Latest News
Federer reaches third round at Wimbledon
Last Updated: 2017-07-07 09:29 | Xinhua
 Save  Print   E-mail

Seven-time champion Roger Federer advanced into the third round at Wimbledon with a straight set victory over Serbia's Dusan Lajovic here on Thursday.

Federer, who turns 36 next month, won 7-6 (0), 6-3, 6-2 at Centre Court in the evening light of Day Four.

Lajovic, ranked 79th in the world, broke Federer first to take a 2-0 lead. But Federer broke back soon and the pair then headed to the tie-break, which Federer dominated 7-0.

He kept up that pressure in the second set, bullying the world 27-year-old and eventually breaking him to take a 3-1 lead.

The 18-time Grand Slam champion did not look back and took the win easily.

"I struggled early on," Federer said. "I couldn't get rid of the nerves. It was a pity I couldn't hold my serve. Even though I got back into the game after that because I broke him, I just struggled in that first set. After that I was happy to get rid of the nerves, just to play some free tennis, more inspired and at the end it was actually pretty good."

Federer will next face Germany's 27th seed Mischa Zverev.

0
Share to 
Related Articles:
Most Popular
BACK TO TOP
Edition:
Chinese | BIG5 | Deutsch
Link:    
Xinhuanet | Chinadaily.com.cn | People's Daily Online | China.org.cn | CNTV | China.com | Global Times | Ecns.cn | China Youth International | Visit Beijing | Taiwan.cn
About CE.cn | About the Economic Daily | Contact us
Copyright 2003-2015 China Economic Net. All right reserved