Wimbledon 2022 latest: Rafael Nadal, Nick Kyrgios play after Emma Raducanu and Andy Murray crash out

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'I just wanted to remind everyone I was pretty good': Deadpan face from badboy Nick Kyrgios sends crowd hysterical after stunning straight sets win



Now then.

Thompson finally makes a dent on the Tsitsipas serve and the Australian breaks to take charge of the second set.

No wonder he enjoyed that.


That is some showing....


Nick Kyrgios absolutely destroys the Queen's Club runner up Filip Krajinovic 6-2, 6-3, 6-1, in 85 minutes, to reach the 3rd round at Wimbledon.

24 aces
49 winners
10 unforced errors.

Surely one of the best matches of his career.

Awaits Tsitsipas or Thompson next.

— José Morgado (@josemorgado) June 30, 2022


BREAKING: Tennis 'bad boy' Nick Kyrgios wins in straight sets (and he only had TWO outbursts this time)


Filip Krajinovic* v Nick Krygios 1-6 (2-6 3-6)


An emphatic way to finish from Kyrgios after being handed another break point, with a well-controlled backhand winner down the line.

He is through in straight sets in which he has let his tennis do the talking and put all his focus into winning so ruthlessly.

Disgraceful showing from Nick Kyrgios on No 2 Court. He's actually behaving.

— Stuart Fraser (@stu_fraser) June 30, 2022


Filip Krajinovic v Nick Krygios* 1-5 (2-6 3-6)

Unsurprisingly this one has that sort of inevitable feel about it, and Kyrgios is now just a game away from sealing a spot in the third round.



Some great news for the British singles tournament fans, with Heather Watson needing just one game to win against Wang following the suspension of play last night.

Liam Broady has also taken the first set against Diego Schwartzmann but Karolina Pliskova has broken back against Boulter.


Is Nadal worried about Wimbledon's 'Covid outbreak'? Member of Team Rafa wears facemask and refuses to shake hands after three players bow out following positive virus tests

Interesting encounter with a member of Rafael Nadal's team (up next on Centre), the Daily Mail's Tennis Correspondent Mike Dickson reports. 

He is wearing a proper mask and declining handshakes politely. 

Obviously team Rafa trying to minimise Covid chances.


Filip Krajinovic* v Nick Krygios 1-4 (2-6 3-6)

Kyrgios appears to have put his personality into his tennis today and again tries the shot between the legs again, this time in a more appropriate situation when chasing the ball back.

But Krajinovic is there to answer at the net and finally get on the board in this set.


Filip Krajinovic v Nick Krygios* 0-4 (2-6 3-6)

Kyrgios did not drop a point on serve in the first set and he has lost just nine points in the whole match.

It is that sort of dominance and superior footwork Krajinovic has had to put up with, something he has never looked like overcoming.


Boulter breaks early

On Centre Court, Katie Boulter has broken Pliskova in the opening game of the match, and now leads 2-1.

Great start for the player from Leicestershire.


Filip Krajinovic* v Nick Krygios 0-3 (2-6 3-6)

Kyrgios is just too hot to handle and shows yet more of his ever expanding repetoire. 

A wonderful flick backhand is perhaps the highlight as he wins four straight points to secure the double break.



Yeah, I jinxed this one.

Tsitsipas moved through the gears as set one went one, securing another break to take it 6-2.

His serving in particular has been outstanding. He ended that set having won 13 of 14 points when he made a first serve. Thompson, by contrast, won just over half.


Filip Krajinovic v Nick Krygios* 0-2 (2-6 3-6)

When Kyrgios doesn't look flustered when at 0-30 down, you know you're in for a tough ride.

He responds to the slight setback with two aces, while Krajinovic's return from a third barely gets over the base line. A fourth ace then seals another service game.



Tsitsipas draws first blood, breaking for 2-1 after four deuces and shanked passing winner.

Thompson has a few words for his opponent as they cross for the changeover – not sure what that was about.

This is already shaping up to be an intriguing battle. At this rate, it could be a long, old slog.


Filip Krajinovic* v Nick Krygios 0-1 (2-6 3-6)

Brilliance from Kyrgios, who is now a break up already.

Krajinovic looks to his box rather helplessly and the way Kyrgios is playing it is difficult to see a way back into this for him.

He has really struggled with that first movement and invited Kyrgios on with pacey accurate shots from the baseline. Kyrgios' frustration returns after wasting three break points, but there is no mistake on the fourth after a smash in the net.


Boulter up on Centre Court

Katie Boulter is about to start against last year's finalist Karolina Pliskova, in probably what is her biggest day of her tennis career.

Can she add a few smiles around the country after Britain's results in the last 24 hours?


Filip Krajinovic v Nick Krygios* 3-6 (2-6)

Krajinovic has absolutely no answer to Kyrgios' serves right now, and the Australian is taking full advantage.

The Australian however needs the second of his two set points to win the second set, but he does it in typical manner with an ace to go two sets up within the hour.


Filip Krajinovic* v Nick Krygios 3-5 (2-6)

The commentators feel Kyrgios could be set for a semi-final appearance at Wimbledon this year, with Stefanos Tsitsipas appearing to be his main challenger.

He'll have to serve this one out though, with Krajinovic again getting away with some inadequate approach play.


BREAKING: British star Katie Boulter walks onto half-empty Centre Court in second-round clash with Karolina Pliskova... as Mary Berry and American football star Russell Wilson take their seats

First time on Centre for me this tournament - 2021 runner-up Karolina Pliskova up against Katie Boulter.

Boulter beat the former No.1 in three sets in Eastbourne last week. Could be another tight one today. #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/LwHlNGlEJe

— Oli Dickson Jefford (@odicksonjefford) June 30, 2022


Filip Krajinovic v Nick Krygios* 2-5 (2-6)

A bit of chatter from Kyrgios after he goes 0-15 down, appearing to be annoyed with something going on in the crowd.

But by his standards he has been focused today and brings the game back to serve it out, finishing it off with a brilliant backhand.


Tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios' SECOND 'outburst': Aussie hothead 'complains about crowd COUGHING while he's serving in bid to distract him' as he leads in match


Filip Krajinovic* v Nick Krygios 2-4 (2-6)

The good and the bad of Kyrgios?

Todd Woodbridge is being critical of what he deems to be a lack of a gameplan from Krajinovic to absorb Kyrgios' power and using his slices to more devastating effect.

He has no doubt struggled with his movement today and that has allowed Kyrgios to unleash some brilliant hits. 

But the Australian then tries to turn entertainer, with a shot through his legs when a simpler shot would have sealed the advantage. He is then made to pay for it too as his forehand at the net fails to make it over.

Bizarre tactics from an ever more mysterious player.


Filip Krajinovic v Nick Krygios* 1-4 (2-6)

The contrast in these service games is remarkable. Krajinovic is being made to work so hard to keep pace, while Kyrgios' two aces seal another step towards winning the second set.


ANOTHER Brit crashes out of Wimbledon: Wild card Alastair Gray loses in straight sets to American player Taylor Fritz

British wild card Alastair Gray bowed out of Wimbledon with a straight-sets defeat by American Taylor Fritz.

The 24-year-old from Twickenham, who beat world number 95 Tseng Chun-hsin in the first round, faced a huge step up in class against 11th seed Fritz.

He pushed Fritz hard, especially in the second set, but ultimately slipped to a 6-3 7-6 (3) 6-3 defeat.

Meanwhile, Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram won after two tie breaks in the second and third sets.


Filip Krajinovic v Nick Krygios* 0-3 (2-6)

Accuse me of being a broken record all you want, but Kyrgios' serve is almost bordering on John Isner's in terms of ability to return them.

He seals a 3-0 lead with another ace. Tough prospect now for the Serb.


Could this be Nick Kygios' 'breakthrough slam'? Twitter lights up with excitement as Aussie hothead sails through first set

Great for the sport when Nick Kyrgios is enjoying his tennis. Might be a breakthrough slam for him. #Wimbledon

— Jimmy Sideras (@jimmy_sid1) June 30, 2022


Filip Krajinovic* v Nick Krygios 0-2 (2-6)

Brilliant from Kyrgios.

Krajinovic has really struggled to use the backhand and stretch Kyrgios but going 0-30 down spring him into action and he forces the Australian wider on the court.

It results in him saving three break points thanks to some unforced Kyrgios shots, but then struggled to converts his own game with an overhit advantage.

Kyrgios then makes him pay with a glorious flick of the wrist to lob Krajinovic, before a forehand into the net from Krajinovic seals the break from the resilient Australian.

Are they expecting rain this afternoon? Centre Court closes roof ahead of afternoon of matches as blue skies disappear and clouds hang over SW19

🎾 #Wimbledon
The roof on Centre Court will be closed for Katie Boulter's match against Karolina Pliskova.

— britwatchsports (@britwatchsports) June 30, 2022


Filip Krajinovic v Nick Krygios* 0-1 (2-6)

Simply too strong on his own serve, Kyrgios makes little fuss of opening up the second set with yet another quick game.


'I literally won a slam': Defiant Emma Raducanu shrugs off claims of pressure, saying she's 'only 19'... after crashing out of Wimbledon early


Spice up your life! Mel C and Hugh Bonneville arrive at Wimbledon as crowds flock to SW19 for action-packed fourth day


Filip Krajinovic* v Nick Krygios 2-6


Brilliant exchange of winners from the pair, with Kyrgios going first before the Krajinovic reply just inside the line.

But Kyrgios then adds a deft touch to get set point with a wonderful forehand slice, only for the Serb - who had not won a match on grass until Queen's not long ago - to reply to take it to deuce.

The set though finishes in 26 minutes, with a double fault from Krajinovic providing an undeserved anticlimactic end.


Filip Krajinovic v Nick Krygios* 2-5

Not sure Nick Kyrgios is a fan of those people doing live reporting. He has raced through another service game, and he appears calm.

That incident with the Krajinovic call could easily have set him off, but we still wait for the true first outburst.


Filip Krajinovic* v Nick Krygios 2-4

The infamous Kyrgios shaking of the head again, and in fairness he does have reason to be angry with himself.

He makes a drop shot from Krajinovic comfortably but hits the return well wide.


Filip Krajinovic v Nick Krygios* 1-4

Another Nick Kyrgios service game, another ace to seal it. Quite brilliant stuff from the Australian, who is climbing into his shots with the pace on offer.

Not sure Kyrgios will be complaining about a slow surface today.


Filip Krajinovic* v Nick Krygios 1-3

Krajinovic looks a little sluggish here, perhaps due to the tiredness of playing for five sets in the opening round.

He gets back into his own service game after a few Kyrgios errors but then takes it to deuce after a double fault. Nevertheless, he serves this one out to get on the board.


Filip Krajinovic v Nick Krygios* 0-3

We saw plenty of this against Jubb, and now Kyrgios hits a glorious forehand winner before Krajinovic's unforced errors hand him two break points early.

The Australian's slice forehand return beyond the baseline seems his waste one, after which he mumbles some words of frustration to himself.

But his first outburst comes when Krajinovic tries to challenge a call on the tram lines after game had been called by the umpire.

'You cannot challenge that!' he says. And before I have time to tell you all this, he serves another rapid game to go 3-0 up.


BREAKING: Kyrgios' first outburst! Australian 'tennis bad boy' contests umpire's decision to allow hawkeye AFTER he called 'game'... just two games in


Filip Krajinovic v Nick Krygios* 0-1

The perfect game to open for the Australian, who continues his tendency to get through his service games in rather rapid fashion.


Fritz wins the second

Long way back for Gray now, with Fritz walking the tie break 7-3 by doing the basics and then winning a brilliant last point with a winner on the stretch to take full command of the match.

Another Brit has had rather different fortunes in another tie break, with Joe Salisbury and Rajiv Ram going two sets up.

Meanwhile, Nick Kyrgios has emerged on Court No 2, so he'll be getting under way against Krajinovic anytime soon. 


BREAKING: Aussie hothead Nick Kyrgios walks onto No 2 Court


And the stars just keep coming! Holly Valance holds hands with husband Nick Candy on fourth day of Wimbledon... as Cliff Richard, Darcey Bussell and Mary Berry also all grace the grounds



Fritz holds on his serve rather comfortably, so to the tie break we go....


Gutsy Gray

Going to the net on break point is not for everyone, but Gray shows he is made of a different stuff and stops the rot to take the lead again in this set.

Meanwhile, with Paula Badosa winning her match, Nick Kyrgios will be on soon....


Can we expect more fireworks from Kyrgios today? Excitement builds for 'tennis bad boy' Nick's second-round clash with Filip Krajinovic... as crowds swell in Wimbledon grounds

There were fireworks in his first round... more Nick Kyrgios entertainment today? 👀

You can follow all the action from his match against Filip Krajinovic live across @BBCiPlayer and the BBC Sport app ⤵️📱#BBCTennis #Wimbledon

— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) June 30, 2022


Fritz fights back

From 5-2 down, Fritz has wrestled back the momentum to make it 5-5 in this second set against Alastair Gray.

The Brit has struggled to land plenty of his first serves, so can he restore his confidence? Meanwhile in the doubles, Salisbury and Ram have been taken to a tie break in the second set.


'Isn't it kind of silly to think that tearing someone else down builds you up?': Aussie hothead Nick Kyrgios' mother Norlaila's Twitter account


Murray (no not either of those two) knocked out

In the women's doubles, Sam Murray Sharan has been knocked out along with Vivian Heisen of Germany



You can't help but feel that is a big chance missed for Gray.

He still leads 5-4 but the nerves appear to have got to him there and Fritz breaks back following a double fault from Gray.


Neck and neck

Nothing yet to separate Salisbury and Ram and Taberner and Altmaier in the second set of their doubles encounter, with the No 1 seed again being pushed.

Gray on the other hand will now serve to make it a set a piece against Fritz.


Strictly Stunning! Dancing royalty Dame Darcey Bussell wows at Wimbledon on blockbuster day, with Nick Kyrgios and Rafa Nadal both playing later


There is harmony after all! Row between Tan and her doubles partner Tami Korpatsch finally eases after French player retired from their match


Bautista Agut becomes the THIRD player to pull out of Wimbledon with Covid after Marin Cilic and Matteo Berrettini tested positive for the virus

The world No 19 was scheduled to play Daniel Elahi Galan in the second round on Court Three today. 

More from Sportsmail's OLLY ALLEN below.


REVEALED: More than TEN MILLION tuned in to watch Andy Murray crash out of Wimbledon on BBC TV and iPlayer

Andy Murray can still pull in the viewers, and a blow for Wimbledon that he is out: 5.3 million watched on BBC TV last night + 5.1 million online coverage requests.

— Mike Dickson (@Mike_Dickson_DM) June 30, 2022



Is this the turning point?

At the seventh time of asking, Gray finally takes a break point to take the upper hand in this set. He gets to the point after someone volleying a winner from a powerful Fritz backhand, before securing the winner down the line.


He sure is getting the most of his All England Club membership! Smiling Cliff Richard, 81, rocks up to Wimbledon in a dazzling grey suit for the FOURTH day in a row


Fritz really in the groove

Taylor Fritz is looking particularly commanding with his serve now, but Gray is hanging in there so far after a remarkable hold from 0-30 down.

He is guessing Fritz's winning shots well too but cannot quite get his returns right to counter them.


Could contestants be HIDING true scale of Covid 'outbreak'? Wimbo organisers ask players who feel ill not to attend grounds... but confirm they can't force tennis stars to take virus test

Tennis players at Wimbledon may well be hiding the true scale of the Covid 'outbreak' at this year's championships, it has emerged.

French contestant Alize Cornet sensationally claimed that players are hiding virus cases on tour unless absolutely necessary - as three stars were all forced to withdraw from Wimbledon after testing positive for Covid.

Cornet, who beat Yulia Putintseva in straight sets to progress into the second round, believes there has been plenty of unreported cases at recent tournaments.

When approached for comment by MailOnline, the All England Club said that they are asking people not to visit the grounds if they are showing symptoms or have done a positive Covid test.

However, they cannot force players to take tests unless they feel ill or have Covid symptoms. This allows for the possibility that tennis stars could conceal whether or not they have the virus, giving some credibility to Cornet's claims.


Where ARE all the people? Attendance at Wimbledon falls this year amid inflation crisis, rainy weather... and SW19's 'Covid outbreak'

Total attendance at this year's Wimbledon is down 11 per cent so far compared with 2019, analysis shows.

Some 114,573 people visited the Championships over the first three days of matches, with 36,603 on Monday, 39,450 on Tuesday and 38,520 on Wednesday.

This is more than 14,000 below the equivalent figure of 128,934 in 2019, which was the last time the Championships were open to full crowds.

Wimbledon was cancelled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and returned in 2021 but with reduced capacity.

This year's cumulative total of 114,573 is currently the lowest since 2016, which saw 114,137 attendances over the first three days, according to analysis by the PA news agency of official figures published by All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club.


Fritz saves ANOTHER two break points to win set

Make that zero out of six for Alastair Gray in terms of break points taken against Taylor Fritz.

This one is particularly costly, particularly after Fritz's double fault during the game, as the American goes on to hold and taking the first set in the process.


Beloved baker Mary Berry graces Wimbledon on fourth day of action, with Rafa Nadal set to take to Centre Court this afternoon



Three double faults from Taberner and Altmaier did not help their cause, while Ram and Salisbury won 100 per cent of their points on their second serve.

A confident performance so far from the No 1 seeds.


Fritz holds following Gray break point

Gray shows the quality he possesses with an excellent backhand winner down the line to reach break point, but his slice in the following point is comfortably returned by Fritz and the American holds to take a 5-2 lead.


Salisbury holds as Salisbury and Ram take control

Salisbury and American partner Ram have been made to work to hold their serve by Daniel Altmaier and Carlos Taberner but it is no less a confident start from the Brit and American, who then break their opponents to go 5-2 ahead in the first set.

The Spanish and German duo however are unhappy about something to do with the technology, not quite in Kyrgios style though.

Gray has also stabilised after a nervy opening service game, but still needs to break Fritz if he is to get back into the same.


Alastair Gray broken

Not an ideal start for Gray, having had two break points on Fritz's serve. He cannot even win a point on his own serve, and the American breaks to lead 2-0. 


BREAKING: Covid strikes again! Spanish player Roberto Bautista Agut becomes THIRD star to pull out of Wimbledon after testing positive for the virus

Roberto Bautista Agut has become the third player to announce he has withdrawn from Wimbledon after testing positive for Covid-19.

The Spaniard, seeded 17, had been due to take on Daniel Elahi Galan in the second round on Court Three on Thursday. The Colombian will receive a walkover.

Bautista wrote on Twitter: 'I have tested positive for Covid-19. Fortunately, the symptoms are not very serious, but I think it is the best decision. Thanks for your support. I hope to come back soon.'

Bautista follows two former finalists, Matteo Berrettini and Marin Cilic, who both pulled out ahead of the first round.


Fitz saves two break points from Gray

Ram and Salisbury comfortably win their opening game against Carlos Tabernes and Daniel Altmeier.

Meanwhile, some fine returns including a brilliant backhand sees Gray earn two break points against Fitz in the opening game, but the American saves them after an ambitious backhand from the British star.


What a difference a day makes! Umpire chairing Brit star Alastair Gray's second-round clash had to deal with Aussie hothead Nick Kygrios' outbursts

Marija Cicak is the chair umpire for Gray's match against Fritz, and I think she will be glad that she is rather than on Court No 2 later.

It was her who faced all of the Kyrgios furore the other day.


Gray and Salisbury hoping to revive British fortunes

Alastair Gray and Taylor Fritz make it onto the court with the help of some heavy security, while Joe Salisbury and his partner Rajiv Ram also enter the fray.

All set now to begin at an overcast Wimbledon.


And if you need help perfecting your supporter faces, why not take inspiration from tennis star Harmony Tan's biggest fan?


More please! Excitement builds in Wimbledon grounds 10 minutes before outdoor games begin

Alastair Gray and Joe Salisbury will be the main British focus in the singles and doubles respectively when play begins at 11am.

World No 4 Paula Badosa and former winner Petra Kvitova are also notable players involved from the off today.

Where you can hear me at #Wimbledon today:

• On TV for Tomljanovic vs Harrison, first on Court 15 (with Arvind Parmar)

@5liveSport radio updates for Pegula vs Dart and Halep vs Flipkens back-to-back on Court 2 to end the day pic.twitter.com/QiH7LWA2VJ

— Abigail Johnson (@abigailtennis) June 30, 2022


Wimbledon Day 4: Order of play

CENTRE COURT - 1.30pm 

1. Katie Boulter vs Karolina Pliskova 

2. Ricardas Berankis vs Rafael Nadal

3. Coco Gauff vs Mihaela Buzarnescu

NO 1 COURT - 1pm

1. Jordan Thompson vs Stefanos Tsitsipas

2. Iga Swiatek vs Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove

3. Alex de Minaur vs Jack Draper

NO 2 COURT - 11am

1. Paula Badosa Gibert vs Irina Bara

2. Filip Krajinovic vs Nick Kyrgios

3. Harriet Dart vs Jessica Pegula 

4. Kirsten Flipkens vs Simona Halep 

NO 3 COURT - 11am

1. Ana Bogdan vs Petra Kvitova 

2. Liam Broady vs Diego Sebastian Schwartzman

3. Daniel Elahi Galan vs Roberto Bautista Agut 

COURT 8 - 11am 

1. Rajeev Ram & Joe Salisbury vs Daniel Altmaier & Carlos Taberner

COURT 10 - 11am

1. Julio Peralta & Alejandro Tabilo vs Jonny O'Mara & Kenneth Skupski

COURT 12 - 11am

1. Alastair Gray vs Taylor Harry Fritz 

2. Bianca Vanessa Andreescu vs Elena Rybakina 

3. Denis Shapovalov vs Brandon Nakashima

COURT 14 - 11am

1. Claire Liu vs Alize Cornet

2. Lorenzo Sonego vs Hugo Gaston

3. Maxime Cressy vs Jack Sock

4. Magdalena Frech vs Anna Karolina Schmiedlova

COURT 15 - 11am

1. Ajla Tomljanovic vs Catherine Harrison

2. Greet Minnen vs Qinwen Zheng

3. Christian Garin vs Hugo Grenier

4. Elise Mertens & Shuai Zhang v Anna Bondar Greet Minnen

COURT 16 - 11am

1. Marcos Giron vs Alex Molcan

2. Petra Martic vs Kristina Kucova

3. Dennis Novak vs Jason Kubler

COURT 17 - 11am

1. MacKenzie McDonald vs Richard Gasquet

2. Sara Sorribes Tormo vs Harmony Tan

3. Benjamin Bonzi vs Jenson Brooksby 

COURT 18 - 11am

1. Emil Ruusuvuori vs Botic Van de Zandschulp 

2. Viktorija Golubic vs Barbora Krejcikova 

3. Lauren Davis vs Amanda Anisimova 

4. Aljaz Bedene & Soon Woo Kwon vs Thanasi Kokkinakis & Nick Kyrgios 


Ukraine star Lesia Tsurenko blasts Russian 'lies and propaganda' over supermarket atrocity after tennis player wore yellow and blue ribbon in protest at Putin's invasion

Ukrainian tennis player Lesia Tsurenko has condemned Russian 'lies' and 'propaganda' after moving into the third round at Wimbledon.

The 33-year-old, who revealed Wimbledon chiefs allowed her to wear a ribbon with her country's colours during the match, admitted her sadness at the 'horrible things going on in Ukraine' after Putin's invasion.

She said: 'Especially, it's very painful for me to see that Russian propaganda is just saying that, for example, that shopping mall in Kremenchuk was not working. That's a lie, because my fitness coach, he's from that city.

'His mother-in-law... she's working in this shopping centre, and she was lucky that she had a day off. Him and his father, they were not far away from that place... the father fell down because of the (shock) wave.'


'Bad boy of tennis' Nick Kyrgios will play on No 2 Court today... as Aussie hot-head is 'set to be fined and exiled to outdoor courts ONLY' over spitting scandal

The 27-year-old spat towards heckling fans immediately after his rollercoaster 6-3, 1-6, 5-7, 7-6, 5-7 first-round win over British wildcard Paul Judd on Tuesday. 

He is yet to be handed a punishment for the incident, but is likely to cop a hefty fine along with being booted to the All England Club's outside courts, according to reports.

Find out more below and read the reaction to his actions on Tuesday below.


More history coming for Nadal today?

15 - Rafael #Nadal is the fifth male player to win the first 15 Grand Slam matches of a single season in the Open Era after Rod Laver (1969), Mats Wilander (1988), Jim Courier (1992) and Novak Djokovic (2016 and 2021). Steady. pic.twitter.com/uz8sdwhmhu

— OptaAce (@OptaAce) June 28, 2022


Davidovich Fokina's code violation

We are all no doubt expecting some, histrionics let's say, from Nick Kyrgios later today when he takes to Court No 2.

But the anger of Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina yesterday saw one of the most underwhelming endings to a tennis match in recent memory.

He again was involved in a five-set thriller following his victory in the first round against last season's semi-finalist Hubert Hurkacz. But on this occasion the final set tie break went against him because of what is called 'ball abuse'.


Making final touches! Wimbledon ground staff mow the grass courts as classic SW19 greens and purples shine bright in Thursday morning sunshine... before MORE rain in the afternoon


A fine day to queue! Spectactors line up outside Wimbledon grounds before fourth day of action... before more downpours threaten afternoon schedule

Not as long as expected. We joined the queue at about 9.30 and were in before midday.

— Ralph Cunningham (@Ralph_Ire) June 30, 2022

just saw the most jeremy strong looking man who’s not jeremy strong in the wimbledon queue

— iana murray (@ianamurray) June 30, 2022


Wimbledon Day Four: British men's No1 Cameron Norrie, Rafael Nadal and Coco Gauff all to look out for at SW19 today

Day three of Wimbledon saw British hopes of seeing a home player go deep into the tournament rocked by the exits of US Open champion Emma Raducanu and two-time Wimbledon winner Andy Murray in the women's and men's singles draw.

The burden therefore transfers on day four of the championships in the women's draw to Katie Boulter, 25, who is first up on Centre Court against last year's singles finalist Karolina Pliskova, and Harriet Dart.

On the men's side, Jack Draper - alongside British No 1 Cameron Norrie who won yesterday - represents the country's great hope, and faces Boulter's Australian boyfriend Alex de Minaur. Liam Broady and Alastair Gray are also up in the singles against Diego Schwartzmann and Taylor Fritz, while No 1 doubles seed Joe Salisbury will finally get his chance to open up with Rajiv Ram after their first-round clash was postponed yesterday due to rain.

Heather Watson meanwhile will keep her run of featuring on each day of the tournament so far going as she resumes her second-round match against Wang Qiang after darkness caused it to be suspended. She leads 7-5 5-4, having been broken when serving for the match.

Elsewhere, Rafael Nadal and Coco Gauff follow Boulter on Centre Court against Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania and Mihaela Buzarnescu of Romania respectively.
Nick Kyrgios plays his first singles match since the spitting scandal during his five-set victory against Britain's Paul Jubb on Tuesday, facing Filip Krajinovic of Serbia.


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We have another action-packed day in store for you, with Spanish star Rafael Nadal taking to Centre Court this afternoon.

Stay tuned for all the latest updates - you won't want to miss a thing! 

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