With a place in the quarter finals up for grabs, the last 16 of Wimbledon 2015 was an exciting one. There were a number of big names on display, and we were sure to see a few high profile exits.
The first big game of the day was the bad boy of tennis Nick Kyrgios against Richard Gasquet.
As he so often does, the Frenchman came out of the blocks quickly, hitting Kyrgios like a freight train.
He raced into a two set lead, but not without some help from a somewhat suicidal Aussie.
Kyrgios threw his customary tantrum, with the youngster tanking a game and risking disqualification.
He then appeared to have a nervous breakdown, hugging a rather bemused looking ball boy in despair.
Despite battling back to win the third set, he was unable to continue the fight back, and eventually crashed out of Wimbledon – Gasquet advancing.
The next big game of the day was British No.1 Andy Murray against the giant Ivo Karlovic, with a big test standing in Murray’s way – in more ways than one.
Karlovic has a monster serve, and Murray was struggling to handle it. The line judges weren’t enjoying his serving much either, and on two occasions they were struck by the Croatian.
After a difficult first set, Murray managed to topple the giant. With the Scottish star going on to win the second set as well.
Karlovic played superbly, but the gulf in class could be seen with Murray playing shots like these.
Murray lost the third set, but went on to win the match. The British No.1 into the quarter finals.
Over in the women’s singles, there was a family feud between Venus and Serena Williams. There were some big hits on display, but Serena managed to beat her sister in straight sets.
Back to the mens, and it looked as thought there was an upset on the cards. Kevin Anderson played some phenomenal tennis to wrestle the first two sets of defending champion Novak Djokovic, but he isn’t the champion for nothing.
The Serbian dominated the third set, winning 6-1.
He then battled hard to win the fourth set and level things up, with the crowd getting a real match from the two men.
That was the end of the day’s action, with the officials calling time due to bad light. Djokovic and Anderson will resume tomorrow, and the fifth set is sure to be a thrilling one.