Defending champion Djokovic advances to fourth round at Wimbledon

Defending champion Novak Djokovic advanced to the fourth round at Wimbledon with a 6-0, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Miomir Kecmanovic on center court on Friday.

The six-time Wimbledon champion has won the last three men’s singles titles at the All England Club.

The top-seeded Serb next takes on Tim van Rijthoven of the Netherlands.

Canada’s Dabrowski advances in doubles

In women’s doubles, third-seed Gabriela Dabrowski of Ottawa and her Mexican partner Giuliana Olmos advanced to the third round with a 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 victory over Marta Kostyuk of Ukraine and Tereza Martincova from the Czech Republic.

Dabrowski is the only player remaining to represent Canada at Wimbledon after the elimination of Bianca Andreescu and Denis Shapovalov on Thursday.

Sakkari upset with Maria

Fifth-seeded Maria Sakkari is out of Wimbledon in the third round after a 6-3, 7-5 loss to Tatjana Maria.

This is the first time Maria, 34, has reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam.

Sakkari is a two-time Grand Slam semi-finalist, but the 26-year-old Greek player committed 30 unforced errors against her German opponent on Court No. 2.

Maria will then face Jelena Ostapenko, 12th seed, champion of Roland-Garros 2017.

Jabeur is also moving forward

Third-seeded Ons Jabeur advanced to the fourth round at Wimbledon with a 6-2, 6-3 win over France’s Diane Parry.

The Tunisian will next face either former champion Angelique Kerber or Elise Mertens for a quarter-final chance.

Jabeur reached the quarter-finals a year ago at the All England Club.

Also, Heather Watson reached the fourth round for the first time with a 7-6(6), 6-2 victory over Kaja Juvan of Slovenia. The 30-year-old Briton is making her 12th singles appearance for the All England Club.

Watson will next face Germany’s Jule Niemeier.

In other women’s results, Elise Mertens knocked out 2018 Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber 6-4, 7-5 in the third round at the All England Club.

Kerber, 34, has won three Grand Slam titles and was a semi-finalist a year ago at Wimbledon. The German was ranked 15th.

Belgium’s Mertens, seeded 24, has reached the fourth round in four consecutive Grand Slams.

Tiafoe reaches the 4th round

Frances Tiafoe reached the fourth round at Wimbledon for the first time with a 3-6, 7-6(1), 7-6(3), 6-4 victory over Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan.

The 23rd-seeded American is making his fifth appearance for the All England Club.

Bublik had 25 aces but also 13 double faults, including on match point.

Tiafoe will next face Ugo Humbert and David Goffin for a shot in the quarter-finals.

The 24-year-old Tiafoe’s best performance at a Grand Slam tournament was reaching the quarter-finals of the 2019 Australian Open.

WATCH | Canada’s Shapovalov falls in round 2:

Shapovalov upset in Wimbledon second round

56th-seeded American Brandon Nakashima upset 13th seed Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., 6-2, 4-6, 6-1, 7-6(6) to advance to the third round at Wimbledon.

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