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Wimbledon 2022 LIVE: Rafael Nadal pegged back by Ricardas Berankis after Iga Swiatek and Katie Boulter wins



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Day four of Wimbledon sees the return of Rafael Nadal and Iga Swiatek following the crushing losses to both home favourites on Wednesday when Andy Murray and Emma Raducanu suffered second-round exits on Centre Court.

Nadal will hope to bolster his bid for a third crown at the All England Club, following a tough first-round victory over Francisco Cerundolo, with Novak Djokovic already hitting top form against Thanasi Kokkinakis in the second round. It’s Ričardas Berankis on Centre Court for the Spaniard today. While Swiatek is looking to break through on grass in the Grand Slams, having added a second French Open title only this month. The dominant Pole faces Dutch player Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove on Court One in the second round after dominating Jana Fett last time out.

Meanwhile, British hopes at Wimbledon were revived by a sensational performance from Katie Boulter, who fought from a set down to defeat former World No 1 Karolina Pliskova on Centre Court. It came after Heather Watson finished off Wang Qiang to reach the third round in a match that was interrupted from last night, but Alastair Gray was defeated in straight sets by Taylor Fritz.

Earlier, a stunning display from Nick Kyrgios fired the Australian to a straight sets win over Filip Krajinovic. Kyrgios was faultless in running away with the victory in 85 minutes and will face Stefanos Tsitsipas in round three after the number four seed beat Jordan Thompson in straight sets.

Follow all the action from day two live, including the latest results, reaction and analysis from the All England Club

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Wimbledon 2022: Alex De Minaur *5-4 Jack Draper

Draper is fuming at the umpire as he looks to grab a break on the Aussie’s serve.

High-quality stuff this, Draper with the powerful, two-handed backhand.

But De Minaur won’t be denied, that’s a vital hold, he moves to within a game of the first set.

Pressure on Draper to keep this alive on serve.

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Jack Rathborn30 June 2022 19:26

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Wimbledon rain delay: Nadal warming up rigorously

Nadal can be seen warming up rigorously just outside the changing rooms.

A few serves and also lateral movement. He looks ready to go.

Meanwhile, Draper levels, 4-4 on No1 Court.

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Jack Rathborn30 June 2022 19:21

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Wimbledon rain delay: Draper and De Minaur resume, Nadal and Berankis yet to reemerge

We’re back underway on No1 Court, Draper is serving.

De Minaur is up 4-3 against the Briton.

Still no sign of Nadal and Berankis returning to court.

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Jack Rathborn30 June 2022 19:18

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Wimbledon: Rain delay: *Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-4 4-6 3-0 Ricardas Berankis

The covers are off! Loud cheers as the staff sprint across Centre Court to reveal the grass.

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Jack Rathborn30 June 2022 19:07

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Wimbledon: Rain delay: *Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-4 4-6 3-0 Ricardas Berankis

The roof is closed. We should have play soon.

Loud applause across Centre Court.

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Jack Rathborn30 June 2022 18:58

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Wimbledon: Rain delay: *Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-4 4-6 3-0 Ricardas Berankis

A correction to the correction: They have now decided to shut the roof.

Jamie Braidwood30 June 2022 18:51

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Wimbledon: Rain delay: *Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-4 4-6 3-0 Ricardas Berankis

Correction: They are not shutting the roof, which is odd. It is teaming down here on Centre Court.

Jamie Braidwood30 June 2022 18:48

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Wimbledon: Rain delay: *Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-4 4-6 3-0 Ricardas Berankis

Berankis faces break point at 30-40 after edging a forehand long but digs in to put away the forehand at the net.

Deuce. Nadal crushes the backhand winner down the line but is denied after the forehand creeps long.

Another forehand error from Nadal, on the run, but Berankis nets on the forehand side.

Incredible! Brilliant play from both players as Nadal scrambles to scoop up a volley at the net from Berankis – who taps away the volley!

And it will be the last point for a 10 minutes or so. It’s started raining so the covers are on and the roof will close on Centre.

Jamie Braidwood30 June 2022 18:44

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Wimbledon: Alex De Minaur *4-3 Jack Draper – play suspended due to rain

Rain suspends play. Perhaps at a good moment for Draper as De Minaur was building momentum.

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Jack Rathborn30 June 2022 18:43

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Wimbledon: Alex De Minaur *4-3 Jack Draper

This is already turning into a classic, a tremendous atmosphere on Court One.

Draper with some spectacular shots, including a lob.

But the Aussie is fighting fire with fire, with emotion spilling out already after each big point won.

De Minaur with a smash to nudge ahead at 4-3.

Jack Rathborn30 June 2022 18:41



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