But it was to be a familiar tale as the Swiss star began his quest for a record-extending ninth Wimbledon title in glorious sunshine with a crushing 6-1 6-3 6-4 victory over Lajovic to rally through to a second-round meeting against Lukas Lacko of Serbia or French qualifier Benjamin Bonzi. "It's been a couple of years since I played on grass, so it is hard trying to find the rhythm". However, they have not met at Wimbledon since, with Nadal failing to go past the fourth round of the competition for the past six years, albeit injury was mostly to blame. I felt like I was dealing with it really, really nicely, and it gave me great confidence for this year coming back on grass.
Also drawing attention was eight-time Wimbledon champ Roger Federer's new clothing sponsorship, during his easy-as-can-be victory at Centre Court.
"For me, after 30 years always so important to be competitive and to challenge the best players in the world".
"In truth, we all want that Roger-Rafa final", she added. Of course I love to play at Queen's [he last appeared there in 2015]. "As long as he's here, I'm going to try to be here".
Monday's other Centre Court matches see Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki face Varvara Lepchenko of the United States while Bulgarian sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov, a semi-finalist in 2014, faces three-time major victor Stan Wawrinka.
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Willlian's ball beat Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa and Jesus, but not Neymar, who was there to score his team's first goal. Moments later, with the referee finding no fault by Layun in the incident, Neymar was back on his feet and running perfectly.
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His shot from a tight angle forces Akinfeev into a save! Their match against Spain didn't exactly get off to a dream start. Despite the added time of two minutes, both times retreated for the 15-minute break with the scoreboard flashing 1-1.
The 2014 semi-finalist was stunned by three-time Slam victor Stan Wawrinka 1-6, 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (7/5), 6-4.
In addition to Federer's Nike RF logo, the logo on the right shoe has the No. 8, reflecting how many Wimbledon's he has won.
Wozniacki breezed past Varavara Lepchenko 6-0, 6-3, Pliskova defeated Harriet Dart 7-6 (7/2), 2-6, 6-1 and Williams won 6-7 (3/7), 6-2, 6-2 against Johanna Larsson.
Not so impressed or impressive were the 10th seed, David Goffin, rolled over in straight sets by Matthew Ebden - part of a rare Australian cavalry charge - and the French Open finalist, Dominic Thiem, who had to retire injured when trailing in the third set against the old warhorse, Marcos Baghdatis.
The former world number three is now ranked 224th due to a prolonged absence through injury.
Ivo Karlovic, 39 and the oldest man in the draw, made the second round by seeing off Mikhail Youzhny, just three years younger, 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (9/7), 6-3.