Australians dominate in first round of Wimbledon

The Aussies have had an amazing first round at the 2018 Wimbledon Tennis Open, with seven players making their way into the second round.

It was a massive win for Western Australia’s Matthew Ebden in London overnight, with the 30-year-old defeating 10th seed David Goffin 6-4 6-3 6-4.

Young gun Alex De Minaur also powered through his match, beating French Open semi-finalist Marco Cecchinato 6-4 6-7(6) 7-6(5) 6-4.


Nick Kyrgios also made his way through to the second round of the tournament after knocking out Denis Istomin 7-6(3) 7-6(4) 6-7(5) 6-3.

In a post match interview, Kyrgios admitted it was a “very tough match”.

“I didn’t play anywhere near my best tennis today,” the 23-year-old said.

“I served well. But I struggled to find rhythm. That’s what he does so well on the grass court. He served really well today. I thought he played really, really well. That match could have gone either way, to be honest.”

Gold Coaster Bernard Tomic, Samantha Stosur, Ashleigh Barty and Daria Gavrilova all also progressed.

Unfortunately, James Duckworth and Alex Bolt were defeated.