Wimbledon 2011: Most Intriguing Matchups for Day 3 at the Championships

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Wimbledon 2011: Most Intriguing Matchups for Day 3 at the Championships
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As action got underway at the Wimbledon tournament, there were some very exciting matches during round one–which is almost over after being slowed by rain on the opening day.

Almost half of the matches on Monday's slate needed to be resheduled for Tuesday in an attempt to keep the tournament's agenda intact.  A few of Tuesday's matches could not be completed before darkness fell. They will have to be squeezed in during Wednesday's "Order of Play."

There were a few surprising results in the opening round. Lleyton Hewitt, we were told, could barely walk. Yet, the Aussie managed to out hit and out think Kei Nishikori over four sets 6-1, 7-6, 6-7, 6-3.

Another man who was touted as being as good as dead on his feet was Fernando Gonzalez who rose and ran, upsetting the No. 22 seed Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-3, 7-6, 6-7, 6-4.  That was a shocker.

Marin Cilic continued his disappointing results, losing to country Ivan Ljubicic 7-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. Cilic will, undoubtedly, fall out of the top 30. 

Additionally, on the ladies side of the draw, Shahar Peer lost her opening round match as did the No. 15 seed Jelena Jankovic.

There will be more upsets and surprising results as the tournament progresses.

Day 3 promises some top-notch action with Nadal, no doubt, overcoming Ryan Sweeting and Andy Murray getting past Tobias Kamke of Germany.

Nothing is guaranteed, however, especially in the following 10 matches that promise some entertaining action on Wednesday at Wimbledon.

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