Ferrer tumbles into next round

2013-06-25 21:00
David Ferrer (AFP)

London - Fourth seed David Ferrer was tested by Martin Alund, a man who had never previously played an ATP Tour match on grass, before winning through to the second round at Wimbledon on Tuesday.

Spaniard Ferrer, who took two heavy falls on the slippery Centre Court grass, won 6-1, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2, in two hours nine minutes.

His tumbles, in the second and fourth sets, looked dramatic. On the second occasion he cried out in pain before getting up and limping back to receive serve, but the ill-effects were short-lived and he went on to break Argentine Alund for a 4-1 lead.

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Alund, a clay specialist whose grass-court experience amounts to little more than two qualifying matches at Eastbourne last week, gave Ferrer a hard time in the middle two sets and was helped to a break in the second by two double faults from the Spaniard.

French Open finalist Ferrer, however, got back on top in the final set, winning three successive games to love to go 3-1 up.

The Spaniard, a quarter-finalist here last year, hit four aces in his final two service games, including one to finish off the victory with a flourish. He will now play compatriot Roberto Bautista.

Results from the second day at Wimbledon (x denotes seeded player):

Men's singles:

First round:
Novak Djokovic (SRB x1) bt Florian Mayer (GER) 6-3, 7-5, 6-4
Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) bt Blaz Kavcic (SLO) 6-4, 6-1, 6-3
Jrmy Chardy (FRA x28) bt Ryan Harrison (USA) 7-6 (7/4), 4-6, 7-5, 6-2
Jimmy Wang (TPE) bt Wayne Odesnik (USA) 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5
Tommy Haas (GER x13) bt Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) 6-3, 7-5, 7-5
Go Soeda (JPN) bt Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT) 7-6 (8/6), 7-5, 6-1
James Blake (USA) bt Thiemo de Bakker (NED) 6-1, 6-3, 6-2
Bernard Tomic (AUS) bt Sam Querrey (USA x21) 7-6 (8/6), 7-6 (7/3), 3-6, 2-6, 6-3
Kevin Anderson (RSA x27) bt Olivier Rochus (BEL) 6-4, 6-2, 6-1
Michal Przysiezny (POL) bt Philipp Petzschner (GER) 6-3, 7-6 (8/6), 6-0
Roberto Bautista (ESP) bt Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7/3)
Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR x26) bt Gasto Elias (POR) 6-1, 7-6 (7/2), 6-2
Milos Raonic (CAN x17) bt Carlos Berlocq (ARG) 6-4, 6-3, 6-3
Igor Sijsling (NED) bt Alex Kuznetsov (USA) 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
Denis Kudla (USA) bt James Duckworth (AUS) 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 4-6, 6-1
Ivan Dodig (CRO) bt Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER x16) 4-6, 6-7 (6/8), 7-6 (7/3), 6-3, 2-1 - retired
Kei Nishikori (JPN x12) bt Matthew Ebden (AUS) 6-2, 6-4, 6-3
Leonardo Mayer (ARG) bt Aljaz Bedene (SLO) 6-2, 6-3, 6-4
Michael Llodra (FRA) bt Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) 7-6 (7/3), 6-4, 6-3
Andreas Seppi (ITA x23) bt Denis Istomin (UZB) 7-6 (8/6), 7-6 (7/3), 5-7, 3-6, 6-3
Grigor Dimitrov (BUL x29) bt Simone Bolelli (ITA) 6-1, 6-4, 6-3
Jesse Levine (CAN) bt Guido Pella (ARG) 6-4, 6-2, 4-6, 3-6, 4-3 - retired
Juan Martn Del Potro (ARG x8) bt Albert Ramos (ESP) 6-2, 7-5, 6-1

Women's singles:

First round:

Serena Williams (USA x1) bt Mandy Minella (LUX) 6-1, 6-3
Caroline Garcia (FRA) bt Zheng Jie (CHN) 6-3, 6-4
Kimiko Date Krumm (JPN) bt Carina Witthoeft (GER) 6-0, 6-2
Alexandra Cadantu (ROM) bt Tamira Paszek (AUT x28) 6-2, 7-5
Olga Puchkova (RUS) bt Arantxa Rus (NED) 6-4, 6-2
Samantha Stosur (AUS x14) bt Anna Schmiedlov (SVK) 6-1, 6-3
Laura Robson (GBR) bt Maria Kirilenko (RUS x10) 6-3, 6-4
Mariana Duque (COL) bt Julia Grges (GER) 6-4, 6-7 (3/7), 7-5
Marina Erakovic (NZL) bt Ayumi Morita (JPN) 4-6, 6-0, 7-5
Peng Shuai (CHN x24) bt Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) 6-3, 6-2
Alison Riske (USA) bt Romina Oprandi (SUI x31) 6-7 (5/7), 7-5, 3-1 - retired
Urszula Radwanska (POL) bt Mallory Burdette (USA) 7-6 (7/3), 4-6, 6-2
Angelique Kerber (GER x7) bt Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) 6-3, 6-4
Madison Keys (USA) bt Heather Watson (GBR) 6-3, 7-5
Mona Barthel (GER x30) bt Monica Niculescu (ROM) 6-3, 4-6, 7-5
Roberta Vinci (ITA x11) bt Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) 6-2, 6-1
Jana Cepelov (SVK) bt Kristna Plskov (CZE) 6-4, 6-1
Mara Teresa Torr (ESP) bt Irina Begu (ROM) 6-3, 6-4
Dominika Cibulkova (SVK x18) bt Maria Elena Camerin (ITA) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Simona Halep (ROM) bt Olga Govortsova (BLR) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
Li Na (CHN x6) bt Michalla Krajicek (NED) 6-1, 6-1

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