Rafael Nadal Starts Wimbledon With Win
Playing his first match since winning his 12th French Open title, Rafael Nadal had little trouble in making the switch from clay back to grass.
Nadal began his search for a third Wimbledon title by beating Japanese qualifier Yuichi Sugita 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 to reach the second round.
Also today, Roger Federer shrugged off an early deficit to beat Lloyd Harris of South Africa 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 on Centre Court as he began his search for a record-extending ninth Wimbledon title.
Sam Querrey of the United States took the last nine games and upset No. 5 seed Dominic Thiem to make the French Open runner-up the third top-10 man already gone in Wimbledon's first round.
And hard-serving American John Isner finished off his opening match at Wimbledon in straight sets, beating Casper Ruud of Norway.
In women's action, Serena Williams opened her bid for a 24th Grand Slam title with a straight-set victory over Giulia Gatto-Monticone of Italy 6-2, 7-5.