Match Retirements Stir Debate at Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal believes Andy Murray is easily capable of defending his Wimbledon crown

The Swiss great, who claimed Grand Slam No 18 after a gap of nearly five years at the Australian Open earlier this year, faces Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov in the third match on Centre Court hoping to win his first title at the All England Club since 2012.

World No. 1 Angelique Kerber recorded her 50th grass-court victory with a straight-sets win over Irina Falconi at Wimbledon. "I wish him all the best". The man who beat Federer at Wimbledon previous year to reach a Grand Slam final for the first time, Milos Raonic, plays on No. 1 Court against Jan-Lennard Struff, who has lost his past nine matches at majors.

"I just started bad the first set, and then, mentally, I wasn't there after he broke me in the second", Tomic said.

He was 6-3, 3-0 up at the finish; along the way he became the third player in the game to hit 10,000 aces in his career, at 4-3 in the first set.

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Meanwhile, fan-favorite Juan-Martin del Potro was made to work by talented Thanasi Kokkinakis but ultimately got through 6-3 3-6 7-6 (2) 6-4.

Former world no. 2 Agnieszka Radwanska is on the lookout for her first Grand Slam title, as she goes face-to-face against former world number one Jelena Jankovic.

He had to play in pre-qualifying for this year's Wimbledon, and actually lost in the final round, but was handed a lucky loser spot into qualifying and took full advantage.

The opening match at Centre Court on Day 2 at Wimbledon traditionally features the women's victor from the previous year. The American is yet to make it past the third round at SW19 - this is her seventh year at the tournament. The French Open was wide open, as evidenced by the fact that an unseeded Jelena Ostapenko managed to secure the title.

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He said: "You have a lot of players here who fought their way to be in the Wimbledon main draw by playing in Challengers".

Gulbis beat Victor Estrella Burgos 6-1, 6-1, 6-2 in less than 1½ hours to reach the second round at Wimbledon. Here are some of the top matches to watch out for.

Seven-times Wimbledon champion Roger Federer shall open his bid to win a record eight title with a first round clash against 84th-ranked Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine at the All England Club at Wimbledon on Tuesday.

Djokovic took the opening set at a canter as Klizan showed a complete lack of mobility on the baseline.

Wimbledon 2017: Andy Murray pulls out of final warm-up match
Even though he didn't play great (at Queen's last week, where he lost in the first round) we had great practices '. It means Murray will have a maximum of two matches on grass before he begins the defence of his Wimbledon title.

"He was intimidating in his own way", says Andy Roddick, whose four defeats by Federer in grand-slam finals is the most of any player.

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