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Novak Djokovic: 'We joked with Federer in the locker room'

Novak Djokovic: 'We joked with Federer in the locker room'

It was the first time a top seed had lost in the opening round in Paris.

Wimbledon injuries listed on the BBC.

Minella is four and a half months pregnant and despite losing 6-1, 6-1 to Italian veteran Francesca Schiavone, she caught the eye of fans and pundits alike. "They've earned the right to be out there at Wimbledon, to take that money, to help them for future tournaments, if they're not injured".

Sympathy was in short supply for Wimbledon's walking wounded on Tuesday after back-to-back retirements robbed Centre Court fans of what should have been a blockbuster double bill featuring Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.

Djokovic was leading 6-3, 2-0 when Klizan suffered a calf injury, while Dolgopolov succumbed to an ankle injury in his first-round match at 6-3, 3-0 down to Federer.

He also became the third man to enter the 10, 000 ace club with the 10 aces that he thundered against Dolgopolov, joining Croats Goran Ivanisevic and Ivo Karlovic who are the only other players to have crossed that major milestone since 1991.

File image of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. Kerber the world number one, wasn't as dominant as one would expect of the current best player in the world, but she eased herself into the tournament and could well have gained the sort of momentum which is required if she is to make any further progress.

Within the space of 70 minutes, Klizan and Dolgopolov called it quits in front of the 15,000-strong crowd, leaving the centre court schedule done and dusted by 4.50 pm BST.

However, world No.3 Pliskova endured no such problems and was at consummate ease against Evgeniya Rodin to win 6-1, 6-4 in just 71 minutes during her first round match.

Meanwhile, Karolina Pliskova and Caroline Wozniacki are both also in action against Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova and Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova, respectively. There were a handful of former players and commentators who were concerned for the Australian's mental health. "I tried to use something different maybe, you know, slow him down a bit on the serve".

"I've made enough money, I've had a long career, I've been top 20". To me, everything is the same.

"A player should not go on court if he knows he (can) not finish. I keep having to remind him I was born in '91", Coco Vandeweghe on new coach Pat Cash, the 1987 champion. It is something that I have dreamed of since I was a little girl. "I think it's the best place to play in the world", Britain's Katie Boulter on Tomic's comments.

"Otherwise, I feel they should give up the spot. Jesus", Sloane Stephens on media's inquisitiveness on her stress fracture.

There had been little to separate the players in the first set, yet Klizan was in clear discomfort after that and was immediately broken by Djokovic, who then held before the Slovakian limped toward the umpire to end the encounter.

The tournament, the paying public, the campers, and probably the players most of all, will hope Wimbledon does not go on to set a new record in the coming days. Lajovic's record on tour of 10 wins and 10 losses this year compares unfavourably with Federer's impressive record of 24 wins and 2 losses. And only the biggest servers in the sport, the big Goran Ivanisevic and the even taller Ivo Karlovic, have hit more since records began in 1991.



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