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Wimbledon day 2 action

Another day without any real inspiration, but a few favourites with queries over them...

Dokic - wins this easily if fit, unfortunately that's half the battle for her.

Hanescu have come in for steady support against Navarro. He doesn't have much of a game for grass and the Spaniard did play well at Rosmalen last week, but we saw several players (Dancevic, Tanasugarn, Wickmayer) with great form from last week crumble yesterday.

Kvitova hasn't done much on grass before but has good results indoors and on carpet. Kirilenko just ain't much good away from clay, 1-6 here. Kvitova first-up after ankle injury though.

Sevastova came through qualifying well and I've been following her progress closely all year. She has bit of a future I think and the Bondarenko sisters are incredibly inconsistent.

Voegele is a handy player and faces Venus Williams on centre court. Struggle to see her winning, but Venus often has a bit of a wobble in R1. Games handicap or to win first set might be worth a play here. I've backed her to win first set at 8.5.

Dimitrov is destined for stardom and plays Kunitsyn who isn't that great. But the kid (reigning junior champ) already has his knees taped, bit of a concern.

I was impressed with Istomin at Queen's and Eastbourne but he has come up quite short against Fognini who will give him a battle, despite a poor grass history.

Melzer 3-0 has been backed off the boards today. Odesnik just doesn't bother with grass, only one previous match on the surface. Melzer has been receiving treatment for a back injury recently though.

Chakvetadze is a headcase and crumbles under any form of pressure. Lisicki is a very good player, just yet to find her feet on grass. I think she can push her today.

Keothavong surely can't lose like a normal British woman today against a very poor player in Patricia Mayr.

Pavel has shortened into favouritism against lucky loser Alves. Hmm, who to back - a bloke with chronic back problems or a bloke with a shocking grass record and couldn't even get through a run of poor opponents in quals? Leave me out...

Some people have been tipping C.Rochus today to beat Cuevas, f&#$ knows why. He's gunning for eight straight R1 losses here! Cuevas at least took a set off Dent in qualifying, his first-ever recorded grass tournament.

Gulbis is my lay of the day. Having a woeful year, just 9-16 win loss, apparently focusing on long-term strength and fitness rather than winning matches. Which means his coordination and touch will be out of whack, particularly since he's a shotmaker rather than a grinder. The Italian qualifier has plated a lot of lower level events on grass before, it's a big step up for him, but at least we know he loves the surface.

Stepanek is reportedly OK after a recent ankle injury. His record here has been OK but I think he has come up a little short against Falla, a left-handed Colombian who has gone well here over the years. Could be a shock here.

Kiefer playing Santoro for the tenth time, trails 3-6 on h2h but has won three in a row. Concern is whether he is fit after abominal injury in Halle a fortnight ago. Market seems to suggest he is fine.

Ferrero v Youzhny looks a tight one. I lean to the Russian mostly due to his consistency here over the years. Should be a good match to trade, can see it going the distance.

I've backed Ghedin, Lisicki, Voegele (win first set) and Sevastova today.

Good luck!

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