Wimbledon: Andy Murray’s hopes crushed by John Isner, but Cameron Norrie comes through | tennis news

Andy Murray was sent out crashing in four sets by the American John Isner with a large portion

Andy Murray was sent out crashing in four sets by the American John Isner with a large portion

Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray joined Emma Raducanu through the exit door after a four-set defeat to John Isner.

The great American Isner took his first career win over the Scot on the ninth try, knocking down 36 aces in a 6-4 7-6 (7-4) 6-7 (3-7) 6-4 win.

Cameron Norrie survived a big scare to ensure the British number 1 made it to the third round after a 6-4 3-6 5-7 6-0 6-2 win over Juame Munar.

The friendly disposition between the former doubles partners could have ended had the Spanish righthander maintained his level during a tense back and forth battle at Court One.

Norrie made sure to prevent further misery for home players on the third day of the championship by returning to victory in five sets, not long after Emma Raducanu had left for Carolina Garcia in round two.

British wildcard Ryan Peniston lost in straight sets to American Steve Johnson

British wildcard Ryan Peniston lost in straight sets to American Steve Johnson

Ryan Peniston’s impressive summer on British soil is over after he lost to American in straight sets Steve Johnson

Peniston reached the quarter-finals at Nottingham, Queen’s and Eastbourne, but lost 6-3 6-2 6-4 in the second round on his first Grand Slam appearance.

The 26-year-old from Southend was unable to reach the level that had seen him shine in recent weeks, and the American with the big serve saw it easily.

Venus joins Jamie Murray in mixed doubles; Edmund returns

The crowd-pleasing partnership of Jamie Murray and Venus Williams headlines mixed doubles at Wimbledon as Kyle Edmund makes his long-awaited return to tennis.

After Andy Murray and Serena Williams’ standout run to the third round in 2019, this time it’s their siblings’ turn.

Venus, who is now 42, had said she would not play at Wimbledon this year but decided to follow her sister across the Atlantic and will be bidding for her first mixed doubles title at a Grand Slam in 24 years.

Jamie Murray has won five mixed doubles slam titles, including two at Wimbledon – in 2007 with Jelena Jankovic and Martina Hingis in 2017.

They’re up against New Zealand’s Michael Venus and Pool Alicja Rosolska in the first round, while the former British No. 1 Edmundo partners co-home player Olivia Nicholls against American duo Coco Gauff and Jack Sock

Edmund has been sidelined since October 2020 with a knee problem that is stubbornly difficult to solve.

But this is an indication that he is finally approaching full fitness, awaiting a hopeful return to singles action later this summer.

British Neal Skupski and American Desirae Krawczykthe defending champion, are the second seeds behind Ena Shibahara from Japan and Dutchman Jean-Julien Rojer

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