Wimbledon 2022 Day 4 didn’t show any major upsets but was a lesson for the top players. Rafael Nadal and Iga Swiatek looked far from their best as they struggled to win their respective matches. Going into round 3 of Wimbledon, this performance from one of the best will not be accepted. The competition is getting tougher with each round and it is time to pull up the socks. The majority of the top seeds are through to round 3. Interestingly, only #12 and #13 ie Diego and Denis lost their respective matches. Such a strange coincidence for back-to-back seeds to lose in the same round. Other than that there were no major upsets. The pool of players is reducing with each passing day as the competition gets more intense.
As we all saw Day 3 of Wimbledon was just full of upsets. #2 seed Kontaviet lost her round 2 match in a disappointing fashion. The most celebrated British player Andy Murray lost to John Isner after trying hard to stay in the match. The teenage sensation and US Open champion Emma Raducanu also lost her match against Carolina Garcia who was simply on fire. This leaves other unseeded British players and #9 seed Cameron Norrie. He was the only one who narrowly survived in his round 2 encounter. Novak had an easier game in comparison to others and #3 seed Ruud crashed out in 4 sets.
A detailed look at all the matches that concluded on day 4.
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Wimbledon 2022 Day 4: Rafa Vs Berankis, Iga Vs Kerkhove
Rafael Nadal faced his opponent Ricardas Berankis in round 2 of Wimbledon 2022 day 4. Nadal was expected to have an easy win after being tested by the Argentinian in round 1. It started off tough, both players testing out each other. To everyone’s surprise, the Lithuanian was playing solid, countering Rafa on each point. Somehow, Nadal managed to find a loophole, winning the set 6-4. The second set followed the exact story, almost the same.
However, Rafa again managed to find that single blindspot and won the second set 6-4. The fans felt safe after he had a two-set lead over his opponent. The third set started on a completely different note. Nadal lost his serve in the beginning and found himself trailing the entire set. With a break in hand, Berankis took the third set 4-6. It was time Rafa had enough of this. He came out storming in the fourth set and did not give any chance to his opponent. That was what the fans were looking for, that sharp intensity and shot-making ability. Rafael Nadal won the match 6-4 6-4 4-6 and 6-3.
Iga Swiatek also faced a tough challenge on day 4. She was against L. Kerkhove of Nedtherlands. The first set, much like Rafa’s was tough but she somehow managed to win it 6-4. She took a real beating in the second set losing it 4-6. The third was where she showed her class and won it 6-3. She is now on 37 matches winning streak.
Nick Kygios And Tsitsipas Have It Easy
Nick Kyrgios and Tsitsipas won their matches quite comfortably without losing any set on day 4 of Wimbledon. The Aussie faced #26 Filip Krajinović. It turned out to be the complete opposite of what everyone thought. Kyrgios won the match with ease in straight sets. Tsitsipas also won the match easily in straight sets against his Australian opponent Jordan Thompson.
That is it for now. We will be back with more updates on Wimbledon soon.
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