Wimbledon 2022 LIVE: Cameron Norrie vs Tommy Paul latest reaction and results as British number one wins

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Wimbledon 2022 LIVE: Cameron Norrie vs Tommy Paul latest reaction and results as British number one wins

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Cameron Norrie kept the British flag flying as he booked his place in the Wimbledon quarter-finals with victory over Tommy Paul.

By the time Norrie had broken in the opening game of the match he was the only British singles player left in the draw, after Heather Watson fell to a straight-sets defeat on Centre Court earlier in the afternoon.

The 26-year-old shown no signs of any added pressure weighing on him though, easing his way to a 6-4 7-5 6-4 win. What was already the best Grand Slam run of his career has got even better, with a quarter-final against David Goffin to come, after the Belgian battled past Frances Tiafoe in an epic encounter lasting four hours and 37 minutes.

Norrie joins Andy Murray as the only male British singles players to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals since 2004 - he won’t be settling for a place in the last eight though.

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Report on Norrie’s win

18:44 , Matt Verri

Cameron Norrie kept the British flag flying as he booked his place in the Wimbledon quarter-finals with victory over Tommy Paul.

By the time Norrie had broken in the opening game of the match he was the only British singles player left in the draw, after Heather Watson fell to a straight-sets defeat on Centre Court earlier in the afternoon.

The 26-year-old shown no signs of any added pressure weighing on him though, easing his way to a 6-4 7-5 6-4 win. What was already the best Grand Slam run of his career has got even better, with a quarter-final against David Goffin to come, after the Belgian battled past Frances Tiafoe in an epic encounter lasting four hours and 37 minutes.

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Decent company for Norrie!

18:30 , Matt Verri

Reaction from Norrie

18:17 , Matt Verri

“It’s shocking for me - to make my quarters for the first time and have my family here it’s so special. A huge match for me and for both of us and to play the way I did today and execute everything, I obviously really enjoyed it. It’s pretty crazy - a lot of feelings at the moment but I enjoyed it.

“I’m the last one [Brit] left so why not get behind me even more now? I think from the first round everyone has been behind me and supporting me and it’s showed in tough moments in the matches - especially serving for the match there - there were a lot of things going round my head but I managed to stay calm and do it. It was great you guys helped me through it.”

Not done yet!

18:09 , Matt Verri

Norrie 6-4 7-5 6-4 Paul

18:01 , Matt Verri

Perfect start for Norrie. Big serve out wide, forehand put away at the net. Can’t do enough with the volley next point though, Paul can move forward and find the forehand pass. 15-15.

Paul well in the rally but it’s a bit of a shank from the American, Norrie two points away from the quarter-finals.

Ace brings up two match points! That’s really tight from Norrie, forehand goes miles long. We’ll allow him one of those...

NORRIE THROUGH! 6-4 7-5 6-4 - that’s a brilliant win!

Norrie 6-4 7-5 *5-4 Paul

17:57 , Matt Verri

GREAT POINT! Twice Court 1 celebrate Norrie winning the point, first with a brilliant lob and then with an overhead. Paul chases both down and then finds a lovely angle to win the point. 30-15.

Couple of loose returns from Norrie, Paul has done as much as he can on serve. Over to Norrie...

Norrie 6-4 7-5 5-3* Paul

17:53 , Matt Verri

Norrie thinks he’s done enough with the lob, and then with the forehand. Wrong on both occasions as somehow Norrie grinds out the point.

Frustration from Paul, as the ball skids off the baseline and leads to a shank. He challenges despite knowing full well that hit the line. American can’t return the first serve from Norrie, 40-0.

There’s the hold. Huge cheers from Court 1.

Norrie 6-4 7-5 *4-3 Paul

17:49 , Matt Verri

Good pick-up from Paul at the net, had to stay low on that but does enough to get it over the net and Norrie nets the backhand. 30-15.

Norrie goes for a bit too much with the return, lands a foot or so beyond the baseline. Double fault from Paul, who to state the obvious cannot afford to be broken here. 40-30.

He isn’t, ace down the T brings up the hold.

Norrie 6-4 7-5 4-2* Paul

17:45 , Matt Verri

Couple of free points on serve for Norrie, always very welcome but particularly at this stage of the match. He then tries to lob the ball high to test Paul with an overhead, but it drifts out. 30-30.

Opportunity was there for Paul to make a backhand pass and bring up a break point, can’t make it though. 40-30.

Backhand return from Paul comes off the frame of the racquet, Norrie moves two games away from victory.

Norrie 6-4 7-5 *3-2 Paul

17:41 , Matt Verri

That’s long from Paul, 15-30. Chance for Norrie to pretty much wrap things up here with a double break.

American hanging on in there though, ace out wide followed by a shanked forehand from Norrie. Paul keeps himself in it.

Norrie 6-4 7-5 3-1* Paul

17:38 , Matt Verri

Norrie hammers a smash straight at Paul, who loses his cap diving out of the way. Hand up in apology from Norrie - not quite the same intent behind that as we saw last night between Kyrgios and Tsitsipas.

Away from that brief moment of drama, it’s a routine hold for Norrie.

Norrie 6-4 7-5 *2-1 Paul

17:34 , Matt Verri

Norrie waits for Paul to commit and then places the backhand in the opposite direction. 0-30 and the Brit is sensing a break.

Probably thought he had three breaks coming up, but Paul produces a brilliant forehand crosscourt. Norrie then nets a relatively routine shot. 30-30.

Brutal rally, Norrie comes out on top! Paul can’t make the volley on the stretch. Break point Norrie - can’t take it. Deuce. After another couple of deuces, Norrie earns himself another break point with a great forehand down the line. Shake of the head from Norrie, as he sends a forehand flying long.

We go again - take three for Norrie. Makes this one count! Long from Paul and Norrie is closing in on the quarter-finals.

Norrie 6-4 7-5 1-1* Paul

17:25 , Matt Verri

Paul with an awkward slip at the net, flicking the ball wide in the process. Gets up a bit slowly but he looks to be fine.

Lovely drop volley from Norrie, Paul wisely opts against even trying to chase that down. Backed up with an ace, 40-30.

Paul can’t make the forehand pass down the line, Norrie levels the third set.

Norrie 6-4 7-5 *0-1 Paul

17:22 , Matt Verri

Paul to get us underway in the third set.

Unforced error from Norrie, before Paul perfectly finds the line with a volley as he moves forward to the net. 40-15.

Norrie nets a forehand, Paul up and running in the third.

Norrie 6-4 7-5 Paul

17:16 , Matt Verri

Two first serves, two points won. Norrie hasn’t had to hit a second shot in a point yet, 30-0.

He does this time, sending it into the net. Paul not quite out of this set yet - big mountain to climb though as he slices into the net. Two set points for Norrie.

Norrie takes the second set! Paul with a disappointing end to the set after getting himself back in it.

Norrie 6-4 *6-5 Paul

17:13 , Matt Verri

Chance for Norrie to go a break up again at 15-30... even more of a chance now! Double fault from Paul, two break points for Norrie.

Ace out wide from Paul, great response. Norrie looks up hopefully at the umpire, no help coming though. And Paul then takes it to deuce with a forehand winner.

Brilliant slice from Norrie. Barely got off the grass, Paul can do nothing with it. Break point Norrie again.

TAKEN! Paul frames a forehand and he’s been broken immediately. Norrie will serve for the set for a second time.

Norrie 6-4 5-5* Paul

17:09 , Matt Verri

Norrie serving to move two sets up.

Long rally to start the game, backhand crosscourt from Norrie is out... and that’s out too. Shaky from the Brit this game so far. 0-30.

Good serve, even better forehand from Norrie. Not there though, 15-40! Two break points Paul.

Norrie slaps a forehand into the net and Paul has levelled things up in the second set!

Norrie 6-4 *5-4 Paul

17:04 , Matt Verri

Can Norrie get the job done on Paul’s serve? That helps, American with a tame shot into the net. 15-15.

Norrie dominating the rally, nearly a forehand winner but it’s drifted wide. Challenge from the Brit - it is indeed out. Safe to say his challenges have not been the best this afternoon.

Ace from the American, his first of the match. Over to you, Cam...

Norrie 6-4 5-3* Paul

17:02 , Matt Verri

Backhand long from Norrie, who was focusing more of his attention on moving up to the net. Next point he concentrates on both, coming forward and putting the volley away. 15-15.

The British number one is determined to spend this game at the net - Paul knows it’s coming though and sends a perfect lob arcing over Norrie that drops just inside the baseline. Good response from Norrie, forehand winner. 30-30.

Couple of unforced errors from Paul, Norrie moves to within a game of a two-set lead.

Norrie 6-4 *4-3 Paul

16:58 , Matt Verri

Grunts from Paul growing louder, being worn down by these rallies. Blinks first in that rally, 30-30.

Long from Norrie though, and Paul then hammers a forehand winner down the line to hold. Keeps himself in touch of Norrie in the second set.

Norrie 6-4 4-2* Paul

16:54 , Matt Verri

WHAT A POINT! Drop shots, lobs, smashes - everything going on. At the end of it, Paul runs out of miracle shots and has to watch his volley drop wide. Did incredibly well to stay in the point. 15-15.

Forehand from Norrie... just catches the line. Few blades of grass from being out, as it is it’s perfect. 40-15. Not so perfect next couple of points though, deuce.

Sensational from Norrie, looked to be no room for that pass down the line but he found it. So good. Paul goes chalk hunting himself, gets it back to deuce. High-quality game.

That’s not great from Norrie, poor drop shot and Paul is there in plenty of time to put the forehand away. Break point Paul. Saved - serve out wide puts the Brit in control of the point and he finishes it off with the backhand.

Norrie dumps a forehand into the net, second break point Paul. Great depth from Norrie, Paul shanks the forehand.

A big, big hold for Norrie!

Norrie 6-4 *3-2 Paul

16:44 , Matt Verri

Norrie reads the smash from Paul and gets there - almost breaks his wrists trying to hit the forehand back. Into the net.

That’s into the net too but almost dropped over, net cord doesn’t help the Brit. 40-15.

Norrie goes for a deft shot at the net, doesn’t come off. Paul’s most comfortable game in a fair while.

Norrie 6-4 3-1* Paul

16:41 , Matt Verri

Court 1 crowd firmly behind Norrie but even they have to appreciate that backhand winner down the line from Paul. Norrie barely had time to move.

That’s really nice from the American too, dropping a backhand at the toes of Norrie as the Brit comes forward. Can’t get down low enough for the volley. 30-30.

No drams for Norrie though, first serve gets him through the rest of the game.

Norrie 6-4 *2-1 Paul

16:37 , Matt Verri

Big hitting from Norrie, short ball to attack with the forehand and he does just that. Paul can’t get it back - two break points Norrie to take real control of the match.

Norrie breaks! Tame shot into the net from Paul and the Brit is well on his way on Court 1.

Norrie 6-4 1-1* Paul

16:34 , Matt Verri

Court 1 rises again, as Norrie wins another entertaining point. Been a really good watch so far.

Norrie first serve, return into the net from Paul and it’s a hold to love in no time at all.

Norrie 6-4 *0-1 Paul

16:31 , Matt Verri

Norrie immediately on the front foot at the start of the second set at 0-30... nearly brings up break points but the backhand pass it just out.

Again Norrie goes for the pass and again he can’t make it, but Paul then nets a backhand. Deuce. Another punishing rally, Norrie dominating it but the forehand down the line doesn’t quite catch the line.

That’s brilliant though, Paul sent scrambling around the court and eventually he can do no more. Big forehand from Norrie and we’re back to deuce. One good, one bad. Norrie can’t make the backhand this time and Paul just about comes through the game.

Norrie 6-4 Paul

16:23 , Matt Verri

Norrie moves forward to the net, no need for a volley though as the Paul lob sails miles long. 30-0.

This time the lob lands in, but Norrie is more than up to the task and puts the smash away. Three set points Norrie.

One will do! ‘Come on’ from Norrie as he wraps up the opening set in 43 minutes.

Norrie *5-4 Paul

16:20 , Matt Verri

Paul thinks he’s won the point with a volley, only when he goes to serve that he realises it was called out. He challenges and was right to, just caught the baseline.

Norrie keeping himself in the game and at 30-30 he’s just two points away from the set. Backhand is wide from the Brit, but Paul returns the favour with an unforced error of his own. Deuce.

Return from Norrie is shanked, skidded off the line and stayed low. Paul then puts a forehand away, does his job with the hold. Norrie will serve for the opening set.

Norrie 5-3* Paul

16:16 , Matt Verri

Backhand winner whipped crosscourt from Paul, and he’s then not far away from making an outrageous forehand down the line. That would have been special.

Norrie under a bit of pressure again on his serve, as the backhand flies long. 30-30.

Nearly eases any worries with a forehand winner, but it’s called out. Challenge doesn’t save Norrie either. Deuce - the Brit is out of challenges too.

Serve down the T from Norrie catches the line, another battling hold.

Norrie *4-3 Paul

16:10 , Matt Verri

After that marathon game, it’s a relatively simple hold for Paul.

Norrie sends a return long and the American quickly gets the job done as they head back to the chairs. Norrie still with a break as they go into the changeover.

Norrie 4-2* Paul

16:07 , Matt Verri

Few times already Norrie has sent a forehand sailing beyond the baseline. He’d be flying if the court was six inches longer...

Nice drop shot from Paul and although Norrie gets there, he can’t do much with it. 40-30.

Has Norrie sent another forehand long? He’s challenging the call but it is out. Deuce. Paul then crunches a couple of flat backhands, earns himself a first break point. The Brit saves the break point with a big first serve.

Paul will get another chance, Norrie forehand misfires but again it’s not taken. Back to deuce. This is turning into a brutal game - long, long rallies. Paul gets a third chance after another Norrie unforced error - the American sends the backhand out. Three break points come and go.

Take four! Norrie, forehand, long. Again. Superb from the Brit, forehand delivers this time with a winner down the line. Deuce.

There’s the hold as Paul slices the ball low into the net. Big game.

Norrie *3-2 Paul

15:55 , Matt Verri

Paul does well to get the volley back but Norrie is there and with the help of a net cord finishes the point.

Great hands from both players - volleys exchanged at the net, Paul just about puts enough on it at the third time of asking and even Norrie’s reactions aren’t up to the task. 30-15.

Drop shot from Norrie isn’t the best, Paul gets there comfortably. Routine hold.

Norrie 3-1* Paul

15:52 , Matt Verri

Norrie keeping the points nice and short on serve. Paul nets a return, before the Brit’s forehand is good enough to make it 40-15.

That’s brilliant from Paul though, flat winner crosscourt keeps in the game. Only briefly - shanks that forehand out. Norrie stays solid on serve.

Brit full of confidence!

15:49 , Matt Verri

Norrie *2-1 Paul

15:48 , Matt Verri

Bit loose from Norrie, a couple of backhands sail long and Paul is very grateful to quickly be 40-0 up as he looks to get on the board.

He does just that, as Norrie nets the return.

Norrie 2-0* Paul

15:46 , Matt Verri

Norrie brings Paul forward with a drop shot, the American can only lob it straight up and it’s a simple put-away at the net for Norrie. Follows it up with a brilliant backhand crosscourt, Paul can do nothing with the volley. 30-0.

Another clean forehand winner and that’s a rapid hold to love for Norrie.

Norrie *1-0 Paul

15:43 , Matt Verri

First challenge of the match as a Norrie forehand drops wide, though he doesn’t think it has. He’s wrong.

Decent start from the Brit and he comes out on top at the end of a mammoth rally, forehand down the line brings up a break point for Norrie.

Which he takes! Paul nets a forehand of his own and Norrie has made the perfect start.

Up and running

15:39 , Matt Verri

Paul to serve first. Underway on Court 1!

Players out!

15:33 , Matt Verri

As promised, at 3:32pm on the dot, Norrie and Paul walk out onto Court 1.

Less than half full at the moment, as the crowd got for a break after that long Ostapenko vs Maria match.

Feels like there could be rain in the air...

Watson with a mountain to climb

15:29 , Matt Verri

More problems for Watson on Centre Court.

After losing the first set, she’s just been broken in the second. Niemeier now serving for a 5-3 lead which would move her to within a game of the quarter-finals.

Watson with a mountain to climb

15:29 , Matt Verri

More problems for Watson on Centre Court.

After losing the first set, she’s just been broken in the second. Niemeier now serving for a 5-3 lead which would move her to within a game of the quarter-finals.

15:25 , Matt Verri

Players will be out at 3:32pm - no rough guesses here.

Grey clouds forming over Court 1, sun has long since gone in. Hopefully there will be no need for the roof this afternoon.

IT’S TIME!

15:15 , Matt Verri

The wait is over! Maria has beaten Ostapenko in a three-set epic.

Norrie next up, he’ll be on court in about 20 minutes.

15:10 , Matt Verri

Maria has just served for the match on Court 1 - duly broken to love. These two in no rush! Brilliant match. Guess what? Another break. Maria will get another go at finishing the job, 6-5 up in the third. Will serve for it once more.

Norrie and Paul probably on their seventh warm-up now...

Norrie up soon... ish

15:02 , Matt Verri

Norrie and Paul still waiting for the conclusion of Ostapenko’s match with Maria on Court 1. Ostapenko battling to hold serve in the third set, it’s 4-4 at the moment.

As soon as that much is done, attention will turn to the British number one!

Watson in trouble on Centre

14:50 , Matt Verri

Not going to plan on Centre Court for Heather Watson.

She’s 5-2 down, Jule Niemeier already serving for the first set. Watson going to need to find a quick response in the second.

Easy work last time

14:39 , Matt Verri

Norrie wasted little time in breezing through his third-round match against Steve Johnson.

Another American Tommy Paul the opponent this afternoon, it would be a huge surprise if Norrie found it as comfortable.

Paul reached the quarter-finals at Queen’s and Eastbourne, and has not dropped a set on his run to the Wimbledon fourth round. Confidence is high, it’s fair to say.

14:32 , Matt Verri

Maria wins the second set 7-5, so we’re going to a third. British fans being made to wait for Norrie!

Comfortable start on Centre Court, Watson and Niemeier have exchanged early holds.

Norrie made to wait

14:25 , Matt Verri

Heather Watson and Jule Niemeier are now out on Centre Court for their warm-ups. Time to get the British singles interest up and running for the day!

The wait for Norrie and Paul goes on though - Maria has just got a break in the second set and will serve for it at 6-5.

He’s back!

14:15 , Matt Verri

Drama on Court 1?

14:10 , Matt Verri

Ostapenko was serving to move to within a game of victory on Court 1, but she’s just been broken. If Maria can hold here it will be 4-4 in the second set.

It could be two games until this match is done, it could be another set!

Over on Centre...

14:05 , Matt Verri

Up next for Norrie or Paul...

13:59 , Matt Verri

Whoever makes it through this afternoon’s match will face either David Goffin or Frances Tiafoe in the quarter-finals.

Beyond that, Djokovic is the most likely semi-final opponent.

Long way to go before that though - Paul and Norrie won’t be giving any thought to the draw beyond this clash.

13:50 , Matt Verri

Ostapenko turning on the style on Court 1. She’s taken the first set 7-5 and has held at the start of the second, aided by a brilliant backhand winner on the spin.

Less progress on Centre Court - Sir Cliff Richard’s singing has held up play. Yes, you’ve read that correctly.

Ceremony to mark 100 years of Centre Court is taking place. Roger Federer among those in attendance.

Norrie ready for physical test

13:43 , Matt Verri

Norrie and Paul both extremely familiar with each other, so it’s likely there will be very little in this afternoon’s match.

Should it go to five sets and turn into a physical encounter, Norrie fancies his chances.

“I think the longer the points go, the longer the match goes, it favours me, and I don’t mind it,” Norrie said.

“Obviously not trying to make it go long. I think just the way that I play, the way that my game style is, I think it suits me that I go longer. I’m really looking to dictate the play, especially on the grass courts, take it to these guys.”

Britain’s best hope for Wimbledon, Cameron Norrie (Adam Davy/PA) (PA Wire)
Britain’s best hope for Wimbledon, Cameron Norrie (Adam Davy/PA) (PA Wire)

Timings update

13:33 , Matt Verri

Ostapenko and Maria are the first match on Court 1 - it’s currently 4-4 in the first set after a tight start to the match.

Norrie might want to hold off on the warm-up for now!

Cam feeling confident

13:22 , Matt Verri

Cameron Norrie will be the favourite again today but Tommy Paul, the 30th seed, has been having a strong grass-court season and the British number one will certainly not be looking too far ahead.

"The draw still has good players in it," he said. "It's nice to make the second week.

"There's no easy guys out there. Tommy won really comfortably (against Jiri Vesely in round three). He seems really locked in, and he really likes the grass. It's going to be really tough regardless if the draw is open or not. At the end of the day, I'll take it again.

"We've actually practised maybe two or three times already here at Wimbledon. We know each other's game very well. Good friends off the court. But we're going to both leave that aside and it's going to be a battle, for sure."

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And then there were two...

13:08 , Matt Verri

So, two British players left in the singles at Wimbledon. Heather Watson and Cameron Norrie.

Watson is in action on Centre Court at 1:30pm, before Norrie is on Court 1 at around 3pm.

Could be a great day for the Brits, or the home hopes could be wiped out... big Sunday at Wimbledon!

Court 1 order of play

12:30 , Alex Young

Cameron Norrie and Tommy Paul are second up.

  • Tatjana Maria vs Jelena Ostapenko (12)

  • Cameron Norrie (9) vs Tommy Paul (30)

  • Elise Mertens (24) vs Ons Jabeur (3)

Centenary celebrations

12:00 , Alex Young

Sunday will see a centre court centenary celebration occur to mark 100 years of Centre Court in its current location.

Guests from the local community will be present in addition to some of the Covid-19 heroes in the NHS and social care.

Refugees from Ukraine, Afghanistan and Syria who have settled in Merton and Wandsworth will also be present for the celebrations, which start at 1.30pm.

 (PA Wire)
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How to watch

11:38 , Alex Young

TV channel: Live coverage of today’s action is across BBC One and BBC Two, with coverage on the latter already under way.

Beyond the TV coverage, there is the option of multi-court coverage is via the red button.

Live stream: TV licence fee-payers can stream all the action via the BBC iPlayer, the BBC Sport website and app.

When is it?

11:19 , Alex Young

Cameron Norrie and Tommy Paul are expected on Court 1 from 3pm.

Both players are in the fourth round at Wimbledon for the first time. Paul is in the main draw for the first time!

Welcome

11:06 , Alex Young

Good morning and welcome to Evening Standard’s LIVE coverage of the Wimbledon fourth-round clash between Cameron Norrie and Tommy Paul.

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