Day 1 of the Wimbledon brought fabulous matches and a few noteworthy sensations. We saw the disposal of Stanislas Wawrinka, who was viewed as one of the greatest 4 top picks for winning the title here. Andy Murray began his defence of the title with a simple win, Venus Williams had a passionate breakdown at the question and answer session, while Rafa Nadal advanced to the following round.
5 talking Points of Wimbledon Day 1
1. Stan Wawrinka crashed out of Wimbledon
Stan wawrinka crashed out of Wimbledon- The 3 times Grand Slam Champion was knocked out by Daniil Medvedev which produces the biggest shock of day 1. The 6ft Russian was swelled with confidence after winning the first set by 6-4 but in the 2nd set Wawrinka came back strongly by winning it 6-3. The 32 year old Swiss International needed ice pack for his knee injury which has put Daniil into the driving seat before sealing it for 6-4 3-6 6-4 6-1.
2. Venus Williams eased past Elise Mertens
Venus Williams eased past Elise Mertens- The 37 year old was taking care of business in the opening stages, softening Mertens up her opening administration diversion and managing focuses with her serve. Merten was not born when Venus turned professional and was only 4 when the American won her first Wimbledon Title. The 10 times Grand Slam Champion was making thing’s difficult for the 21 year old Belgian through her groundstrokes and sealing the match by 7-6 6-4. Venus stepped out of the Wimbledon news conference after she was asked about a fatal car accident that involved her in the early part of June. “First match at a Slam, there’s always a few extra nerves. “Once I got out there and got the early break, saved a few break points in my first service game, I felt good. Considering how I was feeling five, six days ago, it was really positive.”
3. Andy Murray began his defence of the Title with a positive start
Andy Murray began his defence of the Title with a positive start- The Scot won 6-1 6-4 6-2 over Kazakhstan’s Alaxander Bublik despite a hip injury. “First match at a Slam, there’s always a few extra nerves. “Once I got out there and got the early break, saved a few break points in my first service game, I felt good. Considering how I was feeling five, six days ago, it was really positive.”
4. Rafeal Nadal defeated John Millman
Rafeal Nadal defeated John Millman- Rafeal Nadal recorded his 85oth win in career against the Aussie Millman. It was a flamboyant performance by the Spaniard after winning his 10th French Open Title.“I have been playing good tennis since the beginning of the season,” said Nadal.“The clay-court season has been special and emotional and here I have an opportunity to perform on grass.”
5. Nick Kyrgios out of Wimbledon
Nick Kyrgios out of Wimbledon- The 22 year old Australian forfeited the opening match of this year’s Wimbledon shortly after losing the second set by 6-3 6-4 against the Frenchman due to an injury. “I have been feeling it ever since I fell on it at Queen’s,” the 22-year-old said. “Never got it right. I spoke to the doctor before the tournament started. He was leaning towards me not even playing.”