Tennis' top stars started Wimbledon strong, opening this year's tournament with first-round victories. Another batch of prominent performers will look to do the same Tuesday.
A day after Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova advanced, several big names will kick off their stay at the All England Club. The men highlight Day 2's marquee, with Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal hitting London's grass courts.
Here's a look at some of Tuesday's top draws, with the full order of play available at Wimbledon.com.
Tuesday's Wimbledon Viewing Info
Time (ET): 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
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No. 2 Roger Federer vs. Damir Dzumhur
Two years without a Wimbledon title represents a long lapse for Federer, a seven-time champion who captured five consecutive crowns from 2003 to 2007. After overcoming an uncharacteristic second-round loss in 2013, he bounced back to the finals last year, where he lost to Djokovic in five sets.
Seeded second behind the Serbian star, Federer eyes a potential rematch fresh off of a first-place showing at Halle, Germany. The 33-year-old said he's entering this year in a better place than the last go-around, per ESPN.com's Greg Garber:
To be honest, I was still somewhat on the way back, but things went faster than I thought they would. Whereas, this year, I feel my game is better. I've gotten used to the [new Wilson] racket. This is not the first time I'm at Wimbledon with [coach] Stefan Edberg. The work I've put in with Severin [Luthi], my coach, I could really aim for Wimbledon this year.
Federer has not won a major since 2012's Wimbledon triumph, marking his longest drought since winning his first of 17 titles 12 years ago. His road back to the top begins against Damir Dzumhur, marking their second major meeting this year.
The two collided at Roland Garros, with Federer seizing the third-round French Open match in straight sets. Federer cruised past the 23-year-old Bosnian on clay, so he shouldn't have much difficulty dispatching Dzumhur at his most successful locale.
No. 3 Andy Murray vs. Mikhail Kukushkin
While enjoying a home-court advantage in England, Andy Murray also carries the burden of an entire nation's hopes. After breaking a 77-year drought without an English male champion, he'll now look to become the first in quite some time to replicate the accomplishment, as noted by ESPN Stats & Info:
Since winning his first Wimbledon trophy two years ago, Murray has struggled to keep up with the men's alpha dogs. He has since made one finals appearance, falling to Djokovic at this year's Australian Open.
On the heels of snagging his fourth Queen's Club title, Murray earned a No. 3 seed in a tumultuous bracket, which could force him to combat Nadal in the quarterfinals and Federer in the semifinals. Before getting that far, he begins his tournament on Tuesday against Mikhail Kukushkin.
Murray has claimed their two previous meetings, both on hard courts three years ago. Ranked No. 59 heading into the showdown, the 27-year-old Kukushkin dropped both bouts in straight sets. Don't count on a heartbreaking upset spoiling the day for British fans.
No. 2 Petra Kvitova vs. Kiki Bertens
Last year, Petra Kvitova captured the Wimbledon crown, the second of her career. Since then, Serena Williams has dominated the women's division, sweeping the next three majors. Now all eyes are on the event's defending champion to end Williams' reign of terror.
Kvitova boasts a career 27-5 record at the All England Club, lasting at least to the quarterfinals in each of the past five years. While the 25-year-old takes a back seat to Williams and Sharapova, the No. 2-ranked star deserves the spotlight this week.
Her challenger is Kiki Bertens, ranked No. 108 with a 15-14 singles record this year. The two have never crossed paths, but Kvitova won't take her initial adversary lightly.
“I know that she's kind of player who she likes to play aggressive serve, really aggressive game from the baseline," Kvitova told Wimbledon.com's Alex Sharp. "That's I think how she going to play. That's going to be tough to be ready for each point, be ready for the service game and return game. We'll see.”
Look for Kvitova to keep enjoying Wimbledon success.