Murray, Raducanu out at Wimbledon

The home crowd saw the loss of two of its most popular players on Day 3 of the Wimbledon Championships

Tennis: Wimbledon
Andy Murray (GBR) tosses the ball to serve during his second round match against John Isner (USA) on Day 3 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, in London.
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Great Britain won one and lost one in men's singles action during the second round on Wednesday at Wimbledon.

Ninth-seeded Cameron Norrie put together a furious rally to advance to the third round while all-time favorite Andy Murray was ousted by big-hitting John Isner.

Norrie rallied from a set down to defeat Spain's Jaume Munar 6-4, 3-6, 5-7, 6-0, 6-2 in three hours, 13 minutes. Meanwhile, Isner racked up 36 aces to defeat Murray 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-7 (3), 6-4 in three hours, 23 minutes.

In other notable action, top-seeded Novak Djokovic of Serbia and No. 5 Carlos Alcarez of Spain cruised in straight sets. However, No. 3 seed Casper Ruud of Norway was upset by France's Ugo Humbert.

Murray had no such luck against the big serve of Isner, who defeated Murray for the first time in nine tries.


"Look, it's no secret that I am most definitely not a better tennis player than Andy Murray," Isner said afterward. "I might have just been a little bit better than him today. It was an incredible honor to play him today on this court in front of this crowd.

"To play as well as I did against one of our greatest players ever - Andy Murray - was a huge accomplishment for me," he added.

The No. 20 seed draws 10th-seeded Jannik Sinner of Italy, who defeated Mikael Ymer of Sweden 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 6-2.

Djokovic crushed Australia's Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 and Alcaraz easily dispatched Tallon Griekspoor of the Netherlands 6-4, 7-6 (0), 6-3.

Humbert rallied from a set down to topple Ruud 3-6, 6-2, 7-5, 6-4. Humbert draws fellow unseeded player David Goffin of Belgium in the third round.

In other seeded action, Tim van Rijthoven of the Netherlands stunned No. 15 Reilly Opelka in four sets, No. 22 Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia got through in four sets, No. 23 Frances Tiafoe advanced in just one hour, 36 minutes, No. 25 Miomir Kecmanovic of Serbia won in four sets, and No. 30 Tommy Paul won in straight sets over Adrian Mannarino.

No. 32 Oscar Otte of Germany won when Christian Harrison retired after 15 minutes. Otte was leading 3-1.

No. 2 seed Anett Kontaveit and No. 10 Emma Raducanu were upset in second-round play at Wimbledon on Wednesday, shaking up the women's field.


Great Britain's Raducanu, the reigning U.S. Open champion, fell in front of the home crowd to Caroline Garcia of France 6-3, 6-3.

Garcia, who reached World No. 4 in September 2017, qualified for the third round at the All England Club in London for the third time in her career with the 85-minute win.

She now has won seven consecutive matches, with this victory achieved behind 25 winners compared to 12 for Raducanu. She won 74 percent of points on her first serve.

Ninth-seeded Garbine Muguruza of Spain also fell. Germany's Greet Minnen needed just 61 minutes to oust Muguruza 6-4, 6-0. Muguruza had 33 unforced errors.

Also advancing to the third round on Wednesday were American Jessica Pegula, the eighth seed; 12th seed Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia; sixth-seeded Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic; and Germany's Angelique Kerber, the 15th seed, who won at Wimbledon in 2018.

Tennis: Wimbledon
Emma Raducanu (GBR) leaves the court after her second round match against Caroline Garcia (FRA) on Day 3 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 in London.
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