Ryan Peniston’s Wimbledon dream is over immediately after dropping to Steve Johnson in straight sets, 6-3 6-2 6-4.
Britain’s Peniston had amazed in the develop-up to the tournament, achieving the quarter-finals of Queen’s – beating French Open finalist Casper Ruud – and then impressively seeing off Switzerland’s Henri Laaksonen in the initial round of SW19 for the loss of just 9 game titles.
But Johnson was a bridge way too significantly, with the American’s good quality letting Peniston few look-ins for the duration of their experience, which was above in just one hour and 39 minutes.
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It had however been level pegging on Court 3 till the fifth game of the very first established, whereupon Johnson broke to take a 4-2 guide. That turned 5-2 and however Peniston held to pressure his opponent to serve it out, Johnson did so with number of challenges to take the early gain.
Peniston quickly necessary a route again into the match but Johnson held his foot on the accelerator, landing two breaks in the 3rd and fifth video games to stroll to a two-set lead in the south London sunshine.
Greater was to follow for the Brit in the 3rd set as he manufactured it to 4-4 untroubled, but Johnson compelled a sequence of split details in the ninth sport – having a single to transfer into a 5-4 direct.
And irrespective of Peniston ultimately forcing his first split factors of the match, Johnson was equipped to keep it with each other and provide out the gain.
Johnson could experience yet another Brit in the third round, as he performs the winner of British No. 1 Cameron Norrie and Jaume Munar, a match also currently being played on Wednesday on Number 1 Courtroom.
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