Order was generally restored among the top seeds Tuesday at
, where the No. 1 men’s and women’s players easily won their opening matches one day after No. 5
had been eliminated in a shocking straight-set defeat.
"I feel that I'm always ready," the defending champion told reporters. "You know, I never feel invincible. I always feel that I have to be ready for each opponent in each game, and I never become overconfident. I think when I do or if I do, that's the moment that I'm most vulnerable."
However, No. 10
Among the men, top-seeded Novak Djokovic of Serbia ousted
Americans James Blake, Denis Kudla and Ryan Harrison advanced. Blake defeated Thiemo De Bakker of the Netherlands, 6-1, 6-3, 6-2, while Kudla prevailed over James Duckworth of
But No. 21
On the women’s side,
Promising American Madison Keys defeated Heather Watson of Great Britain, 6-3, 7-5.
[Updated at 11:25 a.m.: No. 4 seed
Ferrer fell to the grass once in the second set and again in the fourth, yelling in pain for several seconds because of an apparent ankle injury. But he was able to finish and move on, though he was scheduled to have his ankle examined afterward.
“I’m okay,” he told the
In other men’s matches involving top-20 seeds, No. 7