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Tennis-Wimbledon round-up from day two

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LONDON, July 4 (Reuters) - Round-up of day two at the Wimbledon championships on Tuesday:

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I felt a little bit bored to be completely honest with you. It's tough, you know. I’m 24. I have been around and it feels like I’m super old, but I'm not. It was tough to find motivation out there." - Australian Bernard Tomic told reporters he had lost interest during his 6-4 6-3 6-4 defeat by Germany's Mischa Zverev in the opening round.

FACT OF THE DAY: Yellow balls were introduced at Wimbledon in 1986, with 54,250 of them used every year at the tournament.

STATISTIC OF THE DAY: With 10 aces during his first round victory over Alexandr Dolgopolov, Roger Federer has now hit 10,004. He joins Goran Ivanisevic and Ivo Karlovic as the only three players to have hit at least 10,000 aces since 1991, when the ATP started tracking the statistic.

PERFORMANCE OF THE DAY: Australian qualifier Arina Rodionova saved seven match points as she dumped out 16th-seeded Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 3-6 7-6(6) 9-7 in a see-saw encounter. The 27-year-old hit 35 winners and broke her opponent's serve five times during one of the finest performances of her career. (Compiled by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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