Wimbledon 2019 Matches: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams

Ross Houston
July 2, 2019

Barty, who is bidding to become the first woman since Serena Williams in 2015 to win both the French Open and Wimbledon in the same season, drew on the film The Lion King to describe how she felt leading into the match.

Here is a detailed look at those three matches that highlight the second day at Wimbledon. In what has been his debut at the most prestigious event in the world, Harris played on a very high level in the opening set before Roger took charge to march towards the finish line, securing the 96th victory here and entering the second round for the 18th time.

Fifth seed Dominic Thiem, runner-up at the French Open, crashed out in the first round at the All England Club after having to retire at the same stage previous year, losing 6-7 (4) 7-6 (1) 6-3 6-0 to American Sam Querrey.

Now ranked #2 in the world when it comes to men's tennis, Rafael Nadal will face off against Japan's Yuichi Sugita on the 2nd of July for his first match of the Wimbledon 2019 tournament.

"The mindset has to be that you can play tough matches also the first week and still win in the second week", said Federer.

"Kind of came into it thinking kind of like hakuna matata (Swahili for no trouble and a title of a song in the film), just relax and go for it", said the 23-year-old.

Federer's great rival Rafael Nadal will also play his first match of this year's championships, the two-time champion facing Japanese qualifier Yuichi Sugita.

The American was one of four top-10 seeded women to lose in the first round previous year, and also went out in her opening match in 2017. "So it is a challenge".

Serena Williams renews her bid for her 24th Grand Slam title and eighth at Wimbledon with a Centre Court match against Giulia Gatto-Monticone of Italy.

The 31-year-old Italian is a late bloomer, having played her first professional match in 2002.

The sixth-seeded Czech reached the Australian Open final and won tournaments in Sydney and Stuttgart this year, but she missed the French Open with a left forearm injury.

Kvitova, who won the grass-court Grand Slam in 2011 and 2014, beat Ons Jabeur of Tunisia 6-4, 6-2 on No. 3 Court.

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