LONDON (AP) — The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):
French Open champion Stan Wawrinka is into the fourth round of Wimbledon after beating Fernando Verdasco in straight sets.
The fourth-seeded Wawrinka won 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 in less than two hours on Court 1.
Meanwhile, Richard Gasquet of France improved to 5-0 against Grigor Dimitrov by beating the 11th-seeded Bulgarian 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 on Centre Court to make it to the second week of Wimbledon for the first time since 2012.
The 21st-seeded Gasquet needed five match points in the final game before closing out the win.
Even an official Wimbledon headband apparently does not comply with the official Wimbledon rules.
Nick Kyrgios sported one of the headbands — with thick stripes in Wimbledon’s green-and-purple colors across the middle — in this third-round match against Milos Raonic on Friday. However, he had to turn it inside out after it was apparently deemed too colorful for the tournament’s all-white dress code.
Wimbledon sells both headbands and armbands in its official stores at the All England Club.
David Goffin is the first player to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon.
The 16th-seeded Belgian beat Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 on Friday, reaching the final 16 of a Grand Slam for only the second time. Goffin is the fourth Belgian man in the Open era to get this far at Wimbledon, after Dick Norman, Xavier Malisse and Olivier Rochus.
Friday’s victory extended Goffin’s career record against Baghdatis to 4-0.
Nick Kyrgios double-faulted three times in the same game to give away the first set against Milos Raonic in their third-round match at Wimbledon — and didn’t fare much better with his replay challenges.
At 6-5 down on Court No. 2, Kyrgios double-faulted on the first point and then stared toward the line judge and chair umpire after his second serve was called long. When the chair umpire asked if he wanted to use one of his Hawk-Eye challenges, the Australian thought for a second before replying: “Actually, umm, yeah, maybe not.”
That drew laughter from the crowd, which then gasped when Kyrgios double-faulted again at 0-30 and 15-40. On that last point, he again looked up at the chair umpire after the first serve before challenging the second. Hawk-Eye, however, showed it was well long.
Wimbledon began with a minute of silence on Friday as Britain paused to honor the victims of the attack in Tunisia, where an Islamic extremist opened fire on beachgoers at a resort.
British tourists made up 30 of the 38 victims of last Friday’s attack.
Visitors across the All England Club stopped in silence at noon, with the crowd on Henman Hill rising to their feet and ball boys lining up alongside the courts. The start of play on the outside courts was pushed back to 12:15 p.m. instead of the normal time of 11:30 a.m.
Play on Centre Court was set to start at 1 p.m. as usual.
Queen Elizabeth II and British Prime Minister David Cameron also observed a minute of silence at noon Friday.
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