Early setback for Broady as he drops serve to fall 4-2 and Alex De Minaur consolidates the break to lead 5-2.
Broady is not playing too badly, he’s just up against a player, nicknamed the ‘Speed Demon’, who is adept at getting so many balls back in play.
We’re under way on Court 1
Broady holds in his opening service game to make a good start. But De Minaur holds to lead 2-1.
Slowly filling up on Court 1. A lot of empty seat again unfortunately.
Welcome to further coverage from Wimbledon with Liam Broady, Coco Gauff and Nick Kyrgios in action.
Broady is lost 11 games in a row during his second-round tie against 12th seed Diego Schwartzman and looked on course to be the latest home player to exit the Championships after Murray and Raducanu’s shock defeats on Wednesday.
But the world number 132 fought back to stun the Argentine in five sets in three hours and 47 minutes.
“I think it kind of played on my mind a little bit yesterday,” the 28-year-old explained. “I saw some of the things online about Emma and Andy’s results.
“At the end of the day tennis is a lottery. That’s why people watch it. It’s never a guarantee as to who’s going to win. Those guys both came out against in-form players and sadly didn’t get the job done.
“But I kind of wanted to get a little result for the British players myself to give us something to hold on to.”
Victory for Broady sent him through to the third round at a major for the first time, having previously lost on two occasions in round two at Wimbledon.
In a normal year he would have earned 90 ranking points so far and would be on the verge of breaking into the top-100, but after Wimbledon decided to ban Russian and Belarussian players due to the invasion of Ukraine, the ATP stripped points from this tournament.
Broady laughed off any frustration, adding: “That would be, I think, my highest jump in points score.
“I’m losing 45 points from last year, so I think I’ll probably drop back now to 150!
“But I’m just grateful to have made the third round of Wimbledon, to be honest. I’d play Wimbledon for no points and no prize money.”
Also in action on Court 1 is Kyrgios, who faces Stefanos Tsitsipas in what should be a very entertaining clash.
And we’ll also have game-by-game coverage of Rafael Nadal vs Lorenzo Sonego.