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Tuesday 20th March 2018

Federer Celebrates 20th Wimbledon in Style

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7Dnews London - AP/London

Tue, 03 Jul 2018 19:32 GMT

Roger Federer has qualified to Wimbledon’s Round of 64 after beating Dusan Lajovic by three sets to nil.

The 36-year-old defending champion celebrated his 20th consecutive Wimbledon appearance in style as he managed defeat his Serbian opponent in the space of an hour and 19 minutes. The Centre Court opener finished 6-1, 6-3, 6-4 to the 20-time Grand Slam winner.

In Court Two, Croatian player Marin Cilic progressed after beating Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka in a straight set victory. The 2017 finalist overcame his 256th ranked opponent in a 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 win.

But the surprise of the opening day came from G Dimitrov’s tie against Stan Wawrinka, as the World number six failed to surpass his Swiss opponent in a four-set defeat that lasted almost three hours. The 27-year-old Bulgarian was caught by surprise after failing to capitalise on his first set 6-1 lead against Wawrinka. The latter went on to win the second and third sets on the tiebreaker, before finishing the game with a 6-4 set win.

The 33-year-old Swiss has won three Grand Slams away from Wimbledon, but has failed to get beyond the quarter-finals stage in the All England Lawn Tennis Club competition. 

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