World number one Rafael Nadal will hope to gain by his extraordinary begin to the Wimbledon battle when he squares off with Russian tennis player Mikhail Kukushkin in the second round of the men’s singles occasion here on Thursday.
The 32-year-old began off his battle with an agreeable 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 prevail upon his Israeli adversary Dudi Sela in an uneven opening round conflict.
Heading into the second match, Nadal holds a 100% winning record against the Russian player, having crushed him in all the three experiences they have played up until now.
Their last gathering was in the third round of Wimbledon, four years prior, where Nadal guaranteed an agreeable 7-6, 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 prevail upon the Russian.
In the interim, Swiss tennis star Roger Federer breezed into the third round of the title in the wake of whipping his Slovak adversary Lukas Lacko 6-4, 6-4, 6-1 in the second-round conflict.
Novak Djokovic additionally entered the third round in the wake of contending an energetically fight against Frenchman Luka Pouille 4-6, 2-6, 7-7, 6-3, 2-6.
In different conflicts of the day, twenty-one positioned Novak Djokovic will confront 37-positioned Argentina player Horacio Zeballos in his third-round conflict.