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Wimbledon 2022, Day 1, Highlights: Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz progressed to the second round, while Hubert Hurkacz bowed out on Day 1 of the ongoing Wimbledon. The 135th edition of Wimbledon kicked off on Monday with the likes of Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Emma Raducanu being among the stars who were in action. Notably, Roger Federer alongside the top two of men’s singles – Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev – misses the event. On the other hand, Serena Williams will return to Wimbledon for her first Grand Slam in a year after an extended break. It is worth noting that the grass-court event will not carry tennis ranking points this year as a penalty for banning Russian and Belarusian players from competing.

Here are the Highlights of Wimbledon 2022, Day 1 from the All England Lawn Tennis Club in London.

11:13PM IST: Carlos Alcaraz enters second round after winning thriller

Fifth seed Carlos Alcaraz defeats Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff  4-6, 7-5, 4-6, 7-6, 6-4 in 1st round

10:19PM IST: Hubert Hurkacz loses in 1st round

Seventh seed Hubert Hurkacz beaten 6-7, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2, 7-6 by Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in 1st round

10.:07PM IST: Carlos Alcaraz in trouble

The match between Alcaraz and Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff  is going down to the wire and the Spaniard needs to win the fourth set in order to remain in the game.

8:48 PM IST: Djokovic progresses to second round

Novak Djokovic wins first round match 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 against unseeded Soonwoo Kwon.

8:04 PM IST: Djokovic wins third set

Djokovic takes the third set 6-3 and is just one set away from progressing to the second round.

7:36 PM IST: Djokovic drops a set against Soonwoo Kwon

After winning the first set 6-3, to everyone surprise, Djokovic dropped the second set 3-6 and the third set is underway between these two players.

05:43 PM IST: Play Resumes

The action has resumed. While Casper Ruud is leading 4-3 against Ramos-Vinolas in the first set, Ons Jabeur is leading 2-0 against Mariam Bjorklund the first set.

05:03 PM IST: The Delay Continues

The matches have not resumed yet. It seems the rain is determined enough to spoil the party and it has done that, partially at least. Anyway, have a look at the video shot before the event:

04:44 PM IST: Rain, Rain, Go Away!

Here is how it looked like minutes before:

04:16 PM IST: Rain Stops Play

All the ongoing matches have currently been suspended due to rain. Ruud was leading 3-2 in the first set against Ramos-Vinolaswhen the heavens opened up to halt the game.

03:54 PM IST: Casper Ruud In Lead Against Ramos-Vinolas

Third-seed Casper Ruud has won two of the first three games against Ramos-Vinolas in the ongoing first round match between the players.

03:40 PM IST: Who Are The Favourites For Women’s Singles Title?

Iga Swiatek and Coco Gauff – the winner and runner-up of women’s singles at French Open 2022 – are going to give tough competition to their opponents in the event. Meanwhile, Ons Jabeur, Emma Raducanu and Simona Halep are the other stars, who are in serious contention for the title.

03:30 PM IST: Who Are The Favourites For Men’s Singles Title?

Rafael Nadal advances to the grass-court tournament riding on a French Open win but he would be wary of  Novak Djokovic, who will be equally desperate to extend the tally of his Grand Slam titles. Meanwhile, Andy Murray, Nick Kyrgios, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Stan Wawrinka are also among serious contenders for the men’s title.

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03:15 PM IST: Hello And Welcome

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