Wimbledon day eight: Emma Raducanu’s dream run ends, Novak Djokovic’s incredible stat, a catch of the day

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Emma Raducanu leaves Wimbledon Court No 1

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

Quote of the day

“It’s probably bad, but tennis is one of the sports I didn’t watch at the Olympics.” – Coco Gauff

Picture of the day

Karen Khachanov celebrations

Karen Khachanov after a five-set win against Sebastian Korda (Peter Nicholls/PA)

Shot of the day

Stat of the day

Catch of the day


She’s almost caught that too well, Clive.

Nick treads a fine line

Nick Kyrgios antics

Nick Kyrgios is counting the cost of his outbursts (John Walton/PA)

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.

Celebrity corner

Dame Darcey Bussell

Former Strictly Come Dancing judge Dame Darcey Bussell, centre

Brit watch

Brit watch Wimbledon 2021

PA graphic

Fallen seeds

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

Centre Court
Daniil Medvedev v Hubert Hurkacz
Ons Jabeur v Aryna Sabalenka
Ashleigh Barty v Ajla Tomljanovic

Court One
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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