Defending Wimbledon champion Andy Murray closed out a tough outing as he fended off Fabio Fognini at the 2017 Wimbledon, winning in four sets. The Scot progressed to the fourth round as he collected his win late in the evening by a score of 6-2, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5.
Rafael Nadal proved to be too dominant for Karen Khachanov to overcome as the former advanced to the next round with a straight sets 6-1, 6-4, 7-6(3) win despite a late surge from the Russian.
Britain’s number one Johanna Konta knocked out Maria Sakkari 6-4, 6-1 in women’s singles contest as she looks to be getting back to her best form. Meanwhile, second seed Simona Halep will join Konta in the next round by the virtue of a straight sets 6-4, 7-6 (7) win over Peng Shuai.
Marin Cilic maintained his impressive run on the grass with his 6-4, 7-6 (3), 6-4 win over Stephen Johnson, joining the world number one and the 2017 French Open champion in the Round of 16.
Andy Murray was engaged in a tough battle against Italian Fognini and had to fight tooth and nail to beat him on Friday evening. Nadal was imperious in his game against Khachanov, even though Khachanov had a third set flurry, and showed absolutely no mercy as he dominated almost the entire game.
Elsewhere, Elena Svitlona, Venus Williams, Roberto Bautista-Agut and Jo-Wilfred Tsonga also emerged victorious from their respective matches to move on to the next round at the All England Club.