Kevin Garside

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Jonathan Marray won the men’s doubles title in 2012

Wimbledon 2014: Jonathan Marray gets back in the money on his return

The doubles champion of two years ago is through to the second round

Rafael Nadal shows his relief after coming from behind to beat Lukas Rosol

Wimbledon 2014: Rafael Nadal ensures lightning doesn't striker twice against Lukas Rosol, but only after early scare

The world number one was a point away from going two sets down

Ernests Gulbis struggles to keep his cool against Sergiy Stakhovsky

Wimbledon 2014: Ernests Gulbis goes bust as Sergiy Stakhovsky keeps his cool for a clean sweep

Looking on the bright side, the most Ernests Gulbis might blow in the casino is £43k, the absurd amount of compensation doled out to those departing this precinct at the second hurdle. And that's if he gambles the lot.

Tara Moore hits a forehand to Vera Zvonareva

Wimbledon 2014: Tara Moore misses chance of glory as Vera Zvonareva rallies to win epic tie

Oh Tara, so close and yet … (yes, you can fill in the rest yourselves). This is Wimbledon and Tara Moore is British, so a first-round exit complete with the heroically maddening denouement conforms absolutely to convention, and a little, perhaps, to the wholehearted template set by her mentor, the late Elena Baltacha.

Madison Keys during her straight sets demolition of Monica Puig

Wimbledon 2014: Madison shows she holds the keys to a golden future

The big-serving American demolished Monica Puig 6-3, 6-3 in little more than an hour
Venus Williams stretches for a return in her hard-earned first-round win over Maria-Teresa Torro-Flora

Wimbledon 2014: Careworn Venus Williams feels happy ‘just to keep going’

At 34, and with almost $30m (£17.5m) in prize-money banked, Venus Williams is excused the requirement to gush on sunny days at Wimbledon. Even so, a smile here and there would be nice.

Sergiy Stakhovsky, of Ukraine, celebrates beating Roger Federer last year

Wimbledon 2014: Roger Federer slayer Sergiy Stakhovsky is on another run

Stakhovsky beat Carlos Berlocq 6-3 6-3 6-3

Sloane Stephens

Wimbledon 2014: Sloane Stephens slumps to first round defeat

Great hope of American tennis continues difficult spell

Peter Odemwingie celebrates scoring the winner

Nigeria v Bosnia-Herzegovina reaction: Peter Odemwingie brings delight to Africa with Nigeria winner

1-0 win sees another African team excelling in Brazil

A smiley Rory Mcilroy during practice

World Cup factor led Rory McIlroy to pick Ireland for the 2016 Rio Olympics

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