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Rafael Nadal vs Francisco Cerundolo LIVE: Wimbledon 2022 tennis updates today

Wimbledon 2022: Emma Raducanu wins Center Court debut as Andy Murray starts with victory

Follow all the action as Wimbledon continues with Rafael Nadal, Iga Swiatek and Serena Williams all in action on day two.

Today marks the return of Nadal, back for the first time since 2019 and fresh from opening up a lead in the race to finish with the most men’s grand slam titles with 22. That’s compared to defending champion Novak Djokovic, who has 20 titles, with the six-time champion up and running after swiftly moving into the second round with a hard-fought four-set win over Soonwoo Kwon. The other finalist from SW19 last year, Matteo Berrettini, is out of the tournament after testing positive for Covid.

The favorite in the women’s singles is World No 1 Swiatek and she opened up her championships on Center Court with a straight-sets victory over Jana Fett. There is more Wimbledon royalty in action on day two with Williams making her long-awaited return. The seven-time Wimbledon champion is back in singles action after cruelly being forced to retire from her first round match at SW19 last year and the 40-year-old, third up on Center Court, looks to ignite her comeback from a hamstring injury when she takes on Harmony Tan. Follow all the action from day two live, including the latest results, reaction and analysis from the All England Club

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Cerundolo* 4-6, 3-6, 1-2 Nadal

Another break point for Nadal after a terrific rally ends with the Argentina going long.

Nadal whips a forehand return back off Cerundolo’s serve goal his opponent pulls his shot wide of the sideline.

Nadal breaks in the third.

Michael JonesJune 28, 2022 5:28 p.m.

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Cerundolo 4-6, 3-6, 1-1 Nadal*

Nadal tidies up and holds his first service game of the third set.

Michael JonesJune 28, 2022 5:25 p.m.

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Cerundolo 4-6, 3-6, 1-0 Nadal*

Nadal is doing his utmost to keep the ball away from Cerundolo’s massive forehand. Cerundolo has a beltin’ backhand as well though and smokes it across court only for Nadal to get a spinning return over the net.

Cerundolo responds with a forehand towards the opposite corner but clips the net cord and the ball bounces back to his side of court. 30-15.

Michael JonesJune 28, 2022, 5:24 p.m.

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Cerundolo* 4-6, 3-6, 1-0 Nadal

Good hold from Cerundolo! He takes the first game after saving break point.

Michael JonesJune 28, 2022 5:21 p.m.

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Cerundolo* 4-6, 3-6, 0-0 Nadal

A loose shot from Cerundolo sees him knock the ball out of play and set Nadal up with an early break point.

The Spaniard doesn’t manage to take it as he finds the net with a low forehand. Back to sweet.

Michael JonesJune 28, 2022, 5:18 p.m.

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Cerundolo* 4-6, 3-6, 0-0 Nadal

Into the third set then with Nadal two sets up.

Cerundolo takes the first point before Nadal immediately responds. A huge hit from the Spaniard puts Cerundolo on the back foot but he manages to sweep a forehand back over the net just as Nadal slips and misses his return.

Michael JonesJune 28, 2022, 5:16 p.m.

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Cerundolo 4-6, 3-6 Nadal*

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Michael JonesJune 28, 2022, 5:11 p.m.

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Cerundolo 4-6, 3-6 Nadal*

Beautiful! Nadal serves out the set with a game to love and takes a two-nil lead in the match. Nadal has settled nicely into the match now and things will only get tougher for Francisco Cerundolo.

Michael JonesJune 28, 2022 5:09 p.m.

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Cerundolo* 4-6, 3-5 Nadal

Great hold! Cerundolo saves two set points before claiming the match thanks to a wayward shot from Nadal. The Spaniard will have the chance now to serve out the set.

Michael JonesJune 28, 2022, 5:06 p.m.

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Cerundolo* 4-6, 2-5 Nadal

A swish of the wrist from Nadal brings up set point with a cross court winner. 30-40.

Cerundolo peppers Nadal with some heavy hits from his forehand which comes to his rescue. He takes the next point as Nadal sends a defensive stroke over the back.

Michael JonesJune 28, 2022 5:03 p.m.

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