Latest scores and updates as Novak Djokovic beats Hubert Hurkacz

Wimbledon 2023 live: Latest scores and updates as Novak Djokovic beats Hubert Hurkacz

Novak Djokovic is safely through to the quarter-finals – Reuters/Hannah Mckay

Defending champion Novak Djokovic is through to the quarter-finals at Wimbledon for the 14th time.

The 36-year-old Serbian was leading Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz by two sets when play was suspended on Sunday night.

Hurkacz took the third set but Djokovic hit back to win 7-6 (6) 7-6 (6) 5-7 6-4 and book a last-eight meeting with Russian Andrey Rublev.

Latest day eight updates from Wimbledon below

04:27 PM BST

Eubanks serving for the match against Tsitsipas

Major upset brewing here. Stand by!

04:25 PM BST

Djokovic on his next match with Rublev

He’s a different player to Hurkacz for sure. Very powerful, very quick ground strokes, loves to dictate. I’m not going to talk to much about tactics – I will to keep that to myself.

The matches are going to get harder, and I have to get ready for that.

Wimbledon 2023 live: Latest scores and updates as Novak Djokovic beats Hubert Hurkacz

Novak Djokovic celebrates beating Hubert Hurcacz – Shutterstock/Neil Hall

04:18 PM BST

Djokovic reacts

Big credit for Hubert for playing an amazing match. He put up a great performance.

Honestly I don’t recall the last time I felt this miserable on returning games. He has one of the best serves in the world and it’s difficult to read it on one of the quickest surfaces in the sport. It was not enjoyable for me.

In the important moments I was fortnate to win that first set. This match could have gone a different way but I held my nerves when it mattered.”

04:07 PM BST

The winning moment for Djokovic

04:02 PM BST


Job done for the 23-time grand slam champion as he serves out the game to love and completes a 7-6, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4 victory.

Nice embrace at the net between the two players, Djokovic clenches his fist and walks towards his support box.

That was not easy but as the great champions do, he finds a way. Nice ovation from the crowd towards Hurkacz, he’s earnt himself some fans after that display.

03:57 PM BST

Djokovic 7-6, 7-6, 5-7, 5-4 Hurkacz

Hurkacz loses sight of the ball after a high lob from Djokovic and blasts his overhead well wide, 15-30. A clap on the racket from Djokovic to Hurkacz after a ridiculous half volley winner, 30-30.

133mph ace followed by a 124mph ace means Hurkacz forces Djokovic to serve for the match.

03:55 PM BST

Eubanks fight back against Tsitsipas on Court 2

03:52 PM BST

Djokovic 7-6, 7-6, 5-7, 4-3 Hurkacz

Djokovic earns himself two break points on the Hurkacz serve, his first since the opening set.

Hurkacz saves the first when Djokovic just misses the line with a backhand down the line. Then the second with a 135mph ace down the T.

Djokovic gets a third break point after an excellent return and finishing with an overhead smash winner. And he finally gets the break as the wind picks up when Hurkacz sends a defensive forehand long.

Djokovic is two games away from the quarters.

03:39 PM BST

Angry Novak

Wimbledon 2023 live: Day eight scores and updates with Novak Djokovic in action

Novak Djokovic screams at his support box – Getty Images/Mike Hewitt

Wimbledon 2023 live: Day eight scores and updates with Novak Djokovic in action

Novak Djokovic takes a tumble – Getty Images/Mike Hewitt

03:32 PM BST

Nice catch Sir

03:24 PM BST

Djokovic 7-6, 7-6, 5-7 Hurkacz

Game on folks!

After 37 consecutive service hold between the two men, we finally have a break and it goes the way of Hurkacz, who earns two break points by taking the game to Djokovic with his forehand.

Djokovic saves the first when Hurkacz’s forehand return goes long. But he gets it done on the second, hitting a deep forehand and Djokovic’s forehand reply goes into the net.

Can Hurkacz do the unthinkable and force a fifth set now?

03:19 PM BST

‘Packed out Henman Hill’

By Frank Morrish

Henman Hill is packed to the gills as Hurkacz resumes his battle with the indomitable Djokovic. But half of the crowd’s attention is more focused on finding Gaviscon for a particularly vocal audience member.

They’re here to watch one of the greatest tennis players of all time, but the loudest cheer so far goes up when some is found. Gripping scenes.

Wimbledon 2023 live: Day eight scores and updates with Novak Djokovic in action

Fans watch the action from the hill – Getty Images/Patrick Smith

03:14 PM BST

Djokovic 7-6, 7-6, 5-5 Hurkacz

It’s been a very clean display from Djokovic today. 17/25 at the net, 32 winners, 13 unforced errors and 90 per cent of points won on his first serve.

This match is moving quickly toward a tiebreak.

03:06 PM BST

Revenge for Xu

By Frank Morrish

Britain’s Mingge Xu is through to the third round of the girls’ singles after beating sixth seed, Kaitlin Quevedo on Court 4.

Xu showcased her thunderous forehand, serve and impressive racket speed throughout. Quevedo had to battle to hold her serve whilst Xu largely cruised on her own in the first set but.eventually Xu won a scintillating tiebreak.

In the second, both traded breaks before the Briton closed out another gripping tiebreaker for a 7-6, 7-6 victory against a frustrated Quevedo.

Her coach applauded her heart and told me it was gratifying to see her exact revenge for her defeat to the same opponent at the French Open.

Wimbledon 2023 live: Day eight scores and updates with Novak Djokovic in action

Mingge Xu in action during her girls singles match – PA/Bradley Collyer

02:58 PM BST

Djokovic 7-6, 7-6, 2-3 Hurkacz

Just like last night, nothing to separate the two players on serve. Hurkacz is winning 83 per cent of points on his first serve, Djokovic 88 per cent.

Hurkacz is yet to have a break point in the match but has hit 47 winners.

02:52 PM BST

Another Wimbledon retirement

After Medvedev closes out the second set, his opponent Lehecka retires due to a foot problem. He called for treatment earlier in the match on a blister issue and it seems the Czech has decided the pain is too much to continue.

Medvedev now awaits the winner of Eubanks and Tsitsipas, who are battling on Court 2.

Wimbledon 2023 live: Day eight scores and updates with Novak Djokovic in action

Jiri Lehecka receives treatment on his foot – Getty Images/Shaun Botterill

02:38 PM BST

Latest scores

No 1 Court
Medvedev 6-4, 6-2

No 2 Court
Eubanks 3-6, 6-6 Tsitsipas

02:34 PM BST

Here we go!

Djokovic made Hurkacz wait a while but here come the players to resume their match.

Hurkacz gives a wave to the crowd and smiles as he soaks up the atmosphere. The fans have only seen 27mins of action so they will be hoping the Pole can sneak at least one set today.

02:22 PM BST

Next up on Centre…

… is the clash between Djokovic and Hurkacz.

Wimbledon officials will be relieved that the match is getting underway earlier than anticipated given the schedule issues the tournament has had.

It will take a monumental effort for Hurkacz to get back into this match. And I think Djokovic will be very keen to get this wrapped up as soon as possible.

02:14 PM BST

Very tough way to lose for Haddad Maia

Wimbledon 2023 live: Day eight scores and updates with Novak Djokovic in action

Beatriz Haddad Maia receives medical attention – Shutterstock/Neil Hall

Wimbledon 2023 live: Day eight scores and updates with Novak Djokovic in action

Beatriz Haddad Maia (L) hugs with Elena Rybakina (R) as she retires – Shutterstock/Neil Hall

02:07 PM BST

Haddad Maia retires

Haddad Maia retires injured. She’s in tears and distraught at having to withdraw after just 27mins.

After Rybakina held serve to love to lead 4-1, Haddad Maia appeared to get a signal to stop.

02:03 PM BST

Medical time out on Centre

We are under way on Centre Court between Elena Rybakina and Beatriz Haddad Maia.

But play has stopped after Haddad Maia pulled up with what looks like a back spasm. She’s left the court to receive treatment, leaving Rybakina practising serves.

After four minutes, the Brazilian returns but is not moving well at all. Could be a retirement here…

01:58 PM BST

‘ I didn’t throw the racket. I did slip’

By Jeremy Wilson on Court 2

Hard not to feel some sympathy for Mirra Andreeva after her thrilling bid to become the youngest Wimbledon quarter-finalist for 26 years ended in controversy and her storming off Court Two without shaking the umpire’s hand.

Having led by a set and a break at 4-1 against Madison Keys, Andreeva’s exceptional consistency with her groundstrokes went ragged and her hugely competitive on-court persona then drifted dangerously towards self-destruct.

She greeted the frustrating loss of the second set tie-break by throwing her racket – dart-like – along the side of the court towards her chair. Wimbledon are famously jumpy about any threat to their playing surface and, while the incident happened outside the tramlines, it still prompted a code violation and warning for unsportsmanlike conduct. This went unheeded and, with the score at deuce as Andreeva tried to hold serve to stay in the match at 5-2 down in the third set, she slipped on the baseline and flung her racket into the ground. Cue a point deduction that felt harsh but which was justifiable by the letter of the law.

Andreeva tried to protest her innocence in a lengthy exchange with the umpire, claiming unconvincingly that she lost control of the racket because of the slip rather than as a result of her frustration.  “I fell… it’s the wrong decision. I didn’t throw the racket. I did slip. I slid and then I fell,” she said.

Two things can be true at once however and, while she did slip, she did also appear to throw her racket into the ground. The perceived injustice was then compounded when, on match point, an overruled line call meant that she was forced into a second serve that Keys punished. Andreeva departed without shaking the umpire’s hand while Keys is into the quarter-finals for the first time in eight years.

Wimbledon 2023 live: Day eight scores and updates with Novak Djokovic in action

Mirra Andreeva was a frustrated figure during her defeat to Madison Keys – Getty Images/Clive Brunskill

01:53 PM BST

It’s warm day in SW19

Wimbledon 2023 live: Day eight scores and updates with Novak Djokovic in action

A woman sports a straw hat on the eighth day of the 2023 Wimbledon Championships – Getty Images/Adrian Dennis

Wimbledon 2023 live: Day eight scores and updates with Novak Djokovic in action

A spectator stays cool on Court 3 – PA/Steven Paston

Wimbledon 2023 live: Day eight scores and updates with Novak Djokovic in action

Spectators on the Hill – PA/Victoria Jones

01:43 PM BST

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01:32 PM BST

Day eight at Wimbledon

Hello and welcome to coverage from day eight of Wimbledon, where the sun is out and the competition is hotting up.

Before play was introduced on the middle Sunday, the second Monday at Wimbledon used to be known as Manic Monday with all the fourth-round matches taking place.

It will be less manic today but it won’t lack for drama and entertainment with seven matches scheduled, including the resumption of last night’s match between Novak Djokovic and Hubert Hurkacz. The Serbian leads 7-6 (6) 7-6 (6) as he looks to book his spot in the quarter-finals. The winner will face Russian seventh seed Andrey Rublev.

Hopes of a home singles Wimbledon champion ended at SW19 after no British players made it through to the last 16.

But Jamie Murray won both his men’s and mixed doubles matches on Sunday – with similar success for British pair Joe Salisbury and Heather Watson, who also made it through to the third round.

The match of the day is Matteo Berrettini, the 2021 finalist, against world number one Carlos Alcaraz.

“Playing against Carlos, it’s always been like a pleasure, a fight, a great fight,” Berrettini said. “I remember playing in Australia against him five sets. Three sets both times Vienna and Rio.

“We always give our best. He’s No. 1 right now, so he’s the best player in the world. It’s going to be a great challenge. But I’m so glad that I have this kind of, like, opportunity right now.

“I remember watching him play Roland Garros from my TVs. Now it’s going to be me against him. I’m really happy for that. I think this thing, yeah, is going to help me to go there and enjoy and find that extra energy that I was talking about.”

Elsewhere, defending champion Elena Rybakina opens play on Centre against Beatriz Haddad Maia and sixth seed Ons Jabeur faces Petra Kvitova.

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