Marin Cilic of Croatia, the 2017 finalist, on Monday defeated Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka 6 - 1, 6 - 4, 6 - 4 in the first round of the Wimbledon tennis tournament.
Third - seed Cilic needed one hour and 46 minutes to beat his World No.
256 Japanese opponent and advance to the second round of the grass - court Grand Slam event, reports Efe.
The 2018 Queen's Club champion fired 21 aces to make a comfortable straight - set win and reach the second round, and has not lost any of his six grass - court matches this season.
5 Cilic is set to play the second round against the winner of the match between World No.
82 Guido Pella of Argentina and Australia's World no.
147 Jason Kubler.