Wimbledon: Nadal passes tricky test against Kukushkin

Wimbledon: Nadal passes tricky test against Kukushkin

Rafael Nadal has become used to getting sanctioned for slow play, but on Thursday at Wimbledon he was warned for wasting time before a ball had even been hit in anger. And I think that kept being in the back of my mind.

Nadal insisted he has no problem with the Brazilian official, but admitted he had previously requested the ATP appoint other umpires to his matches.

Djokovic overcame an apparent thigh problem to beat Horacio Zeballos 6-1 6-2 6-3, while top-ranked Nadal defeated Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 6-4 6-3 6-4. For me, that's not respectful. You can not force me to change my shorts in front of everybody.

"For me personally it was disrespectful".

'You did a really good job.

"But when I made a mistake, I put my shorts on the wrong way round". But I always expect to do the best I can do.

Minaur, who is Australian, had never stepped on the Wimbledon grass before this year, and in his first appearance he is already in the third round.

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The striker is now away on global duty with France at the World Cup in Russian Federation , where he has scored three goals. Neymar is one season into a five-year deal that would see him stay with the French champion until his 30th-birthday.

The Croatian, who lost to Roger Federer in last year's final, was cantering to victory on Wednesday evening, before rain stopped play, taking the first two sets 6-3 6-1 on Court 1.

Wawrinka, whose ranking has fallen to 224th following knee surgery, came from a set down to upset sixth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov in the first round for just his second Grand Slam victory since last year's Wimbledon.

The British brothers comfortably booked a place in the third round with a 6-4 6-4 7-6 (7-2) win.

Asked if he had any doubts about being fit for Wimbledon's third round, Queen's Club runner-up Djokovic said: "No". Williams beat French tennis player 7-5 7-6 (7/2) in the third round on Friday, keeping alive her hopes of a 24th Grand Slam win.

After defending champion Garbine Muguruza suffered a shock exit in the second round on Thursday, it was 10th seed Keys' turn to endure an unexpected 7-5, 5-7, 6-4 third round defeat.

Fritz was leading 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (0).

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