Wimbledon, Day 1: Murray, Nadal stroll as Wawrinka falls

Results from the opening day of Wimbledon Championships.

Great Britain's Andy Murray in action during his first round match against Kazakhstan's Alexander Bublik.   -  Reuters


Unseeded Medvedev sends Wawrinka packing
In the biggest upset of the day, three time Grand Slam champion, Stanislas Wawrinka was humbled by 21-year-old Daniil Medvedev. The Russian prevailed 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, in an encounter that lasted over two hours.

French Open champ Nadal breezes through
Despite a lack of grass-court practice, Rafael Nadal looked his attacking best and defeated Australian John Millman 6-1, 6-3, 6-2 in a match that lasted a little over 100 minutes. Nadal will look to repeat his 2010 feat, when he won the Wimbledon right after winning the French Open.

Bedene wins marathon game

Great Britain’s Aljaz Bedene ousts the No.21 seed Karlovic 6-7, 7-6, 6-7, 7-6, 8-6 in an epic encounter lasting four hours and 24 minutes. The first break is decisive as the Brit turns the screw at 0-30 and then deuce with some sublime returns.

Pouille survives a scare
Tunisian Malek Jaziri gave Lucas Pouille quite a scare, but the Frenchman pulled along to win 6-7 (5/7), 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (7/2) in a three-hour encounter, registering the longest match of the day.  

Cilic gets past Kohlschreiber
Seventh seed Marin Cilic enjoyed a straight-set 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 victory over German veteran Philipp Kohlschreiber.

Murray cruises into second round
Defending champion, Andy Murray reached the Wimbledon second round with a comfortable  6-1, 6-4, 6-2 win over Kazakh lucky loser Alexander Bublik, in a rain-marred match.

Murray will now face Dustin Brown in the second round, the man who defeated Rafael Nadal two years ago.

Kyrgios retires hurt
Australia's Nick Kyrgios, who was yet to completely recover from a left hip injury, was forced to retire from his Wimbledon first round match against Pierre-Hugues Herbert on Monday. World No. 20 lost the first two sets 6-3, 6-4 against Herbert before deciding to call it quits due to the nagging injury.

Nishikori decimates Cecchinato
Ninth-seeded Kei Nishikori put up a spectacular display to brush aside the Italian, Marco Cecchinato 6-2, 6-2, 6-0 in only 71 minutes. 

Tsonga progresses
Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga had it easy against British qualifier Cameron Norrie as he progressed to the next round with a comfortable 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 scoreline.

Dustin Brown prevails
Giant-slayer Dustin Brown came back from a set down to defeat Joao Sousa 3-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-4, 6-4 to progress to the second round.

Querrey through
Twenty-fourth seed Sam Querrey defeated Thomas Fabbiano 7-6 (7/5), 7-5, 6-2 and will face Nikoloz Basilashvili in the second round.


Ostapenko survives Sasnovich scare

Roland Garros winner Jelena Ostapenko survived a topsy-turvy first round match, beating Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-0, 1-6, 6-3.

Konta keeps British hopes alive
British number one, Johanna Konta registered a comprehensive victory over Su-Wei Hsieh, with a 6-2, 6-2 win. After recently suffering an back injury, Konta looked to be in fine form in her opening clash.

Kvitova makes perfect comeback
Coming back from a wrist injury, two-time Wimbledon champion, Petra Kvitova powered over Johanna Larsson in a 6-3, 6-4 victory. The 11th seeded Czech sealed the match with an ace.

Navarro stuns Bouchard

C. Suarez-Navarro defeated Eugenie Bouchard 1-6, 6-1, 6-1. After a good first set, Bouchard’s weak mindset let her down.

Azarenka advances

Victoria Azarenka defeated CiCi Belis 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 to storm into the second round. Azarenka fought hard to ensure things went as per plans.

Venus breaks through

Venus Williams enjoyed a rather easy outing against Elise Mertens and won 7-6 (9/7), 6-4 in the first round. The game was interrupted by rain and Mertens had saved two match points before the weather intervened, but Williams sealed the win on her fifth match point.

Halep has it easy
Second seeded Simona Halep reached the last-64 with a 6-4, 6-1 win over New Zealand qualifier Marina Erakovic.

Halep, a Wimbledon semi-finalist in 2014 and this year's French Open runner-up, next faces Brazil's Beatriz Haddad Maria.

Keys powers through
American Madison Keys needed only an hour and seven minutes to defeat the Japanese Nao Hibino 6-4, 6-2, to progress to the second round.

Robson crashes out
British hope Laura Robson crashed out in the first round as she lost to 97th ranked Brazilian, Beatriz Haddad Maia 6-4, 6-2.

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