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Djokovic Advancing to Round Three at Wimbledon; Rudd, Kontaveit and Muguruza Ousted

Wimbledon Championships—London, England

Top ranked Novak Djokovic breezed into the third round of Wimbledon on Wednesday after he dismissed Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-1, 6-4, 6-2. Needing two hours to advance, Djokovic hit one ace, won 82 percent of his first serve points and broke serve on five occasions.

The world No. 3 will next face fellow Serb Miomir Kecmanovic, who defeated Alejandro Tabilo in four sets.

Elsewhere, No. 3 seed Casper Ruud was upset by Ugo Humbert in four sets, while American Frances Tiafoe advanced over Maximilian Marterer 6-2, 6-2, 7-6(3).

David Goffin, Christian Harrison and Steve Johnson also advanced to the third round.

On the women’s side, No. 2 seed Anett Kontaveit and No. 9 seed Garbine Muguruza were both ousted by Jule Niemeier and Greet Minnen, respectively. Hard-serving Czech Karolina Pliskova advanced to the second round after she dismissed Tereza Martincova in straight sets.

Brit’s Emma Raducanu and two-time winner Andy Murray will be featured later in the day on Wednesday.

Thursday’s action at Wimbledon will feature Iga Swiatek, Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios.

Second-round results:

(1) Novak Djokovic Defeats Thanasi Kokkinakis 61 64 62
Ugo Humbert Defeats (3) Casper Ruud 36 62 75 64
(23) Frances Tiafoe Defeats Maximilian Marterer 62 62 763
(25) Miomir Kecmanovic Defeats Alejandro Tabilo 764 763 36 63
David Goffin Defeats (31) Sebastian Baez 61 62 64
Christian Harrison Defeats (32) Oscar Otte 13 (RET)
Steve Johnson Defeats Ryan Peniston 63 62 64

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