While seeded only 15th, Aussie upstart Nick Kyrgios has seen world No. 1 Novak Djokovic make his exit from Wimbledon, and thinks he can do similar damage when he plays former champ and world No. 2 Andy Murray.
The easily-combustible Aussie kept him temper in check on Sunday when he defeated No. 22-seeded Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 6-7(2), 6-3, 6-4.
“My attitude was great today — very, very happy with the way I played,” said Kyrgios, who will next play Murray in the round of 16. “I definitely have the tools to (beat Murray) but he is probably the favorite now Djokovic is out.”
Top 10-seeded winners in third round play Sunday were No. 7 Richard Gasquet coming from a set down to beat Spaniard Albert Ramos 2-6, 7-6(5), 6-2, 6-3, and No. 10 Tomas Berdych beating German upstart and No. 24 seed Alexander Zverev 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1.
Other winners were No. 12 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga saving a match point in defeating No. 18 John Isner from two sets down 6-7(3), 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-2, 19-17; No. 32 Lucas Pouille beating a fatigued unseeded Juan Martin Del Potro 6-7(4), 7-6(6), 7-5, 6-1; and unseeded Czech Jiri Vesely upsetting No. 31 Joao Sousa 6-2, 6-2, 7-5.
Gasquet and Tsonga will next meet in al all-French affair.
“One of my good friends,” Gasquet says of Tsonga. “We know each other so well. We played since we were children. I practiced a lot with him, so of course it will be a different match. But we have to forget it for some hours and then life goes on.”
Del Potro was disappointed with the loss but happy with the progression of his wrist this summer.
“I’m very confident, very positive with the situation,” Del Potro said. “My level could be better at the end of the year or the next season but I need to work hard physically, my wrist, my backhands…As you can see I’m exhausted. Yesterday (against Stan Wawrinka) was even worse than today.”
Matches to look for on Monday at the All-England Club are (3) Roger Federer vs. Steve Johnson, (2) Andy Murray vs. (15) Nick Kyrgios, (7) Richard Gasquet vs. (12) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, (5) Kei Nishikori vs. (9) Marin Cilic, (6) Milos Raonic vs. (11) David Goffin, and (28) Sam Querrey vs. Nicolas Mahut.
MONDAY WIMBLEDON SCHEDULE
CENTRE COURT – 1:00PM
1. Roger Federer (SUI)  v Steve Johnson (USA)
2. Serena Williams (USA)  v Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 
3. Nick Kyrgios (AUS)  v Andy Murray (GBR) 
NO.1 COURT – 1:00PM
1. Simona Halep (ROU)  v Madison Keys (USA) 
2. Venus Williams (USA)  v Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) 
3. Richard Gasquet (FRA)  v Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 
NO.2 COURT – 11:30AM
1. Misaki Doi (JPN) v Angelique Kerber (GER) 
2. Marin Cilic (CRO)  v Kei Nishikori (JPN) 
3. David Goffin (BEL)  v Milos Raonic (CAN) 
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