Wimbledon 2017: Top seeds advance on Day 2, as it happened

On Day 2, Roger Federer began his pursuit of a record eighth Wimbledon title with an easy walkover while Caroline Wozniacki won her in the decider, defeating Timea Babos 6-4, 4-6, 6-1.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 5, 2017 2:55:36 pm
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Unlike Day 1, upsets were very few on the second day of the Wimbledon. But there were plenty of retirements. Roger Federer, who began his pursuit of a record eighth Wimbledon title, led 6-3, 3-0 when his opponent Alexandr Dolgopolov withdrew with an ankle injury. Similar was for the former World No. 1 Novak Djokovic as he advanced after Martin Klizan gave up after 40 minutes when 6-3, 2-0 down. Defending champion Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, Johanna Konta will be in action at Centre Court on Day 3.

Wimbledon 2017, Day 2: As it happened

2330 hrs IST: It’s all over as Thiem has come through in straight sets against Vasek Pospisil. He’ll face Gilles Simon in the second round. Caroline Wozniacki lands back-to-back aces to make it into the second round for the ninth time in her career. She beats Babos 6-4, 4-6, 6-1

2315 hrs IST: Crowd is enjoying the match between Thiem and Pospisil. The Austrian leads 2-0 in the third set as he eyes to make it into the second round.

2305 hrs IST: After winning the first set with ease, Dominic Thiem takes the second set 6-4 against Vasek Pospisil. Meanwhile, we are into the deciding set in Wozniacki-Babos match

2232 hrs IST: On Court No.2 Chardy and Berdych are playing out an exciting contest. Both won one set each 6-3, and the third is also tied at 1-1

2229 hrs IST: Babos fights back to make it 4-4 against Wozniacki. Thiem meanwhile has sealed the opening set 6-4 against Pospisil

2217 hrs IST: Big serve allows Pospisil to hold his serve and make it 3-4 in the first set against higher-ranked Thiem. Wozniacki continues to dominate Babos as she moves into a 4-2 lead

2200 hrs IST: Dominic Thiem is in action and he is tied 2-2 Pospisil in the opening set. Elsewhere, Wozniacki leads Babos 2-1 in the first set on centre court

2122 hrs IST: Dolopolov withdraws midway through the second set and this means Federer enters second round of Wimbledon 2017. With this one, 85th at Wimbledon, Federer goes past Jimmy Connors

2120 hrs IST: DOMINATION! Federer races to a 3-0 lead of Dolgopolov in the second set of the men’s singles contest

2114 hrs IST: Dolgopolov errs early in the second set as he fails to hold serve, and concedes a 0-2 lead to Federer

2110 hrs IST: Federer gets the second set underway with another hold. Dolgopolov impressed with a couple of well-angled backhand returns but they weren’t enough to produce a break

2105 hrs IST: Hold follows a clinical break and Federer takes the opening set 6-3. Pressure will be on Dolgopolov when the second set gets underway

2103 hrs IST: Big serve down the T and Federer, with his 10, 000th career ace, moves into 5-3 lead in the opening set

2102 hrs IST: 4-3 up, Federer now serving for a two-game lead. It will be crucial at this stage of the set as it would allow the Swiss enough cushion to push for the break

2055 hrs IST: Dolgopolov saves two break points to keep it down to one break itself. Federer leads 4-3 in the opening set. Meanwhile on Court 1, Pliskova has taken the opening set 6-1 vs Rodina

2039 hrs IST: Roger Federer is now on court to begin his quest for an eighth Wimbledon title. Going after his 85th win at Wimbledon – to better Jimmy Connors’ record.

2006 hrs IST: Klizan received left ankle treatment after the change of ends after the first set. And clearly it didn’t heal as the Slovak pulls out after trailing 3-6, 0-2. Djokovic: “It was great to be back on Centre Court. Very special to walk on this court. I have special memories on this court. Not the way to finish things today. He had issues walking into the court. He wasn’t moving very well. Most unfortunate. It is Wimbledon and it is a special tournament for all of us and wish him luck in recovery and for future matches.”

1945 hrs IST: Djokovic off to a good start against Klizan who is also fighting it out on Centre Court. Faces two break points and saves both of them. Djokovic with a nice forehand winner on the run. Deep and unreturnable. Brings up a third break point after Klizan sends his backhand wide. And another error – this time on the forehand – hands Djokovic the break

1914 hrs IST: Juan Martin Del Potro also prevails, beats Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4. 

1908 hrs IST: David Ferrer has also advanced to the next round. The Spaniard beats Richard Gasquet 3-6, 4-6, 7-5, 2-6

1905 hrs IST: Straight sets it is for the top seed. Angelique Kerber has prevailed for American Irina Falconi 6-4, 6-4 and advances to the second round

1846 hrs IST: Raonic was pushed to a tie-breaker by Struff. The 2016 finalist prevails and takes the first set 7-6(7-5). The second set has been a different story so far, the Canadian leads 4-1

1828 hrs IST: Angelique Kerber has won the first set. She had a tough battle with Falconi and won 6-4. She conceded the lead in the second set but fought back and is now level 1-1.

1814 hrs IST: Coco Vandeweigh is through with a straight-set victory. The American beat has defeated Germany’s Mona Barthel 7-5 6-2.

1807 hrs IST: Del Potro and Kokkinakis are level 5-5 in the third set. Del Potro serves, leading 30-15, overhits the shot after Kokkinakis’ return but wins the next point. His next serve is dealt with by Kokkinakis and the game goes into deuce

1759 hrs IST: Angelique Kerber is playing Irina Falconi at Centre Court. The no.1 seed was in imperious form in the first three sets but Falconi has fought back since. Kerber still leads 4-2

1727 hrs IST: Kokkanikis with a gorgeous backhand winner down the line from a deep backhand slice by Del Potro. The Aussie somehow finds the outside of the sideline – gets a massive cheer from the Aussie crowd on Court 2

1719 hrs IST: Juan Martin Del Potro and David Ferrer are in the ascendency in their opening round matches. Del Potro won the opening set 6-3 and it is 3-3 in the second vs Kokkanikis. Meanwhile, Ferrer has taken the first set 6-3 against Gasquet and the Spaniard has a break of serve in the second

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