Just Stop Oil protesters disrupted day three Wimbledon game
Wimbledon 2023 enters day four with Andy Murray back on Center Court.
Wednesday’s drama centered around the Just Stop Oil protests, which saw three arrests for aggravated trespassing and property damage, prompting SW19 to tighten security after protesters spilled confetti and puzzle pieces across Court 18. Murray meets Stefanos Tsitsipas in a thrilling second-round match, with the pair’s story from a famous five-set match at the 2021 US Open adding additional spice to the second-round match. That competition, which Tsitsipas won, was fraught with suspense and bad blood after the Brit leveled allegations that the Greek was taking toilet breaks to gain an advantage.
Elsewhere on Thursday, defending women’s champion Elena Rybakina is back in action with the number 3 seeded and set to face Alizé Cornet. Follow live updates, scores and results from SW19 below.
Wimbledon day 4
Since the games on the outdoor courts start at 11:00 a.m., here are the first games of the day:
2nd place: No. 28 Elise Mertens vs. Elina Svitolina
3rd place: No. 29 Tomás Martín Etcheverry vs. Stan Wawrinka
4th place: Wang Xinyu vs. SofiaKenin
5th place: Maximilian Marterer vs. Michael Mmoh
6th place: Zhang Zhizhen vs. Botic van de Zandschulp
7th place: Alycia Parks vs. Ana Bogdan
8th place: Kateřina Siniaková vs. Lesia Tsurenko
9th place: Linda Nosková vs. Dalma Gálfi
10th place: No. 31 Alejandro Davidovich Fokina vs. ArthurFils
11th place: Diane Parry vs. Petra Martić
12th place: No. 16 Karolína Muchová vs. Jule Niemeier
14th place: No. 14 Lorenzo Musetti against Jaume Munar
15th place: No. 23 Alexander Bublik against JJ Wolf
16th place: Aleksandar Vukic against Quentin Halys
17th place: Jessica Bouzas Maneiro vs. No. 26 AnhelinaKalinina
18th place: Jan Choinski against No. 17 Hubert Hurkacz
Charlie SchoningerJuly 6, 2023 10:40 am
Wimbledon Day 4 – Matches of the day
Day 4 is expected to give us plenty of exciting games, so picking just three games from each of the women’s and men’s categories will be an incredible challenge. Still, here are the recommended games not to be missed today.
Elise Mertens vs. No. 28 Elina Svitolina: 2nd place
Leylah Annie Fernandez vs. No. 5 Caroline Garcia: 3rd place
Alizé Cornet vs No.3 Elena Rybakina: Center Court
Liam Broady vs No.4 CasperRuud: Center Court
MilosRaonic against No. 16 TommyPaul: 17th place
Andy Murray vs No.5 Stefanos Tsitsipas: Center Court
Charlie SchoningerJuly 6, 2023 10:27 am
Wimbledon day 4
With some second round games already completed, there are still seven first round games to start.
Linda Nosková vs. Dalma Gálfi: 9th place
No.16 Karolína Muchová vs. Jule Niemeier: 12th place
Jessica Bouzas Maneiro vs. Anhelina Kalinina No. 26: 17th place
Anna Bondár vs. Bianca Andreescu: 17th place
No. 31 Alejandro Davidovich Fokina vs. Arthur Fils: Court 10
Zhang Zhizhen vs. Botic van de Zandschulp: 6th place
No. 19 Alexander Zverev vs. Gijs Brouwer: 1st place
Charlie SchoningerJuly 6, 2023 10:16 am
Wimbledon day 4
After three rainy days so far, a few first-round games still have to be played on the fourth day.
Some men’s and women’s games were abandoned last night due to darkness while some first round games have yet to start.
Here we are in the games that are still to come:
Aliaksandra Sasnovich vs Nuria Parrizas-Diaz: (6-2, 0-0)
Viktorija Golubic vs. Anna Karolina Schmiedlová: (6-3, 0-0)
Irina-Camelia Begu vs. RebeccaMarino: (6-2, 2-4)
MarcoCecchinato vs NicolásJarry: (6-4, 1-4)
Marc-Andrea Huesler vs. YosukeWatanuki: (7-6 (5), 7-5, 2-5)
KimmerCoppejans vs Alex de Minaur: (7-6 (5), 3-6, 3-6)
JasonKubler vs UgoHumbert: (6-4, 4-6, 6-2)
MatteoArnaldi vs. Roberto Carballés Baena: (7-6 (0), 3-6, 4-6, 2-3)
Charlie SchoningerJuly 6, 2023 10:09 am
Arthur Fery could turn pro after gaining confidence after beating Daniil Medvedev at Wimbledon
Arthur Fery is considering turning pro after showing his potential with a narrow loss to third-seeded Daniil Medvedev on his Wimbledon debut.
Fery has followed Cameron Norrie’s path and won a scholarship to a US college – in his case Stanford – and will soon have to decide whether to graduate or pursue his sporting dreams immediately.
“I still have a fourth year ahead of me,” he said. “I’m not sure yet what I’m going to do about it. I have to decide, decide over the course of the summer what I’m going to do.
“But experiences like today push me to turn pro. I think I played well and managed my nerves well. I have a feeling that playing in these tournaments on the big courts could be pretty normal in the years to come. As the years have gone by, I’ve felt more and more ready to turn pro.”
Karl MatchettJuly 6, 2023 10:04 am
Iga Swiatek storms through while Ukraine’s Marta Kostyuk fights back to victory
World No. 1 Iga Swiatek enjoyed the calm amid the chaos at Wimbledon after easily beating Sara Sorribes Tormo in the second round.
The Pole was able to secure her place in the third round before some first-round matches had even started after rain messed up the schedule.
There was little danger of losing her rhythm as she clinched a 6-2, 6-0 win on Center Court.
“It’s definitely really comfortable,” she said. “I’m glad my games were wrapped up so I was always sure it would actually happen.”
Karl MatchettJuly 6, 2023 9:58 am
Where to Watch Wimbledon 2023: TV Guide and Schedule
Wimbledon is back and the big question ahead of the Championships is if anyone can stop Novak Djokovic from claiming a record eight men’s singles titles alongside Roger Federer.
Djokovic has been in unstoppable form in the Grand Slams this season and has now won a record 23 Major titles after victories at the Australian Open and French Open this season.
The Serb has won four straight Wimbledon titles and defeated Nick Kyrgios in the final last year to continue his dominance on SW19’s grass courts.
Elena Rybakina is the defending women’s singles champion after winning her first Grand Slam title in the final against Ons Jabeur last year.
Karl MatchettJuly 6, 2023 9:52 am
Katie Boulter makes it through to the second round, the only British success of the day
Katie Boulter was the only British winner at Wimbledon on a day marred by rain and protesters.
The British number one saw her game interrupted by the second Just Stop Oil raid of the day on court 18, but that didn’t stop Boulter, who won five straight points when play resumed and secured the first set against Daria Saville.
The pair started their match on Tuesday morning before the rain set in and picked up pace again with Boulter trailing 6-5 in the opening set.
After surviving the tiebreak against Australia’s Saville, who was recovering from a serious knee injury, Boulter pulled away to win 7-6 (4), 6-2.
Karl MatchettJuly 6, 2023 9:44 am
Stefanos Tsitsipas on Andy Murray’s second round match
Stefanos Tsitsipas on Andy Murray’s second round game: “Yes, I think it was settled a long time ago. We had to play the Laver Cup together on the same team. I’ve forgotten it. He forgot it.
“He’s someone I respect. Obviously he’s older than me. He did great things in tennis. I’m looking forward to this game. I hope there is a lot for me to learn.
“Regardless of the outcome, I feel like I really want to go out there and try and aim to be super strong and disciplined in this game because that’s going to take a lot of that. If I persevere and focus on my goal, I feel like anything is possible. I hope I’ll be in that spirit when I’m going to face him tomorrow.”
Jack RathbornJuly 6, 2023 09:30
Petra Kvitova announces her own Wimbledon press conference
In a funny moment late Wednesday night, Petra Kvitova announced her own press conference amid the backlog of Tuesday’s games.
Jack RathbornJuly 6, 2023 9:15 am