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Last Updated: Wednesday, 22 June, 2005, 10:56 GMT 11:56 UK
Lopez hammers outclassed Sherwood
Wimbledon second-round result:

F Lopez (Sp) v D Sherwood (GB)

6-2 6-4 6-2


Game-by-game updates:

Third set:

Lopez 6-2 6-4 6-2 Sherwood
Lopez spurns two match points but takes the third to claim an easy victory against his outclassed British opponent in one hour 20 minutes.

Lopez 6-2 6-4 5-2 Sherwood
Sherwood holds his serve but defeat is inevitable.

Lopez 6-2 6-4 5-1 Sherwood
With an easy victory so close Lopez once again briefly loses concentration to go 15-30 down with a couple of loose shots, but he regains his focus and moves within a game of victory with an ace.

Lopez 6-2 6-4 4-1 Sherwood
A stunning cross-court backhand return at full stretch gives Lopez a point for a double break and Sherwood is duly broken when he pulls a tame forehand wide.

Lopez 6-2 6-4 3-1 Sherwood
Lopez totally loses concentration and a couple of loose shots give Sherwood a break point, but the Spaniard regains focus and pounds down an ace before closing out the game with two great volleys.

Lopez 6-2 6-4 2-1 Sherwood
Lopez spurns a break point with a hugely optimistic drop shot and Sherwood produces an ace to get on the board in the third set.

Lopez 6-2 6-4 2-0 Sherwood
Lopez is in total control and this may not last much longer.

Lopez 6-2 6-4 1-0 Sherwood
Things are looking ominous for Sherwood as he is broken with ease.

Second set:

Lopez 6-2 6-4 Sherwood
Lopez is clearly in a different class to Sherwood, who is playing his first tournament at this exalted level, and the Spaniard duly closes out the second set.

Lopez 6-2 5-4 Sherwood
Lopez reveals some good football-style juggling skills but Sherwood finishes the game with a glorious backhand down the line.

Lopez 6-2 5-3 Sherwood
Sherwood seems dispirited and no matter how he tries to up his game he is unable to make any impression on Lopez.

Lopez 6-2 4-3 Sherwood
Two poor backhands from Sherwood hand Lopez two break points and the Spaniard duly breaks when the Briton dumps a feeble forehand into the net.

Lopez 6-2 3-3 Sherwood
Lopez looks slightly rockier on serve but is still in control.

Lopez 6-2 2-3 Sherwood
Sherwood appears to be finding his range on his serve and holds with ease.

Lopez 6-2 2-2 Sherwood
Lopez is looking very comfortable on his serve and fires down the fastest serve of the match, 134mph, as he collects his third ace.

Lopez 6-2 1-2 Sherwood
A fourth double fault from Sherwood does not help his cause but he manages to hold his serve.

Lopez 6-2 1-1 Sherwood
Sherwood outplays his opponent to make it 30-30 with a fine volley past the wrong-footed Spaniard, but that is as good as it gets for the Briton.

Lopez 6-2 0-1 Sherwood
The Court Two crowd is desperate to get behind the Briton Sherwood, but he is struggling to play his best. He goes break point down but, unlike in the first set, he manages to hold on to his serve this time.

First set:

Lopez 6-2 Sherwood
Sherwood is unable to threaten the Lopez serve and the Spaniard closes out the set with the minimum of fuss.

Lopez 5-2 Sherwood
The first set may be all but over but Sherwood is playing far better and takes the game with a delightful drop shot.

Lopez 5-1 Sherwood
Lopez cruises through another service game for the loss of just one point.

Lopez 4-1 Sherwood
Sherwood suddenly makes the game look easy, romping through his service game with an ace to finish off.

Lopez 4-0 Sherwood
Lopez is in full command on Court Two and he closes out the game with a second-serve ace.

Lopez 3-0 Sherwood
Sherwood, world ranked 261, is serving OK but his volleying is letting him down and he is broken once again.

Lopez 2-0 Sherwood
Like Sherwood, Lopez, a left-handed Spaniard, starts solidly before a double fault halts his momentum, and the game goes to deuce. Unlike Sherwood, the Spaniard manages to hold his serve, closing out the game with a fine drop shot.

Lopez 1-0 Sherwood
Sherwood starts with two solid serves but a double fault halts his momentum and he finds himself break point down. Sherwood then misses a fairly simple volley to hand Lopez, the 26th seed, an immediate break.




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