British tennis isn't doing too bad at present. Ryan Peniston bids to reach the third round at Wimbledon with a win over America's Steve Johnson. A win for Penistion will see him face either British number one Cameron Norrie (seeded ninth) or Jaume Munar. He's Brit is in his first Wimbledon and suffered from cancer as a child. He's made a great recovery since then and began this week ranked a career high 135th. He's going to be one of those players who will be upset there's no ranking points on offer in this tournament. At the start of this year he was only ranked 268th and was outside the top 350 this time last year. Peniston had an excellent run at Eastbourne last week, making it to the quarter finals with two wins over top 50 ranked players. Before that, he'd got to the last eight in Surbiton, Nottingham and Queen's Club. He beat Casper Ruud in the latter of those events. This is his first time in the Wimbledon main draw, having lost twice in the first round of qualifying. This year saw him given a wild card to compete and he's made the most of it with a straight sets win over Henri Laaksonen.
Steve Johnson is the world number 93 and possibly the winner of the best moustache in tennis. He's dropped eight places in the rankings since the start of this year. Johnson hasn;t had a great 2022 to date with a best of a final in a Challenger Tour event. His grass court warm-up tournaments didn't go anywhere near as those of his opponents. He failed to get into the main draw at Queen's Club, losing in the second round to Britain's Paul Jubb who was ranked outside the top 200. In Eastbourne, he got revenge over Jubb but then lost to Brandon Nakashima in the second qualifying round. Johnson had a slice of luck in the first round at Wimbledon. He lost the first set to Grigor Dimitrov but his opponent then retired in the second set. His best performance in this tournament came six years ago when reaching the fourth round. Only on two other occasions has he got to the third round of this tournament. Back Penistion to get the win.