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Highlights from the fourth day at Wimbledon

06-25-2010 08:50 BJT

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Spain's Rafael Nadal stood on the brink of an early Wimbledon exit on Thursday (24th June) before overcoming Robin Haase of the Netherlands in a five set second round thriller.

The number two seed trailed by two-sets-to-one, but fought back to win 5-7, 6-2, 3-6, 6-0, 6-3.

Nadal was joined in the third round by British hope Andy Murray, who defeated Jarkko Nieminen of Finland 6-3, 6-4, 6-2.

In the women's draw, Maria Sharapova and Caroline Wozniacki both enjoyed straight sets victories in their second round matches.

It was a day of royalty and records at Wimbledon on Thursday.

On distant Court 18 American John Isner finally beat Nicolas Mahut of France in their record-smashing five-set marathon, while Queen Elizabeth II made her first appearance at the All England Club for 33 years.

The monarch met a number of champions past and present before taking her seat in the Royal Box at Centre Court.

First up she saw the only British singles player left in the tournament progress to the third round. Number four seed Andy Murray outclassed Jarkko Nieminen of Finland 6-3, 6-4, 6-2.

The Queen was clearly impressed with Murray, who's bidding to become the first British men's winner at Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936.

2004 women's champion Maria Sharapova is also through to the third round after her 6-1, 6-4 win over Romania's Ioana Raluca Olaru.

Sharapova's next opponent will be Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic.Number three seed Caroline Wozniacki was another straight sets winner in the second round.

The Dane was largely untroubled on the way to beating Chang Kai-chen of Taiwan 6-4, 6-3. But there was nothing straightforward about Rafael Nadal's progression to the third round.

The 2008 Wimbledon champion trailed two-sets-to-one against Robin Haase of the Netherlands before eventually prevailing 5-7, 6-2, 3-6, 6-0, 6-3.

Nadal was joined in the third round by British hope Andy Murray, who defeated Jarkko Nieminen of Finland 6-3, 6-4, 6-2.
Nadal was joined in the third round by British hope Andy Murray, who defeated Jarkko
Nieminen of Finland 6-3, 6-4, 6-2.

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