Nadal looks to kickstart Wimbledon campaign with a bang

Rafael Nadal Wimbledon Roger Federer

Rafael Nadal Wimbledon Roger Federer

The 17-times Grand Slam is looking to emulate his 2008 and 2010 feats when he won the Wimbledon title fresh from triumphing on the Parisian clay. In truth, we all want that Roger-Rafa final. I'm happy to be through.

THe 32-year-old took 10 minutes to hold his opening service game and was still being asked questions by the world number 77 in the third when he slipped 3-1 behind in the face of some inspired shot-making by his opponent.

Kvitova was the bookmakers' favourite for the women's title at the All England Club after an impressive return to form this year. I thought I served accurately. First match at Wimbledon.

"I'm back, it's always good, I'm thinking to win and actually enjoy this time more", Muguruza said. It affected my knee a little bit. "But just overall was quite solid performance".

He could now face Kyle Edmund in the next round, if the Briton overcomes Bradley Khan. Their second-round match was halted by rain on Wednesday with Fabbiano leading 7-6 (7), 6-3, 5-6.

Army discharging some immigrant recruits
Once enlisted, the service members receive an honorable service designation normally just a few days after boot camp begins. Congressman Andy Harris, R-Maryland, told the AP he wants to limit MAVNI and "prioritize enlisting American citizens".

French Open runner-up and seventh seed Dominic Thiem retired with an injury from his Wimbledon first round match on Tuesday against Cypriot veteran Marcos Baghdatis.

German fourth seed Alexander Zverev eased past world number 748 James Duckworth of Australia 7-5, 6-2, 6-0. Jack Sock also fell suffering his fourth straight Grand Slam first round exit blowing a two set lead to Matteo Berrettini.

The 17-time Grand Slam champion, playing his first match on grass since an epic defeat to Gilles Muller previous year, had little trouble against his Israeli opponent, needing just 1hr 50mins for a straight-sets win that sees him through to a second-round match with either Vasek Pospisil or Mikhail Kukushkin.

Meanwhile, Stan Wawrinka has to erase a two-set deficit against Thomas Fabbiano to advance.

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