Court 13 was spilling over with believers when James McGee of Ireland and Aleksandr Nedovyesov of Kazakstan, ambled onto the court around 2 p.m today. The prior match between two Chinese women players, Shuai Peng and Jie Zheng, had finished quickly with Peng winning in humming fashion over her countrywoman. It was time for McGee, only the second Irishman in the history of the sport and the country to qualify for a slam main draw (Conor Niland was the only other man to accomplish the feat at both the 2011 US Open and Wimbledon), to play his first round match against the Kazak who was born in Uzbekistan, Nedovyesov, ranked No. 107 in the land.

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