8th seed Janko Tipsarevic booked his place in the second round of the Wimbledon Championships 2012 after beating Queen’s Club finalist David Nalbandian 6-4 7-6 (4) 6-2.
Nalbandian, who got disqualified from the AEGON Championships week before last, couldn’t convert any of the five break point opportunities he had at the start of the opening set. Tipsarevic made him pay for it, breaking him in the 7th game and holding his serve till the end to close out the set.
Both players traded one break each in set two, taking it to a tiebreak. Tipsarevic kept his composure and with the help of two mini breaks, the set was his.
Nothing really exciting happened for the rest of the match and the Serbian set up a second round clash against American qualifier Ryan Sweeting, who got through after his opponent Potito Starace retired when trailing 6-2 2-0.
One of the surprises of the day came as Colombian Alejandro Falla defeated no.11 seed John Isner 6-4 6-7 (7) 3-6 7-6 (7) 7-5.
Isner had a huge chance to close out the match in the fourth set, but failed to convert a match point in the tiebreak. He earned himself three more break point opportunities when Falla serving at 5-5 in the decider, but couldn’t capitalise either. The Colombian hit back and taking Isner’s serve in the very next game, he closed out the match.
Also through to round 2 are 31st seed Florian Mayer of Germany, who ousted Russian Dmitry Tursunov 7-6 (3) 6-2 6-3, Belgian Xavier Malisse after eliminating Australian Marinko Matosevic 6-2 6-2 7-5 and 15th seed Argentine Juan Monaco with a 6-4 7-6 (5) 7-6 (5) victory over his countryman Leonardo Mayer.