Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates winning his men's singles match against Dudi Sela, of Israel, on the second day of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Tuesday July 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
World No. 1 Rafael Nadal breezed into the Wimbledon second round Tuesday but fellow two-time champion and title favorite Petra Kvitova crashed out of the tournament.Nadal, the Wimbledon champion in 2008 and 2010, also managed to avoid falling victim to a player ranked outside the world top 100 for what would have been the fifth time in his last six visits to the All England Club.Nadal, the 17-time major winner, has not got past the fourth round since finishing runner-up to Novak Djokovic in 2011 .Djokovic, seeded 12, was back at the tournament where last year he was forced to retire from his quarterfinal against Tomas Berdych with an elbow injury.Eight seed Kvitova, who was the bookmakers' favorite to add the 2018 title to her 2011 and 2014 victories, was stunned 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 by unheralded Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich, the world No. 50 .Australia's Nick Kyrgios, who famously stunned Nadal at the tournament in 2014, marked his 50th match at the majors with a 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4), 6-7 (5), 6-3 win over Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE