A straightforward win for David and also a quick one - it took him merely 69 minutes to defeat Ruben Bemelmans 6-4, 6-2.
In the third round tomorrow, his next opponent will now be Edouard Roger-Vasselin (#67), who beat Andy Roddick today. Edit: And that match is scheduled on Centre Court.
Edit: Lots of pics by Istabraq and Denise (thank you both!) now on the Photo Page.
Everything else tomorrow...
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6.06pm local: David's match is now next up on Court 1.
They both have longish blond hair, they're both not very tall, at least not by tennis player standards, and they both prefer playing on hardcourt. But that's pretty much as far as the similarities go between David and his opponent today, 24-year-old Ruben Bemelmans.
Amongst other things because, as can be seen above, Bemelmans is a lefty.
For Ruben Bemelmans, at #131 currently ranked the highest he's ever been ranked in his career, this is already his second tournament on grass of the season, though at the Nottingham Challenger last week, he didn't make it past the first round. Bemelmans usually plays Challenger events, with the two finals that he reached at Heilbronn and Athens as his best results this year, plus two further semifinals. At the ATP level, however, today's match is only the third that Bemelmans gets to play this season (and number 16 in total), after a first-round exit at Indian Wells (lost to Matosevic) and his victory over Malek Jaziri yesterday. On grass, this is going to be the sixth match of his career.
Just like yesterday, David will be faced with an opponent he probably doesn't know anything about. And one that I as well don't know anything about. But given that Bemelmans apparently isn't that tall (Edit: either 1.73m or 1.83m, depending on the source; the ATP site has no info on that) I doubt that he's a serve monster, though he's probably a good mover.
Still, in the end, it'll be up to David to "believe in his game", as he likes to say.
Also just like yesterday, there won't be any streams, only the scoreboard...