The top two seeds in action during Day 5 of Wimbledon 2015 advanced with ease, but the round’s scores are highlighted by an upset. While not as shocking as Rafael Nadal’s defeat on Thursday, No. 8 Milos Raonic was topped by No. 26 Nick Kyrgios on Friday.
Kyrgios needed four sets to get by his opponent, winning 5-7 7-5 7-6 (3) 6-3. He had just 13 unforced errors to go along with 34 aces.
"I'm focusing, but at the same time I'm having fun,” Kyrgios said. “When I find that balance, I play some really good tennis. I thought I was doing that today in the second, third and fourth.
"I was chanting to the crowd every now and then, playing with the ball boys. That's a good place to be out there."
When the tournament started, Raonic was considered to be one of the favorites to win the championship, outside of the sport’s “Big Four” and French Open winner Stan Wawrinka. Raonic reached the quarterfinals of Wimbledon last year, and he beat Kyrgios in their previous two matches.
Djokovic didn’t have any problem in his match, getting past No.27 Bernard Tomic 6-3 6-3 6-3. The world’s top player remains the favorite to win the championship, and he’s become impossible to upset in the early rounds of major tournaments. His victory puts him in Wimbledon’s Round of 16 for the seventh straight year, and he hasn’t been knocked off before the fourth round at a Grand Slam event since 2009.
Wawrinka continues his quest to win a second straight Grand Slam by advancing to the next round at Wimbledon. He beat Fernando Verdasco 6-4 6-3 6-4.
No. 14 Kevin Anderson and No. 16 David Goffin also won in straight sets.