Fired-up Rafael Nadal puts Lorenzo Sonego in his place to cruise into Wimbledon fourth round

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Rafael Nadal has words with Lorenzo Sonego - PA
Rafael Nadal has words with Lorenzo Sonego - PA

An irritated Rafael Nadal's pursuit of a rare calendar Grand Slam gathered momentum on Saturday as he took it upon himself to reprimand Lorenzo Sonego before condemning the Italian to a 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 defeat in the third round.

The second seed had dropped a set in each of his previous two matches but on day six he appeared to be on a mission to get the match done and dusted before darkness set in.

But when Sonego convinced officials to close the roof so that the floodlights could be turned on with the second seed leading 4-2 in the third set, Nadal did not appear happy as it meant his victory charge would be held up by at least 10 minutes.

Upon resumption, the Italian riled the Spaniard by roaring in the middle of a rally after hitting a spectacular shot.

Nadal ended up dropping his serve for the first time in the match and, like a stern headmaster, he beckoned Sonego to the net and gave him an earful about the etiquette of tennis.

That exchange only served to fire up Nadal further and he won the next two games to reach the last 16 for the 10th time.

Wimbledon, day six: as it happened

09:44 PM

Meanwhile, quite the admission from Nadal in his press conference

I was wrong. Probably, I should not have called him on the net. So, apologize for that. My mistake on that. No problem to recognize that.

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09:34 PM

Andrea sums up everyone's thoughts!

09:30 PM

The handshake missed by the world

09:29 PM

No hard feelings from Kyrgios towards Tsitsipas

I've got ultimate respect for him, whatever happens on the court. I love him and I'm close with his brother.

09:27 PM

BBC bungle

Somewhat unbelievably the BBC opted not to show Kyrgios and Tsitsipas shake hands and instead showed the Australian's family.

Terrible TV producing by the Beeb!!!

09:25 PM

Kyrgios reacts

It was a hell of an atmosphere. I felt like the favourite coming in but I knew it was going to be a tough match, he's a hell of a player.

09:19 PM

Game, set, match Kyrgios!

Tsitsipas saved one match point but couldn't salvage another, with the Greek netting after a deft Kyrgios forehand slice.

A huge roar from the Australian and a pretty decent reception for him from the crowd too.

He progresses from what was a pretty bad-tempered clash 6-7, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6.

09:16 PM

Tsitsipas saves match point!

Kyrgios has a huge opportunity to win it on his opponent's second serve but misses his mark. It's 6-6 in the breaker.

09:13 PM

Over on Court No 1

We're into a fourth-set tiebreak between Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas. The Australian is two sets to one up - 6-7, 6-4, 6-3...

09:03 PM

Nadal gives his take on Sonego row. He's asked if things got a bit 'spicy'

Not spicy at all - I just from the bottom of my heart I didn't make it in a negative way I feel sorry if I bothered him but I did it in a right way. I feel really bad now if I bothered him so I feel sorry for that.

That's it - I will talk to him after but this is not a problem.

08:53 PM

Nadal 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 Sonego* (*denotes next server)

Nadal double fault, 30-15. Nadal earns his two match points. GAME SET MATCH NADAL. Sonego return error.

Grand Slam win No 308 for him.

Wow. Nadal and Sonego shake hands are involved in a prolonged exchange at the net. Sonego seems to be claiming Nadal's protestations were unfair. Bizarre end to the match

08:46 PM

Meanwhile, on Court 1 via Fiona Tomas

Stefanos Tsitsipas and Nick Kyrgios are locked in a fascinating duel in this fourth set, at 4-4. The Australian was on the verge of taking a decisive lead but ended up squandering two break points.

Will he rue that opportunity now there's a lengthy pause in play? Tsitsipas, meanwhile, challenged a call on a forehand stroke and....Hawkeye rules it in. Kyrgios sees the funny side and mockingly applauds with his racquet.

08:44 PM

Nadal* 6-1, 6-2, 5-4 Sonego (*denotes next server)

Drama before the game as Nadal calls over Sonego to the net about his late grunting. Nadal had already complained to the umpire.

Once the game gets underway, Nadal moves to 0-30. Sonego pulls it back to 30-30. But Sonego nets a forehand to give Nadal a break point.

Nadal backhand volley winner and he breaks again. He'll serve for the match next.

08:39 PM

Nadal 6-1, 6-2, 4-4 Sonego* (*denotes next server)

Sonego with an outrageous get as he slips but manages to flick a forehand past Nadal. Then he comes up with a forehand winner, 0-30.

SONEGO BACKHAND WINNER DOWN THE LINE. Three break points. Apologies for the capital letters it is all getting very exciting.

Nadal backhand into the net. Sonego breaks for the first time!

08:35 PM

Nadal* 6-1, 6-2, 4-3 Sonego (*denotes next server)

The match resumes and Sonego starts with a double fault!

Then responds with a forehand winner down the line, 15-15. Nadal backhand long, 40-15.

An ace by Sonego and he holds to stay in the set. It has been a much better set from the Italian but he's still down a break.

08:32 PM

The roof is closed...

... after a three minute warm up, we'll get started again.

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08:22 PM

Match paused

Sonego gets his wish as the roof is coming on due to bad light.

08:20 PM

Nadal 6-1, 6-2, 4-2 Sonego* (*denotes next server)

Slight delay to the game as Sonego asks for the tournament referee. Seems like he wants the roof because he can't see the ball well.

Sonego is told to carry on, he's going to lose soon anyway if we are being honest.

Sonego mis-hits a backhand into the tramlines, 40-15. Nadal forehand into the tramlines, deuce.

Longest rally of the match ends with Sonego slicing a backhand into the net. And Nadal holds when Sonego nets a forehand.

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08:13 PM

Nadal* 6-1, 6-2, 3-2 Sonego (*denotes next server)

Sonego get a high ball to put away, Nadal reads it and drills a backhand down the middle that the Italian opts to leave and the ball drops in, 15-30. Bad decision.

Nadal pulls Sonego left and right but the Italian keeps himself in the point, Nadal hits a volley but Sonego chases it down and makes the forehand pass, 40-30.

Nadal backhand wide and Sonego holds.

08:07 PM

Nadal 6-1, 6-2, 3-1 Sonego* (*denotes next server)

Nadal is yet to face a break point and he doesn't in this game, holding to 15.

08:03 PM

Nadal* 6-1, 6-2, 2-1 Sonego (*denotes next server)

Sonego holds for the first time in the set. Just passed 8pm, getting dark overhead.

Nadal will want to finish this quickly.

08:01 PM

Analysis from Centre Court by Fiona Tomas

Lorenzo is throwing the kitchen sink at Nadal, hammering forehands all over the place - but Nadal isn’t giving him an inch - his returns are ridiculous.

Each heavy sigh from Lorenzo every time he strikes the ball suggests he’s beginning to tire now. Can he get on the scoreboard in this third set?

There’s a sense the crowd is switching off a bit now - we’ve just heard cries of “We love you Southgate!” and “We love you Becker!”

07:59 PM

Nadal 6-1, 6-2, 2-0 Sonego* (*denotes next server)

'I love you Gareth' shouts someone in the crowd at the England manager, who is sitting in the royal box today.

Another comfortable hold to 15 for Nadal, who is poised to make his 9pm dinner reservation.

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07:55 PM

Third Set: Nadal* 6-1, 6-2, 1-0 Sonego (*denotes next server)

Shot of the day from Sonego as he hits a delicate drop volley winner, 15-15. Beautiful cross court backhand return by Nadal, 15-30. It whistled past Sonego.

Sonego approaches with a sliced backhand and Nadal lobs with a backhand. Perfection. Break point.

Sonego shanks a forehand that is caught in the stands by a punter. Nadal breaks.

07:48 PM

Nadal 6-1, 6-2 Sonego* (*denotes next server)

Two set points for Nadal after Sonego nets a forehand. He loses the first after a backhand into the tramlines but he gets it done with a cross court backhand winner.

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07:43 PM

Nadal* 6-1, 5-2 Sonego (*denotes next server)

Sonego keeps himself in the set with a forehand winner down the line to hold. He's trying his best and the fans are acknowledging that as they give him a massive cheer.

07:42 PM

Analysis from Centre Court by Fiona Tomas

There’s a bit of a stare from Lorenzo as someone popped a champagne bottle open just as he was about to serve. Moments later... Lorenzo finally lands himself a game and throws his arms into the air wildly, as if to egg on the crowd. Who can blame him?

A raucous cheer erupts around Centre Court. That’s got to be the biggest of the day!

07:39 PM

Nadal 6-1, 5-1  Sonego* (*denotes next server)

Outrageous half volley pick up by Nadal, Sonego gets the ball back but Nadal nonchalantly puts away an angled backhand.

Nadal holds to love again.

07:36 PM

Analysis from Centre Court by Fiona Tomas

The Centre Court crowd is getting behind the Italian, who is a risk of being bagelled here. A group in the far corner breaks into song with a chant of, ‘Forza Lorenzo!”

But their encouragement does little to distract Nadal, who’s on a roll having won eight straight games now.

07:35 PM

Nadal* 6-1, 4-1 Sonego (*denotes next server)

Sonego backhand long, 15-30. Timely first serve by Sonego and Nadal's return drifts long.

Sonego with a serve and volley winner. Nadal forehand return into the net and Sonego finally holds.

And he gets a huge cheer from the crowd. That was nice.

07:33 PM

Nadal 6-1, 4-0 Sonego* (*denotes next server)

Another bad volley by Nadal, two in a match is exceptionally rare, 30-30. Nevertheless, he holds for a ninth game in a row.

07:27 PM

Nadal* 6-1, 3-0 Sonego (*denotes next server)

Another service game for Sonego and more trouble as he falls to 0-30. To his credit, he fights back to 30-30.

But once again he makes an error on the forehand side, break point Nadal. Sonego forehand into the tramlines.

Eight games in a row for Nadal. This is a chastening match for the Italian.

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07:23 PM

Nadal 6-1, 2-0 Sonego* (*denotes next server)

A rare careless error by Nadal as he puts a backhand volley long, 15-30. Sonego return into the net, 30-30.

Sonego just misses with a backhand pass. Surprised he didn't challenge that.

Nadal holds again. Seven games in a row for the Spaniard.

07:19 PM

Analysis from Centre Court by Fiona Tomas

It’s been pretty plain sailing for Nadal, who’s just nipped off court for what must be a loo break. He’s barely broken sweat in this set, so surely isn’t in need of a T-shirt change already…

It says a lot when you double fault twice in one-game and still hold serve, you know things are going your way.

Gareth Southgate is among the high-profile sports figures watching on from the royal box. The England manager is a big fan of the Spaniard, telling the BBC earlier today: “Nadal’s consistency over a long period of time and the way he looks after himself - the benchmark for professional athletes is to be how he is."

07:18 PM

Second Set: Nadal* 6-1, 1-0 Sonego (*denotes next server)

Nadal is all business tonight. He's going after every short ball from Sonego and punishing him.

A backhand winner makes it, 15-30. For what feels like the umpteenth time, Sonego shanks a forehand long, two break points for Nadal.

Sonego saves the first. But not the second as he hits a forehand approach, advances to the net and Nadal whips a forehand past him.

Brilliant.

07:09 PM

Nadal 6-1 Sonego* (*denotes next server)

Nadal wraps up the set in 27 minutes with his third love service hold of the set.

A near perfect set of tennis from the 22-time Grand Slam champion.

We call that a breadstick in the tennis industry!

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07:08 PM

Nadal* 5-1 Sonego (*denotes next server)

Nadal goes on the attack but just puts a backhand into the tramlines, 15-15. Sonego gets a short ball but nets the forehand, 15-30. And another forehand, two break points.

Sonego's second serve kicks up on Nadal and the Spaniard puts his return long, 30-40. Double fault Sonego.

Double break for the Italian.

07:04 PM

Nadal 4-1 Sonego* (*denotes next server)

Two double faults in the game from Nadal, very unusual that, 15-30. Great hustle by Sonego to reach a Nadal volley, he puts up a lob that Nadal smashes back but Sonego then hits a forehand long, 40-30. Bad miss that.

Nadal holds when Sonego misses a return.

06:57 PM

Nadal* 3-1 Sonego (*denotes next server)

A bit of trouble for Sonego as he falls to 0-30. But he recovers to 30-30. However, a mis-hit forehand means it is 30-40. Break point Nadal.

Sonego backhand into the tramlines and Nadal breaks. Perfect start for the Spaniard.

06:53 PM

Nadal 2-1 Sonego* (*denotes next server)

Serve and volley winner from Nadal to hold to love again. Sonego yet to get going on the Nadal serve.

06:49 PM

Nadal* 1-1 Sonego (*denotes next server)

122mph ace from Sonego, 30-0. Nadal stretches and hits a brilliant angled cross-court winner. Sonego frames backhand and has actually broken a string, 40-30.

Nice drop shot by Sonego, Nadal gets there but the Italian puts away the volley.

06:45 PM

First Set: Rafael Nadal 1-0 Lorenzo Sonego* (*denotes next server)

Statement of intent from Nadal as he goes on the offense and powers a backhand winner down the line, 40-0.

He holds to love to open the match.

06:39 PM

Here we go!

06:29 PM

Next up...

... it's Rafael Nadal!

06:21 PM

Watch out for Badosa

The 4th seed takes out the former champion 7-5, 7-6 to reach the last-16.

The Spaniard is one to watch

06:14 PM

Tiebreak on Centre

Nothing to separate Badosa and Kvitova in the second set so we are into a tiebreak.

Kvitova has to win to force a deciding set!

06:07 PM

Classy move by Swiatek to sign autographs despite being beaten

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05:50 PM

Cornet reacts

I have no words right now - it reminds me of the time I beat Serena [Williams] on the same court eight years ago exactly. This court is a lucky charm for me. I am a huge fan of Iga [Swiatek], she's so talented and an amazing player and nice ambassador of women's tennis so I'm very flattered I beat her today.

This kind of match is what I live for, what I'm practicing for, it drives me and I knew I could do it. I had this belief even with her wins, I thought there is a moment you can beat her it's now on grass so I was just believing very hard and I have the best team by my side and the best crowd.

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05:39 PM

MAJOR UPSET ALERT

Incredible scenes on Court 1 as Swiatek is dumped out of Wimbledon by Cornet.

Swiatek had won 37 matches before today. She hadn't lost in four months.

That will send shockwaves through the draw.

05:31 PM

Swiatek streak in big trouble

Drama on Court 1 as world No 1 Swiatek has been broken twice and is now 6-4, 5-2 down to Alize Cornet.

05:26 PM

Badosa claims the opening set over Kvitova

Petra Kvitova served for the match at 5-4 but was broken back by 4th seed Paula Badosa.

Then at 6-5 down the Czech double-faulted to lose the set 7-5.

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05:13 PM

Sunday's order of play

We have a partial schedule for play on Sunday.

Heather Watson will open play on Centre Court with the eagerly anticipated clash between Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz to follow then Novak Djokovic vs Tim Van Rijthoven.

Cameron Norrie is on Court 1 against Tommy Paul.

05:00 PM

The World No 1 is in trouble

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04:46 PM

The Americans are on the up

04:34 PM

The 2019 champion is one to watch

04:16 PM

Anisimova reacts

It’s my first time playing on a Centre Court, so it’s a special day. It’s a huge privilege to play on this court. Thanks to Coco, she’s such an amazing player. Before the match, I was just trying to prepare for the moment, but winning today is so special.

The worst thing about tennis is to lose 7-6 in the first set, but I had the same experience at the French Open. It was important to bounce back. It was extremely exhausting but I still pushed through and I’m extremely happy to take the win.

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04:04 PM

Analysis from Anisimova vs Gauff on Centre Court by Fiona Tomas

Anisimova has come through to win it and Gauff, who was cruising in the opening stages of this match, has crashed out! The 20th seed has staged a thrilling comeback from a set down to make the fourth round at Wimbledon for the first time, marking her first Centre Court appearance with a 7-6 (7-4) 2-6, 1-6 win.

After whipping in a forehand winner, she sinks to the grass and lies there for a few moments. That’s got to be one of the biggest victories of her career - she’s experienced more downs than ups since making the semi-final of the French Open in 2019 as a 17-year-old - but weathered an early storm and brought her ‘A-game' today.

So much of the focus has been on French Open finalist Gauff heading into this one, but that’s a real statement of intent from Anisimova, who sets up a tasty fourth-round tie with Harmony Tan.

03:58 PM

Huge win for Anisimova

03:49 PM

More from De Minaur

I appreciate all the support, I cherish every moment I can get on this court and if I can get your guys support it means the world so I appreciate it. I will just try keep on doing on me, stay excited and stay pumped."

03:45 PM

De Minaur reacts

It was definitely harder out there than I wanted it to be but at the end of the day this is tennis anything can happen. On an amazing court in front of an amazing crowd playing a Brit, more than anything just relief to be in the second week of Wimbledon.

It's incredibly special - Wimbledon in itself is such a special tournament so to be able to come here and play here it's an honour so I'm just enjoying every second I can on the grass and trying to ride this wave.

03:33 PM

Broady* 3-6, 4-6, 5-7 De Minaur (*denotes next server)

De Minaur forehand long, 15-15. Broady forehand return goes long, 30-15. De Minaur forehand into the net, 30-30. Scrappy game so far.

Deep Broady return and De Minaur frames a backhand long, break point. De Minaur overhead winner, deuce.

De Minaur tames nets a backhand, second break point. De Minaur dominates the rally with his forehand and finishes with a winner. Great tennis by the Aussie.

De Minaur double fault, third break point for Broady. Saved again by De Minaur after a forehand winner with both men bringing out the best in each other.

22 shot rally ends with De Minaur sending a backhand into the tramlines, fourth break point.

So clutch from De Minaur as he saves it with a volley winner. Match point De Minaur after a Broady return error.

De Minaur puts a backhand long, back to deuce. Second match point for De Minaur. Sixth deuce of the match as De Minaur goes long with a backhand again.

Third match point for De Minaur when Broady's forehand is long. Saved by Broady now as he hits a deep return and finishes with a volley winner.

Unreturned De Minaur serve, fourth match point. GAME SET MATCH DE MINAUR. Broady nets a backhand return and it is all over on Court 1.

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03:19 PM

Broady 3-6, 4-6, 5-6 De Minaur* (*denotes next server)

24 shot rally, De Minaur pounds Broady's backhand side and the Brit slices into the net, 15-30.

Broady stops play thinking De Minaur's shot is long, he challenges and Hawkeye says he was wrong. Two break points.

Broady approach shot, De Minaur backhand down the line and Broady nets the volley.

Broady is broken for the fourth time and De Minaur will serve for the match again.

03:16 PM

Latest update from Centre Court via Fiona Tomas

Anisimova 4-1 up in the second set.

Anisimova has done what Gauff could not do in the first set. The 20th seed has established a healthy 4-1 lead after breaking the teen early on. After failing to capitalise on four break points, Gauff gets lucky with number five to get herself on the scoreboard, but it’s Anisimova who is riding the wave and she breaks her American counterpart again.

There’s a different sort of battle being played out in the crowd. For every ‘Come on Amanda!’ that echoes around Centre, there’s a ‘Come on Coco!’ It’s impossible to tell how this one is going to turn out, although right now it’s Anisimova with the clinical edge.

03:15 PM

Broady* 3-6, 4-6, 5-5 De Minaur (*denotes next server)

Two break points for Broady. De Minaur saves the first when he steps inside and hits a forehand winner, 30-40.

And he finally does. He keeps his composure, doesn't make an error and De Minaur blinks first with a forehand into the tramlines.

He couldn't could he?

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03:10 PM

The stars are out on Centre

03:09 PM

Broady 3-6, 4-6, 4-5 De Minaur* (*denotes next server)

A third ace for Broady moves him to 40-15. De Minaur has hit 12 in comparison. Broady volleys into the net and it's now deuce.

Broady forehand winner onto the line and he holds serve for potentially the last time at Wimbledon this year.

Can he finally break the De Minaur serve?

03:06 PM

Broady* 3-6, 4-6, 3-5 De Minaur (*denotes next server)

Broady will need to hold serve next to stay in the match after De Minaur holds serve easily to put himself within a game of the fourth round.

03:04 PM

A big upset for a big man

03:01 PM

Broady 3-6, 4-6, 3-4 De Minaur* (*denotes next server)

Another example of De Minaur's incredible speed as he chases down a drop volley and flicks a backhand into the corner.

Fist pump from Broady as he holds when De Minaur misses with a backhand.

02:57 PM

Broady* 3-6, 4-6, 2-4 De Minaur (*denotes next server)

Small opening for Broady but he nets a backhand return. De Minaur holds Broady's backhand when flies long.

The speed by Broady around the court has been incredible to witness.

02:54 PM

Latest update from Centre Court via Fiona Tomas

Gauff takes the first set 7-6. Anisimova was 4-1 up in this first set tie-break after a double fault from Gauff. After the teen hammered her second one straight into the net, she raised both hands to her head in disbelief.  But the 18-year-old kept her composure to stage a thrilling comeback to take it 7-4.

Anisimova leans against the net, visibly frustrated, after shanking a forehand into the tramline. Gauff doesn’t exactly celebrate wildly - there’s only another fist pump - seemingly wary of Anisimova’s threat after bouncing back from her shaky start.

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02:53 PM

Broady 3-6, 4-6, 2-3 De Minaur* (*denotes next server)

Broady keeps himself in touching distance with De Minaur as he holds. 14 winners and 26 unforced errors for the Briton today.

02:51 PM

Broady* 3-6, 4-6, 1-3 De Minaur (*denotes next server)

Broady earns himself another break point but he nets a backhand. The disappointment is clear on his face.

And De Minaur holds again when he goes on the attack and Broady nets a backhand.

02:44 PM

Latest update from Centre Court via Fiona Tomas

This opening set is going to a tie-break!  Gauff was cruising in this opening set but has ended up making it hard work for herself. The teenager squandered two break points to go 4-1 up as Anisimova found her groove and won four games in a row to claw her way back.

Anisimova has held serve since stumbling earlier on. She’s striking the ball crisply and has capitalised on Gauff’s occasionally loose service game.  All the indications so far suggest this is already turning into a real tussle.

02:42 PM

Broady 3-6, 4-6, 1-2 De Minaur* (*denotes next server)

Broady forehand winner down the line, 30-0. He follows it up with a double fault then a backhand winner, 40-15.

De Minaur just doesn't know when he's beaten and keeps himself in the game to make it deuce.

However the Briton holds on again.

02:35 PM

Broady* 3-6, 4-6, 0-2 De Minaur (*denotes next server)

Subdued atmosphere on Court 1 as De Minaur's dominance on serve continues as he races to 40-0.

But Broady, who has chased every ball today, forces some errors from De Minaur and gets to deuce.

First break point of the match for Broady and he cups his ear to crowd, demanding more noise.

De Minaur finds his first serve, flicks a forehand deep and Broady's lob is just long. Very unlucky.

De Minaur completes the recovery to hold and maintain his break.

02:27 PM

Third Set: Broady 3-6, 4-6, 0-1 De Minaur* (*denotes next server)

Engrossing rally between the two men but Broady net, 0-30. Broady cannot afford to lose serve here.

Broady double fault, three break points. Broady overhead winner to save the first. And the second when De Minaur puts a backhand long.

But not the third as De Minaur puts up a lob and Broady's overhead goes long. Very bad miss.

02:22 PM

Broady* 3-6, 4-6 De Minaur (*denotes next server)

Ruthless tennis by De Minaur as he snuffs out any hope of a Broady break with an easy service hold.

A long way back for the Briton now.

02:17 PM

Broady 3-6, 4-5 De Minaur* (*denotes next server)

Broady keeps himself in touch by holding 15 and ensures De Minaur has to serve for the set.

Broady still hasn't created a break point opportunity for himself.

02:15 PM

Latest update from Centre Court via Fiona Tomas

Amanda Anisimova has endured a tough start against Coco Gauff, having been broken early on, but has since recovered a bit of rhythm after saving two break points.

This year's French Open finalist can't stop fist pumping - she’s dictating play comfortably and forcing her fellow American into a narrow defensive game. All the indications so far suggest this is going to be Gauff’s for the taking if she can keep this up.

02:14 PM

Broady* 3-6, 3-5 De Minaur (*denotes next server)

First opening on the De Minaur serve for Broady as he moves to 0-30. Unreal anticipation by De Minaur as he stretches and volleys a backhand winner.

Vital first serve by De Minaur gets the return error from Broady, 30-30. Broady forehand long, 40-30.

De Minaur escapes when Broady shanks a forehand high and wide.

02:09 PM

Broady 3-6, 3-4 De Minaur* (*denotes next server)

More problems for Broady as De Minaur's incredible speed causes him more problems, De Minaur overhead winner, 0-30. Broady forehand into the net, three break points.

Broady saves the first with an overhead winner. Accurate wide serve by Broady and De Minaur nets his return. Gutsy tennis by Broady. He drags De Minaur left then right before a delicate drop shot winner into the open court.

Quite the recovery from Broady as he holds from 0-40 down and roars in the direction of the crowd.

02:03 PM

Broady* 3-6, 2-4 De Minaur (*denotes next server)

De Minaur finally concedes a point on his first serve with an error, 15-15. Broady forehand winner lifts the crowd, 30-30.

Wide first serve by De Minaur, he attacks with a forehand approach and on the run Broady puts his forehand long, 40-30.

Broady forehand return long and De Minaur holds.

01:59 PM

Broady 3-6, 2-3 De Minaur* (*denotes next server)

Good composure from Broady to hit a nice drop shot winner with De Minaur way beyond the baseline.

Deep forehand approach shot by De Minaur and he closes the net like a volley master to earn a break point.

World-class tennis by De Minaur to lift a lovely lob by Broady. He breaks again.

01:55 PM

Broady* 3-6, 2-2 De Minaur (*denotes next server)

Another routine hold for De Minaur as he hits his ninth ace. Still to drop a point when he gets his first serve in play.

Broady has yet to create a break point opportunity for himself.

01:49 PM

Broady 3-6, 2-1 De Minaur* (*denotes next server)

Deep backhand by De Minaur and Broady nets a forehand, 15-30. Another forehand error by Broady gives De Minaur two break points.

Good recovery though by Broady as he fights back to deuce. But De Minauar puts his man under pressure and Broady falters. Incredible speed by De Minaur to chase down a drop shot but he can't quite get the ball over the net.

Second ace of the match by Broady to hold.

01:43 PM

Broady* 3-6, 1-1 De Minaur (*denotes next server)

De Minaur has been very good on serve today. Seven aces, won every point when he's got a first serve in, hit 13 winners and looked very comfortable so far.

01:41 PM

Second Set: Liam Broady 3-6, 1-0 Alex de Minaur* (*denotes next server)

You get the sense Broady has to win this set to keep himself in the match.

He gets off to a good start, holding onto his serve after a De Minaur error.

01:38 PM

First set De Minaur

De Minaur lands the opening blow as he takes the set 6-3 on Court 1. Can he fight back?

We'll bring you game by game updates now!

01:31 PM

Broady broken

Early setback for Broady as he drops serve to fall 4-2 and Alex De Minaur consolidates the break to lead 5-2.

Broady is not playing too badly, he's just up against a player, nicknamed the 'Speed Demon', who is adept at getting so many balls back in play.

01:17 PM

We're under way on Court 1

Broady holds in his opening service game to make a good start. But De Minaur holds to lead 2-1.

Slowly filling up on Court 1. A lot of empty seat again unfortunately.

12:57 PM

Good afternoon!

Welcome to further coverage from Wimbledon with Liam Broady, Coco Gauff and Nick Kyrgios in action.

Broady is lost 11 games in a row during his second-round tie against 12th seed Diego Schwartzman and looked on course to be the latest home player to exit the Championships after Murray and Raducanu's shock defeats on Wednesday.

But the world number 132 fought back to stun the Argentine in five sets in three hours and 47 minutes.

"I think it kind of played on my mind a little bit yesterday," the 28-year-old explained. "I saw some of the things online about Emma and Andy's results.

"At the end of the day tennis is a lottery. That's why people watch it. It's never a guarantee as to who's going to win. Those guys both came out against in-form players and sadly didn't get the job done.

"But I kind of wanted to get a little result for the British players myself to give us something to hold on to."

Victory for Broady sent him through to the third round at a major for the first time, having previously lost on two occasions in round two at Wimbledon.

In a normal year he would have earned 90 ranking points so far and would be on the verge of breaking into the top-100, but after Wimbledon decided to ban Russian and Belarussian players due to the invasion of Ukraine, the ATP stripped points from this tournament.

Broady laughed off any frustration, adding: "That would be, I think, my highest jump in points score.

"I'm losing 45 points from last year, so I think I'll probably drop back now to 150!

"But I'm just grateful to have made the third round of Wimbledon, to be honest. I'd play Wimbledon for no points and no prize money."

Also in action on Court 1 is Kyrgios, who faces Stefanos Tsitsipas in what should be a very entertaining clash.

And we'll also have game-by-game coverage of Rafael Nadal vs Lorenzo Sonego.