The thrilling action continues at Wimbledon 2023, and the BBC provides comprehensive coverage of the tournament. From July 3rd to July 16th, fans can enjoy live matches on BBC TV, radio, and online platforms such as BBC iPlayer, Red Button, Connected TVs, and the mobile app. More detailed coverage information can be found here.
In a captivating third-round clash on Centre Court, world number one Carlos Alcaraz showed his mettle against 25th seed Nicolas Jarry, securing a hard-fought victory to reach the last 16 and equal his best Wimbledon performance. The 20-year-old Spaniard emerged triumphant after a four-set thriller, with the final scoreline reading 6-3, 6-7 (6-8), 6-3, 7-5. The intense battle lasted nearly four hours, captivating the spectators.
In the next round, Alcaraz is set to face Matteo Berrettini, the 2021 Wimbledon runner-up from Italy. Berrettini secured his place in the last 16 by defeating German 19th seed Alexander Zverev.
In other matches, third seed Daniil Medvedev emerged victorious against Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics. The fifth seed, Stefanos Tsitsipas, continued his impressive run, defeating Serbia’s Laslo Djere in straight sets. Tsitsipas will next face unseeded American Chris Eubanks, who overcame Australia’s Chris O’Connell in a match decided by three tie-breaks.
Berrettini’s match against Zverev faced a brief rain delay on Court One. The players had to wait for the roof to be closed during the second set, as it had been opened before the match began. Nevertheless, Berrettini remained undeterred, winning the encounter 6-3, 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (7-5).
Alcaraz’s victory was particularly noteworthy due to the challenging indoor conditions caused by high humidity. The match took place under the closed roof, as per tournament rules, despite the hot and sweaty atmosphere. Spectators resorted to handheld fans in an attempt to combat the heat.
It is worth mentioning that Alcaraz had also reached the fourth round of Wimbledon in 2022, where he was defeated by Italy’s Jannik Sinner.
The match between sixth seed Holger Rune of Denmark and Spain’s Alejandro Davidovich Fokina was a marathon affair, lasting just shy of four hours and stretching to five sets. However, Davidovich Fokina’s ill-fated underarm serve attempt in the fifth-set tie-break cost him dearly. Rune promptly capitalized on the opportunity and converted the subsequent match point, securing the victory.
Rune now awaits the winner of the match between Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov and American Frances Tiafoe, seeded 21st and 10th, respectively. Their match was suspended in the third set, with Dimitrov leading 6-2, 6-3, 1-2.
Although third seed Medvedev is most comfortable on hard courts, he expressed his determination to make an impact on grass. After a tough second-round match, he acknowledged his improving performance on this surface, stating that he is “knocking on the door.” Medvedev faced initial challenges in his match against Fucsovics, a former Wimbledon quarter-finalist. However, the Russian player quickly found his rhythm, winning the encounter in four sets.
Medvedev’s next opponent in the last 16 will be Jiri Lehecka, who eliminated American 16th seed Tommy Paul in an epic five-set battle lasting over four hours.
The Royal Box on Centre Court was packed with sporting legends on the opening Saturday of Wimbledon. Among the distinguished guests were former BBC presenter and French Open champion Sue Barker, Wimbledon champions Stefan Edberg, Jan Kodes, and Billie Jean King, 1968 finalist Judy Dalton, and five-time doubles champion Rosie Casals. Additionally, several members of the Lionesses squad, including Leah Williamson, Jill Scott, Fran Kirby, and Beth Mead, were in attendance, alongside former England captain Gary Lineker. The star-studded guest list also included horse racing legend AP McCoy, five-time Olympic rowing gold medallist Steve Redgrave, England cricketer Sam Curran, Scottish athlete Eilish McColgan, and gymnasts Joe Fraser and Jessica Gadirova.
Continue following day six of Wimbledon on the BBC, where you can access live scores, results, and the order of play. Stay tuned to BBC TV, iPlayer, online platforms, and radio for the latest updates and enjoy the action-packed coverage. Don’t forget to sign up for tennis news alerts on your phone for quick updates on the tournament.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Wimbledon 2023
When did Wimbledon 2023 take place?
Wimbledon 2023 took place from July 3rd to July 16th.
Who won the match between Carlos Alcaraz and Nicolas Jarry?
Carlos Alcaraz emerged victorious in the match against Nicolas Jarry, advancing to the last 16 at Wimbledon 2023.
Who will Carlos Alcaraz face in the next round?
Carlos Alcaraz is set to face Matteo Berrettini, the 2021 Wimbledon runner-up from Italy, in the next round.
How long did the match between Carlos Alcaraz and Nicolas Jarry last?
The match between Carlos Alcaraz and Nicolas Jarry lasted nearly four hours.
Who were some of the notable guests in the Royal Box on Centre Court?
Some of the notable guests in the Royal Box on Centre Court included former BBC presenter and French Open champion Sue Barker, Wimbledon champions Stefan Edberg, Jan Kodes, and Billie Jean King, and members of the Lionesses squad, Leah Williamson, Jill Scott, Fran Kirby, and Beth Mead, among others.
Where can I find live scores, results, and the order of play for Wimbledon?
You can find live scores, results, and the order of play for Wimbledon on the BBC, both on TV and their online platforms.