Former world tennis champions Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal easily advanced in the 2015 Wimbledon Championships after both men defeated their respective rivals with straight-set wins in the first round, said BBC.
Men's No. 2 seed Federer needed only 67 minutes to dump newcomer Damir Dzumhur 6-1 6-3 6-4.
The 29-year-old Nadal wowed the crowd with an impressive 6-4 6-2 6-3 victory against Thomaz Bellucci despite temperature hitting 30C. The Wimbledon is being held in outdoor arena in one of the hottest days of the year in Britain.
But neither Federer nor Nadal are complaining. The two-time Wimbledon world champion Nadal said, "In Australia it can be worse. It's actually beautiful. When you have this weather in Wimbledon, it's probably one of the best places in the world."
The No. 10 seeded Nadal was satisfied with his performance so far even though he hit only one ace and committed five double faults during his match against Bellucci.
"It was a very positive victory," he said and added, "Straight sets, no bad feelings, good backhands. The forehand needs to be a bit more aggressive."
Also on Tuesday, No. 3 seed Andy Murray of Britain defeated No. 50 seed Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazaksthan, 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 6-4, in two hours and 13 minutes as the temperature hit 41C on Centre Court in West London, BBC reported,
"It was a tough match. I made it hard for myself in the second set," Murray was quoted BBC Sport during a post-game interview. Murray's victory gave Britain four players to advance in the second round of the Wimbledon Championship since 2006. The other British players are Liam Broady, Aljaz Bedene and James Ward in round two, plus Heather Watson.
"For me, it's nice," Murray said commenting on the victory of his countrymen. "I know all of them fairly well. "I've obviously spent a lot of time training with James, really more the last 12, 18 months. Aljaz I don't know so well. Heather obviously had a good win today, too. Liam's a nice guy. He's good fun to be around. It's good for British tennis. The more wins and more players we can have in these events, it makes a difference."
Novak Djokovic is 5/4 Favorite to Win at Wimbledon
The top seed Novak Djokovic is 5/4 favorite to win at Wimbledon at sportsbooks according to OddsShark.com. The Serbain superstar has advanced 13 times in the finals in the last 18 major tournaments since 2011 and has won seven major titles since then. Djokovic is expected to add the 2015 Wimbledon Championship on his cap, SB Nation said.
Djokovic has already won the Wimbledon twice, first in 2011 and repeated the feat in 2014. He finished the tournament as a runner up in 2013. This year alone, Djokovic has won five singles titles, including the Australian Open and is aiming to win two major titles in the same season for the first time since he won three in 2011
To watch the Wimbledon Championship live, visit http://www.wimbledonlivestream.net/ for official online video streaming of all the matches at Wimbledon 2015! See all the courts, all the men's and ladies singles and doubles games live for free through a pc, mac, ipad or iphone here!!
You can also watch a live stream at WatchESPN. To get the full schedule for seeded matches, click here for the order of play. You can also visit the 2015 Wimbledon Championship official Facebook page.