Wimbledon 2018: Third seed Cilic beaten by Pella in second round

Impressive teen

Impressive teen

Juan Martín del Potro, the No 5 seed, dropped only seven games against Spain's Feliciano López and will play Benoît Paire after the eccentric Frenchman's 0-6, 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (3) win over Canada's Denis Shapovalov. "Today I played differently, tried to be more aggressive, he started to feel uncomfortable", Pella said post-match.

Nadal breezed into the competition's second round with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 win over the world number 127.

"Yesterday he was playing so, so well and I couldn't do anything".

The response was emphatic though and Nadal broke back and then pounced again for a 5-4 lead.

Nadal set up a third round encounter against Australian teenager Alex de Minaur after getting the better of Mikhail Kukushkin 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday. "I'm very happy." Pella, who is playing in the Wimbledon main draw just for the third time in his career, lost his openers at The Championships in 2013 and 2016.

"On grass, the ball bounces really low so it was a good test".

"I went on court with the determination to play at the right intensity".

Nadal is seeking a first Wimbledon title since 2010, which would also make him just the second man to do the French Open-Wimbledon double three times.

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Kukushkin, who beat British number one Kyle Edmund in the Eastbourne quarter-finals last week, showed he meant business from the opening game with his powerful forehand that seemed to take both Nadal and the packed Centre Court by surprise.

Thursday's incidents are not the first time that Nadal and Bernardes have clashed.

The big-serving American's ace tally was the third-most at Wimbledon, as he extended his winning streak against qualifiers at grand slams to 10 matches.

"Sometimes straight sets and sometimes five".

But third-seeded Cilic unexpectedly fell.

Last year's beaten finalist was well in control before rain halted proceedings on Wednesday evening.

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