LONDON (Reuters) – Highlights of the fifth day at Wimbledon, the third Grand Slam tournament of the year, on Friday (times GMT):
World number one Novak Djokovic took three hours to beat Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz 7-5 6-7(5) 6-1 6-4 on Court One to move into the fourth round.
Hurkacz - Aces - Winners - Djokovic - Break
Hurkacz fired more aces (13) and winners (48) than Djokovic but was unable to capitalize on any of his break points, while the Serbian top seed won 25 of 34 net points and won 81% of points on his first serve.
Romania’s Simona Halep beat Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 6-3 6-1 in 66 minutes in a battle of former world number ones on Centre Court.
Seventh - Seed - Halep - Azarenka - Times
Seventh seed Halep broke Azarenka five times and the Belarusian also made 33 unforced errors.
Fourth seed Kevin Anderson, last year’s runner-up, was knocked out in the third round 6-4 6-3 7-6(4) by Argentina’s Guido Pella in a match that lasted just over two-and-a-half hours.
South - African - Clay - Court - Season
The big-serving South African, who skipped the clay court season to recover from an elbow injury, never found his rhythm and was broken three times by Pella, who controlled most of the points in the first two sets on Centre Court.
Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut beat 10th seed and French Open quarter-finalist Karen Khachanov 6-3 7-6(3) 6-1 at Court Two to move into the fourth round.
Bautista - Agut - Frenchman - Benoit - Paire
Bautista Agut will play Frenchman Benoit Paire, who beat Jiri Vesely 5-7 7-6(5) 6-3 7-6(2) earlier in the day.
Czech third seed Karolina Pliskova was pushed by Taiwan’s Hsieh...
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