21/04/2024

James Duckworth recorded a brilliant win in the second round. Photo: Tennis Australia

Barty and Kyrgios are two of five Aussies through to the third round of Wimbledon. Catch up on all the Aussie action from Wimbledon before play resumes tonight

Five of the seven Aussies in the second round have won through to the third, with Ash Barty and Nick Kyrgios producing results that will invite the prospects of a deep Wimbledon run in 2021.

With rain delays altering the schedule of play, it took an extra day to finalise all second round results in both singles draws.

Aussie women Barty and Tomljanovic dazzle

Both Australian women through to the second round progressed again on the grass, with Tomljanovic producing a fine display to see off Frenchwoman Alizé Cornet.

It took three sets, with Cornet’s serve firing in the second set to record a 0-6 set. However, sandwiching either side of that set was Tomljanovic’s best tennis on grass in her career.

She delivered on her service games, and made Cornet earn every game. He returning was magnificent and continued to press her case, finding lines and forcing Cornet to play balls from the baseline at every occasion.

Ash Barty continued her assault towards the championship, which would be her first Wimbledon ladies singles title.

It wasn’t her best performance on her serve, raining down five aces but an uncharacteristic nine double faults, including two in her first service game of the match.

However, when Barty could find her serve it proved too much for Anna Blinkova to deal with. She dictated the points with her slice backhand and didn’t allow her opposition to generate any pace on the ball as Blinkova struggled to deal with the spin.

A. Tomljanovic606
A. Cornet463
A. Barty [1]66
A. Blinkova43

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Cruising Kyrgios one of three men to progress

Kyrgios, Thompson, Duckworth win. Bolt Polmans L

Nick Kyrgios has continued in Wimbledon 2021, taking down Italian Gianluca Mager to advance to the third round at Wimbledon. He did so in straight sets and without much fuss.

The dynamic Australian’s serve has been unbelievable; against Mager he recorded 29 aces, won 89 per cent of his first serve points and didn’t give up a breakpoint opportunity for the entire match.

The clinical nature of his game has seen him gain an advantage by only playing the three sets and breezing through his service games to keep him fresh for the third round.

Kyrgios comes up against the rising star that is Felix Auger-Aliassime, who will be the favourite heading into the highly anticipated contest.

Jordan Thompson has also continued on, beating the favoured Kei Nishikori in four sets to claim his best result at the grass Grand Slam in his career.

Thompson’s aggression has been a huge strength of his on grass, dictating the majority of points and preying on second serves the Nishikori would deliver with less pace.

He also made the most of his service opportunities, only giving up three breakpoint opportunities.

Nishikori was able to make the most of those chances, but it wouldn’t matter as Thompson progressed through unscathed.

Australia’s James Duckworth also won through to the first third round clash at Wimbledon of his career in 2021.

Eight surgeries over his career has not stopped the world No.91, who worked hard to defeat the big-serving American Sam Querrey in the second round. He won through in four tough sets and will face Italian Lorenzo Sonego in the third round.

Alex Bolt lost out to Cam Norrie, while Marc Polmans was unable to bet the better of 20th seed Christian Garin despite having his opportunities to convert.

N. Kyrgios7[9]66
G. Mager6[7]44
J. Thompson7656
K. Nishikori5473
J. Duckworth76[4]66
S. Querrey57[7]32
A. Bolt312
C. Norrie [29]666
M. Polmans6[3]266[5]
C. Garin [17]7[7]627[7]

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