Wimbledon 2022 LIVE: Novak Djokovic vs Tim Van Rijthoven scores and results after Jannik Sinner defeats Carlos Alcaraz

Digitally erased daily wrap from 2022 Wimbledon Championships

Novak Djokovic looks set to continue his march to the Wimbledon final as the Serb has his sights set on a seventh SW19 crown and fourth straight title when he takes on Tim Van Rijthoven for a place in the last eight.

The winner will face Jannik Sinner in the quarter-finals, after 20-year-old Italian defeated Carlos Alcaraz in four stunning sets at Center Court. Sinner needed five match points to see the 19-year-old Spaniard, who survived by taking the third set on a tiebreak, but was then eliminated 6-1 6-4 6-7 6-3.

There were mixed results for the British players. Cameron Norrie advances to the quarterfinals of a grand slam for the first time after beating Tommy Paul 6-4 7-5 6-4. He is the last Briton standing after Heather Watson was defeated in straight sets by Jule Niemeier at Center Court.

There’s also a tasty match on Center Court in the future of the men’s game with Italian Jannik Sinner, 20, contending with Spanish sensation Carlos Alcaraz, 19, and both men eager to book a first-ever quarter-final at Wimbledon.

It follows the drama of Nick Kyrgios beating fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in four gripping sets on Saturday, with the Australian predictably suffering a mid-match meltdown in a heated match, while Djokovic may have been more interested in the form of Rafael Nadal, who returns to his best in a straight sets win over Lorenzo Sonego.

Follow all the action from day seven, including live updates and results from the All England Club


Wimbledon 2022: *Novak Djokovic 4-2 Tim Van Rijthoven

This time, Djokovic does get a comfortable service game, but Van Rijthoven controls the baseline exchanges without holding on.

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Jamie BraidwoodJuly 3, 2022 8:30 PM


Wimbledon 2022: *Novak Djokovic 3-1 Tim Van Rijthoven

Van Rijthoven takes a volley from the net and lands it in the corner before moving to 40-0 with the drop shot. The Dutchman goes into the net to love and that will help him when he gets on the board.

Jamie BraidwoodJuly 3, 2022 8:22 PM


Wimbledon 2022: Novak Djokovic 3-0 Tim Van Rijthoven*

Van Rijthoven seems to be gaining confidence at the back of the field as he settles into the rallies, but finding the passing shots is another question. He flashes a forehand wide on deuce and then pops another lung on the forehand side.

Djokovic emerges with the hold, but it feels much closer than the 3-0 deficit suggests.

Jamie BraidwoodJuly 3, 2022 8:19 PM


Wimbledon 2022: *Novak Djokovic 2-0 Tim Van Rijthoven

We seem to be heading for a normal service game from Djokovic, but as he makes a double foul and then hits the net, Van Rijthoven looks at the break point.

He holds his ground in the rally, only for Djokovic to clip the baseline!

Deuce, but Van Rijthoven grows in the exchange and Djokovic fires wide off balance!

Another breaking point – but Djokovic’s serve gets him out of trouble.

Jamie BraidwoodJuly 3, 2022 8:16 PM


Wimbledon 2022: *Novak Djokovic 2-0 Tim Van Rijthoven – Djokovic breaks

The opening substitutions would always be crucial for Van Rijthoven, but he nets on the first rally on service and then commits a double foul to watch 0-30.

He responds with a smart ace in the middle and then a crushing forehand winner down the line.

Another good serve wide is followed with the one-two punch on the forehand. Winner.

Djokovic steps on the return and drives the ball into the corners, while Van Rijthoven hangs one and sees it fall wide.

Deuce – and it’s a long one. Van Rijthoven can’t get away and he nets on the short forehand to bring the breakpoint forward.

Djokovic presses, relentlessly, then attacks. Van Rijthoven can only hang one high, but it falls long.

Jamie BraidwoodJuly 3, 2022 8:07 PM


Wimbledon 2022: Novak Djokovic 1-0 Tim Van Rijthoven*

Djokovic gets us started serving as the clock ticks past 8pm. Center Court is probably only 60 or 70 percent full when we start.

Van Rijthoven shows some good shots on the forehand and forces Djokovic to cut back. He leaves the lob, but he comes in!

Djokovic then quickly gets a grip when Van Rijthoven makes nets.

Jamie BraidwoodJuly 3, 2022 8:03 PM


Wimbledon 2022: Novak Djokovic vs Tim Van Rijthoven

Now that the Sinner vs Alcaraz match lasts almost four hours on Center Court, the roof closes when Novak Djokovic faces Tim Van Rijthoven.

Can TVR continue to follow the wave of its Cinderella runs?

The 25-year-old Dutchman won just his first match on the ATP Tour last month before beating Felix Auger-Aliassime and Daniil Medvedev in the same tournament in s-Hertogenbosch for one of the most unlikely titles in the sport’s history.

His ranking jumped from 205 to just outside the top 100 and he landed a well-deserved wildcard to Wimbledon, where the run continued.

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Jamie BraidwoodJuly 3, 2022 19:53


Wimbledon 2022: Jannik Sinner 6-1 6-4 6-7 6-3 Carlos Alcaraz – Game, set and match!

Jannik Sinner “Well done to Carlos, because he is a great player and such a nice person. I didn’t expect it (to be here) because I didn’t play very well on grass. I won my first game here this week and now I’m in the quarter-finals.”

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Jamie BraidwoodJuly 3, 2022 19:45


Wimbledon 2022: Jannik Sinner 6-1 6-4 6-7 6-3 Carlos Alcaraz – Game, set and match!

What a match and a brilliant victory by Jannik Sinner! It is his grand slam breakthrough and many more will follow from the 20-year-old. He defeats Alcaraz, who leaves with a standing ovation from Center Court.

I look forward to many more meetings between Sinner and Alcaraz in the future.

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Jamie BraidwoodJuly 3, 2022 19:44


Wimbledon 2022: Jannik Sinner 6-1 6-4 6-7 6-3 Carlos Alcaraz – Game, set and match!

There’s an unforced mistake by Sinner on the opening point before Alcaraz somehow manages to deeply block a massive Sinner service, and Sinner goes long!

15-30, Alcaraz stretches for the forehandcross but pulls it wide.

30-30, what a reaction from Alcaraz! He takes Sinner’s second serve and flashes the flying backhand into his feet. Sinful nets!

breaking point. Alcaraz with the forehand on the net cord! It looks like it could tip over, but no! It falls on the side of the Spaniard.

deuce. Alcaraz with the forehand on Sinner’s second serve. Into the net!

And then even Alcaraz can’t return the Sinner drive! Brilliant strike again from Sinner, and he lands the forehand winner!

Jamie BraidwoodJuly 3, 2022 19:39

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