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Novak Djokovic eases into Wimbledon third round as Stan Wawrinka is knocked out | Tennis News

Novak Djokovic eases into Wimbledon third round as Stan Wawrinka is knocked out | Tennis News 1

Full round-up from spherical two of the lads’s singles at Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic continued his quest for a fifth Wimbledon title with a complete straight-sets victory in opposition to Denis Kudla.

The defending champion arrived on Centre Court docket later than anticipated, following Kyle Edmund’s five-set defeat in opposition to Fernando Verdasco, and he made mild work of his American opponent to seal a 6-Three 6-2 6-2 win in a single hour and 33 minutes.

Djokovic received the opening 5 video games of the match in opposition to the world No 111 as he highlighted the gulf in school, earlier than a valiant Kudla raised his recreation to make for a extra aggressive and entertaining encounter.

The 15-time Grand Slam champion was damaged twice however made 33 winners and served aces as he underlined his favorite tag to arrange a gathering with 22-year-old Wimbledon debutant Hubert Hurkacz.

In stark distinction to Djokovic’s swift work, Stan Wawrinka spent three hours and 13 minutes on court docket in opposition to Reilly Opelka because the three-time Grand Slam champion misplaced 7-5 3-6 4-6 6-Four 8-6.

Opelka was one other participant who was making his debut on the championships whereas Wawrinka has been ever-present since 2005 and was on court docket for the 15th consecutive 12 months at Wimbledon.

At 6ft 11in, Opelka’s serve is a substantial weapon and on the Court docket 2 he put down 23 aces and completed with 71 per cent of his first serves stepping into.

The lack of Wawrinka from the draw signifies that the highest half continues to see seeded gamers fall after Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev have been knocked out within the first spherical on Monday.

“I had some chances but I start a little bit slow. I was a bit hesitating, not really moving well enough,” stated Wawrinka.

“At the end he went for it. He went bigger than me and he deserved to win.”

Opelka’s motion into the third spherical will see him meet one other participant with a monster serve, Milos Raonic.

The 2016 runner-up arrange that assembly after prevailing in opposition to Robin Haase of the Netherlands 7-6 (7-1) 7-5 7-6 (7-4) on No Three Court docket.

The Canadian, who was damaged solely as soon as within the match, wanted remedy on his left ankle and Achilles when trailing 5-Four within the third however completed off by changing his first match level within the tie-break.

Final 12 months’s overwhelmed finalist Kevin Anderson, seeded fourth, missed all the clay-court season with an elbow harm however in simply his second event again the South African recorded a convincing 6-Four 6-7 (5-7) 6-1 6-Four victory.

The hero of Queen’s Membership Feliciano Lopez discovered the duty of the tenth seed Karen Khachanov an excessive amount of to deal with on No 1 Court docket.

The 37 year-old definitely had his alternatives however transformed solely two of the 10 break factors that he created. Khachanov got here via from a set right down to be sure that for a 3rd 12 months in succession, he has a spot within the third spherical.

Felix Auger-Aliassime, who reached the semi-finals at Queen’s, defeated French qualifier Corentin Moutet 6-Three 4-6 6-Four 6-2 to succeed in the third spherical in simply his second important draw look at a Grand Slam.


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