Author Archive for Katy Murrells at Wimbledon


Wimbledon 2019: Djokovic v Bautista Agut, Nadal v Federer – live!

Game-by-game updates from the men’s semi-finals at SW19Federer needs a quick kill in entrancing duel with NadalEmail Katy here or tweet @KatyMurrells 1.02pm BST Ho hum. 1.00pm BST It’s one o’clock. No sign of Djokovic and Bautista Agut yet. Continue re…


Wimbledon 2019 semi-final: Elina Svitolina v Simona Halep – live!

Serena Williams ‘in good place’ before Strycova semi-finalDiary: Henman defends Konta, Navratilova trolls TrumpAnd you can email Katy here or tweet her here 1.59pm BST First set: Svitolina* 1-6, 1-1 Halep (*denotes next server)Svitolina starts the seco…


Wimbledon 2019: Svitolina, Gauff and Djokovic in action, Wozniacki out – live!

Wimbledon updates on day five of the action at SW19Kyrgios’s unusual pub prep ends in defeat to NadalAny thoughts? You can email Katy or tweet @KatyMurrells 1.45pm BST Anderson forces a break point at 4-4 in the battle of the biffers with Pella, but bl…


Wimbledon 2019: Barty, Kyrgios, Nadal, Federer, Williams and Murray in action – live!

Keep up with all the latest action from SW19Herbert focused on doubles action with Andy MurrayFeel free to email Katy or to tweet: @KatyMurrells 10.53am BST Meanwhile in news regarding another talented but extremely temperamental Aussie, Bernard Tomic …


Angelique Kerber v Serena Williams: Wimbledon 2018 women’s final – live!

Live updates from the final on Centre CourtWilliams pits fighter spirit against Kerber’s resolveEmail or tweet @KatyMurrells 3.37pm BST Nadal slips on the grass at 0-30 on his serve and he slides 0-40 down, three match poi…


Wimbledon 2018 men’s semi-finals: John Isner v Kevin Anderson – live!

Live updates from the semi-finals on Centre CourtNadal v Djokovic the main course after battle of the big serversEmail, tweet @KatyMurrells 1.31pm BST First set: Anderson 2-1 Isner* (*denotes next server)… Advantage Ande…


Wimbledon semi-final: Jelena Ostapenko v Angelique Kerber – live!

Serena Williams faces Julia Görges in second semi-finalThe Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coverageFeel free to email Katy or to tweet @KatyMurrells 12.01pm BST Hello and welcome to our coverage of women’s semi-finals day. If you’re…


Wimbledon 2018: Serena Williams, Federer and more on day five – live!

Latest news, scores and reaction from WimbledonMuguruza knocked out | Cilic falls to shock defeatFeel free to email Katy or to tweet @KatyMurrells 12.22pm BST Keys looks like she’s stopped the rot when she races to 0-40 on Rodina’s serve. But from thre…


Wimbledon 2018: Boulter, Nadal, Konta and Edmund in action on day four – live!

Follow the action from day four at SW19Edmund and Swedish coach focus on Klahn before World CupYou can email Katy or tweet her here 12.52pm BST Boulter checks Osaka’s momentum by holding to love. If she’s going to lose, she’s going to do so fighting. …


Roger Federer v Tomas Berdych: Wimbledon semi-final – live!

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First set: Federer 6-6 Berdych* (*denotes next server)

There’s nothing to see here. Federer holds in no time at all and this set will be settled on a tie-break.

Berdych surely ran out of grasscourt shoes…(hence he has an image of Djokovic on the tongue of his footwear) #Wimbledon

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First set: *Federer 5-6 Berdych (*denotes next server)

At 15-all, Berdych cracks a forehand deep to Federer’s forehand wing, Federer just about gets it back, Berdych comes into the net, unwinds and … nets! 15-30, could that prove to be a costly error? Federer challenges on the next point but Hawk-Eye doesn’t rule in his favour. 30-all. He’s all out of challenges already. For a man as talented as Federer, his judgment when it comes to making appeals is awful. But now it’s 30-40, break point. I was going to say chalk flies up on the break point as Berdych sends an ace down the middle. But it’s not chalk these days, it’s titanium pigment. Not quite so snappy, is it? I can’t quite see John McEnroe saying: “You can’t be serious! Titanium pigment flew up!” Deuce. Advantage Federer, a second break point. Deuce. And from there Berdych shows nerve to hold.

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Wimbledon 2017 day five: Aljaz Bedene v Giles Müller and more – live!

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Elsewhere, Madison Brengle appears to be having a hangover from her win over the two-time champion Petra Kvitova in the previous round. She’s lost the first set 6-4 to France’s Caroline Garcia. And Kei Nishikori, the ninth seed, has just conceded the opening set of his match by the same score, to Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut.

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After back-to-back breaks, two comfortable holds. Muller leads 5-4 and Bedene will serve to stay in the opening set.

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Wimbledon 2017 day four: Federer, Djokovic, Kerber and more – live!

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And a spot of reading, if you want to catch up on yesterday:

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If you can’t wait another 28 minutes for some tennis, this should keep you going. Enjoy.

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Novak Djokovic beats Richard Gasquet to reach Wimbledon final – as it happened

Novak Djokovic ended Richard Gasquet’s run with an impressive win in straight sets, 7-6, 6-4, 6-4, to reach his fourth Wimbledon final in five years

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So Djokovic is through to his fourth Wimbledon final in five years. Could it be Andy Murray next? It’ll be fun finding out. Thanks for reading. Bye!

Related: Andy Murray v Roger Federer: Wimbledon 2015 semi-final – live!

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That was an impressive performance from Djokovic, and certainly his finest serving display of the tournament so far. Gasquet had a chance in that opening set, but once Djokovic went ahead, he never let up, as he put to bed any talk of a hangover from his defeat in the French Open final. As for Gasquet, once again he loses in style. Unfortunately for him, there are no bonus points for aesthetics.

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Stan Wawrinka v Richard Gasquet: Wimbledon 2015 – as it happened

Richard Gasquet prevailed 11-9 in a pulsating final set to see off the French Open champion and reach only his third grand slam semi-final

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He’ll have to conquer the world No1 in the semi-finals, though, because next up it’s Novak Djokovic. “He’ll be the favourite, everyone knows that,” says Gasquet, sweat still dripping. “But I just want to enjoy this win and then I’ll think about that.” And enjoy this win he should, he showed a strength of character there that few thought he possessed. Thanks for your company. It’s been a blast. Bye!

Wow…. What a match that was. Here’s how @richardgasquet1 beat @stanwawrinka #Wimbledon

Best men’s match of event Well done to Richard & Stan. Gasquet remains perfect in Major QF’s (3-0). Djokovic v Gasquet & Murray v Federer.

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Wawrinka’s serving to stay in the match, I make it, for a sixth time. He gets off to an inauspicious start. 0-15. He dumps a backhand into the net, 0-30. And then misses his first serve. The second goes in, but Gasquet is pushing and probing in a lengthy exchange, putting Wawrinka on the backfoot with a looping forehand, and Wawrinka goes long! Three match points. Gasquet’s effort clips the tape and agonisingly – and slowly – falls back on to his side of the court. Wawrinka forcefully fends off the second match point. But there’s one more. And Wawrinka fires long on the backhand and Gasquet has won! It seems unfitting for this to end on a backhand error, but this is a huge moment for Gasquet. He’s a contender, suddenly it feels like it’s the mid-2000s again and he’s going to go on and conquer the tennis world!

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Wimbledon 2015: day six – as it happened

Defending champion Petra Kvitova crashed out, James Ward and Dustin Brown’s runs came to an end, but Roger Federer advanced despite dropping his first set of the tournament

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As Murray races through the opening set 6-2, it’s time for me to take my leave. I’ll leave you in Les’s capable hands in the game-by-game. Monfils and Simon are only just getting under way on Court No1, in the other remaining third-round match. That could be tight: it would be no surprise if they’re back on Monday. Thanks for reading, see you next week. Bye!

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Which leaves the bottom half of the men’s draw looking like this:

Pospisil v Troicki

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