Spas Delev *4-6 6-3 1-0 Jojo Mustard
Delev is starting to move really well around the court and gets himself a look at an early break as he moves to 15-30 with a well played drop shot to finish off a rally he dominated from the baseline. Mustard levels it up with an unreturned serve, but can't stop Delev from bringing up break point. He needs to get a first serve in, but can't do it and Delev takes full advantage of some 160 km/h cannon fodder to break straight away!
Spas Delev 4-6 6-3 2-0* Jojo Mustard
Brilliant first serve from Delev that swings wide and leaves Mustard swinging at thin air to go to 40-15. If he's not careful this set will get away from him. Mustard shakes off some frustration by absolutely creaming a forehand at Delev who comes to the net to try to close out the game. He does not do it often, and that'd be why. All for nought, though, as he nets a backhand to give Delev the 2-0 lead.
From Martti, East Robbham, via e-mail: "Excellent work from Delev, looking to wrap it up soon, do Nykänen proud." Couldn't be the Martti, could it?
Spas Delev *4-6 6-3 2-1 Jojo Mustard
He's just staying in it, is the 29th seed. Some lovely serve and volley gets him to 40-0 and a chance to get on the board in the third set. He is made to wait, though, as Delev managed to loop a backhand past him, but he manages to close it out with a serve out wide and an elemementary forehand volley to the open court. Great answer from Mustard who is quickly falling out of touch.
Spas Delev 4-6 6-3 2-2* Jojo Mustard
Ahh! Is there a twist in this tale? Delev blasts a second serve very long to give Mustard a 0-30 opportunity, and he quickly brings up two break points after prevailing in a lengthy rally. Delev gets a good second serve, but Mustard quickly takes advantage of a less-than-impressive attempt at a winner to just take the line in the back corner with a cross-court forehand to secure the break! Delev thinks about challenging the call, but is talked out of it by the chair umpire.
Spas Delev *4-6 6-3 2-3 Jojo Mustard
Mustard is starting to gain in confidence here, and keeps the points short with some economical serving that is well-placed enough to stop Delev from making any headway against it. Delev manages to pass him at the net to move to 40-15, but that's as far as he gets as the 29th seed edges ahead in this crucial set with an easy smash.
Centre Court Update: Seventh seed Jozsef Boros is through to the fourth round with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 win over David Jones.
From Abdul, Youngshead, via text: "The whole town of Youngshead is rooting for you Jojo!" Well with that break back he's certainly put the pressure back on the unseeded player.
Spas Delev 4-6 6-3 3-3* Jojo Mustard
Some disturbance in the crowd. Not sure what that's about, but there are a couple of young men being escorted from the building. Tut tut. Delev still holding up after giving up his slender lead, but you can tell Mustard is beginning to find his range and is really testing the East CWLander. A good service game from Delev as he serves well enough to draw some mistakes from Mustard, and hits a clean winner to secure the game for the loss of just one point. Good to see aggressive tennis from both men, but it obvious that Delev is doing all he can to shorten these points and to avoid another five-set affair.