By Ian Laybourn, PA
British wild card Richard Bloomfield is
refusing to get carried away by his first ever
win at Wimbledon, especially with Tommy Haas and
Roger Federer standing in his way.
The 23-year-old from Norwich achieved the
best win of his career, a 6-1 6-2 6-2 trouncing
of grass-court novice Carlos Berlocq, the world
number 89 from Argentina, on a day of mixed
fortunes for the Brits.
Bloomfield, beaten at the first hurdle in
2003 and 2004, bridged a gap of 170 places in
the world rankings to make it third time lucky
and join Tim Henman, Andy Murray and Jamie
Delgado in the second round.
The Cheltenham-based player today meets
Germany's former world number two Haas for a
place in the last 32, with Federer or Henman
lying in wait in the fourth round if he should
get that far.
"I've got a tournament next week in Dublin,
that's how confident I am of making the second
week," he said.
"Obviously, it's going to be a very tough
match. Hopefully, I can put up a good show.
We'll see what happens.
"It's going to be a great match, playing
someone of that level. He's been injured but
over the last year or so, since he's been back,
he's been playing really well. He's getting back
"The more matches you win, the more chances
you're going to play a seed. But to get to the
top, it's all about winning matches.
"Obviously, I saw Tommy Haas' name just above
me, you can't really miss a name like that. I
think above that is Roger Federer and Tim
Delgado became the second lowly-ranked Briton
to make it through to the second round, courtesy
of a 6-4 6-2 3-6 3-6 6-3 victory over German
qualifier Michael Berrer.
Glasgow-born Jamie Baker lost 6-3 7-6 6-4 6-3
to Andreas Seppi, the world number 68 from
Italy, and there were defeats for Alex
Bogdanovic, Naomi Cavaday, Katie O'Brien and
Today Melanie South and Sarah Borwell aim to
make up for the disappointments of their British
female colleagues when they finally play their
The 20-year-old South, from Surrey, faces a
daunting clash with Italian 11th seed Francesca
Schiavone on one of the show courts while
Cheltenham-based Borwell plays Marta
Domachowska, of Poland.
Scotsman Alan Mackin takes on Marcos
Baghdatis, the 18th seed from Cyprus, Martin Lee
meets veteran Belgian Dick Norman and Josh
Goodall plays Melle Van Gemerden, of