Comply with all of the motion as Wimbledon will get underway with Novak Djokovic, Emma Raducanu and Andy Murray all in motion on day one.
It was at Wimbledon final 12 months that Djokovic equalled Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal’s males’s grand slam report of 20 titles with a victory over Matteo Berrettini, nevertheless, the Serbian has since fallen two behind the Spaniard. The No 1 seed at this 12 months’s event as a result of ban on Russian gamers, leaving Daniil Medvedev unable to compete, Djokovic opened his title defence with a four-set win over Soonwoo Kwon.
It is going to then be the flip of Emma Raducanu to make her Centre Courtroom debut after her outstanding run to the fourth spherical eventually 12 months’s event. The US Open champion has shaken off damage considerations however faces a tough opening match in opposition to world No 46 Alison van Uytvanck, who reached the fourth spherical herself in 2018.
Closing out the motion will probably be Murray, who faces James Duckworth. Murray made it to the third spherical final 12 months however was emphatically defeated by Denis Shapovalov and admitted afterwards that he was questioning his future. The 35-year-old comes into the slam in encouraging type although after reaching the ultimate of the Stuttgart Open, with that run together with victories over Stefanos Tsitsipas and Nick Kyrgios. Elsewhere, Nice Britain’s Jodie Burrage got here to assistance from a ballboy who was taken ailing throughout her first-round defeat to Lesia Tsurenko. The teen regarded unsteady on his ft early within the second set of her 6-2 6-3 loss earlier than he was later handled by paramedics and left in a wheelchair.
Comply with all the newest updates, scores and outcomes beneath:
Van Uytvanck* 4-6, 0-0 Raducanu
Extremely spectacular stuff from Emma Raducanu who’s given herself 5 makes an attempt to interrupt within the second set opener.
She is but to take one as the sport goes into it’s seventh deuce.
Michael Jones27 June 2022 17:39
Van Uytvanck 4-6 Raducanu*
Raducanu takes the primary set! It takes her two makes an attempt from deuce however a strong cross courtroom backhand is sufficient to bother Van Uytvanck who can solely information her personal backhand effort into the online.
Emma Raducanu takes a one set lead on Centre Courtroom.
Michael Jones27 June 2022 17:30
Van Uytvanck 4-5 Raducanu*
Nice save! Van Uytvanck has two break factors however Raducanu hits her with a few heavy serves and comply with ups to take the sport to deuce.
Michael Jones27 June 2022 17:26
Van Uytvanck 4-5 Raducanu*
Too good. Van Uytvanck positions herself simply contained in the baseline in the midst of courtroom and forces Raducanu to attempt to go round her.
She will be able to’t and the Belgian takes benefit with a wonderful forehand winner to the again proper nook.
Michael Jones27 June 2022 17:22
Van Uytvanck* 4-5 Raducanu
Raducanu dances up the courtroom and flicks a backhand down the road to get 30-0 up on Van Uytvanck’s serve.
A robust forehand forces the Belgian to hit the ball into the online and Raducanu has three break factors.
She converts! The British no. 1 has the possibility to serve out the set now.
Michael Jones27 June 2022 17:20
Van Uytvanck 4-4 Raducanu*
Rapid break again. Composed play from Van Uytvanck who takes benefit of Raducanu’s errors and attracts degree within the set.
Michael Jones27 June 2022 17:17
Van Uytvanck 3-4 Raducanu*
Strain! Raducanu offers away the primary two factors of her service sport after Van Uytvanck pushes as much as the online to regulate the rallies.
One other mistake from Raducanu sees her mishit a return and the Belgian has three break factors in entrance of her.
Michael Jones27 June 2022 17:16
Van Uytvanck* 3-4 Raducanu
It’s a break! There’s a loud cheer round Centre Courtroom as Emma Raducanu brings the match alive by changing her break level.
Can she maintain serve to full take benefit?
Michael Jones27 June 2022 17:13
Van Uytvanck* 3-3 Raducanu
Strain on Van Uytvanck. She concedes the primary level within the subsequent sport then will get sucked right into a testing rally. Raducanu dinks the ball over the online and simply retains it play earlier than the Belgian sprints over to it and knocks the ball to the baseline.
Raducanu is off steadiness and miscues a lob over the online however Van Uytvanck fails to take benefit and hits her return too lengthy.
Michael Jones27 June 2022 17:12
Van Uytvanck 3-3 Raducanu*
Raducanu is simply nearly as good. An flutter within the service sport sees Van Uytvanck decide up a degree however a flawless response from the 19-year-old brings her degree within the set.
Michael Jones27 June 2022 17:09