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The dynamic duo of Andy Murray and Serena Williams are out of the Wimbledon 2019 mixed-doubles after losing in the third round.

Serena and Murray went down 3-6,6-4,2-6 against the top-seeded pair of America’s Nichole Melichar and Brazil’s Bruno Soares.

The star-studded pair of Serena-Murray were pretty convincing in their first and second round match, as they didn’t even drop a set despite pairing for the first time.

However, they weren’t bad on the night and gave a tough fight against the favourites.

Murray is out of contention in this year’s Wimbledon as he didn’t feature in the singles, while, he also exited the Men’s doubles draw in the second round alongside partner Pierre-Hugues Herbert.

Serena, on the other hand, is just 2 games away from winning her 8th Singles Wimbledon title and will be tied with Australia’s Margaret Court in the all‑time record of grand slam singles titles (24).

Serena will now face Barbora Strycova for a place in the final.

Novak Djokovic advances to the Wimbledon semis

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World No. 1 and top-seeded Novak Djokovic also reached the semi’s after defeating Belgium’s David Goffin 6-4, 6-0, 6-2.

“He started well,” Novak told the press. The Belgian defeated Novak in their last meeting at the Monte Carlo Masters in 2017.

“He was dictating the play from the baseline and things could have gone a different way – who knows what the match would have looked like if I had lost the first set – but I was very delighted with the second and third.”

The Defending champions Novak will face Roberto-Bautista Agut. The 23-seeded Spaniard defeated Argentina’s Guido Pella 7-5, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.

Roberto Bautista Agut, earlier, said that “This weekend was meant to be my bachelor party in Ibiza. Six of my friends went anyway. And now they’re flying to London to support me in the semis”.

In another Quarter-finals tie at the centre court, Roger Federer came from a set down to beat Japan’s Kei Nishikori. Federer is likely to face Rafael Nadal, who is currently leading American Sam Querrey at Court 1.

 

 

 

 

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