Tennis jerk throws money at umpire after Wimbledon shocker

Barsaba Taglieri
Luglio 6, 2017

This is not Medvedev's first accusation of umpire bias, or even the most dramatic.

Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray are safely through to the second round of Wimbledon after straight-sets opening-round wins, but fifth seed Stanislas Wawrinka is out after losing world number 49 Daniil Medvedev in four sets.

"Apparently grass is not the best surface for my knee", Wawrinka said with a grin.

"Maybe in the match, during the match, I thought that it was a bit not in my favor, but right now I can just say that it happens everywhere in every sport", Medvedev said.

The two-time Australian Open champion made the semifinals at the All England Club in 2011 and 2012.

Daniil Medvedev's first-ever Wimbledon burned hot, brief, and stupid.

Murray came into the tournament with a sore hip and at times there were hints of it as he moved around at the baseline but it was never enough to stop him from competing and progressing into the second round - where he faces Dustin Brown.

Angelique Kerber, playing in the spot on Centre Court normally reserved for the defending women's champion, beat Irina Falconi of the United States 6-4, 6-4.

Venus Williams marked her 20th Wimbledon anniversary with a 7-6 (9/7), 6-4 win against Belgiums Elise Mertens.

Australian Millman did not play poorly, but Nadal's blend of power, precision and touch proved too much for the world No. 137. "It's traditional, so it was really great to being back".

Murray, the world number one, hit 29 winners to wrap up the match in one hour 44 minutes. Other top-seeded men like Marin Cilic, Kei Nishikori and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga all were victorious on the day.

"It's my favourite tournament, my first grand slam win, so I had to kiss the grass even though people do it when they win Wimbledon, not just one match".

Below, we have full results for singles matches involving seeded competition from Monday.

Wawrinka, whose usually-potent groundstrokes misfired in the first set, managed to hurl his way back into the contest, taking advantage of a lapse in concentration from his opponent to take a 3-0 lead in the second. It was frustrating after a big win I had. "It's that simple. It's the same for Novak and the same for Rafa", said Federer who will start his Wimbledon campaign against Alexander Dolgopolov of Ukraine.

'I was expecting that the two weeks between the first loss in Queen's and now was feeling better. The last time he failed to win a match on grass prior to Wimbledon, in 2014, he reached the semifinals.

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