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his alter ego Spider-Man return to the cinema this evening. We will get


the latest in The Film Review with Mark Kermode at 8:45pm. Now it is


time for Sportsday. Hello and welcome to


Wimbledon Sportsday. Andy Murray serves up the main


course on Centre Court. He's in third round


action against Italy's British number one


Johanna Konta is through. She stormed past


Maria Sakkari from Greece. But Heather Watson came


undone against the former who's powering back from


the birth of her first child. Also in the programme, we'll head


to Lords for the latest on day two of England's first test


against South Africa. Coming up, the latest from Auckland,


New Zealand ahead of the series decider between the British and


Irish Lions and the All Blacks. Absolutely scorching day was again


at S W 19. And the hill behind me absolutely packed. You cannot see a


blade of grass. It looks like a festival out there. That is because


defending champion and world number one Andy Murray is the final match


on Centre Court. And what better way to spend


a friday evening than with a picnic and glass of something fizzy


with a spot of Murray Sadly no picnic or cold drink for


us. I only came here for my drink! Thank you so much for joining us.


Let's go straight over to Centre Court. Andy Murray has just got his


third-round match against Fabio Fognini underway. On serve at the


moment. Fabio Fognini is a tasty prospect. He has beaten Andy Murray


in straight sets on clay in Rome. On grass, it is very different. It will


be interesting to see how Fabio Fognini goes about this. You can't


take your eyes off him. We don't know what he's going to do next. You


can come to the net, he can attack, he plays big shots from the back. He


is unpredictable, emotionally, when he plays. If you can stick with him,


he can have a bit of a flare-up. Andy Murray has had to get his


emotions in check over the years. If you're looking at them, is it the


same personality but Andy Murray has managed to master his? Yes,


especially at Centre court on grass, he's very at home there, now. I


think he will get the better of his opponent but he will have a very


tough match. Five sets, do you think? I think, four sets. How do


you think Murray has been moving? We have been talking about this. Andy


Murray has been talking about having ice bath after ice bath. What do you


think of his movement? It has been brilliant, to be honest. Just


watching him walk. Everyone says, your hip is hurting? And he says,


no, I walk like that. It is on serve in the first set for Andy Murray in


this third round match against Fabio Fognini of Italy. We will keep you


updated on how this is going throughout the programme. We will be


dipping in and out to make sure that the world number one and defending


champion is following the script. And getting through to the fourth


round for the tenth straight year. The other British number one


Johanna Konta is safely through - no real trouble for her


against the world number 101 Believe it or not this is uncharted


territory for Johanna Konta. Her first time in the third round at


Wimbledon. With Heather Watson out, shouldering the burden of success


for British women's tennis. She has been as far as the semifinals of the


brilliant open so the big tournament experience is there. Number one


Court was quick to fill up and there was no sign of any early doubts


against Maria Sakkari. Professor would play a crucial role she is to


go bar on adopted home soil. No problems on that front in the first


set, six service games and the world number 101 was unable to make an


impression. If Johanna Konta felt pressure it was not obvious. A yelp


from Johanna Konta. First set to the British number one. The second set


began like the first, with a break of serve. Another shriek from


Johanna Konta. She's in control now. She will face tricky opponents than


the Greek number one, but she went about her business with a bit of


style, powering into a 4-0 lead, and dropping just one more game on her


way to victory. Jo Konta, three down, four to go. Jo Konta into the


second week at Wimbledon for the first time and doing our best to


shrug of the tag your favourite. Everyone is a potential winner here.


I am the FCB hopefully involved until the very end but one match at


a time, I'm happy to have come through today and I definitely have


another battle coming up next. Caroline Garcia is up next on the


board as she is towards the quarterfinals but some at the


All-England Club would put their shirt on her going all the way. Jo


Konta not fully tested today. Contrast that with her last match


which was three intense sets. How easy is it to come off the back of


that and play something easier? You can trip up playing matches like


that where you're meant to win and win easily. After a terrific match,


she was very professional, head down, got on with it. It was a


sticky first set but she got the break and kept nudging ahead and


break away and the second. She is the bookies favourite for the title.


What do you make of that? I hope that nobody has told her that. I


hope that she is not reading the papers or listening to us, she has


just got to stay in her bubble and keep going. That is what she is good


at. One point at that time, then think about anything else but the


process. Would you say she is favourite? Venus Williams, obviously


because she has won the grand slams, she's the only one left, who has.


And not many people can win at Roland Garros and Wimbledon. That is


very difficult to do, but Svitolina, I think. Thank you, for sharing your


expertise with us. Go and get that refreshing cold drink. We all need


it this evening. So we had one Brit through


in the women's draw - but I'm afraid Johanna Konta is out


on her own now because Heather Watson lost to the former world


number one Victoria Azarenka, who was making her Grand Slam return


after having a baby in December. Take your seats early. It has been


20 years since four British players were in the third round of


Wimbledon. Heather Watson's task was perhaps the toughest of all against


the former world number one and grand slam winner Victoria Azarenka.


A matchup between a woman with injury problems and a woman who only


gave birth in December it was the former who began better. That is not


a bad start. Despite Victoria Azarenka feeling her way into the


match, the British player was better in the first set and took it, 6-4.


That is one very happy player, and one very happy man, too. But the


match took a more serious tone as the Russian, twice a semifinalist


here, got into her groove and put the home crowd on H. The support was


still there, though. Come on! Only at Wimbledon. Very British. But


Victoria Azarenka dominated a second set of only seven games. It went to


a decider. Those two masters of their sport know about raising


performance when it matters most, but it was Azerenko who took the


crucial seventh game which lasted 11 minutes and taking control of the


match, and Watson, who threw everything she had at this one, but


she could not quite do it. Game, set and match, Azerenko. I feel like she


played really inspired here. She started well. I thought that she had


me on the back foot but I am happy that I stayed tough in the important


moment. Not to be for Heather Watson, but if she continues to play


like this, the third round of Wimbledon will be the bare minimum


she can achieve. Heather Watson got her revenge this evening. She beat


Victoria Azarenka in the mixed doubles. The score, 6-3, 6-4. So


Heather Watson did get a victory against the former world number one,


in the end. Back to the singles. So Konta through, Watson out -


and in one of the first matches of the day we lost another Brit too


- Aljaz Bedene had battled his way to the third round -


only to come up against 16th seed Giles Muller, who beat


him in straight sets. He departs a place that feels more


like. Defeat for Aljaz Bedene, but this week he has one more admirers.


Born in Slovenia and chasing a Davis Cup place for Britain. They could


use him. That is a terrific passing shot. But in Giles Muller, he faced


a man at home on grass already. The 16th seed has the skill and size for


the surface and a first set tie-break, he found the edge. He has


got it, ruthless efficiency from Giles Muller. The best back-up the


lead by applying the pressure. Muller must now winding up towards


the wind. With pressure comes precision, pinpoint serves.


Unplayable. The British player was in touch in all three sets, but in


the end he was at Ft. Bedene will be back with more fans behind him, and


more at home. Gilles Muller has a tough


task in the next round. The fourth seed continued


his serene progress He beat Russia's Karen Khachanov


in straight sets on Centre Court and has yet to drop a set


at the tournament this year. He didn't drop one in winning


the French Open either! Rafa Nadal looking to be on


imperious form. Japan's ninth seed Kei Nishikori


will not be coming back Never past the fourth round here,


he lost in four sets One base were used to seeing in the


second week is Venus Williams, the tenth seed a stake in the first set


on a tie-break against Naomi Osaka on Court number one. Williams is


serving for the match right now. Simona Halep is also


into the last 16. But the second seed was made to work


hard by Shuai Peng of China, And the fourth seed Elina Svitolina


will join her in round four. The Ukrainian beat Canada's Carina


Witthoeft 6-1, 7-5. That is Jo Durie's picked the title.


Some news of the court now. Some news off court now


and the All-England Club have responded to criticisms


of the Court 18 surface. Yesterday France's Kristina


Mladenovic twisted an ankle during her second-round


defeat by Alison Riske. Afterwards she complained


about a "damaged" court and said poor surfaces are the talk


of the locker room. But officials said earlier


they were "playable as per normal". Bethanie Mattek-Sands has thanked


people for their messages of support since she picked up a knee injury


during her singles match The American has had scans


on the injury today. She was favourite to add a Wimbledon


doubles title to her US, Australian and French Open victories


with partner Lucie Safarova. Let's have a look at some


of the day's other sport now and England's cricketers


were all out for 458 in their first innings on day two of the first test


against South Africa, Olly Foster is at Lords


for us this evening. Bring us right up then, Ollie. It is


blisteringly hot here, as well. We are not too far away from you. Both


teams at the work are of order runs and wickets. Probably honours even


on the second day of the first test. 300 runs, ten wickets, but England


still have the edge, with a healthy first-innings lead thanks to Joe


Root's incredible knock of 190. He will feel that it could have been a


little bit more. Day one was good, day two, the


opportunity was there again for Joe Root as well as the expectation that


he could pick up where he left off. Really excited that Joe Root could


get his double century. Can't wait. Come on, Joe. Oh, no, Joe. He felt


then that runs shy of the doubleton. This was the first of three no balls


from Morne Morkel. The next English batsman went in the next over with


Lisa Rabada getting his reward. Moeen Ali's hopes of the century


going the same way as his bails. The England tail was enjoying itself.


Stuart Broad with back-to-back sixes to reach 50 before England were


bowled out for 458. His batting must have impressed the new man in


charge. It was Stuart Broad who gave England a breakthrough after lunch


with former skipper Alastair Cook taking the catch. Heat and


hospitality took hold in the sands. Dean Elliott, the stand-in captain,


standing firm. He brought up his 50. In the field, Joe Root will earn his


crust breaking partnerships. How about giving Moeen Ali the the ball?


He did for Hashim Amla and Dean Elgar. Stuart Broad piston with


another wicket. Another danger man, JP Duminy. More joy in the middle.


Sweet dreams in the stands. -- Stuart broad pitched in. It was the


stuff of nightmares for the South African fans. Talking about breaking


partnerships for the fifth wicket, and it was Bavuma standing there on


48, but McVitie was out for 48, as well. South Africa 214-5. England


without healthy first-innings lead, 244. They resume on the third day


tomorrow. Thank you very much for now.


Tomorrow morning the British and Irish Lions take


on the All Blacks in the third and deciding Test in Auckland.


After coming from behind to level the series last weekend,


Warren Gatland's side are looking for a first series win


The hosts though, haven't been beaten at Eden Park for 23 years.


Katie Gornall has a bird's eye view for us.


What Mac to the top of the sky Tower in Auckland, New Zealand, the city


that is gearing up for one of the biggest matches in Rugby Union


history. Against the odds, the British and Irish Lions are forced a


series decider against the mighty all Blacks. Do they have one final


draw left in them? Were strapped in and ready to go. Here is the story


of the series so far. The message to the players before we


left the UK and Ireland was to come out to New Zealand to play the All


Blacks, you have to be bold and take risks. It is about manning up and


putting everything on the line. It is that situation, isn't it? It is


do or die. We have said it before. Now we have got to hit Auckland and


be on age. I didn't celebrate when the final whistle went. I just


thought, we are even, now, they won the first half, we won the second


half and we have one more half of rugby. I will just concentrate on my


own game and going out and doing what we have been doing. It is


potentially one hell of a Test match. You have got a great view of


Eden Park from here. That is a place that teams normally go to lose, but


if the British and Irish Lions can win on Saturday it will be the first


series victory in New Zealand since 1971. Warren Gatland has spoken


about this as their chance to leave a legacy. The players know what is


at stake. I have been talking to tour captain Sam Warburton at the


team hotel. The last automatic gears in the back of my mind, I have set


my sights on this tour, I wanted to be the test team playing in the last


game, and I think things happen for a reason but I was delighted when I


heard my name read out for the third test, to have the chance to finish a


Test series and potentially to win it. It feels like all those years of


sacrifice over the past four years, all the little things I have done,


have all come to this moment. Warren Gatland spoke about players having


the opportunity to leave a legacy. We had a Welsh captain in 1971 when


did Lions last won a series in New Zealand. What would it mean to you


if you were the Welsh captain who led the Lions to a series win here


in New Zealand? If I go somewhere and somebody says, Sam Warburton,


Lions winning captain, that still doesn't write, doesn't sound right


to me, it still has not sunk in. Even now you think, I am just Sam,


who plays for Cardiff or whatever. All of the guys I exactly the same.


You realise that all of the players are normal guys, we just play rugby.


People think it is strange when they meet them. What they do is unusual,


but as people, we are completely normal people. That is a nice thing


about rugby. All the guys are extremely down to earth and rounded.


There has been a huge reaction among the fans back home to that winning


Wellington. You didn't celebrate at the final whistle. Why was that? I


think, if you celebrate, it shows your inferiority if you celebrate


one win in however long. You are then admitting that it is such a big


scalp that it is worth celebrating. You have got to expect to win those


games, when you are at the top level. I will celebrate if we win


the series, I will not play it cool, then, but that is what it is all


about how this level, winning the Test series. That is all I have


cared about since we got together, as a group.


This is where it will be decided on Saturday, Eden Park. Not many people


expected the Lions to keep the series alive, but there is


confidence coming out of their camp. Warren Gatland has named an


unchanged 23. The All Blacks of May three changes to their side. Jordan


Bowery to make his first start for New Zealand. The 20-year-old starts


at full-back. Beauden Barrett and Scott Barrett are at fly half and on


the bench. -- Jordan Barrett. And Julian Savea returns on the wing.


There is going to be a big occasion for New Zealand captain Kieran Read,


winning his 100th cap on Saturday. Let's hear from another All Blacks


legend, a two time water one. It has been some amazing rugby on this


tour, and it is all coming down to the one game. They have only come


here once in 12 years and Kieran Read will be playing his 100th Test


match. I would expect the boys to lift their performance for him, as


well. It was only just a week ago that a New Zealand newspaper mopped


up a picture of Warren Gatland as a clown. They are winning Wellington


has changed the complexion of this third and final test. Now, arguably,


the pressure seems to be more New Zealand. The Lions will be expecting


a backlash. The question is, just how brutal will it be? We are about


to find out. Just a quick update. Andy Murray has taken the first set


against Fabio Fognini on Centre Court, 6-2. We'll be back for


another update later the programme. Chris Froome still holds


the leader's yellow jersey after the seventh stage


of the Tour de France. It was another fairly


flat course today so one for the sprinters again,


and, after more than 200 kilometres, it all came down to the tiniest


of margins at the finish. Marcel Kittel - in blue -


just sneaking his second consecutive stage win from Edvald


Boasson Hagen on the line. Chris Froome, though,


maintains his lead. Lewis Hamilton was fastest


in the second practice session ahead of title rival


Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari. Hamilton's Mercedes team-mate


Valtteri Bottas was third fastest. Lewis Hamilton is dominating


proceedings in Austria head of this weekend was my chrome free. On the


track he was fastest in both the opening practice sessions on Friday,


Albion only one tenth of a second faster than Sebastian Vettel. Off


the track he's been at the epicentre of a media storm concerning the


collision he had the Sebastian Vettel in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix


two weeks ago. Sebastian Vettel were summoned to the FIA headquarters in


Paris on Monday. Since then he has been forced to give a public apology


to Hamilton. Hamilton not only has the pace advantage, he also has a


psychological advantage over Sebastian Vettel which leaves him in


good stead ahead of the race on Sunday.


Tennis might have been played at Wimbledon for well


over a hundred years - but that doesn't mean


the Championships don't move with the times.


And with us all now getting our information


from our computers and smartphones, Emma Jones has been finding out


is being shared instantly around the world.


Wimbledon has been part of the sporting calendar for 140 years.


Plus plenty of the old traditions remain, the champions --


Championships are keen to keep up with innovation. Below the famous


course that was a basement full of computers and gadgets which lets


tennis fans discover instantly what they want to know about the


championships. We will push out hundreds of thousands of scores


every minute around the world to all of the devices around the world. We


can provide scores to Sydney in a couple of seconds. People want


access to information now, that is personalised to them, so the app and


the website is designed to depersonalise. If you're interested


in players from Ukraine, or the ladies singles, we can push that


content to you so that it becomes what you want, when you want it. In


this modern world, everything we see on these big screens ends up on this


little one. Of course, BBC sport has an excellent app but there is one


for the Wimbledon Championships as well, with all sorts of information


about what is happening here in NSW 19. As well as an app, there's a


chance to interact with fans around the world on Facebook and Twitter.


Wimbledon might be famous for us, but the aim is to use the latest


technology to share it with the global audience. Wimbledon has been


progressive in recognising the power of social media, in terms of future


proofing this event. It is really important we look after the core


audiences, but also try to reach new ones and that involves different


platforms but also different ways of creating content and showing that,


yes, we are a traditional event, but we can be progressive and have a bit


of fun at the same time as well. Whatever changes are made here at


Wimbledon, some things will always remain the same. Let's head back


over to Centre Court and find out how Andy Murray is putting on


against Italy's Fabio Fognini. He took the first set 6-2. Andy Murray,


the defending champion and world number one has been broken in the


first game of the second set. So he has got more work to do if he's


going to make it through to the second week for the tenth straight


year. You can follow that one across the BBC.


There are always some famous faces at Wimbledon and, of course,


a strict dress code Today we were treated to a combination


of the two - as Masters champion Sergio Garcia turned up


He was on Centre Court with his fiancee watching his good


You know what? Even if he was wearing swimming trunks under that,


the fashion police would not get away with throwing him out, wearing


a green jacket as well. That's all for now. Why not go off and get a


cold drink and settle down to watch Andy Murray and enjoy your Friday


night. Thank you for watching. Goodbye.


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