Wimbledon 2012: Watch Live Stream Online of Nadal, Murray In Tuesday?s Action; Preview

on June 25 2012 11:39 PM
Petra Kvitova
Petra Kvitova did not enjoy the best of warm ups for Wimbledon, losing her opening match at Eastbourne to Ekaterina Makarova. Reuters

When and where: Day two's play at Wimbledon gets underway at 6.30 a.m. ET. Coverage will be provided by ESPN2, with a live stream available on ESPN3. Viewers in the U.K. can catch the action across the BBC, with a live stream accessible on the BBC Sport website.

Preview: After an eventful first day at SW19, there is plenty of hope for more of the same on Tuesday. Play starts on Centre Court, as is tradition, with the defending women's champion taking her first steps toward retaining her title.

The occasion is sure to be a special one for Petra Kvitova, who won her maiden Grand Slam crown a year ago. The Czech is not expected to encounter too many problems in the first round as she takes on Uzbekistan's Agkul Amanmuradova. The 28 year old has lost in the opening round in each of her four visits to Wimbledon.

Kvitova initially struggled to replicate the form that saw her upset Maria Sharapova in last year's final, but she has posted solid results in grand slams this year, reaching the semifinals at both the Australian and French Open.

One of the contenders for the men's title will also be making his first appearance at this year's championships on Tuesday as Rafael Nadal follows Kvitova onto Centre Court.

A two-time winner here, the Spaniard will be looking to hold the trophy aloft once again after the disappointment of losing last year's final to Novak Djokovic. That was the first of three successive grand slam final defeats that Nadal would suffer at the hands of the Serbian. But after ending the streak by beating Djokovic to win his seventh French Open title earlier this month, Nadal's confidence should be high as he looks to complete a Roland Garros-Wimbledon double for an incredible third time.

Nadal begins his campaign against world No. 80 Thomaz Bellucci, against whom the second seed has won all six sets played between the two.

A more competitive match may well prove to be home favorite Andy Murray up against Nikolay Davydenko. Murray, the fourth seed, will start as favorite, but will have to be wary taking on the former world No. 3. Davydenko has failed to shine on grass throughout his career, however, reaching the round of 16 on just one occasion.

One of the most anticipated first round matches also takes place on Tuesday with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga taking on former Wimbledon champion Lleyton Hewitt. It's 10 years now since the Australian claimed the trophy at the All England Club and injuries have taken their toll on the 31 year old in recent years. Hewitt is sure to be fired up, though, with the chance to take out one of the world's top players on the show court of a grand slam. Tsonga will have to be fully focused to avoid an upset.

On Court Two, Serena Williams begins her quest for a fifth Wimbledon title as she aims to recover from the disappointment of her early exit at Roland Garros. If Williams defeats Barbora Zahlavova Strycova she will hold the outright record for the active player with the most number of grand slam wins at 212.

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