Cameron Norrie through, Andy Murray out at Wimbledon

Britain won one and lost one in singles action for men in the second round on Wednesday at Wimbledon.

Ninth-seeded Cameron Norrie put together a furious rally to advance to the third round while all-time favorite Andy Murray was thrown out by the great John Isner.

Norrie gathered from the ace down to defeat Spain’s 6-4, 3-6, 5-7, 6-0, 6-2 in three hours and 13 minutes. At the same time, Isner got 36 aces to defeat Murray 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-7 (3), 6-4 in three hours and 23 minutes.

In other notable actions, top-seeded Novak Djokovic from and No. 5 Carlos Alcarez from Spain crossed in straight sets. No. However, 3-seed Casper Ruud from Norway was upset by ’s Ugo Humbert.

Norrie stared down 10 aces from Munar to pull out the win, despite 42 unforced errors. Norrie was able to break Munar nine times while averting eight of his own breaking points.

“Jaume put the ball in so many uncomfortable parts of the court,” Norrie said. “I fought as hard as I could, I did not play my best and I managed to lock it in the fourth and keep up the pace in the fifth.

“That match was exactly what I needed: I got a lot of rhythm out there.”

Norrie is now the only top-20 player left in his quarter of the draw. He will face unseeded American Steve Johnson in the third round.

Murray had no such luck against Isner’s big serve, which defeated Murray for the first time in nine attempts.

“Look, it’s no secret that I’m definitely not a better player than Andy Murray,” Isner said afterwards. “Maybe I was just a little better than him today. It was an incredible honor to play against him today on this court in front of this audience.

“Playing as well as I did against one of our greatest players ever – Andy Murray – was a great achievement for me,” he added.

Seed No. 20 draws 10th-seeded from Italy, who defeated Mikael Ymer from Sweden 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 6-2.

Djokovic crushed Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 and Alcaraz easily sent Tallon Griekspoor out of the Netherlands 6-4, 7-6 (0), 6-3.

Humbert gathered from a set down to overthrow Ruud 3-6, 6-2, 7-5, 6-4. Humbert draws unseeded team-mate David Goffin from in the third round.

In another seeded action, Tim van Rijthoven from the Netherlands surprised No. 15 Reilly Opelka in four sets, No. 22 from Georgia made it through in four sets, No. 23 advanced in just one hour and 36 minutes, No. 25 Miomir Kecmanovic from Serbia won in four sets, and No. 30 Tommy Paul won in straight sets over .

No. 32 Oscar Otte from won when Christian Harrison retired after 15 minutes. Eight led 3-1.

–Field Level Media


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