Which British players are left in Wimbledon? Cameron Norrie through to quarter-final as Heather Watson exits
We take a look at the British stars still competing in the men’s and women’s singles at Wimbledon 2022.
We are now getting towards the business end of the men’s and ladie’s singles tournaments at Wimbledon.
There are still plenty of hopefuls battling it out for the grand slam title in the men’s, including favourite Novak Djokovic.
A number of underdogs remain in the competition at this point, including competitors flying the flag for the UK.
With that in mind, we have put together the current state of play as we wait for the winner of Wimbledon 2022 to emerge.
The remaining men’s players
Cameron Norrie is the last British star standing at Wimbledon 2022, and he’s through to his first Grand Slam quarter-final.
The South African-born left hander defeated American Tommy Paul in the Round of 16, winning 6-4 7-5 6-4.
He will now face Belgian David Goffin in the quarter-final, where Norrie will be the favourite to progress to the semi-finals.
Norrie faced Pablo Andújar in the first round and Jaume Munar in the second before coming up against the USA’s Steve Johnson in Round Three.
After suffering a scare against Munar he returned to his best form to see off Johnson 6-4, 6-1 and 6-0 in straight sets for a dominant win.
He saved some of his best tennis for the Round of 16 win over Tommy Paul, with a composed performance seeing him win in straight sets.
It seems like momentum is building at exactly the right time for Norrie, but there still remain some big tests ahead.
Speaking of which, defending champion Novak Djokovic is also through and will face Tim van Rijthoven while Rafael Nadal is up against Botic van de Zandschulp.
The remaining women’s players
The last remining British player in the women’s section, Heather Watson, has crashed out.
The 30-year old made it to the Round of 16, only dropping one set along the way.
But she was defeated 6-2 6-4 on Sunday (3 July) by the big-serving German, Jule Niemeier.
Watson had beaten Tamara Korpatsch in the first round and Wang Qiang in the second before coming up against Kaja Juvan in the third round, where she triumphed 7-6, 6-2.
Saturday saw one of the biggest shocks of the tournament so far as women’s number one seed Iga Świątek was eliminated by Alizé Cornet.
That means that number three seed Ons Jabeur is the highest ranked player remaining in the women’s section and she takes on Elise Mertens in her Round of 16 match.
Number four seed Paula Badosa is also still in the contest and will face Simona Halep.
How can I watch Wimbledon 2022?
For those without a ticket, the BBC will be broadcasting extensive coverage of all the action for the entirety of Wimbledon fortnight.
Viewers can watch along throughout the Championships on BBC One, BBC Two, and via the BBC iPlayer from 11am daily.
There will also be up to 18 courts to choose from on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website and app.
BBC Radio 5 Live, meanwhile, will also provide live commentary and expert analysis every day, plus a new Wimbledon Daily podcast.