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Wimbledon: Carlos Alcaraz, Andy Murray advance to second round

Updated on: 28 June,2022 01:56 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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After a yo-yoing battle with Struff winning the 1st and 2nd set, Alcaraz gritted it out and fought back to win the last two sets 7(7)-6(3) 6-4

Wimbledon: Carlos Alcaraz, Andy Murray advance to second round

Carlos Alcaraz celebrates after winning against Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff during their men's singles tennis match on the first day of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships. Pic/ AFP


Highly-rated teenager Carlos Alcaraz didn't have the most comfortable day in the field against Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff, and had to fight his way through 5 thrilling sets to progress to the second round of Wimbledon.


After a yo-yoing battle with Struff winning the 1st and 2nd set, Alcaraz gritted it out and fought back to win the last two sets 7(7)-6(3) 6-4.



The Spaniard's next test will be against Tallon Griekspoor from the Netherlands.


Meanwhile, former World no.1 Andy Murray had a relatively easier outing against James Duckworth. Although, he dropped the first set 6-4, he went on to win back-to-back sets, beating Duckworth 6-3 6-2 6-4.

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Murray will face John Isner in the second round. It's a battle Andy will relish considering he holds an 8-0 head-to-head record against Isner.

(With inputs from ANI)

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