Murray Falls To Isner, Djokovic Dominates At Wimbledon; Nadal Tomorrow
by Staff | June 29th, 2022, 6:09 pm
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John Isner picked a great time to secure his first ever win over Andy Murray stunning the home favorite at Wimbledon today 6-4, 7-6(4), 6-7(3), 6-4 in the second round on Wednesday.

Playing just his second match on Centre Court, Isner was never in trouble. The American who was 0-8 against Murray having only broken the Scot once ever, grabbed a quick break and powered through to an opening set win in their first meeting on grass.

Murray’s usually reliable return game had know answer to Isner in the second.

Murray finally pushed another breaker in the third and this time got the better of the giant. Murray jumped to his foot and pumped his fists much to the delight of the full crowd. But the joy didn’t last long. Shorty after, Murray got in trouble on serve and duffed a sitter high backhand into the net. Isner would eventually get the break and after the roof closed, served out one of his biggest career wins.

Isner fired 36 aces, most ever hit against Murray in a Slam match.

“Look, it’s no secret that I am most definitely not a better tennis player than Andy Murray,” said Isner on court. “I might have just been a little bit better than him today. It was an incredible honor to play him today on this court in front of this crowd.”

Isner, though was a semifinalist at Wimbledon and had done damage on the grass.

“At the age I’m at now I need to relish these moments,” he added. “This was one of the biggest wins of my career just given the atmosphere. It was fantastic.

“To play as well as I did against one of our greatest players, Andy Murray, was a huge accomplishment for me. He’s a massive inspiration to each one of us in the locker room and we’re so lucky to still have him around.”

The 35-year-old Murray put a lot of hard work in with Ivan Lendl and came up empty.

Novak Djokovic got into full gear in his second round crushing Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 to win his 23rd straight match on grass.

“I’m very happy with my performance today,” said Djokovic to the crowd. “I thought I started off very well, very solid from the back of the court, made him work for every point that I managed to get his serve back in play. I tried to work him around the court, bring a lot of variety in the game.

“It was not easy to serve because of the wind, it was very swirly today on the court, so tough to toss the ball. But I think from my side overall, a really high-quality performance and I’m very pleased.”

Carlos Alcaraz kept pace. The 19-year-old could meet Djokovic in the quarterfinal, and today he won in straights over Tallon Griekspoor 6-4, 7-6(0), 6-3.

“It was a pretty good match for my side,” Alcaraz said. “I played really well. I enjoyed playing the Court. Really happy got the win today.

“Felt more comfortable today than the first round,” Alcaraz said. “But obviously… I need more hours on court, on grass, to feel more comfortable.”

No. 3 seed Casper Ruud was the big casualty on the day falling to French lefty Ugo Humbert 3-6, 6-2, 7-5, 6-4. Ruud, who had just won his first match ever at Wimbledon on Monday, is the highest seed to exit the men’s draw.

Cameron Norrie, David Goffin, Frances Tiafoe, Tommy Paul and Jannik Sinner were also winners. With Ruud’s exit, the tournament will see a first-time Grand Slam semifinalist from the third quarter.

Tomorrow, Rafael Nadal is back to take on Recardis Berankis. Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alex De Minaur, Nick Kyrgios and Taylor Fritz will also see action.

THURSDAY WIMBLEDON SCHEDULE
CENTRE COURT – 1:30PM
1. Katie Boulter v Karolina Pliskova
2. Ricardas Berankis v Rafael Nadal
3. Coco Gauff v Mihaela Buzarnescu

NO.1 COURT – 1:00PM
1. Jordan Thompson v Stefanos Tsitsipas
2. Iga Swiatek v Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove
3. Alex De Minaur v Jack Draper

NO.2 COURT – 11:00AM
1. Paula Badosa v Irina Bara
2. Filip Krajinovic v Nick Kyrgios
3. Harriet Dart v Jessica Pegula
Not Before: 5:00pm
4. Kirsten Flipkens v Simona Halep

NO.3 COURT – 11:00AM
1. Ana Bogdan v Petra Kvitova
2. Liam Broady v Diego Schwartzman
3. Daniel Elahi Galan v Roberto Bautista Agut


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9 Comments for Murray Falls To Isner, Djokovic Dominates At Wimbledon; Nadal Tomorrow

zed Says:

Novak in top form against Kokkinakis.

My condolences to Giles and Truth, I know they both love The Kokk.


zed Says:

This is brilliant.

Highly recommended watching:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WydfYIc4ofM


All out Says:

Nadal is playing so poor. So many missed break point opportunities. Why is he using the backhand slice return? His serve is also poor today. Won’t be surprised if it goes the distance. If he plays the same way in next rounds against a big server he’s going home.


Truth Says:

Novak: “I did hear unofficially that some people got away with it, some people who are not ‘famous’, but I would never even try to go to the USA if it is not allowed. Some people think that I made that mistake in Australia, but it was the contrary in fact – I had the exemption etc, let’s not go over the same story again.”

If he did nothing wrong why did he pretend that no one cared that much about his covidiot nonsense? Why is he the only one that welcomed Covid again to get an exemption?
The way he behaves, he’ll be in jail or won’t live too long to see his kids play tennis.

Look at his fake privacy declaration again. He thought Nadull was retired & wanted to do the disappearing act to pretend he was scared of being harmed or killed by a tested vaccine.
Only die hard fanboys believe he was scared to death.
He was smirking & admitting he covered up his Covidiot behavior to get interviews & hugs to brag about his supposed power as a tennis player..

He knew the rules were not made to evaluate the mental state and intentions of the player that sought exemptions so he thought he could pack in his lies to cover up his refusal to support a tested vaccine. Since he threw in a lot of investment money for another Covid vaccine, he only cared about protecting that other vax company, his bank account & his fake leader image in Serbia especially.


zed Says:

Truth, see previous post.

MY GOD MAN! I can just picture you shaking as you type, a dribble of drool falling from the corner of your quivering lips.

I don’t think I’ve encountered such vitriol before. If I give you a doll can you please point to the parts of the doll where Novak touched you?


Daniel Says:

Looks like a Djoko x Nadal final on the way. I can see Djoko losing a set to either Alcaraz or Sinner in QF, but 3, not happening. HIs semis will be a virtual bye.

Nadal may be tested by the winner of Kyrgios x Tsisipas (if either of them advance to semis), but before that, maybe losing a set here and there. Hard to see anyone taking 3 sets out of him as well, specially with his Slam streak going.

I think this one is Djoko’s for the taking. Wimbledon became his second home and now with AO fiasco, god knows when he’ll play there again, if ever. Wimbledon will be all his got.


Daniel Says:

And if he takes his 7th, he will be one short of equaling Federer’s 8. I believe he’ll want that in his legacy. Together with his #1 records, and maybe potentially tying or passing Nadal in Slam counts.


Truth Says:

Three sources familiar with Djokovic’s paperwork on arrival, speaking anonymously to detail confidential documentation, said evidence to support the player’s exemption was “minimal” and was only supported by one doctor. They said it was far less substantive than that of the other player and official who entered the country with the same vaccine exemption.

The other player and the official had more than one doctor supporting their claims of prior COVID infection, while one source said most of Djokovic’s paperwork was on a Tennis Australia letterhead. When border officials asked him and the Victorian government to supply more documentation, none was produced.

https://www.theage.com.au/politics/federal/border-force-investigating-other-australian-open-players-after-djokovic-ban-20220106-p59md5.html

Money grubbing Serb hero Djoker will be out of the top 10 because he couldn’t stop investing money for another Covid vaccine company. He had to be their hero & sycophant. He doesn’t care about a legacy or focus on tennis.
His Serb friends & family say that their men never are wrong or mentally ill. Such warriors. Oh well.

He only shows up in a few slam matches, then fades away mentally & physically. He already congratulated Nadull for his own betrayal & abandonment of Aus Open. He choked badly against 36 year old “tragically injured” Nadull.
What a DREAM year for liars such as Covidiot spreader Nadull.


skeezer Says:

When mixed doubles is the most entertaining match so far….. well… there ya go.

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