How day four at Wimbledon unfolded as Van Uytvanck and Pella cause upsets

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The men’s third seed bit the dust while a returning player exorcised some demons.

Here, Press Association Sport examines an eventful day four of Wimbledon.

Tweet of the day

Alison Van Uytvanck produced the shock of Wimbledon so far, dumping out the 2017 women’s champion Garbine Muguruza .

Shot of the day

Stefanos Tsitsipas channelled his inner Boris Becker to pull off this diving volley in a five-set win over Jared Donaldson.

Match of the day

Marcos Baghdatis lost a five-set thriller to Russian Karen Khachanov
Marcos Baghdatis lost a five-set thriller to Russian Karen Khachanov (John Walton/PA)

A good day for…

A year on from suffering a sickening knee injury, which kept her out for almost a year, Bethanie Mattek-Sands was back on the Wimbledon match court. The American was able to exorcise her demons as she again paired up with Lucie Safarova in the women’s doubles and triumphed 7-6 (8/6) 7-5 against Lyudmyla Kichenok and Alla Kudryavtseva.

A bad day for…

Marin Cilic may well curse the British weather for as long as he lives. The Croatian, a fancied tip for the title, was two sets up against Guido Pella on Wednesday when – in the midst of a heatwave – rain ended the day’s play. The pair came back on Thursday and Cilic found himself up against an inspired Argentinian, who came back to win 3-6 1-6 6-4 7-6 (7/3) 7-5.

Quote of the day

Nick Kyrgios received a code violation for bad language in his match against Rubens Bemelmans
Nick Kyrgios received a code violation for bad language in his match against Robin Hasse (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Stat of the day

John Isner served himself into third position in a list he is also already top of. In his five-set thriller against Ruben Bemelmans, which he prevailed 6-1 6-4 6-7 (6/8) 6-7 (3/7) 7-5, the American sent down 64 aces. That tally has only been beaten in a Wimbledon match by Isner and Nicolas Mahut in their record-breaking marathon match in 2010.

Friday’s match of the day

Gael Monfils is an entertainer but he will have his work cut out against Sam Querrey
Gael Monfils is an entertainer but he will have his work cut out against Sam Querrey (Nigel French/PA)

Friday’s Centre Court order of play

Roger Federer is back on Centre Court on Friday
Roger Federer is back on Centre Court on Friday (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Friday’s Court One order of play

Venus Williams opens up proceedings on Court One
Venus Williams opens up proceedings on Court One (John Walton/PA)

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