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COURT REPORT: Emma Raducanu is an inspiration, Frances Tiafoe shows Nick Kyrgios how to treat Wimbledon officials, Roger Federer is serenaded by fans and Novak Djokovic receives rare good Covid news from Australia

  • One of Britain’s best up and coming tennis talents spoke about Emma Raducanu 
  • Frances Tiafoe departed Wimbledon in style — Nick Kyrgios could learn from him
  • Roger Federer thrilled tennis fans and there was Covid news for Novak Djokovic
  • Follow Sportsmail’s live coverage from SW19 for all the latest news and updates

Day seven was another dramatic day at Wimbledon, with an abundance of action on and off the court. 

From Emma Raducanu inspiring the next generation to Roger Federer thrilling fans, there was plenty to talk about.

Sportsmail‘s MATTHEW LAMBERT provides the lowdown on the action from the middle Sunday at Wimbledon. 

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Emma Raducanu was knocked out of Wimbledon in the second round but remains influential

EMMA’S A ROLE MODEL

You know someone’s young when Emma Raducanu is their hero.

Wimbledon resident Hannah Klugman made her Championships debut in the juniors aged just 13 on Sunday and despite a 6-3, 6-1 defeat by 18-year-old Yu-yun Li, there was evidence of why she is rated as the best young prospect in the country. Klugman said: ‘Emma is a massive inspiration.’

TIAFOE SHOWS KYRGIOS THE WAY 

Frances Tiafoe showed Nick Kyrgios you can be an entertainer without constantly abusing officials — he even gave one of them a hug.

The American and David Goffin put on one hell of a show on Court 2 before the Belgian won in five sets.

At over four hours, it is the longest match of the fortnight so far. Tiafoe is an infectious character.

Frances Tiafoe is out of this Wimbledon but proved he is an infectious character even in defeat

Frances Tiafoe is out of this Wimbledon but proved he is an infectious character even in defeat

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ALL HAIL KING ROGER! 

Roger Federer fans went wild on Sunday as he appeared on the balcony after the Centre Court centenary.

The Swiss waved like a monarch acknowledging his subjects and the crowd serenaded their hero.

He used the balcony as a vantage point to watch the son of his long-time agent Tony Godsick in the juniors on Court 7, but Nicholas, 17, lost 6-2, 6-0.

Roger Federer fans went wild as he appeared on the balcony after the Centre Court centenary

Roger Federer fans went wild as he appeared on the balcony after the Centre Court centenary

AUSSIE HOPE FOR NOVAK 

Some rare good news on the Covid front for Novak Djokovic as Australia have announced they are lifting all restrictions at the border, so unvaccinated people are allowed in.

All that stands in the way of the Serb now is the small matter of a three-year deportation order.

JAMIE AND VENUS LOSE EPIC 

Jamie Murray and Venus Williams’ mixed doubles adventure ended in the second round as they were beaten 18-16 in an extraordinary deciding tiebreak by British pair Jonny O’Mara and Alicia Barnett.

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If, as seems very possible, this is the last we see of Venus, 42, at Wimbledon, then this wasn’t a bad way to go out: saving four match points before going down in a tremendous match on Court 2.

Top seed Novak Djokovic still has a three-year deportation order to contend with in Australia

Top seed Novak Djokovic still has a three-year deportation order to contend with in Australia

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