Digitally cleared daily wrap from 2022 Wimbledon Championships
Novak Djokovic looks to continue his march towards the Wimbledon final as the Serbian eyes a seventh crown at SW19 and a fourth successive title when he faces Tim Van Rijthoven for a place in the last eight.
It follows the drama of Nick Kyrgios defeating fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in four gripping sets with the Australian predictably suffering a mid-match meltdown in a heated contest, while Djokovic may have been more interested in the form of Rafael Nadal, who was back to his best in a straight sets win over Lorenzo Sonego.
Today sees British hopefuls Cameron Norrie and Heather Watson in action too, while Ons Jabeur is now favorite for the women’s title after the shock exit of Iga Swiatek to Alize Cornet, who stunned the world No1 to end her win streak at 37.
There is also a tasty match on Center Court among the future of the men’s game with Italian Jannik Sinner, 20, battling Spanish sensation Carlos Alcaraz, 19, and both men keen to book a first-ever quarter-final at Wimbledon.
Follow all the action from day seven, including live updates and results from the All England Club
Wimbledon 2022: Jannik Sinner 6-1 6-4 Carlos Alcaraz – Sinner wins second set!
And just like that, Carlos Alcaraz is two sets down and facing an early exit from Wimbledon. Super stuff from Jannik Sinner, who took the early break in the second and then served it out to love impressively. The return game from Sinner has been excellent and he has the edge on Alcaraz at the net. The Spaniard loves a five-set comeback but faces a huge fight from here.
Jamie BraidwoodJuly 3, 2022, 5:27 p.m.
Wimbledon 2022: Cameron Norrie 6-4 7-5 Tommy Paul – Norrie wins the second set!
Norrie, for the second time of asking, looks to serve it out. He lands his first two serves and wild replies from Paul gets him to 30-0.
And that’s brilliant from Norrie! He forces Paul back with great depth to the forehand side and the American nets!
Norrie is one set away from the quarter-finals.
Jamie BraidwoodJuly 3, 2022, 5:17 p.m.
Wimbledon 2022: *Cameron Norrie 6-4 6-5 Tommy Paul – Norrie breaks straight back!
But now Paul shows his nerves! The forehand is steered wide and then a double fault brings up two break points for Norrie again. He saves the first with the ace and then watches a forehand winner catch the line.
Norrie comes straight back and pins a slice into Paul’s feet. Paul skelps a forehand long and Norrie breaks straight back!
Jamie BraidwoodJuly 3, 2022, 5:13 p.m.
Wimbledon 2022: Cameron Norrie 6-4 5-4 Tommy Paul* – Paul breaks!
Norrie tightens on the forehand serving it out, and the backhand into the net brings up two break points for Paul. Great depth from the American and Norrie nets! Back on serve.
Jamie BraidwoodJuly 3, 2022, 5:09 p.m.
Wimbledon 2022: Cameron Norrie 6-4 5-3 Tommy Paul
Norrie comes through another service game after answering the Paul question at 30-30 with the drop shot and then forehand into the corner.
Jamie BraidwoodJuly 3, 2022, 5:03 p.m.
Wimbledon 2022: Cameron Norrie 6-4 4-2 Tommy Paul
Court One is loving this performance from Norrie! Outstanding movement from the Briton to win the point of the match, as he reached a Paul drop shot and won a dramatic exchange by finding the baseline with the lob.
Paul battles back to deuce but Norrie fires the lovely forehand winner down the line. Still can’t get the hold, though, and Paul comes into the net to put away the volley.
Norrie has to save two break points with the backhand cross – the sixth he’s saved of the match so far. Paul is wild with the forehand from the baseline and Norrie claims the hold after nine minutes!
Jamie BraidwoodJuly 3, 2022, 4:54 p.m.
Wimbledon 2022: Cameron Norrie 6-4 2-1 Tommy Paul – Norrie breaks!
Such clean hitting from Norrie on the forehand side! Paul has no answers as he faces two break points on his serve. Paul nets twice and the ninth seed takes an important step forwards on his quest for the quarter-finals.
Jamie BraidwoodJuly 3, 2022, 4:39 p.m.
Wimbledon 2022: Jannik Sinner 6-1 Carlos Alcaraz
Quite the scoreline on Center Court as Jannik Sinner races to the opening set against Carlos Alcaraz, in the battle of the two young stars who are bidding for the quarter-finals. Sinner is certainly capable of the upset but I don’t think anyone was expecting the Italian to jump to a 6-1 first set.
Alcaraz flashes the sublime winner down the line but its followed by a long forehand and Sinner wraps it up with a huge ace out wide.
Jamie BraidwoodJuly 3, 2022, 4:35 p.m.
Wimbledon 2022: Cameron Norrie 6-4 Tommy Paul
Nicely done, Cameron Norrie! He gets on his way by taking the opponent set 6-4, surviving and couple of testing questions from the American on his service game.
Jamie BraidwoodJuly 3, 2022, 4:24 p.m.
Wimbledon 2022: Cameron Norrie 4-3 Tommy Paul
Cameron Norrie settles well into the first fourth-round match of his grand slam career as he breaks Tommy Paul in the opening set.
The British player has a real opportunity to reach the semi-finals and was seriously impressive in dispatching Steve Johnson in the previous round.
Jamie BraidwoodJuly 3, 2022, 4:13 p.m.