Wimbledon Diary – Saturday July 3


Andy Murray’s run at Wimbledon got here to an finish on Friday as he misplaced to Canadian tenth seed Denis Shapovalov (22/1 Wimbledon outright).

The Scottish star had managed to battle again in each of his first two matches at SW19, however Friday’s encounter proved a step too far.

Murray, a two-time champion at Wimbledon, misplaced 6-4 6-2 6-2 in opposition to Shapovalov in what was a disappointing efficiency. The fan favorite was by no means anticipated to go all the way in which this summer time as he continued his comeback after a latest groin harm.

The 34-year-old has solely performed in two tournaments in three months, and he says his sport can enhance so long as he can begin enjoying on a extra common foundation.

He informed BBC Sport: “I want time on the match court docket and the follow court docket. I’ve had neither.

“There is part of me that feels a bit like I’ve put in a lot work the final three months and finally didn’t play how I might need and count on, and it’s like, is it value it?

“Until me and my group can discover a method of preserving me on the court docket for a constant time period and permit me to follow the way in which that I must to compete with these guys, then the discussions about what I do subsequent will are available in.

“I’m hoping that offering I can keep on the court docket constantly for 2, three, 4 months, my tennis will get again to a excessive stage.”

Fellow Brit Dan Evans was additionally eradicated on Friday, as American teenager Sebastian Korda proved an excessive amount of for him. Korda secured a 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-4 victory to guide his place within the subsequent spherical.

Cameron Norrie is the one male Brit nonetheless within the draw, and he performs eight-time champion Roger Federer on Saturday (Norrie 7/4, Federer 4/9 – Match Betting).

Novak Djokovic additionally superior on Friday, as he claimed he used his “wolf power” to beat Denis Kudla. He received 6-4 6-3 7-6 (9-7) to achieve the fourth spherical, the place he’ll sort out Cristian Garin.

Within the girls’s sport, Ons Jabeur got here from a set down to beat Garbine Muguruza as she made historical past at Wimbledon.

The Tunisian turned the primary Arab lady to achieve the fourth spherical at Wimbledon after a 5-7 6-3 6-2 win, and she’s going to now face seventh seed Iga Swiatek within the subsequent spherical.

World primary Ashleigh Barty (7/2 Wimbledon outright) is in motion on Saturday, as she prepares to sort out Katerina Siniakova on centre court docket.

18-year-old Brit Emma Raducanu will face Sorana Cirstea, whereas Marin Cilic and Daniil Medvedev may also meet on Court docket 1 (Cilic 7/2, Medvedev 2/11 – Match Betting).

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