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There were less shocks on day two of the men’s 2019 Wimbledon Championships yesterday as only two of the sixteen seeds in action lost, but one was another top ten star Thiem who crashed out against Eastbourne finalist Querrey from a set up 6-7 7-6 6-3 6-0 and the other was NextGen star twenty ninth seed Shapovalov who’s disappointing 2019 season continued losing in straight sets to ATP journeyman Berankis 7-6 6-4 6-3.

It was a good day for the British men in action yesterday as three of the five players in action Norrie, Evans and Clarke joined Edmunds in the second round after all winning their respective matches in straight sets in impressive fashion.

The big men’s stars in action yesterday second seed Federer and third seed Nadal both progressed to the second round but Federer looked surprisingly rusty and/or nervous losing the first set against South African Harris 6-3, but he showed up for the remainder of the match winning the next three set for the loss of just five games. Eighth seed Nishikori and ninth seed and 2018 semi-finalist Isner also both progressed to the second round without any drama both winning in straight sets.

It’s day three at Wimbledon today and British number one Kyle Edmunds is the only British player in action today and he faces a tough test against Spanish veteran Verdasco who leads the head-to-head 2-0. Top seed and defending champion Djokovic and fourth seed and 2018 finalist Anderson are both in action today and will aim to reach the third round with as minimal fuss as possible.

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