Wimbledon Tennis 2021 live score and Updates: Andy Murray wins on Wimbledon return as he beats Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 to advance to the second round. Iga Swiatek beat Hsieh Su-wei to win her first match at Wimbledon. Stefanos Tsitsipas was knocked out of the tournament in the first round with a straight sets loss to American Frances Tiafoe. Novak Djokovic began his bid for a sixth Wimbledon title and 20th Grand Slam losing the first set 4-6 but regained composure and slipped several times on the grass but hit 25 aces and rallied to win 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 against wild card Jack Draper. The grass court showpiece returns following its cancellation in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Day 1 saw Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev the big names in action. While Murray, Djokovic and Rublev won their Round 1 matches, Tsitsipas lost to Frances Tiafoe causing a huge upset on the first day itself.
Among the women, Swiatek, Kenin, Muguruza and Sabalenka all won their matches. Sloane Stephens knocked out 10th seed Petra Kvitova.
Andy Murray wins on Wimbledon return as he beats Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 to advance to the second round.
Andy Murray Takes 1st Set
As Murray returns to the Centre Court at Wimbledon, he goes about his business like ever by taking the first set 6-4 over Nikloloz Basilashvili.
Former US Open champion Sloane Stephens beats 10th seed and two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the second round of Wimbledon 2021.
First upset of Wimbledon 2021 comes on the first day of the tournament! Third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas was knocked out of the tournament with a 4-6, 4-6, 3-6 loss to American Frances Tiafoe. Tsitsipas wasn't in his elements at all as Tiafoe easily broke him in all the three sets to win the match.
Garbine Muguruza Wins 1st Round
11th seed Garbine Muguruza crushes Fiona Ferro 6-0, 6-1 to storm into the second round of the tournament.
In another match, Lauren Davis smokes out Jodie Anna Burrage 6-2, 6-1.
Tsitsipas Loses 2nd Set
Big upset on the cards on Day 1 of Wimbledon? Third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas is two sets down against American Frances Tiafoe after losing the second set 6-4.
Here are the matches that are going on right now: (Updated)
Men's Singles - Oscar Otte vs Arthur Rinderknech, Andy Murray vs Nikoloz Basilashvili, Egor Gerasimov vs Jay Clarke, Christopher O'Connell vs Gael Monfils, Llyod Harris vs Ricardas Berankis, Diego Schwartzman vs Benoit Paire, Fabio Fognini vs Albert Ramos Vinolas, Kwon Soo-woo vs Daniel Masur
Women's Singles - Misaki Doi vs Claire Lu, Madison Brengle vs Christina McHale, Varvara Gracheva vs Petra Martic, Kristie Ahn vs Heather Watson, Marie Bouzkova vs Vera Zvonareva, Kristina Mladenovic vs Elena Rybakina
Defending champion Novak Djokovic defeated Britain's 253rd-ranked Jack Draper 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2, despite losing the 1st set as he hit 25 aces in the match!
Sixteen of the scheduled 64 first round matches at Wimbledon were cancelled on Monday as the tournament's return after two years suffered a soggy start.
Play on the All England Club's outside courts had been due to get under way at 11:00 am local time.
However, that start time was constantly revised with 3:30 pm the latest start time set by organisers.
Sabalenka Gets Easy Win!
No. 2 seed Aryna Sabalenka from Belarus beats Romania's Monica Niculescu 6-1, 6-4!
A Beautiful Gesture!
Representatives of those who have worked on developing vaccines are in the royal box, as well as NHS workers, received a standing ovation from the fans in the stands.
An opening day on Centre Court with a difference...— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) June 28, 2021
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Armed with a Smile and On a Mission!
Novak Djokovic was greeted on his return to Wimbledon by a standing ovation with the Centre Court crowd limited to 50% capacity because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Djokovic won the tournament the last time it was held, in 2019, beating Roger Federer in an epic final. He is halfway to a Grand Slam in 2021, having won the Australian Open and the French Open.
The No. 1-ranked Djokovic smiled as he entered the stadium. The retractable roof was closed because of rain that delayed the start of play on outer courts. Djokovic’s opponent is British wild card Jack Draper.
Djokovic has won seven of the past 12 major tournaments.
World No. 1 and defending champion Novak Djokovic faces British wild card Jack Draper on Centre Court!
Welcome back ☺️— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) June 28, 2021
Reigning champion @DjokerNole returns to Centre Court 715 days on since lifting the #Wimbledon title to face Britain’s Jack Draper
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Murky skies and rain welcomed back Wimbledon, which was cancelled last year for the first time since World War II because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The qualifiers of Wimbledon started on 22 June with the tournament proper beginning 28 June. The women’s singles final is scheduled to be played on July 10, with the men’s singles final to take place the following day on July 11 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
Wimbledon will be available live on TV on Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 2 SD and HD channels, while the tournament can be live-streamed on Disney+ Hotstar in India.
The 13-day tournament begins Monday. The womens singles final is Saturday, July 10; the mens singles final is Sunday, July 11. There are no night sessions and there is no play scheduled at all for Sunday, July 4 which would change as of 2022 under a plan to begin holding competition on the Middle Sunday each year.
There is cool, wet weather expected for much of Week 1, with plenty of rain in the forecast and daily high temperatures in the low 60s to low 70s Fahrenheit (teens to low 20s Celsius).
Crowds can be at about 50% of full capacity at the start of the tournament because of the pandemic, but will be allowed to rise to 100% at Centre Court about 15,000 people for the two singles finals.
Djokovic became the first man in 71 years to win Wimbledon after erasing championship points, edging Roger Federer 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3). It was the first fifth-set tiebreaker in a final at the All England Club. Federer twice was one point from winning while ahead 8-7 in that set. Djokovic collected his fifth Wimbledon title and second in a row, raising his Grand Slam haul to 16 trophies. He currently stands at 19, just one away from tying the men’s record shared by Federer and Rafael Nadal. Halep played what she has described as a perfect match to upset Serena Williams 6-2, 6-2 in less than an hour in the women’s final. Halep made only three unforced errors, 23 fewer than Williams. That victory gave Halep her second Grand Slam title. She will not be back to defend that championship, though, because a torn calf muscle forced her to withdraw from this year’s tournament.
7 Wimbledon singles championships won by Serena Williams, part of her Grand Slam total of 23, the most in the Open era, which began in 1968. The only player with more is Margaret Court, who won 24 across the sports amateur and professional eras.
17 Consecutive mens Wimbledon titles won by Roger Federer (8), Novak Djokovic (5), Rafael Nadal (2) and Andy Murray (2), a streak that began in 2003.
34 Americans in the singles brackets (21 women, 13 men), the most at Wimbledon since there were 35 in 1998.
DAY 1 LOOK-AHEAD
Djokovic will get his bid for a third major title of 2021 started at Centre Court on Monday by facing wild-card entry Jack Draper, a 19-year-old left-hander from England who is making his Grand Slam debut. That will be followed in the main stadium by a showdown between a pair of major champions: two-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova vs. 2017 U.S. Open champ Sloane Stephens. When she heard about who she’d be playing, Kvitova said, I was like, OK, its not easy, but thats how it is. The third Centre Court match on Day 1 features the return of Andy Murray, whose 2013 title at the All England Club was the first in singles for a British man in 77 years. Murray hasn’t competed in singles at Wimbledon since 2017, because of two hip operations. Among the other owners of Grand Slam trophies on Monday’s schedule: Venus Williams, Garbie Muguruza, Iga Swiatek, Sofia Kenin and major runners-up Stefanos Tsitsipas and Kevin Anderson.
DAY 1 FORECAST
Rain. High of 72 degrees Fahrenheit (22 Celsius)