Grass Clippings: Wimbledon Day 4

Upset Alert

The ever-entertaining Gael Monfils was upset yesterday by talented youngster Jiri Vesely, a 20-year-old from the Czech Republic. As usual, La Monf's performance was up and down, but either way it's a great result for Vesely who has a monster game and could be a contender in the future. Richard Gasquet joined his French countryman on the sidelines when he was ousted by Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios. German veteran Phillip Kohlschreiber usually loves the grass, but he fell to Italy's Simone Bolelli.

On the women's side, only two seeded players lost: Klara Koukalova was beaten by Madison Keys and Carla Suarez Navarro lost to Zarina Diyas.

Sweet Revenge and Water(bottle)gate

Nadal exacted sweet revenge for his defeat two years ago... and perhaps a little extra for having his water bottle knocked over. Rosol at one point appeared to deliberately knock over Nadal's water bottle on a changeover —a trick that's been tried in the past without success. Ultimately, the water bottle caper didn't help Rosol's cause even though he did make things dicey for Nadal. Rafa dropped the first set and was quickly broken in the second set, but he fought back and eventually nabbed the second set after fighting off a set point during the tiebreak. With the second set in hand, Nadal then swept the third and fourth sets 6-4, 6-4.

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A Rough Day for Frenchman

Of the four Frenchman in action on Day Four, only Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was able to come through with a win. Gasquet and Monfils were both upset by young players on the rise while Adrian Mannarino was seen off by Spanish veteran Tommy Robredo. Tsonga advanced to the third round by edging out Sam Querrey 14-12 in the fifth set. Frenchwoman Alize Cornet advanced with a three set win over Petra Cetkovska.

Flair for the Dramatic

John Isner seems to have a real knack for stretching matches to the limit at Wimbledon. Though he won in straight sets yesterday without facing a break point, Big John still managed to play the second-longest tiebreak in Wimbledon history. Oddly enough, this will be Isner's first trip into the third round. Joining him are young Americans Alison Riske and Madison Keys, as well as top-seeded Serena Williams and her sister Venus.

Rainy Weather

Rain disrupted play late in the day on the outer courts. The Janowicz/Hewitt match was stopped with Janowicz leading 7-5, 4-4. Granollers/Giraldo were also stopped on serve in the fifth set. Giraldo was preparing to serve at 1-2. Two Women's doubles matches were also in progress and had to be stopped. Halep vs. Tsurenko, Lopez vs. Pavic, and Bencic vs. Duval were cancelled and will be played today. Roger Federer to complete his match against Gilles Muller after a brief delay while the roof was closed. The Fed finished with 44 winners—including 25 aces—and just 5 unforced errors.