Murray and Djokovic Go into Wimbledon's Second RoundsPublished June 25, 2014 by OCR Editor
Wimbledon's third day sees top favorites Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic play interesting second round matches.
The third day at Wimbledon begins today with second rounds after no big surprises in the first ones, with no favorites like Federer or Nadal knocked out. Today's headline matches see defending champion Andy Murray meeting Blaz Rola from Slovenia and favorite Novak Djokovic meeting Czech Radek Stepanek for a tough fight.
Andy Murray vs. Blaz Rola (1pm UK time)
Andy Murray seems determined on defending his championship this year as he beat Belgium's David Goffin in three sets in the first round back in Monday. Today the No. 5 ranked Murray meets Blaz Rola from Slovenia (No. 92) who also came through against his competitor Pablo Andujar of Spain in three sets on the first round. Having never stepped on Wimbledon's Centre Court before, Rola told the press that he hopes to contain himself during the match, saying it would be a very big shock if he could win.
Novak Djokovic vs. Radek Stepanek (3:45pm UK time)
The match pitting Serbia's Novak Djokovic (No. 2) against Radek Stepanek from the Czech Republic (No. 8) is very intriguing. These are two excellent players who seemed in excellent form in their first round games, both eager to make an impression today. Djokovic was beaten by Murray in Wimbledon's Men's final last year and he will be looking to turn that around, while Stepanek is a very experienced player who beat Andy Murray just two weeks ago at Queen's Club.
These two exciting matches alongside all other Men's and Women's matches today in Wimbledon can be wagered on live over at Winner Sports. The sportsbook is offering match winner votes as well as set winners, set betting and total games in set.