Wimbledon 2022 LIVE: Carlos Alcaraz fights back against Jannik Sinner before Novak Djokovic match

Digitally cleared daily wrap from 2022 Wimbledon Championships

Novak Djokovic looks to continue his march towards the Wimbledon final as the Serbian eyes a seventh crown at SW19 and a fourth successive title when he faces Tim Van Rijthoven for a place in the last eight.

It follows the drama of Nick Kyrgios defeating fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in four gripping sets with the Australian predictably suffering a mid-match meltdown in a heated contest, while Djokovic may have been more interested in the form of Rafael Nadal, who was back to his best in a straight sets win over Lorenzo Sonego.

There were mixed results for the British players. Cameron Norrie is through to the quarter-finals of a grand slam for the first time after beating Tommy Paul 6-4 7-5 6-4. He is the last Briton standing after Heather Watson was defeated in straight sets by Jule Niemeier on Centre Court.

There is also a tasty match on Centre Court among the future of the men’s game with Italian Jannik Sinner, 20, battling Spanish sensation Carlos Alcaraz, 19, and both men keen to book a first-ever quarter-final at Wimbledon.

Follow all the action from day seven, including live updates and results from the All England Club


Wimbledon 2022: Jannik Sinner 6-1 6-4 6-7 5-2 Carlos Alcaraz*

Woah. Hugely impressively hold to love from Sinner to move one game away from the quarter-finals. Massive serving from the 20-year-old, whose only appearance at Wimbledon resulted in a first-round exit last year.


Wimbledon 2022: *Jannik Sinner 6-1 6-4 6-7 4-2 Carlos Alcaraz

A fairly simple hold for Alcaraz, who profits from a couple of errors from Sinner. Huge pressure on his service game as he looks to close this out.

Jamie Braidwood3 July 2022 19:23


Wimbledon 2022: *Jannik Sinner 6-1 6-4 6-7 4-1 Carlos Alcaraz

So tight from Sinner! The shouts of encouragement for Alcaraz picked up at 0-15 on the Sinner serve and from there a backhand long and double fault brings up three break back points.

Alcaraz frames the forehand and then Sinner responds with an ace down the middle. And that’s brilliant from the Italian! Incredible hitting on the forehand side and then he puts away the smash!

Deuce – and Alcaraz nets on the backhand down low! Sinner catches the baseline but despite incredible defence from Alcaraz he produces the backhand volley to take the hold!

What a recovery from Sinner.

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Jamie Braidwood3 July 2022 19:15


Wimbledon 2022: *Jannik Sinner 6-1 6-4 6-7 3-1 Carlos Alcaraz – Sinner breaks!

And then all of a sudden Alcaraz faces break points after ballooning a forehand wide at 15-30.

The backhand slices from Alcaraz finds the corner and then turns defence into attack with a perfect drop shot.

One saved – but a double fault from Alcaraz at 30-40! Sinner breaks ahead!

Jamie Braidwood3 July 2022 19:11


Wimbledon 2022: Jannik Sinner 6-1 6-4 6-7 2-1 Carlos Alcaraz*

Extraordinary start to the third set as Alcaraz drags Sinner into lengthy holds on his opening two service games. Alcaraz had multiple break point in the first and then fought from 40-15 down in the second, flashing an incredible backhand winner down the line. Sinner emerges in tact, though.

Anyway, I’m now on Centre Court so we’ll have live updates throughout the fourth set.

Jamie Braidwood3 July 2022 19:08


Wimbledon 2022: Jannik Sinner 6-1 6-4 6-7 Carlos Alcaraz – Alcaraz wins tiebreak!

Alcaraz is alive. He was never going to go down without a fight.

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Jamie Braidwood3 July 2022 18:49


Wimbledon 2022: Jannik Sinner 6-1 6-4 6-7 Carlos Alcaraz – Alcaraz wins tiebreak!

Backhand long from Alcaraz! The Spaniard challenges but it’s a foot over the baseline!

Match point Sinner! Tight first serve. Then the backhand catches the line! But Sinner nets! 7-7.

Bomb up the middle from Sinner! Alcaraz got a racket on it but couldn’t return. 8-7. Second match point.

Chance for Sinner on the Alcaraz second serve but he sticks the forehand into the net!

What a point! Sinner threatened with the backhand up the line off the Alcaraz forehand, but he met it at the net with the pick-up winner!

Set point again! Another incredible point! But Sinner pushes the backhand wide!

Jamie Braidwood3 July 2022 18:36


Wimbledon 2022: Jannik Sinner 6-1 6-4 6-6 Carlos Alcaraz

But then Sinner pushes another drop shot into the net and Alcaraz senses his chance! He picks out a brilliant angled forehand and Sinner goes long on the return! Sinner then nets and suddenly Alcaraz has three set points.

Sinner saves the first as Alcaraz nets, and then the Italian puts away the short ball with a forehand out wide!

One more chance… Centre Court is right behind Alcaraz.

Winner from Sinner! It’s a stunner! The forehand cross flashes past Alcaraz from the baseline! What a hit!

Jamie Braidwood3 July 2022 18:34


Wimbledon 2022: Jannik Sinner 6-1 6-4 6-6 Carlos Alcaraz

Tiebreak! Sinner holds serve to love and it means we’re going to a decider in the third.

Strong serving from both players, and Sinner levels at 3-3 with a cheeky drop shot from inside the baseline!

Jamie Braidwood3 July 2022 18:25


Wimbledon 2022: Cameron Norrie 6-4 7-5 6-4 Tommy Paul – Game, set and match!

Norrie: “It’s shocking for me – to make my quarters for the first time and have my family here it’s so special. A huge match for me and for both of us and to play the way I did today and execute everything, I obviously really enjoyed it. It’s pretty crazy – a lot of feelings at the moment but I enjoyed it.

“I’m the last one [Brit] left so why not get behind me even more now? I think from the first round everyone has been behind me and supporting me and it’s showed in tough moments in the matches – especially serving for the match there – there were a lot of things going round my head but I managed to stay calm and do it. It was great you guys helped me through it.”

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Jamie Braidwood3 July 2022 18:18