Wimbledon 2022 LIVE: Nick Kyrgios v Brandon Nakashima scores and results as Rafael Nadal and Simona Halep in action

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Rafael Nadal returns to action on day 8 at Wimbledon with the Spaniard against Dutch player and 21st seed Botic van de Zandschulp. There’s a lot more to come before that on center court with Nick Kyrgios is looking to put behind him the bitter third round match against Stefanos Tsitsipas and a $4,000 fine when he faces American Brandon Nakashima.

The last Grand Slam winner in women’s singles is Simona Halep and the Romanian, champion here in 2019, takes on fourth seed Paula Badosa, with the Spaniard able to match a career-best showing at a Grand Slam by reaching the quarter-finals. Harmony Tan’s incredible run also continues, with the French star inspired since her first-round win over Serena Williams and set to take on American Amanda Anisimova.

There’s also plenty of doubles action today, including Jamie Murray and Bruno Soarez, back in the men’s doubles third round against John Peers and Filip Polasek in an intriguing battle, while Coco Gauff, beaten in the singles by Anisimova on Saturday hopes her doubles journey continues in mixed alongside Jack Sock against Alize Cornet and Edouard Roger-Vasselin in the quarter-finals. Follow all the action from day seven, including live updates and All England Club results


Wimbledon 2022: Nick Kyrgios* 4-6, 6-4 Brandon Nakashima

Everything is square on center court with both men taking a set.

Michael JonesJuly 4, 2022 2:45 p.m.


Wimbledon 2022: Nick Kyrgios* 4-6, 5-4 Brandon Nakashima

15-0. A powerful wide serve from Kyrigos is about to return to the net. Kyrgios pushes forward, sets up an overhead smash and takes the first point.

He followed up with a double fault before bringing down a drop shot over the net to win the third rally.

Michael JonesJuly 4, 2022 2:42 p.m.


Wimbledon 2022: Nick Kyrgios 4-6, 5-4 Brandon Nakashima*

Now is the opportunity for Nick Kyrgios. Brandon Nakashima takes the next game but the Aussie will get the chance to serve the set after a short break.

Michael JonesJuly 4, 2022 2:40 p.m.


Wimbledon 2022: Nick Kyrgios* 4-6, 5-3 Brandon Nakashima

Brilliance of Kyrgios. He offers Nakashima no chance to set up a serve break and moves quickly in his service game to move within one of the second set.

Michael JonesJuly 4, 2022 2:38 p.m.


Wimbledon 2022: Nick Kyrgios 4-6, Brandon Nakashima 4-3*

Brandon Nakashima is in danger of dropping his levels. After flying 40-0, he made a few mistakes and gave Kyrgios two points.

Excellent answer. He puts Krygios on the back foot and uses his forehand to hold him there. Kyrgios’ defense holds on for a few shots but Nakashima belts the field and keeps the serve.

Michael JonesJuly 4, 2022 2:34 p.m.


Wimbledon 2022: Nick Kyrgios* 4-6, 4-2 Brandon Nakashima

These painkillers seem to have worked. Nick Kyrgios belts the ball properly now and shakes off his next service game to get back in front in the set.

It was a very quick match, just under an hour played and nearly two sets completed.

Michael JonesJuly 4, 2022 2:30 p.m.


Wimbledon 2022: Nick Kyrgios 4-6, 3-2 Brandon Nakashima*

Kyrgios is in charge of the second set and Nakashima has to respond.

He does. A fine service game ends with Nakashima catching Kyrgios’ return on the half-volley and lifting the ball beautifully over the net on the opposite side of the court.

Michael JonesJuly 4, 2022 2:27 p.m.


Wimbledon 2022: Nick Kyrgios 4-6, 3-1 Brandon Nakashima*

“I just needed painkillers,” Kyrgios said after speaking with the doctor during the brief break between games. He should be fine in about 20-30 minutes when they kick in.

Not that he seems to be heavily affected like he is.

Two missed returns and an ace on his serve put him at 40-0 and he completed the hold with two tricky shots from the net.

Michael JonesJuly 4, 2022 2:24 p.m.


Wimbledon 2022: Nick Kyrgios 4-6, 2-1 Brandon Nakashima*

Devil! Nick Kyrgios earns a break point in the next match and Brandon Nakashima fouls on his first serve. He thinks of a softer, slower second serve and Kyrgios goes for the winner with a downfield backhand.

Another double fault from the American gives Kyrgios another break point and the Australian withdraws the serve. Nakashima tries to trigger a forehand return but overcooks it and belts the ball long.

Michael JonesJuly 4, 2022 2:21 p.m.


Wimbledon 2022: Nick Kyrgios 4-6, 1-1 Brandon Nakashima*

Kyrgios’ shoulder seems to be getting worse. He keeps rubbing and pushing it between rallies, but it doesn’t seem too debilitating so far.

Great work from Nakashima takes the American to two, but Kyrgios sees the game through with two perfect serves down the halfway line. The first is an ace and the second is fired by Nakashima, allowing Kyrgios to spank him for a winning return.

Michael JonesJuly 4, 2022 2:16 p.m.

Wimbledon 2022 LIVE: Nick Kyrgios v Brandon Nakashima scores and results as Rafael Nadal and Simona Halep in action

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