Wimbledon 2022 LIVE: Emma Raducanu, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic as rain delays start


Wimbledon 2022: Emma Raducanu wins Centre Court debut as Andy Murray starts with victory

Wimbledon enters day three at the All England Club with Emma Raducanu, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic the headline attractions, following Serena Williams’ dramatic late defeat last night.

Today’s order of play sees Raducanu back after a Centre Court debut and looking to get past Caroline Garcia, with Murray scheduled to be third on Centre with the prospect of some late drama against the big-serving John Isner. The home favourites are due on after Djokovic opens against Australian 26-year-old Thanasi Kokkinakis.

Cameron Norrie (vs Jaume Munar), Heather Watson (vs Qiang Wang) and Harriet Dart (vs Rebeka Masarova) will look to keep up the momentum from an impressive first two days for British players at SW19, as is Ryan Peniston, the 26-year-old debutant who picked up his first grand slam win in the opening round. He faces experienced American Steve Johnson first on Court 3.

Elsewhere the exciting Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz (vs Tallon Griekspoor) and women’s world No2 Ons Jabeur (vs Katarzyna Kawa) take to Court 2 and Court 3 respectively this afternoon, while Wimbledon champions Angelique Kerber and Garbine Muguruza also feature on Court 2.

Follow all the action from day two live, including the latest results, reaction and analysis from the All England Club


Rain delays start at Wimbledon

Play will now be delayed until at least 12.15pm after a series of mini drizzles soak Wimbledon and grease the many courts which had optimistically had their covers stripped off after the heaviest downpour ended at around 11am.

Positioning myself on Court 3 this morning, where there is no shelter from the rain, was a grave mistake.

Lawrence Ostlere29 June 2022 11:56


Order of play at Wimbledon today

And some of the main action on the outside courts:

  • Anhelina Kalinina vs Lesia Tsurenko (29)
  • Tommy Paul vs Adrian Mannarino (30)
  • Panna Udvardy vs Elise Mertens (24)
  • Tim Van Rijthoven vs Reilly Opelka (15)
  • David Goffin vs Sebastian Baez (31)
  • Alexander Bublik vs Dusan Lajovic
  • Diane Parry vs Mai Hontama
  • Lucie Hradecka & Sania Mirza (6) vs Magdalena Frech & Beatriz Haddad Maia
  • Alejandro Tabilo vs Miomir Kecmanovic (25)
  • Marie Bouzkova vs Ann Li
  • Elisabetta Cocciaretto vs Irina-Camelia Begu
  • Jamie Murray & Bruno Soares (9) vs Benjamin Bonzi & Arthur Rinderknech
  • Jodie Anna Burrage & Eden Silva vs Arianne Hartono & Demi Schuurs
  • Oscar Otte (32) vs Christian Harrison
  • Nikoloz Basilashvili (22) vs Quentin Halys
  • Sarah Grey & Yuriko Miyazaki vs Asia Muhammad & Ena Shibahara (5)
  • Shuai Zhang (33) vs Marta Kostyuk
  • Jiri Vesely vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
  • Dalma Galfi vs Kaja Juvan
  • Aljaz Bedene & Soon Woo Kwon vs Thanasi Kokkinakis & Nick Kyrgios (10)
  • Frances Tiafoe (23) vs Maximilian Marterer
  • Tatjana Maria vs Sorana Cirstea (26)
  • Maja Chwalinska vs Alison Riske (28)
  • Rajeev Ram & Joe Salisbury (1) v Daniel Altmaier & Carlos Taberner

Lawrence Ostlere29 June 2022 11:46


Order of play at Wimbledon today

Here’s what’s happening on the main four courts today:

Centre Court (from 1.30pm)

  • Novak Djokovic (1) vs Thanasi Kokkinakis
  • Caroline Garcia vs Emma Raducanu (10)
  • Andy Murray vs John Isner (20)
  • Jule Niemeier vs Anett Kontaveit (2)
  • Karolina Pliskova vs Tereza Martincova – to finish, 7-6(1) 5-5
  • Cameron Norrie (9) vs Jaume Munar
  • Maria Sakkari (5) vs Viktoriya Tomova
  • Casper Ruud (3) vs Ugo Humbert (15)
  • Greet Minnen vs Garbine Muguruza – to finish, 6-4
  • Angelique Kerber vs Magda Linette
  • Tallon Griekspoor vs Carlos Alcaraz Garfia (5)
  • Qiang Wang vs Heather Watson
  • Ryan Peniston vs Steve Johnson
  • Yanina Wickmayer vs Jelena Ostapenko (12)
  • Jannik Sinner (10) vs Mikael Ymer
  • Katarzyna Kawa vs Ons Jabeur (3)

Ons Jabeur became the new world number two after her first-round win at Wimbledon (John Walton/PA)

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Lawrence Ostlere29 June 2022 11:37


Rain delays start at Wimbledon

While we wait, here’s a picture of Rufus the hawk, who has been keeping pigeons away from the All England Club for 15 years now, having taken over from Hamish (also a hawk).

Rufus the Harris hawk at work on day three of Wimbledon 2022 (Aaron Chown/PA)

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As PA explains, Wimbledon’s hawk trainer has revealed he was told to “get a proper job” in the early years of his now hugely successful profession. Wayne Davis, from Corby in Northamptonshire, has been training hawks – Hamish and later Rufus – to clear pigeons from the All England Club in south-west London for 22 years.

Wayne Davis and Rufus the Harris hawk on day three of Wimbledon 2022 (Aaron Chown/PA)

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Lawrence Ostlere29 June 2022 11:29


Rain delays start at Wimbledon

No tennis so far this morning, but the forecast looks sunny and dry this afternoon. That will be a relief to organisers who are already behind schedule, with several first-round matches still to be played including Britain’s Harriet Dart, who takes on Rebeka Masarova on Court 12.

The covers are peeled off the outside courts


Lawrence Ostlere29 June 2022 11:23


Rain delays start at Wimbledon

A further update on Court 3, where Peniston is due on this morning: “As there as slight rain in the area, there will be no play until 11.45am.”

Lawrence Ostlere29 June 2022 11:20


Rain delays start at Wimbledon

The rain is easing up here at Wimbledon and the outside courts are being prepared for the start of play, which has been delayed slightly from its original 11am start.

The umbrellas are slowly coming down around Court 3, where British 26-year-old Ryan Peniston bids to continue his dream ride in his first grand slam, up against the experienced American Steve Johnson.

Lawrence Ostlere29 June 2022 11:04


How to watch Wimbledon on TV

The BBC will once again be providing full coverage of Wimbledon, in what is Sue Barker’s final year of presenting the Championships. Coverage will begin on BBC Two at 11am BST on the first two days of play, with BBC One then starting from 1:45pm. The action will also be available to watch on the BBC iPlayer while the BBC Sport website will be showing action from around the grounds. Today at Wimbledon presented by Clare Balding will round up the best of the action each night at 8:30pm on BBC Two.

Lawrence Ostlere29 June 2022 10:53


Iga Swiatek wins again but doesn’t consider herself on level of Williams sisters

World number one Iga Swiatek knows she cannot be compared to Serena or Venus Williams yet, despite winning her 36th match in a row to set a new record.

Swiatek’s 6-0 6-3 victory over Jana Fett on Centre Court extended her winning run that began in February and made it the longest winning streak of the 21st century, overtaking Venus Willams’ record set in 2000.

The 21-year-old, who is already a two-time French Open champion and hot favourite for the SW19 crown, is surely set for bigger things but insists she is not at the level of the Williams sisters yet.

Lawrence Ostlere29 June 2022 10:44


Katie Boulter hopes hard work will pay off this year after opening Wimbledon win

Boulter, 25, was once the big British hope for the future, but injury has hampered her in recent years and she has not been able to play consistently.

The comeback from her latest fitness issues is going well after impressive runs at Birmingham and Eastbourne, where she beat Karolina Pliskova, and she followed that up with a comfortable 7-5 6-3 win over Frenchwoman Clara Burel at SW19.

She has full confidence that if she can stay fit she belongs at the highest level:

Lawrence Ostlere29 June 2022 10:35