07/01 10:01 CDT The Latest: Wimbledon heat makes Tomic 'dizzy' during win
The Latest: Wimbledon heat makes Tomic 'dizzy' during win
By The Associated Press
LONDON (AP) --- The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):
Even for an Australian, the heat at Wimbledon on Wednesday was difficult to
Bernard Tomic said he was "dizzy" for a while in the second set of his victory
over Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France in the second round.
With temperatures hovering around 34 degrees C (93 degrees F), it's one of the
hottest days on record at Wimbledon. Tomic was able to recover for a 7-6 (3),
6-4, 7-6 (5) victory, but said the heat wave in London has been causing him
problems all week.
"I just haven't been sleeping well here. It's been too hot," Tomic said. "I was
fatigued and starting to get dizzy out there with the heat hitting me."
Tomic will need a good night's sleep before his next match --- against
defending champion Novak Djokovic.
The Serb beat Tomic in the quarterfinals in 2011, the Australian's best result
at Wimbledon so far.
"Against him, you have to go out with a different mindset and different
belief," Tomic said. "I have to serve very well to have any chance of winning."
One of the young guns in men's tennis knocked out one of the game's veterans.
Seventh-seeded Milos Raonic defeated Tommy Haas 6-0, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (4)
Wednesday on Court No. 1 to advance to the third round.
The 24-year-old Raonic reached the semifinals at the All England Club last year
and is considered to be one of the top young players in tennis.
Haas, who is 37, on Monday became the oldest man to win a match at Wimbledon
since Jimmy Connors in 1991.
Maria Sharapova made her way into the third round at Wimbledon, two years after
losing at the same stage.
The fourth-seeded Sharapova beat Dutch qualifier Richel Hogenkamp 6-3, 6-1 on
Court No. 2 on Wednesday, improving her record in second-round Grand Slam
matches to 41-4.
In 2013, Sharapova lost to Michelle Larcher De Brito in the second round. Last
year, the Russian lost in the fourth round at Wimbledon.
Sharapova won the first of her five major titles at Wimbledon in 2004. She has
been back in the final at the All England Club only once since then, losing to
Petra Kvitova in 2011.
Novak Djokovic got into trouble during his second round match at Wimbledon ---
for about five minutes.
The top-seeded defending champion was broken in the opening game of the match
on Centre Court, but he quickly recovered and went on to a 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 win
over Jarkko Nieminen of Finland.
Djokovic is a two-time champion at the All England Club, winning in 2011 and
2014. Last year, he beat seven-time champion Roger Federer in the final.
CoCo Vandeweghe eliminated 11th-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic
7-6 (5), 6-4 in the second round at Wimbledon on Wednesday.
The 23-year-old American will next face 22nd-seeded Sam Stosur, the 2011 U.S.
Open champion. Vandeweghe beat Stosur in the second round of this year's
Kei Nishikori has withdrawn from Wimbledon because of a left calf injury.
The fifth-seeded Japanese player, who reached last year's U.S. Open final, was
scheduled to play his second match on Centre Court on Wednesday. Nishikori beat
Simone Bolelli in five sets in his opening match on Monday.
Nishikori reached the quarterfinals at both the Australian Open and the French
Open this year.
Wimbledon will join in on the national minute's silence on Friday for the
victims in the Tunisia shooting.
More than 20 Britons are confirmed to have died in last Friday's attack in the
north African resort of Sousse.
The All England Club says play will start Friday at 12:15 p.m. on the outside
courts, 45 minutes later than usual. The minute's silence will be held at noon.
All England Club chief executive Richard Lewis says "we will be asking all
those in the grounds at the time to observe the silence out of respect to the
victims in Tunisia and their families."
The umbrellas will be out at Wimbledon on Wednesday, as protection from the sun.
The All England Club normally readies itself for rain delays, but so far this
year it's been about the heat. Wednesday's temperatures could reach 35 degrees
C (95 degrees F), a number rarely seen in southwest London.
"I can't remember it being this hot at Wimbledon," said Tracy Austin, a former
top-ranked player who twice reached the semifinals at the All England Club and
who now works for the BBC as a commentator.
The temperature during Andy Murray's first-round victory on Tuesday was said to
have reached 41 degrees C (106 degrees F) on court. But outside the stadium,
the temperature stayed near the 30 degree C (86 degree F) mark.