Great Performances from Nick and Angie at Wimbledon 2014

Heavy rains at Wimbledon this weekend led to some delayed and cancelled matches, but there was still magic to be seen on the All England Club courts.

YONEX player Nick Kyrgios (EZONE Ai 98) continued to be unstoppable against Jiri Vesely in the third round. It was another protracted game for Nick, at four sets and with a four-hour rain delay in the middle of the match. Despite being down a set, Nick came back after the rain break with a vengeance. Repositioning himself near the baseline with sharp reflexes and keen assertiveness, Nick played in top form. The more agile of the two on the court, Nick dominated the game, and in the end hit 26 aces, 63 winners, and broke four times. At the end of the match, Nick was down on the grass with a giant smile on his face, after serving out and winning the match with a final score of 3-6 6-3 7-5 6-2. "I'm overwhelmed with happiness," said Nick in a comment posted on the official ATP World Tour website. Nick is the youngest player to reach round 4 since 2011.

Women’s doubles saw a match between two Wimbledon semifinalists, as YONEX player Angelique Kerber (VCORE Xi 100) competed against Kirsten Flipkens. Coming back from a set behind, Angelique started to show some very confident playing, as she earned a 3-0 lead just 10 minutes into the second set. Angelique determinedly slammed her opponent’s forehand shots back at her, and took the match in the end,3-6 6-3 6-2. “I think in the second set I was trying to keep going, to believe in myself that I could turn the match around. I wanted to be aggressive and just play point by point,” said Angelique in a comment on the official Wimbledon website.

YONEX player Belinda Bencic (EZONE Ai 100, POLYTOUR HS 125) advanced to round two in mixed doubles with her partner Martin Klizan against Lukas Rosol/Klara Koukalova. Breaking their opponents five times, the two took the match in straight sets at an overwhelming 6-4 6-0.

Tournament Results [Wimbledon 2014, Days 5 and 6]

Men’s Singles [Round 2]

[15]Jerzy Janowicz (POL) def. Lleyton Hewitt (VCORE Tour 97, YONEX Shoes)(AUS) 7-5 6-4 6-7(7) 4-6 6-3

Men’s Singles [Round 3]

[W]Nick Kyrgios (EZONE Ai 98)(AUS) def. Jiri Vesely (CZE)  3-6 6-3 7-5 6-2

Women’s Singles [Round 2]

Belinda Bencic (EZONE Ai 100, POLYTOUR HS 125)(SUI) def. Victoria Duval (USA) 6-4 7-5

Women’s Singles [Round 3]

[9]Angelique Kerber (VCORE Xi 100)(GER) def. [24]Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 3-6 6-3 6-2

[3]Simona Halep (ROU) def. Belinda Bencic (EZONE Ai 100, POLYTOUR HS 125)(SUI) 6-4 6-1

Women’s Doubles [Round 2]

Renata Voracova (VCORE Xi 100)(CZE)/Shuko Aoyama (JPN) def. [15]Liezel Huber (USA)/Lisa Raymond (USA) 0-6 7-6(5) 6-4

Mixed Doubles [Round 1]

Belinda Bencic (EZONE Ai 100, POLYTOUR HS 125)(SUI)/ Martin Klizan (SVK) def. Lukas Rosol (CZE)/Klara Koukalova (CZE) 6-4 6-0

Colin Fleming (GBR)/Jocelyn Rae (GBR) def. Zheng Jie (EZONE Ai 98POLYTOUR SPIN)(CHN) /Scott Lipsky (USA) 6-2 6-0