The UK scored 1 win and 1 loss in the men’s singles action in the second round at Wimbledon on Wednesday.
Ninth-seeded Cameron Norrie made a fierce rally into the third round, and Andy Murray, the most popular ever, was banished by the blockbuster John Isner.
Norrie regained his composure to defeat Spain’s Jaume Munar 6-4, 3-6, 5-7, 6-0, 6-2 in 3 hours and 13 minutes. Meanwhile, Isner scored 36 aces and defeated Murray 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-7 (3), 6-4 in 3 hours and 23 minutes.
Other notable actions included Serbian top seed Novak Djokovic and Spain’s fifth Carlos Alcales cruising straight set. However, Norway’s third-seeded Casper Ruud was angry with France’s Ugo Humbert.
Norrie drew a victory over 10 ace from Munal, despite 42 unforced errors. Norrie was able to break Munal nine times, avoiding his eight breakpoints.
“Jome put the ball on so many annoying parts of the court,” Norrie said. “I fought as hard as I could. I wasn’t doing my best so I was able to fix it in the 4th and maintain the momentum in the 5th.
“The match was exactly what I needed. I had a lot of rhythm there.”
Norrie is currently the only top 20 player left in his quarter of a draw. He plays unseeded American Steve Johnson in the third round.
Murray had no such luck against Isner’s big serve, who defeated Murray for the first time in nine attempts.
“See, it’s a well-known fact that I’m definitely not a better tennis player than Andy Murray,” Isner later said. “I might have been a little better than him today. It was an incredible honor to be able to play him on this court in front of this crowd today.
“Playing like Andy Murray, one of the greatest players ever, was a big achievement for me,” he added.
The 20th seed draws the Italian 10-seed Jannik Sinner, who defeated Sweden’s Mikael Ymer 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 6-2.
Djokovic crushed Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-1, 6-4, 6-2, and Alcaraz easily dispatched Dutch Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-4, 7-6 (0), 6-3.
Amber rebounded from the set and defeated Ruud 3-6, 6-2, 7-5, 6-4. Humbert draws unseeded Belgian David Goffin in the third round.
In another seed action, Dutch Tim van Rytoben surprised No. 15 Reilly Opelka in four sets, No. 22 Nikorosbashirashibiri passed in 4 sets, No. 23 Francis Tiafo advanced in just 1 hour and 36 minutes. 25 Serbian Miomil Kemanovich defeated 4 sets and 30th place Tommy Paul defeated Adrian Manarino in a straight set.
Germany’s No. 32 Oscar Otte won when Christian Harrison retired in the 15th minute. Otte was leading 3-1.
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