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Wimbledon 2022 results LIVE: Jack Draper takes on Alex De Minaur after Rafael Nadal, Iga Swiatek and Katie Boulter results

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Fourth day of Wimbledon seen the return of Rafael Nadal and Iga Swiatek after crushing defeats to the two home favorites on Wednesday when Andy Murray and Emma Raducanu suffered exits in the second round on central courtyard.

Nadal overcame mistakes and long rain delay to beat Ricardas Berankis and bolster his bid for a third All England Club crown. After a sloppy start, Nadal produced in the important moments and came out to quickly break down Berankis in the fourth as his opponent tried to come back, en route to a 6-4 6-4 3-6 6-3 victory.

Swiatek’s struggles with the grass seemed to continue as the world No. 1 needed three sets to defeat lucky loser Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove on Court One. Swiatek sometimes had to dig deep earn a 6-4 4-6 6-3 victorywhich extended his winning streak to 37 wins.

Meanwhile, Britain’s Wimbledon hopes were revived by a sensational performance by Katie Boulterwho fought from set down to loss former world number 1 Karolina Pliskova on center court. It came after Heather Watson finished Wang Qiang to reach the third round in a match that was called off last night, but Alastair Gray was beaten in straight sets by Taylor Fritz.

Earlier, a stunning display of Nick Kyrgios fired the Aussie for a straight-sets win over Filip Krajinovic. Kyrgios went flawless as he ran away with the win on 85 minutes and will face Stefanos Tsitsipas in the third round after the number four seed beat Jordan Thompson in straight sets.

Follow all the action from day two live, including the latest results, reactions and analysis from the All England Club

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Wimbledon 2022: Alex De Minaur 5-7, 6-6* Jack Draper

De Minaur gets off to a brilliant start, flying into the forehand volley and taking a 2-0 lead. He makes Draper’s first serve and digs the point, as Draper drives long! 3-0.

Ah. Draper throws a forehand, catching the frame. De Minaur then powers a forehand down the line. 5-0.

Oh no. De Minaur sucked the atmosphere out of Court 1. Draper fires a long backhand and it’s six set points.

Jamie BraidwoodJune 30, 2022 8:35 p.m.

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Wimbledon 2022: Alex De Minaur 5-7, 6-6* Jack Draper

Draper with a nice lead here, 30-0. Service is a problem for De Minaur.

This one kisses the chalk and De Minaur’s backhand is unlikely to return.

It’s excellent, Draper arrives at the net and puts away the volley. 6-6. We go to the tie-break.

Jamie BraidwoodJune 30, 2022 8:31 p.m.

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Wimbledon 2022: Alex De Minaur *5-7, 6-5 Jack Draper

Nice whip on that De Minaur forehand to put that away at the net.

The Aussie runs with a 40-0 advantage. But Draper’s return there is impressive, pushing De Minaur to reach and he drags him into the net.

But the reprieve is not long, Draper does not control his forehand return and De Minaur leads 6-5.

Jack RathbornJune 30, 2022 8:27 p.m.

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Wimbledon 2022: Alex De Minaur 5-7, 5-5* Jack Draper

A second serve from Draper is not capitalized, but an error from midfield causes the ball to last long. 0-15.

A big first serve there and it’s 15-15.

Draping with nice hands at the net, a backhand volley puts it at 40-15.

De Minaur stretched across the pitch on his forehand and the pace forces him to go long. Great outfit.

(AFP via Getty Images)

Jack RathbornJune 30, 2022 8:22 p.m.

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Wimbledon 2022: Alex De Minaur *5-7, 5-4 Jack Draper

De Minaur takes a 40-0 lead.

A second serve is ruthlessly sent down the line to his forehand. Drape down to the netting and put that away. 40-15.

The Australian does not let go and moves less than a game from the second set.

Draper to come back after this short break to try to extend it.

(Reuters)

Jack RathbornJune 30, 2022 8:19 p.m.

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Wimbledon 2022: Alex De Minaur 5-7, 4-4* Jack Draper

Draper holds without too much noise, an essential easy game.

Now De Minaur serving again.

An hour and 24 minutes of gripping tennis so far.

Jack RathbornJune 30, 2022 8:17 p.m.

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Wimbledon 2022: Alex De Minaur *5-7, 4-3 Jack Draper

Really intense tennis from De Minaur and Draper here.

Drape with a break point at a pivotal moment in the second.

De Minaur with another ridiculous winner after an epic rally. Devil.

Draper won’t be outdone however, this time he hammers in his own winner, crossing the pitch as De Minaur closes in on the net. Breaking point again.

Another missed opportunity by Draper. Devil. Now Draper nets, De Minaur advantage.

Another crazy rally and Draper risks him coming to the net after getting the upper hand in point. He scores on the backhand volley, the Australian advances 4-3.

(Reuters)

Jack RathbornJune 30, 2022 8:09 p.m.

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Rafael Nadal overcomes mistakes and Ricardas Berankis reaches Wimbledon third round

In the end, both results counted the same, but while Novak Djokovic produced a nearly flawless display to advance Wednesday, Rafael Nadal was more selective in finding his best form to defeat Ricardas Berankis on center court and move on to the third round of WImbledon.

As Nadal’s half of the draw contenders fall, the comparison to Djokovic and the level that will almost certainly be needed to win the calendar’s third Grand Slam leg has been clarified. But, for a player whose year has been defined by rediscovering the peak of his powers, it was far from a vintage performance from the two-time Wimbledon champion.

A 6-4 6-4 4-6 6-3 slog against world number 109 Berankis was largely defined by erratic strikes and unforced errors from the Spaniard. A two-set lead was established despite Nadal looking far from his best, with the 36-year-old preventing what could have turned into an awkward evening by waking up to the big moments and Berankis’ saving grace to the taken on occasion.

Jack RathbornJune 30, 2022 8:06 p.m.

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Wimbledon: Rafael Nadal analyzes the victory of Ricardas Berankis

“It’s a chance to progress, I’m very happy. I have to improve,” Nadal said.

“The fourth set was much better, a good level of tennis, the service worked better. I played a little more aggressive on the forehand.

Too many mistakes at the start. It’s a process, it’s important to know it’s not perfect, to be humble and to accept the challenge. Think positive even when things aren’t going the best way possible.

Jack RathbornJune 30, 2022 8:05 p.m.

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Wimbledon: Rafael Nadal *6-4 6-4 4-6 6-3 Ricardas Berankis – Game, set, match!

Nadal with an ace to bring it 30-15.

Two more points needed!

An arched serve on the backhand of Berankis is 40-15, two match points.

Another ace, this time from Berankis’ forehand, incredible he did. Center court rises.

Jack RathbornJune 30, 2022 8:00 p.m.

Wimbledon 2022 results LIVE: Jack Draper takes on Alex De Minaur after Rafael Nadal, Iga Swiatek and Katie Boulter results

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