Wimbledon 2013 Scores: Breaking Down Key Results From Day 5
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The remaining action from Wimbledon 2013 will struggle to match the past craziness of Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova suffering early exits, but Day 5 offered plenty of exciting tennis.
Two of the top remaining men avoided such upsets, but not without a fight. Shortly after reaching the French Open finals, David Ferrer nearly suffered a third-round elimination. Looking to re-establish his status among the elite, Andy Murray continued his run to capturing another Grand Slam.
But for those hungry for an upset, don't worry; the women have it covered. Continuing the trend of this year's tournament, a top-10 player was knocked out earlier than expected.
Here is a look at three of Day 5's notable matches.
Andy Murray (No. 2) Tops Tommy Robredo (No. 32)—6-2, 6-4, 6-5
With Nadal and Federer eliminated, the road is set beautifully to make his second straight Wimbledon finals. He continued to stroll down that path with a three-set victory over Tommy Robredo.
Under a closed roof due to rain, Murray delighted the crowd rooting for its local hero by controlling the entire match. After quickly securing the first set with powering forehands and an emphatic backhand to seal the deal, Murray cruised on to the fourth round.
While Robredo threatened to seize the third set, his rally proved too little, too late as Murray broke the 5-5 tie and put the match to bed.
As ESPNTennis' Twitter feed noted, it was a historic win for Murray, who now has the most wins of any Englishman.
Andy Murray improved record as all-time winningest man in British history with 109th career major win. pic.twitter.com/68XgaKiKpK— ESPNTennis (@ESPNTennis) June 28, 2013
David Ferrer (No. 4) Hangs on Against Roberto Bautista Agut—6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 7-5
Ferrer did not have as easy of a time as Murray advancing to the fourth round, but he survived a grueling battle versus Roberto Bautista Agut.
The 31-year-old was tested by the younger Spaniard making his Wimbledon debut after failing to qualify in previous years. Wimbledon's Twitter page reported the result.
The match was started and halted due to rain before the two Spaniards could face off. Bautista Agut held his own, but the wily veteran held on, escaping with a tie-breaking win in the third set before narrowly claiming the fourth and final set.
It was a typical day for Ferrer: solid yet unspectacular. Even if he's not too likely to defeat one of tennis' "Big Four" on the grand stage, he is probably less likely to slip up with an early-round loss.
Ferrer will face No. 24 ranked Alexandr Dolgopolov in the next round.
Kaia Kanepi (No. 46 ) Upsets Angelique Kerber (No. 7)—3-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-3
It's not a good tournament to be a top women's tennis player.
After losing to Kaia Kanepi, Angelique Kerber now marks the sixth athlete ranked in the top 10 to fall out of Wimbledon. Let's go back to the tournament's official Twitter page to capture the moment.
Upset on No.2 Court. Kaia Kanepi fights back from a set down to beat the 7th seed Angelique Kerber 3-6, 7-6, 6-3 pic.twitter.com/Ruy9KxCYiJ— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) June 28, 2013
Not only did Kerber snatch the first set, but she had Janepi right where she wanted her in a second-set tiebreaker. Up 5-1, Kerber appeared to control another win before Kanepi rallied back.
The tides turned in the third set, with Kanepi reserving the outcome of the opening slate, this time winning by a score of 6-3. According to BBC, Kerber noted that her adversary stepped up her game with the match on the line.
"I had my chances in the second set but I didn't take them," Kerber said. "In the third she was playing unbelievable and I could do nothing."
Kanepi, 28, has prior experience at Wimbledon, having reached the quarterfinals in 2009.
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