Wimbledon 2021 LIVE RESULTS: Murray vs Otte, gutsy Boulter loses to Sabalenka, Djokovic triumphs over Anderson – updates

WIMBLEDON is in full swing as Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic return to action on day three today.

Katie Boulter is also in action after going one set up against Aryna Sabalenka on Centre Court.

Meanwhile, Nick Kyrgios has beaten Ugo Humbert before cracking up the spectators at SW19.

The tournament has been full of surprises AGAIN with Serena Williams is OUT after retiring against Aliaksandra Sasnovich.

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  • Craig Mahood

    MURRAY *1-2 OTTE

    Otte takes the opening point when Murray goes long with a baseline backhand.

    He hands a point back with a double fault in the next serve before a winning backhand at the net.

    A slightly fortunate backhand volley sees Otte go 40-15 and an ace takes the game.

  • Craig Mahood

    MURRAY 1-1* OTTE

    First meaning rally falls the way of Otte. Murray looking for a backhand down the line but finds the middle of the net.

    A second serve facing Murray next but Otte’s backhand return drops just too long.

    Murray takes hold of the game by getting round the forehand and generating great spin, dropping the ball on Otte’s baseline.

    Ace number one hands him 40-15 before Otte can’t return his next serve into court for the game.

  • Craig Mahood

    MURRAY *0-1 OTTE

    Strong hold from the German!

    15-all when he bangs away an ace.

    Despite Murray getting to the next one, he can’t return before another huge serve wins the first game.

  • Craig Mahood

    HERE WE GO!

    Oscar Otte to serve first.

    Ready….PLAY!

  • Craig Mahood

    OSCAR CRIED

    Andy Murray's opponent today said he CRIED at Murray's documentary.

    Of course Andy is huge in tennis.
    When I watched his documentary when it came out, actually, I was crying. It was so emotional and so inspiring.
    I’m probably talking for other players, too. He’s just huge icon in the sport.
    The crowd probably won’t be on my side but that’s okay for me, of course.

    Oscar Otte

  • Craig Mahood

    HERE THEY COME!

    The players are out on centre court to a rousing reception!

  • Craig Mahood

    KATIE KLASS

    Part of the reason why World No.219 rocked the World No.4, shots like this!

    The 24-year-old won't be dwindling in those sorts of rankings for long.

  • Craig Mahood

    NEXT UP ON CENTRE….

    Sir Andy Murray.

  • Craig Mahood

    BOULTER OUT

    A tremendous performance from Katie Boulter as she goes out to No2 seed Aryna Sabalenka.

    A fabulous centre court debut and a huge ovation as she leaves the court.

  • Craig Mahood

    AGHHH

    The six break points come and go for Katie Boulter.

    Sabalenka holds. 1-1 in sets, 3-5 in the third with Boulter serving to stay in it.

  • Craig Mahood

    IN A BATTLE

    The warm-up to Andy Murray it was deemed.

    But Katie Boulter is embroiled in a battle with the No2 seed.

    She has her SIXTH break point in game eight, with Sabalenka 4-3 up and serving in the third set.

  • Craig Mahood

    NOT MANY SLIPS

    The sun breaks out over centre court and thankfully there hasn't been any slips during this encounter.

    Yesterday's fall for Serena Williams followed Adrian Mannarino's withdrawal after a similar heavy fall.

    And Boris Becker reckons that could be the last we see of Serena at these courts.

    It’s the last thing that a champion like Serena wants to do – leave her favourite courts with a walkover.
    She can barely walk straight. We’ve got to get used to the fact that this might be the last time.
    She is past 30. It’s another year of coming back, injuries, wear-and-tear, she also had an injury at the French Open.
    It is sad to see but time waits for no man or woman.
    The courts seem to be a little bit slippery this year, a number of players have been complaining.
    Her left ankle went one way, her right leg went sideways.

    Boris BeckerBBC

  • Craig Mahood

    CLASSIC NICK

    Love him or loathe him, he's always got plenty to say 😂

  • Craig Mahood

    BREAK BACK!

    And to love too!

    Katie Boulter, with new tape on her elbow, is back in it!

  • Craig Mahood

    SAB BREAK

    Katie Boulter is broken in game three of the third set.

    She has now signalled for a medical time out to get some treatment and new tape on her elbow injury she came out with.

     

  • Craig Mahood

    BEL BUOYED

    Belarussian Aryan Sabalenka takes the second set against British wildcard Katie Boulter.

    Sabalenka nearly thumped a ball boy in rage when hitting the net and had a pop at the crowd for cheering a Boulter winning point too early.

    She still seems raging but I'm sure deep down she'll be feeling better.

    Aryan Sabalenka
  • Craig Mahood

    CAM ON A ROLL

    RED-HOT Cameron Norrie claimed his 30th win over the year by coming back to beat Frenchman Lucas Pouille.

    The British No2 was a set down overnight having stopped for bad light late on Tuesday.

    But Norrie stormed back today to win 6-7 7-5 6-2 7-5, with a tantalising third-round encounter with Roger Federer now a very real possibility.

    This first-round win was only the second victory at Wimbledon for the 29th seed.

    But it was no surprise after the lefty's stunning year, which has seen him reach the finals of Queen’s, Lyon and Estoril.

    Only Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev have won more matches than the South African-born Londoner in 2021.

  • Craig Mahood

    ICYMI

    Here was one of a few stunning shots from Novak Djokovic in his win earlier today.

    Bringing Anderson into the net to then lob the tall South African, clipping the baseline.

    Quality stuff!

  • Craig Mahood

    HEAD'S GONE

     

    Aryna Sabalenka
    Kick in frustration
  • Craig Mahood

    A BUSY DAY CONTINUES

    Remarkably there are still some first round matches taking place that were inconvenienced by the rain.

    All courts in process as crowds continue to work their way around the grounds.

    Spectators
    Wimbledon day three crowds
  • Craig Mahood

    FIRST SET BOULTER!

    The world No4 rattled in the opening set by the world number 219!

    The Belarussian not pleased as she marches off for a toilet break before the second set!

    Katie Boulter wins the first set
  • Craig Mahood

    FINAL PREP

    Andy Murray being put through his paces as his return to centre court draws nearer.

    A familiar face serving behind him too!

    Andy Murray in prep
    Federer serves in the background
  • Craig Mahood

    TAKE THAT BACK

    Two double faults from the No2 seed and Katie Boulter has a break of serve!

     

  • Craig Mahood

    BRITAIN'S BOULTER

    Her centre court debut and Katie Boulter is 3-3 in the first set with Aryna Sabalenka.

    Both players were broken in their opening service games and we are back on serve.

    Katie Boulter
  • Craig Mahood

    KYRGIOS BANGERS

    A few typically classic Nick Kyrgios lines – as you'd expect. Not too much of a grumble at the surface though.

    He hasn't played much tennis at all having not left Australia.

    Yeah I did not bad for a part-time player!

    His match started last night and was finished today. So what did he do last night?

    It started raining yesterday and I thought it was going to be cancelled so I smashed so much food! I woke up in some pain this morning but it was easy getting up when you get to play here.

    He previously said he was using this as a vacation as he isn't expecting to do much after not playing a lot of tennis.

    I’m just using Wimbledon as a change of scenery that’s all! I’m not thinking too much about that, I’ll probably just go back to the hotel and play some Call Of Duty with my girlfriend and hang out, then come back out and play. It’s as simple as that really!

    Nick KyrgiosBBC

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