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Wimbledon 2022 Day 1: Andy Murray triumphs, Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz, Emma Raducanu move on

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Welcome to Wimbledon 2022! On Monday, half of the men and women will compete in the first round. To find more info about this year's tournament at the All England Club (dates/times, odds, how to watch), click here. You can also take a peek at our men's preview and our women's preview to know who to watch.

Catch up with the day's biggest news below.

Murray triumphs over Duckworth

Andy Murray's Wimbledon journey will continue in Round 2. The two-time Wimbledon champ survived an early scare to beat James Duckworth 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4. Murray’s famous metal hip didn’t slow him down at all on Monday. He looked practically sprightly on the court, running for balls with ease, but it was his serve that really stood out. It was firing on all cylinders, painting corners at impossible angles. Duckworth managed to return some of them, but Murray’s serve helped him tremendously on the court. He got a lot of confidence from it, which you could see in action throughout the game. He didn’t look quite as strong after returning from a long break to close the roof on the center court, while Duckworth returned with renewed vigor. He started showing more variety in his shots, and stopped Murray’s momentum in its tracks. But Murray wasn't done. With the crowd in full force behind him, he managed to pull himself back together and break the 4-4 tie in the fourth set, leading to his win.

Top 10 American Danielle Collins out in upset

Danielle Collins, the highest-seeded American woman at Wimbledon (No. 7), is out in a shocking upset against Marie Bouzkova. Collins, who reached the finals at the Australian Open in January, fell in three sets to Bouzkova, who emerged victorious 5-7, 6-4, 6-4. Collins was in trouble from the start, with Bouzkova matching her shot-for-shot. Collins managed to pull a first-set win out of Bouzkova's hands, but she couldn't repeat that feat. She fought hard, but Bouzkova came to slay and took the final two sets.

Alcaraz beats Struff

Carlos Alcaraz, fifth-seed from Spain, rallied late to defeat Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany. Alcaraz won a pivotal fifth set to earn a second-round bid after a tight clash in the fourth set: 6-4, 7-5, 6-4, 7(7)-6(3), 6-4. Struff was a formidable opponent for Alcaraz; stoic, strong, and hard to read. After losing the first set, he fought tooth and nail to capture the second set. One advantage Alcaraz has over Struff — and pretty much everyone — is his speed and his reach. His long limbs can cover the width of the court in barely a second and just a few enormous strides. He can get to any shot from anywhere. Unfortunately, that wasn’t enough to stop him from losing the third set, as he ran out of steam just like in the first set. But Alcaraz rallied, taking the fourth set in a tiebreak and winning the fifth and final set to notch his Round 1 victory.

Raducanu takes down van Uytvanck

Tenth-seeded Emma Raducanu of Great Britain defeated veteran Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4. This was an important victory for the 19-year-old Raducanu, who has struggled since she won the 2021 US Open. She hasn't been able to repeat that success, struggling with injuries and several coaching changes over the past year. She's also been under heavy scrutiny from the English press, especially their tabloids. She lost in the first round of the French Open last month, and was forced to withdraw from the 2022 Nottingham Open due to an abdominal injury. None of that stopped her on Monday, though, as she played and won a fierce match against a strong challenger.

Hurkacz upset by Davidovich Fokina

Hubert Hurkacz, the No. 7 seed from Poland, has been upset by Alejandro Davidovich Fokina of Spain in a five-set battle that saw several changes of fortune. Hurkacz, fresh off a fourth-round finish at the French Open, battled hard, but ultimately couldn't find his shots when it counted. Davidovich Fokina defeated Hurkacz 7-6(10), 6-4, 5-7, 2-6, 7-6(8). At the start, it looked like the match might be done in three sets. Hurkacz was in a two-set hole before he took control and started finding success. He inched past Davidovich Fokina in the third set, and cruised to a win in the fourth. It all came down to the fifth and final set, which led to a tiebreak. Despite getting off to a strong start, Hurkacz couldn't keep the momentum going.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a forehand against Soonwoo Kwon of South Korea during the Men's Singles First Round match during Day One of The Championships Wimbledon 2022 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Novak Djokovic won his first-round match against Kwon Soon-woo on Monday, and will play Wednesday in Round 2. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Djokovic defeats Kwon

Novak Djokovic, the men's No. 1 seed, hasn't ever lost in the first round at Wimbledon, and Monday was no exception. Despite a serious challenge from South Korea's Kwon Soon-woo Djokovic won 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. Kwon really challenged Djokovic, forcing him to play his best tennis in the very first match of the tournament. Kwon got out to a 3-1 lead in the first set, but soon found himself tied with Djokovic 3-3. After that, Kwon didn't win another game until the second set. But Kwon rebounded, taking the second set 6-3 as Djokovic made a number of uncharacteristic errors. Djokovic was back on the ball in the third set, and overcame some strong play from Kwon to take the fourth set and the match. With this win, Djokovic becomes the first player in history, man or woman, to win 80 matches at all four Grand Slams.

Jabeur handles Bjorklund in straight sets

Serena Williams' recent doubles partner, Ons Jabeur, took care of business on Monday, defeating Mirjam Bjorklund 6-1, 6-3. Jabeur, who ascended to the No. 2 spot in the WTA's rankings, had absolutely no trouble with Bjorklund, beating her in 54 minutes. It doesn't look like the injury that forced Jabeur to withdraw from doubles at Eastbourne is holding her back right now.

Other notable results

  • Americans Frances Tiafoe and Tommy Paul are headed to Round 2 after wins on Monday, as is Alison Riske.

  • The ageless Jon Isner, who also plays for America, emerged victorious from a five-set thriller and is headed to Round 2.

  • Casper Ruud, the French Open runner up, won in straight sets against Albert Ramos-Vinolas. The first two sets included tiebreaks and the entire match lasted nearly three hours, which is a long time for a three-set win.

  • Cameron Norrie won his match against Pablo Andujar in straight sets, and the No. 9 seeded Brit got plenty of support from the home country crowd.

  • Pablo Carreno Busta, the No. 15 seed who was hoping to get his first career match win at Wimbledon, was forced to retire against Dusan Lajovic due to injury. He is now 0-7 lifetime at the All England Club.

  • WTA tour mainstay Angelique Kerber, who won Wimbledon in 2018, is onto Round 2 after defeating Kristina Mladenovic.

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