Both Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer kick started their Wimbledon campaign in style by winning in straight sets. Nadal defeated Thomas Bellucci 6-4,6-2,6-4 and Federer defeated Damir Dzumhur 6-1,6-3,6-3.
Match Summary :
1. Rafael Nadal vs Thomas Bellucci:
Nadal who has has been vulnerable in grass for the past three years losing in early rounds has never shown any sign of nerves in his first round match against Bellucci and was quite comfortably through to the second round. Nadal had a shaky start to the starting couple of games but founded his range after then and was able to dictate play and most importantly he came out on top during the crucial points. Nadal’s serve wasn’t great to his liking as he hit only one ace and served five double faults with only 49 of the 83 first serves was in.
Match Statistics for Nadal:
* Aces – 1
* Double Faults – 5
* First serves in – 49/83
* First serve points won – 32/49
* Second serve points won – 22/34
* Net points won – 17/19
* Break points won – 6/12
* Receiving points won – 38/83
* Winners – 21
* Unforced errors – 23
* Total points won – 92
* Final score line – 6-4,6-2,6-4
Nadal’s returns and net points was impressive today against Bellucci and the one aspect he would love to improve is his first serve. Nadal will face Dustin Brown who defeated him in Halle last year and Brown would have fond memories of that and it would be a highly testing round 2 action for the Spaniard.
2. Roger Federer vs Damir Dzumhur:
Roger Federer had a rollicking start to his Wimbledon campaign by defeating Dzumhur in straight sets. 68 minutes, its all took for the Swiss to close out the match. Roger Federer had an impressive first serve percentage with serving 41 of the 64 first serves with zero double faults.
Match statistics for Federer :
* Aces – 6
* Double Faults – 0
* First serves in – 41/64
* First serve points won – 35/41
* Second serve points won – 17/23
* Net points won – 22/33
* Break points won – 5/10
* Receiving points won – 34/69
* Winners – 26
* Unforced errors – 12
* Total points won – 86
* Final score line – 6-1,6-3,6-3
It was totally an all- round performance from the 7 time champion and he would like to maintain the same tempo in the upcoming matches. Federer faces Sam Querry in his second round action and it might be a good test for the 2014 Wimbledon finalist.