Wimbledon LIVE: Andy Murray defeated in four sets by John Isner after Emma Raducanu also exits

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Wimbledon enters day three at the All England Club but home favourite Emma Raducanu is out of the tournament after a 6-3 6-3 defeat to Caroline Garcia sealed a second-round exit from the Championships. Hopes were high for Raducanu as she returned to Centre Court but was second best to Garcia as the Frenchwoman displayed clean hitting and power in taking the victory in straight sets.

Andy Murray will look to lift the mood, with the two-time Wimbledon champion next in actin on Centre with the prospect of some late drama against the big-serving John Isner. Earlier, Novak Djokovic raced to a 6-1 6-4 6-2 win against the Australian 26-year-old Thanasi Kokkinakis, that was as comfortable as the scoreline suggests.

Cameron Norrie (vs Jaume Munar), Heather Watson (vs Qiang Wang) and Harriet Dart (vs Rebeka Masarova) will look to keep up the momentum from an impressive first two days for British players at SW19. The journey is over for Ryan Peniston, however, after the 26-year-old debutant fell in straight sets to experienced American Steve Johnson.

Elsewhere the exciting Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz (vs Tallon Griekspoor) and women’s world No2 Ons Jabeur (vs Katarzyna Kawa) take to Court 2 and Court 3 respectively this afternoon, while Wimbledon champions Angelique Kerber and Garbine Muguruza also feature on Court 2.

Follow all the action from day two live, including the latest results, reaction and analysis from the All England Club

Wimbledon 2022 live updates

  • Andy Murray battling from two sets down against John Isner on Centre Court

  • Emma Raducanu out of Wimbledon after 6-3 6-3 defeat to Caroline Garcia

  • Britons Cameron Norrie, Heather Watson, Harriet Dart and Ryan Peniston all in action

  • Britain’s Ryan Peniston downed in straight sets by America’s Stevie Johnson

  • Women’s No 2 seed Anett Kontaveit shocked by World No 97 on Court 1

  • Men’s No 3 seed Casper Ruud knocked out by Ugo Humpert on Court 2

  • Novak Djokovic cruises past Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis on Centre

Andy Murray 4-6 6-7 7-6 4-5 John Isner*

21:20 , Jamie Braidwood

Now, if Murray were to do this, it would be the most incredible of escapes. Centre Court wants more. Isner comes out to serve for the match.

Isner’s first serves lands in the net. A chance. But no! Murray’s return is long. An ace from Isner leaves him two points from the match. Long way back now.

30-0. Another ace!

Three match points - and Isner puts away the volley at the net.

He has done it. Murray is defeated. But what a match. Still, crushing.

Andy Murray 4-6 6-7 7-6 4-5 John Isner*

21:16 , Jamie Braidwood

Murray now attempting to stay in the match. Isner, slicing and dicing, drops Murray and takes the opening point at the net. The return from Isner on a big serve from Murray out wide goes long.

15-15. First serve Murray. Another block from Isner, but wide.

30-15. Isner sends Murray chasing, but the reply is wonderful - the drop shot lands!

40-15. Double fault from Murray. Groans.

40-30. But the return from Isner sails long.

Murray has done his bit.

*Andy Murray 4-6 6-7 7-6 3-5 John Isner

21:12 , Jamie Braidwood

Murray fires the crowd up. It’s another great atmosphere on Centre, even if there are empty seats still.

Isner with a second serve. Murray finds the line, creeps into the point. Isner nets!

0-15. Murray with the return, reading Isner’s serve. The backhand passes Isner at the net!

0-30. Ace from Isner. He will do that.

15-30. Another ace from Isner! Clutch.

30-30, and Isner picks out a third ace in a row! Murray swats his racket in frustration.

40-30. Isner is inches from a fourth. Second serve, Murray gets the return but Isner picks out the pass!

Close. But Isner was still untouchable there.

Andy Murray 4-6 6-7 7-6 3-4 John Isner*

21:08 , Jamie Braidwood

Oh, that’s a tired looking forehand from Murray, halfway up the net. It’s followed by an ace out wide. Much better.

15-15. Another ace! Down the middle.

30-15. Murray follows in a forehand and puts away the volley! Well taken.

40-15. Another ace. Isner gets a racket on it, but that’s a nice hold from Murray.

Over to Isner.

*Andy Murray 4-6 6-7 7-6 2-4 John Isner

21:07 , Jamie Braidwood

We’ve ticked into the third hour and play and it’s gone 9pm in SW19. A fifth set would take this into the night.

The lights are on here on Centre, let’s hope we go the distance.

For now, Murray must hold serve.

*Andy Murray 4-6 6-7 7-6 2-4 John Isner

21:03 , Jamie Braidwood

To be fair, it is now proper dark on Centre Court, and a bit chilly. Isner has a jacket on. Murray has gone off court for a break. A final injection of drama into this second-round match. Could the roof closing leave Isner cold and offer Murray a chance?

*Andy Murray 4-6 6-7 7-6 2-4 John Isner

20:58 , Jamie Braidwood

Murray is now faced with the task of breaking the Isner serve, something he has not managed all game. He must if he is to stay in Wimbledon.

He knew he big those two errors were. Now he must go again.

Isner puts away the smash to start his service game, after Murray hung one up. 15-0 quickly becomes 30-0, but Isner catching the net from down low offers a chance.

30-15, but a bomb from Isner puts him on the verge of an important hold. Still, Murray asks the question with a dipping backhand. Another one into the net from Isner.

40-30. The first serve lands wide. Murray gets the return in play but Isner stretches to reach a backhand pass from Murray.

He’s two games away. And it looks like they are now going to close the roof. Isner shakes his head.

Andy Murray 4-6 6-7 7-6 2-3 John Isner* - Isner breaks

20:50 , Jamie Braidwood

Drop shot from Murray, and it’s another beauty as it stops on a sixpence. 30-0, but this time Isner reads it and puts away the forehand pass at the net, landing it on the line.

Isner rattles a return into Murray’s feet and he shanks the backhand. Pressure now on 30-30. We have not had to many of these situations.

No! Isner rushes the net and Murray can’t get past him! Isner blocks two volleys back and Murray slams his racket after he pushes the backhand wide.

Break point. Second serve. Isner rushes the net again but Murray whips the backhand into his feet and the American can’t get down in time!

Oh my. Huge game this, and Murray is faced with another break point after he nets a volley! Isner gets his return back in play but Murray blinks again! The forehand drops into the net and Isner has vital break in the fourth.

Murray has his head in his hands.

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*Andy Murray 4-6 6-7 7-6 2-2 John Isner

20:45 , Jamie Braidwood

Great start from Murray, who fires the return into Isner’s feet and gets the opening point against serve. He’s left muttering, though, after Isner follows with an ace. Murray then drifts long on the backhand slice, and that was a chance for Murray as he nets on the backhand facing a second serve.

40-15, and Murray follows a backhand down the line by meeting the volley at the net!

40-30, but Murray shakes his head after the Isner serve out wide is skelped into the net on the stretch.

Andy Murray 4-6 6-7 7-6 2-1 John Isner*

20:40 , Jamie Braidwood

Isner steers a backhand wide and then Murray flashes an ace onto the line. Another follows from Murray. He has found his groove. A cheeky drop shot seals the hold to love.

*Andy Murray 4-6 6-7 7-6 1-1 John Isner

20:38 , Jamie Braidwood

Murray finds himself with half a chance at 15-30 but Isner crashes the ace down the middle. Another ace from Isner clips the line and takes him to 40-30.

Murray gets his racket on the next Isner serve but then guesses the wrong way as he sends the forehand smash into the open court.

Murray pounds his racket in anger.

Andy Murray 4-6 6-7 7-6 1-0 John Isner*

20:35 , Jamie Braidwood

Extraordinary stuff on Centre Court. Brilliant noise and we’re in for some more late-night Murray drama.

He emerges from a break with ball in hand and will serve to start. Isner nets on the backhand, and then again as Murray finds the serve out wide.

40-15, and Murray holds! He gets the better of Isner again on the baseline rally and the American nets on the forehand side.

Andy Murray 4-6 6-7 7-6 John Isner - Murray wins the third set!

20:25 , Jamie Braidwood

Murray faces a tricky moment on the second serve, and gets a huge break as Isner crashes a backhand return into the net! 5-2!

Ohhh, well played Isner. His groundstrokes have vanished but he still has the serve, and his volley at the net beats Murray.

Some in the crowd cheer the first serve finding the net - Murray blocks the return, then darts the backhand at Isner’s feet. He nets!

Three set points!

Isner frames the return! Centre Court erupts! Murray roars! Game on!

Andy Murray 4-6 6-7 6-6 John Isner

20:21 , Jamie Braidwood

This could be it. Murray must win this tiebreak.

But Centre Court erupts as Isner sends a wild forehand long on the opening point, before Murray drops a lovely slice into the open court! 2-0!

First serve from Murray. Isner frames the return. 3-0, and this has not been convincing from the American.

But there’s the serve. He puts away the volley at the net. 3-1. And again. You can hear the groans around Centre. 3-2.

Clipped forehand from Murray. Isner stretches down but can’t keep it in play! 4-2.

Andy Murray 4-6 6-7 6-6 John Isner

20:19 , Jamie Braidwood

Murray, now serving to stay in the match, kicks off with a bullet down the middle. Isner then tries to step into his second serve but gets the backhand all wrong. 30-0.

Stunning! A beauty of a backhand from Murray from the baseline, judged to perfection with a touch of backspin.

40-0. Isner nets.

On. We. Go.

*Andy Murray 4-6 6-7 5-6 John Isner

20:15 , Jamie Braidwood

Isner kicks off with another ace, then follows it with a forehand winner. A framed forehand from Isner is greeted by cheers around Centre Court, so desperate are the crowd for Murray to get his teeth into a game.

But that’s too good from Isner. The serve out wide is followed by a driven volley at the net, and then again as Isner contols the sliced backhand.

Andy Murray 4-6 6-7 5-5 John Isner*

20:13 , Jamie Braidwood

Murray is now serving to stay in this set - not that we’ve had any break points in almost two hours of play. Murray reads the Isner volley at the net and reaches out to place the forehand winner down the line.

Isner clips a forehand into the net and now Murray has 40-0. Another skewed return from Isner and we’re level again at 5-5.

*Andy Murray 4-6 6-7 4-5 John Isner

20:09 , Jamie Braidwood

Murray is so close to a brilliant snapped forehand winner, inches from the line, and Isner suddenly takes the game away with two belting aces on either side.

A rare double fault from Isner draws a murmer - he’s barely missed a first serve at all, but Isner follows in a good angled backhand to put away the volley.

We are creeping closer to a tiebreak.

Andy Murray 4-6 6-7 4-4 John Isner*

20:06 , Jamie Braidwood

Murray tickles a drop shot over the net and then gets the better of the next exchange to move 30-0 up, before Isner fires a warning with a brilliant first-time winner off the Murray serve out wide.

Isner then thrashes a forehand into the net, before following a backhand slice into the net. Murray puts up the lob but it’s easily dealt with.

Murray still gets the hold, as Isner goes long on the backhand out wide.

*Andy Murray 4-6 6-7 3-4 John Isner

20:01 , Jamie Braidwood

“Let’s go Andy, let’s go!” rings around Centre Court, as Murray turns to fire up the crowd again. This place will go off if Murray can get the break.

It is so, so hard, though. Isner puts away a forehand winner and then drills the smash down into the groud and past Murray.

Another ace from Isner. 40-0.

Another ace. Game.

Andy Murray 4-6 6-7 3-3 John Isner*

19:59 , Jamie Braidwood

Just the 20 aces and 46 winners so far from Isner. Murray has not faced a break point since losing his serve early in the opening set, neither has he managed to create one.

Isner pings a forehand winner past Murray to start, before Murray is scrambling to pick up an Isner drive to the backhand side. Murray scapes it up, then whips a tester into Isner’s feet. It brings a big fist pump from Murray.

Isner nets another low ball at the net, before Murray scoops up another drive from Isner and flashes the forehand back.

40-15. Great serve, winner, and Murray roars to the crowd!

*Andy Murray 4-6 6-7 2-3 John Isner

19:54 , Jamie Braidwood

Two opening aces from Isner, out wide to both sides, Murray has to improvise to reach Isner’s driven volleys, before the American puts it away. When Murray can get the return in play he is having some joy, especially with Isner struggling a bit with the slice. But Isner then follows up with serve with a pounded volley past Murray and the American holds again.

Andy Murray 4-6 6-7 2-2 John Isner*

19:51 , Jamie Braidwood

That’s a really nice hold from Murray, with an ace and a forehand clipped down the line moves him to 40-0. A great serve out wide is blocked into the net by Isner.

*Andy Murray 4-6 6-7 1-2 John Isner

19:48 , Jamie Braidwood

Murray will get a sniff of a chance to break at some point, you have to hope. It did not look like it would come in this game as Isner reels off to aces and races to 40-0, but then Murray gets his returns in play, Isner throws his forehand long and you’re wondering ‘what if’ at 40-30.

But no. The door is immediately slammed shut as an ace pounds the line.

Andy Murray 4-6 6-7 1-1 John Isner*

19:44 , Jamie Braidwood

A couple of blocked Isner returns hit the net before an ace from Murray gets him to 40-0. Another impressive touch at the net from Isner is followed by a rather limp forehand, but Isner goes long to seal the hold.

*Andy Murray 4-6 6-7 0-1 John Isner

19:41 , Jamie Braidwood

It’s hard for Murray to come up with any answers to this Isner serve, even after edging ahead on the opening point. Isner puts a forehand long on 40-15, but then Isner finds the ace.

Wimbledon 2022: Andy Murray 4-6 6-7 John Isner

19:34 , Jamie Braidwood

Oh... that was a chance. Murray returned Isner’s serve and reached his drop shot, but couldn’t steer the backhand pass over the net. 2-5.

Murray pushes Isner back into the corner and then taps the ball back over the net. 3-5. Great serve out wide from Murray. 4-5.

Wow. Bomb from Isner out wide. Murray can only block it into the bottom of the net. Set point at 4-6.

And it’s another bullet from Isner. A brutal reality hits Murray as Isner takes a two set lead.

Wimbledon 2022: Andy Murray 4-6 6-6 John Isner

19:30 , Jamie Braidwood

Isner wins the first point against serve, after attacking Murray at the baseline. An ace from Isner is followed by a loose backhand that is fired long! 1-2 Isner.

Murray clips a return short and Isner steps in to dispatch the clipped forehand winner. Good serve out wide from Murray but Isner still leads, 2-3.

Isner serves and then cuts the volley to Murray’s backhand. On the run, he goes for the pass but it is fired wide. 2-4.

Wimbledon 2022: Andy Murray 4-6 6-6 John Isner

19:28 , Jamie Braidwood

Huge service game for Isner and he starts with a big serve down the middle. Murray wheels away in frustation but then finds joy with the slice again, as Isner pushes wide.

15-15, but the blocked return from Murray drifts just long. Isner lands a first serve but then the inside out forehand.... catches the line! It came after a challenge and that was so close.

An ace seals the 12th hold of the set and we’re going to a tie-break.

Wimbledon 2022: Andy Murray 4-6 6-5 John Isner*

19:24 , Jamie Braidwood

Murray faces a big second serve at 0-15 and is relieved to see Isner catch the net with the return. A good slice from Murray is then too low for Isner, before Murray sticks away a forehand into the corner off the back of a serve down the middle. A well angled backhand from Murray sets up another Isner miss and he ensures he’ll get a tie-break at least.

Wimbledon 2022: *Andy Murray 4-6 5-5 John Isner

19:19 , Jamie Braidwood

Now, how can Isner cope with serving to stay in the set? He flashes a backhand long to start, before playing a drop shot that Murray is able to reach. Murray flicks the reply, but Isner has it covered to put away the volley.

There we go. Murray reads the serve out wide and Isner scrambles back before firing the forehand wide. Another block from Murray, but well played Isner. He makes the pick-up at the net.

30-30. Huge point. Murray gets another return in play but again, Isner’s hands are too good. The pick-up catches the line and on game point Murray can’t get his reply over the net.

Wimbledon 2022: Andy Murray 4-6 5-4 John Isner*

19:15 , Jamie Braidwood

Great stuff from Murray. He’s warming up nicely and Centre Court is enjoying the array of winners. A cheeky drop shot gets him to 40-0 and as Isner reaches for well placed serve out wide, his return sails long.

Wimbledon 2022: *Andy Murray 4-6 4-4 John Isner

19:08 , Jamie Braidwood

Murray has a chance on the Isner second serve and tucks away the forehand pass to move to 15-30! He gets his racket on a Isner first serve, hangs in the rally and then has another chance after meeting Isner’s drop shot, but he steers the backhand wide!

A remarkable kick serve from Isner gets him to 40-30, and another bomb out wide sees him evade the danger.

Wimbledon 2022: Andy Murray 4-6 4-3 John Isner*

19:06 , Jamie Braidwood

Murray places a lovely backhand winner onto the line but a poor miss trying to clip a forehand down the line sets Isner up at 15-30. Isner’s return drifts long as Murray finds the first serve, and then again as the American nets on the forehand out wide.

40-30, and another brilliant pass from Murray! The backhand from the baseline lands on the line and that’s another nice escape from a tricky spot.

Wimbledon 2022: *Andy Murray 4-6 3-3 John Isner

19:02 , Jamie Braidwood

Murray wheels away in frustration after being unable to do anything with the Isner serve out wide. Murray then manages to get his racket onto an Isner smash, but the American puts it away at the second attempt. Two Isner aces seal the hold.

Murray must remind himself that he is still in this. The chances will come, even if it’s hard to remember that when Isner serves up this many aces.

Wimbledon 2022: Andy Murray 4-6 3-2 John Isner*

18:57 , Jamie Braidwood

A beautiful drop shot from Murray, with side-spin, forces Isner to almost skip around the net. Isner’s blocked return drifts long as Isner then leaps into a backhand and, off-balance, shovels it into the net. An ace from Murray seals the hold to 15.

Wimbledon 2022: *Andy Murray 4-6 2-2 John Isner

18:54 , Jamie Braidwood

An opening ace from Isner that skips off the chalk, before Murray skelps a forehand into the net. Isner goes wide again, another ace. And then again out wide to the other side.


Wimbledon 2022: Andy Murray 4-6 2-1 John Isner*

18:51 , Jamie Braidwood

Murray cries out in frustration after a return from Isner catches the baseline, before he finds himself facing 0-30 after a double fault. Isner chucks a return long, before a good second serve from Murray catches the line and Isner is unable to keep it in play.

30-30, and an ace from Murray! And another, this time out wide! Solid recovery job there. Very important.

Wimbledon 2022: *Andy Murray 4-6 1-1 John Isner

18:48 , Jamie Braidwood

Isner holds to 15 with three aces. He blinked on a forehand smash that he put a few feet wide but apat from that it was pretty faultless.

Wimbledon 2022: Andy Murray 4-6 1-0 John Isner*

18:45 , Jamie Braidwood

Good start from Murray, as he places two backhand winners past Isner to get to 40-0. Murray challenges a Isner ball that he thought went long, but rather caught the baseline. Murray has a chance at the net but his drop shot does not clear and Isner is back in it at 40-30. A wild swing from Isner at a Murray second serve finds the net and Murray gets in front.

Wimbledon 2022: *Andy Murray 4-6 John Isner

18:40 , Jamie Braidwood

The first return from Murray is sliced wide, before Isner sends a wild forehand out for an unforced error.

Murray picks up Isner’s next serve and hangs a hopeful lob high that drops inside the baseline. Isner takes a moment before crashing it down for a winner.

An ace from Isner. Nothing Murray could do there.

Set point at 40-15, and Murray nets from the baseline.

Well, that was coming from the moment Isner broke early. Murray with work to do, but we did expect a long one here. This was never going to be straight sets.

Wimbledon 2022: Andy Murray 4-5 John Isner*

18:35 , Jamie Braidwood

Wheels from Murray to pick up Isner’s slice and send the backhand down the line. The forehand then fires a winner crosscourt to get to 30-0, followed by an ace up the middle. Murray then pulls out another one. Isner challenges it but it’s a mile out.

Isner cranks a backhand winner, but a strange return from the American off Murray’s second serve offers the hold.

Now, can Murray break to stay in the first set?

Wimbledon 2022: *Andy Murray 3-5 John Isner

18:32 , Jamie Braidwood

Good touch from Isner. After pushing Murray deep behind the line with his serve he drops him twice with a deft nip over the net. A backhand finds the line, and Murray’s snapped return on the backhand evades the line.

Wimbledon 2022: Andy Murray 3-4 John Isner*

18:28 , Jamie Braidwood

Isner fires a tricky return into Murray’s feet and suddenly it’s 15-30. Isner follows it up with a forehand into the corner, and as Murray hangs up the hopeful return, Isner blinks on a smash as it clears the baseline.

Ace from Murray, and it’s back to 40-30. But Isner again plays aggressively on the return game, pushing Murray back and tapping the volley over the net.

Deuce, but Murray gets the better of an exchange of slices to put away the backhand, and then Isner nets after Murray forced him low.

Wimbledon 2022: *Andy Murray 2-4 John Isner

18:23 , Jamie Braidwood

Isner holds to love, with two aces. Murray had a look at a backhand but could only net on the effort up the line.

Wimbledon 2022: Andy Murray 2-3 John Isner*

18:20 , Jamie Braidwood

What a shot from Murray! Isner had him running back towards his baseline after the lob, but Murray turns and dispatches the backhand down the line on the spin! He holds to love as Isner goes wide a couple of times on the forehand side.

Wimbledon 2022: *Andy Murray 1-3 John Isner

18:17 , Jamie Braidwood

Murray nudges himself ahead of trapping Isner with a ball at his feet, before he looks down at the baseline as a forehand from Isner takes a funny bounce. Murray then edges ahead as Isner nets, but the serve thunders down and Murray’s blocked return is put away.

30-30, another big serve from Isner but Murray is equal to it. He gets it back in court, and there’s the backhand pass! Murray pumps his fist and snarls at his box.

Break point, Isner lands another first serve and Murray scampers to return the smash. He gets his racket on a backhand down the line, but Isner shows good hands at the net to pull out the drop volley.

This has warmed up nicely already! Murray battles his way into the rally and a wonderful shot at Isner’s feet sets up another break point - but there’s the ace from Isner and we’re back to deuce.

And no sooner had that chance arose, Isner takes it away with two bombs out wide. “Come on!” he says turning to his box. Big save.

Wimbledon 2022: Andy Murray 1-2 John Isner* - Isner breaks

18:11 , Jamie Braidwood

Isner cracks another big forehand for an opening winner, before Murray responds with an ace of his own. A drop shot from Murray trickles into the net before good hands from Isner at the net sets up two early break points for the American. Isner digs out a wicked return right onto Murray’s feet, and the backhand from the 35-year-old is into the net.

He’s up against it early here.

Wimbledon 2022: *Andy Murray 1-1 John Isner

18:09 , Jamie Braidwood

Boom. The first big serve from big John lands with a thud out wide, and there are a few gasps in Centre Court and the power - not that it was a surprise. An ace from Isner is followed by a drop shot from Murray that did not clear the net. It seals a comfortable opening hold - and I’m sure that will not be the last time I write that.

Wimbledon 2022: Andy Murray 1-0 John Isner*

18:00 , Jamie Braidwood

After a quick turnaround and warm-up, Murray has the ball in hand and will serve first against John Isner, who is even bigger than I remembered and is looming large at the other end of the court.

There’s a long rally to get us started, won by Isner as he cranks the backhand with power and pace. Murray responds with a nice angled backhand, before Isner pushes one long.

A solid serve from Murray is followed by consistent hitting, targetting the Isner backhand. The American nets and Murray has a hold to 15.

*denotes next server

Wimbledon 2022: Andy Murray vs John Isner

17:53 , Jamie Braidwood

Right, if anyone could lift the mood in Centre Court, it’s probably the very man who has just walked out into the evening sun.

Andy Murray takes on John Isner next, as the 35-year-old looks to advance to the third round.

Emma Raducanu knocked out of Wimbledon by France’s Caroline Garcia

17:50 , Jamie Braidwood

Emma Raducanu has been knocked out of Wimbledon by Caroline Garcia in the second round. The 19-year-old US Open champion was overpowered by her French opponent’s fierce serve and groundstrokes as she went down 6-3, 6-3 on Centre Court.

Breaking report by my colleague Lawrence Ostlere here on Centre Court.

Emma Raducanu knocked out of Wimbledon by France’s Caroline Garcia

Wimbledon 2022: Emma Raducanu 3-6 3-6 Caroline Garcia - Game, set and match

17:42 , Jamie Braidwood

The stats show just how Garcia was able to hit Raducanu off the court. She had 25 winners to Raducanu’s 10 and the British No 1 was unable to do enough from behind the baseline, nor in the return game.

There will be plenty of noise and reaction after this second-round exit, but it should all be taken with the reminder that Raducanu’s only full match before today of her grass-court campaign came on Monday due to the side-strain injury that disrupted her preparations.

Let’s hope she can get a more consistent run of matches under her belt as she heads to the US for the hard-court swing.

Wimbledon 2022: Emma Raducanu 3-6 3-6 Caroline Garcia - Game, set and match

17:37 , Jamie Braidwood

Caroline Garcia gives a very nice on-court interview, but there are very few people listening as the atmosphere goes flat. This was not the result an expectant Centre Court crowd were hoping for, but there should still be a touch of context given Raducanu’s inexperience on tour and disrupted preparation for the tournament. Still, after her performance in the opening match, a second-round exit does sting.

Wimbledon 2022: Emma Raducanu 3-6 3-6 Caroline Garcia - Game, set and match

17:33 , Jamie Braidwood

It’s brutal, but a fair result. Garcia was the better play on the day and there is no wave from Raducanu as she exits Centre Court.

Wimbledon 2022: Emma Raducanu 3-6 3-6 Caroline Garcia - Game, set and match

17:32 , Jamie Braidwood

Garcia stays on top of the baseline rallies and Raducanu nets, still struggling to adjust to the pace. Centre Court responds at 0-15, but Raducanu nets again as Garcia attacks the forehand.

That’s better, though, as she thows in a drop shot and then puts the ball behind Garcia, and a big serve gets her to 30-30.

Huge point. Raducanu lands the serve down the middle but Garcia is able to hang up the return! Raducanu can’t do enough on the ball, and she eventually nets.

Match point - and suddenly it’s all over. Garcia clips the baseline, pushing Raducanu back, before firing the backhand winner.

Wimbledon 2022: *Emma Raducanu 3-6 3-5 Caroline Garcia

17:27 , Jamie Braidwood

Raducanu gets off on a strong foot with a winner, before Garcia nets to bring up a slight opening at 15-30. Thud. Garcia responds with an ace down the middle, and as she advances into the court, Raducanu can only net on the forehand pass.

40-30, but Garcia gets tight again as the backhand drifts behind the baseline. Deuce. Raducanu can’t do enough on the second serve and Garcia eats up the forehand winner down the line. And that’s brilliant from Garcia. The ace flashes down the middle and Raducanu must hold serve to stay in Wimbledon.

Wimbledon 2022: Emma Raducanu 3-6 3-4 Caroline Garcia* - Garcia breaks back

17:19 , Jamie Braidwood

Raducanu starts off with a winner but Garcia marches back, recovering from the loss of focus in the previous game. A brutal forehand winner sets up two break points at 15-40, and she is inches away from it as the backhand narrowly misses the line.

30-40, and this time Raducanu does get the better of the exchange from behind the baseline! Raducanu hangs on and Garcia nets. Deuce.

Oh no. Double fault from Raducanu. Centre Court groans and Raducanu then plays a backhand wide. It hands the advantage back to Garcia.

Wimbledon 2022: *Emma Raducanu 3-6 3-3 Caroline Garcia

17:14 , Jamie Braidwood

Raducanu is in trouble now. She is a set and a break down and Garcia is playing very well. Centre Court tries to rouse the 19-year-old, and it works as Raducanu hits two clean winners to move to 0-30!

That was a brilliant backhand pass from Raducanu, but she goes for too much on the forehand off Garcia’s serve. It’s wide, and Garcia follows with an ace.

30-30, but Raducanu is still in this. And Garcia blinks! A double fault is followed up by a forehand wide, and Raducanu breaks back! That was very tight from Garcia, but Raducanu will take it.

Wimbledon 2022: Emma Raducanu 3-6 2-3 Caroline Garcia* - Garcia breaks

17:09 , Jamie Braidwood

Imposing start from Garcia to flash the forehand winner, and it’s followed by more brilliant hitting as she outlasts Raducanu and places the backhand winner into the open court.

0-30, but Raducanu finds the strong first serve. But she can’t get out of trouble, as Garcia forces Raducanu back behind the baseline and advances to put away the volley.

Two break points, and the clean hitting from Garcia is again too much. Raducanu is unable to keep up and the forehand drifts wide.

Wimbledon 2022: *Emma Raducanu 3-6 2-2 Caroline Garcia

17:07 , Jamie Braidwood

So solid from Garcia. A backhand winner is followed by more tricky depth, as Raducanu struggles to return the ball down low from the baseline. No problems there for the Frenchwoman in holding to 15.

Wimbledon 2022: Bit watch

17:05 , Jamie Braidwood

A sensational victory for Harriet Dart over Rebeka Masarova (6-1, 6-3) seals her place in the second round, making it 10 British players in total! Brilliant from Dart, who continues her grass-court form.

Meanwhile, Cameron Norrie is 2-1 down to Jaume Munar on Court No 1. A long way back for the ninth seed to advance to round number three.

Wimbledon 2022: Emma Raducanu 3-6 2-1 Caroline Garcia*

17:02 , Jamie Braidwood

A puff of chalk brings up 40-0 on Raducanu’s serve and as Garcia pushes a forehand wide, it seals a rapid hold for the British No 1.

She may be a set down but it feels the momentum is slightly in her favour at the start of the second.

Wimbledon 2022: *Emma Raducanu 3-6 1-1 Caroline Garcia

17:00 , Jamie Braidwood

Positive signs from Raducanu as she pumps her first following her point of the match. A forehand whipped into the corner is followed by the backhand winner out wide. 15-30.

Great response from Garcia to send the ace out wide, but Raducanu can still sense the break point chance.

Brilliant winner from Raducanu! She attacked the Garcia second serve and recovered from good depth from Garcia, who approached the net. Raducanu saw her chance and pulled out the backhand pass! What an angle.

Break point, but Garcia keeps her cool. She is awarded for her aggressive approach as she puts away the volley.

Still, better from Raducanu.

Wimbledon 2022: Emma Raducanu 3-6 1-0 Caroline Garcia*

16:53 , Jamie Braidwood

Raducanu starts the second set on serve. Although her opening win came in straight sets, that was unusual for Raducanu this season, with all of her other matches in 2022 going to three sets. This, therefore, is hopefully not a shock to the system but she will need to keep her composure if she wants to get back into this.

Raducanu wheels away in mid-court to send a backhand past Garcia, who responds with a winner to get to 30-30. Already a pressure point for Raducanu but she stays alive as Garcia goes long following a baseline rally. Garcia again shows better power, dominating Raducanu on a backhand exchange.

Deuce. The first point is a gift as Garcia goes long but Raducanu then does very well to dig out a lob after Garcia came forward on the backhand slice. Garcia nets stretching for the overhead.

Wimbledon 2022: *Emma Raducanu 3-6 Caroline Garcia - Garcia takes the opening set

16:48 , Jamie Braidwood

That was a fairly clean set from Raducanu, who made just three unforced errors. Garcia has dominated the rallies though, with 10 winners to Raducanu’s five. Raducanu has been unable to hit freely with Garcia striking the ball so cleanly and with more power from the baseline.

Wimbledon 2022: *Emma Raducanu 3-6 Caroline Garcia - Garcia takes the opening set

16:44 , Jamie Braidwood

A big return game for Raducanu starts with an error off the Garcia serve, with the Frenchwoman then pounding the line with a serve out wide to get to 30-0.

Garcia goes long but then turns defence into attack brilliantly on the next point, in what was the rally of the match. It’s too much power and pace for Raducanu, and it brings up two set points.

Ah, that was a chance. The ball sat up for Raducanu in mid-court but as she slipped, Garcia puts the forehand winner away.

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Wimbledon 2022: Emma Raducanu 3-5 Caroline Garcia*

16:37 , Jamie Braidwood

Raducanu, now serving to stay in the set, pushes a forehand down the line wide, but follows it up with a strong serve that Garcia can only get a frame to.

A loose return from Garcia is followed by a double fault from Raducanu. Not a great time for that and there is pressure on this 30-30 point.

‘Mon!’ cries Raducanu as Garcia’s blocked return sails long. Raducanu is faced with a second serve at 40-30 and Garcia attacks it brilliantly.

Deuce. Again Garcia attacks the Raducanu backhand. Ruthless hitting from her and Raducanu is forced into the error.

Set point. But a good angled seve fom Raducanu can only be sliced long by Garcia. And again, this time with the serve out wide, and Raducanu has advantage.

And Raducanu escapes! Three errors in a row from Garcia seals the hold for Raducanu. Garcia will now serve for the set.

Harmony Tan doubles partner ‘very sad’ due to late withdrawal after Serena Williams win

16:33 , Jack Rathborn

Harmony Tan’s Wimbledon doubles partner Tamara Korpatsch admits she is “very sad” after the French player’s late withdrawal following the impact of the epic win over Serena Williams.

Tan triumphed late on Tuesday evening after more than three hours on Centre Court.

But the physical effects appear to have pushed the world No 115 to prioritise her singles campaign at the All England Club.

A late message was sent to Korpatsch, who was due to play her first-ever Grand Slam doubles match, wit the first round match against Nadiia Kichenok and Raluca Olaru cancelled.

Harmony Tan doubles partner ‘very sad’ due to late pull-out after Serena Williams win

Wimbledon 2022: *Emma Raducanu 2-5 Caroline Garcia

16:33 , Jamie Braidwood

Centre Court is trying to get behind Raducanu but she finds the net twice as Garcia continues to get the better of the baseline exchanges.

30-0, but then Garcia gets tight. A double fault is followed by a forehand that goes long. 30-30.

Garcia again, hitting with more power than Raducanu, goes for the backhand and Raducanu nets.

A return from Raducanu goes an inch or so long of the baseline and suddenly the Frenchwoman leads 5-2.

Wimbledon 2022: Emma Raducanu 2-4 Caroline Garcia* - Garcia breaks

16:30 , Jamie Braidwood

Garcia plays a loose backhand off Raducanu’s second serve. Raducanu then pushes Garcia back with good depth on the backhand, as Garcia nets.

Raducanu has to dig out a Garcia forehand that clipped the baseline. 30-15.

Oof. Raducanu slips on the baseline as Garcia fires a forehand winner down the line. She looks to be ok but suddenly it’s 30-30.

And that’s great pressure from Garcia - she returns well and then follows in the backhand down the line to put away the forehand drive.

Break point, and pressure on the second serve. Garcia attacks it with a fierce backhand, Raducanu drops to her knees, it’s into the net.

Centre Court responds as Garcia breaks again.

Wimbledon 2022: *Emma Raducanu 2-3 Caroline Garcia

16:25 , Jamie Braidwood

Garcia settles herself with a strong one-two attack on the forehand, but Raducanu fires a warning and she sends back a Garcia return for a backhand winner crosscourt.

Great aggression from Raducanu. She then drifts a forehand long and it looksfor all the world that Garcia has done the same. However the ball was called in.

30-15, and Garcia fires a forehand winner crosscourt and follows it up with a big serve down the middle. Nice hold.

Wimbledon 2022: Emma Raducanu 2-2 Caroline Garcia*

16:21 , Jamie Braidwood

Great response from Raducanu, and that has settled her nerves. A forehand winner is followed by a strong serve out wide, too some ooohs around Centre Court. Raducanu follows it in and Garcia frames to bring up 40-0.

Garcia puts a return at Raducanu’s feet and a double fault brings it back to 40-30, but a serve out wide is followed by a loose backhand from Garcia and Raducanu takes the hold.

Wimbledon 2022: *Emma Raducanu 1-2 Caroline Garcia - Raducanu breaks back!

16:15 , Jamie Braidwood

Work to do for Raducanu but still a long way to go. She gets another look at Garcia’s service game at 15-30 after Garcia pulls a forehand wide from inside the baseline.

A backhand into the net from Garcia brings up break point. The Frenchwoman saves the first but then nets on a simple volley at the net, and another error from Garcia - this time on a short forehand sees Raducanu get back on terms.

Wimbledon 2022: Emma Raducanu 0-2 Caroline Garcia* - Garcia breaks

16:12 , Jamie Braidwood

A warm ovation for Raducanu as she comes out to serve, but Garcia takes the opening point when Raducanu steers the backhand from the baseline wide. There’s a cry from Raducanu as Garcia nets, but the pressure continues as Garcia attacks on the second serve with a forehand crosscourt, followed by a smash.

Two break points - and the Frenchwoman takes it. A backhand off Raducanu’s serve clipped the line. Raducanu challenged but it was well inside.

Wimbledon 2022: *Emma Raducanu 0-1 Caroline Garcia

16:06 , Jamie Braidwood

Garcia to serve first. Raducanu gets an early look at a break and puts Garcia under early pressure at 0-30. However, the chance goes begging as she nets on the second serve return, and Garcia gets off the mark with an opening hold.

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Wimbledon 2022: Emma Raducanu vs Caroline Garcia

16:01 , Jamie Braidwood

Raducanu raises her right arm and waves to the Centre Court crowd as she emerges from under the Royal Box ahead of her match against Caroline Garcia.

There’s a big smile on Raducanu’s face as she begins her bid to reach the third round.

Wimbledon 2022: Emma Raducanu vs Caroline Garcia

16:00 , Jamie Braidwood

Raducanu on Garcia, the world No 55 who reached the fourth round at Wimbledon in 2017:

“Caroline is a great opponent. I played her earlier on in the year in Indian Wells and it was a tricky match. She plays pretty fast tennis. I’m ready for that.”

Emma Raducanu knows quick wins could be key to Wimbledon hopes

15:53 , Jamie Braidwood

Emma Raducanu is hoping to rediscover her grand slam efficiency at Wimbledon this year.

The 19-year-old famously did not drop a set through 10 matches at the US Open having also claimed three straight-sets wins at Wimbledon.

Since then, though, Raducanu has found herself dragged into a number of long matches, and her opening-round victory over Alison Van Uytvanck on Monday was her first two-set match at a slam since the US Open final.

With her history of injury niggles and recent recovery from a side strain, avoiding staying on court too long could be crucial to Raducanu’s hopes of a good run, and she will be looking for more of the same against France’s Caroline Garcia on Wednesday.

“I think that it helps at slams that you get a day off in between, so I think that is pretty valuable,” said Raducanu.

“I felt good out there. There were some tough moments in the second set (against Van Uytvanck) physically, but I told myself, ‘Push through, if you win in two sets, then you don’t have to play three’. That’s the tactic.”

Wimbledon 2022: Emma Raducanu vs Caroline Garcia

15:50 , Jamie Braidwood

Raducanu on how she gets “fired up” for the grand slams.

“I’d say big matches and big occasions are the ones that I really sort of get the most fired up for. It’s definitely a different feeling. I love playing on the big stages, big occasions.

“I think that instead of, like, shying away from it, I really thrive in that. It’s special to come through the first round because first rounds are always tricky. There’s definitely an element of, I haven’t done this before, I haven’t played on Centre Court, you haven’t played a match at that tournament.”

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Wimbledon 2022: Emma Raducanu vs Caroline Garcia

15:47 , Jamie Braidwood

A gentle warm-up to the action on Centre Court as Djokovic cruises to a comfortable win. Up next, Emma Raducanu returns to Centre Court to face Caroline Garcia, as she looks to build on her impressive opening victory against Alison Van Uytvanck.

It was a tricky first-round match for Raducanu, but it was great to see the British No 1 adjust to the challenge and begin to open up on her forehand side. The 19-year-old will try to take that mentality into this second round match against France’s Garcia, an opponent Raducanu defeated at Indian Wells earlier this year.

Game, set, match! Novak Djokovic 6-1 6-4 6-2 Thanasi Kokkinakis

15:38 , Lawrence Ostlere

Kokkinakis pushes Djokovic to 30-all before a bizarre point ends with both of them at the net and the Australian facing the wrong way as he is gently lobbed, causing them both to chuckle along with Centre Court crowd. Djokovic then double faults to hand Kokkinakis a break point, but the Serbian motors through the next three points to bring the match to an end.

Djokovic will play either Chile’s Alejandro Tabilo or Serbia’s Miomir Kecmanovic in the next round.

Wimbledon 2022: Upset alert!

15:34 , Jamie Braidwood

Down goes Casper Ruud! The men’s No 3 seed is out after a 3-6 6-2 7-5 6-4 defeat to France’s Ugo Humbert. The French Open finalist leaves Wimbledon after just the second round, not that he was expected to go far in SW19. Ruud is not a strong player on the grass and his seeding of third overall rather masked that. Still, it opens up that quarter of the draw and it could be good news for Cameron Norrie - who has taken the opening set 6-4 against Jaume Munar.

Never take for granted the difference between clay and grass...

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Wimbledon 2022: *Novak Djokovic 6-1 6-4 5-2 Thanasi Kokkinakis

15:32 , Lawrence Ostlere

Kokkinakis puts up a strong hold in what may well be his final game won of this year’s Wimbledon, producing won well-crafted crosscourt winner. Djokovic will serve for the match and a place in the third round.

Wimbledon 2022: Novak Djokovic 6-1 6-4 5-1 *Thanasi Kokkinakis

15:29 , Lawrence Ostlere

Better from Kokkinakis who forces Djokovic’s serve to deuce, drawing a mistake from the No1 seed at the net. But Djokovic will not be denied, winning the next point before racing on to a telegraphed drop shot and clinching the game.

Wimbledon 2022: *Novak Djokovic 6-1 6-4 4-1 Thanasi Kokkinakis

15:25 , Lawrence Ostlere

Djokovic with yet another break on Centre Court, and the end is near for Thanasi Kokkinakis. Meanwhile Jelana Ostapenko has clinched the first set against Belgian qualifier Wickmayer 6-2.

Wimbledon 2022: *Novak Djokovic 6-1 6-4 2-1 Thanasi Kokkinakis

15:16 , Jamie Braidwood

Two rapid holds off serve, but for Kokkinakis the problem is he can’t get close to Djokovic’s serve. He’s winning close to 90 per cent of his first serve points.

Wimbledon 2022: *Novak Djokovic 6-1 6-4 1-0 Thanasi Kokkinakis - Djokovic breaks

15:13 , Jamie Braidwood

An immediate challenge for Kokkinakis in the opening game - the pressure from Djokovic is like a vice and he drags his opponent into an awkward opening deuce. Djokovic just will not go away as he sends Kokkinakis chasing around the court in the longest rally of the match so far, as Kokkinakis goes wide.

Kokkinakis errors again and it sets up break point - and that’s just too good from Djokovic! He has no right to win this point after Kokkinakis serves out wide, but the return is awkward and snapped into his feet at the net. Kokkinakis picks it up but Djokovic is too fast, and Kokkinakis can only shovel the volley wide.

This could get wrapped up very quickly now.

Wimbledon 2022: Cameron Norrie underway vs Jaume Munar

15:02 , Jamie Braidwood

The top-ranked British men’s player Cameron Norrie is underway against Jaume Munar, today on the more appropriate setting of Court No 1 for his second round match. Norrie faced break points in his opening service game but the tournament’s ninth seed came through and it is currently on serve in the opening exchanges.

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Wimbledon 2022: Novak Djokovic 6-1 6-4 Thanasi Kokkinakis* - Djokovic wins the second set

14:59 , Jamie Braidwood

And there it is. Right on cue Djokovic watches a forehand return from Kokkinakis drift long and the Serbian moves two sets up on Centre Court. Formidable play from the six-time champion and tournament favourite.

Wimbledon 2022: *Novak Djokovic 6-1 5-4 Thanasi Kokkinakis

14:53 , Jamie Braidwood

Supreme from Djokovic, as he seals another hold to love with a lovely angled touch at the net following a drop shot from Kokkinakis.

He moves a game away at 5-3 but Kokkinakis will try to at least ask the question. He puts himself under pressure with a double fault at 15-30, but responds with a clipped forehand that catches the line.

Still, pressure, especially as Kokkinakis drops one into the net to bring up set point. Djokovic lets him off the hook as his return sails long.

What defence from Djokovic! Kokkinakis bombs down a big serve but Djokovic stretches to stay in the point, before Kokkinakis pushes a forehand drive wide.

The serve gets him out of trouble again, but Djokovic’s net pressure tells once more as he puts away the smash.

Another set point, but Kokkinakis holds on with the one-two, slamming the forehand volley for a winner. Back to deuce.

Kokkinakis saves one more set point with an ace, and then edges ahead with another out wide. And finally after eight minutes he gets his hold! Djokovic hangs up a hopeful shot and Kokkinakis comfortably dispatches the smash.

What are the odds on Djokovic serving this out in two minutes now?

Wimbledon 2022: *Novak Djokovic 6-1 4-3 Thanasi Kokkinakis

14:43 , Jamie Braidwood

Kokkinakis pounds away a forehand winner at the net. Losing his second service game of this second set was a big blow to the Australian. With that serve and his power he could have dragged Djokovic into deep into a set, but as it is Djokovic is cruising on his serve and towards a 2-0 lead.

Venus Williams to partner Jamie Murray in Wimbledon mixed doubles

14:41 , Jamie Braidwood

Probably the worst kept secret in SW19, but nevertheless a great story emerging from Wimbledon this afternoon.

Venus Williams to partner Jamie Murray in Wimbledon mixed doubles

Wimbledon 2022: Novak Djokovic 6-1 4-2 Thanasi Kokkinakis*

14:38 , Jamie Braidwood

Kokkinakis puts his racket behind his head and winces in frustration after ballooning a forehand long on the Djokovic second serve at 30-30.

Djokovic then plays a stunning backhand pass to win the game and stay ahead.

Wimbledon 2022: *Novak Djokovic 6-1 3-2 Thanasi Kokkinakis

14:34 , Jamie Braidwood

Kokkinakis got a look at Djokovic’s serve at 15-30 after hitting a nice forehand pass, but Djokovic seized upon an error on the next point to take the hold.

Kokkinakis stays in it as he rains a big serve down the middle.

A stat flashes up on Centre Court informing us that it’s been over 1,800 days since Djokovic’s last defeat at Wimbledon, just to illustrate the size of the task facing Kokkinakis here.

Wimbledon 2022: Brit alert - defeat for Peniston

14:29 , Jamie Braidwood

Steve Johnson completes the job against Britain’s Ryan Peniston on Court No 3 to wrap up a 6-3 6-2 6-4 victory.

It’s been a brilliant grass-court swing for Peniston but his run at SW19 ends here. Plenty of hope for the future, though.

Wimbledon 2022: Upset alert

14:26 , Jamie Braidwood

Number two seed Anett Kontaveit is out after a shock but comprehensive defeat to the world number 97 Jule Niemeier on Court No 1.

It’s another disappointing performance at a grand slam for Kontaveit - who is still yet to progress further than the quarter-finals at a major.

A 6-4 6-0 win for Niemeier looks surprising, but Kontaveit was not fancied to go far in this tournament.

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Wimbledon 2022: *Novak Djokovic 6-1 2-1 Thanasi Kokkinakis - Djokovic breaks

14:22 , Jamie Braidwood

Djokovic gets his nose in front but Kokkinakis replies with an ace and then a big serve out wide. When the points are extended the Australian is struggling, though, and he nets on the forehand under little pressure.

Break point coming up, as Djokovic holds his hands up after clipping the net cord on a sliced backhand dropshot.

Djokovic gets a racket on a big serve from Kokkinakis and gets into the net, only to drift one long. Kokkinakis then gets ahead with a strong forehand drive into the corner.

He can’t close, though, and then another forehand towards the Djokovic backhand drifts wide. Another break point, and that’s too good.

Djokovic snaps the backhand return at Kokkinakis and then follows in a forehand down the line to put away the volley at the net. Long way back now for the Australian.

Wimbledon 2022: Novak Djokovic 6-1 1-1 Thanasi Kokkinakis*

14:15 , Jamie Braidwood

Djokovic gets the better of an exchange of slices as he drops Kokkinakis at the net. Comfortable hold for Djokovic and Kokkinakis is struggling to get close to her serve at the moment.

Wimbledon 2022: *Novak Djokovic 6-1 0-1 Thanasi Kokkinakis

14:12 , Jamie Braidwood

Now, can Kokkinakis keep his head up? Losing the opener 6-1 will hurt but a love to hold to kick off the second set will boost his confidence. Big serving from the tall and rangy Australian, as Djokovic nets on the return on game point.

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