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Wimbledon: Day three in pictures

Wimbledon: Day three in pictures”

The second round of Wimbledon got underway on Wednesday, and top seed Andy Murray made short work of Dustin Brown in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2.

Andy Murray is expecting the first real test of his Wimbledon title credentials when he takes on flamboyant Italian Fabio Fognini in the third round on Friday.

"He started the match very well but I found my way into it and was able to get to some of his drop volleys and make some passing shots", Murray said afterward.

"Once I got the break in the first set, I felt the momentum was with me". Even on match point, Brown went for an incredible drop shot on Murray's serve while trying to move away from the body serve. Most of the guys you play, you can try to find a way where you know you can hurt them.

He famously beat Rafael Nadal at the same stage of Wimbledon two years ago, while Murray's defeat to Brown's serve-volleying compatriot Mischa Zverev at the Australian Open in January would have given him encouragement.

'I believe that I can have a good run here. I've always done it, and everyone is sort of saying I'm walking that way because of my hip.

But last year's quarter-finalist Pouille is out, the Frenchman beaten in four sets by Jerzy Janowicz on Court Three.

Konta has reached the third round for the first time at the All England Club, but after a strong year in which she has established herself in the top 10 the Briton will be looking to advance much further. "I mean, it's interesting to see the highlights. but when they're rallying for 45 shots, you're sitting and you're feeling, 'OK, can I quit tennis, please?'"

Lower-seeded winners on the day were No. 12 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, No. 16 Gilles Muller who beat Lukas Rosol 9-7 in the fifth, No. 18 Roberto Bautista Agut, No. 24 Sam Querrey, No. 26 Steve Johnson, No. 28 Fabio Fognini, No. 30 Karen Khachanov, and No. 32 Paolo Lorenzi.

The defending men's champion was imperious on Centre Court as he outfoxed the wily German-Jamaican Dustin Brown for the loss of just seven games. Up next for Johnson is seventh-seed Marin Cilic, who moved past Florian Mayer 7-6 (2), 6-4, 7-5.

"It was decided at the very last minute, I feel very fortunate to have come through that". I was 6-2, 5-1 up.

Nadal advanced against American Donald Young 6-4, 6-2, 7-5.

"I know people were looking at his hip, but there's no question having watched him practice last week that it's something that has been troubling him".

"I live it for the whole season and try to really perform the best that I can in every event that I enter".

With the women's field wide open in the absence of pregnant 2016 champion and 23-times grand slam victor Serena Williams, Konta is among the women being tipped for a run at the title - 40 years after Briton Virginia Wade lifted the trophy in 1977.



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