Wimbledon 2017: Novak Djokovic sizzles, Del Potro feels the heat

    Novak Djokovic celebrates after beating Adam Pavlasek in their second-round match on Court No. 1

    Story highlights

    • Djokovic & Federer safely through to third round
    • Bethanie Mattek-Sands retires after nasty fall
    • Former US Open champion Del Potro out

    (CNN)It's early days but there's a sense that tennis' old order might be about to be re-established.

    Novak Djokovic has been out of sorts for most of 2017, but the Serb advanced to the third round of the Wimbledon men's singles with zero fuss on Thursday, dispatching opponent Adam Pavlasek in straight sets 6-2 6-2 6-1 on Court No. 1.
      On another blisteringly hot day at the All England Lawn Tennis Club -- temperatures nudged 31°C -- Djokovic powered past his Czech opponent, ranked 136th in the world, in a little over 90 minutes.