On the second day of Wimbledon 7 more British players were action with mixed fortunes, so how did they all get on?
Andy Murray d. Mikhail Kukkushkin 6-4 7-6 6-4
Credit to Mikhail who did play a very good match against Andy Murray but couldn’t win the big points when it mattered. If you’d like to read more about Murray’s three set win against Kukkushkin then click on the link below J
Heather Watson d. Caroline Garcia 1-6 6-3 8-6
Having to be completed over two days Heather did get the win against Caroline to the second round after saving match points and will play Daniela Hantuchkova in the next round. You can see more on Heather’s win below.
Evgeniya Rodina d. Laura Robson 6-4 6-4
It was a really tough match with both players making a high number of errors but Rodina won the big points when it mattered. On a whole it is a confidence builder for Robson who will now head to the states but for only her second match in about 18 months she didn’t play badly.
You can read more on the match below
Aljaz Bedene d. Radek Stepanek 7-5 1-6 4-6 6-3 6-4
Another great win for a British players as British number two Bedene secured an epic 5 set win against the experienced Stepanek. The result is something Bedene would have dreamed of in front of a home crowd and congratulations to him!
James Ward d. Luca Vianni 6-7 6-2 6-4 6-3
James Ward has all but cemented his place in the Davis Cup team next month with the team having to be decided by the 7th of July. The first set in all honesty was quite forgetful and I did lose interest in it but I felt in James losing the set brought out the best from him to win in four sets!
Alexandr Dolgopolov d. Kyle Edmund 7-6 6-1 6-2
It was a tough loss for Kyle after such a promising first set from the Brit. I saw the first set and Kyle did play very well against the unpredictable Dolgopolov who can play some exceptional shots. After losing the first set on the tie-break it did fall apart for him but can take some positives from the way he played.
Andreas Seppi d. Brydan Klein 6-3 6-2 6-2
Seppi was always going to be a tough opponent for Klein as Seppi had a very good week on the grass in Halle leading up to Wimbledon a couple of weeks ago. It was a tough loss but Klein played well and there are always positives to take from it!