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When in the very first game, David ended up surrendering his serve it briefly looked like this match might turn into a piece of work for him. A little over one hour later, David converted his first match point to beat Ruben Bemelmans 6-4, 6-2. Without facing any further break points and this time limiting his slow start to the very first game of the match.
In the third round today, David now gets to face Edouard Roger-Vasselin, who defeated Andy Roddick yesterday. Another opponent for David he has never met before.
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The second set saw David getting an early break and a 3-1 lead. And if it wasn't already before then it was plain sailing from that moment on. At 5-2, with Bemelmans serving, David held his first match point at 30-40 - and he converted it promptly, 6-2.
A quick and rather easy victory for David, even though (as Istabraq and Denise report) he was somewhat grumpy throughout the match, seemingly unhappy with the court and his footing on it, and also with some of the decisions by umpire Fergus Murphy. Although Murphy let David get away with some racquet-throwing and then also some swearing - in English.
Still, an easy win and one that means David has successfully defended his third-round points from last year. Whether he can gain some additional points - we'll find out.
I'm very happy that I'll get to play the Olympics and even more so because they'll take place at Wimbledon. I get there in good shape but it could be better. (Source.)Although the venue is also the cause for some unusual concerns.
It's going to be very strange that we won't have to wear white at Wimbledon. I have no idea what they're going to come up with. (Source.)