Wimbledon day six: Cameron Norrie and Emma Raducanu carry British hopes

Raducanu’s SW19 fairy tale continues with a Court One date with Sorana Cirstea.

Pa Sport Staff
Saturday 03 July 2021 04:30
Emma Raducanu will play her third-round match on Court One
Emma Raducanu will play her third-round match on Court One

With Andy Murray and Dan Evans going out on Friday night, British hopes at Wimbledon rest with Cameron Norrie and Emma Raducanu

Norrie will be put to the test by the king of Centre Court Roger Federer in the men’s third round while 18-year-old Raducanu’s SW19 fairy tale continues with a Court One date with Sorana Cirstea.

But the match of the day could be the clash between Felix Auger-Aliassime and Nick Kyrgios, which promises excitement and – knowing Kyrgios – some drama too.

Murray’s Wimbledon return ended with a Friday night beating by 10th seed Denis Shapovalov.

There was more bad news for Great Britain as Dan Evans went out but defending champion Novak Djokovic marched on serenely.

Here, the PA news agency looks at the events of day five.

Tweet of the day

Quote of the day

It was just a lot of fun. She's iconic to the sport and she's an absolute legend. She'll go down as one of the greatest players ever to pick up a racket when it's all said and done.

Nick Kyrgios on his doubles partnership with Venus Williams

Murray’s Centre farewell?

British players in the 2021 Wimbledon singles

It would be foolish to write Andy Murray off, but there is a chance that the two-time Wimbledon champion has played his last match on the court where he enjoyed such good memories. Murray’s run at this year’s tournament ended with a third-round loss to Denis Shapovalov, going down 6-4 6-2 6-2 on Centre Court. Given he has a metal plate in his hip it is a miracle that he is even playing at this level at all and at times he showed that his tennis is still up there with the best. However, there remain huge question marks over his body and it remains to be seen whether he can maintain playing for another 12 months in order to be back in 2022.

Picture of the day

Ons Jabeur recovered from being sick on match point to make the fourth round for the first time

Shot of the day

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Jabeur overcomes illness

The Tunisian was sick on match point against Garbine Muguruza

Ons Jabeur could not have chosen a worse time to start feeling ill as she tried to close out her third-round match with Garbine Muguruza. The Tunisian, who won at Birmingham in the build-up to Wimbledon, battled back from a set down to lead 5-2 in the decider. At 40-30 an ongoing stomach issue got the better of her as she went to the back of the court and threw up. But she closed the game out to win 5-7 6-3 6-2 and knock the 11th seed out.

Celebrity corner

Derrick Evans, who goes by the better-known alter ego Mr Motivator, was in the royal box at Wimbledon

Fallen seeds

Men: Dan Evans (22), Fabio Fognini (26)Women: Garbine Muguruza (11), Elise Mertens (13)

Day six order of play

Day six weather watch