Wimbledon day eight: Emma Raducanu’s dream run ends, Novak Djokovic’s incredible stat, a catch of the day
Emma Raducanu’s fairytale run at Wimbledon ended in the fourth round.
The 18-year-old Briton, the breakout star of this year’s Championships, was a set and a break down to Ajla Tomljanovic when she had to retire.
Elsewhere the top two women’s seeds, Ashleigh Barty and Aryna Sabalenka, are through to the quarter-finals but Iga Swiatek and Coco Gauff bowed out.
In the men’s draw, old rivals Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer won in straight sets but fourth seed Alexander Zverev was knocked out in five by Felix Auger-Aliassime.
Here we look at the events of day eight.
Tweet of the day
— Félix AugerAliassime (@felixtennis) July 5, 2021
Quote of the day
Picture of the day
Shot of the day
To get there, and to play that shot 😮
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 5, 2021
Stat of the day
50 Grand Slam quarter-finals.
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 5, 2021
Catch of the day
This is my wife! On our anniversary!! I’m a ‘B’ lister in my own home 😂 https://t.co/GAWUle2Tfo
— Clive Tyldesley (@CliveTyldesley) July 5, 2021
She’s almost caught that too well, Clive.
Nick treads a fine line
The Wimbledon fines list was published and it was little surprise to see Nick Kyrgios feature prominently. The Australian will have to fork out 5,500 US Dollars for two incidents of swearing. Britain’s Dan Evans was also on the role of potty-mouthed shame.
Men: Alexander Zverev (4), Roberto Bautista Agut (8), Christian Garin (17), Lorenzo Sonego (23).
Women: Iga Swiatek (7), Barbora Krejcikova (14), Elena Rybakina (18), Coco Gauff (20), Madison Keys (23), Paula Badosa (30).
Day eight order of play
Daniil Medvedev v Hubert Hurkacz
Ons Jabeur v Aryna Sabalenka
Ashleigh Barty v Ajla Tomljanovic
Karolina Pliskova v Viktorija Golubic
Karolina Muchova v Angelique Kerber
Day eight weather watch
20 degrees – Heavy rain changing to partly cloudy by night time (Met Office)
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Novak Djokovic urges Tokyo 2020 officials to change schedule after opening win
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Naomi Osaka posts social media message after lighting the Olympic flame
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Big win for Andy Murray as he starts his Olympics campaign alongside Joe Salisbury
Andy Murray and Joe Salisbury marked themselves out as medal contenders with a brilliant first-round performance
Former Olympian suggests Naomi Osaka has made her life more difficult after media boycott
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Andy Murray reveals his daughter gave him inspiration after Wimbledon defeat
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Novak Djokovic gives his pre-Olympics press conference as he targets a gold medal
Djokovic struck a confident tone ahead of his bid for a first Olympic gold medal in Tokyo.
Novak Djokovic handed tough Olympics draw as he practices with Andy Murray
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Andy Murray’s former coach on what happens next for the former world No.1
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