Murray tantalisingly poised, Broady stuns Ruud as Wimbledon heats up

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Murray tantalisingly poised, Broady stuns Ruud as Wimbledon heats up

Andy Murray thrilled the Centre Court crowd at Wimbledon as he came close to defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas in a late-night thriller. Meanwhile, Liam Broady, a lesser-known British player, caused a major upset by defeating Norwegian fourth seed Casper Ruud. The tournament also saw impressive performances from Stan Wawrinka, Novak Djokovic, Elena Rybakina, Elina Svitolina, and Andrey Rublev.

On Thursday, Andy Murray had the crowd on the edge of their seats as he took a set lead against Stefanos Tsitsipas. Despite his previous hip surgery, Murray showed his skill and determination, engaging in a high-quality match with the fifth-seeded Greek player.

After several rain delays, the tournament finally caught fire on day four. Swiss veteran Stan Wawrinka, a three-time Grand Slam champion like Murray, defeated Tomas Martin Etcheverry to set up a third-round clash with Novak Djokovic. In the women’s draw, Elena Rybakina and Elina Svitolina secured victories to advance to the next round.

The standout performance of the day came from British wildcard Liam Broady, who defeated Casper Ruud in a five-set match. Broady, ranked 142nd in the world, achieved a memorable win against the fourth seed, who had reached three of the last five Grand Slam finals.

Despite his previous struggles, Murray showed his resilience and skill against Tsitsipas. The match was halted due to the 11pm curfew, with Murray leading 6-7(3) 7-6(2) 6-4. The crowd anxiously awaits the continuation of this absorbing duel on Centre Court.

In other matches, Alexander Zverev, Caroline Garcia, Belinda Bencic, and Jessica Pegula secured victories to progress to the next round. Matteo Berrettini also advanced after a lengthy match against Lorenzo Sonego.

Overall, the day was filled with thrilling matches and unexpected outcomes. The Wimbledon crowd was treated to exceptional performances from both established players and rising stars.

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