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Djokovic breaks match record at Wimbledon

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Breaking one record and aiming for another, four time Grand Slam Champion Novak Djokovic making tennis history again on Wednesday, notching up the most consecutive Grand Slam match victories in the open era. Reuters' Jonathan Crane is at Wimbledon, where not even the bad weather seems to be getting in the way of the favorite.
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>> Now something we always have to contend with here at Wimbledon is the weather, and the rain played its part yesterday. Several matches delayed, forcing problems for a host of players who haven't even completed their first round matches yet. One of them is Britain's Heather Watson, and also her compatriot Joanna Conta, she did make it through in the end.
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That's her first win at Wimbledon. While elsewhere, the man they will have to beat for this tournament, Novak Djokovic. He's also safely through, he beat Adrian Mannarino in straight sets, that was his 30th consecutive Grand Slam singles victory. Now, don’t forget, Djokovic holds four Grand Slam titles already, all the four Grand Slams.
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If he gets number five here at Wimbledon, he will have broken some kind of record, because no one has ever achieved that in the open era. This Wimbledon crowd always loves an underdog, and there was no bigger underdog yesterday than Britain's Marcus Willis. The world number 772 taking on Roger Federer, a seven time champion here.
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While in the first set, it was really no contest, Federer winning it 6-0, Willis put up more of a fight and took more games off Federer in sets two and three, but he couldn't come through. But still, for a man who had only made 220 pounds before this Wimbledon Tournament, he will be celebrating a payday of 50,000 pounds.
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And you could also say he got the biggest cheer when he finally did get his name on the scoreboard. As for some of the other contenders, Petra Kvitova, a two time champion here, don't forget, she breezed through her match. She didn't even face a break point and won it in less than an hour.
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Another contender, Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland, she was through in straight sets. And Belinda Bencic also through in straight sets, overcoming a potential banana skin from Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria. She made it through before they finished for the night.