Norrie Storms Into Wimbledon Second Spherical With Five-hour Win Over Andujar

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  • eleven:21 ET, Jun 27 2022
  • Updated: 6:38 ET, Jun 28 2022

CAMERON NORRIE have become the first Brit thru at Wimbledon with a directly units win over Pablo Andujar.

The in-shape British No1 was farmed out to Court No2 to stand the 36-yr-antique Spaniard however placed on a rain-interrupted display however.

1Cameron Norrie received his match towards Pablo Andujar in directly sets – however it took five hours because of the rain delaysCredit: Reuters

The climate delays meant the suit took 5 hours and ten mins to complete. 

Nervy Norrie also needed four fit points before sooner or later getting over the road – taking simply four mins after the second interruption to assert victory.

He stated: “It was not clean. I saw the dark clouds coming and then I heard a person shout ‘get it finished before the rain starts offevolved’.

“I turned into trying to. Yeah, it turned into now not the prettiest of performances however I’ll take this and flow on.”

Norrie, 26, was compelled right into a tie wreck in the 2nd set but still came through 6-0 7-6 6-3 on a checking out day.

The ninth seed was playing handiest his 8th suit at SW19 at some stage in which period he has confronted a number of the biggest names in tennis.

He changed into overwhelmed with the aid of eight-times winner Roger Federer in closing yr’s 0.33 round – the furthest he has ever superior into the match.

The left-hander also lost to former French Open finalist Jo Wilfried-Tsonga in 2017.

World No12 Norrie cruised thru the primary set in only 23 minutes most effective for a rain bathe to put off development through the second.

That regarded to place South Africa-born Norrie off his stride as Andujar fought lower back to take him to a tie ruin.

But after clinching that, 2021 Queen’s finalist Norrie set sights for domestic and won the decisive third set 6-three to installation a second-round healthy even though he wanted four fit factors.

Southpaw Norrie gave home lovers some cheer after British No5 Jodie Burrage lost in instantly sets to Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko to grow to be the first domestic player out this year.

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Burrage’s fit was delayed due to a ball-boy falling unwell, with the sweet Brit handing out strength beverages and a fan’s bag of Percy Pigs to assist.

Emma Raducanu came thru a tricky test to beat Alison van Uytvanck 6-4 6-4 on her Centre Court debut.

But she will face Caroline Garcia next after the French megastar came thru a protracted war in opposition to Brit Yuriko Miyazaki 4-6 6-1 7-6.

Heather Watson’s conflict with German Tamara Korpatsch became switched to be performed beneath the Court No1 roof but will be completed on Tuesday.

Wildcard Jay Clarke will ought to maintain mounting his comeback day after today as well after bad light suspended his clash with Christian Harrison.

American qualifier Harrison, who had his proper foot strapped up for the duration of a clinical timeout at the begin of the 0.33 set, leads 7-6 6-1 five-5.

Fellow Brits Ryan Peniston and Katie Swan had been forced to attend in a single day to embark on their quest for glory on the luxurious lawns – the two rain delays mean their matches have been pushed again to Tuesday.

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