Wins for Nadal and Federer
A review of the men's singles action on day two of Wimbledon, including wins for Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.
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World number one Rafael Nadal and seven-time champion Roger Federer made it a clean sweep of the men's big guns through to the second round at Wimbledon.
Nadal, the nine-time and current French Open champion, recovered from what was a spirited opening attack by Martin Klizan, ranked some 50 places below him, to close out a 4-6 6-3 6-3 6-3 on Centre Court.
The victory in just shy of three hours set up another showdown with Nadal's 2012 Wimbledon conqueror Lukas Rosol, who beat Frenchman Benoit Paire.
"I didn't see who was in the second round. I was just concentrating on the first round," said Czech Rosol.
"I played good tennis on that day [in 2012]. I was serving good, returning good. Until the last point, nobody knows the winner, so I will just try and play my game on Thursday."
Federer produced a vintage display in winning 6-1 6-1 6-3 against Italian Paolo Lorenzi on Court One, joining defending champion Andy Murray and top seed Novak Djokovic in the round of 64 after their wins on Monday.
Federer will next play Gilles Muller of Luxembourg, who beat Frenchman Julien Benneteau.
Earlier, another Frenchman in Jo-Wilfried Tsonga made quick work of finishing off his rain-delayed clash against Austrian Jurgen Melzer, which was held over from Monday night because of a rain delay.
The French 14th seed was a game away from the winning line and served out for a 6-1 3-6 3-6 6-2 6-4 victory, but he knows hopes of progress deep into the grand slam will be dependent on getting past the 'big four'.
"They are just too good, and it is tough," said Tsonga, who will play Sam Querrey on Wednesday after the American came through in five sets against compatriot Bradley Klahn. "We (all) practise the same, but we don't have the same reward."
Elsewhere, fifth seed Stanislas Wawrinka returned to winning ways at SW19, having not tasted a victory since 2011.
The Australian Open champion beat Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-3 6-4 6-3.
"I am happy to be here, am playing good tennis and know that I can make some damage here," the Swiss said. "We will take it match after match and we will see where it will end."
Japan's 10th seed Kei Nishikori also advanced by defeating Kenny De Schepper of France 6-4 7-6 (7/5) 7-5, and Australian Lleyton Hewitt earned a 6-2 6-7 (16/14) 6-1 6-4 win against Pole Michal Przysiezny.
Hewitt, the 2002 Wimbledon champion, said: "This is what I still play for. You do all the hard work to come back and play in places like this. You don't get sick of coming out here and playing at Wimbledon."
Ivo Karlovic, the 29th-seeded Croatian, crashed down 32 aces but still lost in straight sets to Canadian Frank Dancevic.
France's Richard Gasquet, seeded 13th, needed five sets to see off Australian James Duckworth, but impressive Canadian eighth seed Milos Raonic coasted past Matthew Ebden in straight sets, 6-2 6-4 6-4.
The 23-year-old may be touted as a dark horse, but the Canadian is not about to get ahead of himself.
"Just because somebody says it's going to happen doesn't mean it's going to happen," Raonic said.
"I am looking forward to the challenges. My goal is to play better and if I am able to play more matches, to keep winning."