Nadal heads into the third round

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The Israeli tennis star Dudi Sela was beaten Tuesday by world number one Rafael Nadal in the first round of the Wimbledon Grand Slam tournament, in his third loss to the Spaniard in three career matches.

The Croatian, who lost to Roger Federer in last year's final, was cantering to victory on Wednesday evening, before rain stopped play, taking the first two sets 6-3 6-1 on Court 1.

"I have played the qualies and three matches this week which were all three sets", said 29-year-old Rodina, one of six mothers in the draw at the start of the tournament.

"The rain coming helped me a lot", the 28-year-old, who had not won a match at Wimbledon in his two previous visits before this year, told BBC Sport. "Probably I should go to toilet".

Third seed Marin Cilic let a two-set lead slip as he was knocked out in the second round of Wimbledon by Argentina's Guido Pella.

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Former champions Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal remained on course for a semifinal meeting.

Three-time major victor Stan Wawrinka was unable to follow up his first round defeat of sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov when he lost 7-6 (9/7), 6-3, 7-6 (8/6) to Italian qualifier Thomas Fabbiano.

Wawrinka, whose ranking has fallen to 224th following knee surgery, came from a set down to upset sixth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov in the first round for just his second Grand Slam victory since last year's Wimbledon.

Djokovic overcame an apparent thigh problem to beat Horacio Zeballos 6-1 6-2 6-3, while top-ranked Nadal defeated Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 6-4 6-3 6-4. But he easily held serve in the next game and broke Zeballos again to close out the match.

The two-time champion never quite got to grips with the unorthodox Kazakh's low, skidding shots and faced 13 break points in an entertaining Centre Court contest.

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Thursday's incidents are not the first time that Nadal and Bernardes have clashed.

Anderson hit 34 aces to beat Andreas Seppi 6-3 6-7 (5) 6-3 6-4 and set up a third-round meeting with Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany.

John Isner, the United States ninth seed, saved two match points, fired 64 aces and 88 winners to defeat Belgian qualifier Ruben Bemelmans 6-1, 6-4, 6-7 (6/8), 6-7 (3/7), 7-5.

Keys fired 15 aces in the match but also committed 48 unforced errors.

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