Wimbledon updates | Nick Kyrgios advances to 3rd round

by | Jun 30, 2022 | Sports

WIMBLEDON, England — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):———2:20 p.m.Nick Kyrgios reached the third round at Wimbledon with a performance that made sure his tennis was the only talking point this time.Kyrgios beat 26th-seeded Filip Krajinovic 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 on No. 2 Court, showing off an array of shot-making that included 50 winners, 24 aces and a couple of crowd-pleasing “tweeners.”Kyrgios never faced a break point and looked fully focused throughout the match, without getting into any major arguments with the chair umpire or the crowd — although he did berate one fan for coughing during the second set.After needing five sets to beat Paul Jubb in the first round, the volatile Australian spit in the direction of a spectator he said had been hassling him.Kyrgios said his first-round match had been surprisingly difficult and that this time “I just wanted to remind everyone that I’m pretty good.”———1 p.m.Roberto Bautista Agut has withdrawn from Wimbledon after testing positive for COVID-19.The 17th-seeded Spaniard was scheduled to play Daniel Elahi Galan of Colombia in the second round at the All England Club.“I was positive for COVID-19. Fortunately, the symptoms aren’t very bad, but I think it’s the best decision,” Bautista Agut wrote on Twitter.Bautista Agut’s coach, Tomas Carbonell, wrote on Twitter that they decided to withdraw “out of respect to his colleagues and to the tournament.”———12:50 p.m.Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova advanced to the third round by beating Ana Bogdan 6-1, 7-6 (5).Kvitova led 5-1 in the second set and had her first match point while serving at 5-4, but she converted the second when Bogdan sent a backhand into the net.Kvitova won the title at the All England Club in 2011 and 2014. She was …

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