PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal wins first round Wimbledon opener in straight sets

Two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal  breezed into the second round on Monday with a 6-1, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Australian John Millman. Our champ become the seventh player to reach 850 match wins – after Jimmy Connors, Roger Federer, Ivan Lendl, Guillermo Vilas, John McEnroe and Andre Agassi.

It was a good opportunity for our champ to find some rhythm on grass having played only two exhibition matches at the Hurlingham Club.

Rafa hit 33 winners to Millman’s 11 and made 18 unforced errors to the 17 that came from the 28-year-old.

After the match, Rafa said:

I don’t know how well I played, but the important thing is I’m through. I had a positive feeling and I’m happy how I was hitting my forehand.

For all the players it so special playing here and after the history I have here, I was so happy to be back.

I am happy the way I have started the season and now here I have the opportunity to compete well on the grass.

Our champ will play Donald Young in the second round. The American has beaten Denis Istomin 5-7, 6-4, 6-4, 4-2 (ret).


  1. Rafa
    This is good news..all of us are so proud of our Champ … Vamos Rafa 🏸🏸🎾🎾🇮🇪🇮🇪💕

    • Lillian this is an old post from 2017, last year. This year we are hoping for a title win.

  2. Totally cutie-pie in these pics 😍 Rafa looks so happy 😁🤗

    Congrats on your first round winner and good luck tomorrow Champ 😘🍀

    VAMOS RAFA!! 🎾💪🏼😅

    • Corretion: …”Your first round WIN” 😉

      – Could be nice if there was “an edit button” in here 📝😄👍🏻

    • Rafantastic, I believe you can use either word in this instance…..Cutie pie won’t mind👍

      his winner [of a match] – he won the match – I.e., he bested someone else

      his win – he won [the match – is understood]

      Of course, my reasoning could be incorrect but both sound Gr8…🤗 as our champ champed….LOL


      • Thx. Margo believe you’re right 😉👍🏻 – Either way Rafa is A WINNER! 🎾💪🏼😃❤️🌟🥇


  3. Congrats!!!!! Great job Rafa. Just be very mindful of your knees and wrist. Stay calm and focused.

    Vamos Rafa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!God bless you always. Cheers 🙂 🙂 🙂

  4. Buen comienzo!!!!! Buena señal d k tienes buena salud…suerte para el resto dl torneo…aselante k conseguiras tu tercero en Wimblendon….

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