Emma Raducanu out, Novak Djokovic crosses


Welcome to Day 3 of Wimbledon 2022! Days 1 and 2 played out at breakneck speed, but now that we’re into Round 2, things are calming down a bit. Instead of 64 games, we have 32 a little less crazy. Novak Djokovic will play, as will Emma Raducanu, Ons Jabeur, Jessica Pegula, Frances Tiafoe, Andy Murray and Reilly Opelka.

To keep up to date with what happened on day 2, click here.

Catch up on the biggest news from Day 3 below.


Raducanu annoyed by Garcia

Caroline Garcia of France cruised to an upset second-round victory over No. 10 Emma Raducanu of Great Britain in straight sets 6-3, 6-3. Garcia’s aggressive returns helped her dominate in the first set after winning 53 per cent of Raducanu’s services. Raducanu went up 2-1 early in the second set before dropping four of the next six sets and defeat. It was a short-lived time at Wimbledon for the 19-year-old Briton.

Djokovic easily beats Kokkinakis

Novak Djokovic can be the same as before. The No. 1 seed outclassed Thanasi Kokkinakis in straight sets, defeating him 6-1, 6-4, 6-2. Kokkinakis had to climb quite a mountain to find any kind of weakness that he could exploit, because Djokovic has very few when he is at the top of his game. Kokkinakis had momentum in the second set, and it looked like the momentum might be turning, but Djokovic fought back just as easily. He played fair, which is exactly what he needs to do on these grass courts. It has been 1,812 days since Djokovic’s last loss at Wimbledon, and it will be two more days until another competitor attempts to reset that clock. Best of luck to them, because Djokovic is not holding anyone back.

Pegula knocks down Vekić in the first round makeup

Jessica Pegula, the highest-seeded American remaining in the competition, defeated Donna Vekić of Croatia in straight sets after the original time of Tuesday’s match was postponed due to weather. The eighth-seeded Pegula easily won the first set, but had to earn a tie-break in the second set to take the match, 6-3, 7(7)-6(2).

Ruud out after loss to Humbert

Casper Ruud’s time at Wimbledon 2022 is over. The No. 3 seed lost to unseeded Frenchman Ugo Humbert in a four-set battle, with Humbert prevailing 3-6, 6-2, 7-5, 6-4. Initially, Ruud didn’t seem to be in much danger. He won the first set but couldn’t control Humbert in the second. Ruud then lost in a very close third set, and his comeback attempt in the fourth was not enough. Ruud, who reached the French Open final last month (only to be beaten by Rafael Nadal), will have to try to improve on his career-best result in the second round in 2023.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates beating Australia's Thanasi Kokkinakis during their men's tennis match on day three of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London on June 29, 2022. - RESTRICTED USE EDITORIAL (Photo by SEBASTIEN BOZON/AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by SEBASTIEN BOZON/AFP via Getty Images)

Wimbledon No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic won his Round 2 match against Thanasi Kokkinakis on Wednesday, and will play in Round 3 on Friday. (Photo by SEBASTIEN BOZON/AFP via Getty Images)

Tiafoe passes in front of Marterer

American Frances Tiafoe had no trouble defeating Germany’s Maximilian Marterer, winning 6-2, 6-2, 7-6(3) in just one hour and 36 minutes. Tiafoe, the No. 23 seed, has already surpassed his best result at Wimbledon, which was a Round 2 elimination in 2021. The 24-year-old has looked excellent in his two matches so far, and is part of a fleet of men. Americans. him trying to end the Grand Slam quarterfinal drought. The last time an American reached a Grand Slam quarterfinal was in 2020, when Tennys Sandgren lost to Roger Federer at the Australian Open.

Kontaveit upset in two sets by Niemeier

Anett Kontaveit, seeded No. 2 at Wimbledon and No. 3 in the world, was eliminated in straight sets on Wednesday by Jule Niemeier, the 97th-ranked player in the world. It was a pretty complete victory for Niemeier, who defeated Kontaveit 6-4, 6-0 in just 58 minutes. Kontaveit was competitive in the first set but ran out of steam in the second. She does not appear to have been injured, although she did withdraw from Berlin and Eastbourne earlier this month because she was dealing with the aftermath of COVID-19. It is unknown if she is still dealing with it and if it affected her performance in the second round.

This post will be updated throughout the day.