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Dutchman Van Rijthoven makes the most of his wild card on Day 1

Tim van Rijthoven defeated Federico Delbonis 7-6 (7), 6-1, 6-2 on Monday evening. He’ll play the winner of the match between Spaniard Carlos Taberner and American Reilly Opelka, the No 15 seed, in the next round

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Tim Van Rijthoven stunned the tennis world earlier this summer when he won the ‘s-Hertogebnosch title, defeating Daniil Medvedev in the final to cap a week that saw him win an ATP-level match for the first time.

That effort earned him a main draw wild card into Wimbledon, and on Monday he made sure he used it wisely.

Van Rijthoven, making his Grand Slam debut, defeated Argentinian Federico Delbonis 7-6 (7), 6-1, 6-2 to reach the second round of Wimbledon.

Rijthoven, ranked No 104, will face the winner of the match between Spaniard Carlos Taberner and American Reilly Opelka, the No 15 seed, next.

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