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Monday at Wimbledon: Nick Kyrgios, Simona Halep and Rafael Nadal on Center Court | tennis news

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Australian Nick Kyrgios celebrates his third-round win over Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas at Wimbledon

Australian Nick Kyrgios celebrates his third-round win over Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas at Wimbledon

After the Middle Sunday action at Wimbledon, the fourth rounds of the men’s and women’s singles will be completed on Monday.

The frenetic ‘Manic Monday’ action of the past may be no more, but there are still plenty of fireworks on the main show courts.

First on Center Court is a clash between two unseeded players as Nick Kyrgios takes on American Brandon Nakashima.

The maverick Australian Kyrgios was involved in a heated match in the third round on Saturday when he faced Stefanos Tsitsipas of the fourth heat, who went on to call him an “evil bully”, and he also made headlines after beating Filip Krajinovic in the second. round when he described himself as one of the “most important people” in tennis.

Kyrgios talks to an official during his match against Tsitsipas

Kyrgios talks to an official during his match against Tsitsipas

“I have a lot of confidence in myself. All the challenges I have overcome in my life. Proud to be here and do it in my own way. To be able to produce tennis like this at Wimbledon is a dream come true for everyone tennis player,” said the 2014 quarterfinalist, who was fined $10,000 for spitting at a fan during his first round.

“Well, I didn’t want to remind people that I’m good; I know I’m good,” he continued. “I just feel like sometimes people don’t give me the respect because of other things I do.”

Kyrgios now has another chance to demonstrate his prowess as a tennis player against Nakashima, who passed Colombian Daniel Galan in straight sets in the final round after beating 13th-seeded Denis Shapovalov in the second round.

Second on Center Court becomes champion of 2019 Simona Halep against fourth seed Paula Badosa of Spain who defeated Petra Kvitova in the final round.

None of the players have dropped a set in the tournament so far and a hard-fought match looks set to be on the cards.

Rafael Nadal celebrates beating Italy's Lorenzo Sonego in the third round

Rafael Nadal celebrates beating Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego in the third round

The third match sees two-time champion and second-seeded Rafael Nadal compete against Dutch No. 1 Botic of the Sand Scallop

Nadal flew past the 26-year-old at the French Open, but he may find him a tougher opponent on grass after his run to the semi-finals at Queen’s and three impressive wins last week.

“I think I might hurt him on the grass courts here,” said Van de Zandschulp. “The biggest challenge in tennis is to play against Rafa at Roland Garros, but here it’s very different, I’m much more confident that I can stand a chance.

“He hasn’t played many games on grass in recent years and he struggled a bit in the first few laps.”

Over to Court One, 17th-seed Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan kicks off action against Petra Martic from Croatia, followed by Australian Qualifier Jason Kublerwho defeated Dan Evans in the first round, against American Taylor Fritzthe eleventh seed, who also claimed a British scalp in the form of Alastair Gray in round two and is playing in the fourth round for the first time.

Harmony Tan Celebrates After Beating Katie Boulter

Harmony Tan Celebrates After Beating Katie Boulter

Unplaced Frenchwoman Harmony Tan has made some headlines at the tournament so far with her wins over Serena Williams and Katie Boulter and she will look to extend her streak in the final game at Court One against the 20th seeded Amanda Anisimovaconqueror of compatriot Coco Gauff in the third round.

Chili’s Cristian Garin has reached the fourth round for the second consecutive year and his reward is a confrontation of Court Two with 19th seed Australian Alex de Minaur who ended the hopes of British duo Jack Draper and Liam Broady in the previous two rounds.

Alize Cornet surprised Iga Swiatek in the last round

Alize Cornet surprised Iga Swiatek in the last round

France’s Alize Cornet may have hoped for a bigger podium after her shocking third-round win over No. 1 Iga Swiatek, but she’ll have to settle for the second game at Court 2 against the Australian Ajla Tomljanovica quarterfinalist last year.

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