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Wimbledon 2022 LIVE: Rafael Nadal wins five-set thriller to set up Nick Kyrgios semi-final

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Rafael Nadal produced a momentous five-set comeback to defeat Taylor Fritz and set up a mouth-watering Wimbledon semi-final against Nick Kyrgios.

Nadal was hampered by a foot injury in a match that lasted well over four hours, but his spirit shone through as he clinched the deciding tiebreak to close out a 3-6 7-5 3-6 7-5 7-6 victory.

The Spaniard will now face Kyrgios, who was mightily impressive in a straight sets victory over Chile’s Cristian Garin to reach the first grand slam semi-final of his career. On the assault allegations that emerged on Tuesday, the Australian said he had a lot to say but had been advised by his lawyers not to comment.

Earlier in the afternoon, Simona Halep was in dominant form as she thrashed Amanda Anisimova 6-2 6-4 in 63 minutes. The 2019 champion has returned to her first grand slam semi-final in two years, where she will play Elena Rybakina. Ons Jabeur and Tatjana Maria, the mother of two, have already booked their place in Thursday’s other semi-final.

Relive all the action, scores and results from Wimbledon live below:

Wimbledon 2022

  • Rafael Nadal defeats Taylor Fritz in five-set epic

  • Nick Kyrgios reaches first grand slam semi-final after win over Cristian Garin

  • 2019 champion Simona Halep crushes Amanda Anisimova first on Centre

  • Wimbledon: Full order of play on Day 10

Wimbledon 2022: Rafael Nadal defies injury to defeat Taylor Fritz in thrilling fifth-set tiebreak

19:50 , Michael Jones

Unbowed and for now unbroken, Rafael Nadal continues to defy the realms of possibility. Although questions of the 36-year-old’s creaking body returned with sharp and shocking focus on Centre Court, as he took a medical timeout and trailed a bold and confident Taylor Fritz by two sets to one, he emerged to extend his winning run at the grand slams to 18 matches and hopes of a calendar grand slam alive.

One of the greatest victories of his Wimbledon career was salvaged from the depths. Almost three hours after receiving treatment off-court for an abdominal injury and shaking his head at his box, Nadal stood yelling into the crowds, a man reborn. From the vulnerabilities of the opening exchanges, where Nadal looked beatable, even human, a fifth-set tiebreak demanded the full extent of his resolve to put Fritz away.

Through four rounds at Wimbledon, Nadal had appeared completely serene but he returned to the quarter-final stage to face not only the aggressive return game of a dangerous Fritz but also the lingering worries his weary physique now pose him. Fritz had chances in the fourth, as the momentum swung in both directions, but putting away these great champions and the aura they carry on stages like Centre Court remains one of the hardest challenges in sport.

Rafael Nadal defies injury to defeat Taylor Fritz in thrilling fifth-set tiebreak

Rafael Nadal rejected family’s pleas to quit Taylor Fritz match due to injury

21:03 , Jamie Braidwood

Rafael Nadal rejected pleas from his father and sister to retire from his Wimbledon quarter-final against Taylor Fritz after suffering from abdominal pain.

The 36-year-old, who played on to claim a stunning victory in over four hours, said he does not know if he will be fit enough to play against Nick Kyrgios in the semi-finals on Friday. “I can’t give you a clear answer,” he said.

Nadal took a medical timeout and received treatment during his epic five-set win over the American on Centre Court, with his closest family members gesturing for him to quit the match rather than suffering through the injury.

“They told me I need to retire the match,” Nadal said. “Well, I tried. For me was tough to retire in the middle of the match. Not easy even if I had that idea for such a long time.

“But on the other hand, I did it a couple of times in my tennis career. Is something that I hate to do it. So I just keep trying, and that’s it.”

Rafael Nadal rejected family’s pleas to quit Taylor Fritz match due to injury

Wimbledon 2022: Rafael Nadal wins five-set thriller against Taylor Fritz to reach semi-finals

19:45 , Michael Jones

Reaction from Rafa Nadal after his brilliant victory. He said: “I honestly enjoy a lot playing these kind of matches in front of you guys. I can’t thank you enough for the support

“It’s been a tough afternoon against a great player. Credit to Taylor that he has been doing great all season. Personally for me it was not an easy match at all so it is great to be in the semi-finals.

“The body (in) general is fine, but in the abdominal something is not going well, being honest. I had to find a way to serve a little bit different. For a lot of moments I was thinking I would not be able to finish the match but the crowd, the energy, thanks for that.”

Wimbledon 2022: Rafael Nadal wins five-set thriller against Taylor Fritz to reach semi-finals

19:39 , Michael Jones

That match took four hours and 21 minutes, almost double the amount of time it took Nick Kyrgios to beat Cristian Garin.

Nadal has been on court for 15 hours and 21 minutes across five matches in this tournament.

But, he’s through to yet another Wimbledon semi-final and will have a day to recover before facing off with Kyrgios on Centre Court.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 5-7, 6-7 (4-10) Nadal

19:35 , Michael Jones

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Wimbledon 2022: Fritz 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 5-7, 6-7 (4-10) Nadal

19:33 , Michael Jones

Game, set and match to Rafael Nadal!

He smokes a serve at Fritz who squeezes it back before seeing the forehand return fly past him into the corner.

Rafael Nadal has done it! He’s fought back from two sets to one down, carrying a side injury and kept his dreams of a calendar grand slam alive.

What a champion.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 5-7, 6-6 Nadal

19:31 , Michael Jones

A forehand down the line brings up match point for Nadal but Fritz responds by taking the next point.

Nadal is back on serve, can he close it out?

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 5-7, 6-6 Nadal

19:29 , Michael Jones

Fritz can’t believe it. He’s worked all over the court from Nadal before sprinting up to a drop shot and ending on the turf. Nadal dinks it back for the winner.

He then wins the point as Fritz fails to return his serve.

8-3 to the Spaniard.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 5-7, 6-6 Nadal

19:26 , Michael Jones

Ace from Fritz. 5-3.

In the next rally he tries to smoke a backhand down the line and miscues it.

6-3 to Nadal.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 5-7, 6-6 Nadal

19:25 , Michael Jones

Good play from Fritz to jump onto Nadal’s second serve and get himself on the board. The players switch sides and Nadal has another serve to come.

The Spaniard misses his first serve again and Fritz capitalises. He draws Nadal into the rally and wins the point when his opponent goes long.

Nadal leads 5-2.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 5-7, 6-6 Nadal

19:22 , Michael Jones

Nadal takes the next two points as well. 5-0, he’s halfway there.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 5-7, 6-6 Nadal

19:21 , Michael Jones

First blood goes to Nadal against the serve. Fritz sprints to the net and sends a diving volley over the back of the court.

He takes the next point as well with a forehand to Fritz’s backhand that the American knocks into the net.

Nadal’s next serve doesn’t get over the net cord and Fritz hits a backhand back but slips in the process. Nadal hooks one back at him before drilling the next return down the line. Fritz reaches it but can’t get the elevation.

3-0 to Nadal.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 5-7, 6-6 Nadal*

19:18 , Michael Jones

It’s a tie break! It just had to be didn’t it. Neither player have given an inch in this final set.

Nadal holds serve to love.

A 10-point tie break will decide the match. Who’s going to win?

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz* 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 5-7, 6-5 Nadal

19:15 , Michael Jones

Impressive from Fritz. He blazes his way through his service game and puts the pressure back on Nadal who has to hold serve to force a final set tie break.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 5-7, 5-5 Nadal*

19:12 , Michael Jones

Game Nadal!

Two overhead smashes from Nadal come floating back at him as Fritz defends from behind the baseline. The Spaniard volleys a drop shot from the net to win the game.

All square once again.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 5-7, 5-4 Nadal*

19:10 , Michael Jones

The tennis is so good. Nadal sends over a slice to draw Fritz over to the left but he responds with a backhander across court that sees Nadal hooking one into the net.

15-15.

A point goes to Nadal off his first serve before Fritz fizzes another return into the net.

40-15.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz* 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 5-7, 5-4 Nadal

19:07 , Michael Jones

Hold of serve!

Two points in two from deuce for Fritz and he takes the game.

He’s one game away from the semi-finals. Can he break Nadal and get there?

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz* 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 5-7, 4-4 Nadal

19:05 , Michael Jones

Taylor Fritz is making too many errors. He’s keeping Nadal alive in the game after hitting one too long. 30-30.

Fritz seemingly mishits a cross court forehand but it lands in play and takes him in front.

Nadal then latches onto Fritz’s second serve, sprints up to the net and drops one to the opposite side of court.

Deuce.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 5-7, 4-4 Nadal*

19:01 , Michael Jones

Fritz takes it! Nadal whacks a back hand into the net and Fritz draws level again in the set.

What a match.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 5-7, 3-4 Nadal*

19:01 , Michael Jones

30-30. Pressure on both men, more so Nadal who is trying to hold serve.

His serve out wide puts Fritz off balance and Nadal decides to go for a drop shot instead off the passing winner. Fritz recovers to get there and flicks the ball over the net.

He sends it straight at Nadal who has to hit it on the half-volley and his effort goes wide.

Break point for Fritz.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 5-7, 3-4 Nadal*

18:57 , Michael Jones

Fritz misses a backhand down the line that he really shouldn’t and Nadal takes the first point.

Like a gentleman Nadal returns the favour after deciding that a backhand slice is on in the next rally when it really isn’t. He knocks the ball into the net.

15-15.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz* 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 5-7, 3-4 Nadal

18:55 , Michael Jones

Nadal breaks!

Fritz misses the first serve which sets up Nadal to unleash a forehand to the back corner. Fritz’s return draws Nadal up to the it and he flicks it just over the top in a drop shot winner!

Can Nadal hold now and take control of the match?

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz* 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 5-7, 3-3 Nadal

18:54 , Michael Jones

We’re into a fourth deuce. Fritz has had a couple of chances to hold but both have gone begging.

The young American is then put on the back foot by Nadal who keeps him in the corner with some heavy forehands. Fritz can’t get out and fizzes a return into the net.

Advantage Nadal.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz* 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 5-7, 3-3 Nadal

18:50 , Michael Jones

Another break point for Nadal after the Spaniard steps up to the net and volleys a drop shot to the right side of court.

Fritz responds with a wide serve to Nadal’s forehand, he approaches the net and smashes the return to the opposite side fo court.

Back to deuce.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz* 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 5-7, 3-3 Nadal

18:49 , Michael Jones

Fritz saves one with a great serve. He saves the second one too! His backhand hitting the net cord and the ball popping into Nadal’s side of the court.

What luck.

Deuce.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz* 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 5-7, 3-3 Nadal

18:47 , Michael Jones

The cheers get louder. Nadal approaches the net off and takes the first point from Fritz’s serve. The 24-year-old then slices a backhand out of play to put Nadal 0-30.

Oh no. Fritz takes the next point and should win the next one. He forces Nadal wide from the serve and runs him to the opposite side of court before stepping up and volleying the ball into the net.

15-40. Two break points for Nadal.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 5-7, 3-3 Nadal*

18:44 , Michael Jones

Nadal misses a forehand as he looks to go across court and Fritz draws level in the game at 40-40.

The Spaniard misses his first serve and Fritz steps into a backhand return. Nadal draws him into a backhand rally before switching to Fritz’s forehand and the American hooks his return long.

Nadal moves to advantage before Fritz finds the net to give Nadal the hold.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 5-7, 3-2 Nadal*

18:41 , Michael Jones

Nadal hits the net cord and the ball drops onto Taylor Fritz’s side of court. He holds his hands up in apology but takes the first point as the match time ticks over three and a half hours.

Nadal moves 30-0 ahead but is forced to sprint forward by a great drop shot from Fritz and knocks his return into the net.

30-15.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz* 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 5-7, 3-2 Nadal

18:37 , Michael Jones

Nadal holds to love with a forehand winner to the opposite side of court.

Fritz then unleashes his powerful serve and does the same. He’s only lost one point on his serve so far in the fifth set. That’s a cause for concern if you’re Rafael Nadal.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz* 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 5-7, 2-1 Nadal

18:33 , Michael Jones

A measured service game from Taylor Fritz puts him back in front in the final set. The 24-year-old seems to have kept his focus.

It can’t be easy to face Rafael Nadal on Centre Court with a semi-final place on the line.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 5-7, 1-1 Nadal*

18:29 , Michael Jones

Exceptional rally! Fritz had control. He forces Nadal behind the baseline and works him side-to-side but the Spaniard defends with some lovely slices.

The momentum shifts and Nadal belts a forehand down the line, Fritz stretches to reach it but finds the net with his return.

Nadal has broken Fritz’s resistance in the game and takes the next two points to hold.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 5-7, 1-0 Nadal*

18:26 , Michael Jones

Andrew Castle on BBC commentary assures us that Rafael Nadal is undefeated in matches that have gone five sets this year. Is that an omen for Fritz or a challenge?

Can the American become the first to beat him?

He’s giving it a good go. 15-15 in the second game.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz* 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 5-7, 1-0 Nadal

18:24 , Michael Jones

Clinical. Fritz holds his first game to love.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz* 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 5-7, 0-0 Nadal

18:23 , Michael Jones

This has been a cracking match. Back and forth all afternoon.

Taylor Fritz is serving first in the fifth and final set.

He starts with an ace.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 5-7 Nadal*

18:18 , Michael Jones

A loud roar goes up as Rafa Nadal takes the first point of his service game thanks to an overhit backhand from Taylor Fritz.

He doubles the tally after another wayward stroke.

An ace out wide then sets the Spaniard up with three set points.

He only needs one!

Game and set to Rafael Nadal! We’re going the distance on Centre Court.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz* 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 5-6 Nadal

18:14 , Michael Jones

Nadal breaks!

What a recovery rally from the Spaniard who slices a few forehands back at Fritz before the American switches to the backhand and hits it too long.

Nadal will serve for the set.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz* 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 5-5 Nadal

18:12 , Michael Jones

Nadal takes the first point after a backhand down the line from Fritz goes too long. In the next rally, Nadal steps up and belts his forehand across the court to beat the American’s advance.

Fritz finally gets on the board after a mistake from Nadal hits the net.

15-30.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 5-5 Nadal*

18:10 , Michael Jones

A forehand winner inside the baseline from Fritz! He’s got the belief. 0-15.

Nadal then opens up his own forehand, meets the return of serve and unleashes it into the corner. 15-15.

Fritz finds the net as Nadal approaches the net. 30-15.

Another deep forehand from the Spaniard bounces in play. 40-15.

Ace. Game Nadal.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz* 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 5-4 Nadal

18:06 , Michael Jones

What a shot from Fritz! Nadal is on break point and defending well against the American. Fritz steps into the court and belts a forehand winner right into the back corner leaving Nadal no chance to get it back.

He goes on to hold serve!

Fritz is one game away from a Wimbledon semi-final.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz* 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 4-4 Nadal

18:02 , Michael Jones

Nadal has to fight now. He meets the serve with his forehand and rattles it over to the American. A beautiful shot to the back right corner wins the point for the Spaniard.

Fritz responds with a sharp serve out wide and Nadal’s return goes long.

15-15.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 4-4 Nadal*

18:00 , Michael Jones

It’s a break!

Rafa Nadal twice belts his forehand over the back of the court and Taylor Fritz brings the fourth set back on serve.

Remarkable scenes.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 3-4 Nadal*

17:58 , Michael Jones

Smart from Fritz. He’s got Nadal on the back foot off the second serve and works him across the baseline. Nadal tries to keep the ball in play but that allows Frtiz to smash a forehand winner past him to draw level at 15-15.

Fritz collects the next point too but then can’t return the serve and gifts it back.

30-30.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz* 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 3-4 Nadal

17:55 , Michael Jones

Rafael Nadal seems to know that the games to win are coming from his own serve. Taylor Fritz breezes through another service game to move back within one.

Nadal doesn’t seem to be overly exerting himself to challenge the American’s serve. He may start to do so if he holds the next game.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 2-4 Nadal*

17:52 , Michael Jones

Fritz goes long and helps Nadal to move 30-15 in front.

The Spaniard then fires an ace wide of the American’s backhand to take the next point as well.

The game is sown up as a cross court backhand from Fritz is miscued and goes flying out of play.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 2-3 Nadal*

17:49 , Michael Jones

The winner of this match will face Nick Kyrgios in the Wimbledon semi-finals. If it’s going to be Nadal he’s going to have to do it the hard way.

He’s a set down but a break up in the match.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 1-3 Nadal*

17:45 , Michael Jones

Rafael Nadal is back in front! After giving a game away he’s won the next two on Centre Court to move a break and hold in front. The fourth set is in his hands now.

Can he see it out?

Wimbledon 2022: Krygios into semi-finals with straight set victory over Cristian Garin

17:44 , Michael Jones

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Wimbledon 2022: Garin 4-6, 3-6, 6-7 (5-7) Kyrgios

17:42 , Michael Jones

Game, set and match Nick Kyrgios!

He’s asked to replay the point after a poor call from the baseline judge and Kyrgios steps onto the front foot in the rally. He peppers Garin into the corner with his backhand before Garin goes for a winner. He whips a forehand wide of the sideline and Kyrgios collapses onto the court.

He’s into the Wimbledon semi-finals!

Wimbledon 2022: Garin 4-6, 3-6, 6-6 Kyrgios

17:40 , Michael Jones

What a rally. Kyrgios is forced up to the net and Garin has three opportunities to make the pass. He can’t as Kyrgios volleys the ball back once, twice, three times before Garin belts it into the net!

6-5 to Krygios.

Wimbledon 2022: Garin 4-6, 3-6, 6-6 Kyrgios

17:38 , Michael Jones

This tie break is swinging back and forth. Garin takes the point off Kyrgios’ second serve and moves further ahead with his own.

He then pulls one wide before getting a bad bounce off the net cord and letting Kyrgios back in the tie break.

5-5.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 1-1 Nadal*

17:36 , Michael Jones

A quick note about the action on Centre Court. Taylor Fritz has broken back immediately against Rafa Nadal. It’s all square in the fourth set.

Wimbledon 2022: Garin 4-6, 3-6, 6-6 Kyrgios

17:35 , Michael Jones

The points are shared off Garin’s next two serves. Kyrgios leads 3-2.

Garin then returns a wide serve to the backhand and Kyrgios hooks it out of play. 3-3 as they switch ends.

Wimbledon 2022: Garin 4-6, 3-6, 6-6 Kyrgios

17:33 , Michael Jones

Garin serves first but Kyrgios takes the point with a dainty backhand drop shot. A rapid serve out wide puts the Australian two up before his next serve hits the net.

The second serve misses the service line and Kyrgios double faults by a centimetre!

1-2 in the tie break.

Wimbledon 2022: Garin 4-6, 3-6, 6-6 Kyrgios*

17:31 , Michael Jones

The crowd on Court 1 seems fairly balanced. There’s a few ‘come on Nick!’ shouts but equally loud roars whenever Cristian Garin wins a point.

Garin goes ahead in Kyrgios’ must-win service game but the Aussie falls back on his powerful serve and rattles through the next four points.

He ends things with an obscene backhand half-volley and the third set is going to a tie break!

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz* 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 0-1 Nadal

17:29 , Michael Jones

Do not rule out Rafael Nadal!

He’s two sets to one down, got a niggling side injury and has opened the fourth set with a break of serve.

The Centre Court crowd are behind him which seems to be troubling Taylor Fritz a touch. Can Nadal hold serve and complete the break?

Wimbledon 2022: Garin* 4-6, 3-6, 6-5 Kyrgios

17:27 , Michael Jones

The crowd are loving this battle. Garin works Kyrgios over to the left side of court before hitting him with a forehad to the opposite corner.

Kyrgios then finds the net but Garin nials him with another forehand winner.

A wayward hook from Garin sees him take the game. Kyrgios has to hold to force a tie break.

Wimbledon 2022: Garin 4-6, 3-6, 5-5 Kyrgios*

17:25 , Michael Jones

Five games all in the third set. Nick Kyrgios holds.

Wimbledon 2022: Garin* 4-6, 3-6, 5-4 Kyrgios

17:21 , Michael Jones

Garin holds on once more and contines to lead in the third set against Kyrgios. There’s been no breaks of serve so far but one for the Chilean now will see him nick the set.

Pressure on Kyrgios.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 Nadal*

17:20 , Michael Jones

Game and set to Fritz!

Another break of serve, ably helped by plenty of mistakes from Nadal, sees the third set go to Taylor Fritz. He leads two sets to one and Nadal has called for the trainer once more.

Wimbledon 2022: Garin 4-6, 3-6, 4-4 Kyrgios*

17:17 , Michael Jones

Kyrgios’ serve is such a useful weapon to have in the arsenal.

He’s under pressure at 15-30 down but lands two beltin’ serves - one out wide, one down the middle - and moves ahead.

A low drop shot from Garin is sent into the net by Kyrgios but the Australian lands another ace before forcing Garin out of play off the serve to take the game.

Wimbledon 2022: Garin 4-6, 3-6, 4-3 Kyrgios*

17:13 , Michael Jones

Cristian Garin is competing hard and giving it his all out there. Nick Kyrgios is once more being asked to hold serve to stay on parity.

The Australian is getting frustrated because he wants to finish this match off. He hasn’t had the chance to break since the opening couple of games.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz 6-3, 5-7, 4-3 Nadal*

17:12 , Michael Jones

Things have moved quickly on Centre Court. Two holds of serve each see the third set rapidly approaching it’s conclusion. Rafael Nadal is a break down and still struggling with that side issue.

But he hasn’t allowed Taylor Fritz to get away.

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Wimbledon 2022: Garin 4-6, 3-6, 3-3 Kyrgios*

17:09 , Michael Jones

He holds!

Two beautifully worked serves sees him send down an ace followed by on that Garin can’t get back.

All square in the third set.

Wimbledon 2022: Garin 4-6, 3-6, 3-2 Kyrgios*

17:08 , Michael Jones

Kyrgios saves another break point with a fine drop shot after Garin is stuck behind the baseline off the serve.

Back at deuce, Kyrgios seems comfortable in the rally before switching to a forehand and drilling one into the net cord.

A cross court forehand sees Garin go long and Kyrgios saves his third break point of the game!

Wimbledon 2022: Garin 4-6, 3-6, 3-2 Kyrgios*

17:05 , Michael Jones

Nick Kyrgios is in a battle in the third set. Garin is quickly flying through his own service games and taking the attack to the Australian.

At 30-30 Kyrgios curls a forehand wide of the line to give Garin a break point. He responds with an ace out wide and levels at deuce.

You can tell he’s feeling the pressure as he starts to have a few words with the umpire over his line calls.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz 6-3, 5-7, 2-1 Nadal*

17:01 , Michael Jones

Break of serve!

Taylor Fritz is gifted a break in the third set after Rafael Nadal double faults. Is that the beginning of the end for the Spaniard?

Can he fight back?

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Wimbledon 2022: Garin 4-6, 3-6, 2-2 Kyrgios*

16:57 , Michael Jones

‘Let’s go!’ really seems to be Kyrgios’ rallying cry today.

He throws it out at 15-30 down before flying through to hold serve without sacrificing another point.

Garin is giving it his all, he just can’t find a foothold.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz 6-3, 5-7, 1-1 Nadal*

16:55 , Michael Jones

Centre Court is emulating the action on Court 1 in regards to the third set. Nadal holds then Fritz holds.

Fritz has the upperhand in the third game though. He’s edged 15-30 in front.

Nadal hits him with three forceful forehands in the rally and the American spoons a return over the back. 30-30.

Wimbledon 2022: Garin* 4-6, 3-6, 2-1 Kyrgios

16:53 , Michael Jones

Cristian Garin holds another game against Kyrgios who sits down and resumes the chuntering. This outburst is about not being able to wear his preferred trainers on court.

It’s just seems to be his way of focusing for the next game.

Wimbledon 2022: Garin 4-6, 3-6, 1-1 Kyrgios*

16:49 , Michael Jones

On Court 1, the third set has got off to a blistering start. A hold of serve each for Garin and Kyrgios.

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Wimbledon 2022: Fritz* 6-3, 5-7 Nadal

16:48 , Michael Jones

Nadal takes the second set! He isn’t moving all that well but he earns a break of serve off Fritz with a backhand winner and draws level in the match.

Incredible fortitude from the French Open champion.

Wimbledon 2022: Garin 4-6, 3-6 Kyrgios*

16:44 , Michael Jones

A hold of serve for Garin gives Kyrgios the chance to serve out the set.

He takes the opening two points before a barmstorming forehand from Garin gets the Chilean on the board. Kyrgios puts himself in position with two set points then whacks a drop shot into the net.

30-40.

He takes his time with the next serve, running down the clock. Then comes a rapid ace down the centre line and Kyrgios takes the set!

He’s two sets to the good now.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz 6-3, 5-6 Nadal*

16:41 , Michael Jones

Nadal is trying to keep the rallies short. Taylor Fritz holds his serve and Nadal does the same. The second set could be heading to a tie break.

Nadal needs to break.

Wimbledon 2022: Garin 4-6, 2-5 Kyrgios*

16:37 , Michael Jones

Now then. Cristian Garin latches onto a drop shot from Kyrgios with a backhand down the line to set up a break point.

Kyrgios misses his first serve, gives a few verbals to no-one in particular then rescues the break point with a well guided second serve that Garin nets.

At deuce Kyrgios goes bang, bang and takes the game.

‘Let’s go!’ he yells again to pump himself up.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz 6-3, 4-5 Nadal*

16:33 , Michael Jones

Nadal holds! His side problem doesn’t affect that much and the Spaniard moves ahead in the second set. He’s just a break away from levelling the match.

A pressure-filled service game coming up for Taylor Fritz.

Wimbledon 2022: Garin* 4-6, 2-4 Kyrgios

16:32 , Michael Jones

Kyrgios wants this. He’s not kicked off with anyone other than himself so far today and seems to be on friendly terms with the umpires.

You can see in his eyes that he fancies himself against Garin. A double serve from the Chilean brings Kyrgios level on deuce but Garin serves out the game expertly.

He’s moving again in the set after Kyrgios’ previous onslaught.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz* 6-3, 4-4 Nadal

16:29 , Michael Jones

Rafa Nadal is back out on Centre Court and has Taylor Fritz’s serve to contend with. Fritz takes the first three points easily enough as Nadal looks to settle back into the match.

A cross court forehand brings Fritz back on level terms. Now what can Nadal do?

The pain in his side came from his own serve so we’ll see how well the doctor’s have treated it.

Wimbledon 2022: Garin 4-6, 1-4 Kyrgios*

16:27 , Michael Jones

Kyrgios doesn’t want it to be too easy. A few errors set up a break point for Garin but a pacey serve and return sees Kyrgios force the Chilean into the net.

At deuce, Garin hooks one out of play before an unreturned serve secures Kyrgios his hold!

Wimbledon 2022: Garin* 4-6, 1-3 Kyrgios

16:25 , Michael Jones

Break of serve!

Nick Kyrgios takes the initiative in the second set with a couple of fine forehands and a volley to set up a break of serve. He’s helped on his way by a mistake from Garin.

A hold of serve will put him firmly on the path to victory.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz 6-3, 3-4 Nadal*

16:23 , Michael Jones

Rafael Nadal has called for the doctor. He gets through an incredible hold of serve to halt Fritz’s momentum but seems to have a problem with his abdominals.

Nadal leaves court in what will be a medical timeout.

Hopefully this isn’t too serious as there’s a fascinating game developing on Centre Court.

Wimbledon 2022: Garin 4-6, 1-2 Kyrgios*

16:20 , Michael Jones

Kyrgios goes back in front with a service game to love. Something had to break, they could keep slugging at each other every game.

Three games down in the second set and time for a quick break.

Wimbledon 2022: Garin* 4-6, 1-1 Kyrgios

16:19 , Michael Jones

Brilliant hold. Two mistakes from Kyrgios at deuce allow Garin to hold his serve. Both of these opening second set games have gone to deuce.

The players believe they can break the other. There’s definitely a match on at Court 1.

Wimbledon 2022: Garin* 4-6, 0-1 Kyrgios

16:17 , Michael Jones

Garin misses a forehand down the line and gives away a break point. The next rally sees him pepper Kyrgios with forehands but a slice from the Australian sets up a backhand winner.

Kyrgios plants himself and looks to go down the line but he fizzes the shot into the net cord and brings the game back to deuce.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz* 6-3, 3-3 Nadal

16:15 , Michael Jones

Fritz holds!

The pressure move back onto Nadal who has seen a break go begging for the second time in the match.

Impressive stuff from the American considering this is his first time on Centre Court.

Wimbledon 2022: Garin 4-6, 0-1 Kyrgios*

16:12 , Michael Jones

A battle in the opening game of the second set is won by Nick Kyrgios. He fights from deuce to take the last two points and get on the board early in the second set.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz 6-3, 2-3 Nadal*

16:10 , Michael Jones

Break back for Fritz!

Just like in the first set, Taylor Fritz is coming from behind to put pressure on Rafa Nadal. He’s won consecutive games, including a break of serve off Nadal.

If he holds the next game, the set is back on serve.

Wimbledon 2022: Garin* 4-6 Kyrgios

16:06 , Michael Jones

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Wimbledon 2022: Garin* 4-6 Kyrgios

16:05 , Michael Jones

Scoreboard pressure may be Garin’s undoing here. He makes a couple of mistakes and finds himself staring down the barrel. He pelts a forehand too long in the next rally and Kyrgios has three set points.

He only needs one! Garin goes wide and Kyrgios takes the opening set.

‘Let’s go!’ he yells.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz 6-3, 0-3 Nadal*

16:04 , Michael Jones

A tricky service game lands in Nadal’s favour and he holds after making the break. Taylor Fritz is facing another uphill battle in the second set.

He came through one in the first set, can he do so again?

Wimbledon 2022: Garin 4-5 Kyrgios*

16:02 , Michael Jones

Garin is a little bemused at how he’s lost that game but it’s good play from Kyrgios. He sends a serve out wide that Garin hits into the net.

Kyrgios then fizzes down his quickest serve of the match at 134mph. A short rally follows with Garin’s backhand slice spinning out of play.

Kyrgios is one game away from taking the set.

Wimbledon 2022: Garin 4-4 Kyrgios*

15:59 , Michael Jones

Break point Garin! There’s pressure on Kyrgios who misses his first serve when trying to defend the break point. Garin belts the second serve back and Kyrgios dinks it over the net just as the Chilean slips on the grass at the baseline.

He falls to ground and Kyrgios raises his hand in apology. The point goes to the Australian though.

It’s deuce.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz* 6-3, 0-2 Nadal

15:57 , Michael Jones

Fritz finds the net with an attempted drop shot and gives two break points for Rafa Nadal.

He sends the next serve over to the backhand and Nadal manages to lob it back. Fritz can pick his spot but hooks it wide and Nadal takes an early break in the second set!

Wimbledon 2022: Garin* 4-4 Kyrgios

15:55 , Michael Jones

Brilliant fightback from Garin, he lets Kyrgios grumble away to himself and attacks with some heavy top spinning forehands, the next three points go his way before Kyrgios belts one out of play and gives away the game.

Great hold from 0-30 down.

Wimbledon 2022: Garin* 3-4 Kyrgios

15:53 , Michael Jones

Incredible! A sliced backhand sets up the rally for Kyrgios as Garin is forced to send his return over to the Australian’s forehand. Kyrgios meets it with a shot down the line and moves 0-30 in front against the serve.

This would be a huge break if he can see it through.

Wimbledon 2022: Garin 3-4 Kyrgios*

15:51 , Michael Jones

What’s interesting about Kyrgios is that he’s starting to take his time with his service games. Usually he blitzes through them to keep his opponents on their toes but this is a delicate stage in the first set.

At 30-30 serve to the backhand is punted long by Garin before Kyrgios laces down an unreturnable serve to take the game.

He’s in front in the set for the first time.

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz* 6-3 Nadal

15:48 , Michael Jones

Wow! Four games in a row for Taylor Fritz sees him claim the first set.

He fought back from a break down to twice break Rafa Nadal and take the opening set with relative ease in the end.

Fritz has not lost a set all tournament and he’s giving Nadal a real test out there on Centre Court.

Wimbledon 2022: Garin* 3-3 Kyrgios

15:46 , Michael Jones

No he can’t! Cristian Garin digs deep to stay in the game and he wins the next two rallies to draw level at deuce.

A wayward backhand gifts Kyrgios another break point and Garin punts one into the to lose the game.

Kyrgios is back in the set!

Wimbledon 2022: Garin* 3-2 Kyrgios

15:45 , Michael Jones

Garin stares to the heavens after losing the rally to Kyrgios. He’d stepped up to the net and executed a great volley to keep the ball low but the Australian darts across the baseline and hooks a cross court forehand onto the sideline to win the point!

Kyrgios has two break points, can he take one?

Wimbledon 2022: Fritz* 4-3 Nadal

15:43 , Michael Jones

Another well fought game lands Taylor Fritz’s way and the American move ahead for the first time in the match. There’s going to be a little break before Rafa Nadal comes back to serve.

It’s been an impressive comeback from Fritz after that early break. This set could still swing either way.

Wimbledon 2022: Garin 3-2 Kyrgios*

15:41 , Michael Jones

Kyrgios runs through a quick service game and moves back within one with a win to love. This set is developing nicely. Garin knows he just needs to hold serve and he’ll win it.

Kyrgios will have other ideas though.

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