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Wimbledon 2017, day four live: Pliskova crashes out, Mattek-Sands suffers horror injury and Federer in action

Keep up to date with all the action from day four of The Championships

Liam Corless
Thursday 06 July 2017 18:25
Pliskova was stunned in the second round
Pliskova was stunned in the second round

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will be out to complete unfinished business at Wimbledon on Thursday after both were denied a chance to savour match-point glory in their first-round matches.

When seven-times champion Federer takes on Dusan Lajovic and Djokovic faces Adam Pavlasek in round two, they will be hoping to put on an entertaining show from start to finish after Tuesday's fans were left feeling rather short-changed.

Djokovic, winner of three titles here, was leading Martin Klizan 6-3 2-0 when the injured Slovakian went up to shake hands with the Serb after calling time on the match with only 40 minutes on the clock.

Unbelievably for the Centre Court crowd, there were given a repeat performance just over an hour later when Federer's opponent Alexandr Dolgopolov also pulled out when trailing 3-6 0-3.

While the seven first-round withdrawals in the men's field left many questioning if players who are not fully fit should be allowed to start a tournament, on the women's side of the draw the competitors will be keen to live up to Agnieszka Radwanska's observation that "girls are really, really tough".

The 2012 finalist takes on American Christina McHale while last year's runner up Angelique Kerber, who has struggled to recapture the form that carried her to two grand slam titles last year, will be hoping she survives a tricky match against Belgian Kirsten Flipkens.

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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of day four of The Championships!

Play begins at 11.30am, so join us then for coverage from around the courts.

Vithushan Ehantharajah6 July 2017 08:05

Here's the order of play for today:

Vithushan Ehantharajah6 July 2017 08:05

A number of players were left less than impressed yesterday as flying ants invaded The Championships.

Dustin Brown was even spotted eating one of the bugs...

Vithushan Ehantharajah6 July 2017 09:53

Federer and Djokovic the headline acts

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are the two star attractions on day four of The Championships. 

Seven-time champion Federer is third up on Centre Court against Serbia's Dusan Lajovic, while three-time winner Djokovic meets Adam Pavlasek from 1pm on Court One. 

After yesterday's wins for Jo Konta and Andy Murray on Centre Court, another Briton, the 22-year-old Kyle Edmund, is in action on SW19's main court. He takes on French entertainer and 15th seed Gael Monfils from 1pm.

Stay tuned for regular updates throughout the day!

Ed Malyon6 July 2017 11:47

Not a bad trio

Mario Ancic and Andre Agassi put Novak Djokovic through his paces ahead of his match against Adam Pavlasek on Court One.

Ed Malyon6 July 2017 11:55

Dimitrov takes opener against Baghdatis

Men's 13th seed Grigor Dimitrov is a set to the good against Marcos Baghdatis on Court Two (6-3). 

Meanwhile, Mischa Zverev, the 27th seed, is a set and a break up against Mikhail Kukushin (6-1 2-0).

Ed Malyon6 July 2017 12:16

Djokovic enters the fray

Twelve-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic has been demoted from Centre Court to Court One for his second-round match against Adam Pavlasek.

Ed Malyon6 July 2017 13:11

Djokovic* 2-1 Pavlasek (*denotes next server)

Novak Djokovic is an early break up on Court One after breaking Adam Pavlasek in the opening game of the match.

Ed Malyon6 July 2017 13:21

Isner pegged back

Big-serving 23rd seed John Isner has lost the second set to Dudi Sela on a tie-break. The American won the opening set by the same method.

Ed Malyon6 July 2017 13:27

Monfils* 3-3 Edmund (*denotes next server)

The first break point of the match goes to Monfils but the Frenchman can't take it as his backhand pass sails wide. A volleyed winner followed by an ace wrap the game of for Edmund and keep this opening set on serve.

Ed Malyon6 July 2017 13:29

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