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

Wimbledon enters day three at the All England Club but home favourite Emma Raducanu is out of the tournament after a 6-3 6-3 defeat to Caroline Garcia sealed a second-round exit from the Championships. Hopes were high for Raducanu as she returned to Centre Court but was second best to Garcia as the Frenchwoman displayed clean hitting and power in taking the victory in straight sets.

Andy Murray will look to lift the mood, with the two-time Wimbledon champion next in actin on Centre with the prospect of some late drama against the big-serving John Isner. Earlier, Novak Djokovic raced to a 6-1 6-4 6-2 win against the Australian 26-year-old Thanasi Kokkinakis, that was as comfortable as the scoreline suggests.

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. The journey is over for Ryan Peniston, however, after the 26-year-old debutant fell in straight sets to experienced American Steve Johnson.

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

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Andy Murray 4-6 6-7 7-6 4-6 John Isner – Game, set and match!

Well, that’s been quite the heartbreaking day for British fans at Wimbledon, with both Andy Murray and Emma Raducanu crashing out in the second round.

Jamie Braidwood29 June 2022 21:31

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Andy Murray knocked out of Wimbledon by relentless John Isner

Andy Murray has been knocked out of Wimbledon in the second round by John Isner.

The American’s relentless serving coughed up just two break points throughout the entire match and he staved off one of Murray’s signature fightbacks to clinch a 6-4 7-6 6-7 6-4 victory on Centre Court.

Breaking report from Centre Court by my colleague Tom Kershaw:

Jamie Braidwood29 June 2022 21:29

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Andy Murray 4-6 6-7 7-6 4-6 John Isner – Game, set and match!

John Isner will be a dangerous opponent for anyone in the draw. He served so brilliantly well today. Murray had so few chances, even after storming back to take the third.

Jamie Braidwood29 June 2022 21:28

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Andy Murray 4-6 6-7 7-6 4-6 John Isner – Game, set and match!

Andy Murray waves goodbye as he exits Centre Court, which rises in respect of the former champion.

Meanwhile, John Isner calls this victory one of the greatest of his career. It’s a brilliant post-match inteview as the American pays respect to Murray, calling him an “inspiration”.

Jamie Braidwood29 June 2022 21:27

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Andy Murray 4-6 6-7 7-6 4-6 John Isner – Game, set and match!

Now, if Murray were to do this, it would be the most incredible of escapes. Centre Court wants more. Isner comes out to serve for the match.

Isner’s first serves lands in the net. A chance. But no! Murray’s return is long. An ace from Isner leaves him two points from the match. Long way back now.

30-0. Another ace!

Three match points – and Isner puts away the volley at the net.

He has done it. Murray is defeated. But what a match. Still, crushing.

Jamie Braidwood29 June 2022 21:20

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Andy Murray 4-6 6-7 7-6 4-5 John Isner*

Murray now attempting to stay in the match. Isner, slicing and dicing, drops Murray and takes the opening point at the net. The return from Isner on a big serve from Murray out wide goes long.

15-15. First serve Murray. Another block from Isner, but wide.

30-15. Isner sends Murray chasing, but the reply is wonderful – the drop shot lands!

40-15. Double fault from Murray. Groans.

40-30. But the return from Isner sails long.

Murray has done his bit.

Jamie Braidwood29 June 2022 21:16

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*Andy Murray 4-6 6-7 7-6 3-5 John Isner

Murray fires the crowd up. It’s another great atmosphere on Centre, even if there are empty seats still.

Isner with a second serve. Murray finds the line, creeps into the point. Isner nets!

0-15. Murray with the return, reading Isner’s serve. The backhand passes Isner at the net!

0-30. Ace from Isner. He will do that.

15-30. Another ace from Isner! Clutch.

30-30, and Isner picks out a third ace in a row! Murray swats his racket in frustration.

40-30. Isner is inches from a fourth. Second serve, Murray gets the return but Isner picks out the pass!

Close. But Isner was still untouchable there.

Jamie Braidwood29 June 2022 21:12

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Andy Murray 4-6 6-7 7-6 3-4 John Isner*

Oh, that’s a tired looking forehand from Murray, halfway up the net. It’s followed by an ace out wide. Much better.

15-15. Another ace! Down the middle.

30-15. Murray follows in a forehand and puts away the volley! Well taken.

40-15. Another ace. Isner gets a racket on it, but that’s a nice hold from Murray.

Over to Isner.

Jamie Braidwood29 June 2022 21:08

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*Andy Murray 4-6 6-7 7-6 2-4 John Isner

We’ve ticked into the third hour and play and it’s gone 9pm in SW19. A fifth set would take this into the night.

The lights are on here on Centre, let’s hope we go the distance.

For now, Murray must hold serve.

Jamie Braidwood29 June 2022 21:07

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*Andy Murray 4-6 6-7 7-6 2-4 John Isner

To be fair, it is now proper dark on Centre Court, and a bit chilly. Isner has a jacket on. Murray has gone off court for a break. A final injection of drama into this second-round match. Could the roof closing leave Isner cold and offer Murray a chance?

Jamie Braidwood29 June 2022 21:03