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Men's No1 seed Novak Djokovic cruised through his second round clash with Kevin Anderson today
Men's No1 seed Novak Djokovic cruised through his second round clash with Kevin Anderson today

Our daily Wimbledon round-up will bring you all the latest news from SW19 as Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray are both in action on Centre Court on day three

Djokovic dismisses Anderson easily

Novak Djokovic made light work of Kevin Anderson in what was a repeat of the 2018 Wimbledon final, dismissing the big South African 6-3 6-3 6-3 in straight sets on Centre Court to cruise into round three

World No1 Djokovic, 34, rarely had to get out of second gear as the Serb continued his quest for a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title and a sixth Wimbledon crown.

After a performance that the man himself described as "almost flawless", the winner of Andreas Seppi and qualifier Denis Kudla's clash will need to be at their very best to pose any kind of threat to the tournament favourite.

Sabalenka advances after Boulter fright

Second seed Aryna Sabalenka saw off Brit Katie Boulter to reach round three – but only after a scare.

Boulter, 24, stunned Centre Court to take the first set 6-4 but Sabalenka broke early in the second set to level.

The only other time the two met, Sabalenka won in straight sets at the 2019 Australian Open.

However, Boulter made Sabalenka work for the win - despite taking a medical time out for a heavily strapped elbow – before the Belarusian took the deciding set 6-3.

Katie Boulter did her best to cause an upset against Aryna Sabalenka on Centre Court
Katie Boulter did her best to cause an upset against Aryna Sabalenka on Centre Court

Murray wins five-set thriller

Andy Murray won a five-set thriller against little-known German Oscar Otte to reach round three in dramatic circumstances. 

Murray, 34, lost the third set and looked weary. But, roared on by the Centre Court crowd, fought back to win 6-3 4-6 4-6 6-4 6-2.

Speaking afterwards, Murray said: "I enjoyed the end of the match. The middle part not so much.

"What an atmosphere to play in at the end. The whole crowd was amazing but there were a few guys in there getting me fired up. I needed everyone's help."

Darkness forced a 15-minute delay while the roof was closed, at which point Otte led 2-1.

But Murray, backed by a partisan crowd on Centre Court, returned reinvigorated and stormed back to win seven of the first nine games after the restart.

Murray will now face No10 seed Denis Shapovalov in round three on Friday. 

Brits in action

Cam Norrie, the world No29, booked his place in round two with a convincing victory over dangerous Frenchman Lucas Pouille.

Norrie, 25, was forced to dig in on Court 2 after losing the first set in a tie-break, but produced some excellent tennis to turn things around — eventually prevailing 6-7 7-5 6-2 7-5.

He will take on Australian wildcard Alex Bolt tomorrow in his next clash, looking to make the third round of a Grand Slam for the fourth time in succession.

However, there was disappointment in the women's draw where Samantha Murray Sharran was outclassed by Romania's Sorana Cirstea, beaten 6-3 6-3 in a disappointingly one-sided affair.

Debutant Emma Raducanu, 18, is the last British woman standing after beating Russian Vitalia Diatchenko 7-6 6-0. 

British No1 Dan Evans made light work of reaching the third round by beating Dusan Lajovic in straight sets, 6-3 6-3 6-4.

But Evans, 31, believes he can play better. He said: “I don’t think I played particularly amazing tennis today, but I got through the match with decent concentration.

"I found my tennis when I needed to the longer the match went on."

Evans now faces the unseeded Sebastian Korda, 20, in round three.

Liam Broady won the first set against Argentine No9 seed Diego Schwartzman but eventually went down 4-6 6-2 6-1 6-4.

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