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Strawberries and cream

Wimbledon fortnight has begun and while rain on the first day failed to stop play on the now-covered Centre Court, it stayed dry long enough for Portugal to lose its only interest.

Frederico Gil was never seen with a chance during his 6-4, 6-1, 6-4 opening round defeat to Israeli world No84 Dudi Sela and attention will now focus on the likes of Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.

While the women’s draw looks to be entirely unpredictable this year, the above mentioned three men, together with Novak Djokovic, should dispute the men’s title.