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Nakashima reaches last 16 of a Grand Slam for the first time at Wimbledon

Brandon Nakashima is one of four American men through to the fourth round at Wimbledon this year

Brandon Nakashima, Wimbledon 2022 Brandon Nakashima, Wimbledon 2022 © AI / Reuters / Panoramic

American Brandon Nakashima advanced to the last 16 of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career on Saturday with a third round win at Wimbledon.

Nakashima defeated Colombian Daniel Elahi Galan 6-4, 6-4, 6-1 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London to achieve his best result at a Major so far.

Ranked No 56 in the world, Nakashima will face the winner of the match between Australian Nick Kyrgios and Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, the No 4 seed, for a place in the quarter-finals.

Nakashima is one of four American men into the last 16 at Wimbledon this year, along with Frances Tiafoe, Tommy Paul and Taylor Fritz.

Wimbledon (Grand Slam), third-round matches
(All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, grass, GBP 40,350,000)

  • Botic van de Zandschulp (21) beat Richard Gasquet: 7-5, 2-6, 7-6 (7), 6-1
  • Jack Sock vs. Jason Murray Kubler: saturday
  • Cristian Garin beat Jenson Brooksby (29): 6-2, 6-3, 1-6, 6-4
  • Cameron Norrie (9) beat Steve Johnson: 6-4, 6-1, 6-0
  • Carlos Alcaraz (5) beat Oscar Otte (32): 6-3, 6-1, 6-2
  • Jannik Sinner (10) beat John Isner (20): 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-3
  • Novak Djokovic (1) beat Miomir Kecmanovic (25): 6-0, 6-3, 6-4
  • Tommy Paul (30) beat Jiri Vesely: 6-3, 6-2, 6-2
  • David Goffin beat Ugo Humbert: 4-6, 7-5, 6-2, 7-5
  • Frances Tiafoe (23) beat Alexander Bublik: 3-6, 7-6 (1), 7-6 (3), 6-4
  • Tim van Rijthoven (WC) beat Nikoloz Basilashvili (22): 6-4, 6-3, 6-4
  • Lorenzo Sonego vs. Rafael Nadal
  • Nick Kyrgios vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas
  • Alex Molcan vs. Taylor Fritz
  • Alex De Minaur vs. Liam Broady
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