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We’re on our way to court 1
Brody holds on to his game on the first pitch to get off to a good start. But De Minaur continues to lead 2-1.
Slowly filling up on court 1. Unfortunately, again a lot of empty seats.
Welcome to the new coverage from Wimbledon with Liam Brody, Coco Gauff and Nick Kyrgios in action.
Brody lost 11 games in a row in the second round against 12th-seeded Diego Schwartzman and is likely to be the last home player to leave the championship after shocking losses to Murray and Radukan on Wednesday.
But the 132nd number of the world bounced back and stunned the Argentine in five sets in three hours and 47 minutes.
“I think it played a bit in my head yesterday,” the 28-year-old explained. “I saw something on the Internet about the results of Emma and Andy.
“After all, tennis is a lottery. That’s why people watch it. You can never be a guarantee of who will win. Both of these guys came up against players in good shape and, unfortunately, did not cope with their task.
“But I kind of wanted to get a little result for the British players to give us something to hold on to.”
Brody’s victory sent him to the third round for the first time at a major, having previously lost twice in the second round at Wimbledon.
In a normal year, he would have earned 90 ranking points so far and would be on the verge of breaking into the top 100, but after Wimbledon decided to ban Russian and Belarusian players due to the invasion of Ukraine, the ATP stripped this point. tournament.
Brody laughed at any disappointment, adding: “I think that would be my highest jump in points.
“I’m down 45 points from last year, so I guess now I’ll probably drop to 150!
“But I’m just grateful that I made it to the third round of Wimbledon, to be honest. I would have played Wimbledon without points and without prize money.”
Also in action on Court 1 is Kyrgios facing Stefanos Tsitsipas and it should be a very spectacular clash.
And we will also cover match after match between Rafael Nadal and Lorenzo Sonego.