Day 2 of Wimbledon was just as eventful as Day 1.
Here is the run down.
Roger Federer advances to Round 2
Roger Federer who played on centre court quickly took the first set with his signature one handed back hand shot. He hit the ball cross-court passing Adrian Mannarino. The score was 6-4.
The second set went to a tie-breaker, but in the end Mannarino claimed the set, 6-7. Riding on the momentum of winning the previous set he was also able to claim the third set, 3-6.
The 4th set had all the action. Federer hit a powerful forehand shot down the line, but Mannarino managed to return the ball cross court.
However, the round didn’t end there. Roger was already positioned to smash the ball down the line. The ball had now passed the base line, but Adrian returned the ball. Unfortunately for Adrian, Roger was already at the net. Therefore, he simply volleyed the ball, winning the point.
Roger took the 4th set winning 6-2. The game was retired in the 5thset.
The final score was 6-4, 6-7, 3-6, 6-2, 0-0.
Serena Williams Retires the Match
Serena Williams was forced to retire from her opening match at Wimbledon. While the game was 3-3, Serena seemed to have slipped injuring her foot. Shedding tears, she was given a standing ovation while being led off by medical personnel.
Coco Gauff advances to Round 2
17-year-old Coco Gauff dominated her match against Francesca Jones, winning 7-5, 6-4. She served 9 aces. This contributed to her 1st serve receiving a 64 percent win rate. In total, Coco won 75 points compared to the 62 points won by Jones.
Daniil Medvedev moves on to the second round
Daniil Medvedev illustrated why he is ranked number 2 in the world. Playing on court 1, he quickly took control of the game winning the first set 6-4. Daniil won the second set as well, loosing just one game to Jan-Lennard Struff, 6-1.
Struff won the third set, 4-6. However, that victory did not mean much because Daniil was able to take the 4th set, winning the game 7-6.
The final score was 6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 7-6.