Day 1 was stunning, and as Day 2 approaches, there is still a buzz rocking the tennis world. Rafael Nadal is gone, and there are a lot of questions surrounding his future. However, Wimbledon will move on with Rafa as if he was never there. Day 2 features the world number 1, and his half of the draw.
Djokovic vs Mayer- The Djoker begins his Wimbledon campaign with a tricky first round match. Florian Mayer has reached the Quarters at Wimbledon twice, and his game fits the grass well. Even though Djokovic won here in 2011, grass is probably his worst surface. He lost to Federer in the semi’s last year, and looked pretty bad doing so. Still, Djokovic should reach the final and get by Mayer today. I think Mayer will play 2 tight sets, but Novak will win in straights.
Tomas Berdych vs Martin Klizan- The Birdman lost first round last year to Ernie Gulbis, but he has played very well on grass in the past, reaching the final at Wimbledon in 2010. Martin Klizan is good young lefty who just took a set off of Rafa in Paris, but he’s having a pretty poor year. It should be an entertaining match, and I’ll go with Berdych in 4 sets.
Sam Querrey vs Bernard Tomic- It was around this time last year that Querrery really started to play well and move up the rankings, after he lost a marathon 5 setter to Marin Cilic in the third round. Bernard Tomic has been in the news a lot lately, with his dad currently on trial for abusing Tomic’s hitting partner. Bernie can play very well on grass, but his mental game has been truly horrible outside of Australia the last two years. He has a lot of expectations, and I think he’ll play okay, but Querrey will win in 4 sets.
David Ferrer vs Martin Alund- Ferrer in 3.
Juan Martin Del Potro vs Albert Ramos- Del Potro in 3.
Tommy Haas vs Dimitry Tursanov- Haas in 3.
Richard Gasquet vs Marcel Granollers- Gasquet in 4.
Gilles Simon vs Feliciano Lopez- Simon in 4.
Ryan Harrison vs Jeremy Chardy- Harrison in 4.
Milos Raonic vs Carlos Berlocq- Raonic in 3.
Ivan Dodig vs Phillip Kohlschreiber- Kohlshreiber in 3.
Grigor Dimitrov vs Simone Bolleli- Dimitrov in 3.
Denis Istomin vs Andreas Seppi- Seppi in 4.
Bobby Reynolds vs Steve Johnson- Johnson in 4.
James Duckworth vs Denis Kudla- Kudla in 4.
Ricardis Berankis vs Paul Henri Mathieu- Mathieu in 5.
Leonardo Mayer vs Aljaz Bedene- Bedene in 4.
Horacio Zeballos vs Santiago Giraldo- Giraldo in 3.
Guido Pella vs Jesse Levine- Levine in 3.
Daniel Brands vs Daniel Gimeno Traver- Brands in 4.
Blaz Kavcic vs Jan Lennard Struff- Struff in 4.
Alex Kuznetsov vs Igor Sijsling- Sijsling in 4.
Wayne Odesnik vs Jimmy Wang- Odesnik in 3.
Grega Zemlja vs Michael Russel- Russel in 3.
Kevin Anderson vs Olivier Rochus- Anderson in 3.
Michael Llodra vs Jarko Niemenen- Llodra in 4.
Kei Nishikori vs Matt Ebden- Nishikori in 4.
Andreas Haider-Maurer vs Go Soeda- Soeda in 5.
James Blake vs Thiemo De Bakker- De Bakker in 4.
Gastao Elias vs Alexandr Dolgopolov- Dolgopolov in 3.
Phillip Petzschner vs Michal Przynsiezny- Petzschner in 3.
Roberto Bautista-Agut vs Teymuraz Gabashvilli- Baustista-Agut in 4.
Here we go!