Wimbledon 2022 LIVE: Liam Broady vs Alex De Minaur latest results and reaction today

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Wimbledon 2022 LIVE: Liam Broady vs Alex De Minaur latest results and reaction today

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It took six deuces, four break points staved off and then three match points, but Alex de Minaur eventually battled his way past Liam Broady after a epic final game as Britain’s singles represenation at Wimbledon was halved on Saturday.

After Katie Boulter made a rapid exit at the hands of Harmony Tan earlier in the morning, Liam Broady’s run also came to an end, albeit in far more gritty fashion, as De Minaur proved too good for a Brit on Court 1 for the second time in three days.

The 23-year-old knocked Jack Draper out to set up a clash with Broady and, aside from when tightening up towards the end of the third set, never looked like following girlfriend Boulter out of the tournament, as he secured a deserved 6-3 6-4 7-5 win.

As Diego Schwartzman found out earlier this week when beaten by Broady in five sets, the Brit is not one for accepting his fate, even as the lights increasingly dim on his Wimbledon campaign. The 28-year-old briefly threatened to play his way back into it, but De Minaur just about held firm.

Broady vs De Minaur latest news

  • Start time: 1pm BST, Court No1

  • How to watch: BBC

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End of the road for Broady

16:26 , Matt Verri

It took six deuces, four break points staved off and then three match points, but Alex de Minaur eventually battled his way past Liam Broady after a epic final game as Britain’s singles represenation at Wimbledon was halved on Saturday.

After Katie Boulter made a rapid exit at the hands of Harmony Tan earlier in the morning, Liam Broady’s run also came to an end, albeit in far more gritty fashion, as De Minaur proved too good for a Brit on Court 1 for the second time in three days.

The 23-year-old knocked Jack Draper out to set up a clash with Broady and, aside from when tightening up towards the end of the third set, never looked like following girlfriend Boulter out of the tournament, as he secured a deserved 6-3 6-4 7-5 win.

As Diego Schwartzman found out earlier this week when beaten by Broady in five sets, the Brit is not one for accepting his fate, even as the lights increasingly dim on his Wimbledon campaign. The 28-year-old briefly threatened to play his way back into it, but De Minaur just about held firm.

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Reaction from De Minaur

15:57 , Matt Verri

“Just relief - it was definitely harder out there than I wanted it to be but at the end of the day this is tennis anything can happen. On an amazing court in front of an amazing crowd playing a Brit, more than anything just relief to be in the second week of Wimbledon.

“It’s incredibly special - Wimbledon in itself is such a special tournament so to be able to come here and play here it’s an honour so I’m just enjoying every second I can on the grass and trying to ride this wave.

“I appreciate all the support, I cherish every moment I can get on this court and if I can get your guys support it means the world so I appreciate it. I will just try keep on doing on me, stay excited and stay pumped.”

New faces!

15:49 , Matt Verri

De Minaur 6-3 6-4 7-5 Broady

15:32 , Matt Verri

Match point De Minaur. He’s able to take some control for the first time in the match. Saved! De Minaur sends the backhand long and we’re back to deuce for a fifth time.

“Great serve” says Broady. He’s not wrong. Match point number two for De Minaur. Sensational from Broady! So brave, hangs in the point and takes it back to deuce. Desperately trying to take this to a tie-break.

Long from Broady, match point once more for De Minaur. Once more it’s saved, Broady to the net and puts the volley away.

He can’t find another break point though, return straight into the net. Match point. Again.

De Minaur at last seals victory! That was sensational from Broady to hang in there, but De Minaur deservedly comes through it.

15:27 , Matt Verri

Take two for De Minaur and it’s a better start. Ace. Another big serve is a good response to an unforced error, 30-15. Two points away.

He’s still showing signs of nerves though, slice is a poor one and straight into the net. 30-30. Surely not... break point Broady! The frame of De Minaur’s racket has seen a lot of action the last few games.

Deuce. Broady asks the overhead question, De Minaur answers. But once more he then falters, nets the backhand. Break point again for Broady. Brilliant from De Minaur! Forehand just inside the line. Deuce again.

Double fault! De Minaur challenges, doesn’t do him any good. Another break point. A drop shot, a lob, an overhead... a point for De Minaur. Broady gives it absolutely everything but that’s too good from the Australian.

Broady will have a fourth chance. He will not go away. Nor will De Minaur, to the net and puts away the volley. Deuce again!

De Minaur 6-3 6-4 *6-5 Broady

15:18 , Matt Verri

De Minaur has completely changed, a tame return flies wide. Showed no signs of nerves all match until that last game. 15-15. Punishing rally, Broady right in this now... until he slices into the net. 15-30.

Crowd call out, line judge doesn’t. Broady stops the point to challenge. It’s bang on the line. Terrible call from Broady... and the crowd. Two break points De Minaur.

HE BREAKS! Broady can’t get down low for the volley and De Minaur will once again serve for the match.

De Minaur 6-3 6-4 5-5* Broady

15:14 , Matt Verri

Well then. De Minaur hits one long and then another into the net. 0-30 and Broady is still alive! Huge noise from Court 1.

Response from De Minaur, big hitting and then a deft volley at the net. 15-30.

Two break points! De Minaur has tightened right up - forehand sails beyond the baseline. Broady calls for even more noise. He’ll get a second serve to attack too. One down, one to go. De Minaur finds a lovely forehand. 30-40.

TAKEN! BROADY BREAKS! Another unforced error from the Australian, poor game from him. Back on serve!

De Minaur 6-3 6-4 *5-4 Broady

15:08 , Matt Verri

Broady will be desperate to at least make De Minaur serve it out.

Big serve from the Brit, De Minaur barely gets a racket on it 30-15. He doesn’t get anything on that one. 40-15. De Minaur wants this done here and now though, battles his way to deuce.

Australian shanks that one though, advantage Broady. And he seals the hold with a forehand that just about catches the line.

De Minaur 6-3 6-4 5-3* Broady

15:04 , Matt Verri

Broady backhand sent wide, before the ball skids on right at the back of the court and he can do nothing with it. 40-0 and De Minaur is rushing his way through this game.

That’s a bit wild from Broady again and it’s a hold to love for De Minaur.

Broady will serve to stay in the tournament.

De Minaur 6-3 6-4 *4-3 Broady

15:00 , Matt Verri

First serve still strong from Broady, couple of returns from De Minaur drift long. The Brit covers every inch of Court 1 as De Minaur works him around the court, big forehand down the line from Broady at the end of it doesn’t come off. 40-30.

Return from De Minaur is long once more, Broady continues to keep himself in touch. Running out of time to find the break he needs though.

De Minaur 6-3 6-4 4-2* Broady

14:56 , Matt Verri

Two De Minaur service games in a row with break points for Broady - can the Brit make it three?

Looks tough this time, as a forehand down the line falls wide. 30-0. A couple of mistakes from De Minaur though, Broady still right in this game at 30-30.

Not to be this time for Broady, backhand flies long. De Minaur two games away from the fourth round.

De Minaur 6-3 6-4 *3-2 Broady

14:51 , Matt Verri

The challenge fun continues as Broady tries his luck - serve was out by a few blades of grass though. Next point he almost hits De Minaur on the full with a first serve, won’t be challenging that one.

Brilliant drop shot from the Australian, Broady left tangled with the net trying to chase that down. 30-30.

Broady forehand into the net- deuce. The Brit gets the hold, with De Minaur unable to chase down a well-angled drop shot.

De Minaur 6-3 6-4 3-1* Broady

14:45 , Matt Verri

The cries continue to come from Broady, as De Minaur finds the net once again. 15-30 and a glimmer of hope for the Brit.

Should be two break points! De Minaur floats a slice up into the air, Broady doesn’t know whether to move forward and stay back. Ends up doing neither and on the stretch frames the overhead into the ground. 30-30.

Bit of confusion as both players go to challenge a first-serve call... nobody has worked out what the call actually was. De Minaur eventually challenges, it was in. We then have another challenge from the Australian, this was in too. Replay point once more.

Break point Broady! Volley from De Minaur is wide. Brit throwing everything at this. Can’t convert though - space was there for the backhand down the line but Broady nets it.

And De Minaur battles his way to a hard-fought hold.

De Minaur 6-3 6-4 *2-1 Broady

14:38 , Matt Verri

Broady continues to do all he can, putting away a nice backhand crosscourt.

De Minaur gets a 78mph second serve to attack and he absolutely batters the return back, Broady barely had time to blink. 40-30. The Brit then nets a backhand. Deuce.

Broady battles his way to a hold, met with a huge cry of “let’s go.” He’s not done with this yet.

De Minaur 6-3 6-4 2-0* Broady

14:33 , Matt Verri

Unforced errors mounting up from Broady now, another forehand into the net and it’s 40-0.

De Minaur returns the favour to extend the game and Broady then finds a couple of nice forehands to take it to deuce. Still just about hanging on.

Break point Broady - his first of the match! Huge cheers on Court 1. Net cord nearly works perfectly for the Brit, De Minaur gets there. Lob from Broady... long. Challenge doesn’t save him. Deuce.

Ace followed by a shanked forehand from Broady. De Minaur holds.

De Minaur 6-3 6-4 *1-0 Broady

14:27 , Matt Verri

Pressure on right at the start of the third set for Broady, particularly when he then throws in a double fault. 0-40 and De Minaur has three break points.

Broady has battled through this kind of position more than once in the match - he saves the first with a confident smash. And he saves the second too, he continues to grind away. 30-40.

That overhead is long though, De Minaur has the break in the third set.

De Minaur 6-3 6-4 Broady

14:20 , Matt Verri

Another perfect passing shot from De Minaur, he’s been so impressive this afternoon. 30-0 and two points away from moving a step closer to victory.

Three set points, as Broady’s huge forehand drops just beyond the baseline.

And again - De Minaur has a two set lead on Court 1.

De Minaur 6-3 *5-4 Broady

14:17 , Matt Verri

Broady serving to stay in the second set.

De Minaur reads the drop shot, gets there but can’t quite find the angle to flick it back. 40-15.

Ace from the Brit and he’s at least asked the question of De Minaur.

De Minaur 6-3 5-3* Broady

14:13 , Matt Verri

Here we go... De Minaur sends a backhand long and it’s 0-30. Broady’s first opening on the Australian’s serve and the Court 1 crowd responds.

INCREDIBLE! Net cord looks to have given De Minaur no chance, but he somehow gets there, flicks it over the net, and has the reactions to find a reply to Broady’s attempted pass. Ridiculously good. And there’s that trusty first serve again, 30-30.

Broady trying to make something happen, forehand sails long. 40-30. And then a shank. De Minaur battles through that test.

De Minaur 6-3 *4-3 Broady

14:08 , Matt Verri

Broady is giving absolutely everything and it’s still not enough. The pair exchange volleys at the net, Broady then scrambles and tosses the ball high into the sky. De Minaur puts the smash away. 0-30.

And now an unforced error from the Brit, 0-40. Three break points. De Minaur all over him.

Broady works De Minaur side to side, overhead is good. One down, two to good. Two down, one to go... serve out wide from Broady doesn’t come back. Deuce! Brilliant from Broady, drop shot saves the third break points.

That’s a superb hold, Broady keeps himself in touch and seals the hold with a big first serve right when he needed it.

De Minaur 6-3 4-2* Broady

14:03 , Matt Verri

Brilliant backhand pass from De Minaur gets him up and running, before the first serve is once again too good. 30-0.

He has a serve called out, challenged. There’s literally a blade of grass between the ball and the line, De Minaur very unlucky there. Broady takes fully advantage and makes it 30-30.

Brit goes for the big forehand down the line on the run, can’t control it. 40-30. First serve then does the damage again.

De Minaur 6-3 *3-2 Broady

13:57 , Matt Verri

Broady in charge of the point but it’s great defence from De Minaur and a deep groundstroke leaves Broady no room to get it back. The Brit then sends a forehand long - 15-30.

That’s great from Broady though, De Minaur right back expecting a big forehand and the Brit just dinks a drop shot over the net.

Lovely from De Minaur, moves forward so well to the net and puts away the volley. Break point. And he takes it! Sensational lob, Broady can’t get there and De Minaur is a set and a break up.

De Minaur 6-3 2-2* Broady

13:53 , Matt Verri

Broady yet to make any real impression on the De Minaur serve, and a forehand into the net to make it 30-0 suggests that will continue here.

Ace out wide and it’s a hold to love. Australian relentless on serve.

De Minaur 6-3 *1-2 Broady

13:49 , Matt Verri

Trouble for Broady at 15-30. Big trouble at 15-40. Brit sends the forehand into the net and De Minaur has two break points.

First serve gets him out of trouble once, can it do it twice? Yes. Ace. Clutch serving from Broady, deuce.

The Brit nets the attempted pass down the line, another break point for De Minaur. Broady up to the task again! Drop shot is good enough, De Minaur can’t get it back as he lunges forward.

Big hold for Broady, sealed with an ace.

De Minaur 6-3 1-1* Broady

13:43 , Matt Verri

Broady working hard to stay in the rallies and he has to, because De Minaur is looking so strong behind serve. The Brit frames a forehand on the stretch, drops out. 40-0.

Good deep forehand from Broady, De Minaur can’t get that back in play, and the Australian then dumps a backhand into the net. 40-30.

Broady putting some pressure on here... never mind. First serve doesn’t come back.

De Minaur 6-3 *0-1 Broady

13:40 , Matt Verri

Lovely lob from Broady, perfectly judged as it sails over De Minaur’s head and drops inside the baseline. Net cord works in the Australian’s favour again though, 30-15.

Two big first serves later and the Brit is up and running in the second set.

De Minaur 6-3 Broady

13:35 , Matt Verri

More of the same from De Minaur, looking so solid behind the serve. Big forehand puts him a couple of points away.

Another ace from the Australian - three set points after 28 minutes.

Broady can’t reach a forehand whipped crosscourt and there is the opening set for De Minaur. Fairly routine.

De Minaur *5-3 Broady

13:33 , Matt Verri

It’s Broady’s turn to get a couple of free points on serve, as De Minaur fails to find get his returns back in play. The Australian then tries a deft drop shot - too deft. Straight into the net. 40-0.

“Let’s go,” says Broady. That’s the hold.

Over to De Minaur to serve for the set...

De Minaur 5-2* Broady

13:30 , Matt Verri

Broady barely getting a chance to get a racket on these serves. 15-0, 30-0, 40-0 says the umpire, with barely more than few seconds in between.

Biggest cheers of the match follow the best rally so far. Broady stays in the point before taking charge with a big forehand and finishing it off with the same shot. 40-15.

That’s wide from the Brit though, who will serve to stay in the opening set.

De Minaur *4-2 Broady

13:27 , Matt Verri

Hand up in apology from De Minaur as a net cord moves him 0-30 up. First test of the match on serve coming up for Broady.

And that’s three break points for the Australian. Broady does brilliantly to get a couple of volleys back in play, can’t do anything about the forehand that follows.

De Minaur breaks to love! Broady slices drifts wide and the Australian has control of the opening set.

De Minaur 3-2* Broady

13:22 , Matt Verri

Broady makes De Minaur hit a couple more shots than he would have liked, lobbing the ball up for an overhead. De Minaur up to the task, almost taking out a line judge in the process.

The Brit tries to then force the issue by coming to the net, lovely lob from De Minaur falls just inside the baseline. 40-15.

Broady nets the return, De Minaur edges ahead once more.

De Minaur *2-2 Broady

13:20 , Matt Verri

De Minaur with a couple of slices into the net off the Broady first serve, Brit moves 40-0 up in the game.

Some touch to go with the power, nice drop shot from Broady and De Minaur can’t quite flick it back over the net.

Broady has settled well here - real contrast to Boulter’s display this morning.

De Minaur 2-1* Broady

13:16 , Matt Verri

Mixed bag from De Minaur - another big ace out wide is followed by his first double fault of the match. 30-15.

Broady’s forehand returns comes off the frame so much it ends up flying about 15 feet behind him. Not sure he could do that again if he tried.

That’s into the net this time from the Brit and the Australian has a routine hold.

De Minaur *1-1 Broady

13:13 , Matt Verri

“Let’s go” says Broady as a shanked forehand from De Minaur brings the Brit his first point of the match.

The pair exchange unforced errors, with Broady sending a forehand well beyond the baseline to make it 30-30.

Huge shout from Broady as De Minaur sends a forehand down the line long and the Brit gets on the board.

De Minaur 1-0* Broady

13:08 , Matt Verri

Well this is a very confident start from the Australian. Two aces hammered down already and he’s 40-0 up in the blink of an eye.

Broady then sends a forehand just wide and it’s a perfect start for De Minaur.

Here we go...

13:06 , Matt Verri

Warm-ups done - time to get this one underway.

Broady won the toss and he has elected to receive first, looking to secure an early break.

Players out on Court 1

13:01 , Matt Verri

Big cheers as Broady strolls out onto court, followed by De Minaur.

Roof has been closed a fair bit this week already, but it’s open this afternoon. Few grey clouds above but no rain expected.

Sun is beaming down on the court - perfect conditions.

Lots of tennis for Broady!

12:59 , Matt Verri

Been a busy week already for Broady - 7 hours and 18 minutes on court across his opening two matches. Also a doubles match of almost three hours in there too.

He said he was feeling leggy going into his second-round match, but the support he received got him through it. Going to need plenty more of that this afternoon.

De Minaur vs the Brits

12:50 , Matt Verri

De Minaur back on Court 1 this afternoon, after his impressive win over Jack Draper in the second round.

One Brit knocked out - can he make it two? He’s the favourite to do so and has been full of confidence all week.

He reached the semi-finals at Eastbourne before losing to eventual winner Taylor Fritz, so he’s in strong form.

Alex de Minaur celebrates winning his second round match against Jack Draper during day four of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships (John Walton/PA) (PA Wire)
Alex de Minaur celebrates winning his second round match against Jack Draper during day four of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships (John Walton/PA) (PA Wire)

Not a bad person to have in your corner!

12:40 , Matt Verri

So far today...

12:32 , Matt Verri

It’s not been a good morning for the Brits!

Katie Boulter crashed out in 51 minutes against Harmony Tan on Court 2, bringing a swift end to her Wimbledon run.

Not exactly a boost for her boyfriend De Minaur ahead of his match with Broady...

Prediction

12:24 , Matt Verri

Broady has been pushed all the way in each of his first two matches and now faces a tough test against the in-form De Minaur.

While Broady will be roared on by the Court 1 crowd, it’s unlikely to be enough to see him past the Australian.

De Minaur to win in straight sets.

How to watch

12:16 , Matt Verri

TV channel: The BBC began their Wimbledon coverage on BBC Two at 11am BST. BBC One will have coverage from 12:20pm BST onwards.

Live stream: TV licence fee-payers can stream the tennis action over the next two weeks via the BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport website and app.

Live blog: Or just follow it all right here with us!

Start time

12:09 , Matt Verri

Broady vs De Minaur coming up at 1pm!

They’re first on Court 1 so we know for sure that they’ll be on time. They’ll be taking to the court in about 50 minutes.

Good morning!

11:51 , Matt Verri

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Liam Broady vs Alex De Minaur.

The Brit has been taken to five sets in both of his opening matches, including against Diego Schwartzman in the second round as he produced a sensational win.

Big test coming up this afternoin against De Minaur though.

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