London — Former champions Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic battled into the Wimbledon third round on Thursday but third seed and 2017 runner-up Marin Cilic crashed out. Earlier, SA’s Kevin Anderson wrapped up his rain-interrupted match against Andreas Seppi, winning 6-3 6-7(5) 6-3 6-4. Next up for Anderson is Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber. World No1 Nadal defeated Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 6-4 6-3 6-4. Djokovic, the three-time champion, needed treatment on his left thigh on Court Two but still had too many weapons for Argentina’s Horacio Zeballos, winning 6-1 6-2 6-3. Djokovic has now made the third round for 10 consecutive years and will face either British 21st seed Kyle Edmund or US qualifier Bradley Klahn. Cilic blew a two-set lead in his 3-6 1-6 6-4 7-6 (7/3) 7-5 loss to Argentina’s Guido Pella, ranked at 82. When rain forced the tie to be postponed on Wednesday, Cilic was leading by two sets against an opponent who had never won a match at Wimbledon before 2018. But the...

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