After convincingly clearing the first round hurdles, defending champion Andy Murray and top seed Novak Djokovic will be aiming to advance to the third round of Wimbledon at the All England Club on Wednesday.
The third-seeded Murray will face Blaz Rola of Slovenia in the second round . This is the first time these two are coming face-to-face in the professional tour. The reigning Wimbledon champion is expected to have an easy outing against Rola, as in the last match he looked sharp and played with a lot of confidence.
"I don't know loads about him, but I watched him play at the French Open," said Murray. "I watched some of his match against Ward on the TV there. I think he also played him at Queen's, too. I saw a little bit of that match. But he hasn't been on tour too long, so I'll watch a little bit of video of him and get a better idea of his game."
Rola, who is playing only his third tournament on grass, admitted that after seeing the draw his motivation was all gone and added that it would be a very big upset, if he managed to beat the two-time Grand Slam winner.
"When I saw the draw, when I saw that potentially I could play the second round against Andy, my motivation was off the charts," Rola said. "We know that he's probably the greatest sportsman here in the country. He's defending the title. He's been in the top four, the 'big four', in the past couple years. His record speaks for itself."
Meanwhile, Djokovic after a comfortable start of the tournament is now up against a dangerous Radek Stepanek in the second round. After securing an easy victory in the opening tie, the world number two insisted that it will not be easy for him to get past the Czech.
"Radek is an experienced player. He's somebody that I know very well off the court, as well. We are good friends," said Djokovic. "We practice with each other a lot. His win against Andy at Queen's must have given him a lot of confidence coming into Wimbledon."
"I always thought that his game is very good for this surface because he has a touch, he anticipates well, he comes to the net. He's one of the very few serve and volley players nowadays."
The Serb has just lost once in 11 encounters against Stepanek and is on a nine-match winning streak against the 35-year-old. This is their second clash in the Wimbledon after the top-seeded Djokovic defeated him after losing the opening set in 2012.
Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria, South African Kevin Anderson, sixth-seed Tomas Berdych, David Ferrer of Spain and Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will play on the third day at the All England Club.
Schedule of Play
Andy Murray vs Blaz Rola 5:30 am IST, 8:00 am ET and 12:00 pm GMT
David Ferrer vs Andrey Kuznetsov 6:30 am IST, 9:00 am ET and 1:00 pm GMT
Grigor Dimitrov vs Luke Saville 7:30 pm IST, 10:00 am ET and 12:00 pm GMT
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs Sam Querrey 9:30 pm IST, 12:00 pm ET and 4:00 pm GMT
Novak Djokovic vs Radek Stepanek 10:30 am IST, 1:00 pm ET and 5:00 pm GMT
Where to Watch Live
The day's action is scheduled for 4:00 pm IST, 10:30 am GMT and 6:30 am ET start with live coverage on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports HD1 in India and live streaming option HERE and HERE. International views can catch the action HERE and HERE or listen to the action free HERE.
BBC will broadcast matches live in the UK. Viewers can also live stream the action HERE or HERE. Catch the action live on ESPN in the United States or see live streaming HERE. SuperSport will telecast the action in South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa and viewers can catch the matches live HERE.