Djokovic now facing the harder route

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic
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Novak Djokovic is looking good early on at Wimbledon.

He’s not played much on the grass but his movement looks good.

It was a routine victory for him against Bobby Reynolds.

He took the match in three sets under the roof on centre court.

Moving forward, though, it is not looking quite so easy for Djokovic.

He is now in the more difficult half of the draw.

It has turned around because Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer are both out of Andy Murray’s half.

Novak has Thomas Berdych and Juan Martin del Potro.

They are similar players and both went through yesterday.

Both of them hit the ball hard and flat.

They are capable of doing some damage.

Del Potro got the bronze at the Olympics and played that epic match with Roger Federer.

Berdych has made the final here as well.

Novak would certainly fear both of them.

I think Del Potro or Berdych could give him a real test.

If Del Potro comes up against Djokovic that could be one of the matches of the tournament.

That might be a five-set contest which would be great for Andy Murray.

He could go through nicely on his way to the final, while Djokovic is battling out a five-set thriller.

Bernard Tomic also came through yesterday.

He hasn’t had a great time of it recently with a lot going on off the court, so it was good to see him win again.

In the women’s singles, Serena Williams put in another dominant display.

It was pretty much one-way traffic against French teenager Caroline Garcia who never really looked like causing her a problem.

Serena is so strong and it is very difficult to see anyone beating her.

Fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska also made progress in the competition.

I’m sure she is keen to do well here again, especially after losing in the final last year.

Sam Stosur got through and she could be one to watch.

She won the US Open in 2011 but hasn’t performed well on grass.

Maybe this could be her year to do well here.

She enjoyed a comfortable win against Russia’s Olga Puchkova and will face Sabine Lisicki in what could be a decent match in round three.

Maria Sharapova is out of the competition but she was on court three watching Grigor Dimitrov during his five set match.

There was no sign of Serena Williams back out for that one, though!