Federer cruises into 3rd round: Faces German Jan Lennard Struff

Posted July 08, 2018

In this picture, Switzerland's Federer reacts after winning against Slovakia's Lukas Lacko during their men's singles second round match on the third day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club on July 4, 2018, in Wimbledon, southwest London. It's about how many years have been playing at the top level. "It's always very exciting, I must tell you", Federer added.

"I felt it's an opportunity missed", he said.

It marked the third straight worldwide tournament that this talented Swiss generation exited in the last 16 while their dreaded run of not reaching the World Cup quarterfinals since 1954 continued.

Also with Marin Cilic taking an unexpected premature exit Thursday, Federer's run to the final is looking pretty straightforward. shall we just call number nine now?

"Every time when I see an article or a video, especially which I enjoy a lot, I see something about the queue, I hear what they say, how excited they are about Wimbledon", he said. Only No. 1 Simona Halep, who plays her third-round match Saturday, and No. 7 Karolina Pliskova, a 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-1 victor against No. 29 Mihaela Buzarnescu - are still around from the top 10.

Top seed Federer admitted before the match that he can still get nervous walking out on to Centre Court but he was at his free-flowing best against Lajovic who was little more than a prop in Federer's magic show.

Slipping and sliding to defeat after defeat, the top 10 seeds in the women's singles nearly entirely made a bodge of the first three rounds.

Mexico 0-3 Sweden
Sweden , who have rallied behind Durmaz, can qualify with a victory or a draw against Mexico if Germany lose to South Korea . Granqvist stepped forward, and the Sweden captain found the top corner with a wonderful effort to double his team's lead.

Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams came back after losing the first set to reach the third round. "I don't know if I've ever played her before which is tough", said Venus, who booked her place in the third round for the 18th time.

The ninth-seeded American had struggled in the opening set of her first-round match with Johanna Larsson, but roared back to win. It's just about winning the match.

"Actually, I watched the shootout", he said. "So I really tried to push forward and come closing out the points at the net". Isner next plays No. 31 Stefanos Tsitsipas, the first Greek man into the round of 16 at a Grand Slam tournament in the 50-year professional era.

Also in the women's draw, Dulgheru's fellow Romanian, Mihaela Buzarnescu, cruised through to round three with a 6-0, 6-3 rout of 19-year-old Briton Katie Swan.

Lucas Pouille suffered a shock defeat, going down 6-4 6-2 6-7 (8) 3-6 6-2 to Austrian qualifier Dennis Novak on Court No 18.

Gael Monfils overcame Paolo Lorenzi 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3) to set up a third-round meeting with 2017 Wimbledon semifinalist Querrey.

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