The top four seeds from the Men’s Wimbledon Singles tournament all had no problems in making the second round stage. It is highly likely the winner will come from one of these four and all of them showed some nice touches around the grass court to register comfortable wins.
Top seed and home favourite Andy Murray wasted no time on Monday taking care of Kazakhstan player Alexander Bublik. Murray won in straight sets, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 and showed no signs of any injury worries, something that has kept him out of warm up games. Murray plays Dustin Brown in round two on Wednesday afternoon.
Elsewhere on Monday, Rafael Nadal followed suit and won in similar fashion to Murray. The fourth seed took his game 6-1, 6-3, 6-2 over Australian John Millman. It’s difficult to read too much into these early games, but Nadal showed flashes of the old Nadal we all love and it will be fascinating to watch his progress.
On Tuesday, favourite for the tournament and number three seed Roger Federer started his campaign, although he only played just over a set against Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov. His opponent retired through injury with Federer in control 6-3, 3-0. The Swiss veteran will not mind that too much, in my opinion, the quicker the better as far as he is concerned in the opening rounds.
The last of the top four, Novak Djokovic found himself in a similar position to Federer, with his opponent also retiring. The number two seed was 6-3, 2-0 ahead against Slovakian Martin Klizan when their game ended. Just like Federer, he won’t mind the quick finish to his opening game.
With round one out of the way, we move onto round two where all four top seeds will be looking to build on their bright starts to the tournament.