Wimbledon 2021 LIVE RESULTS: Djokovic BROKEN by Brit Draper in stunning start – TV channel, stream FREE, start times

WIMBLEDON is finally here!

The 2020 edition was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic but we're back in action at the All England Club this year.

And what an opening day we have in store today, with champ Novak Djokovic facing Brit youngster Jack Draper, 19.

Plus Andy Murray – who last played singles at SW19 in 2017 – gets hiscampaign underway against No 24 seed Nikoloz Basilashvili.

  • Start time: Djokovic 1.30pm, Murray 5pm
  • TV/ live stream: BBC / BBC iPlayer/ BBC website

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  • Craig Mahood

    WORTH A SEAT

    Draper with a 3-2 lead in the first set and his serve to come next.

    A great start from the youngster.

     

  • Craig Mahood

    BREAK!

    The British youngster breaks Djokovic's serve in the third game!

    He has a 2-1 lead with serve next.

    Hopefully he can kick on from here!

    Britain's Jack Draper
  • Craig Mahood

    SCENES OUTSIDE

    Some more famous faces arriving at Wimbledon as day one now well underway.

    Kimberley Garner
    Raye
    Anais Gallagher
  • Craig Mahood

    POINT ONE FOR DRAPER

    The youngster will feel good after notching the first point of the championships on his serve.

    Djokovic with a love-hold to open the match.

  • Craig Mahood

    READY, PLAY!

    Novak Djokovic begins the defence of his Wimbledon crown against Jack Draper.

  • Craig Mahood

    THE WALK OUT

    The players are done their warm-ups and today's centre court action is ready to begin!

  • Craig Mahood

    COME ON, KID!

    Huge good luck to Jack Draper as the young Brit walks out onto centre court.

    There could be no more daunting opening match, so enjoy it!

    Britain's Jack Draper
  • Craig Mahood

    BECKS FACTOR

    Romeo Beckham makes his way inside the arena.

    The players go through their warm-ups.

  • Craig Mahood

    WHAT AN APPLAUSE

    Wow what a noise inside centre court and the players aren't out yet!

    A special thank you for the special guests in the royal box, including some of those involved in developing the vaccines.

    A good minute of applause and cheers inside the court. What a moment!

    Emotional stuff, incredible.

  • Craig Mahood

    CENTRE COURT BEGINNING

    Britain's Jack Draper takes his walk down the famous stairs inside centre court.

    His match with Novak Djokovic is moments away….

  • Craig Mahood

    FAMOUS FACE

    Singer Anne Marie has arrived ahead of day one.

    Not sure if she is here with FRIENDS but that outfit is PERFECT TO ME and it's been WAY TOO LONG waiting to see the championships*.

    Anne Marie at Wimbledon

    *Disclaimer – use of a famous search engine told me these were her songs.

  • Craig Mahood

    WHO IS NEXT?

    We have been blessed in the modern era.

    Can anyone else come through and add their names to this famous trophy?

  • Craig Mahood

    COURT ONE SCENES

    WE. ARE. BACK.

    Players on a Wimbledon court
  • Craig Mahood

    ELSEWHERE

    It doesn't look like play will be on the way any time soon elsewhere!

    Raiin continues to fall
    Covers on the outside courts
  • Craig Mahood

    715 DAYS LATER….

    After so long, we have players on a Wimbledon court ready to start!

    Court No1 will host Monica Niculescu v Aryna Sabalenka which will get underway shortly.

     

  • Craig Mahood

    POURING IN

    Spectators continue to pile into Wimbledon ahead of day one.

    In the next stage of the government's pilot events, capacity is limited to 50%.

    Crowds will increase to 100% for the finals weekend.

    Crowds pile in for Wimbledon day one
    Umbrellas on show
  • Craig Mahood

    DJOK PREP

    Defending men's champion Novak Djokovic kicks off the centre court action against British youngster Jack Draper.

    The number one seed was out a short time ago going through his final prep work ahead of play starting around 1.30.

    He doesn't look too unfazed you'd say.

    Djokivic in the practice courts
    He seems quite relaxed
  • Craig Mahood

    MURRAY SNUBBED

    BY Tom Barclay

    Jamie Murray claims his Olympics snub feels like “a rejection”.

    The Scot, 35, has won seven Grand Slam titles in the men’s and mixed doubles and has competed at the last three Games.

    But he did not make the cut for Tokyo, as younger brother Andy Murray teams up with Joe Salisbury in the men’s doubles.

    Dan Evans and Neal Skupski will also head to next month's Games, with Jo Konta and Heather Watson completing the six-person Team GB contingent.

    To not be selected as part of the team feels like a rejection and you feel slighted by it.
    To not make one of the top four spots for the doubles team is obviously hard, especially after the career I've had.
    The selectors obviously felt there was better teams to go with. I don't necessarily agree with that but that's just the way it is. You just have to live with that.

    Jamie Murray

  • Craig Mahood

    SETTING THE SCENE

    Supporters back at sporting events is something we have to be pleased to see.

    Sitting in a rain-soaked stand, with umbrellas for shelter watching an empty court – not so much!

    The covers are on on day one
    Punters in No2 court getting shelter from the rain
  • Craig Mahood

    NO.1 COURT

    While the first action is likely to commence of Court 1.

    Monica Niculescu v Aryna Sabalenka (2)

    Stefanos Tsitsipas (3) v Frances Tiafoe

    Iga Swiatek (7) v Su-Wei Hsieh

     

  • Craig Mahood

    ORDER OF PLAY

    We will at least have some action today on centre court and Court One.

    Here is the centre court order, with play set to get underway at 1.30.

    Novak Djokivic (1) v Jack Draper

    Sloane Stephens v Petra Kvitova (10)

    Andy Murray v Nikoloz Basilashvili (24)

  • Craig Mahood

    AAAAAND, ANTI-CLIMAX

    But action hasn't yet started on the famous Wimbledon courts.

    Absolutely typical of the British weather, a RAIN DELAY has kicked off day one.

    The fans have arrived in their numbers and wander round the outside courts hoping to spot some of today's stars.

    Wimbledon courts on day one
    Crowds walk around the grounds during a rain delay on day one (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
  • Craig Mahood

    WIMBLEDON FORTNIGHT

    Good afternoon tennis fans, what a treat we have in store.

    Wimbledon is BACK after a year off and most of the big guns are here and ready for another Grand Slam journey.

    Last year's cancellation while gripped in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic was a disappointment for the sport.

    And while we aren't quite out the other end, we do have a tournament.

    Added to that, we will also have supporters in attendance too.

    Scotland's Andy Murray is in action on day one on centre court, a little bit later on this afternoon.

    But huge disappointment in the woman's draw for British fans as Jo Konta is OUT of Wimbledon after coming into contact with a positive Covid-19 case.

    The British No1 is now required to self-isolate for ten days.

    A tournament statement confirmed: “The Referee’s Office has advised that Johanna Konta (GBR) has been withdrawn from the Ladies' Singles Draw, having been classified as a close contact of a positive test for COVID-19.

    “In line with government legislation, Konta is required to spend ten days in self isolation.”

    Typically, there has been such a buzz to get some action at SW19 underway and we are yet to see a ball being struck – more on that shortly.

    But it is here, it is on and it's sure to be a cracking fortnight of action.

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