Novak Djokovic won the first round but the first day’s matches were interrupted by rain. More than a dozen matches had to be postponed as play started four and a half hours late on the first day. Djokovic, one away from a record-tying 20th Grand Slam title and sixth Wimbledon, defeated 19-year-old wild card holder Jack Draper 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2.
Victims of Tsitsipas violations
Djokovic won the Australian Open and the French Open this year. He defeated Stephanos Tsitsipas in the final of the French Open in two sets. Third-ranked Tsitsipas was defeated in the first round by 57th-ranked American Francis Tiafoe 6-4, 6-4, 6-3.
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Second seed Arena Sabalenka defeated qualifier Monica Niculescu 6-1, 6-4 in the women’s match that ended the first day. 2017 champion Garbine Muguruza, 23rd-ranked Madison and 32nd-ranked Ekaterina Alexandrova also reached the next round. undecided
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First Published: June 29, 2021, 07:27 IST