Djokovic and Serena beat rain to march on

Frank Dalleres
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WORLD No1 Novak Djokovic admits he his yet to hit top form at Wimbledon this year despite sweeping past American Bobby Reynolds and into round three with ease last night.

The 2011 champion completed a 7-6 (7-2), 6-3, 6-1 triumph under the Centre Court roof, as rain halted play on all other courts, and faces either Jeremy Chardry or Jan Lennard-Struff in the last 32.

“I think my game is there, I just need to capitalise on my opportunities,” Djokovic said. “Today I was very poor on the break points but credit to my opponent, it was a nice match and I look forward to the next one.”

Djokovic’s avoidance of the upsets to have afflicted seven-time champion Roger Federer and twice winner Rafael Nadal was matched by fellow seeds Tomas Berdych, Juan Martin del Potro and Richard Gasquet.

Wednesday’s spate of injury withdrawals was added to, however, when Frenchmen Michael Llodra and Paul-Henri Mathieu took the total of singles retirements to nine.

Women’s top seed Serena Williams set up an intriguing third-round clash with an unfussy straight-sets win over French teenager Caroline Garcia.

Five-time champion Williams now faces Japan’s Kimiko Date-Krumm, who at 42 is the oldest woman to reach the last 32 in the Open era. Fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska also progressed.