British tennis star Andy Murray, on Wednesday, June 29, crashed out of the Wimbledon 2022 after losing 4-6, 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-3), 4-6 to USA’s No.20 seed John Isner.
The 35-year-old Murray came into the game after a closely-fought match against Australia’s James Duckworth. The veteran lost the first set, but came back to win three back-to-back sets, helping him qualify for the second round.
Against Isner, Murray failed to put forth his very best and kept gasping for breath. After losing the first two sets, Murray found himself under immense pressure.
In the third set, Murray kept Isner in check for quite a while, taking the game to the tie-breaker where he came up trumps.
Murray lost his rhythm in the third set and found himself on the backfoot. This time around, Isner didn’t let his opponent get a foothold back in the match.
Isner produced a staggering 38 aces and they turned out to be a crucial factor in the context of the game. He also converted two out of three break points against the three-time Grand Slam winner.
RADUCANU FACES ELIMINATION
Emma Raducanu was another top player from Britain who failed to progress beyond the second round. She lost to France’s Caroline Garcia 6-3, 6-3 at Centre Court on Wednesday.
Last month, Raducanu flattered to deceive in her maiden appearance in the French Open 2022 at Roland Garros. Thereafter, she strained a wee bit due to a few injury concerns. After winning the first-round match at SW19, Raducanu couldn’t make good progress.