It was once again all too easy for world number one Novak Djokovic on day three at Wimbledon as the defending champion cruised into the third round.
The Serbian was rarely troubled by France’s Adrian Mannarino as Djokovic won in straight sets 6-4 6-3 7-6 (7/5) as he sets his sights on a third consecutive Wimbledon title.
He is joined in the third round by third seed Roger Federer who comfortably saw off British qualifier Marcus Wiliis 6-0 6-3 6-4 in his quest for a first grand slam title in four years.
Thomas Berdych was victorious in his first outing at Wimbledon as he overcame a tough challenge against Croat Ivan Dodig 7-6 (7/5) 5-7 6-1 7-6 (7/2) to reach the second round.
Highly-rated Austrian Dominic Thiem overcame his first hurdle with an easy 7-5 6-4 6-4 straight sets win over German Florian Mayer and is joined in the second round by Aussie Bernard Tomic as he had to battle from a set down to knock out Spain’s Fernando Verdasco 4-6 6-3 6-3 3-6 6-4.
In women’s action, two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova started off her tournament with a routine victory as the tenth seed strolled to a 6-0 6-4 victory over Romanian Sorana Cirstea.
It was all to easy for Poland’s Agnieszka Radwańska who cruised past Ukrainian Kateryna Kozlova 6-2 6-1 in her first round match, while Briton Johanna Konta picked up her first Wimbledon victory with a 6-1 7-5 win over Puerto Rico’s Monica Puig to reach the second round.
It was also an easy win for seventh seed Bellinda Bencic who cruised past Bulgaria’s Tsvetana Pironkova 6-2 6-3 and is joined in the second round by Candaian Eugenie Bouchard, who enjoyed a comfortable 6-3 6-4 win over Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia.