Wimbledon - five facts

By admin
25 June 2014

It's the third day of the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world.

Five facts on Wednesday, the third day of Wimbledon:

- Top seed Novak Djokovic takes on Radek Stepanek on Centre Court. A top seed has lost in the second round at Wimbledon just once in the Open Era -- when Djokovic's coach Boris Becker lost to Peter Doohan in 1987.

- Reigning Queen's champion Grigor Dimitrov takes on 20-year-old Luke Saville, the second youngest man to reach the second round this year after 19-year-old Australian compatriot Nick Kyrgios, in a match between two former Wimbledon boys' singles champions. Dimitrov won the junior title in 2008 while Saville was the 2011 champion.

- Fabio Fognini takes on Germany's Tim Puetz who recorded his first Tour-level match-win in the first round at the age of 26 -- a late success for the man who played US college tennis at Aubum University in Alabama.

- Australia's Casey Dellacqua, who faces Polish fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska, was outside the top 200 at 209 as recently as September, but has climbed 173 spots since. She fought off a match point in the first round against Anett Kontaveit.

- Both Li Na and her second round foe Yvonne Meusberger are glad to be on the Wimbledon grass. Li lost against Kristina Mladenovic in her French Open first round while Meusburger had lost seven of nine matches --including four straight openers during the clay court season.

- SAPA

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