Novak Djokovic 'surprised' by reception from Wimbledon crowd

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Novak Djokovic was "pleasantly surprised" by the reception he got on Centre Court, where he recovered from a second-set dip to get his Wimbledon title defence off to a winning start.

Not only was it his first time back at the All England Club since lifting the trophy last year, but also a first appearance here since his dramatic deportation from Australia in January. His staunch refusal to get vaccinated against Covid-19 since made headlines around the world, and public opinion for him took a dive - particularly in Great Britain.

But Djokovic was greeted by cheers that any champion would be happy to hear when he stepped out to open play on Centre Court on Monday.

"I was very pleasantly surprised, I mean, in a positive way," Djokovic said after the 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-4 win over South Korea's Kwon Soon-woo. "I felt support. Of course, the crowd was engaged in the match. They supported both players. I thought they were very fair to me. I enjoyed my time very much on the court."

Djokovic, 35, has never experienced the kind of adulation Roger Federer or even Rafael Nadal receive at the All England Club. Time and again, the crowds here favour the underdog, despite the six titles he has to his name.

And in the months since he was ousted from Australia, he admitted on Monday that he returned to play with some underlying trepidation. Responding to John McEnroe's suggestion that these experiences may have "bummed him out", Djokovic opened up about the "emotionally challenging" time.

"Yes and no. Yes, because I've experienced something that I've never experienced in my life in Australia. So this post-Australian period of next several months was challenging emotionally for me because of a lot of different factors.

"In terms of my motivation on the court, fulfilling my everyday chores, trying to win more titles and be one of the contenders for more Grand Slams, it hasn't changed much, to be honest.

"But, of course, the sensation coming back on the court with everything that happened post-Australia, particularly first few tournaments, was different. It was a different feel. Not very pleasant to me. Right now I don't feel the traces of that, so to say, any more. I move on. I play tournament by tournament. I try to make the most out of experience."

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia aims for a forehand during his men's first round match - Shutterstock

In his victory on Monday, he made a little bit of history, becoming the first player to record 80 match-wins at all four major events. It may be a while before he can add to those tallies at the US Open or Australian Open though.

If US travel restrictions against unvaccinated foreign nationals remain as they are, Djokovic will be unable to play in New York later this summer. A return to Australia is also unlikely on similar grounds. Djokovic has made clear he has no intention to get vaccinated in the meantime. So this year there is more riding on Wimbledon than usual, as it could well be the last major he plays until the French Open in 11 months' time.

That unusual pressure was far from his mind on the court on Monday, he said. But he still suffered a blip when Kwon upped his level in the second set.

It is not uncommon for Djokovic to take a little warming up at Wimbledon. Last year he dropped the first set to British teenager Jack Draper, and he had only played in an exhibition tournament ahead of these Championships. But it was still startling to see world No 81 Kwon take control at points in the match.

Kwon, 24, was making only his third appearance at Wimbledon and made sure to keep things interesting for the Centre Court crowd. Though they were eagerly awaiting British stars Emma Raducanu and Andy Murray, he soon got them on side with his blistering forehand and some cleverly timed drop shots which caught out the supremely agile Djokovic.

Djokovic's seven-year-old son Stefan had been in his player box, watching the start of what could be his father's last major of the year. But once the tide turned in the second set, Stefan decided he had seen enough and ducked out of the stands.

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In the end Djokovic rallied, as he so often does, and once he saved break point in the third set there was never much doubt about the end result. He has never lost earlier than the third round at Wimbledon and was not about to start in the year he is going for a fourth-consecutive title.

In particular, his first-serve accuracy gradually improved every set. He served out the match in style, and Stefan was back in his father's box in time to watch him lap up the crowd's enthusiastic acclaim.

Cameron Norrie overcomes two rain delays to book second round spot

By Jeremy Wilson

Only Court Two for Cameron Norrie, the first Briton since 2017 to appear among the top 10 Wimbledon seeds, but there was at least a welcome off-court upgrade.

He was seeded down in 29th last year but had naturally still assumed that his status among Wimbledon’s best 32 men would grant him access to the All England Club’s much sought-after ‘seeded locked rooms’. “I went to walk in and the security guy was like, ‘No, no, no, you're not allowed’,” he said. “It was the top 14 seeds … for maybe Covid reasons.

“They put my locker right next to Novak [Djokovic this year]. I was asking him how Centre Court was. Mostly all his stuff was in the way of mine. It's definitely a different feel. The locker room is incredible.”

That feeling was not quite evident at 11am when he began in front of a half empty Court Two. Norrie is not quite anonymous around SW19 but the sparse initial crowd did underline just how low he flies under the radar given his quality, which was a shame considering a flawless opening set that lasted just 23 minutes.

It felt like Norrie might even be done and dusted by lunch but then came the rain, a 90-minute break, and an opponent in Spain’s Pablo Andujar who did eventually find his competitive range.

The second set stretched to a tie-break, with Andujar furious after twice losing points he thought he had won following mistaken line calls. Andujar challenged both mistakes but lost the replayed points and was left with only a code violation after a prolonged complaint to the umpire.

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A fairly dreadful service game followed at the start of the third set, with Norrie sensing his chance and relentlessly consistent with his heavy forehand topspin and much faster and flatter double-handed backhand.

A routine victory looked imminent as Norrie forced three match points against the serve but then, with the score at deuce shortly before 3pm, the heavens again opened. “I wasn't too aware of it until someone shouted, ‘C'mon, Cam, get it done before the rain’,” he said.

The players did not resume until 4.05pm - more than five hours after they had first walked on court - when Norrie needed just four minutes to break serve and complete his 6-0, 7-6, 6-3 win.

Norrie has never previously advanced past the third round of a Grand Slam and the fact that his formative tennis years were largely spent in New Zealand has also hardly helped his connection with a British tennis audience. But, with such doubt over the fitness of Emma Raducanu, the sense grows that the next fortnight could be his chance to finally step into the limelight.

His victory was ultimately greeted by a considerable Court Two roar and he will surely find himself on one of the main two show courts on Wednesday for his second round match against former double partner Jaume Munar. “I would like to be on a bigger court, especially with the weather, but I'll play on any court. I had great support,” he said.

Wimbledon Day One, as it happened

05:08 PM

Plenty of tennis still to come

You can read match reports Djokovic and Cameron Norrie's wins today. And a quick reminder that game-by-game coverage of Emma Raducanu is right here.

And recap the day's action below.

04:53 PM

Women's Singles first round results

Alison Riske (28), United States, def. Ylena In-Albon, Switzerland, 6-2, 6-4.

Lesia Tsurenko, Ukraine, def. Jodie Anna Burrage, Britain, 6-2, 6-3.

Ons Jabeur (3), Tunisia, def. Mirjam Bjorklund, Sweden, 6-1, 6-3.

Maja Chwalinska, Poland, def. Katerina Siniakova, Czech Republic, 6-0, 7-5.

Anhelina Kalinina (29), Ukraine, def. Anna Bondar, Hungary, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4.

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04:45 PM

Men's Singles first round results

Tommy Paul (30), United States, def. Fernando Verdasco, Spain, 6-1, 6-2, 7-6 (4).

Frances Tiafoe (23), United States, def. Andrea Vavassori, Italy, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4.

Quentin Halys, France, def. Benoit Paire, France, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4.

Jaume Munar, Spain, def. Thiago Monteiro, Brazil, 6-2, 6-4, 7-5.

Novak Djokovic (1), Serbia, def. Kwon Soon Woo, South Korea, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Cameron Norrie (9), Britain, def. Pablo Andujar, Spain, 6-0, 7-6 (3), 6-3.

04:33 PM

Djokovic reacts

Credit to Kwon for playing some really high quality tennis. Starting the tournament I didn't have any lead up preparation matches prior to Wimbledon so you’re always going to feel a little less comfortable than you like to.

Especially someone like Kwon, who hits very clean from forehand and backhand. So I had to figure out a way tactically to get in control of the point. I think serve helped. I faced break point in the third set. But at this level one or two points decide the winner and I was glad I was on the winning side.

04:20 PM

The roof is opening up on Centre Court

With the sun out, the officials have made the decision to open the roof for Raducanu's match. She should be on court in the next 15 minutes and you can follow that match here.

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04:10 PM

Djokovic* 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 Soon-woo (*denotes server)

Djokovic races to 40-0 and seals the win with an ace. A fist pump to his support box and his customary gesture to the crowd.

Loud applause from the crowd to Soon-Woo as he walks off. A great performance by him.

04:06 PM

Djokovic 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 5-4 Soon-woo* (*denotes server)

Soon-woo does what he has to do by holding and making Djokovic serve for the match.

04:02 PM

Djokovic* 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 5-3 Soon-woo (*denotes server)

No, he can't in this service game at least. Djokovic holds to love to move a game away from victory.

04:01 PM

Djokovic 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 4-3 Soon-woo* (*denotes server)

Soon-woo keeps himself in the set with another service hold. Can he fight back?

03:57 PM

Djokovic* 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 4-2 Soon-woo (*denotes server)

Djokovic holds his nerve under the high ball to put away an overhead at the second attempt and consolidate the break.

03:53 PM

Djokovic 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 3-2 Soon-woo* (*denotes server)

Drop volley by Soon-woo into the net and Djokovic has three break points. Soon-woo forehand wide and Djokovic breaks.

He's two games away from victory.

03:51 PM

Djokovic* 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 2-2 Soon-woo (*denotes server)

A more comfortable hold for Djokovic as Soon-woo's return goes long. All business from the former world No 1 at the moment.

03:49 PM

Djokovic 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 1-2 Soon-woo* (*denotes server)

An ace by Soon-woo to complete a love hold. Whatever happens today the Korean has earnt himself some new fans!

03:44 PM

Djokovic* 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 1-1 Soon-woo (*denotes server)

"Yes Soon-woo" says a fan behind me as the Korean blasts a forehand into the corner for a winner. Two break points.

Djokovic saves the first with a big first serve and then the second when Soon-woo nets a second serve return. That draws audible groans from the crowd.

Djokovic misses with a forehand and it's another break point. Timely Djokovic ace to make it deuce.

Soon-woo dropshot into the net and Djokovic survives.

03:39 PM

Fourth Set: Djokovic 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 0-1 Soon-woo* (*denotes server)

Djokovic is upping the pressure and he earns himself a break point. But fortunately for Soon-woo, he can't take it.

Soon-woo holds with a serve and volley winner and as he walks to his chair, the sun shines through the roof.

Play will resume on the outside courts shortly.

03:31 PM

Djokovic* 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 Soon-woo (*denotes server)

An ace and a hold to 15 by Djokovic to seal the set and move clear again. Will take a miracle from Soon-woo to fight back and win the next two sets.

03:29 PM

Djokovic 6-3, 3-6, 5-3 Soon-woo* (*denotes server)

The two men go toe-to-toe with their forehands then Soon-woo breaks down on his backhand side. Two break points.

Djokovic drags his man wide with a forehand, flicks a backhand to the other side and Soon-woo can't get the ball back in play.

Big time tennis by the defending champion at a pivotal moment.

03:27 PM

Djokovic* 6-3, 3-6, 4-3 Soon-woo (*denotes server)

I'm looking at Djokovic's demeanour. He doesn't seem overly frustrated by his performance but with the crowd on Soon-woo's side I wonder if he's slightly riled by that.

Regardless, Djokovic holds to lead again.

03:23 PM

Djokovic 6-3, 3-6, 3-3 Soon-woo* (*denotes server)

Another excellent service hold by Soon-woo who doesn't look to overawed by this big stage. But should I be so shocked when he's done this -

03:20 PM

Djokovic* 6-3, 3-6, 3-2 Soon-woo (*denotes server)

Break point Soon-woo after Djokovic stretches but can't get his volley over the net. Djokovic saves it with a vital first serve.

And the Serbian holds to keep himself in front. But this is not the smooth sailing match for him I expected.

03:12 PM

Djokovic 6-3, 3-6, 2-2 Soon-woo* (*denotes server)

Utterly gorgeous touch at the net by Soon-woo to move to 40-15 and he gets another huge round of applause as he rifles a forehand down the line for a winner.

How long can this level last?

03:09 PM

Cameron Norrie update via Jeremy Wilson

Three match point chances missed by Cameron Norrie before the rain arrived at 6-0, 7-6, 5-3 and 40-40 in the third set against Pablo Andujar, the world number.

Any frustration at not being under the roof Centre Court or Court One - he's the highest-seeded British player at Wimbledon since 2017 - will have been compounded by those missed chances for an early finish.

The rain is coming down hard now while play continues on the show courts.

03:07 PM

Djokovic* 6-3, 3-6, 2-1 Soon-woo (*denotes server)

Djokovic holds to 15 to lead in the third set. Polite applause for the Serbian as he wins the game but he's definitely in a battle today.

03:06 PM

It's raining again

I'm on Centre Court and the rain is crashing down on the closed roof. Play has been suspended again on all the outside courts and it could be for a while...

02:54 PM

Standing ovation for Soon-woo

If Soon-woo has played a better set than that in his life, I'd be shocked.

Djokovic puts a backhand return long on set point and the Korean takes the second set 6-3.

The fans are loving it.

02:51 PM

Another medical scare on Centre

Maybe it is the humidity but another spectator has been taken ill as Soon-woo serves for the set.

The elderly woman is supported by stewards and led away carefully.

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02:46 PM

Can the Korean take the set?

Deft touch by Soon-woo to move to 40-15 and he holds to lead 5-2 when Djokovic puts a forehand into the tramlines.

The Korean has put himself in a great position. Will he get the job done? You get the sense the fans are backing him.

02:26 PM

Djokovic vs Soon-woo interrupted

Slight delay on Centre Court as a spectator is taken ill. The players wait by their chairs as the umpire and tournament referee look towards the crowd.

The person is taken way on a stretcher with medics.

02:23 PM

Cameron Norrie update via Jeremy Wilson

Cameron Norrie now two sets up, winning the tie-break after a break of serve each in the set. One difference was in how his second serve held up so well through the set - but his opponent Pablo Andujar is furious and has received a code violation after twice losing points when his shots were wrongly called out.

He successfully challenged both calls but, much to his frustration, the points were replayed and he subsequently still lost them. His remonstrations with the umpire have lasted almost two minutes between sets. He has a mountain to climb now.

02:19 PM

So far so good for Djokovic

Djokovic takes the opening set 6-3 over Soon-woo. He doesn't look overly pleased but first round matches are all about getting through them.

02:12 PM

Normal service resumed on Centre Court

A shortlived lead for Soon-woo as Djokovic wins four games in a row to lead 5-3 and he's now serving for the set.

Spotted a few faces in the Royal Box - TV presenter Richard Osman, astronaut Tim Peake and Sir Jackie Stewart.

02:03 PM

Ons Jabeur cruises in round two

Clinical performance by third seed Jabeur as she beats Miriam Bjorklund 6-1 6-3.

Speaking on BBC 5 Live, Laura Robson said:

I would put Ons Jabeur as more of a favourite than Iga Swiatek here

01:55 PM

Do we have a match on our hands?

Djokovic is broken in his second serve game as Kwon fires a lovely forehand down the line for a winner.

The South Korean has made a very confident start and leads 3-1.

01:45 PM

A family affair

Novak's son Stefan is sitting in the player box with his wife Jelena and coaching team.

Djokovic has spoken recently about how Stefan is becoming more engaged with tennis.

01:38 PM

All smiles from Djokovic

The 20-time Grand Slam champion has arrived on Centre Court for his match with Soonwoo Kwon.

A very warm reception for him as he walks through a new middle entrance under the Royal Box.

01:25 PM

Percy Pigs save the day

Briton Jodie Burrage is in action on Court 18 against Lesia Tsurenko and but the match was paused as she had to act as nurse to a ball boy who looks like he might have got light headed.

She kindly gave him a powerade and was feeding him some percy pigs. Hopefully the ball boy is OK!

Play has now resumed...

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01:20 PM

Wimbledon celeb watch

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01:15 PM

No sign of Norrie yet

The British No 1 hasn't arrived back on court for his match yet. The crowd are clapping and murmuring.

But elsewhere, third seed Ons Jabeur has broken early and leads 2-0 on Court One against Mirjam Bjorklund.

01:04 PM

Time for some tennis again!

The court covers are off, the ball kids are on court and most importantly the players are ready.

Play to resume in a few moments.

01:00 PM

Speaking of Russian players banned...

... Daniil Medvedev is playing on grass, not tennis but golf!

12:56 PM

The view from the fans via my colleague India McTaggart

Chris Hurrell, 25, told The Telegraph that the decision to ban Russian players from this year’s Championships was “a bit controversial”. The finance worker from Hammersmith said:

They’re not necessarily supporting Putin, and you’re not going to get as many top players performing, which is a shame. It’s probably the wrong decision and unless the players were supporting him financially, I don’t think they should be punished.

They’re not going to have much influence over Putin are they? I think they should be able to compete under non-national flags.

12:51 PM

The view from the fans via my colleague India McTaggart

Dave Sullivan, 60, sells lorry trailers, from Derby:

We’ve camped since 6pm yesterday - it’s my ninth time and mum’s eighth time, she’s 85. We’ve upgraded the tent over the years and the camp beds, air beds, seats. We’ve done this for years so we pay 100 quid for a couple of days to park our car on somebody’s drive, we know the guy. This is the furthest forward in the queue we’ve ever been (76 and 77 in the queue). We’ve always loved Wimbledon.

Pam, 85, retired post office worker, from Leicester:

It’s just a good experience, everybody is just in good spirits and I suppose in old British style no one queue jumps, everyone respects the queue. But you can’t easily anyway, they are constantly checking your numbers. There’s no point trying to queue jump, we saw someone trying to get in through the gate earlier and they said ‘no, you’re going to have to wait until all of them get in’

12:45 PM

Good news!

The covers are coming off on the outside courts and we are primed for 1pm resumption.

12:41 PM

The Centre Court roof is closed

Just popped onto Centre Court and the roof is closed. The sun is starting to shine which means the roof could open up in time for Novak Djokovic's match.

Plenty of spectators soaking in the atmosphere on Centre!

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12:29 PM

Still no play...

I've been outside in my role of journalist/weatherman today and I can confirm it is no longer raining.

But according to Wimbledon, there will be no play till 1pm at least.

12:21 PM

The view from the fans via my colleague India McTaggart

Antoinette Lynch, an accountant, said she travelled from Ireland to come to The Championships.

The 56-year-old told The Telegraph: “I arrived on Saturday into Gatwick and I stayed there overnight before coming to Wimbledon on Sunday morning. I’ve been coming for years, maybe ten years.

“This year I would like to see Tsitsipas and Berrettini. I’ve seen Tsitsipas but I would like to see him again, and Nadal.”

She said that “at this stage of the pandemic” she did not have a strong opinion against the AELTC letting Djokovic play, since all restrictions have been lifted.

However, when it came to banning Russian players from the tournament, she said: “I’m a little bit torn on that one really, I think they should have let them play.

“They’re not going to arrive with guns in their bags, it’s their profession, they should have been allowed to play.”

12:12 PM

No play before 12:30 on all outside courts

At least another 20 minutes without play. The rain is starting to ease up but not enough for the umbrellas to be put away by fans just yet.

12:07 PM

Raducanu practise cancelled

Due to the rain, Raducanu's 12pm practise session has been unsurprisingly cancelled. Unclear at this stage if she will try and find an indoor court to get ready for her match.

12:02 PM

My colleague Molly McElwee captured Emma Raducanu warming up before the rain

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11:55 AM

Play suspended

As I was saying, the rain has arrived and quite heavily in fact. Could be quite a delay.

People are huddled under Centre Court trying to keep dry!

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Wimbledon - TELEGRAPH

11:43 AM

It's raining!

As mentioned in my previous post, it is defintely raining now. Expecting play to stop on the outside courts at moment.

If you are coming to Wimbledon today and hoping to get on the main show courts, the image below will be of interest to you.

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Apparently the resale queue opens at 3pm. There are three people in there already.

11:36 AM

Norrie 6-0 Andujar

I'm on Henman Hill and there is warm applause as the British No 1 claims the opening set in emphatic style.

The Hill hasn't filled up much. But the grass is looking lush. I am starting to feel some raindrops so we could get a rain delay soon.

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11:16 AM

Norrie 1-0 Andujar

Ideal start for the British No 1 as he holds to 30. It is overcast conditions at Wimbledon with rain forecast at stages today.

11:08 AM

Here we go!

I'm on Court 2 as Cameron Norrie strides onto court for his match with Pablo Andujar of Spain.

A sparse crowd at the moment but it is beginning to fill up.

10:51 AM

Farewell Sue Barker

You may have read that this year's Wimbledon will be the last for Sue Barker with the BBC.

She has been the face of Wimbledon TV for 30 years and will be greatly missed.

Jim White pays tribute, calling her the 'master of her trade', here.

10:31 AM

Will any of these be lifting the Wimbledon title?

10:17 AM

No Russian or Belarusian players at Wimbledon

AELTC Chairman Chief Executive Sally Bolton has once again defended the decision by Wimbledon to ban Russian and Belarusian players from the tournament.

The likes of  Daniil Medvedev, the reigning US Open men’s singles champion, and Aryna Sabalenka, of Belarus, are not at Wimbledon and there has been no signal from Government that ministers have shifted their position since telling governing bodies to make Vladimir Putin "a sporting pariah".

What I would say is that the decision we took was very difficult, we thought long and hard about it and took our time to consider our options. In light of the government guidance, we felt that banning Russian and Belarusian athletes was the only viable option for us this year. We accept that other views vary and people are entitled to their opinion.

We’re deeply disappointed about the response of the ATP and WTA. It does punish players across the board and is disproportionate in the situation we found ourselves in and in the global circumstances. When you look at the draw and the players here competing, I think that speaks for itself.

In terms of the relationships, we continue to work with all partners across the sport- with our grand slam colleagues and with the tours. While we made the difficult decision, there’s an understanding that we found ourselves in challenging circumstances with government guidance and we worked our way through that and those relationships remain in tact.

The decision we’ve taken is for this year’s championships only. A year is a long time and it’s far too early to comment on what will happen next year

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10:05 AM

Play begins in less than an hour!

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10:00 AM

Monday's order of play cont...

Court 7

11:00: (29) Anhelina Kalinina (Ukr) v Anna Bondar (Hun), Alejandro Tabilo (Chi) v Laslo Djere (Ser), (32) Oscar Otte (Ger) v Peter Gojowczyk (Ger)

Court 8

11:00: Maximilian Marterer (Ger) v Aljaz Bedene (Slo), Aleksandra Krunic (Ser) v (26) Sorana Cirstea (Rom), Daniel Altmaier (Ger) v Mikael Ymer (Swe), Daria Saville (Aus) v Viktoriya Tomova (Bul)

Court 9

11:00: Benoit Paire (Fra) v Quentin Halys (Fra), Federico Coria (Arg) v Jiri Vesely (Cze), Lucia Bronzetti (Ita) v Ann Li (USA), Yanina Wickmayer (Bel) v Lin Zhu (Chn)

Court 10

11:00: Ylena In-Albon (Swi) v (28) Alison Riske (USA), Rebecca Marino (Can) v Katarzyna Kawa (Pol), Maddison Inglis (Aus) v Dalma Galfi (Hun), Alexander Bublik (Kaz) v Marton Fucsovics (Hun)

Court 11

11:00: Thiago Moura Monteiro (Bra) v Jaume Munar (Spa), Jule Niemeier (Ger) v Xiyu Wang (Chn), Tim Van Rijthoven (Ned) v Federico Delbonis (Arg)

Court 12

11:00: (3) Casper Ruud (Nor) v Albert Ramos-Vinolas (Spa), Kaja Juvan (Slo) v (23) Beatriz Haddad Maia (Bra), (14) Belinda Bencic (Swi) v Qiang Wang (Chn), Steve Johnson (USA) v (18) Grigor Dimitrov (Bul)

Court 14

11:00: Adrian Mannarino (Fra) v Max Purcell (Aus), John Millman (Aus) v (25) Miomir Kecmanovic (Ser), Astra Sharma (Aus) v Tatjana Maria (Ger), Oceane Dodin (Fra) v (12) Jelena Ostapenko (Lat)

Court 15

11:00: (22) Nikoloz Basilashvili (Geo) v Lukas Rosol (Cze), (31) Kaia Kanepi (Est) v Diane Parry (Fra), Dusan Lajovic (Ser) v (16) Pablo Carreno-Busta (Spa), (33) Shuai Zhang (Chn) v Misaki Doi (Jpn)

Court 16

11:00: Katerina Siniakova (Cze) v Maja Chwalinska (Pol), Thanasi Kokkinakis (Aus) v Kamil Majchrzak (Pol), Tallon Griekspoor (Ned) v Fabio Fognini (Ita), Ekaterine Gorgodze (Geo) v Irina-Camelia Begu (Rom)

Court 17

11:00: (23) Frances Tiafoe (USA) v Andrea Vavassori (Ita), Caroline Garcia (Fra) v Yuriko Miyazaki (Gbr), Magda Linette (Pol) v Fernanda Contreras Gomez (Mex), David Goffin (Bel) v Radu Albot (Mol)

Court 18

11:00: Jodie Anna Burrage (Gbr) v Lesia Tsurenko (Ukr), Enzo Couacaud (Fra) v (20) John Isner (USA), Jay Clarke (Gbr) v Christian Harrison (USA), Marta Kostyuk (Ukr) v Katie Swan (Gbr)

09:58 AM

Monday's order of play

Play begins on the outside courts at 11am. Court 1 - 1pm. Centre Court - 1.30pm.

Centre Court

13:30: (1) Novak Djokovic (Ser) v Soon Woo Kwon (Kor), Alison Van Uytvanck (Bel) v (10) Emma Raducanu (Gbr), Andy Murray (Gbr) v James Duckworth (Aus)

Court 1

13:00: Mirjam Bjorklund (Swe) v (3) Ons Jabeur (Tun), Jan-Lennard Struff (Ger) v (5) Carlos Alcaraz Garfia (Spa), (15) Angelique Kerber (Ger) v Kristina Mladenovic (Fra)

Court 2

11:00: (9) Cameron Norrie (Gbr) v Pablo Andujar (Spa), Bernarda Pera (USA) v (2) Anett Kontaveit (Est), (10) Jannik Sinner (Ita) v Stan Wawrinka (Swi), (5) Maria Sakkari (Gre) v Zoe Hives (Aus)

Court 3

11:00: Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (Spa) v (7) Hubert Hurkacz (Pol), (7) Danielle Collins (USA) v Marie Bouzkova (Cze), Tamara Korpatsch (Ger) v Heather Watson (Gbr), Ryan Peniston (Gbr) v Henri Laaksonen (Swi)

Court 4

11:00: (30) Tommy Paul (USA) v Fernando Verdasco (Spa), Maria Camila Osorio Serrano (Col) v (24) Elise Mertens (Bel), (22) Martina Trevisan (Ita) v Elisabetta Cocciaretto (Ita), Carlos Taberner (Spa) v (15) Reilly Opelka (USA)

Court 6

11:00: Tomas Martin Etcheverry (Arg) v Ugo Humbert (Fra), Clara Tauson (Den) v Mai Hontama (Jpn), Tamara Zidansek (Slo) v Panna Udvardy (Hun), Taro Daniel (Jpn) v (31) Sebastian Baez (Arg)

09:49 AM

The Wimbledon queue...

The Wimbledon queue is back for another year with eager fans in the tents since Sunday afternoon.

The first person in the queue was  Brent Pham, who travelled to Wimbledon from California and was buzzed to see Djokovic, Murray and Raducanu on Centre Court.

It is his 2nd time doing the queue and he planned to get back in the queue after watching the action today.

The guys in third place in the queue were celebrating their 10th year of queueing while others played an impromptu game of cricket to pass the time with the stewards.

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09:32 AM

Good morning!

Hello and welcome to coverage from the opening day of Wimbledon 2022. I might be biased but these are the best two weeks of the sporting calendar and this year's tournament has all the ingredients to be a memorable one.

The action gets underway at 11am on the outside courts with British No 1 Cameron Norrie starting his bid for a maiden grand slam on Court 2. World No 3 Ons Jabeur starts proceedings on Court 1 at 1pm against Sweden's Mirjam Bjorklund. Then at 1.30pm, the attention switches to Centre Court as defending men's champion Novak Djokovic faces South Korea's Soonwoo Kwon.

Once Djokovic's match is complete, it will be the turn of Emma Raducanu to grace the most iconic tennis court in the sport when she plays Belgium's Alison Van Uytvanck. If you are coming to Wimbledon via Wimbledon station you can't miss the massive billboard of her face in an HSBC advert and all eyes will be on her to see if she can overcome the injury concerns which have clouded her preparations.

The final match on Centre today will be Andy Murray against Australian James Duckworth. Murray has had his own fitness worries coming into Wimbledon but the two-time champion hopes the return of Ivan Lendl can help inspire him to more SW19 heroics.

He said: "I've been able to gradually progress my training this week and got to play a few sets, a lot of points. The last few days have been good. I think I showed a couple weeks ago that there was still good tennis left in me. I beat a guy in the top five in the world, was neck and neck with Berrettini, who is one of the best grass-court players in the world, before the injury.

"Obviously having Ivan on my team helps. We've had a lot of success in the past. We know each other well. He still believes in me. There's not loads of coaches, people out there, that have done over this last period, and he has. That definitely helps me."

Stay with Telegraph Sport as we build up towards the start of play and the entire tournament for the best coverage, analysis, comment and features!