Jack Draper blows hot and cold in Wimbledon epic to set up Norrie clash

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  • British No 1 beats Elias Ymer 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
  • Draper now faces fellow Briton in second round

The king is dead. Long live the ki … well, not entirely. Not yet. But on the day that Andy Murray waved a pained goodbye to his singles career at Wimbledon, Jack Draper stepped in to give the Centre Court crowd – and a primetime BBC audience – a ­familiar sensation: being put through an ­emotional wringer by a British No 1 tennis player.

There were loud cries of “Come on Jack” before every big point in his five-set mini epic against Elias Ymer, as well as a fist pump eerily reminiscent of Murray. To further add to the sense of the torch being passed, the 22-year-old Draper even wore a cap when the shadows began to creep across the court.

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Written by Sean Ingle at Wimbledon
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