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Rain halts upset in the making with Djokovic on the brink

Novak Djokovic's hopes of defending his Wimbledon title hang in the balance after rain halted his match with him two sets down to Sam Querrey.

Novak Djokovic has won the last four grand slams. Credit: PA

The number one seed lost the opening set on a tie break before American 28th seed blew him away in the second to take the set 6-1 before rain interrupted the match on Court 1.

Djokovic's exit would leave Andy Murray as the highest ranked player in the men's draw.


French Open champion Muguruza ousted in major upset

Reigning French Open champion and second seed Garbine Muguruza has crashed out of Wimbledon as world number 124 Jana Cepelova created a major upset in the women’s draw.

Slovakia’s Cepelova sped through the second-round match to claim a 6-3 6-2 victory over the Spanish world number two, who was runner-up to Serena Williams in SW19 last year.

Garbine Muguruza fell in straight sets to Jana Cepelova, right, in the biggest shock yet of this year's championships. Credit: PA

Simon threatens to sue Wimbledon umpire

Gilles Simon in action at Wimbledon. Credit: PA

Gilles Simon ensured the weather remained a talking point on day four of Wimbledon as he threatened to sue umpire John Blom.

After the rain washed out large chunks of days two and three of the Championships, better conditions ensured a prompt start on Thursday.

But when drizzle passed over the All-England Club just after 1.30pm, Simon - on Court One against Grigor Dimitrov - was unhappy at having to play on.

At 40-30 down in the second game of the second set, he walked to his chair and exchanged words with Blom, clearly about the weather.

"I don't want to play, when it's raining, on grass. That's it," he was heard saying, before adding: "If I play and get injured, I will sue you and you will pay."

Dimitrov returned to his seat too but the weather soon passed over and the pair resumed their second-round clash.


Britain's world 772 Marcus Willis stars in Wimbledon win

British qualifier Marcus Willis has celebrated the upset of the first round at Wimbledon after beating an opponent ranked more than 700 places above him in the world.

Willis - the world 772 - saw off Lithuania's Ricardis Berankis - the world 54 - 6-3 6-3 6-4 in front of a passionate home crowd.

Marcus Willis could now face Roger Federer if the seven-time champion avoids a first round upset. Credit: PA
Willis came through six rounds of qualifying to play at SW19 and earns £50,000 for his triumph. Credit: PA
There was first round disappointment for Laura Robson though after a 6-2 6-2 defeat to Angelique Kerber. Credit: PA

New balls please: Pupils get tennis tips from the Murrays

As this year's Wimbledon tennis championship gets underway, pupils at a school in Wandsworth, have been getting some special coaching from Jamie and Judy Murray.

The children practiced their tennis skills under the direction of the Murrays. Credit: ITV News

Judy, who coached both of her champion sons Andy and Jamie early in their careers, actively encouraged the children as they practiced their skills during the masterclass on Court 20 at Wimbledon.

The nine and ten year-olds from St Michaels school were given various tips from the pair, including racket and ball control, and took part in tennis drills and short games.

Two of the children practicing hitting the ball over the net with their guest coaches Credit: ITV News

Djokovic to open title defence as Wimbledon begins

Novak Djokovic is looking for a fourth Wimbledon title. Credit: PA

Wimbledon begins on Monday, with last year's champion Novak Djokovic opening his title defence against Britain's James Ward.

The top seed will play on Centre Court, while seven-time champion Roger Federer is also in action on the opening day.

Britain's Andy Murray, the 2013 champion, begins his campaign on Tuesday.

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