Wimbledon is over for another year, but it once again lived up to expectations with many memorable moments.
Here, the PA news agency takes a look at five of the best singles matches at the All England Club in 2022.
The second day served late at night central courtyard deal but Serena Williams was unable to summon the ancient magic as she suffered a first-round loss to little-known Harmony Tan.
It was the 23-time Grand Slam champion’s first singles appearance since her early retirement from Wimbledon the year before, but Tan kept her composure to win 7-5 1-6 7-6(7) at 10:35 p.m. It was a historic result for the French world number 115, who went down 4-0 in the tie-break to stun the tall American.
An emotional Katie Boulter dedicated her upset of sixth seed Karolina Pliskova in the second round to her late grandmother, who died two days earlier.
After Andy Murray and Emma Raducanu came off early the day before, the All England Club crowd needed a bit of British cheering and Boulter provided them with a gutsy 3-6 7-6(4) 6-4 victory .
The home favorite recovered from letting a number of breaks slip away in the second set to face a tie-break before earning the best victory of her career with a final volley winner under the roof of center court.
A chaotic third-round battle between top foes Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas brought fireworks to Wimbledon on day five on Friday.
Kyrgios who won 6-7(2) 6-4 6-3 7-6(7) but the scoreline barely told a fraction of the story.
Tsitsipas later admitted he tried to hit balls against the Australian during their rallies and called his rival ‘bully’ and ‘evil’, while Kyrgios demanded the Greek be sacked after he hit a ball into the crowd.
In between, there were periods of wonderful tennis, but it was the action outside of the points that grabbed the headlines.
Cameron Norrie vs. David Goffin
Cameron Norrie thrilled a boisterous Court One with a thrilling five-set success over David Goffin to reach the semis.
It made the ninth seed the fourth Briton in the Open Era to reach the last four at the All England Club, but Norrie had to dig deep to win after three hours and 28 minutes of action.
Goffin ran into the blocks and at two sets to one, the last of the home singles players involved appeared to be heading into day nine of the Championships. But Norrie had other ideas and fought back in front of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to achieve a historic result.
The warrior spirit of 22-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal was on full display in a sensational victory over Taylor Fritz, where he defied his family’s pleas to continue despite his injury.
A tear in his abdomen would be diagnosed a day later and force the Spaniard to withdraw from SW19 but he managed to solidify in the quarter-finals to win 3-6 7-5 3-6 7-5 7-6 ( 4).
At many points it looked like Nadal would retire, but he somehow fought back and brought his clutch game in the fourth and fifth sets to put the center court crowd on their feet.
Serena Shocked, Brilliant Boulter & Kyrgios Classic – Best Wimbledon Matches
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