With English football failings already a distant memory, the nation’s attention is well and truly on SW19 and one man in particular.
Andy Murray made light work of former World No. 3 Nikolay Davydenko in the first round and now faces towering Croatian Ivo Karlovic. The British No. 1 is expected on centre court at around 2.30pm and will once again be cheered on by thousands in the sunshine.
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Today’s Wimbledon highlights include:
Centre Court (1pm start)
Serena Williams (6) vs Melinda Czink
Serena flopped at Roland Garros but no-one knows the All England Club better than her. She eased through the first round and, with sister Venus already out, the hopes the USA, plus dad Richard, rest firmly on her shoulders. Hungarian Czink, 29, has only reached the third round once in her career.
Ivo Karlovic vs Andy Murray (4)
After breezing past the potentially troublesome Nikolay Davydenko in straight sets, Murray faces the giant Ivo Karlovic. The 6’10” Croatian reached the quarters in 2009 but, now 33, is unlikely to cause the British No. 1 too many problems.
Lukas Rosol vs Rafael Nadal (2)
This is the furtherest World No.100 Rosol has ever come at Wimbledon. Two-time winner and general dreamweaver Rafa Nadal is expected to win in straight sets, just as he did against Tomaz Bellucci in the first round.
No. 1 Court
Maria Sharapova (1) vs Tsvetana Pironkova (in play. current score: 7-6, 3-1)
The favourite and No. 1 seed is currently a set a three games up against Bulgarian Pironkova and the 2004 winner is expected to finish this one off fairly rapidly.
James Ward vs Mardy Fish (10)
Londoner James Ward faces No. 10 seed Mardy Fish knowing that he will have huge support from Court No. 1. The British No. 2 is currently ranked at 173 in the world and will be looking to get to the third round for the first time ever. American Fish may be a clay court specialist but he reached the quarters here last year.
David Ferrer (7) vs Kenny de Schepper
Clay court specialist Ferrer comes into Wimbledon on good form after reaching the last four at Roland Garros but he has never gone beyond the fourth round at Wimbledon. He faces relatively unknown Frenchman Kenny de Schepper.
Bjorn Phau vs Andy Roddick
Bjorn is a fairly lucky first name in these parts but German veteran Phau is no Borg. Former world No. 1 and three-time finalist Andy Roddick is not considered the force he once was but is always worth keeping your eye on at Wimbledon.
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