Thursday, September 23

Tag: Wimbledon


Wimbledon day one highlights: Djokovic wins, Tsitsipas crashes and Murray shines

Wildcard Murray, the 2013 and 2016 champion, played some vintage tennis against Basilashvili but from 5-0 ahead in the third set he lost seven successive games before settling down to win 6-4 6-3 5-7 6-3 Defending champion Novak Djokovic began his quest for a sixth title with victory over British teenager Jack Draper on Monday but suffered an early scare as Wimbledon returned after a two-year absence on Monday. Andy Murray, playing his first singles match at the All England Club for four years, also had a fright but delighted the home fans with a four-set victory over Nikoloz Basilashvili. Djokovic, unbeaten at Wimbledon since 2017, was caught cold on a slippery Centre Court as wildcard Draper threatened a huge shock on his Grand Slam debut by taking the first set. But Djokovi...