The Tennis Podcast

Wimbledon Day 6 - Tired Halep Crashes Out; Djokovic Rises from the ashes to end British Hopes

July 7, 2018

As the first week of Wimbledon 2018 draws to a close, Catherine & David meet on the broadcast centre roof overlooking the grounds to discuss yet another shock defeat in the women's draw, that of top seed and French Open Champion Simona Halep to perennial Grand Slam giant-killer Su-Wei Hseih. They also discuss the rest of the day's women's results which included wins for 'tennis magicians' Daria Kasatkina and Belinda Bencic, and another jaw-dropping performance by on-fire Jelena Ostapenko.

The day's men's results saw straightforward victories for Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin Del Potro, but also the end of British hopes at the Championships as Kyle Edmund battled valiantly before losing in four sets to a defiant and resurgent Novak Djokovic. And what of Kei Nishikori's 'best ever' grass court performance to beat Nick Kyrgios in fading light, and of his fourth round opponent Ernests Gulbis, whose rankings history is quite the rollercoaster ride.

And as the order of play dropped mid-episode, discussion moved on yet again to contraversial court assignments, including inequitable distribution of men's and women's matches, and a seeming refusal to put three-time champion Djokovic on Centre Court.

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