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Nick Kyrgios defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in four extraordinary sets to reach the fourth round of Wimbledon, as the Australian overcame a mid-match meltdown in a heated contest to seal a thrilling 6-7 (2) 6-4 6-3 7-6 (8) win.
And the friction between the players did not end there, with Tsitsipas accusing Kyrgios of being “evil” and a “bully” in a fiery post-match press conference. In response, Kyrgios labelled Tsitsipas “soft” and said he did not do anything during the match to “disrespect” his opponent.
It came at the end of an eventful day of upsets at SW19. World No 1 Iga Swiatek is out after Alize Cornet snapped her 37-match win streak with a 6-4 6-2 victory. Coco Gauff was also eliminated by Amanda Anisimova, who clinched a 6-7 6-2 6-1 win over her fellow American.
Earlier, Katie Boulter faced Harmony Tan in the opening match of the day on Court No 2 and was thrashed 6-1 6-1 in just 51 minutes. Tan, who shocked Serena Williams with a memorable win in the opening round, blitzed the Brit as she surged to victory.
Liam Broady is also out after a straight sets defeat to the impressive Alex De Minaur - Boulter’s boyfriend - who saw off a late fight from the 28-year-old British wildcard to take a 6-4 6-4 7-6 win. In the last match of the day, Rafael Nadal raced to a straight sets win over Lorenzo Sonego.
Follow all the action from day six, including live updates and results from the All England Club
Wimbledon 2022 live updates
Nick Kyrgios beats Stefanos Tsitsipas in epic on Court No1
No 1 seed Iga Swiatek shocked by Alize Cornet on Court No 1
Coco Gauff knocked out by Amanda Anisimova on Centre
Liam Broady loses in straight sets to Alex De Minaur on Court No 1
Katie Boulter demolished by Harmony Tan in 51 minutes
Rafael Nadal shines to outclass Lorenzo Sonego on Centre Court
Nick Kyrgios labels Stefanos Tsitsipas ‘soft’ and reacts to ‘evil bully’ accusation at Wimbledon
Saturday 2 July 2022 22:42 , Jamie Braidwood
“He’s soft,” Kyrgios said. “We’re not cut from the same cloth. If you’re affected by that today, that’s what’s holding him back.”
“When you start losing to me again, you get angry,” Kyrgios said. “That’s not bullying. I don’t know why he’s so hurt.”
Stefanos Tsitsipas calls Nick Kyrgios a ‘bully’ after ‘circus’ of fiery Wimbledon clash
Saturday 2 July 2022 22:30 , Jamie Braidwood
Stefanos Tsitsipas accused Nick Kyrgios of being a “bully” following the “circus” of their fiery third-round clash at Wimbledon.
Tsitsipas, the tournament’s fourth seed, was upset in four dramatic sets by Kyrgios that saw both players handed code violations after losing their temper.
The Greek player apologised after whacking a ball into the crowd in frustration, narrowly avoiding the head of a spectator, but said he had been “triggered” by the behaviour of Kyrgios on the other side of the net.
Kyrgios, who called for Tsitsipas to be defaulted for the incident, was involved in a constant exchange with the umpire during the heated four-set match and insisted that he did nothing to “disrespect” his opponent during the contest.
“It’s constant bullying, that’s what he does,” Tsitsipas said. “He bullies the opponents. He was probably a bully at school himself. I don’t like bullies. I don’t like people that put other people down.”
Nick Kyrgios on Stefanos Tsitsipas’ ‘bullying’ claim
Saturday 2 July 2022 22:19 , Jack Rathborn
"When you start losing to me again, you get angry.
“He wasn't man enough to do that today, he's not going to come up to me in the locker room.
“I’m not confronting anybody about anything. That’s not bullying. I don’t know why he’s so hurt.”
Saturday 2 July 2022 22:00 , Jamie Braidwood
Tsitsipas: “It’s constant bullying. He was probably a bully at school. He has some good traits but he has an evil side to him. The handshake part, it was deserved. I need to congratulate my opponent. His performance, his behaviour, if there was a handshake for that I would be walking away.”
Tsitsipas is asked if he has Covid. “No, I tested. I have a cold. It’s pretty bad but I wanted to play Wimbledon.”
Back to Kyrgios: “I don’t think you can play Kyrgios without a circus. I spoke to the umpire but it’s crossing a line in lots of ways. It makes for better tennis, the way it’s meant to be played, like every other opponent.”
Saturday 2 July 2022 21:56 , Jamie Braidwood
Tsitsipas on why he started hitting the ball at Kyrgios: “Just to stop... This needs to stop. This is not ok. Someone needs to sit down with him... There was frustation behind it. I cannot act like a robot. It has happened three or four times now. You are out there, doing your job and there is noise coming for no reason.”
Saturday 2 July 2022 21:54 , Jamie Braidwood
Tsitsipas on hitting the ball into the crowd: “It was bad from my side. I apologised. I do not know what through my head. I think the circus on the other side of the net becomes tiring. I didn’t hit any people. It hit the wall, thank god, but I will not be doing that again. But there was something that created that behaviour.
“I wish we could all come together to put a rule in place on talking... every point I played today it felt like there was something going on on the other side of the net. He cannot play another way. It’s his way of manipulating the opponent. It triggers it so fast. I really hope all us players can make this a cleaner version of our sport. Have this behaviour not allowed and move on better.”
Saturday 2 July 2022 21:51 , Jamie Braidwood
Tsitsipas: “I enjoyed it today. I enjoyed the way I fought. I’m disappointed with some of the things that went down, especially when it is repetitive. It becomes difficult to ignore.
“I like what his tennis has to bring. It’s different, that’s a good thing. There becomes a point where you get tired of it. The constant talking, the constant complaining. We are there to play tennis. The referee is not going to change his decision. It is frustrating to see that people get away with that.”
Nick Kyrgios overcomes meltdown to defeat Stefanos Tsitsipas in heated Wimbledon thriller
Saturday 2 July 2022 21:44 , Jamie Braidwood
A third-round match between Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas at Wimbledon was always going to be lively but few on Court One could have predicted even this to reach such explosive levels of unhinged drama and animosity.
As a measure of the hostility by the third set of this fractious affair, Tsitsipas had taken to aiming balls at Kyrgios, rather than attempting to pass his opponent at the net. He was lashing out after Kyrgios led, despite the Australian losing his focus in a tirade at the umpire, demanding for Tsitspas to be disqualified for whacking a ball into the crowd. Kyrgios, so often the anti-villain of Wimbledon, had become Court One’s anti-hero, and between underarm serves, arguments, swearing and verbal abuse warnings, emerged with an impressive and thrilling 6-7 (2) 6-4 6-3 7-6 (8) victory in over three hours.
Full report on the Battle of Court One.
Iga Swiatek won’t be hard on herself as winning streak ends at Wimbledon
Saturday 2 July 2022 21:32 , Karl Matchett
Polish star Swiatek struggled throughout the third-round tie and served up 32 unforced errors to bow out of the All England Club on day six.
“I hope this is going to be the thing that I’m going to be proud of. I mean, right now even I am satisfied with this streak, so I’m happy that I was able to do that,” she reflected.
“Honestly, yeah usually I am hard on myself. Here, I know how I felt before matches, I know how I felt when I was practising. Let’s just say that I didn’t feel like I’m in a best shape, so I’m kind of aware that this could happen.
“Maybe it’s not the right attitude to have, but it is like it is.”
Nick Kyrgios speaks after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas
Saturday 2 July 2022 21:22 , Karl Matchett
The man speaks on-court after the match:
“Honestly it was a hell of an atmosphere. I knew it was going to be a tough match, he knows how to beat me, I had my own tactics.
“He was getting frustrated at times, it’s a frustrating sport. I have ultimate respect for him whatever happens on the court.
“I seem to have full stadiums everywhere I go. The media loves to write that I’m bad from the sport but clearly not!”
Kyrgios praises ‘brother’ Tsitsipas after epic victory
Saturday 2 July 2022 21:21 , Jack Rathborn
“Hell of an atmosphere, hell of a match, I felt like I was the favourite. He knows how to play me, he beat me once.
“I’m super happy to be through. He was getting frustrated. I’ve got all respect for him. I’m his brother.
“You love to play in these atmospheres. I don't play a full schedule, I put in some practice, hopefully I can kick on.”
Wimbledon: Nick Kyrgios beats Stefanos Tsitsipas 3-2 (6-7, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6)
Saturday 2 July 2022 21:18 , Karl Matchett
And that’s it! A clever, cute dink over the net and Tsitsipas cannot reach it in time - the No4 seed is out and this outrageous performance from Nick Kyrgios sends him through to the fourth round!
6-7, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6
Wimbledon: Nick Kyrgios 6-6 Stefanos Tsitsipas (6-7, 6-4, 6-3)
Saturday 2 July 2022 21:16 , Karl Matchett
Kyrgios’ return is called out and he challenges it once more - this one is clearly out though. 6-6.
Tsitsipas needs to hold his nerve and this next serve...and he does, a powerful central hit which cannot be returned.
Kyrgios’ turn to overcome disappointment and two controlled volleys at the net are absolutely brilliant to make it 7-7.
More great tennis between the two in the next rally and again it’s the Australian who prevails. 8-7, match point.
Wimbledon: Nick Kyrgios 6-6 Stefanos Tsitsipas (6-7, 6-4, 6-3)
Saturday 2 July 2022 21:13 , Karl Matchett
Two serves to take the Australian through then.
His first is wide but challenged and the review shows it’s in - first service again. He’s unhappy.
The replayed serve is good but Tsitsipas finds a way to return it and sends his second shot in to take the point. Kyrgios takes the second and it’s 6-5, match point for the Australian but it’s back to Tsitsipas to serve.
Wimbledon: Nick Kyrgios 6-6 Stefanos Tsitsipas (6-7, 6-4, 6-3)
Saturday 2 July 2022 21:11 , Karl Matchett
Tiebreak again then.
Tsitsipas serves an ace to begin, but a big serve comes right back at him before Kyrgios does this time win a longer rally, for 2-1.
Next the Greek wins his first serve, calls a review for the second...and it’s in by a tiny margin! 2-3 he’s up.
Routine big serve from Kyrgios to level it, then after a change of ends, he powers one into the corner for 4-3.
Tsitsipas just about gives Kyrgios too much to do with a volley - but then inexplicably sends a forehand long and it’s 5-4!
What a chance for Kyrgios!
Wimbledon: Nick Kyrgios 6-6 Stefanos Tsitsipas* (6-7, 6-4, 6-3)
Saturday 2 July 2022 21:05 , Karl Matchett
New balls again. We start with one of the longest rallies we’ve had in the match so far and Kyrgios blinks first, directing one out of play. Tsitsipas then ups the ante and he looks like he has the better energy levels right now, but Kyrgios still has that serve.
He hits an ace for 15-30, then forces his opponent wide and it’s into the net on the next shot for 30-30.
Great placement to go with the power puts Kyrgios in front and it’s a mirror image at the other end of the court for deuce - another fantastic game here. The Australian just will not relent and he wraps up another service game.
Wimbledon: *Nick Kyrgios 5-6 Stefanos Tsitsipas (6-7, 6-4, 6-3)
Saturday 2 July 2022 21:00 , Karl Matchett
Tsitsipas hammers in a few big serves of his own and another ace or two to make it a quickfire turnaround. Again he’ll be looking to finally break Kyrgios to win the set.
Wimbledon: Nick Kyrgios 5-5 Stefanos Tsitsipas* (6-7, 6-4, 6-3)
Saturday 2 July 2022 20:58 , Karl Matchett
Tsitsipas quickly goes two points up, including another attempted drop shot from Kyrgios which didn’t have the desired effect, but the unseeded Australian roars back to 30-30 - before sending a routine backhand long. Set point it is...and his composure is brilliant. He sends Tsitsipas the wrong way and it’s deuce.
The rest is exactly as you’d expect and we’re 5-5.
Wimbledon: *Nick Kyrgios 4-5 Stefanos Tsitsipas (6-7, 6-4, 6-3)
Saturday 2 July 2022 20:55 , Karl Matchett
After we get underway it’s a quickfire hold of service from Tsitsipas who is straight back into it.
Now, if he can break serve in the next game, we’ll be at two sets apiece.
Wimbledon: Lorenzo Sonego 1-6, 2-6, 4-6 Rafael Nadal* - Game, Set and Match!
Saturday 2 July 2022 20:54 , Jack Rathborn
That was ruthless. A brutal service game to race into the last 16.
The tension appears to be cleared up after a deep chat at the net.
Botic van de Zandschulp awaits in the last 16, while there is a potential quarter-final against the winner of qualifier Jason Kubler and 11th seed Taylor Fritz.
Wimbledon: *Lorenzo Sonego 1-6, 2-6, 4-5 Rafael Nadal
Saturday 2 July 2022 20:46 , Jack Rathborn
Superb from Nadal to club a backhand winner and snatch a break.
He’ll serve for the match.
Wimbledon: Nick Kyrgios 4-4 Stefanos Tsitsipas* (6-7, 6-4, 6-3)
Saturday 2 July 2022 20:45 , Karl Matchett
We’re having the roof closed now before the set resumes, so there will be a delay of a few minutes.
Wimbledon: Nick Kyrgios 4-4 Stefanos Tsitsipas* (6-7, 6-4, 6-3)
Saturday 2 July 2022 20:41 , Karl Matchett
Lovely rally between the two at the start of the game and Kyrgios’ attempted through-the-legs return on the run doesn’t quite come off. Tsitsipas then challenges an out call and he’s correct, before winning the next point too.
Three break points...which start with Kyrgios whipping one into the far corner.
Next it’s another of those unstoppable serves, and then another. Deuce. Great response and he doesn’t stop there, powering through to take the game. Sensational.
Wimbledon: *Lorenzo Sonego 1-6, 2-6, 4-4 Rafael Nadal
Saturday 2 July 2022 20:40 , Jack Rathborn
Nadal unhappy at something as the players debate at the net. Then a long discussion with the umpire.
Wimbledon: Lorenzo Sonego 1-6, 2-6, 4-4 Rafael Nadal*
Saturday 2 July 2022 20:38 , Jack Rathborn
Maybe the biggest cheer of the night: Sonego at full stretch as Nadal approaches the net and he makes the pass, spinning on his back as the crowd erupts.
Then he steps into a fine forehand winner, 0-30 and clear momentum.
Then a bullet sent back to Nadal for 0-40 and three break points secured.
He’s got it! 4-4 and Sonego laps up the celebrations.
Wimbledon: *Nick Kyrgios 3-4 Stefanos Tsitsipas (6-7, 6-4, 6-3)
Saturday 2 July 2022 20:36 , Karl Matchett
Tsitsipas getting himself into bother early on in a service game again - Kyrgios takes the first two points, then whips a lovely passing shot down the line for 15-40. Two break points - can he make them count this time?
Tsitsipas’ first service is good despite a frankly outrageous challenge call by Kyrgios, then the next point is a rally which ends in a volley at the net to make it deuce.
Add in an ace for advantage and another long return, and Tsitsipas has yet again pulled himself back from the brink.
Wimbledon: *Lorenzo Sonego 1-6, 2-6, 3-4 Rafael Nadal
Saturday 2 July 2022 20:33 , Jack Rathborn
We’re back underway, a double fault from Sonego to open things up.
But he’s soon back to 15-15.
A cry of relief there, an ace and back to 4-3 down.
Wimbledon: Nick Kyrgios 3-3 Stefanos Tsitsipas* (6-7, 6-4, 6-3)
Saturday 2 July 2022 20:32 , Karl Matchett
More fury from Kyrgios between games, but again both players are maintaining focus on-court once the action resumes.
Tsitsipas holds, then tries to gain an advantage in the next game with a cute lob which Kyrgios returns with fire. The following point is the Greek’s after a great passing shot, but yet again the Australian’s service is just too good. Another ace makes it 3-3.
Wimbledon: Nick Kyrgios 2-2 Stefanos Tsitsipas* (6-7, 6-4, 6-3)
Saturday 2 July 2022 20:25 , Karl Matchett
Routine stuff in the next game as Tsitsipas wins his own service game, the highlight being a neat backhand dropping over the net.
Kyrgios continues to serve extremely well though and again holds his own.
Wimbledon: *Lorenzo Sonego 1-6, 2-6, 2-4 Rafael Nadal
Saturday 2 July 2022 20:21 , Jack Rathborn
Nadal might be in breathtaking form, but he’s not quick enough to polish this off before the roof comes on.
We’ll have a small break now.
Wimbledon: Lorenzo Sonego 1-6, 2-6, 2-4 Rafael Nadal*
Saturday 2 July 2022 20:20 , Jack Rathborn
This is one-way traffic this evening, but Nadal is so locked in that he lets out a ‘Vamos!’ after bringing up advantage there.
Sonego unable to pick up the sliced backhand and then dumps another shot into the net. 4-2.
Wimbledon: Nick Kyrgios 1-1 Stefanos Tsitsipas* (6-7, 6-4, 6-3)
Saturday 2 July 2022 20:18 , Karl Matchett
Looks like no lasting damage done as Kyrgios hits in some big serves and chases one return to go 30-15 up.
A wide forehand from Tsitsipas is followed up by a volley smashed into the ground and over Kyrgios, keeping the game close, but the big serves keep coming and it’s one apiece.
Wimbledon: *Nick Kyrgios 0-1 Stefanos Tsitsipas (6-7, 6-4, 6-3)
Saturday 2 July 2022 20:15 , Karl Matchett
Fourth set then, here we go.
The fourth seed is immediately in trouble as one backhand flies out and then a crushing shot from Kyrgios leads to an unforced error and three break points.
Once again the Greek’s resilience is on show to pull back two, then a longer rally ends with Kyrgios firing into the net.
Then - disaster seems to strike. Kyrgios stretches to reach a backhander and as he tries to change direction, his foot slips out from under him and the hip really opens up. He’s down for a moment but is OK to continue for now. Tsitsipas finishes the game to complete the turnaround.
Wimbledon: *Lorenzo Sonego 1-6, 2-6, 2-3 Rafael Nadal
Saturday 2 July 2022 20:13 , Jack Rathborn
Passion spilling out of Sonego as he battles to 2-3.
Nadal looks in so much control, gladly coming to the net, but Sonego matches the test and passes.
A foothold in the third perhaps, but still a long way back.
Wimbledon: Lorenzo Sonego 1-6, 2-6, 1-3 Rafael Nadal*
Saturday 2 July 2022 20:07 , Jack Rathborn
Superb from Nadal, not flustered by a delightful lob from Sonego.
He hurries back and spins to land a backhand smash that bounces off Sonego’s racket, which was more out of protection than any attempt at a return.
It’s 3-1 to Nadal.
Wimbledon: Nick Kyrgios 6-3 Stefanos Tsitsipas* (6-7, 6-4)
Saturday 2 July 2022 20:06 , Karl Matchett
Kyrgios clips the net and gets the fortune as it drops on the right side as far as he’s concerned. A hand of apology to Tsitsipas, but the Greek is already focused on the next point, which he duly wins.
And then it’s net again, and Kyrgios’ fortune again - lots of spin and just over.
He takes a bow this time, playing to the crowd, then finishes it with a great volley to go 2-1 up!
Wimbledon: *Nick Kyrgios 5-3 Stefanos Tsitsipas (6-7, 6-4)
Saturday 2 July 2022 20:03 , Karl Matchett
Tsitsipas serving to stay in the set again.
An ace is a good start and he is relentless in getting the job done. At least that keeps the pressure on Kyrgios, who will now serve for the third set.
Wimbledon: *Lorenzo Sonego 1-6, 2-6, 1-2 Rafael Nadal
Saturday 2 July 2022 20:01 , Jack Rathborn
That’s magic from Sonego, time seemed to stand still as he put extra finesse on that drop shot at the net.
It bounces before brushing the net, exceptional.
The Italian now up to 40-0 and growing in confidence.
Nadal slashes a return well wide of the doubles lines and it’s 2-1.
Wimbledon: Nick Kyrgios 5-2 Stefanos Tsitsipas* (6-7, 6-4)
Saturday 2 July 2022 20:00 , Karl Matchett
A little too casual on another drop shot from Kyrgios, but the following shots have no mistake.
He rattles off another quick service game and is one game away from claiming the second set.
Wimbledon: *Nick Kyrgios 4-2 Stefanos Tsitsipas (6-7, 6-4)
Saturday 2 July 2022 19:58 , Karl Matchett
A talking to for Tsitsipas now after he hit the last shot into the crowd trying to reach the underarm serve. Now he’s not happy!
He reacts well in the game though with some powerful shots across court, walloping one volley right at Kyrgios and only just past him to go 40-30. He wraps it up cleanly with the next serve.
Wimbledon: Nick Kyrgios 4-1 Stefanos Tsitsipas* (6-7, 6-4)
Saturday 2 July 2022 19:54 , Karl Matchett
Kyrgios serving to go 4-1 up then, with his service game having been exemplary so far.
And it’s exactly that again as a 131mph serve makes it an ace before an underarm service again catches out Tsitsipas to bring up the big lead in this second set.
A few shakes of the head and a whole load of cheers at that.
Wimbledon: *Lorenzo Sonego 1-6, 2-6, 0-1 Rafael Nadal
Saturday 2 July 2022 19:54 , Jack Rathborn
A brilliant backhand lob brings up breakpoint for Nadal.
With nothing left to lose, Sonego is putting real venom on these strokes, but that’s mistimed and balloons so high it would have touched the roof had it been on. Loud cheers for a smart catch in the crowd that would have been appreciated at Edgbaston.
But that’s 1-0 to Nadal and another early break.
Wimbledon: *Nick Kyrgios 3-1 Stefanos Tsitsipas (6-7, 6-4)
Saturday 2 July 2022 19:51 , Karl Matchett
Another call challenged by Kyrgios and this time he’s right - Tsitsipas’ serve was out. The second serve is in and Kyrgios fires it long in return for 30-30.
The next one is long though from the server and it’s break point...Tsitsipas rattles a fantastic forehand right across Kyrgios into the far corner in response, tremendous shot.
It’s another break point after deuce though and this time Kyrgios finishes the job, wrongfooting Tsitsipas and giving himself a great chance to go clear.
Wimbledon: Lorenzo Sonego 1-6, 2-6 Rafael Nadal*
Saturday 2 July 2022 19:46 , Jack Rathborn
Impressive from Sonego moving laterally and living with Nadal as the rallies develop.
That’s one set point saved.
But he can’t deny Nadal, a scooped backhand sails up and dips viciously leaving a motionless Sonego helpless. Game, set and a 2-0 lead for Nadal.
Wimbledon: *Lorenzo Sonego 1-6, 2-5 Rafael Nadal
Saturday 2 July 2022 19:45 , Jack Rathborn
That is just delightful, Sonego’s volley at the net has Nadal spinning. But the Spaniard contorts his body and uses the most defly of touches with a backhand volley that dips over the other side of the net to move into a 5-1 lead.
Sonego shows character to stay in the set with a fine service game.
Now to Rafa, who can serve it out for a 2-0 lead.
Wimbledon: Nick Kyrgios 2-1 Stefanos Tsitsipas* (6-7, 6-4)
Saturday 2 July 2022 19:44 , Karl Matchett
A mix of casual and sublime from Kyrgios, big serves and fine returns, then another little drop shot which just has enough to clear the net and doesn’t quite have enough to allow Tsitsipas to reach it and return.
Back and forth we go with the scores, and back and forth goes the conversation between Kyrgios and the umpire.
Wimbledon: *Nick Kyrgios 1-1 Stefanos Tsitsipas (6-7, 6-4)
Saturday 2 July 2022 19:40 , Karl Matchett
Game Tsitsipas. He’s doing remarkably well to avoid all the craziness from the other end of the court and just continue to play his own game and keep racking up the points.
A racquet change for the Greek and we’re back to the Australian’s serve.
Wimbledon: Nick Kyrgios 1-0 Stefanos Tsitsipas* (6-7, 6-4)
Saturday 2 July 2022 19:38 , Karl Matchett
So the game resumes and it’s more of the same: strong service, Kyrgios holds with relative ease. Then he’s back on at the umpire.
“You don’t know how to playso don’t tell me how to play. The amount of s**t you lot are going to get after the game in the press conference is unreal.”
Wimbledon: Nick Kyrgios 0-0 Stefanos Tsitsipas (6-7, 6-4)
Saturday 2 July 2022 19:34 , Karl Matchett
Ok a replay has clarified matters - Tsitsipas hit a ball in frustration and it cleared the barrier and went into the crowd, but it doesn’t appear to have hit anybody.
Kyrgios is raging but he’s serving to start the third set.
Wimbledon: *Lorenzo Sonego 1-6, 0-4 Rafael Nadal
Saturday 2 July 2022 19:34 , Jack Rathborn
Sonego really ramping up his serve, nudging up to 130mph.
Another hole dug out of, but this is proving a really tough challenge with Nadal in this form.
Now he mixes it up, sprinting to the net to serve and volley, sparking wild applause. 40-30.
Wimbledon: Nick Kyrgios 0-0 Stefanos Tsitsipas (6-7, 6-4)
Saturday 2 July 2022 19:32 , Karl Matchett
Not sure what the issue is this time but Kygrios has called the umpire a “disgrace” and the referee has been called over.
He says he’s not playing until they get to the bottom it - “it” seems to that a ball was hit into the crowd and he expected it to be a default.
Wimbledon: Nick Kyrgios 6-4 Stefanos Tsitsipas (6-7)
Saturday 2 July 2022 19:30 , Karl Matchett
Tsitsipas then, serving to stay in the set. He holds his focus well, then Kyrgios is spoken to after another complaint.
He responds the way he does best, by forcing two errors and winning consecutive points to go 30-30 in the game, but the next serve is an unstoppable ace.
But it’s far from over: Kyrgios fires in two good returns to take advantage, then with a fantastic lob and volley combo he breaks Tsitsipas and wins the set!
Wimbledon: Lorenzo Sonego 1-6, 0-4 Rafael Nadal*
Saturday 2 July 2022 19:29 , Jack Rathborn
Nadal’s serve working nicely, it spits up and Sonego can’t control it back. 30-15.
And another fierce serve that’s proving tricky to tame, game and a 4-0 lead.
Wimbledon: Nick Kyrgios 5-4 Stefanos Tsitsipas* (6-7)
Saturday 2 July 2022 19:24 , Karl Matchett
A little fortune and a lot of power - Kyrgios goes 40-0 up in seconds before sending a drop shot into the net. Too cute this time.
Then it’s another unforced error, from the baseline into the net, before the Australian sends a wild forehand well out of play to allow Tsitsipas to pull it back to deuce.
Incredibly he plays the exact same drop shot and it’s into the net again, meaning break point, but an unbelievable second serve removes the immediate danger.
Somehow he then pulls out two more brilliant shots and from what looked an easy game, to almost losing his serve, Kyrgios has then waltzed to another lead. Such a crazy player, such an entertaining one.
Wimbledon: *Lorenzo Sonego 1-6, 0-3 Rafael Nadal
Saturday 2 July 2022 19:24 , Jack Rathborn
Rafa digs a backhand back that stays low, Sonego with another mistake, it’s 0-30 and he’s staring down a second break.
Some real support for Sonego as he works his way back to 30-30. “Forza Lorenzo” rings around Centre.
A nice rally develops but again, Sonego living on the edge and is forced to go for one, stretching a little too much and Nadal has a break point.
Now a forehand cross court sprayed wide, BREAK. Nadal racing away with the second set here.
Wimbledon: *Nick Kyrgios 4-4 Stefanos Tsitsipas (6-7)
Saturday 2 July 2022 19:20 , Karl Matchett
Tsitsipas challenges a call with a serve given out...it was indeed out. The second serve goes to a fast rally and an attempted lob is just within reach, but the Greek can’t control his shot and it’s out for 15-30.
An ace rectifies that, but then another unforced error gifts Kyrgios a break point.
Big serves to the rescue again though, as two in succession cannot be returned, before Kygrios places a lovely backhander into the corner to go back to deuce. He can’t see it out though and serve is held again.
Wimbledon: Lorenzo Sonego 1-6, 0-1 Rafael Nadal*
Saturday 2 July 2022 19:19 , Jack Rathborn
Nadal feeling it and goes for the backhand pass down the line, but it’s wayward. 15-15.
And a backhand volley at the net is long, a glimour of hope for Sonego!
Routine in the end, with Sonego taking risks to hit winners. Nadal with a beautifully controlled backhand volley that slices away from the Italian, his next shot is long and it’s game, the break confirmed.
Wimbledon: *Lorenzo Sonego 1-6, 0-1 Rafael Nadal
Saturday 2 July 2022 19:15 , Jack Rathborn
Nadal right on top here with Sonego already pushed back on his service to start the second.
A tweener after a lovely Nadal lob is then easily dispatched by Rafa, and then again at the net, the Spaniard relishing his forrays when the Italian is stretched beyond the baseline.
That’s wild from Sonego, stretching and dumped well long. Two break points coming up.
One saved, but then a moment of brilliance from Rafa: a whipped forehand cross court passes a rushing Sonego at the net. BREAK!
Wimbledon: Nick Kyrgios 4-3 Stefanos Tsitsipas* (6-7)
Saturday 2 July 2022 19:11 , Karl Matchett
Tsitsipas puts himself in a good position with a fiery finish down the middle past Kygrios who is at the net to go 15-30 up, but the next point sees the Australian roar back and rip one past his opponent to level it.
Another big second serve is too hot to handle, Kyrgios ahead, and he finishes it by sending Tsitsipas too wide to return the next.
Wimbledon: *Nick Kyrgios 3-3 Stefanos Tsitsipas (6-7)
Saturday 2 July 2022 19:08 , Karl Matchett
Another powerful service game and another set which quickly looks like going the distance.
A big rally ends with Kyrgios sending an impressive return to the line and Tsitsipas can’t keep his return in play, but he sends his opponent scurrying on the next point and it’s into the net. All square.
Wimbledon: Nick Kyrgios 3-2 Stefanos Tsitsipas* (6-7)
Saturday 2 July 2022 19:06 , Karl Matchett
Double fault from Tsitsipas after racing into a 40-0 lead but it doesn’t matter too much and he wraps it up.
After the next game, Kyrgios suggests his opponent is late in a call to challenge - but really it makes little difference as he held his service again anyway.
Wimbledon: Nick Kyrgios 2-1 Stefanos Tsitsipas* (6-7)
Saturday 2 July 2022 18:59 , Karl Matchett
Tsitsipas responds in kind with a strong service game and there remains very little between the two.
A longer rally at the start of the set’s third game ends in Kyrgios sending an unforced error into the net, but he reacts in strong fashion to again hold his service.
As they sit between games though he’s again having words with the officials.
Wimbledon: Nick Kyrgios 1-0 Stefanos Tsitsipas* (6-7)
Saturday 2 July 2022 18:54 , Karl Matchett
Second set underway and playing in the same fashion as in the first, Kyrgios rattles through his service game with few problems.
He received a warning there between sets too.
Wimbledon: Nick Kyrgios 6-7 Stefanos Tsitsipas (0-1)
Saturday 2 July 2022 18:51 , Karl Matchett
Tiebreak then for the first set.
Tsitsipas hits one central which Kyrgios cannot react to after the bounce, with the Australian’s serve then proving too hot to handle in the first instance - before a double fault shows the first chink in his armour.
Kyrgios chases the point and is left frustrated next time out, but Tsitsipas then goes long to give up his advantage - but not for long as he finally finds a perfect return of serve to go 4-2 up.
More antics from Kygrios don’t tilt Tsitsipas’ focus and a beauty of a shot makes it five, with two serves to take the set. He gets one, not the other, but after a challenge it’s overturned and that’s the set!
Wimbledon: Nick Kyrgios 6-6 Stefanos Tsitsipas*
Saturday 2 July 2022 18:44 , Karl Matchett
Now, can Kyrgios refocus and serve to stay in the set?
Yes is the emphatic answer - another ace to wrap it up after Tsitsipas was utterly unable to get any measure of control on his returns, hitting them wide and into the net.
All square at 6-6.
Wimbledon: *Nick Kyrgios 5-6 Stefanos Tsitsipas
Saturday 2 July 2022 18:42 , Karl Matchett
A double fault from Tsitsipas, but then Kyrgios slaps one into the net on the next rally.
It goes to deuce and another ace gives the Greek the edge, then he finally wraps it up with a fine finish after an error on the previous point.
Kyrgios is fuming with the umpire for a call given long. “He says sorry and it’s all good? He’s got one line to call! There’s mistakes every single match and we just have to deal with it.”
Wimbledon: Nick Kyrgios 5-5 Stefanos Tsitsipas*
Saturday 2 July 2022 18:36 , Karl Matchett
15-0, 30-0, 40-0, ace.
Unstoppable service games from Kyrgios right now, that was brilliant.
36 minutes on the clock and we’re locked at five apiece.
Wimbledon: *Nick Kyrgios 4-5 Stefanos Tsitsipas
Saturday 2 July 2022 18:34 , Karl Matchett
Equally as quick! Some great serves from the Greek and he wraps it up with an ace.
If he can manage to break Kyrgios next time out then the set is his, but there has been little evidence so far of either player giving up the advantage.
Wimbledon: Nick Kyrgios 4-4 Stefanos Tsitsipas*
Saturday 2 July 2022 18:32 , Karl Matchett
New balls. Kyrgios sends his first serve into the corner, Tsitsipas returns, Kyrgios fires it straight to the opposite corner for the point. Smooth and very accurate.
Another clean forehand makes it 30-15, then a 130mph ace follows and his next serve is only returned into the net. Yet another really rapid service game from the Aussie.
Wimbledon: *Nick Kyrgios 3-4 Stefanos Tsitsipas
Saturday 2 July 2022 18:28 , Karl Matchett
Tsitsipas gives Kyrgios a bit of a runaround in the next game after initially falling behind, the Australian firing one wide down the line to level it at 30-30.
A superb return immediately afterwards though gives Kyrgios break point, but Tsitsipas batters in two big serves which cannot be returned and it’s 4-3.
Wimbledon: Nick Kyrgios 3-3 Stefanos Tsitsipas*
Saturday 2 July 2022 18:24 , Karl Matchett
Cheeky! Kyrgios goes 40-0 up and then serves through his legs, just over the net and too short for Tsitsipas to react quickly enough!
More cheers and a few jeers from the fans that time.
Wimbledon: Nick Kyrgios 2-3 Stefanos Tsitsipas*
Saturday 2 July 2022 18:22 , Karl Matchett
Two quickfire games, both players hold serve and we’re as you were, Tsitsipas leading and Kyrgios serving.
Sonego vs Nadal will be getting underway soon in the other men’s singles game on Centre Court.
Wimbledon: *Nick Kyrgios 1-2 Stefanos Tsitsipas
Saturday 2 July 2022 18:15 , Karl Matchett
Tsitsipas tries to hit back in similar style with a couple of big serves but he’s not quite as on point.
Kyrgios then entertains the crowd by faking to hit a shot which was obviously long, draws the applause and takes it to deuce.
Then it’s much more orthodox, if brilliant, to hit a passing shot across court for advantage - but eventually Tsitsipas prevails and holds serve.
Iga Swiatek crashes out of Wimbledon as Alize Cornet ends 37-match win streak
Saturday 2 July 2022 18:10 , Jamie Braidwood
Iga Swiatek is out of Wimbledon and in truth it had been coming. The World No 1’s dominant streak at the top of the game comes to an end at 37 matches, as Alize Cornet seized the opportunity and exploited Swiatek’s hesitancy on the grass courts of SW19. Swiatek’s arrival at the All England Club came with the warning that she had yet to settle onto the surface and the 21-year-old had been a different player this week to the one who had conquered all before her on the clay at the French Open last month.
For Cornet, the 6-4 6-2 victory sealed another upset over a World No 1 at Wimbledon, eight years on from stunning Serena Williams in a match that also took place on Court No 1. Cornet was a problematic opponent for Swiatek from the start and revealed that she had taken confidence from the Pole’s struggles in the early matches against Jana Fett and Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove. “I knew I could do it,” Cornet admitted. “If there was ever a moment to beat her, it was now on grass.”
Wimbledon: Nick Kyrgios 1-1 Stefanos Tsitsipas*
Saturday 2 July 2022 18:07 , Karl Matchett
A real back-and-forth second game too with both looking to send big hits to the baseline. Kyrgios’ powerful serve earns him advantage and the exact same process makes it 1-1 after eight minutes.
Wimbledon: *Nick Kyrgios 0-1 Stefanos Tsitsipas
Saturday 2 July 2022 18:04 , Karl Matchett
Ok, time to turn focus to the men’s singles and the game of the day, maybe of the tournament. Let’s see how two of the games outspoken characters get on!
Tsitsipas quickly takes the first couple of points and is 40-15 up after a first real rally.
Kyrgios then forces his opponent onto the backfoot to push back to deuce and an unforced error into the net for advantage and a fast break point.
Tsitsipas holds his nerve though and his serve too.
Wimbledon latest scores and order of play
Saturday 2 July 2022 17:50 , Karl Matchett
A quick reminder - that was Alize Cornet knocking out world No1 Iga Swiatek, 6-4, 6-2.
Elsewhere in the women’s singles, Martic is also through after beating Pegula (6-2 7-6), while Badosa has taken the first set 7-5 against Kvitova.
In the men’s, Kyrgios against Tsitsipas starts momentarily on Court 1 and Sonego vs Nadal will follow at around 6pm on Centre Court.
Saturday 2 July 2022 17:46 , Karl Matchett
Here’s what Alize Cornet had to say on court straight after her victory:
“This kind of match is what drives me, I knew I could do it. If there’s a moment you can beat her it’s now on grass and I was really focused. I have the best team by my side!
“I need to process it, I feel like I’m still playing. I’m like a good wine - a French wine always ages well! I’m playing one of the best seasons of my career, having a lot of fun and still very motivated.”
World No 1 Iga Swiatek crashes out of Wimbledon as Alize Cornet ends 37-match win streak
Saturday 2 July 2022 17:40 , Karl Matchett
The defeat is Swiatek’s first in 38 matches, a run that stretches back to February, and comes after an error-strewn performance on Court No 1.
Cornet, ranked 37 in the world, broke Swiatek twice to race into an early to lead in the opening set and did not look back.
Although the 21-year-old Swiatek responded by breaking Corner early in the second set, the Frenchwoman stormed back to win 6-4 6-2 and advance to the fourth round.
Full report from Jamie Braidwood at Wimbledon:
Wimbledon: Iga Swiatek 2-6 Alize Cornet (4-6, 2-6) - SWIATEK IS OUT OF WIMBLEDON
Saturday 2 July 2022 17:34 , Karl Matchett
Alize Cornet comes out to serve for the match, against the world No1.
The Frenchwoman quickly takes the first two points including an ace, before a clearly out-of-sorts Swiatek sends yet another shot wide.
Three match points for Cornet - she only needs one!
Game, set and match!
Wimbledon: Iga Swiatek 2-5 Alize Cornet* (4-6)
Saturday 2 July 2022 17:31 , Karl Matchett
What can Swiatek come up with as a response?
An absolute belter of an ace is the answer, 109mph. She follows that up with a smash which Cornet reads brilliantly and returns - and the second volley is whacked long!
An ironic smile from Swiatek reveals her frustration and the errors keep coming with another long shot...and another.
It’s another break for Cornet!
Wimbledon: *Iga Swiatek 2-4 Alize Cornet (4-6)
Saturday 2 July 2022 17:28 , Karl Matchett
A key game if Cornet can hold her serve, then.
She starts well with two powerful serves, Swiatek unable to return with any venom, before the Pole sends another shot long for 40-0.
Swiatek pulls one back but a beauty of a lob ends it and that’s Cornet just two games away from the upset of the Championships!
Wimbledon: Iga Swiatek 2-3 Alize Cornet* (4-6)
Saturday 2 July 2022 17:24 , Karl Matchett
Well, is the pressure getting to Swiatek here?
Cornet takes the first two points and a 25th unforced error from the Pole then makes it 0-40.
To her credit she hits back with a fine rally in the next point, but Cornet then absolutely hammers a return down the line and claims another break!
Wimbledon: *Iga Swiatek 2-2 Alize Cornet (4-6)
Saturday 2 July 2022 17:20 , Karl Matchett
Drop shots in danger of being renamed after Cornet at this rate. Another beauty opens the scoring in her serve game, before her fleet footwork across the court forces Swiatek into a series of volleys - and the last one she should put away with ease, but instead sends it into the net for 30-0.
Another mis-hit and another overhit return for Swiatek and it’s 2-2. Great work from Cornet.
Wimbledon: Iga Swiatek 2-1 Alize Cornet* (4-6)
Saturday 2 July 2022 17:16 , Karl Matchett
That was looking far more routine for the Pole. Very little fuss bout her second game serving this set until she sends a forehand long for 40-30.
Then a big rally ends in a moment of magic from Cornet as she returns a drop shot volley just over the net to make it deuce - and she keeps her composure to deliver a fine finish and immediately break back.
Wimbledon: *Iga Swiatek 2-0 Alize Cornet (4-6)
Saturday 2 July 2022 17:11 , Karl Matchett
Some tremendous tennis being played here by both players. Swiatek shows good footwork to win the early points before Cornet sends one into the net from the baseline to give her opponent two break points.
She saves one, but not the next, sending a forehand shot too long and out to hand Swiatek the upper hand.
Wimbledon: Iga Swiatek 1-0 Alize Cornet* (4-6)
Saturday 2 July 2022 17:06 , Karl Matchett
Great anticipation from Cornet to fire back from a tough angle and win an early point. A couple of Swiatek backhands into the corner soon turns matters around before Cornet forces deuce.
A mis-hit from Cornet leaves the world No1 at advantage, but a beauty of a drop-shot on the return of the next serve levels matters again.
Iga Swiatek was not to be denied though and a powerful series of shots finally gets her over the line - over eight minutes for that superb first game of the second set!
Wimbledon latest updates
Saturday 2 July 2022 16:57 , Karl Matchett
A quick check on the scores elsewhere before our second set gets underway here:
Petra Martic is a set up against Jessica Pegula and 3-2 up in the second, that’s on Court 3. They’ve recently started on Centre Court, where Petra Kvitova is a break up on Paula Badosa.
In the men’s singles, Kyrgios vs Tsitsipas gets underway in about half an hour, with Sonego vs Nadal soon after.
Wimbledon: *Iga Swiatek 4-6 Alize Cornet - Cornet takes the opening set!
Saturday 2 July 2022 16:52 , Jamie Braidwood
The backhand from Swiatek goes wide and moves Cornet two points away. Swiatek then nets on the Cornet second serve and it brings up two set points at 40-15.
Cornet then clips the baseline and as Swiatek rockets into the sky, Cornet controls the smash to take the opener!
Wimbledon: Iga Swiatek 4-5 Alize Cornet*
Saturday 2 July 2022 16:48 , Jamie Braidwood
Swiatek with the sliced ace down the middle, followed by another ace out wide that just clipped the line.
It takes the hold and there is now pressure on Cornet as she serves for the first set.
Wimbledon: *Iga Swiatek 3-5 Alize Cornet
Saturday 2 July 2022 16:44 , Jamie Braidwood
Swiatek edges ahead at 0-15 on the Cornet serve, and then nets after a brilliant drop shot from Cornet! Swiatek had the chance as she went for the angle.
Cornet then nets on the backhand down the line but she responds well to lands the forehand crosscourt to move ahead 40-30.
And she moves a step closer to the opening set after Swiatek floats a forehand long.
Wimbledon: Iga Swiatek 3-4 Alize Cornet*
Saturday 2 July 2022 16:37 , Jamie Braidwood
Swiatek faces pressure on her serve at 15-30 after another couple of errors but finds the first serves and Cornet can’t reply.
Smash from Swiatek seals the hold.
Wimbledon: *Iga Swiatek 2-4 Alize Cornet
Saturday 2 July 2022 16:34 , Jamie Braidwood
Swiatek steps into the net well to put away the forehand winner against the Cornet serve and bring up break point.
But Cornet replies to deny Swiatek, and then nudges the volley onto the line after Swiatek had the chance to pass.
Swiatek pulls the forehand wide and the Frenchwoman gets the hold.
Wimbledon: *Iga Swiatek 2-3 Alize Cornet
Saturday 2 July 2022 16:25 , Jamie Braidwood
It’s been another stuttering start from World No 1 Iga Swiatek as Alize Cornet races into a 3-0 lead with two early breaks.
But the Pole shows some signs of life as she whips a forehand winner into the corner to pull a break back and then holds serve to love.
Another forehand winner from Swiatek as she looks to settle.
*Iga Swiatek 1-3 Alize Cornet
Saturday 2 July 2022 16:24 , Luke Baker
Is there an upset brewing on Centre Court? Women’s No 1 seed Iga Swiatek conceded an early double break to veteran French star Alize Cornet to fall 3-0 behind.
A lengthy fourth game saw both women have chances to win it but Swiatek eventually claimed it at the third time of asking to get one of the breaks back.
*denotes next to serve
Coco Gauff knocked out of Wimbledon as Amanda Anisimova seals three-set comeback
Saturday 2 July 2022 16:16 , Luke Baker
French Open runner-up Gauff was able to win a hard-fought opener on a tie-break but could not keep up with the level of the 20th seed after.
Anisimova, who won the 2017 US Open junior final between the duo, clinched victory with a backhand winner to make the last 16 at the All England Club for the first time.
Scores from around the grounds
Saturday 2 July 2022 16:11 , Luke Baker
A few latest scores for you as well. 2019 Wimbledon champion Simona Halep is well on her way into the fourth round as she took the first set 6-4 against Magdalena Frech of Poland and is a break up early in the second.
On Court No 1, the No 1 seed Iga Swiatek is taking on talented Frenchwoman Alize Cornet. Cornet has got an early break in the opening set but a long way to go there. We’ll keep you up to date with everything going on and start to focus on the Swiatek contest shortly.
Results from around the grounds
Saturday 2 July 2022 16:08 , Luke Baker
A few results to catch you up on while we focused on the Centre and Court 1 drama.
Botic van de Zandschulp has eliminated veteran Richard Gasquet 7-5 2-6 7-6 6-1 and 11th seed Taylor Fritz cruised past Alex Molcan in straight sets.
Another American, Brandon Nakashima downed Daniel Galan 6-4 6-4 6-1 but Jack Sock went down to Jason Kubler in a five-set thriller 6-3 4-6 5-7 7-6 6-3
Alex De Minaur sees off spirited Liam Broady to reach Wimbledon fourth round
Saturday 2 July 2022 15:58 , Luke Baker
There are few players harder to put away than the Australian and in rattling off a 6-3 6-4 7-5 win on Court No 1, De Minaur produced a series of stunning chase downs and recoveries to leave the British wildcard with no answers.
Backed by a deceptively powerful and overwhelmingly efficient serve, De Minaur put away a spirited late rally from Broady to get over the line in two hours and 24 minutes.
It remains a landmark week for Broady, whose five-set victory over Diego Schwartzman secured his passage to the third round of a grand slam for the first time in his career. The 28-year-old was unable to join Cameron Norrie and Heather Watson in progressing to the last 16 and although he showed plenty of fight he faced an unbreachable wall on the other side of the court in De Minaur.
Coco Gauff 7-6, 2-6, 1-6 Amanda Anisimova - GAUFF OUT OF WIMBLEDON
Saturday 2 July 2022 15:48 , Luke Baker
A brilliant effort by Amanda Anisimova as she knocks French Open finalist Coco Gauff out of Wimbledon! She lost the first set on a tiebreak but pulled away in the second set and then was clinical in the third.
Gauff’s Wimbledon journey comes to an end for 2022.
Anisimova faces Harmony Tan - who so impressively beat Katie Boulter earlier - in the next round.
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