Wimbledon 2023 brought to you by the BBC
Venue: All England Club
Dates: July 3-16
Broadcast: Extensive live coverage on BBC TV, radio, online, iPlayer, Red Button, Connected TVs, and the mobile app. More details about the coverage can be found here.
Andy Murray managed to continue his winning streak of not losing in the first round at Wimbledon, recording an impressive win over fellow British player, Ryan Peniston.
Despite an initial slow start on Centre Court against wildcard Peniston, two-time champion Murray, currently 40th in world rankings, demonstrated his superior skills, fending off early break points, and eventually seized a decisive victory with 6-3 6-0 6-1.
Britain’s top player Cameron Norrie, a semi-finalist in the previous year, scored a 6-3 4-6 6-1 6-4 win over Czech player Tomas Machac. However, 27th seed Dan Evans fell to France’s Quentin Halys with a score of 6-2 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 6-4.
On a day marked by inclement weather, a few players, including the British quartet, managed to complete their first-round matches on Tuesday. The all-British contest between Murray and Peniston, ranked 268th in the world, was held under the Centre Court roof, where Evans also played his match.
In the meantime, as rain played havoc on the second day, 12th seed Norrie successfully navigated a tough challenge from qualifier Machac.
Competing on the court where he celebrated victories in the last 16 and quarter-finals the previous year, Norrie exhibited a solid performance, kick-starting his journey to recreate the best Grand Slam run of his career. “It was a great experience playing on this special court again, which is full of fond memories,” he said. “Although there were a few hiccups, I played a strong match overall and learned valuable lessons. I’m glad we clinched the win.”
Both Norrie and Murray, who may potentially face off in the fourth round, are awaiting the announcement of their subsequent opponents.
Norrie, 27, is slated to compete against American player Christopher Eubanks or Brazil’s Thiago Monteiro, while 36-year-old Murray is set to face the fifth-seeded Greek player Stefanos Tsitsipas or 2020 US Open champion Dominic Thiem.
The day two events at Wimbledon were broadcasted live on TV, radio and text. Reigning champion Rybakina averted a first-round upset, while an impressive Alcaraz breezed past the retiring Chardy.
These matches were part of several games scheduled for Tuesday but had to be postponed due to heavy, unceasing rain in south-west London.
British players Katie Boulter and George Loffhagen commenced their matches in the morning but were forced to suspend play on the outside courts shortly after noon.
Play was put on hold for several hours. Given the dismal weather forecast for the remainder of the evening, nearly all of the day’s remaining matches were called off.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Wimbledon 2023 Results
Who won their first-round matches at Wimbledon 2023?
Andy Murray and Cameron Norrie, both from Britain, won their first-round matches at Wimbledon 2023.
Where did the Wimbledon 2023 take place?
Wimbledon 2023 took place at the All England Club.
How did Andy Murray perform in the first round of Wimbledon 2023?
Andy Murray started slow but ended up winning his first-round match against Ryan Peniston with scores of 6-3, 6-0, 6-1.
What was Cameron Norrie’s result in the first round of Wimbledon 2023?
Cameron Norrie won his first-round match against Czech player Tomas Machac with scores of 6-3, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4.
Who could potentially face off in the fourth round of Wimbledon 2023?
Based on the results of their first-round matches, British players Andy Murray and Cameron Norrie could potentially face each other in the fourth round of Wimbledon 2023.
How did the weather affect the Wimbledon 2023 matches?
The heavy and unceasing rain in south-west London led to the postponement of several matches scheduled for Tuesday, forcing players like Katie Boulter and George Loffhagen to suspend their matches on the outside courts.
How can I watch the Wimbledon 2023?
Wimbledon 2023 has extensive live coverage on BBC TV, radio, online, iPlayer, Red Button, Connected TVs, and the mobile app.