Wimbledon 2022 LIVE: Emma Raducanu, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic as rain delays begin

Wimbledon 2022: Emma Raducanu wins center court debut, Andy Murray starts with victory

Wimbledon enters day three at the All England Club with Emma Raducanu, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic in the headlines after Serena Williams suffered a dramatic late defeat last night.

Today’s order of play sees Raducanu returning from a center court debut and looking to get past Caroline Garcia, with Murray set to be third on center with the prospect of late drama against big serve John Isner. The home favorites line up after Djokovic opened against 26-year-old Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis.

Cameron Norrie (vs Jaume Munar), Heather Watson (vs Qiang Wang) and Harriet Dart (vs Rebeka Masarova) will be looking to keep up the momentum of an impressive first two days for British players at SW19, as will Ryan Peniston, the 26-year-old debutant , who celebrated his first Grand Slam victory in the opening round. He meets experienced American Steve Johnson first on Court 3.

Elsewhere this afternoon, exciting Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz (vs Tallon Griekspoor) and women’s world No. 2 Ons Jabeur (vs Katarzyna Kawa) compete on Court 2 and Court 3 respectively, while Wimbledon champions Angelique Kerber and Garbine Muguruza can also be seen on Court 2.

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


Rain delays begin at Wimbledon

The game is now postponed until at least 12:30 p.m.

Center and Court 1 are covered while Court 3 is under surface inspection. Nerves will be rattling for Ryan Peniston, who will have to wait for his second Grand Slam match.

Lawrence OstlereJune 29, 2022 12:20 p.m


The Remarkable Story of Ryan Peniston

First up on Court 3 when the game finally starts is Ryan Peniston, who has an extraordinary story.

He said having cancer as a baby was a “blessing in disguise” because it made him “tougher as a player” after winning his debut singles match at Wimbledon.

The 26-year-old wildcard was loudly cheered on by his parents, Paul and Penny, from the sidelines of a packed pitch as they watched his triumph over Switzerland’s Henri Laaksonen.

At the age of one, Peniston was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a tumor near his stomach that required surgery and chemotherapy for years of regular checkups.

The Essex-born player has previously credited his late tennis bloom to fighting as a youngster, as he grew up “a foot shorter than all my peers”.

Lawrence OstlereJune 29, 2022 12:16 p.m


Rain delays begin at Wimbledon

A few pics from a rainy morning at SW19:

Novak Djokovic warms up on the practice courts


People sit under umbrellas as rain delays launch


On the third day, the water is removed from the outdoor courts


A bird hops across the grass


Lawrence OstlereJune 29, 2022 12:04


Rain delays begin at Wimbledon

The game is now postponed until at least 12.15pm after a series of light drizzles soaked Wimbledon and smeared the many pitches which had optimistically stripped their covers after the heaviest downpour ended around 11am.

It was a serious mistake to position myself in 3rd place this morning where there is no protection from the rain.

Lawrence OstlereJune 29, 2022 11:56 am


Schedule today at Wimbledon

And some of the most important actions on the outdoor courts:

  • Anhelina Kalinina vs Lesia Tsurenko (29)
  • Tommy Paul vs. Adrian Mannarino (30)
  • Panna Udvardy vs. Elise Mertens (24)
  • Tim Van Rijthoven vs. Reilly Opelka (15)
  • David Goffin vs Sebastian Baez (31)
  • Alexander Bublik versus Dusan Lajovic
  • Diane Parry vs Mai Hontama
  • Lucie Hradecka & Sania Mirza (6) against Magdalena Frech & Beatriz Haddad Maia
  • Alejandro Tabilo vs. Miomir Kecmanovic (25)
  • Marie Bouzkova vs. Ann Li
  • Elisabetta Cocciaretto vs. Irina-Camelia Begu
  • Jamie Murray & Bruno Soares (9) vs. Benjamin Bonzi & Arthur Rinderknech
  • Jodie Anna Burrage & Eden Silva vs Arianne Hartono & Demi Schuurs
  • Oscar Otte (32) against Christian Harrison
  • Nikoloz Basilashvili (22) against Quentin Halys
  • Sarah Gray & Yuriko Miyazaki vs. Asia Muhammad & Ena Shibahara (5)
  • Shuai Zhang (33) against Marta Kostyuk
  • Jiri Vesely vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
  • Dalma Galfi versus Kaja Juvan
  • Aljaz Bedene & Soon Woo Kwon vs. Thanasi Kokkinakis & Nick Kyrgios (10)
  • Frances Tiafoe (23) against Maximilian Marterer
  • Tatjana Maria vs Sorana Cirstea (26)
  • Maja Chwalinska vs. Alison Riske (28)
  • Rajeev Ram & Joe Salisbury (1) vs. Daniel Altmaier & Carlos Taberner

Lawrence OstlereJune 29, 2022 11:46 am


Schedule today at Wimbledon

Here’s what’s happening today across the four main squares:

Center Court (from 1:30 p.m.)

  • Novak Djokovic (1) vs Thanasi Kokkinakis
  • Caroline Garcia vs. Emma Raducanu (10)
  • Andy Murray vs. John Isner (20)
  • Jule Niemeier vs. Anett Kontaveit (2)
  • Karolina Pliskova vs Tereza Martincova – 7-6(1) 5-5 to finish
  • Cameron Norrie (9) against Jaume Munar
  • Maria Sakkari (5) against Viktoriya Tomova
  • Casper Ruud (3) vs. Ugo Humbert (15)
  • Greet Minnen vs. Garbine Muguruza – 6-4 to finish
  • Angelique Kerber versus Magda Linette
  • Tallon Griekspoor vs. Carlos Alcaraz Garfia (5)
  • Qiang Wang vs. Heather Watson
  • Ryan Peniston vs. Steve Johnson
  • Yanina Wickmayer vs Jelena Ostapenko (12)
  • Jannik Sinner (10) against Mikael Ymer
  • Katarzyna Kawa vs Ons Jabeur (3)

Ons Jabeur became the new number two in the world after winning the first round in Wimbledon (John Walton/PA).

(PA wire)

Lawrence OstlereJune 29, 2022 11:37 am


Rain delays begin at Wimbledon

While we wait here is a picture of Rufus the Falcon who has been keeping pigeons away from the All England Club for 15 years after taking over Hamish (also a Falcon).

Rufus the Harris Hawk at work on day three of Wimbledon 2022 (Aaron Chown/PA)

(PA wire)

As PA explain, the Wimbledon Hawk coach has revealed that in the early years of his now hugely successful career he was told to ‘get a real job’. Wayne Davis, from Corby in Northamptonshire, has been training hawks – Hamish and later Rufus – to purge pigeons from the All England Club in south-west London for 22 years.

Wayne Davis and Rufus the Harris Hawk on day three of Wimbledon 2022 (Aaron Chown/PA)

(PA wire)

Lawrence OstlereJune 29, 2022 11:29 am


Rain delays begin at Wimbledon

No tennis yet this morning but the forecast is looking sunny and dry this afternoon. This will come as a relief to the organizers who are already behind with several first round matches still to be played including Britain’s Harriet Dart who takes on Rebeka Masarova in 12th place.

The covers are stripped from the outer courtyards


Lawrence OstlereJune 29, 2022 11:23 am


Rain delays begin at Wimbledon

Another update on Court 3, where Peniston is due this morning: “Due to light rain in the area, there will be no play until 11.45am.”

Lawrence OstlereJune 29, 2022 11:20 am


Rain delays begin at Wimbledon

The rain is easing here at Wimbledon and the outside courts are being prepared for the start of play, which has been pushed back slightly from its original 11am start.

Umbrellas slowly fall around Court 3, where 26-year-old Brit Ryan Peniston is trying to continue his dream ride in his first Grand Slam against veteran American Steve Johnson.

Lawrence OstlereJune 29, 2022 11:04 am