Wimbledon 2018, Men's Singles, Round 1: Rafael Nadal vs Dudi Sela, Live Match Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJul 03, 2018 15:49 GMT

Nadal 6-3 6-3 6-2 Sela


15:49 (GMT)3 JUL 2018

That's all from the live coverage of the first round of Wimbledon as Rafael Nadal notches an easy win over Dudi Sela and marches on to the next round.

Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for all the live updates from WImbledon.

15:47 (GMT)3 JUL 2018

Game. Set. Match.
Nadal takes an early lead in the game but Sela crawls back in a final glimmer of hope. Good back and forth between the two players at deuce but Nadal clinches it with a couple of solid returns and wins the match.

Nadal 6-3 6-3 6-2 Sela

15:38 (GMT)3 JUL 2018

Nadal serves out an easy game and moves within a game of winning the match. Sharp services from the Mallorca man.

Nadal 6-3 6-3 5-2 Sela

15:35 (GMT)3 JUL 2018

Another long game in the third set as Nadal keeps the pressure on the Sela serve. The Spaniard makes an unforced error that gives Sela the game.

Nadal 6-3 6-3 4-2 Sela

15:29 (GMT)3 JUL 2018

Nadal starts out strong in the game with his serves. Sela produces a superb winner at the net and forces the game to deuce and the longest game of the match so far. Sela showed great persistence but Nadal somehow carved out the win to make it 4-1.

Nadal 6-3 6-3 4-1 Sela

15:20 (GMT)3 JUL 2018

Sela starts with an ace in the game but lets Nadal take over with his brilliant returns. Nadal breaks for the second time in a row.

Nadal 6-3 6-3 3-1 Sela

15:16 (GMT)3 JUL 2018

Nadal produces a clinical game strewn with phenomenal footwork and strokes and caps it all with strong serves at the end to lead in the set again. 

Nadal 6-3 6-3 2-1 Sela

15:14 (GMT)3 JUL 2018

Rafa puts the pressure back on Sela and gets a break of serve on the Israeli forcing errors out of him.  All square again.

Nadal 6-3 6-3 1-1 Sela

15:10 (GMT)3 JUL 2018

Nadal serves first in the third set. Starts out with a couple of unforced errors and Sela capitalizes to break his serve for the first time in the match.

Nadal 6-3 6-3 0-1 Sela

15:06 (GMT)3 JUL 2018

Set 3 set to begin in a few moments.

15:02 (GMT)3 JUL 2018

Nadal make Sela commit unforced errors and nabs the first set point on offer to make it 2-0 in the match.

Nadal 6-3 6-3 Sela

14:59 (GMT)3 JUL 2018

Nadal gets a step closer to winning the second set after a calm and composed service game.

Nadal 6-3 5-3 Sela

14:54 (GMT)3 JUL 2018

Nadal produced a superb overhead return after a lob by Sela at 30-15. Sela persists and holds his serve after two good service points.

Nadal 6-3 4-3 Sela

14:51 (GMT)3 JUL 2018

Nadal wins his service game after a couple of interesting rallies as Sela does not make it easy for the Spaniard. But Nadal closes the game with two aces to take a 4-2 lead in the second set.

Nadal 6-3 4-2 Sela

14:47 (GMT)3 JUL 2018

Sela starts with a little disagreement with the umpire and perhaps that messed with his focus a bit as he double faults on his serve. However, he recovers quickly to win the game and keep the deficit at 1.

Nadal 6-3 3-2 Sela

14:41 (GMT)3 JUL 2018

Nadal scores an easy service game and ends with a superb cross-court winner to take the lead in the second set.

Nadal 6-3 3-1 Sela

14:39 (GMT)3 JUL 2018

Sela opens his scoreboard with a gritty point as he makes good use of his service to keep Nadal on his toes.

Nadal 6-3 2-1 Sela

14:36 (GMT)3 JUL 2018

Good service game from the Spaniard but Sela had his moments in the rallies. Still, Nadal manages to win the game after the deuce saw Sela produce two great winners.

Nadal 6-3 2-0

14:31 (GMT)3 JUL 2018

Nadal starts the second set on the same note with a break. Strong returns, good strokeplay and quick movement across the court. Classic Rafa in motion.

Nadal 6-3 1-0 Sela

14:26 (GMT)3 JUL 2018

Game and Set!! Nadal serves for the set and wins the game with relative ease as he serves strongly to deny Sela any chance of a comeback. Clinical from the Spaniard.

Nadal 6-3 Sela

14:23 (GMT)3 JUL 2018

First break of the set!! Nadal steps up the heat and forces Sela to concede his serve finally.

Nadal 5-3 Sela

14:20 (GMT)3 JUL 2018

Nadal returns the favour and closes out a quick game loaded with aces.

Nadal 4-3 Sela

14:18 (GMT)3 JUL 2018

Sela does well with his movement and runs away to the game win without any points for Nadal. It's been all on the serve so far in the set.

Nadal 3-3 Sela

14:16 (GMT)3 JUL 2018

Nadal wins his service game again with good angular shots making Sela work hard on the court. 

Nadal 3-2 Sela

14:11 (GMT)3 JUL 2018

Errant start by Sela, but he serves well to keep the pressure on Nadal and closes out the point after a successful review call. All square in the set so far.

Nadal 2-2 Sela

14:07 (GMT)3 JUL 2018

Great tennis from the two players to start the game out. Nadal makes a couple of errors that allows Sela to come back in it at 30-30. However, strong service at the end gets it done for Rafa.

Nadal 2-1 Sela

14:03 (GMT)3 JUL 2018

Sela begins strong in the game and serves out the game with no resistance from Nadal.

Nadal 1-1 Sela

14:01 (GMT)3 JUL 2018

Nadal serves first in the match and closes the game after a couple of unforced errors from Sela.

Nadal 1-0 Sela

13:51 (GMT)3 JUL 2018

The two players are out on the court and warming up as we get close to the start of the match!! Stay tuned for all the live updates right here.

13:39 (GMT)3 JUL 2018

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Wimbledon from The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club as French Open champions Rafael Nadal begins his 13th campaign in London, England. Nadal has won the Wimbledon crown twice (2008 and 2010) in his illustrious career.

12:30 (GMT)3 JUL 2018

The King of Clay is back on grass, as he looks to continue the winning form that saw him crowned champion of the French Open...yet again.

Nadal, who is undoubtedly considered to be one of the greatest tennis players of the modern generation, has won a total of 17 titles so far in his career and will be looking for an 18th one, as he gets his Wimbledon 2018 campaign underway today.

While Nadal has undoubtedly been the King of Clay, winning as many as 11 French Open titles, his form on the other courts has not been as fruitful. The Spaniard has won the US Open thrice, Wimbledon twice, and the US Open just once in his career so far.

​As Nadal gets set for his first match at this year's Wimbledon, he will look to make short work of Israeli player Dudi Sela. The 33-year-old, who is currently ranked 128 in the world, will look to set up a stiff challenge, but the odds are stacked highly against him.
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