday (Thursday NZT) with Wawrinka leading 6-5 in the third set, but Fabbiano wrapped up the victory quickly to equal his best Grand Slam result by reaching the third round.

He will next face Mannarino after the French player held off a fightback from Daniil Medvedev to progress 6-4 6-3 4-6 5-7 6-3.

But the Croatian collapsed once the match resumed on Court One on Thursday and Pella took full advantage to set up a third round clash with Mackenzie McDonald.

Roger Federer saw a massive obstacle removed from his path to the final of Wimbledon, after Marin Cilic's surprise exit.

Few players have more experience of five-setters at the Slams.

Asked if nerves got the better of him, last year's beaten finalist Cilic said: "I was still focusing on my game; it was nothing in my mind that I have to go far or that I'm obliged to do that".

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Unfortunately, it was the Slovakian who was left dodging the majestic missiles that kept raining down on his half of the court.

"I tried to hit the ball hard and fight for every ball and I think in the end that's why I won".

John Isner, the U.S. ninth seed, saved two match points, fired 64 aces and 88 winners to defeat Belgian qualifier Ruben Bemelmans 6-1, 6-4, 6-7 (6/8), 6-7 (3/7), 7-5.

He will face Australian teenager Alex De Minaur in the next round.

The draw has opened up like the Red Sea on her side and she next meets the 29-year-old Russian Evgeniya Rodina, who played way above her 120 world ranking when she joined the Wimbledon giant-killers by putting out the 10th seed and US Open runner-up Madison Keys 7-5, 5-7, 6-4 in two hours and 10 minutes on No 3 Court.

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