Wimbledon 2021 LIVE: Latest updates with Emma Raducanu, Roger Federer and Cameron Norrie in action
Posted On July 3, 2021
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Watch all the action from Day 6 at Wimbledon as teenage Emma Raducanu continues her fairytale run before Roger Federer faces off against Cameron Norrie.
Raducanu, who earned his A-Levels just two months ago and received a wildcard for the main draw, caused a seismic upheaval against stunning Roland-Garros Market finalist Vondrousova in the second round. The 18-year-old will now play on Court One for the first time in her career as she faces 45th World Sorana Cîrstea.
After Andy Murray and Dan Evans were both knocked out in the third round yesterday, Norrie is the last Briton remaining in the men’s draw but faces a daunting task, having lost in less than an hour in his only previous encounter against Federer. The 20-time champion had the chance to pass the first round, when Adrian Mannarino was forced to retire after four sets, but Federer shed his rust and once again showed his class in a unilateral victory against Richard Gasquet.
Elsewhere, world No.1 Ashleigh Barty and 2017 champion Angelique Kerber are both in action, while teenager Coco Gauff will open the days on center court. In the men’s draw, the No.2 seed Daniil Medvedev, number 4 seed Daniil Medvedev and ever-entertaining Nick Kyrgios are also in action. Follow all the actions below:
WIMBLEDON 2021: RADUCANU 1-3 CIRSTEA
After an emphatic first serve, Raducanu was shattered in her second as the Romanian’s precision began to show in the rally, hitting forehands deep into the court. A double fault at 15-30 puts pressure on the young Briton and, although she delivers a nice ace to save the first, Cirstea forces her to an error on the second.
Tom kershawJuly 3, 2021 1:25 PM
WIMBLEDON 2021: RADUCANU 1-2 CIRSTEA
Raducanu takes Cirstea 0-30 on serve with more punishing groundstrokes and, for all that she lacks experience, the 18-year-old has a clear power advantage. Another forehand winner takes the two-man game, but again Cirstea is able to hold the charge and follows a fine winner to the net.
Tom kershawJuly 3, 2021 1:19 PM
WIMBLEDON 2021: RADUCANU 0-1 CIRSTEA
Raducanu got off to a great start, with a flat backhand causing Cirstea to error 30-15 before a huge forehand attacked the Romanian’s second serve to bring the breaking point. Cirstea keeps her cool, however, leading the next three trades to get her first game on the board.
Tom kershawJuly 3, 2021 1:13 PM
WIMBLEDON 2021: THE GAME WILL TAKE A REPLACEMENT
Things look promising for a 1 p.m. restart on the outdoor courts, with Emma Raducanu heading to Court One for her much-anticipated match against Sorana Cirstea.
Tom kershawJuly 3, 2021 1:00 PM
WIMBLEDON 2021: RADUCANU WARM UP
The weather may have prevented the game from continuing, but Emma Raducanu was able to practice before her third round match against Sorana Cirstea. It starts in 20 minutes on Court One.
Tom kershawJuly 3, 2021 12:39
WIMBLEDON 2021: THE DELAY OF THE RAIN CONTINUES
The All England Club had confirmed that play would resume no earlier than 12:30 p.m. but unfortunately we could wait a bit longer with a light drizzle continuing to fall on SW19.
However, the forecast is a bit more optimistic, with the cloud expected to dissipate in about half an hour, after which there is no more rain expected this afternoon.
Tom kershawJuly 3, 2021 12:29
WIMBLEDON 2021: GAUFF OPENS THE COURT CENTER
Coco Gauff will return to center court again this afternoon. The American teenager, whose astonishing breakthrough in 2019 caught the world’s attention, admitted to being nervous about her return to tennis’s most famous scene, but handled those fears with aplomb against Elena Vesnina.
Tom kershawJuly 3, 2021 11:59 AM
WIMBLEDON 2021: FEDERING AGAINST NORRIE
While waiting for the game to resume, let’s take a look at Roger Federer’s match against Briton Cameron Norrie on center court this afternoon.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion has only played 11 matches this year, but, after surviving a terrible first-round scare against Adrian Mannarino, Federer shed the rust and showed his class in a victory in straight sets against Richard Gasquet.
Tom kershawJuly 3, 2021 11:41 AM
WIMBLEDON 2021: SUSPENDED GAME
Unfortunately, the weather took its toll earlier than expected, with games on the outdoor courts being suspended.
Tom kershawJuly 3, 2021 11:29 AM
WIMBLEDON 2021: OSTAPENKO 4-1 TOMLJANOVIC
2017 Roland Garros champion Jelena Ostapenko made a whirlwind start against Ajla Tomljanović, twice breaking world No.75’s serve to take a 4-1 lead in the first set.