Wimbledon 2015: Federer Books Last 16 Slot, Bacsinzky Stuns Lisicki

Roger Federer needed four sets to outlast Sam Groth and book his place in the round of 16 at Wimbledon as Rafael Nadal’s-conqueror, Dustin Brown, could not build on his previous success.

The Swiss, 33, fought back from an opening set loss to snatch a 6-4 6-4 6-7 (5-7) 6-2 win and set up Spanish 20th seed Roberto Bautista Agut in the next round.

World No. 66, Groth, fired the second-fastest serve in Wimbledon history measured at 147mph, but it was not sufficient to outclass seven-time winner, Federer.

German qualifier Brown was forced to kiss the dust by Serbia’s 22 seed Viktor Troicki, losing 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 4-6 6-3 in their third round clash.

The 30-year-old dreadlocked sensation thrilled the crowd at court three with some unconventional shots, but could not progress further at the SW19.

World No. 5 Caroline Wozniacki advanced into the fourth round at Wimbledon with straight sets victory over Italy’s Camila Giorgi.

Dane, Wozniacki needed just 72 minutes to seal a 6-2 6-2 win and stay on till the second week of the championship.

The former world No. 1 will face 20th seed Garbine Muguruza, who beat 10th seed Angelique Kerber 7-6 (14-12) 1-6 6-2.

Timea Bacsinzky Through to the Last 16 of Wimbledon for the First Time. Image: AELTC.
Timea Bacsinzky Through to the Last 16 of Wimbledon for the First Time. Image: AELTC.

Switzerland’s Timea Bacsinzky knocked out 2013 finalist Sabine Lisicki 6-3 6-2 to advance to her first Wimbledon round of 16.

American Madison Keys is also through to the second week at the All England Club for the first time after a 6-4 6-4 win over Getmany’s Tatjana Maria.

Also on Day 6, Agnieszka Radwanska defeated Cassey Dellacqua 6-1 6-4 to move into the fourth round.

Men’s Singles – Third Round

[2] Roger Federer (SUI) d. Sam Groth (AUS) 64 64 67(5) 62
[3] Andy Murray (GBR) vs. [25] Andreas Seppi (ITA)
[6] Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs. Pablo Andujar (ESP)
[9] Marin Cilic (CRO) d. [17] John Isner (USA) 76(4) 67(6) 64 67(4) 12-10
[12] Gilles Simon (FRA) vs. [18] Gael Monfils (FRA)
[13] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) vs. [23] Ivo Karlovic (CRO)
[20] Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) d. Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) 76(4) 61 60
[22] Viktor Troicki (SRB) d. Dustin Brown (GER) 64 76(3) 46 63
James Ward (GBR) vs. Vasek Pospisil (CAN)

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