(VIDEO) The best match point ever from Lloyd Harris headlines Daily Dose of Social Media

Tuesday, 02 July 2024 at 09:06
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With Day One of Wimbledon in the books, our Daily Dose of Social Media takes a look back at some of the moments you may have missed from the opening day from around the courts at SW19.
From social media, it includes some match action and some fun moments you may have missed from Wimbledon including utter brilliance from Lloyd Harris, heartache for Aryna Sabalenka and Victoria Azarenka, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic updates.

Harris produces best match point ever

No matter what happens over the next fortnight at the Championships, Lloyd Harris will take Play of the Tournament by a mile. He produced what could be described as the best match point ever as he scrambled all around Court No.9 before producing the impossible.
He produced a stunning winner that left the crowd roaring and his opponent Alex Michelsen utterly speechless. As he was running back, he flung the racquet without looking back in a point that needs to be seen to be believed.

Marta Kostyuk takes outfit of the tournament

Marta Kostyuk took the all white rules at Wimbledon to evoke her own meaning with a special design from Wilson providing an iconic result.
Kostyuk who won through earlier today at Wimbledon in one of the first matches of the day wore a number that was later confirmed to be inspired by her wedding dress.
She got married last year and it is certainly one of the best designs in terms of thought process and execution so far. Kostyuk was a history maker really by having the first head to toe deal with Wilson and it has produced more often than not some of the best designs on the tour. With her draw now opening up, she will get more air time with it going forward in the tournament.

Murray set to make decision on Tuesday morning as training continues

Andy Murray will make a decision on Tuesday morning when it comes to playing. He is currently pencilled into the schedule on Centre Court last up to try and give him as much time.
Also it will help in giving as much time to get a replacement match if he decides against playing. He has a spinal cyst and very much is only trying to play due to it being his final Wimbledon.
He practiced with a familiar face earlier today in Kyle Edmund winning the practice set. He was videoed as ever at Aorangi Park with the spotlight heightened on the will he wont he pantomime element of his decision whether or not to play.

Djokovic begins countdown to Wimbledon return

Andy Murray even trying to play Wimbledon is superhuman no mind Novak Djokovic who had a meniscus tear a matter of weeks ago and is already back in action tomorrow.
Djokovic was mooted like Murray to be out for Wimbledon. But he has defied all expectations and he posted a final update this evening ahead of his match tomorrow.
He faces Vit Kopriva second up tomorrow on Centre Court with the hope to level up Roger Federer's eight titles at Wimbledon.

Keys hits harder than Alcaraz during Wimbledon openers

Madison Keys defeated Martina Trevisan 6-4, 7-6 to reach the second round at Wimbledon where she will face off against Yafan Wang. But she hit harder than Alcaraz in their respective opening matches.
Alcaraz had a forehand topspin speed of 76 with a backhand of 68. While Keys had 78 and 76 respectively in the same metric.
Of course it is slightly misleading with Keys having more of a power based game than Alcaraz. But also shows the sheer force that the American hits her shots with.

Sinner returns to site of superb Gucci bag that stole the show

Jannik Sinner won through his opener this evening at the 2024 Wimbledon Championships and returned to the site of the Gucci bag that stole the show last year.
Sinner walked on court with the same bag as he had at Roland Garros and a year on from when his role with Gucci was confirmed when he walked onto court with his superb bag.
Makes a change from a usual Wilson or Babolat bag, that is for sure and as ever, it shows the great taste of Sinner.

Aryna Sabalenka and Victoria Azarenka blow section of women's draw wide open

Aryna Sabalenka and Victoria Azarenka both had to withdraw from Wimbledon with shoulder injuries earlier today and were big casualties from the tournament before play began today.
Sabalenka has a shoulder injury which affects her only at certain points but in particular when she tries to serve.
"Heartbroken to have to tell you all that I won鈥檛 be able to play The Championships this year. I tried everything to get myself ready but unfortunately my shoulder is not cooperating. I pushed myself to the limit in practice today to try my best, but my team explained that playing would only make things much worse. This tournament means so much to me and I promise I鈥檒l be back stronger than ever next year," wrote Sabalenka.
While Azarenka reached the semi-finals in Berlin only to now have to withdraw due to a shoulder problem also in an unfortunate end for both players.
"I am beyond devastated right now, but I wanted to inform you all that I'm unable to play in the Championships this year. I sustained a shoulder injury that has progressively gotten worse. I was doing everything in my power to be ready to compete. But unfortunately my body says otherwise. After consulting my medical staff, this is the best decision for my health as much as it hurts to not be able to walk on the court."

Bellucci hits shot of the day against Shelton

Mattia Bellucci is playing his main draw debut at Wimbledon. Albeit he will have to return tomorrow instead of playing out his tie against Ben Shelton.
But he certainly left with some plaudits against the American as he produced the shot of the day. A wonderful front facing tweener passing shot.
That completes the Daily Dose of Social Media with one of the best shots from the opening day of Wimbledon to complete it.

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