Rafael Nadal reveals his problem with Brazilian umpire after Wimbledon win

Tanya Simon
July 6, 2018

John Isner served the third-highest number of aces by a player in a single match in Wimbledon history, 64, en route to his 6-1 6-4 6-7 (6/8) 6-7 (3/7) 7-5 win over Ruben Bemelmans.

Cilic looked headed for a routine victory before the match was suspended by rain in the third set on Wednesday (Thursday NZT) but the former US Open champion couldn't find the same rhythm.

Tenth seed Keys, who had made at least the quarter-finals of her last three majors, lost in the third round 7-5, 5-7, 6-4 to Russian qualifier Evgeniya Rodina, ranked 120th in the world.

"Yesterday he was playing so good, hitting the ball so hard that I couldn't do anything", Pella said.

"The rain coming helped me a lot", the 28-year-old, who had not won a match at Wimbledon in his two previous visits before this year, told BBC Sport.

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".

"I went on court with the determination to play at the right intensity".

Stan Wawrinka also exited, losing to Italian qualifier Thomas Fabbiano 7-6 (7) 6-3 7-6 (6).

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Third seed Marin Cilic let a two-set lead slip as he was knocked out in the second round of Wimbledon by Argentina's Guido Pella.

Djokovic, the three-time champion, needed treatment on his left thigh on Court 2 but still had too many weapons for Argentina's Horacio Zeballos, winning 6-1, 6-2, 6-3.

Five-time champion Venus Williams, 38, and making her 21st Wimbledon appearance, faces fellow big server Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands.

Rafael Nadal has explained his long-running grievance against umpire Carlos Bernardes.

The 28-year-old then took the final set 7-5, breaking when 6-5 up, on his fourth match point, to set up a meeting with American Mackie McDonald in the third round.

Juan Martín del Potro, the No 5 seed, dropped only seven games against Spain's Feliciano López and will play Benoît Paire after the eccentric Frenchman's 0-6, 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (3) win over Canada's Denis Shapovalov.

The Kazakhstani was made to pay for converting just two of 13 break points in the match.

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