Djokovic wins under roof, Berdych and Delpo avoid the rain at Wimbledon

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Novak Djokovic made light work of Bobby Reynolds under the Wimbledon roof, defeating the American 7-6 6-3 6-1.  Rain ensured the match would be undercover and it looked to have suited Reynolds who stood toe to toe with Djokovic for large parts of the first. Despite facing break points on a number of occasions, Reynolds held his nerve and would eventually force a tiebreak. However, a couple of errant forehands soon put the set out of reach, Djokovic eventually closing it out 7-2 with an ace.

Djokovic was reading the Reynolds serve with ease as the match wore on, and had break opportunities in four of the five games in the second set.  He would only convert twice, the second time as Reynolds served to stay in the set. He saved one break point at 0-40 but netted on the second occasion to give Djokovic a two set lead. The third got away very quickly as Djokovic looked to close out the match. He did so, dropping just one game in the third to secure his place in the next round.

On a day where rain troubled most of the schedule, Tomas Berdych and Juan Martin Del Potro beat the weather with straight sets victories over Daniel Brands and Jesse Levine respectively. After an early break, Berdych was unbreakable, offering no further break points in the whole match. He took the first in a tight tiebreaker, fighting off the Brands onslaught in which the German served 10 aces.

A single break at 4-4 in the second saw Berdych take full control before serving it out for a two set lead. Berdych hit just 10 unforced errors to 55 winners, with 13 of the latter coming in the third. A break in the opening game would be enough for the Czech but he broke once more to serve out the match, doing so to love for a 7-6 6-4 6-2 victory.

Del Potro also won in straights 6-2 7-6 6-3 but was made to fight for it in the second after an easy first. Del Potro won the first four games of the match before Levine got on the scoreboard. He had chances to pull a break back as the Argentinian served for the first set, but Del Potro held his nerve to hold from 15-40.

Levine took a 4-1 lead in the second as he begun to get a foothold in the match but failed to hold his nerve when serving for the set at 5-3 and would eventually have to settle for a tiebreak. It looked like he would make up for his failure to serve out the set when he took two minibreaks from Del Potro for a 3-0 lead in the breaker however he was far from solid on his own serve, dropping six points on his serve in total during the break. He would save set points on both his serve and Del Potro’s but would finally lose it 9-7 after volleying long. The match was done as a contest after Del Potro struck for an early break lead, holding it until the end dropping just two points on serve from thereon.

David Ferrer was not so lucky, his match with Roberto Bautista-Agut was cancelled after the rain ensured there would be no play on the outside courts from the late afternoon.


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  1. Thanks Steve G Tennis for the opportunity to comment. And also the WTA tournaments also.

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