Wimbledon 2022 LIVE: Emma Raducanu, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic return

Wimbledon 2022 LIVE: Emma Raducanu, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic return

Wimbledon 2022: Emma Raducanu wins Centre Court debut as Andy Murray starts with victory

Wimbledon enters day three at the All England Club with Emma Raducanu, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic the headline attractions, following Serena Williams’ dramatic late defeat last night.

Today’s order of play sees Raducanu back after a Centre Court debut and looking to get past Caroline Garcia, with Murray scheduled to be third on Centre with the prospect of some late drama against the big-serving John Isner. The home favourites are due on after Djokovic opens against Australian 26-year-old Thanasi Kokkinakis.

Cameron Norrie (vs Jaume Munar), Heather Watson (vs Qiang Wang) and Harriet Dart (vs Rebeka Masarova) will look to keep up the momentum from an impressive first two days for British players at SW19, as is Ryan Peniston, the 26-year-old debutant who picked up his first grand slam win in the opening round. He faces experienced American Steve Johnson first on Court 3.

Elsewhere the exciting Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz (vs Tallon Griekspoor) and women’s world No2 Ons Jabeur (vs Katarzyna Kawa) take to Court 2 and Court 3 respectively this afternoon, while Wimbledon champions Angelique Kerber and Garbine Muguruza also feature on Court 2.

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: Ryan Peniston* 1-2 Stevie Johnson

Johnson rattles off his next service game quickly and the pressure is back on Peniston’s serve.

Ryan Peniston in action against Stevie Johnson

(Reuters)

Lawrence Ostlere29 June 2022 12:58

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Wimbledon 2022, day three

Meanwhile, Ugo Humbert is having a bit of a day, it seems:

Lawrence Ostlere29 June 2022 12:55

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Wimbledon 2022: Ryan Peniston 1-1 *Stevie Johnson

Peniston struggles with his serve initially and Johnson attacks the second serve to create a couple of break point opportunities, but the Briton gathers himself and fights to deuce, before winning two quick points to hold serve. That was an important moment early in the match.

Lawrence Ostlere29 June 2022 12:54

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Wimbledon 2022: Ryan Peniston* 0-1 Stevie Johnson

Stevie Johnson serves first and rattles off a fairly quick game win to 30 Peniston ends the game with a return dumped into the net. Hopefully the nerves have been shaken off and he can settle quickly.

Lawrence Ostlere29 June 2022 12:49

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Ryan Peniston vs Stevie Johnson

Ryan Peniston and Stevie Johnson are finally out on court warming up for the biggest match of the British 26-year-old’s career.

Britain’s Ryan Peniston arrives on Court 3

(Reuters)

Lawrence Ostlere29 June 2022 12:42

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Rain delays start at Wimbledon

Peniston faces a stiff task up against Stevie Johnson, a 32-year-old American who has produced a solid, understated career at the top level, peaking at world No 21 in 2016.

Johnson likes grass and his best grand slam singles performance came at Wimbledon in 2016, reaching the fourth round. He has a couple of ATP 250 titles on grass, too.

Steve Johnson, pictured, beat Grigor Dimitrov in the first round

(Getty Images)

Lawrence Ostlere29 June 2022 12:28

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Rain delays start at Wimbledon

Play is now delayed until at least 12.30pm.

The roofs are up on Centre and Court 1, while on Court 3 an inspection of the surface is under way. The nerves will be jangling for Ryan Peniston, who is being made to wait for his second ever grand slam match.

Lawrence Ostlere29 June 2022 12:20

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The remarkable story of Ryan Peniston

First up on Court 3, when play does eventually get under way, is Ryan Peniston, who has an extraoardinary story.

He said having cancer as a baby has been a “blessing in disguise” for making 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 side-lines of a packed court watching his triumph over Switzerland’s Henri Laaksonen.

At the age of one, Peniston was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a tumour near his stomach, which required surgery and chemotherapy before years of regular check-ups.

The Essex-born player has previously attributed his late blooming in tennis to battling this as a youngster, as he grew up “a foot smaller than all my peers”.

Lawrence Ostlere29 June 2022 12:16

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Rain delays start at Wimbledon

A few images from a rainy morning at SW19:

Novak Djokovic warms up on the practice courts

(PA)

People sit under umbrellas as rain delays the start

(AP)

Water is cleared from the outside courts on day three

(PA)

A bird skips across the grass

(Reuters)

Lawrence Ostlere29 June 2022 12:04

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Rain delays start at Wimbledon

Play will now be delayed until at least 12.15pm after a series of mini drizzles soak Wimbledon and grease the many courts which had optimistically had their covers stripped off after the heaviest downpour ended at around 11am.

Positioning myself on Court 3 this morning, where there is no shelter from the rain, was a grave mistake.

Lawrence Ostlere29 June 2022 11:56

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