Roberto Bautista Agut (8) d Miomir Kecmanovic 6-3 6-3 6-7(3) 3-6 6-3
Bautista-Agut survives a huge shift in momentum to grab the 5th set. Age was clearly not a worry in this match. Agut responds well to pressure and was more clinical when it came to break points; 7/13 (63%) compared to 4/11 (36%).
Aljaz Bedene d Yoshihito Nishioka 6-1 6-0 6-2
Bedene had played half as long in his first round match compared to the Jap. Nishioka winning a 5 set, 5 hour thriller against 28th seed John Isner. Nishioka was just too tired and could not compete to such a standard against an in-form Bedene.
Cristian Garin (17) d Marc Polmans 7-6(3) 2-6 6-2 7-6(5)
Garin was not looking stable at all, with 5 breaks for each player. Garin does always seem to get the job done, but it is worrying how this will match up against Spanish hustler Pedro Martinez.
Alexander Zverev (4) d Tennys Sandgren 7-5 6-2 6-3
Zverev serving and playing very well, winning 84% of his first serves, and 88% of his second serves, which is an incredible second serve stat, only creating one break point for the American. Zverev showing some of his most consistent matches thus far. Very good signs for the tournament.
James Duckworth d Sam Querrey 7-5 6-7(4) 6-3 6-2
The Aussie getting his equal-best win of his career. Not often someone can serve better than Sam Querrey; who served 40 aces in his first round match. The world 91 can have his incredible parts of matches, but is usually more inconsistent, but proved very consistent this match.
Matteo Berrettini (7) d Botic van de Zandschulp 6-3 6-4 7-6(4)
The Italian showing why he is a force to be reckoned with, a confident straight-sets victory, serving 20 aces and winning 83% of his first serves. The one concerning part of the game is his inconsistencies leading to break point opportunities for the Dutch man, actually having more break point opportunities than Berrettini, but could not convert; Berrettini (2/7) compared to van de Zandschulp (0/9).
Pedro Martinez d Gael Monfils (13) 6-3 6-4 4-6 7-6(5)
Although a big underdog, Monfils is always an inconsistent player. Martinez has showed his form well in Grand Slams with a 3rd Round appearance at the Australian Open and a 2nd Round appearance at Roland Garros. Martinez has a hustler mentality, and should win a set against Cristian Garin.
Cameron Norrie (29) d Alex Bolt 6-3 6-1 6-2
It was just another day at the office for Norrie. A slow day to start, with Bolt holding a 3-0 lead to begin, but the battle of the lefties began as Norrie fought back, breaking back twice to win the first set, and breaking a total of 7 times throughout the match.
Jordan Thompson d Kei Nishikori 7-5 6-4 5-7 6-3
Thompson does it again! Taking down 2-time Wimbledon Quarterfinalist! Thompson played aggressive and consistent, winning 81% of his first serves, and just staying that bit more consistent than usual, enough to shock the Jap. Thompson has never made it past the 1st Round here in Wimbledon. He is also playing doubles, which could rock his energy a bit.
Illy Ivashka d Jeremy Chardy 6-4 3-6 2-6 4-6
Both huge servers, but it was Chardy grabbing the first set in a relatively tight contest. When it comes to the latter sets, it is usually the one younger one to pounce through, and Chardy could not stay consistent enough. Even though Chardy beat Karatsev in 3 sets, it was a hell of a fight. Ivashka should get the job done against Aussie Jordan Thompson in the 3rd Round.
Hubert Hurkacz (14) Marcos Giron 6-3 6-2 6-4
The Polish man dismissed the American, not giving himself any opportunities to break. The 14th seed has seemed to turn a corner, not being broken yet in the tournament. He can turn off, especially when playing someone like Alexander Bublik. This match will no doubt be entertaining.
Roger Federer (6) d Richard Gasquet 7-6(1) 6-1 6-4
The Swiss Maestro had a bit of a fight in the first set, but breezed through the next two sets. Federer did give Gasquet 5 break point opportunities, but Federer sliced them away. Federer clinical in his own break point conversions, converting 3/6 break points against the Frenchman.
Nick Kyrgios d Gianluca Mager 7-6(7) 6-4 6-4
Kyrgios in phenomenal form, serving 29 aces and winning 89% of first serves and winning 85% of second serves. His aggressive game and sheer pressure he holds on opponents should be illegal! His lethal game continues to destruct opponents, not even creating any break points on his serve.
Felix Auger-Aliassime (16) d Mikael Ymer 6-4 4-6 7-6(4) 6-1
Felix is looking as spirited as ever, taking the last set in fashion! Ymer has definitely upped his game, and Felix answered well. Felix has had issues responding to opponent's pressure, but when Ymer put pressure to Felix in the second and third set, Felix responded well, winning 4/5 break points (80%) when he can sometimes average only 20% conversion of break points.
Marin Cilic (32) d Benjamin Bonzi 6-4 3-6 6-3 7-6(5)
Cilic was put under pressure in the second set, but was otherwise comfortable in the 4 set victory. Bonzi actually serving on par with Cilic, but Cilic's returning game was just too good, creating 17 break points compared to the Frenchman's 7.
Daniil Medvedev (2) d Carlos Alcaraz Garfia 6-4 6-1 6-2
After Garfia's 5 set thriller in the first round, Medvedev was ready to toy with the 18yo. It was a guessing game for Garfia when returning Medvedev's serve, but did break twice in the match. Medvedev was relatively emotionless in the match, which can be seen as a good thing, showing that he is stabilising his emotions. Some good hopes for the future.