Wimbledon 2022: Daily updates & results
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All the latest updates, results and draws from the Brits at Wimbledon this year.
- Alfie Hewett comes runner-up in wheelchair men's singles
- Andy Lapthorne & David Wagner lose the quad doubles final 6-7(4), 6-2, 6-3 to Niels Vink and Sam Schroder
- Cam Norrie bows out following 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 defeat to Novak Djokovic
- Neal Skupski & Desirae Krawcyzk do the double after clinching their second consecutive Wimbledon title
- Joe Salisbury & Rajeev Ram lose out on a spot in the finals after tantalising five-set tussle
- Ken Skupski calls an end to his career after going out of the men's doubles
- Hewett and Gordon Reid clinch runners-up spot in the men's doubles
- Andy Lapthorne & David Wagner booked their place in their second successive Wimbledon quad doubles final
- Lucy Shuker & Kgothatso Montjane lose out on a place in the doubles final
- Live scores and draws
- Order of play
- Junior Britwatch: scores and draws
Day fourteen: Hewett and Lapthorne both finish as runners-up on finals Sunday
Alfie Hewett finished as the runner-up in this year’s Wimbledon men’s wheelchair singles event after losing a high-quality final against world No.1 Shingo Kunieda 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 [10-5].
Kunieda clinched the first Wimbledon singles title of his career and 50th major trophy in an epic three hour and 20 minute battle with the British No.1.
It was a tough loss for the Hewett, who had led by a set and 5-4, and then found himself up 5-2 in the decider, but Kunieda showed incredible mental strength to fight back and win the only title missing from his impressive collection.
In a masterclass of returning, the match quickly became a battle of who could hold their serve – both players rifling winners left, right and centre off the return. Facing break points once again at 5-4 up, Hewett capitalised on an uncharacteristic backhand volley miss from, before finishing off the set with a brace of brilliant backhands and a huge roar to the crowd.
The Brit took a 2-0 lead to start the second, but Kunieda hit a hot streak, winning 12 of the next 13 points to wrestle his way back in. Hewett had the chance to serve out the match at 5-4, but Kunieda went after the Brit’s serve, hitting three clean winners to level once more and finally got his hold to eventually see out the second set.
The British No.1 had to come through a tough three-set match in the semi-final but showed no signs of fatigue in the decider as he raced to a 3-0 and eventually a 5-2 lead. But the Japanese star showed his quality when it mattered most and got his only hold of the set as the match went to a deciding match tie-break.
In an afternoon of comebacks for Kunieda, it was only fitting that he won seven consecutive points from 5-3 down to seal a historic win.
Reigning champions Andy Lapthorne and David Wagner lost out in a closely fought quad doubles final on Court 1 to Niels Vink and Sam Schroder 6-7(4), 6-2, 6-3 in two hours and 22 minutes.
The reigning champions looked to have an edge over the Dutch team in the opening set, racing to a 4-1 lead and capitalising on a series of errors, but Vink and Schroder dug deep to force their way back in. On they went to a tie-break where the British, American duo started to break away from 3-3. Wagner's serve clipped the line by a fraction of a millimetre for an ace to solidify a 5-3 lead before Schroder hit a couple costly errors to hand the second seeds the set.
Vink and Schroder - who had competed in the singles final earlier in the day - came back firing in the second set. At 3-2 up they broke Lapthorne to love with a trio of strong returns, followed by a cool and calm winner straight through the middle of the last year's champions. Ramping up the pressure once more, they completed a double break to finish the set thanks to a brilliant, outstretched winner from Schroder.
But more twists and turns lay ahead with Lapthorne and Wagner wrestling back their lead at the start of the decider, only to lose it in the next game. However, the match felt all but over once the Dutch team broke the Brit once more for a 5-2 lead and the top seeds rounded off their win with a stunning passing shot down the line.
Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid's record-breaking sequence of 10 Grand Slam doubles titles in a row came to an end on Saturday at Wimbledon after second seeds Gustavo Fernandez and Shingo Kunieda secured a 6-3, 6-1 victory.
With Hewett have spent almost five hours and 50 minutes on No.1 court on Friday for the men's singles and doubles semi-finals, the 15-time Grand Slam champions struggled to find their best form, which has helped them secure ever men's doubles title at the four majors since losing the 2019 Wimbledon final.
While Hewett recovered from a set and 5-1 down to win his men's singles semi-final against Fernandez, faced with the same score in the doubles final the Brits were unable to find the answers on this occasion as Fernandez and Kunieda claimed their second Grand Slam title as a partnership and their second Wimbledon doubles title apiece.
Cam Norrie’s Wimbledon final hopes were thwarted by 20-time Grand Slam winner, Novak Djokovic, after losing 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4.
Finding the first break in four minutes, the British No.1 charged into the match as he became the first to find the scoreboard, but as anticipated, despite Djokovic’s nervy start, the 20-time Grand Slam champion brought his champion spirit as he increased the intensity to equalise.
As Djokovic claimed six consecutive games, the Serbian found his form as he forced the Briton corner to corner, racking up a dominant 80% compared to a 54% from Norrie, charging towards the net and forcing the Briton in-court as he controlled the terms of engagement.
As the reigning champion progressively widened the gap, the Serbian reaped his rewards as he fought back from a 2-1 deficit to close out the match in four.
Alfie Hewett produced a comeback befitting of wheelchair tennis’s first men’s match on No.1 Court as he reached his first Wimbledon singles final with a 2-6, 7-6(3), 6-4 victory over 2019 champions Gustavo Fernandez of Argentina.
Hewett battled back from a set and 5-2 down to take the second set on the tie-break before recovering from 4-2 in the final set and taking a ninth game that included eight deuces across 14 minutes.
By comparison to the drama that preceded, Hewett wrapped up victory relatively comfortably on his first match point after three hours and three minutes and the world No.2 will now face world No.1 Shingo Kunieda of Japan in Sunday’s final.
Hewett then joined up with Gordon Reid to finish a memorable second day of wheelchair tennis at The Championships with a second British victory on Court 1. Hewett again made history with the Brits winning the first wheelchair tennis match to be settled in a final set 10-point match tie-break.
In a rematch of last year’s men’s doubles final, Hewett and Reid beat Tom Egberink of the Netherlands and Joachim Gerard of Belgium 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 [10-7] to earn a place in Saturday’s final against Gustavo Fernandez and Shingo Kunieda, the same two players the Brits have beaten this season in the Australian Open and French Open finals.
Lucy Shuker's hopes of reaching a fifth women's doubles final since 2009 came to an end after the British No.1 and South Africa's Kgothatso Montjane lost out to Japan's Yui Kamiji and Dana Mathewson of the USA. Shuker and Montjane were unable to reproduce the tennis that saw them beat Dutch top seeds Diede de Groot and Aniek van Koot in the last four in 2021, with Kamiji and Mathewson prevailing 6-4, 6-2.
Andy Lapthorne and David Wagner booked their place in their second successive Wimbledon quad doubles final as there semi-final against South Africa's Donald Ramphadi and Japan's Koji Sugeno came to a premature end. Lapthorne, who is bidding for his third quad doubles title at The Championships, and his American partner took the opening set after holding on to win an 11-minute first game, but trailed 3-4 in the second set before Ramphadi needed a mechanical timeout and eventually was forced to retire.
The first Wimbledon final to take place upon Centre Court’s centenary year kicked-off with a straight-sets masterclass from Neal Skupski and Desirae Krawczyk as they defeated Australian double-act Matthew Ebden and Samantha Stosur 6-4, 6-3.
With the match proving to be a nail-biting showpiece from its inception, the reigning champions were forced to fight off two break points in the first set as their opponents began knocking on the door, defending a tenth deuce on serve before sealing a crucial hold to stay in the set.
A long shot beyond the baseline from Stosur paved the way for the winning break of the match as Skupski and Krawczyk clinched the scoreboard advantage, putting the first set to bed with a 6-4 lead.
As doors began to creep open for the British/American pairing, they secured three consecutive games as they entered the second set with a comfortable hold. However, a double fault from Krawczyk led to the Australians first break of the match, but an immediate response from the second seeds erased any seed of doubt as they closed the gap and regained momentum.
With the score on their side and a double break in sight, Skupski and Krawcyzk earnt a cushioning three break points as they sought to find another three-game streak, but they only needed the one to warrant their 4-3 lead.
The match now on Skupski’s racket, he served his way to a double delight as the Briton and the American blasted their way to becoming the first mixed doubles pair to defend a title since 1997.
Duo Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram just missed out on a place in the finals of the men’s doubles draw following a tantalising tussle that ended in 3-6, 6(1)-7, 7-6(9), 6-4, 6-2 defeat for the world No.1 and No.2.
Salisbury and Ram produced a full repertoire of shots to put the first break point away in the opening set. With the Briton’s perfectly executed backhand return down the alley forcing his opponents into an uncomfortable position, and Ram’s swift reactions at the net coming to the rescue, the British/American double act were able to edge ahead. The first and only break of the first now in the bank, Salisbury and Ram were able to firmly cling on to their lead as they snapped the initial scoreboard advantage.
As both sides tussled for a momentum, a tiebreaker would eventually be the decider of the second. Between Salisbury’s sharp returns and Ram’s emphatic serving style, the Australians were at a loss as the world No.1 and No.2 went up a triple mini-break to close out the second in dominant style.
However, a glimmer of a shift in direction in the third loomed as Ebden and Purcell successfully capitalised on break point for the first time in the match following a parade of forceful groundstrokes off the first return. Yet, a second double fault from the Australian duo left them in unsteady waters as Salisbury and Ram continued to knock on the door, calling for deuce as they threatened a demoralising immediate break back. Following an eye-catching volley scooped off the last possible blade of grass, Salisbury pulled off a magnificent forehand cross-court to find break point, but Ebden and Purcell kept their composure as they produced an important hold to maintain their lead.
Another break opportunity presenting itself; a powerhouse overhead smash shot from Salisbury brought the set back to parity at 4-4, but the Aussie’s weren’t going down without a fight as they sought their second break. Entering the eighth deuce of the game, the home favourites captured a crucial hold after nearly a quarter of an hour of intoxicating tennis.
With the match hanging on a second tie-break, Salisbury and Ram clawed their way back from a 3-1 deficit to level the score before a delicate volley from the British star awarded them with the advantage. However, the Australians remained composed as they kept five match points at bay to find set point, opening the match wide open as they got a set on the board.
A second double fault in the fourth for Salisbury and Ram put an equaliser on the cards as Ebden and Purcell taunted them with four set points to call for a final shootout. Agonising for the Monte Carlo champions, the door to a fifth flung open after Purcell’s clean forehand painted the lines, finding its way through the American’s defence.
More than three hours of play been and gone, the fourteenth seeds Ebden and Purcell began to pave their way to an unlikely victory after storming ahead with a 4-1 lead. Thumping shots away in frustration, Salisbury and Ram held on to a must-needed hold before galvanising the crowds with a break of their own. Yet - unable to convert the opportunity before them - their opponents began to run away with the match, eventually closing out the fifth and final set with a 6-2 victory.
Alfie Hewett booked his place in his third Wimbledon men’s wheelchair singles semi-final after defeating fellow Brit and 2016 champion Gordon Reid 6-2, 3-6, 6-4. Hewett applied constant pressure on Reid’s serve in the opening set, but as the world No.2’s error count and double faults started to increase Reid worked his way back into the match. However, a third Wimbledon final proved elusive for Reid and although he saved two match points it was Hewett who moved on to the last four.
Elsewhere, Lucy Shuker’s hopes of securing a place in her first Wimbledon women’s singles semi-final came to an end after an early loss to Japan’s Momoko Ohtani.
Shuker made a bright start, earning two break points in the opening game and saved the first set point of the match with her first ace. However, Ohtani continued the form that saw her beat world No.2 Yui Kamiji and in last year’s quarter-finals and reeled off the last four games, despite Shuker saving the first of the two match points against her at 2-5 down.
Andy Lapthorne’s bid to reach a second Wimbledon quad singles final met with a premature end, despite the world No.3 staging a late rally against Heath Davidson. Lapthorne’s early success was limited to breaking the Davidson serve as the in-form Australian sought to serve out the first set. Lapthorne again went 5-0 down in the second set, but with typical passion the 2019 Wimbledon runner-up batted back before Davidson sealed a 6-1 6-3 win on his Wimbledon debut.
Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram booked a place in the men’s doubles semi-finals for the second year in a row after beating 12th seeds Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-3, 6-7(1), 6-1, 3-6, 6-4.
They will face two-time Australian Open runners up Max Purcell and Matthew Ebden for a shot at reaching the final.
The top seeds brought high energy from the start, taking their first chance to break in the match in emphatic style, with Salisbury punishing a lofted half volley from the oncoming Mahut. The two-time Grand Slam champions hit cruise control and from 4-2 up, Salisbury and Ram closed out the set without facing a single break point.
Salisbury showed brilliant court coverage to get down to a drop shot from the French pair and force an error to set up 0-30 with Roger-Vasselin serving at 5-5 in the second. The British, American duo thought they had taken a crucial break with Roger-Vasselin’s forehand volley being called out, but after hawkeye showed it had clipped the line. The pair contested with the umpire that the technology had made a series of errors in the match and asked that the system was turned off – which was eventually denied.
With the top seeds visibly frustrated, the French team took advantage – claiming an early mini break before seeing out the tie-break to the loss of just one point.
Both sides tussled for momentum in the third and fourth sets. Salisbury and Ram came out firing after the disappointment of losing the second as they raced to a 4-0 lead. But the 12th seeds weren’t going down without a fight, with a dominant 94% points won on first serve in the fourth, hitting zero unforced errors to level the score.
In the biggest moment of the match, Salisbury showed why he’s the world No.1 with some brilliant fast hands at the net to set up two match points in the decider at 5-4, facing the Mahut serve. The Putney-born Brit roared as he made the perfect connection on his forehand return winner past Roger-Vasselin at the net to progress to his third Wimbledon semi-final.
Reigning mixed doubles champions Neal Skupski and Desirae Krawczyk will have the chance to retain their title in Thursday’s final after staging an impressive comeback to beat Mate Pavic and Sania Mirza 4-6, 7-5, 6-4.
Standing in the way of Skupski and Krawczyk winning back-to-back Wimbledon trophies are Australian double act Matthew Ebden and Sam Stosur.
The second seeds didn’t get off to the best of starts, with their opponents making over 20% more returns in play as they ramped up the pressure on the champions. They only needed one break against Skupski’s serve to see out the set – only losing six points on serve throughout the opener.
It looked like more trouble for Skupski and Krawczyk as the Croatian, Indian duo broke again to start the second set, with Mirza landing a bullet forehand return right at the feet of their opponents on break point.
However, a set and a break to the good, Pavic and Mirza started to tighten up. Mirza had been the player of the match until that point, but out of nowhere, the second seeds broke her twice in a row as Skuspki found his range on the return.
On they went and it looked like it might be a race against the light to finish off a deciding tie-break, but at 5-4, 40-40 in the third, Pavic missed back-to-back volleys at the net to see Skupski and Krawczyk back into the mixed doubles final.
Cam Norrie ousted Belgian, David Goffin, in a 3-6, 7-5, 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 five-set thriller to advance to the semi-finals of Wimbledon for the first time in his career.
On the front foot from its inception, Norrie found his form with no time to waste as he snapped the first break point of the match. Yet, unable to capitalise on the early opportunities that arose, the British No.1 succumb to his opponents impressive 85% second serve percentage as Goffin proceeded to clinch the first break of the match to claim the scoreboard advantage.
Fighting to prevent the match from running away from him, the Briton recovered from a break down in the second with an immediate break back to get himself out of danger, eventually earning his first double break of the match to close out the second. However, an impressive showcase from the Belgian in the third led to a 2-1 deficit for Norrie, leaving him with a tall order as they approached the fourth.
With the crowd rushing to his aid, the atmosphere lifted the world No.12 as he broke the Belgian to take a 5-3 lead, consolidated with a cushioning hold to call for a final shootout.
A miscalculated shot headed outside the tramlines saved Norrie from muddy waters as he rescued an important hold in the fifth and final set. With few and far between both sides, Goffin leveraged his greatest weapon as he racked up 83% of points won on serve, but the British star continued to pepper him with powerful shots as he broke the Belgian to edge ahead.
Following a mighty comeback from 2-1 behind, Norrie firmly closed the door on his quarter-final showdown with a hold he’ll never forget as he keeps his title hopes alive.
Reigning champions, Neal Skupski and partner Desirae Krawczyk, advanced to the semi-finals after defeating seventh seeds Robert Farah and Jelena Ostapenko 7-6(6), 6-1.
Despite clinching their first break of the match in the second set, the British pair struggled to keep their Australian opponents at bay as they bow out of the tournament on day nine of this year’s Championships.
Ken Skupski’s excellent tennis career drew to a close in the third round of Wimbledon, on a disappointing day for the British doubles teams.
Skupski's Wimbledon run came to an end with a 7-6(6), 6-4, 6-4 loss to 11th seeds Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies alongside fellow Brit Jonny O’Mara.
The Brit finishes his career with seven ATP titles and having competed in 41 grand slam tournaments.
A double fault came at the worst time for O’Mara, serving at 6-6 in the first set tie-break, with the Brit then blasting his return long off the following point.
The British duo did all they could to stay with the Germans on serve in the second, but in the biggest moments, the 11th seeds once again raised their game. With Skupski serving at 5-4 down, Krawietz found an incredible acute angled volley, which was followed by more stunning net play from Mies to give them set and break points, which they clinched with another double fault.
Krawietz had the chance to serve out the match at 5-3, but the Brits had other ideas – with Skupski and O’Mara both hitting a pair of return winners each to give themselves a chance. The high however was short lived as the Germans quickly dusted themselves off and launched two return winners of their own off O’Mara’s serve to see out the win.
Dart and Watson brought huge energy from the word go and both found pinpoint down the line winners to set up 0-30 and eventually break on Ostapenko’s second service game, but failed to back it up in a match of breaks.
Dart was the only player not to get broken in the opening set and serving for the lead at 6-5, the Brits came through an 11-minute game – taking their sixth set point as the former Eastbourne International singles champion planted her backhand into the net.
Ostapenko seemed to drift in and out of the match and when she found her form, the Latvian Ukranian duo rescued a break at the start of the second to win four consecutive games. The Brits came back to bring the score to 4-4 but serving to stay in the set, Watson was broken once again after some big hitting from Kichenok.
The British team saved two match points at 5-2 down, but it was third time lucky for the fourth seeds as the Latvian fired a return straight at Watson – bringing home the victory for the Rothesay Classic Birmingham champions.
Third seeds Skupski and Wesley Koolhof were inches away from an unbelievable comeback but in the end lost out to Australian Open runners-up Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell in a five-set thriller 7-5, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 7-5.
Purcell and Ebden looked in complete control in the opening two sets – with a break at the back end of each. The Aussies looked extremely solid in all areas of the court and seemed set to take a straight sets win as Ebden sealed the second with three incredible volleys.
However, Skupski and Koolhof are five-time ATP champions this year and the third seeds found their groove at the start of the third. After getting their first break in the match at 3-2, to give them a glimmer of hope for a comeback, momentum shifted in their favour and they took charge in the big moments. At 4-4 in the fourth, Skupski and Koolhof produced a trio of return winners to break the Aussies once again to force the decider..
In the decider Purcell – who hadn’t been broken all match – dug himself back from 0-40 down with series of brilliant first serves and saved a total of five break points to stay on level terms. It was then Skupski’s turn to feel the heat, rescuing a brace of break opportunities himself as the match stood on a knife edge. But with Koolhof serving to go to a tie-break, the Aussies struck gold with some uncharacteristic errors from the British, Dutch team, and marched on to victory.
Murray and Bruno Soares are out of the men’s doubles having been defeated 7-6(5), 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 by seventh seeds John Peers and Filip Polasek.
The British, Brazilian team lost just one point on serve in the middle of the opening set tie-break, which proved to be the decisive factor as Peers and Polasek took their sixth set point with the Australian bombing down a big ace.
At two sets down, the ninth seeds kept battling hard and eventually got their just reward. Having struggled on the return of serve, Murray found a brilliant lob return into the back corner to set up break and set point at 5-4, which was then met by a double fault from Polasek.
Murray and Soares continued to push their opponents but once the Brit was broken in the middle of the fourth set, it was game over. Two unreturnable serves in the final game saw the Australian, Slovakian team into the quarter-finals.
Norrie is into his first Wimbledon and Grand Slam quarter-final with a an impressive 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 win over 30th seed Tommy Paul. He’ll now play Belgian David Goffin, for a place in the final four.
“To make the quarters for the first time in front of my family and friends is so special," he said. "To play a match like that – a huge match for both of us – and play the way I did today was really good.
"I’m the last one left (British player) so why not get behind me even more now!"
Paul had only been broken twice all tournament coming into the match, but Norrie came out swinging, finding his range off the forehand to break down the American’s serve in the first game. Growing into the match, the American had four break point opportunities at 3-2, but Norrie showed no signs of tightening up in the pressure moments unleashing a couple of stunning winners to stay ahead and eventually see out the set.
The second set followed almost the exact same pattern – an early break for Norrie, followed by missed opportunities for the world No.32. A glimmer of hope came and went for Paul after he broke back with Norrie serving for the set, only for the Brit to take the next two consecutive games to cement a two set lead.
Coming up against an opponent with a similar game to his own, Norrie proved more of the aggressor which allowed him to dictate the match from beginning to end. The ninth seed made no mistake serving out the win finding a handful of big first serves as Paul fired long to make Norrie the fifth Brit to reach the men's singles quarter-final in the Open Era.
Heather Watson’s best Grand Slam run of her career came to an end with a 6-2, 6-4 loss to 22-year-old Jule Niemeier.
Following one of the points of the tournament just three games in, but Neimeier looked to stamp her authority on the match early on. The German barely put a foot wrong, and she piled the pressure on to Watson from both the baseline and at the net winning all but one point when she decided to come in.
When an opponent is in that kind of form it becomes a battle to limit mistakes and unfortunately Watson racked up nine unforced errors as the world No.97 took the opening set.
Watson had opportunities in the second but came up just short when she needed it most. Having broke for 2-0 at the start of the set, the German came straight back and then Watson had 0-30 at 3-2, but couldn’t get over the line. A fourth double fault from Watson gave Neimeier the all-important break she needed to serve out the win in
Top seeds Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram have booked their place in the men’s doubles quarter-finals with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 win over 16th seeds Rafael Matos and David Vega Hernandez.
Their next opponents will be either Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin or eighth seeds Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek.
The British American duo responded well to a break at the end of the opening set and continued to move through the gears as the match went on. After Hernandez required some medical attention to his shoulder in the second, Salisbury and Ram seized their opportunity and broke to end the set and then again in the fourth game of the third.
The world No.1 pulled out all the stops in the final set – especially at the net – to round off a hard-fought victory to seal a spot in the quarter-final of the men’s doubles for the third time in his career.
Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara almost pulled off a miraculous comeback against second seeds Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic – coming from two sets down to eventually lose in a fifth set decider 6-4, 7-6(6), 4-6, 2-6, 6-3 in three hours and 18 minutes.
Having lost the opener, Glasspool and Heliovaara stayed strong to force a second set tie-break, but at 6-6 a pair of mistakes from the British Finnish pair on two of the biggest points of the match, only added to the defending champions advantage.
The tide started to turn when Glasspool found a brilliant outstretched backhand return winner down the line to clinch the team’s first break of the match in the third – starting a run which saw them win 10 of the next 14 games. But in the decider the Croatian’s kept their title hopes alive with a brace of breaks on Heliovaara’s serve to survive their first real challenge at SW19 this year.
O’Mara and Barnett showed brilliant mental strength to come from a set and a break down to level the match at one set apiece. In the third they once again found themselves trailing by a break but with Williams serving for a 5-3 lead once again, O’Mara stepped up with back-to-back return winners off the forehand as they eventually went to the tie-break.
In a sensational match tie-break, O’Mara and Barnett edged a mini-break to give themselves two match points before Murray saved the day with some wicked reflexes and a brilliant first serve. On they went to 16-16, with both sides refusing to give in, but after Williams hit the net off her back hand and then Murray did the same off a volley, O’Mara and Barnett made it fifth time lucky – sailing through to the quarter-finals in emphatic style.
Defending mixed doubles champions Neal Skupski and Desirae Krawczyk extend their unbeaten run at Wimbledon to seven matches after beating Matwe Middelkoop and Ellen Perez 7-5, 6-2.
The British, American team hit only two unforced errors as they cruised to victory in an hour and eight minutes, having faced no break points throughout the match.
They will have to wait to find out their quarter-final opponents – who could be seventh seeds Robert Farah and Jelena Ostapenko.
Katie Boulter and Liam Broady miss out on a place in the fourth round, meanwhile, in the doubles, Lloyd Glasspool & Harri Heliovarra, Jonny O'Mara & Ken Skupski, and Harriet Dart and Heather Watson all through to the third round.
In a telling tale of who would dominate who in rallies, Alex de Minaur came out on top as Broady exited the third round following a 6-3, 6-4, 7-5 defeat to the five-time Tour level champion.
With three break points to play with, de Minaur clinched the first break of the opening set, consolidated with a confident hold to form a cushioning 5-2 lead.
The constant pressure of the Australian’s ability to return serve hanging over his head, the Briton put on a convincing display as he aced his way to deuce after falling 40-0 behind in the third game of the second set. Salvaging three break points, Broady stayed out in front on serve as he fought to make his mark in the match. However, as Broady closed in on the net to test the waters of the traditional serve and volley, de Minaur saw his opportunity as he produced a superb lob into the corner to leave the Stockport star hopeless.
Broady did the unimaginable once again as he recovered from 40-0 down on serve to keep the double break at bay. The 28-year-old swiftly followed with a chance to find his first break point of the match, but de Minaur’s hustle unlimited any uncertainty as he guarded his advantage, eventually putting an end to the second with a 6-4 lead.
Two sets down, the Brit had a tall order to answer as he searched for a glimmer of hope, but as de Minaur’s confidence surged, Broady was immediately stretched as the world No.27 snapped the third break of the match. Yet, with the match on de Minaur’s racquet, Broady brought his fighting spirit as he was awarded his first break to push back from the brink and level the scoreboard.
Despite a courageous performance from the world No.132, the Australian firmly slammed the door on the match in two hours and 27 minutes following his fourth and final break.
Boulter’s fourth round hopes thwarted after losing 6-1, 6-1 to French star, Harmony Tan.
Boulter fended off the third break point of the opening set to earn a huge roar from the home crowd as she got off the mark and kept the double break at bay. However, finding the net from close range at break point, Boulter found herself trailing a double break as Tan continued to knock on the door with her sharp style of play, closing out the opening set 6-1.
Boulter struggled to find the lines as three unforced errors in her first service game of the second left her in muddy waters as Tan led 2-0. Yet, a comfortable hold in the third game lifted the Briton as the crowds offered cheers of encouragement, hoisting her confidence as she found deuce on the Tan serve for the first time of the match.
Unable to find the break nor the kinks in the Frenchwoman’s game, Boulter clung on to stop history repeating itself in the second, but even on the backfoot Tan’s defence was impenetrable. Finding a triple break, the world No.115 closed out the match in 52 minutes.
Top seeds Salisbury and Rajeev Ram posted a comfortable 6-4, 6-4, win over Fabrice Martin and Hugo Nys as they storm into the third round.
Winning 100% of service points, it was a clear-cut win for the world No.1 and No.2 as they put the match to bed in a speedy one hour and 57 minutes.
Salisbury and Ram will now face 16th seeds Rafael Motos and David Vega Hernandez in the third round as they fight to keep their Championships hopes alive.
15th seeds, Glasspool and partner Harri Heliovarra, storm into the third round after ousting duo Casper Ruud and William Blumberg in a 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 nail-biting battle.
The British/ Finnish combo put on a bewitching performance in the opening set as they blitzed though with a 6-1 win. However, a break in the second brought the match back to parity as Glasspool and Heliovarra lost grip of their early lead.
A 6-3 win in the third for the fifteenth seeds put them in pole position as they entered the fourth, but Ruud and Blumberg called for a final shootout after taking the break to level.
Anyone’s game in the deciding set, Glasspool and Heliovarra were awarded the golden ticket of a last minute break to overcome their opponents in two hours and 30 minutes.
Murray and Brazil’s Bruno Soares soared into the third round after sealing a 6-4, 7-6(4), 7-5 win against Nikola Cacic and Andrea Vavassori.
With 100% of service games held and 12% of return games won, Murray and Soares saw out the match comfortably in just over two hours.
The British/Brazilian duo will now face seventh seeds John Peers and Filip Polasek as they advance to the next round. The two sides have only met twice before, with Murray and Soares winning on all occasions.
Winning a dominating 80% and up of first serve points in the final two sets, O’Mara and Skupski outfoxed their opponents as they maintained their breakless record to clinch a straight-sets victory.
With a double break the cherry on top, Dart and Watson confidently closed out the second set in one hour and 16 minutes to march into the third round.
Onto the mixed doubles where the reigning champions of the mixed doubles draw, Neal Skupski and partner Desirae Krawczyk, clinched a 7-5, 6(4)-7, 6-4 win against Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis and America’s Asia Muhammad. The second seeds will now go head-to-head with Matwe Middelkoop and Ellen Perez.
Meanwhile, Kyle Edmund and Olivia Nicholls exited the first round following their 6-4, 6-1 defeat to American double-act Jack Sock and Coco Gauff.
In the doubles, Neal Skupski and Wesley Koolhof advance to third round, while Maia Lumsden & Naiktha Bains, Alicia Barnett & Olivia Nicholls, Ryan Peniston & Alastair Gray and Arthur Fery & Felix Gill exit the tournament. Elsewhere, in the mixed doubles, Jamie Murray & Venus Williams draw Jonny O'Mara & Alicia Barnett as both sides charge into second round.
Watson defeated the world No.62, Kaja Juvan, 7-5, 6-2 to advance to the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time in her career.
Watson attacked the opening set with confidence as she posted 89% of first serve points won measured against her opponent’s 63%. However, it was the Slovakian who made the first move as she converted the first break point of the match to edge an advantage.
Trailing behind, the Briton dragged Juvan line-to-line as she responded with an immediate break back. With a breaker to decipher their fate, Watson was awarded three break points but was unable to firmly close the door on the set as Juvan clawed her way back to parity. However, it was fourth time lucky for the world No.121 as a double fault from the Slovakian gifted her the scoreboard advantage.
Momentum continuing to build out of the first set, Watson kept her foot firmly down on the accelerator as she found an immediate triple break in the second to form a healthy 5-0 lead. Pushing back from the brink, Juvan broke Watson as the pressure hung over the home favourite, finding her feet once again as she sought inspiration. As the tension levels surged at an ultimate high, Watson held her nerve as she fought off four break points to close out the match in one hour and 57 minutes.
Former Indian Wells champion Norrie joins Watson in reaching the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career after sending home America’s Steve Johnson following a 6-4, 6-1 masterclass.
At the sixth time of asking, Norrie concluded the opening set with a winning break to take the scoreboard advantage early doors. At 3-0 up in the second, the British No.1 was cruising as he asserted his dominance on court, breaking twice for a 6-1 set victory to lead the match 2-0.
Norrie took advantage of a struggling Johnson as he swung freely to break for a fifth time, extending his lead in true dominant fashion. As he dragged the American from corner-to-corner, Norrie produced a gentle tap to earn himself a Grand Slam bagel, concluding the match in one hour and 52 minutes.
Norrie will now face America’s Tommy Paul in the fourth round as he looks to extend his glorious winning streak.
Skupski and partner Koolhof are through to the third round after closing out their match against Pedro Martinez and John Patrick Smith with a 7-6(6), 6-2, 7-6(4).
Skupski and Koolhof responded well after losing serve in the first game, fighting back to level at 1-1 before clinching the tie-break 8-6.
As the match progressed, the British/Dutch duo heightened their intensity as they added another set to the scoreboard, putting themselves in good stead to see out the deciding set.
A breakless set to follow, the third seeds were awarded four match points in the match tie-break after clinching two mini breaks to seal the deal.
Their immediate double break in the first three games set the tone of the match as they continued to determine the terms of engagement. Conjuring five breaks in two sets, Watson and Dart stormed into the second round with a straight-sets win.
The two Brits made a fighting comeback after dropping the first set 6-4 as a break was all they needed to make it two sets apiece.
The ball seemingly in their opponents’ court as they conquered in the third, Peniston and Gray were on the backfoot as they salvaged two break points in the fourth to stay in the match. However, as the heavens opened, play was suspended, stretching the match over a two-day period.
As the fourth set action continued, the home favourites clinched the breaker, calling for a final shootout, but one break in the fifth was the only thing separating both sides as the Belgian/American camp closed out the match in three hours and 32 minutes.
The pair got off to a sensational start as they recovered from a break down in the first to close out the set with a comfortable double break lead. However, the Ukranian/Romanian duo weren’t about to let the second run away from them as they restored momentum to make it two sets apiece.
After recovering from a break down to get the equaliser, the British side called for a match tie-break, but their opponents proved to strong as they dominated the finale to take the final set 7-6(5).
The British duo were forced to answer a tall order after losing the first set 6-1 and trailing behind in the second following a swift double break from the combined 35-time Tour level doubles champions. Despite snapping their first break of the match late in the second, it wasn’t enough to keep the Japan/Chinese Taipei double-act at bay.
Meanwhile, Fery and Gill bow out of the second round after losing 7-6(5), 6-3, 6-4 to Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies. Despite courageous play in the first set, the British pair found themselves 3-0 after a dominant display from the eleventh seeds.
Murray paired with legend Venus Williams for the first time in the mixed doubles as they faced Michael Venus and Alicja Rosolska in the first round. Getting their campaign underway with a 6-3, 6(3)-7, 6-3 win, Murray and Williams will now go head-to-head with fellow Brits Jonny O’Mara and Alicia Barnett.
Meanwhile, their second round opponents, O’Mara and Barnett, took to the courts for a second time today as they joined forces. The British duo marched into the second round after beating Marcelo Arevalo and Guiliana Olmos 6-2, 3-6, 7-5.
In the final match of the day, Jack Draper lost a high quality contest up against 19th seed Alex De Minaur.
In the doubles, Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram soar into the second round with a straight-sets victory.
Boulter defeated Karolina Pliskova for a second time in two weeks after a 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-4 victory. This marks a career best for the 25-year-old as she advances to a third round of a Grand Slam for the first time.
Boulter struck the ball with freedom as she opened the match with an immediate break, consolidated by a cushioning hold to promptly settle the nerves. Yet, venomous play that followed from Pliskova granted her a double break to change the narrative, winning five consecutive games to put her in pole position for the first set.
A set now on the scoreboard for the Czech, Boulter found herself trailing behind as she searched for inspiration. However – closely mirroring the plot of the first set – Boulter went a break up in the second, but the advantage was soon ripped from her grasp as the world No.7 responded by immediately bringing the set back to parity.
Following back-to-back breaks from both sides, a match tie-break would settle the fate of the two stars as Boulter battled to keep her head above water. A continuous stream of riveting rallies made for a nail-biting breaker as the British No.3 called for a final one set shootout.
With the finishing line in sight, Boulter never relinquished the attack as she volleyed her way to breaking the sixth seed for a sixth time before salvaging a momentous hold to knock out last year’s finalist.
Broady experienced the match of his career so far after defeating twelfth seed Diego Schwartzman 2-6, 6-4, 6-0, 7-6(6), 6-1 to keep his Wimbledon dream alive.
Broady slammed his foot down on the accelerator in the opening set as he converted a double break advantage over the Argentinian. In the second, Schwartzman salvaged two of two break points and with set on the board, the four-time Tour-level champion started to control the terms of engagement as he went on to win 11 consecutive games.
Yet, Broady’s belief never faltered as he battled through the fourth, coming from a break down to call for a decider after edging the tie-break.
Polished off in three hours and 49 minutes, the world No.132 ousted the 12th seed after breezing his way through the fifth to join Boulter in reaching a third round of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career.
Draper was knocked out in the second round by an inspired performance from world No.27 De Minaur – losing 5-7, 7-6(0), 6-2, 6-3 to the Aussie.
It was a bright start from the 20-year-old Brit, who found his range early on and dictated the play from the back of the court as he broke in the opening and penultimate game of the set to take the lead.
Both players went blow for blow in the second set, as a fantastic baseline battle continued to ensue. Refusing to give an inch on serve, they went to a tie-break, where the Australian finally got his breakthrough. After losing the mini-break, Draper struggled to get back into the points and made a few costly errors as De Minaur levelled the scores.
Momentum shifted totally in favour of the 19th seed from there on in as his level just continued to rise. There was little Draper could do in the end – every weapon he threw at the Australian just kept coming back. De Minaur broke in the fourth set off the point of the day as he scurried from side to side, back to front, before unleashing a wicked forehand winner, which was all he needed to serve out the win.
Dart exited the tournament following her 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 defeat to America’s Jessica Pegula.
Bringing the intensity, Dart blitzed the first set as she came out on top in a battle of the breaks, breaking three times to edge her nose out against the world No.9.
The eighth seed had other ideas for the second, however, as she needed only capitalise on one break point in the entire set to make it two sets apiece. As the American raised the tempo, her first serve percentage rose above 73% in the third, thwarting Dart’s hopes of reaching the third round of a Grand Slam for a first time.
Gray bowed out to two-time Eastbourne champion, eleventh seed Taylor Fritz. After a scintillating first round on what was his topflight debut at SW19, Gray put on a applaud-worthy performance in the second despite suffering a 6-3, 7-6(3), 6-3 defeat to reigning Indian Wells champion, Fritz.
Despite holding a 5-2 lead in the second, the British star couldn't hold off the American's growing presence on Court 12 as he came back to clinch the tie-break and then recovered from another early break in the decider.
In the doubles, two-time Grand Slam champions, Salisbury and Rajeev Ram, kicked-off their Wimbledon campaign with a 6-3, 7-6(5), 7-6(6) straight-sets victory against Spanish/German duo Daniel Altmaier and Carlos Taberner.
Unbroken for the entirety of the match, the No.1 seeds clinched the first and only break of the match to close out the opening set in timely fashion. However, Altmaier and Taberner weren’t going to bow out without force as they pushed the doubles world No.1 to two tie-breaks in the second and third sets. Yet, despite their opponents’ best efforts, Salisbury and Ram remained calm as they thwarted Altmaier and Taberner’s hopes of salvaging the match with a straight-sets victory.
Andy Murray almost pulled off another incredible Centre Court comeback but eventually lost out to an accomplished performance from 20th seed John Isner.
British No.3 Heather Watson will return to finish her match against Qiang Wang tomorrow at 7-5, 5-4 up.
Norrie came through an epic against Spain’s Jaume Munar 6-3, 3-6, 5-7, 6-0, 6-2 to set up a third round clash against Steve Jonson.
“That match was exactly what I needed to help me find my rhythm – I’m just really happy to get through.”
After a professional showing from the British No.1 in the first set, Norrie eventually found himself 2-1 down against the world No.71, with the plucky Spaniard turning the match into a physical fight. But as Munar’s energy dipped, Norrie pounced – taking eight games in a row from the beginning of the fourth – as stamina ultimately proved the difference between the two.
It was pure elation for Norrie, who gave off a huge roar to the crowd as he equalled his career best Grand Slam result and performance at The Championships.
Dart couldn’t have asked for a better start to her Wimbledon 2022 as she took down Spain’s Rebeka Masarova 6-1, 6-4.
Her victory made it 10 Brits through to the second round of the singles for the first time since 1984.
Having waited three days to get her first round match in, Dart came out the blocks flying and found herself 4-0 up in a matter of moments and cruised through the opening set with 11 winners.
The British No.2 had to keep her focus after losing her service game at 5-3 up in the second set, but she put an end to any chance of a come back from the Spaniard with her fifth break of the match.
Two-time former champion, Murray, put up a strong fight against the big serving world No.24 Isner, but in the end lost out in four sets - 6-4, 7-6(4), 6-7(3), 6-4.
“It was an incredible honour to play against him on this court in front of this crowd. He’s a massive inspiration to each and every one of us in the locker room,” Isner said following his impressive win.
After saving two break points early on, Isner gave Murray very little to work with. Renowned for his serve, the 20th seed won 85-90% of points on his first serve in the first two sets, but he also demonstrated excellent attacking flair, consistently taking the ball early and showing great touch at the net.
Murray fought valiantly to stay with him on serve in the third and as Isner hit long on his opening service point in the tie-break, the former world No.1 could sense his opportunity. A drop shot and an unreturnable serve later, he held a 3-0 lead and as he closed out the set, Murray leapt with joy as he urged himself on for more.
The tide seemed to have shifted in the Brit’s favour as he started to take control, but tennis often comes down to fine margins, and a brief drop in intensity with a couple of Murray errors, gave Isner the break he needed. It was an impressive performance from Isner who kept his cool as he racked up 36 aces to complete a hard-earned maiden victory over the Brit.
Raducanu’s Wimbledon hopes were thwarted by former world No.4, Caroline Garcia, after losing 6-3, 6-3 in her second round clash.
A difficult first set for the Brit - winning just 47% of points on first serve - gifted two breaks to the French star, laying the groundwork for the eight-time Tour level champion to run away with the opener.
As Garcia dictated the terms of engagement in the second, Raducanu found herself hanging on as her opponents domineering style left her with a tall order as she fought to stay in the match. However, it wasn’t to be for the Briton as Garcia put the match to bed in one hour and 27 minutes following a nerveless performance.
Peniston’s debut Wimbledon campaign ended with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 defeat to Steve Johnson.
The 26-year-old struggled to get any luck facing the American’s serve as Johnson utilised the serve and volley to great effect – winning 23 of 26 points approaching the net throughout the match.
The Brit struggled to find the rhythm and consistency he's demonstrated throughout the summer and after framing the ball into the stands to give Johnson the chance to serve out the match in the decider, he missed two opportunities to level for 5-5. In the end, Johnson found big first serves when he needed them and made good on his first opportunity to close out the match.
Alicia Barnett and Olivia Nicholls put in a stunning performance to win on their Wimbledon debut up against Kaia Kanepi and Renata Voracova. The British duo enjoyed big celebrations on court as the stormed to a 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 victory in front of the home crowd.
Third seeds Neal Skupski and Wesley Koolhof wasted no time in progressing to the second round after they overcame Facundo Bagnis and Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 7-5, 6-3 in an hour and 52 minutes.
cinch Championships runners-up Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara are into the second round with a commanding 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 victory against Hugo Gaston and Lorenzo Musetti.
Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares needed just an hour and half to complete a 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 victory over French duo Benjamin Bonzi and Arthur Rinderknech.
Wild cards Arthur Fery and Felix Gill picked up one of the upsets of the day, with an excellent 7-5, 7-6(8), 7-6(3) win over doubles specialists Ariel Behar and Gonzalo Escobar.
They join Cam Norrie, Emma Raducanu and Andy Murray with first round wins - marking the first time since 1997 that eight or more Brits have reached the second round at Wimbledon, with Harriet Dart still to play tomorrow.
SECOND ROUND MATCH-UPS
- Cam Norrie (GBR) (9) vs Jaume Munar (ESP)
- Andy Murray (GBR) vs John Isner (USA) (20)
- Jack Draper (GBR) vs Alex de Minaur (AUS) (19)
- Liam Broady (GBR) vs Diego Schwartzman (ARG) (12)
- Ryan Peniston (GBR) vs Steve Johnson (USA)
- Alastair Gray (GBR) vs Taylor Fritz (USA) (11)
- Emma Raducanu (GBR) (10) vs Caroline Garcia (FRA)
- Heather Watson (GBR) vs Qiang Wang (CHN)
- Katie Boulter (GBR) vs Tereza Martincova (CZE) / Karolina Pliskova (CZE) (6)
- Harriet Dart (GBR) / Rebeka Masarova (ESP) vs Donna Vekic (CRO) / Jessica Pegula (USA) (8)
Peniston looked right at home on his Wimbledon main draw debut and continued his strong grass court form this season with yet another career milestone - beating world No.96 Henri Laaksonen 6-4, 6-3, 6-2. Awaiting him in the next round is American, Steve Johnson.
One of the stars of the summer – reaching quarter-finals in Nottingham, Queen’s and Eastbourne – Pensiton was explosive in the opening exchanges and broke the Swiss star in the first game of the match.
Laaksonen seemed to lose his head a bit after going a break down in the second set and resorted to just sheer power, which became his undoing as he totted up 15 unforced errors.
Any sign of a comeback was quickly squashed as Peniston broke Laaksonen three times in a row to make his dreams of an debut win at Wimbledon, come true.
Watson is into the second round for the sixth time in her career after returning to Court 1 to complete her win over Tamara Korpatsch 6-7(7), 7-5, 6-2.
Taking the second set just before the end of play last night seemed to give her a huge confidence boost coming out on court today as she raced to an early break and never looked back.
In the next round she will play Qiang Wang – who she defeated in their only previous meeting in 2019.
In a breakout year for Draper, the 20-year-old ticked off another achievement after winning his first match at Wimbledon over Zizou Bergs. Draper defeated the Ilkley Trophy champion 6-4, 6-4, 7-6(4).
Draper – who will play Alex de Minaur in the second round – demonstrated impressive variety to his game against a strong grass court opponent as he broke at the end of both the opening sets.
Having rescued three set points, Draper found the turning point with a whipped forehand past the approaching Bergs to take the mini-break at 5-3. This would be last of his 35 winners, before serving out the match.
Wild card and world No.288, Gray, joined Peniston in becoming the second Brit of the day to win on their debut at The Championships. Gray defeated Chun-Hsin Tseng 6-3, 6-3, 7-6(3) and could now face Rothesay International Eastbourne champion Taylor Fritz.
Having saved break points in the opening game Gray continued to build in confidence throughout the match – his rocket of a single-handed backhand proving a difference maker. The Brit saved nine break points in the match, refusing to let Tseng take the lead at any point in the match.
From 3-2 down in the third set tie-break, he took complete command, winning five points in a row to get the win – ending on an error from the world No.95.
In the match of the day, Britain’s Jubb lost a five-set thriller against Nick Kyrgios 3-6, 6-1, 7-5, 6-7(3), 7-5 in front of a packed-out crowd on Court 3.
“It was a tough match – he’s going to be a great player for sure and I’m just pleased to come through it today,” said the Australian in his post-match.
In a high octane match that lasted three hours and nine minutes, Kyrgios ultimately played the biggest points better than the Brit, winning five out of six of break point opportunities to Jubbs two from 13 – which proved the difference as he broke to seal the victory at 6-5 in the decider.
Swan on the other hand missed out on her chance to reach the second round, after losing to world No.76 Marta Kostyuk 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. The young Brit came from a break down to clinch the opening set, but was unable to replicate her heroics in the second and third after receiving some medical treatment.
Evans bowed out in his opening round match against Australian qualifier Jason Kubler 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 in a tough battle out on Court 2.
Kartal’s maiden match at Wimbledon unfortunately ended in a loss against lucky loser Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove - bowing out in a decider 6-4, 3-6, 6-1.
Returning to complete his match from yesterday, Clarke was defeated by American Christian Harrison 7-6(3), 6-1, 7-6(6).
Day one: Murray joins Raducanu and Norrie in second round
Playing in here first match on Centre Court, Raducanu came through tough match against world No.46 Alison Van Uytvanck 6-4, 6-4. Her next opponent will be France's Caroline Garcia.
"It’s an incredibly special feeling to be coming back here to Wimbledon, I felt the support the moment I walked out those doors and around the grounds," she said in her post match interview.
Sensing an opportunity at 3-3, 15-30 in the first set, Raducanu ripped a backhand return winner before a double fault from the Belgian gave her the break advantage. This initiated a run of three breaks in a row as the match turned into a real battle, but the British No.1 clawed back break points to serve out the opener on her second set point.
Despite Raducanu having six break points in the first game of the set, it was Van Uytvanck who drew first blood, going 3-1 up with a punishing forehand down the line. Once again it was short lived as the world No.12 not only broke straight back but won five of the next six games to wrap up an impressive victory over the Surbiton Trophy champion.
Murray’s return to Centre Court ended in a win for the two-time former champion, coming from a set down to defeat James Duckworth 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4. He will face 20th seed John Isner in the second round.
“It’s amazing to be back out here again with a full crowd – it’s an amazing atmosphere," he said straight after his win. "I’m getting on a bit so I don’t know how many chances I have left to play here so I want to make the most of every opportunity I get."
Despite not being at his free-flowing best, from a set down Murray was doing what he could to stay with Duckworth, waiting for an opportunity to strike. Early in the second, he got his chance and took the break at the first time of asking – out rallying his opponent from the baseline. Both players were struggling on their forehand side, but the Brit had enough in his serve to drew level at one set all.
An early break in the third seemed to ease the tension in Murray’s game and the former world No.1 even cracked out a rare underarm serve as he steam rolled past the Aussie to claim the lead for the first time in the match.
With the crowd and Murray riled up at 4-4 as Murray went 15-30 to the good, Duckworth tightened up and hit two double faults to the ad court. Murray will take huge positives from his first serve as he racked up an impressive 85% points won when he hit the mark and completed his victory in two hours and 44 minutes.
Norrie was the first Brit through to the second round of the Wimbledon singles with a 6-0, 7-6(3), 6-3. He’ll play Spain’s Jaume Munar in round two.
The Brit got off to the perfect start as he breezed through the opening six games in just 21 minutes after Andujar clocked up 10 unforced errors.
The Spaniard broke at the start of the second set before rain suspended play for the next hour. Having had time to collect himself, Norrie soon got himself back on track and in the tie-break, his relentless consistency proved the difference, ending with another Andujar forehand sailing beyond the baseline.
Norrie didn’t have to move much past second gear in the match. He had an answer for everything Andujar threw his way and Norrie a break to love early in the decider and after yet more rain delays, he completed a comfortable victory.
Miyazaki's Wimbledon debut ended in defeat against former Nottingham champion Caroline Garcia. Despite going a set up and rescuing the break in the decider, Miyazaki couldn't better the French star in the match tie-break, losing 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 [10-4].
Burrage's search for a first Wimbledon win continues after the Rothesay International Eastbourne quarter-finalist was defeated by Lesia Tsurenko 6-2, 6-3 in the first match on Court No.18.
Two Brits will have to come back to finish their first round matches in the morning. Heather Watson will hope to continue her momentum into day two after drawing level against Tamara Korpatsch 6-7(7), 7-5. Jay Clarke will return to finish his match against Christian Harrison tomorrow with Brit currently 7-6(3), 6-1, 5-5 down.