Wimbledon Diary Thursday 30th June

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It was a mixed day for British tennis fans at Wimbledon on Wednesday, as both Emma Raducanu and Andy Murray crashed out, but Cameron Norrie has made it through to the third round.

Thursday highlights:

Ricardas Berankis v Rafael Nadal
Jordan Thompson v Stefanos Tsitsipas
Alex de Minaur v Jack Draper
Katie Boulter v Karolina Pliskova
Harriet Dart v Jessica Pegula
Iga Swiatek v Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove

US Open champion Raducanu broke onto the scene at the All England Club last year, making it through to the fourth round, but she could not get beyond round two this year, going down in straight sets to France’s Caroline Garcia, who prevailed 6-3 6-3 on Centre Court.

It was a similar story for two-time Wimbledon champion Murray, who suffered his earliest ever exit at SW19, as he was defeated 6-4 7-6 6-7 6-4 by big-hitting American John Isner.

Ryan Peniston was another home favourite to fall at the second-round stage, as he was beaten in straight sets by Steve Johnson, but British men’s number one Norrie is through, although he had to survive a scare against Spain’s Jaume Munar before prevailing in five sets 6-4 3-6 5-7 6-0 6-2 on Court One.

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Men’s defending champion Novak Djokovic (8/15 Wimbledon Outright) is also through to round three, the Serbian dropped just seven games on his way to beating Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-1 6-4 6-2.

However, Casper Ruud is out, the third seed going down 3-6 6-2 7-5 6-4 to France’s Ugo Humbert, while in the women’s draw second seed Anett Kontaveit was comprehensively beaten 6-4 6-0 by world number 97 Jule Niemeier.

There is plenty of British interest still to come on Thursday, including the conclusion of Heather Watson’s second-round clash with Wang Qiang. Watson leads 7-5 5-4 as bad light brought play to a premature end on Wednesday.

Alastair Gray, Liam Broady, Jack Draper, Katie Boulter and Harriet Dart are the other Brits that will be in action. Dart will face eighth-seed Jessica Pegula after coming through her first-round match against Rebeka Masarova on Wednesday.

Other big names in action include Rafael Nadal (4/1 Wimbledon Outright), who will be up against Lithuania’s Ricardas Berankis, while women’s top seed Iga Swiatek (11/8 Wimbledon Outright) will be seeking a 37th-straight victory on the WTA Tour when she takes on Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove.

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Author: Lucas Carlson