Where every day is a day in history…
A majority of the tennis world was happy at the end of the day as the 12-time fan favourite award winner, Roger Federer, displayed a pure master class. He defeated Damir Dzumhur in just 68 minutes to secure his place in the second round of The Championships. Roger’s next opponent is Sam Querrey of United States, who is currently ranked 44 in the world. In head to head statistics, Federer leads Querrey by 2-0, with their latest meeting dated back to Roland Garros 2008.
Rafael Nadal overcame a tricky opponent Thomaz Bellucci in straight sets, with a final score line of 6-4 6-2 6-4. The Spaniard won 17/19 (89%) net points. He converted 6 out of 12 break points to get through to the second round. His next opponent is Dustin Brown who played the match of his life the last time he met Nadal. He shocked the tennis world defeating Nadal in straight sets at Halle last June. Rafa said in his post-match interview that the match against Dustin is difficult to call as Dustin is a different player and a dangerous opponent.
Andy Murray beat Kukushkin in a match which had 8 breaks of serve with 5 in favour of hometown favourite.His next opponent is highest ranked Dutch player R. Haase who beat Falla in 4 sets.
World number 6,Tomas Berdych overcame the challenge of Chardy winning 6-2 6-7(8) 7-6(3) 7-6(5). Tsonga and Simon are also through to the second round.
Matches to look forward to on Day-3:
First match on centre court will feature defending champion, Novak Djokovic in action as he takes on Jarkko Nieminen of Finland.The match starts at 1 p.m. local time (5:30 p.m. IST).
This will be followed by Kei Nishikori Vs Santiago Giraldo.
The highlight of the day will be a match between Tommy Haas and Milos Raonic on court number 1 at 1 p.m. local time. Stan Wawrinka also plays his second round match on Day-3 of The Championships as he takes on Victor Estrella Burgos.
So, as the young guns try to make their names at the grandest tournament of all, the top players will look to get through without any upsets. Let us all wait for the play to begin on the third day of The Championships.
Picture Credits: Shivalika Kaushal (My first friend in the tennis world 😉 😀 )