Weekly Sports Roundup #22 (03/07/23)

Weekly Sports Roundup #22 (03/07/23)

Last week's roundups

Men's cricket - Ashes 2nd Test: England vs. Australia

  • Ben Stokes once again showcased his brilliance with a staggering century. However, England couldn't pull off a remarkable victory against Australia at Lord's, resulting in one of the most incredible and controversial finishes in the history of the game.
  • Despite Stokes' heroics, England, without their inspirational skipper, fell short and were bowled out for 327, handing Australia a 43-run victory and a 2-0 series lead.
  • The match witnessed a moment of controversy as Bairstow, thinking the ball was dead, wandered out of his ground when wicketkeeper Alex Carey under-armed the ball at the stumps. TV umpire Marais Erasmus ruled Bairstow out, leading to a shower of boos from the Lord's crowd. The Marylebone Cricket Club later issued an apology after some players were confronted by spectators in the Long Room.

This week's roundups

Tennis grand slam: 2023 Wimbledon Championships

  • Novak Djokovic is set to create more tennis history as he leads the star-studded lineup at Wimbledon. Meanwhile, Andy Murray aims to turn back the clock on the 10th anniversary of his first title.
  • With Rafael Nadal sidelined due to injury, Djokovic stands out as one of the few iconic names remaining in the tournament. However, notable former champions like Britain's Murray and the age-defying Venus Williams, 43, will also be present.
  • Spain's Carlos Alcaraz, the current men's world number one after his victory at Queen's last week, leads the next generation of ATP Tour stars who are eager to challenge Djokovic's dominance.
  • British men's number one, Cameron Norrie, seeks to replicate his stunning run to the semi-finals from last year, while Katie Boulter spearheads the home contingent in the women's singles following her impressive performance and career-high ranking this summer.
  • Unfortunately, Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from Wimbledon 2023 due to a wrist injury.

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