Day four scores and updates with Katie Boulter in action

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Katie Boulter is in second-round action on day four of Wimbledon – PA/Adam Dav

03:01 PM BST

Courtside on 12

I’ve made the dash over to Court 12 where Boulter is warming up against Tomova.

The grandstands are packed.

02:47 PM BST

A star of the future

02:40 PM BST

‘Won’t be an empty seat ‘ – Latest update from Fiona Tomas

Matteo Berrettini, the 2021 men’s finalist, is busily closing out a four-set win over countryman Lorenzo Sonego on Court 12. There’s a gigantic queue snaking all the way around the court where British number-one Katie Boulter is due on next against Viktoriya Tomova.

As the last Briton left in the women’s draw, it looks like there won’t be an empty seat in the house.

Wimbledon 2023 live: Day 4 scores and updates with Katie Boulter in action

Long queues for Court 12 – Telegraph

02:33 PM BST

First set Broady!

Big upset potentially on cards on Centre Court as Broady takes the opener 6-4. The crowd are responding to the energy and quality the wildcard is bringing to the match.

Ruud is a bit of a clay court specialist and has spoken of his dislike for grass but this would still be a major victory for the Briton.

02:25 PM BST

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02:23 PM BST

‘Krejcikova had totally lost her way’ – Latest update from Thom Gibbs

All over on court four, the tenth seed is out to a qualifier, Krejcikova retiring hurt after going 4-0 down in the second set.

The dreaded bageling looked highly possible, Krejcikova had totally lost her way. Not the way Andreeva would have chosen to win, but impressive all the same.

Wimbledon 2023 live: Day 4 scores and updates with Katie Boulter in action

Mirra Andreeva is into the third round on her Wimbledon debut – Getty Images/Sebastien Bozon

02:14 PM BST

Four games in a row for Broady

From 1-3 down to 5-3 ahead with a break, an excellent start on Centre Court for the British wildcard.

Wimbledon 2023 live: Day 4 scores and updates with Katie Boulter in action

Britain’s Liam Broady in action – Reuters/Hannah Mckay

02:08 PM BST

‘Andreeva is flying’ – Latest update from Thom Gibbs

Another Andreeva break straight away in the second set, she is 3-0 up and flying, finding a way to stay in the rallies and almost always emerging on top.

Mildest hint of rain in the air now. Krejcikova would probably welcome a break. Ice pack out for her ankle again now.

02:04 PM BST

Svitolina marches on

Former Wimbledon semi-finalist Elina Svitolina continued her excellent run in grand slams following her maternity break as the Ukrainian wildcard downed 28th seed Elise Mertens 6-1, 1-6, 6-1 to move into the third round.

Svitolina, who returned to the tour in April following the birth of her daughter in October 2022, reached the French Open quarter-finals last month and proved too good for five-time champion Venus Williams in her Wimbledon opener.

“I enjoy so much being on the court, getting this chance to play in front of an amazing crowd in such an amazing event,” Svitolina said.

“I’ll try to accept what’s coming my way though sometimes there can be tough days. I know my family is there supporting me and enjoying every single moment I get to play in such an amazing event.”

02:00 PM BST

‘Year of the veteran’ – Latest update from Simon Briggs

Could it be the year of the veteran at Wimbledon? In the men’s draw, perhaps. Novak Djokovic (36) is the runaway favourite.

Andy Murray (also 36) has started well. And now Stan Wawrinka (38) is into the third round after a four-set victory over 29th seed Tomas Martin Etcheverry.

Wawrinka plays Djokovic in the next round – a replay of the 2015 French Open and 2016 US Open finals. (Wawrinka won both of those despite trailing 20-6 overall.)

01:53 PM BST

World class shot from the Italian

01:49 PM BST

‘Fearless Andreeva’ – Latest update from Thom Gibbs

A break for Andreeva and no less than she deserves. She’s forced Krejcikova into some wild shots and has looked fearless every time she has come to the net, hitting a couple of stunning passes.

A few here wearing Czech football shirts supporting Krejcikova. They’ve gone a bit quiet.

01:43 PM BST

Choinski’s Wimbledon run ended

Hubert Hurkacz showed no mercy to his former doubles partner Jan Choinski as he sent the Briton packing in the second round at Wimbledon.

German-born Choinski, the son of an English ballet dancer, partnered with the 17th seed up until 2016, but could not match him on Court 18 as Hurkacz won 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (3).

Defeat brings to an end Choinski’s first appearance in SW19 having been given a wild card, leaving just four Britons remaining in the draw.

Wimbledon 2023 live: Day 4 scores and updates with Katie Boulter in action

Jan Choinski is out of Wimbledon – Telegraph/Heathcliff O’Malley

01:29 PM BST

‘People were yelling at each other’ – Latest update from Simon Briggs

Something seems to have gone wrong with the human traffic flow around Wimbledon today. There are some quite frightening overcrowding at the south end of the site.

I tried to get down to No2 Court to see what the reception would be for the Russia-on-Russia clash between Rublev and Karatsev, and it must have taken me 15 minutes to go 80 metres. This was supposed to be a thoroughfare.

People were yelling at each other, trying to work out why it was so rammed, and why the crush kept on going for so long. But none of us were any the wiser when we finally emerged, feeling slightly panicky.

Wimbledon 2023 live: Day 4 scores and updates with Katie Boulter in action

Busy day on the grounds – PA/Adam Davy

01:20 PM BST

Thursday order of play

CENTRE COURT (1.30pm)

Liam Broady (Britain) v 4-Casper Ruud (Norway)

Alize Cornet (France) v 3-Elena Rybakina (Kazakhstan)

Andy Murray (Britain) v 5-Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece)

COURT ONE (1pm)

19-Alexander Zverev (Germany) v Gijs Brouwer (Netherlands)

Sloane Stephens (U.S.) v 20-Donna Vekic (Croatia)

4-Jessica Pegula (U.S.) v Cristina Bucsa (Spain)

Find out the rest of the schedule here.

01:14 PM BST

‘Some fancy an upset’ – Latest update from Thom Gibbs

They’re packed in tight on Court 4 for the tenth seed Barbora Krejcikova against Russia qualifier Mirra Andreeva. Clearly some fancy an upset.

Andreeva, only 16, has knocked off some impressive names early in her career. This would be quite the feather in her cap. It’s actually more of a visor.

Wimbledon 2023 live: Day 4 scores and updates with Katie Boulter in action

Mirra Andreeva is in action on Court 4 – Getty Images/Clive Brunskill

01:04 PM BST

Ready for more tennis?

Hello and welcome to day four of Wimbledon!

After a wild Wednesday, featuring two protests, rain and 87 matches scheduled, the event will be hoping for a more mundane day at SW19. Our focus will be on British No 1 Katie Boulter, who will be in action on court 12 against Bulgaria’s Viktoriya Tomova. Boulter looked in good form against Daria Saville yesterday and is feeling confident going into today’s match.

“It’s going to be a battle,” she said. “It’s going to be a tough match. No match here is going to be easy.

“You can look on paper and say whatever you want, but at the end of the day I’m going to have to bring some game and work hard. I think I’m looking forward to it already, so yeah.”

Elsewhere, Liam Broady gets the honour of opening play on Centre Court against fourth seed Casper Ruud.

“Look, everybody wants to play Centre Court at Wimbledon,” he said. “That’s just what it is. It’s like playing a Champions League final. It’s just what you want to do.

“I’d happily play him on Court 12 out in the bullpen, on the outside of Centre Court as well. I’m not sure we’d have enough room on those back courts. It would probably be quite good.

“I’m playing the number four in the world second round of Wimbledon. I’ll play him back up in Stockport if I have to. I don’t mind.”

There are 17 first-round matches across both the men’s and women’s draw still to be completed going into the fourth day of the tournament – when all second-round matches are usually completed.

That backlog is going to take a couple of days to clear and with the threat of more rain to come at the weekend, tournament officials will be wary of more scheduling headaches.

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