Djokovic racks up 30th successive Slam win

Djokovic brushed aside Adrian Mannarino 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (7/5) to reach the third round. Willis' Wimbledon fairytale came to an end against Federer, but the British qualifier's 6-0, 6-3, 6-4 defeat couldn't ruin a day to remember for the new star of the All England Club.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a return to Adrian Mannarino of France during their men's singles match on day three of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Wednesday,   -  AP

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic racked up his 30th successive Grand Slam victory on Wednesday when he brushed aside Adrian Mannarino 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (7/5) to reach the Wimbledon third round.

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Play was abandoned for the day at Wimbledon shortly after 1930 local time (1830GMT) on Wednesday due to heavy rain.

Only Federer and Djokovic managed to complete their second round matches on Wednesday after just 90 minutes of action was possible on the rain-lashed outside courts. Only 18 of the 62 ties scheduled for the day were completed.

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The defending champion, bidding for a third consecutive title at the All England Club and fourth in all, will face either American 28th seed Sam Querrey or Thomaz Bellucci for a place in the last 16.

Djokovic's match was played under the roof of Centre Court as heavy rain brought chaos to the schedule, allowing just 15 minutes of play on the outside courts.

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Only 15 minutes of play was possible on the outside courts up to the late afternoon causing 22 singles matches to be cancelled and men's doubles ties to be reduced to best-of-three setters.

"Fortunately I was scheduled on Centre Court, that helps on days like this and when the roof is closed the atmosphere gets even more special," said 12-time major winner Djokovic.

"I do have a lot of expectations for myself but I am grateful that I am able to play at a high level so consistently. To have 30 Grand Slam wins in a row is a stat I am proud of."

Don Budge holds the record for successive Slam matches won, reaching 37 in 1938.



STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN

Novak Djokovic

Adrian Mannarino

WINNERS/UNFORCED ERRORS

23/21

30/42

ACES

6

5

BREAK POINTS WON

3/7

1/9

FIRST SERVE PERCENTAGE

65

64

PERCENTAGE POINTS WON ON FIRST/SECOND SERVE

84/47

75/44

TOTAL POINTS

107

91

Radwanska cruises

Polish third seed Agnieszka Radwanska reached the Wimbledon second round on Wednesday with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Ukraine's Kateryna Kozlova.

Radwanska, the 2012 runner-up, will face either Karin Knapp of Italy or Ana Konjuh of Croatia for a place in the last 32.