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Rain-Affected First Spherical at SW19: Djokovic, Ruud, Rublev, Sinner Safe Comfy Victories

Rain-Affected First Spherical at SW19: Djokovic, Ruud, Rublev, Sinner Safe Comfy Victories


A rain-affected first spherical at SW19 is lastly full and initially noticed Novak Djokovic kick off his title defence with an easy victory over Pedro Cachin.

There have been additionally snug victories for Casper Ruud, Andrey Rublev and Jannik Sinner on the opening day.

Nonetheless, it wasn’t lengthy earlier than rain interrupted proceedings and for these not fortunate sufficient to be scheduled on a court docket with a roof, play spilt over to Tuesday for a number of matches within the backside half.

Extra rain meant most of these ran over to Wednesday, with a few matches even being performed on Thursday when the larger names have been already via to the third spherical.

On Tuesday, Carlos Alcaraz, Andy Murray and Cam Norrie have been the three male gamers on the roofed courts capable of ebook their spot within the second spherical, each Alcaraz and Murray making gentle work of their opponents to maneuver into the second spherical.

Solely Dan Evans and Tomas Martin Ectcheverry have been fortunate sufficient to see their delayed matches moved to Centre and Courtroom 1, respectively, on Tuesday.

Each of them have been behind of their matches, and whereas they each mounted comebacks, solely Etcheverry succeeded, successful in 5 units over Zapata Miralles. Compared, twenty seventh seed Evans fell in 4 units to Quentin Halys.

Then on Wednesday, Taylor Fritz lastly completed his match, coming from behind to beat Yannick Hanfmann 6-4 2-6 4-6 7-5 6-3.

Different seeds to come back via on Wednesday included Daniil Medvedev, who comfortably British wildcard Fery, and Stefanos Tstisipas, who overcame Dominic Thiem in a fifth set tiebreak in a match that was extra entertaining than I had anticipated. Rune, Tiafoe, Cerundolo, Dimitrov and Shelton additionally progressed comparatively straightforwardly.

By Thursday, there have been nonetheless ten first-round matches incomplete, 2 of which hadn’t even began that includes Zverev and Davidovich Fokina.

Seeds to fall within the first spherical included Felix Auger-Aliassime, whose woeful 2023 continued with a four-set loss to fortunate loser Michael Mmoh. 

Borna Coric misplaced to Pella, who can play nicely on grass, and surprisingly Bautista-Agut, who’s been a dependable grass courter however fell to Roman Safiullin in 5 units. 

One other shock loss was Seb Korda, who performed okay at Queen’s and was hyping his possibilities throughout pre-tournament interviews claiming he was one of many favourites however Jiri Vesely, the Czech lefty who can hit a heavy ball on the grass, confirmed him discuss is reasonable as he pushed him apart in 4 units.

There have been additionally a number of withdrawals after the draw, with Nick Kyrgios pulling out on the final minute with a wrist damage. The Aussie may be able to entertaining, however with so few matches performed this season, he’s quick changing into irrelevant. 

You may see the total listing of outcomes from spherical 1 beneath.

Wimbledon 2023 Spherical of 128 Outcomes

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Winner Loser Scoreline
Carlos Alcaraz (1) Jeremy Chardy 6-0 6-2 7-5
Novak Djokovic (2) Pedro Cachin 6-3 6-3 7-6(4)
Daniil Medvedev (3) Arthur Fery (WC) 7-5 6-4 6-3
Casper Ruud (4) Laurent Lokoli (Q) 6-1 5-7 6-4 6-3
Stefanos Tsitsipas (5) Dominic Thiem 3-6 7-6(1) 6-2 6-7(5 7-6(8)
Holger Rune (6) George Loffhagen (WC) 7-6(4) 6-3 6-2
Andrey Rublev (7) Max Purcell 6-3 7-5 6-4
Jannik Sinner (8) Juan Manuel Cerundolo 6-2 6-2 6-2
Taylor Fritz (9) Yannick Hanfmann 6-4 2-6 4-6 7-5 6-3
Frances Tiafoe (10) Yibing Wu 7-6(4) 6-3 6-4
Michael Mmoh (LL) Felix Auger-Aliassime (11) 7-6(4) 6-7(4) 7-6(4) 6-4
Cameron Norrie (12) Tomas Machac (Q) 6-3 4-6 6-1 6-4
Guido Pella Borna Coric (13) 6-3 7-5 4-6 3-6 6-1
Lorenzo Musetti (14) Juan Pablo Varillas 6-3 6-1 7-5
Alex de Minaur Kimmer Coppejans 6-7(5) 6-3 6-3 7-6(2)
Tommy Paul (16) Shintaro Mochizuki (Q) 7-5 6-3 6-1
Hubert Hurkacz (17) Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-1 6-4 6-4
Francisco Cerundolo (18) Nuno Borges 5-7 6-3 6-3 6-4
Alexander Zverev (19) Gijs Brouwer (Q) 6-4 7-6(4) 7-6(5)
Roman Safiullin Roberto Bautista Agut (20) 2-6 7-6(7) 6-7(4) 6-4 7-5
Grigor Dimitrov (21) Sho Shimabukuro (Q) 6-1 6-2 6-1
Jiri Vesely Sebastian Korda (22) 7-6(7) 4-6 6-2 6-3
Alexander Bublik (23) Mackenzie McDonald 6-7(3) 6-4 6-4 6-4
Daniel Elahi Galan Yoshihito Nishioka (24) 6-4 6-3 6-3
Nicolas Jarry (25) Marco Cecchinato 4-6 6-2 6-4 6-1  
Denis Shapovalov (26 Radu Albot (Q) 5-7 6-4 6-2 6-2
Quentin Halys Daniel Evans (27) 6-2 6-3 6-7(5) 6-4
Marton Fucsovics Tallon Griekspoor (28) 6-4 6-2 6-4
Tomas Martin Etcheverry (29) Bernabe Zapata Miralles 6-7(5) 5-7 6-3 6-4 7-5
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (31) Arthur Fils (WC) 7-6(3) 6-1 6-2
Ben Shelton (32) Taro Daniel (LL) 6-4 6-3 3-6 4-6 6-3
Gregoire Barrere Lloyd Harris 7-5 6-7(4) 7-5 6-3
Tomas Barrios Vera (Q) Sebastian Baez 7-6(7) 3-6 6-3 7-62
Matte Berretini Lorenzo Sonego 6-7(5) 6-3 7-6(7) 6-3  
Liam Broady (WC) Fixed Lestienne 6-1 6-3 7-5
Roberto Carballes Baena Matteo Arnaldi (Q) 6-7(0) 6-3 6-4 6-4
Jan Choinski (WC) Dusan Lajovic 5-7 7-6(4) 6-2 6-2
Laslo Djere Maxime Cressy 6-7(5) 7-6(3) 7-6(8) 7-6(7)
Christopher Eubanks Thiago Monteiro 4-6 7-5 7-5 6-3
Marcos Giron Hugo Dellien 7-6(2) 6-4 6-4
David Goffin (WC) Fabian Marozsan (LL) 6-2 5-7 6-2 6-0
Ilya Ivashka Federico Coria 4-6 6-4 6-3 6-0
Aslan Karatsev Luca Van Assche 6-7(4) 6-4 6-2 6-4
Jason Kubler Ugo Humbert 6-4 4-6 6-2 3-6 6-3
Jiri Lehecka Sebastian Ofner (WC) 6-4 6-4 6-4
Adrian Mannarino Alexander Shevchenko 6-3 6-3 6-2
Maximilian Marterer (Q) Borna Gojo 7-5 6-7(8) 6-3 6-4
Harold Mayot (Q) Benjamin Bonzi 6-3 6-4 7-5
Corentin Moutet Richard Gasquet 6-3 7-5 7-5
Alexandre Muller Arthur Rinderknech 7-6(5) 1-6 6-3 6-4
Jaume Munar John Isner 4-6 6-3 6-4 6-4
Andy Murray Ryan Peniston (WC) 6-3 6-0 6-1
Christoper O’Connell Hamad Medjedovic 7-5 6-4 4-6 6-4  
Oscar Otte (Q) Dominik Koepfer 7-5 6-3 7-6(9)
Milos Raonic Dennis Novak (Q) 6-7(5) 6-4 7-6(5) 6-1
Diego Schwartzman Miomir Kecmanovic 6-0 6-3 6-4
Dominic Stricker (Q) Alexei Popyrin 3-6 6-3 6-2 4-6 7-5
Jordan Thompson Brandon Nakashima 2-6 2-6 6-4 7-6(4) 6-3
Botic van de Zandschulp Zhizhen Zhang 2-6 7-6(3) 7-6(6) 3-6 6-2
Aleksandar Vukic Daniel Altmaier 6-3 7-6(1) 3-6 7-5
Yosuke Watanuki Marc-Andrea Huesler 6-7(5) 5-7 7-6(5) 7-6(3) 6-3
Stan Wawrinka Emil Ruusuvuori 7-5 7-5 6-4
J.J. Wolf Enzo Couacaud (Q) 7-5 6-3 7-6(4)
Mikael Ymer Alex Molcan 6-3 6-3 6-4

Djokovic Powers Previous Cachin

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With just one exhibition match on the grass below his belt earlier than Wimbledon, Djokovic can usually be rusty within the first few rounds, however he made a strong begin in opposition to Pedro Cachin with a 6-3, 6-3, 7-6(4) victory.

Regardless of restricted prep from Novak, Cachin had solely performed one tour-level match on grass earlier than this one in Mallorca final week and was unlikely to have the ability to exploit any rustiness. That have hole confirmed as Djokovic comfortably received the opener earlier than a rain delay.

On resumption, Djokovic continued the place he left off to take a two-set lead. Grass does take some getting used to, and by the third set Cachin grew to become a bit extra au fait with situations and located some success, taking part in the higher tennis in elements and forcing a tie break, however Djokovic locked down, snatching two early mini-breaks.

It doesn’t get significantly better than Wimbledon, actually, by way of historical past and custom, I’ve stated it many instances all through my profession. Coming to Wimbledon was all the time the dream, to win it. A childhood dream got here true in 2011, and annually I come again, I relive these recollections and simply sort of join with that younger boy that was dreaming in Serbia. I strive to not take any match, any minute that I spend on the court docket right here, without any consideration. I’m positively blessed, so it’s an exquisite feeling to be right here. I believe Pedro deserves a spherical of applause for his efficiency immediately. Particularly within the third set, he was hitting very nicely. Hitting his spots within the field extraordinarily exactly, and it was not straightforward to interrupt his serve. We went toe to toe to the tie-break, and I had a greater begin to the tie-break. I assume that helped me to win the tie-break and shut out the match. Djokovic on his opening win.

Alcaraz Crushes Chardy

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Jeremy Chardy is heading into retirement, and he was no match for Carlos Alcaraz on Courtroom 1 because the Spaniard got here via 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 in a single hour and 53 minutes.

Chardy, who missed an enormous a part of final yr on account of an hostile response to gene remedy after which underwent knee surgical procedure, wasn’t on the races early doorways as Alcaraz dominated, however the Frenchman did discover some crisp ball placing within the third to nearly drive a tie break, however the high seed proved too robust,

I believe I performed rather well initially of the match. Within the third set, he discovered his stage. I used to be in hassle, however I prefer to play rallies and battles, and I’m actually pleased to have performed at an incredible stage. Each of us within the third set. It was actually shut, however I’m actually pleased to get via this primary spherical. The roof doesn’t change an excessive amount of for me. I strive not to consider it. Clearly, with out the roof, with solar, is significantly better for me, I believe for everybody as nicely, however I’ve to be actually targeted. With the roof or not, I’ve to point out my greatest stage, however I believe the sound of the ball with the roof is admittedly lovely as nicely. Much more lovely taking part in on grass. I believe we hit the ball actually cleanly, and it’s so lovely to play. Alcaraz on his win.

Different Matches of Word

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  • Wawrinka Rocks Previous Ruusuvuori: A very good win for Stan, who has usually appeared a bit heavy-footed on grass however defeated Ruusuvuori in straight units with a superb efficiency.
  • Choinski Chops Lajovic: Jan Choinski hadn’t received a match on the ATP Tour in his profession, however he made probably the most of his Wildcard to bump up his pay with a four-set win over Dusan Lajovic.
  • Sinner Sinks Cerdundolo: Simply six video games dropped for the Italian, however the lesser Cerundolo is not any drive on grass courts, and it was shocking to see the match scheduled for the centre court docket.
  • Vesely Vaporises Korda: I had a sense Vesely might upset Korda as he performs nicely on grass, giving Nadal a tricky match just a few years in the past, and that proved right as he dispatched him in 4 units.

Spherical of 64 Matches

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High Half

  • Carlos Alcaraz (1) vs Alexandre Muller
  • Jason Kubler vs Nicolas Jarry (25)
  • Alexander Zverev (19) vs Yosuke Watanuki (LL)
  • Matteo Berrettini vs Alex De Minaur (15)
  • Frances Tiafoe (10) vs Dominic Stricker (Q)
  • Ilya Ivashka vs Grigor Dimitrov (21)
  • Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (31) vs Botic van de Zandschulp
  • Robert Carballes Baena vs Holger Rune (6)
  • Daniil Medvedev (3) vs Adrian Mannarino
  • Marcos Giron vs Marton Fucsovics
  • Francisco Cerundolo (18) vs Jiri Lehecka
  • Milos Raonic vs Tommy Paul (16)
  • Cameron Norrie (12) vs Christopher Eubanks
  • Christopher O’Connell vs Jiri Vesely
  • Ben Shelton (32) vs Laslo Djere
  • Andy Murray vs Stefanos Tsitsipas

Backside Half

  • Jannik Sinner (8) vs Diego Schwartzman
  • Aleksandar Vukic vs Quentin Halys
  • David Galan vs Oscar Otte (Q)
  • Michael Ymer vs Taylor Fritz (9)
  • Guido Pella vs Harold Mayot (Q)
  • Cortentin Moutet vs Roman Safiullin
  • Denis Shapovalov (26) vs Gregoire Barrere
  • Liam Broady (WC) vs Casper Ruud (4)
  • Andrey Rublev (7) vs Aslan Karatsev
  • Marcelo Tomas Barrios Vera (Q) vs David Goffin (WC)
  • Alexander Bublik (23) vs J.J. Wolf
  • Maximilian Marterer (Q) vs Michael Mmoh (LL)
  • Lorenzo Musetti (14) vs Jaume Munar
  • Jan Choinski (WC) vs Hubert Hurkacz (17)
  • Tomas Martin Echevery (29) vs Stan Wawrinka
  • Jordan Thomspon vs Novak Djokovic (2)

What did you guys consider the primary few days at Wimbledon? Are you able to see the climate persevering with to wreak havoc with the draw? Let me know within the feedback.



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