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Wimbledon: Nadal to meet Russia’s Kukushkin in second round

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Shannon Reynolds | 08 July, 2018, 01:34

World number one Rafael Nadal took a swipe at plans to introduce a shot clock at Wimbledon next year after speedily moving past Israel's Dudi Sela in the first round.

Nadal (above) swept past Mikhail Kukushkin 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 to set up a tie with Alex De Minaur and said: 'I know him.

Novak Djokovic eased into the third round of Wimbledon by beating HoracioZeballos in straight sets but the three-time champion was treated for an injury in the final set.

"I didn't want to give him an opportunity to come back to the match".

Nadal, the 17-time major victor, has not got past the fourth round since finishing runner-up to Novak Djokovic in 2011.

"But is something that is not bothering me", the Spaniard said when asked for his opinion in his news conference after a 6-3 6-2 6-2 win on Tuesday which took less than two hours on Centre Court.

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The University of Leeds Physics and Astronomy research student said: "We're a small country and it was nice to get as far as we did".

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Environment Canada has lifted heat warnings for the affected regions, including Quebec, for the next several days. There are also micro heat islands throughout the city, particularly in some of the poorer areas, he added.

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Beckham has also set a bet that if England win Ibrahimovic will have to watch an England game at Wembley wearing an England shirt. The matches will also be available live on Fox and FS1 to subscribers to DirecTV while Sling TV will have live matches on FS1.

The Argentine will next face Feliciano Lopez, who broke Federer's record by appearing in a 66th consecutive Grand Slam singles tournament as he defeated Federico Delbonis of Argentina 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. "I can't support this because I don't feel the matches that stay for the history of our sport went that quick". And Alexander Zverev was sharp in a 7-5, 6-2, 6-0 demolition over James Duckworth.

Djokovic won 6-3, 6-1, 6-2 on No. 1 Court for his 59th match victory at the All England Club.

Muguruza is bidding to reach her third Wimbledon final after winning last year's title match against Venus Williams and losing the 2015 showpiece against Serena Williams.

The two-time Grand Slam champion needed 88 minutes to see off world No. 138 Broady on Center Court.

Third seed Muguruza, 24, next faces Belgium's Alison Van Uytvanck. Their second-round match was halted by rain on Wednesday with Fabbiano leading 7-6 (7), 6-3, 5-6.

Kyrgios, seeded 15, hammered down 42 aces and unleashed 78 winners.

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