Wimbledon 2024: rain delays start, Murray and Raducanu in doubles action later – live

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Anyway … the bad news is that rain has delayed the start to proceedings at Wimbledon today. The good news is that it seems to be stopping and some covers are coming off.

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Hello! Could today see Andy Murray’s final game at Wimbledon? He is playing alongside Emma Raducanu, who has found found in SW19, in the mixed doubles. After the emotional chat following his men’s doubles exit earlier in the week, some might have forgotten he still has the chance to progress into the second week of the tournament, so it’s almost a nice surprise.

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In other British news, Cameron Norrie faces a tricky test against Alexander Zverev on Centre Court this afternoon. Norrie made relatively light work of compatriot Jack Draper in the second round, so might be hopeful of giving the German a run for his money.

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Over in the women’s singles another Battle of the Brits victor, Harriet Dart, fresh from despatching Katie Boulter, faces Wang Xinyu. Dart’s confidence will be high thanks to exploits in south London and reaching the fourth round would be a fine achievement.

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We will be keeping across it all.

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It looks a touch cold out on court 2 where Dart is in long sleeves and trying to cope with gusty winds. She is broken in the first game of the match after being taken to deuce.

Harriet Dart and Wang Xinyu head out to warm up on court two.

Some lovely praise for Andy Murray.

Because we have zero action, I will run through some celebrities in attendance.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola with his wife Cristina Serra. Photograph: John Walton/PA
Sachin Tendulkar with his wife Anjali. Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA
Adam Peaty and Holly Ramsay. Photograph: John Walton/PA
Laura and Jason Kenny. Photograph: John Walton/PA

A glorious British summer.

Umbrellas out on court. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Start delayed by rain

Anyway … the bad news is that rain has delayed the start to proceedings at Wimbledon today. The good news is that it seems to be stopping and some covers are coming off.

Soccer and tennis all in one day …

Catch up on what happened yesterday.

Preamble

Hello! Could today see Andy Murray’s final game at Wimbledon? He is playing alongside Emma Raducanu, who has found found in SW19, in the mixed doubles. After the emotional chat following his men’s doubles exit earlier in the week, some might have forgotten he still has the chance to progress into the second week of the tournament, so it’s almost a nice surprise.

In other British news, Cameron Norrie faces a tricky test against Alexander Zverev on Centre Court this afternoon. Norrie made relatively light work of compatriot Jack Draper in the second round, so might be hopeful of giving the German a run for his money.

Over in the women’s singles another Battle of the Brits victor, Harriet Dart, fresh from despatching Katie Boulter, faces Wang Xinyu. Dart’s confidence will be high thanks to exploits in south London and reaching the fourth round would be a fine achievement.

We will be keeping across it all.

The Guardian

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