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Rafael Nadal advances to second round at Wimbledon

Britain Wimbledon Tennis

Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates winning his men’s singles match against Dudi Sela, of Israel, on the second day of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Tuesday July 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)


LONDON -- Two-time champion Rafael Nadal moved into the second round of Wimbledon with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 win over Dudi Sela of Israel.

The second-seeded Nadal hadn’t played a match since claiming his 11th French Open title last month, but showed little sign of rust as he cruised to victory against Sela.

Nadal is seeking a first Wimbledon title since 2010, which would also make him just the second man to do the French Open-Wimbledon double three times.

He will next face Vasek Popisil of Canada or Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan.