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Hampered Nadal tops Fritz to extend Grand Slam win streak to 19 matches

- Associated Press

With much of the crowd roaring and standing after Nadal’s best strokes, he twice erased one-set deficits against the 11th-seeded Fritz and emerged with 3-6, 7-5, 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (10-4) victory Wednesday to reach his eighth semifinal at the All England Club.

Most American men reach Wimbledon’s third round since 1995

- Associated Press

There will be eight Americans in the third round, accounting for a quarter of the 32 players left in the Wimbledon field, the most for the country at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament since 1995. It’s also the most at any major since the 1996 U.S. Open.

British native Murray’s Wimbledon stay cut short by Isner

- Associated Press

Unable to overcome big John Isner’s big serves, the way he always has in the past, the revered Andy Murray lost in the second round to the 20th-seeded American 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-7 (3), 6-4 on Wednesday night at the All England Club.

Serena Williams upset at Wimbledon in first match in a year

- Associated Press

Returning to the site of her last singles match and seven of her major championships, the 40-year-old Serena Williams came within two points of victory. But she could not finish the job against an opponent making her Wimbledon debut.

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