25 Jun 2014

Nadal survives early scare to advance at Wimbledon

7:56 am on 25 June 2014

The tennis world number one Rafael Nadal was given an early scare in his opening match at Wimbledon before bouncing back from a set down to beat Slovakian Martin Klizan in four sets.

Having just won his 9th French Open - Nadal is chasing a third Wimbledon crown after his shock exits in the first round last year and the second round in 2012.

The Spanish second seed concedes he felt the beginnings of that empty feeling again as he fell a set down, before channelling the better memories of his time on the All England Club's famous centre court to fight his way back into the match.

It was Nadal's 700th Tour win.