Wimbledon 2022: Sir Cliff Richard makes Wimbledon fans “twitch” with performance.

Sir Cliff Richard entertains the crowd on Center Court on day seven of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. Picture date: Sunday July 3, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story TENNIS Wimbledon. Photo credit should read: John Walton/PA Wire. Editorial use only. No commercial use without the prior written consent of the AELTC. Use of still images only - no moving images to emulate broadcasts. No display or removal of sponsor/advertising logos.

Sir Cliff Richard entertained the crowd on the seventh day of Wimbledon on Center Court (Image: PA)

Sir Cliff Richard was on hand to celebrate Wimbledon’s 100th anniversary Center Court celebration on Sunday, but not everyone who tuned in enjoyed the singing.

Today was the seventh day of this year’s Wimbledon tennis championships with plenty of twists and turns on the courts.

Cameron Norrie became the last Brit to stand in the singles tournament this afternoon, which came just hours after marking a milestone on Center Court.

The centenary was presided over by the likes of Sue Barker, John McEnroe and Roger Federer, with a number of other famous faces also in attendance.

One of them was Sir Cliff, 81, who treated fans to a surprise rendition of his track Summer Holiday from the stands – but some fans weren’t impressed.

A viewer tweeted this afternoon: “I’ve always wanted to go to Wimbledon but was really scared if Cliff Richard did acapella again. Not worth the risk.’

Sir Cliff clearly enjoyed his performance (Image: PA)

‘#Wimbledon2022 This 100 year celebration is a bit of a cringe fest. Especially Cliff Richard,’ echoed someone else.

“That Cliff Richard sing-along was a little bit scary. #Wimbledon,” added another.

Sir Cliff sang his track Summer Holiday (Image: Adrian Dennis/AFP via Getty Images)

One fan wrote: “So we go from an amazing montage #Wimbledon to this absolute cringe fest with #cliffrichard with the whole crowd just in stunned silence.”

“This center court nonsense on BBC1 is perhaps the most disgusting thing I’ve ever seen and I’ve muted it since Cliff Richard started singing #Wimbledon,” said one Twitter user.

John McEnroe and Sue Barker headlined the celebrations (Image: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

However, others who tuned in were much more flattering, praising Sir Cliff’s performance, with one fan sharing: “Whether he is or not, he’s a legend. #Wimbledon.”

“So many rude comments about Sir Cliff Richard @Wimbledon. He’s almost 82, looks good for his age, still plays tennis – a game he loves – and he can still sing. He’s also here to show his support for THE premier tennis tournament – Wimbledon – and to celebrate 100 years of Center Court!’ another agreed.

“What’s embarrassing isn’t Cliff Richard, it’s a society that makes fun of the old. Kindness is king. What happened to respect Britain?’ someone else asked.

Other tennis legends, including Bjorn Borg and Billie Jean King, performed during the momentous celebrations.

Singer Freya Ridings also contributed her vocals for part of the celebrations.

Former tennis player Sue Barker speaks during a centenary celebration on Center Court on day seven of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Sunday July 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Sue herself was also celebrated by the crowd as she prepares to wave goodbye to Wimbledon (Image: AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Elsewhere, host Sue was in tears as she received a standing ovation from the crowd Wimbledon after retiring after an incredible 30 years as the BBC’s presenter.

This was previously announced by the former tennis pro and A Question of Sport presenter This will be her last year presenting.

Sue, 66, was visibly emotional as thousands of fans stood, cheered and clapped.

“Thank you very much but this is about the tournament and all I can say is John McEnroe will be commentating on Court 17 from now on after the script has been left!” Sue joked.

“But thanks, that really means everything to me.”

Wimbledon will continue to be broadcast on the BBC and BBC iPlayer.

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