2nd seed Novak Djokovic (SRB) breezed past Adam Pavlasek (CZE) 6-2 6-2 6-1 without breaking a sweat and will be surprised to see that his next opponent is not Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG). The 29th seed crashed out of the tournament in straight sets 6-4 6-4 7-6 to world number 589 Ernests Gulbis (LAT) who is also coming back from injury. Continue reading “The 4th Day at Wimbledon 2017 Gentlemen’s Singles Draw”
Carlos Moya has revealed the secrets behind Nadal’s recent improvements and comeback from injury.
Forehand has been adapted to “get more speed through the court”. Work on improvements in the Nadal backhand has been fairly evident as he takes more outside in backhands over inside out forehands. And “a lot of work on the serve”.
Nadal is also carrying more lead tape in the head of the racquet giving much increased power potential. Additionally, nutrition and dietary changes have been made to build even more muscle to help in reducing injuries.
The number 1 seed Angelique Kerber (GER) made simple work of her first round match against the world number 247 Irina Falconi (USA), despatching her in straight sets 6-4 6-4 in just under 90 minutes.
2nd seed, and a favourite to win, Simona Halep (ROU) cruised through to the second round beating Marina Erakovic (NZL) 6-4 6-1.