Nadal has dominated play on clay courts, including winning his third consecutive French Open title Sunday. He appeared to make an easy transition to grass courts in a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Juan Martin del Potro. Nadal won 40 points in his 46 serves in the match.
Defending champion and sixth-seeded Lleyton Hewitt was upset Wednesday, getting ousted by qualifier Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-2).
In other second-round matches involving highly seeded players No. 3 Fernando Gonzalez defeated Janko Tipsarevic, 7-6 (9-7), 4-6, 7-6 (9-7); fourth-seeded Novak Djokovic beat Robert Kendrick, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3; and No. 7 Dmitry Tursunov ran by Frank Dancevic, 7-5, 6-1.