With Day 1 of Wimbledon 2017 finally coming to an exciting end, we witnessed a plethora of great matches being played and simultaneously getting an idea of how the things might run out to be further in the tournament.
The headlines were stolen by Stan Wawrinka, the 5th seed player who was ousted in his very first match by Medvedev on his center court debut. The young star made and exceptional performance on the center court and made sure to maintain his grounds and provided a tough match to his opponent in Wawrinka. The 5th seed was completely shocked with the result at the end. He seemed to have given up long before the last set was over, in its 4th game when his body language seemed kinda disturbed and lost. This marked the first major upset of Wimbledon 2017 with Wawrinka losing 6-4 3-6 6-4 6-1.
Speaking of the local Brit, Andy Murray found some good to his start on the grass courts of Wimbledon after suffering from a sore hip recently. Murray seemed to be in some good form with a confident piece of play as we saw the World No.1 defeat Alexander Bublik in a straight set win, 6-1 6-4 6-2. The British international will now face Dustin Brown, the player who has made it to the top contenders of the shot of the tournament after he hit an amazing flying volley in his match.
To accompany the World No.1 was his staunch competitor and a rising threat to his crown, the Spaniard Rafael Nadal who won the match comprising of some outstanding play from the Spaniard. The World No.2 won the match in straight sets defeating the American John Milman in an easy straight set win 6-1 6-3 6-2. Similar was the case with the Croat Marin Cilic who won in a similar fashion against Kohlschreiber, 6-4 6-2 6-3. Nadal and Cilic will now be facing D.Young and F.Mayer in respectively in their next matches.
Fognini, Mayer, Bautista Agut and Tsonga were other notable names that progressed to Round 2 of Wimbledon 2017.
Meanwhile, the ladies singles saw the routine faces in Petra Kvitova, Venus Williams and Simona Halep progress easily in the Round 2. Williams found it hard to battle Mertens but soon got her off the grid to snatch the game away from her hands. Williams won the match 7-6 6-4. Similar was the case with Pliskova and Halep who won 7-6 6-2 and 6-4 6-1 respectively against Vinci and Erakovic respectively.
Even the local favorite Johanna Konta successfully managed to start her campaign on a good note after triumphing over S.Hsieh 6-2 6-2 in a match that saw her play some very confident tennis despite the tremendous pressure on her shoulders.
The returning mother Victoria Azarenka also made a successful start to her Wimbledon 217 campaign after coming from one set down to defeat the American, CiCi Bellis 3-6 6-2 6-1.
Surprisingly, the Candian beauty, Eugenie Bouchard opted for an early exit route after losing a 1-0 lead to Carla Suarez Navarro to get defeated 1-6 6-1 6-1.
Svitolina, Garcia, Carla Suarez Navarro and the English lady Watson were amongst the other names that saw themselves progress to Round 2.