Taylor Fritz’s Wimbledon match halted due to medical emergency in crowd as fan taken ill

Taylor Fritz’s Wimbledon match halted due to medical emergency in crowd as fan taken ill

TAYLOR FRITZ’S Wimbledon quarter-final was halted due to a medical emergency in the crowd.

The American took the opening set 6-3 against Lorenzo Musetti on No1 Court with 36 minutes on the clock.

ReutersA spectator was taken unwell during Taylor Fritz’s clash with Lorenzo Musetti[/caption]

PAThe American sipped his water under the shade of an umbrella during the break[/caption]

But before the second set could get underway with Musetti about to serve, the match was paused.

That is because a spectator in the stadium needed to get treatment from doctors after falling ill while sat in the sunshine.

Umpire Damien Dumusois stepped down from his chair and walked across to ensure she got help.

Fritz and Musetti both returned to their seats as the medical experts tended to the woman.

After a few minutes, she was helped to her feet and walked out of the stand to a ripple of applause from the Wimbledon crowd, which included Queen Camilla.

Fritz came through a tough opening service game before eventually holding.

He then broke Musetti’s serve at 2-1 to get the advantage and closed out the first set with an emphatic ace.

Fritz was cheered on by his girlfriend Morgan Riddle in the player box on Wimbledon’s second show court – where both Madison Keys and Grigor Dimitrov retired hurt on Sunday.

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Riddle caused a stir on Monday with her behaviour during Fritz’s win over Alexander Zverev, who grumbled at the net and to the press.

The glamorous influencer then took to social media to toast her man’s win, captioning the reel: “When your man wins for the girls.”

That appeared to be a reference to the domestic abuse allegations made against Zverev.

However, Riddle took the posts down shortly after and released a statement to clarify.

Fritz and Musetti were both hoping to reach a Grand Slam semi-final for the first time in their careers.

Before stepping on to court, both men know the winner would face Novak Djokovic in Friday’s semi.

Seven-time champ Djokovic was given a bye when Australian Alex De Minaur had to withdraw after suffering a nasty hip injury as he closed in on beating Arthur Fils on Monday.

RexMorgan Riddle cheered on her boyfriend Fritz from the player box[/caption]

AFPQueen Camilla was also in the stands to catch the action[/caption]

ReutersLorenzo Musetti took on Fritz hoping to reach a first Major semi-final[/caption]

Wimbledon 2024 prize money

PRIZE MONEY for the 2024 Wimbledon Championships is a new record – and puts the grass-court Slam at the top of the tree.

The All England Club will dish out £50million across all the events – an increase of £5.3m and 11.9 per cent on last year, where singles champions Carlos Alcaraz and Marketa Vondrousova picked up £2.35m each.

However, the king and queen of grass this July will collect an extra £350,000 – taking the winner’s earnings to £2.7m.

Here is the breakdown for the 2024 Wimbledon singles prize money:

Winner: £2.7m
Runner-up: £1.4m
Semi-finalists: £715,000
Quarter-finalists: £375,000
Fourth round: £226,000
Third round: £143,000
Second round: £93,000
First round: £60,000
Overall total: £50m

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