Tennis Gossip – Stefanos Tsitsipas will be looking to avoid another first round exit
Wimbledon returned on Monday with the likes of Novak Djokovic, Andry Murray and Emma Raducanu all winning their first round matches.
There’s plenty more to look forward to on Tuesday and Sportsmail has picked out some of the best matches to watch out for.
This will be Tsitsipas’s fifth venture on to the Wimbledon lawns. The No 4 seed has fallen at the first hurdle on all but one occasion.
On paper, Swiss qualifier Ritschard should not provide much of a barrier to round two — for the world No 188 this is a first Grand Slam experience. Not a bad way to start — third on Court 1.
No 4 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas has fallen at the first hurdle on all but one occasion
What a treat for the crowd on Court 3. After Britain’s Paul Jubb tries to solve a puzzle named Nick Kyrgios, another intriguing encounter awaits.
Auger-Aliassime underscored his grass-court credentials last year, when he reached a first major quarter-final at Wimbledon.
Cressy outlined his last week, serving and volleying his way past Dan Evans, Cam Norrie and Jack Draper en route to the final at Eastbourne.
Serena Williams (US) v Harmony Tan (Fra)
One woman is making her Wimbledon debut. For the other, this is appearance No 21. One has never progressed beyond the second round of Grand Slam, the other has failed to reach round three here only once.
That was last year and that first-round loss was Serena’s last singles match of any kind. How many more are left? We might have a decent idea after this.
Serena Williams has failed to reach round three at Wimbledon on only one occasion
None of the 17 Britons in the singles draws lives in the shadows like 24-year-old Gray. Win, however, in his first Wimbledon singles match on Court 14 today and that might change.