Wimbledon Recap Day 2: Defending Champ Vondrousova crashes out; Djokovic steady win

Day 2 on Wimbledon saw another mixed bag of results with many favorites prevailing and a few upsets. Here are some of the key matches from today.

Men’s Singles

Today was shaping to be the beginning of the final time competing in Wimbledon for Andy Murray a two time singles champions at SW19 and a three time major champion. Unfortunately, Murray was not physically fit to play and made the decision to withdraw from the singles tournament. He will play with his brother Jamie, in the doubles draw on Thursday.

Novak Djokovic after an appearance to the final last year, Novak cruised to an easy victory (6-1) (6-2) (6-2) win over Vit Kopriva of Czechia. To consider Djokovic was coming off surgery week ago, and playing top notch puts many contenders on notice.

The top fifteen in the men’s draw see most in action today cruising to easy wins with Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alex De Minaur, Alexander Zverev, Taylor Fritz, and Holger Rune all winning in straight sets. Hubert Hurkacz would be pushed to a fourth set against Romania’s Radu Albot.

The upset of the day on the men’s side went to Francisco Comensana of Argentina. Comensana earned his first ever tour win, which came at Wimbledon no less against 6th in the World, Andrey Rublev. Comensana won the match, (6-4) (5-7) (6-2) (7-6(5)).

For the Americans, Ben Shelton after trailing two sets to one to beat Mattia Bellucci, while Sebastian Korda fell in five sets to Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard.

With rain impacting play for most of the evening, Canada’s Felix Auger Aliassime led Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis two sets to one and 1-1 in the fourth.

Women’s Singles

Jessica Bouzas Maneiro of Spain pulled off an upset of epic proportions, stunning defending Wimbledon champion Marketa Vondrousova (6-4) (6-2). This is only the second time a women’s defending champion has been ousted in the first round. You have to go back to 1994 when Steffi Graff was knocked out by American Lori McNeil.

There were still nevertheless routine victories for some of the top players in the women’s draw. Iga Swiatek, Jessica Pegula, Elena Rybakina, Ons Jabeur, and Jelena Ostapenko all won their matches in straight sets.


Carlos Alcaraz, Jannik Sinner, and Daniil Medvedev will all be in action tomorrow, as they all hope to continue their trek towards a return to at least the semifinals. Sinner may have the toughest test as he faces fellow Italian countryman and former Wimbledon finalist Mateo Berrettini.

Casper Ruud the eighth seed of the tournament who has never gone past the second round of Wimbeldon will hope to end that streak against Italian veteran Fabio Fognini.

One match with historical intrigue sees the Frenchman Gael Monfils faces three time major champion Stan Wawrinka.

The women’s schedule tomorrow is highlighted with a match between the nineteen seeded Emma Navarro against the unseeded four time major champion Naomi Osaka.

Americans Coco Gauff, Madison Keys, and Slone Stephens will also be in action. American Danielle Collins will alos hope to win her match against Clara Tauson up a set and tied 4-4 in the second set.

Check back tomorrow for more updates of the latest from Wimbledon.


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