The All England Club will play host to the 2014 Wimbledon tournament for the next two weeks, and after an exciting Day 1 of action from London, the first round of action continues on Day 2.
A few of tennis' biggest names will be embarking on their championship journeys on Tuesday. Even though the entire field has championship aspirations, the typical names will likely be the ones involved at the end of the tournament.
For now, nearly the entire field is still in contention. That field will get whittled down on Day 2. Don't miss any of the action. Last year's early rounds at Wimbledon produced some shocking results. You don't want to miss early upsets, do you?
Below you'll find a complete listing of TV info, including live stream information and two matches to watch on Day 2.
|2014 Wimbledon Day 2 Schedule|
|Tues., June 24||7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m||ESPN|
|11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.||ESPNEWS|
|2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.||ESPN2|
Matches to Watch on Day 2
Men's: Rafael Nadal vs. Martin Klizan
Rafael Nadal dominated the French Open at Roland Garros, but a clay surface yields different results than a grass surface for the Spaniard. With that being the case, he is focusing all of his attention on Round 1. He's not looking ahead, and that's just what he told the ATP World Tour's official site:
I don't see farther than today. I have a tough first round against [Martin] Klizan. For the last two years I lost in the first and second round…I start from the first round in every surface. You can imagine even more here on grass.
Personally I feel that I am doing things better. It is true that for the last couple of years I didn't play lot of matches on grass, but I am confident that I can do it again. I am not talking about winning, (rather) talking about play better than what I did the last couple of years on grass.
Nadal received a tough draw at Wimbledon this time around. He is in the same half as Roger Federer, and he could potentially match up against Kei Nishikori or Milos Raonic in later rounds. But for now, it's Klizan who is garnering his attention.
These two competitors have faced off just once against each other. Nadal defeated Klizan in the 2013 French Open, but that result shouldn't mean much at Wimbledon. Clay is a far better surface for Nadal, and grass can be an issue at times.
Most of Nadal's problems on grass surfaces come from a lack of familiarity with them, as he doesn't participate in too many grass tournaments. That makes him semi-vulnerable at the All England Club.
Nadal left Wimbledon early last year, so it's worth watching to see if he'll bow out early yet again.
Women's: Simona Halep vs. Teliana Pereira
Simona Halep has also struggled at Wimbledon in the past, but she has been in good form in the past year. The Associated Press, via SI.com, broke down how she has fared recently:
Halep has never been past the second round at the grass-court major.
But she reached the second week at each of the past three Grand Slam tournaments, getting to the fourth round at last year's U.S. Open and the quarterfinals at the Australian Open in January, before making it to the final at Roland Garros this month.
Halep will be riding a strong performance in the French Open. Even though she lost to Maria Sharapova, Halep still pushed the final to three sets by picking up the second. She faltered in set Nos. 1 and 3, but she was overall solid in the match. Sharapova had to work hard to grab the victory.
The Romanian has been in tennis for a few years now, but it appears as if she is finally coming into her own. With three quality finishes in a row in Grand Slams, Halep is a contender at Wimbledon. The women's field isn't easy to get through, but Halep could surprise.
Don't miss the first step of her title hopes on Tuesday.
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