Look Federer breezes in Wimbledon furnace


Roger Federer began his title defence at Wimbledon with an easy 6-1, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Serbia's Dusan Lajovic at the Centre Court on Monday.

The American returns to the tournament for the first time since claiming a seventh title in 2016 having missed a year ago to give birth to her daughter.

Nadal is bidding to win Roland Garros and Wimbledon in the same year for the third time. I felt like I was dealing with it really, really nicely, and it gave me great confidence for this year coming back on grass.

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"So the "RF" logo is with Nike at the moment, but it will come to me at some point", he said.

The Argentine will next face Feliciano Lopez, who broke Federer's record by appearing in a 66th consecutive Grand Slam singles tournament as he defeated Federico Delbonis of Argentina 6-3, 6-4, 6-2.

Meanwhile, in the women's draw, Croatian Donna Vekic caused a big upset in the first round beating American fourth seed Sloane Stephens in straight-sets 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the next round.

Federer played at 65 successive slams from the 2000 Australian Open, until missing the French Open in 2016.

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"There isn't too much I can do - I'm not going to go and cry". She's seeded. The tournament can do that if he wants to.

Elsewhere, Sam Querrey, the American 11th seed who made the semi-finals previous year, saw off Australia's Jordan Thompson 6-2, 6-4, 6-3.

The Swiss, who beat Marin Cilic in last year's final, will play either Lukas Lacko or Benjamin Bonzi in the second round. And then, a five-game run and 25 minutes later, Williams had completed the 7-5, 6-3 result.

"After a while without playing on grass it's very important to start with a straight victory", he said.

Cilic, who won the Wimbledon warm-up event at Queen's Club last month, fired 21 aces and 44 winners past his 259th-ranked opponent.

On Sunday, he turned up at the traditional champion's pre-tournament news conference at the All England Club in a white shirt, gray blazer and navy pants instead of the usual tennis whites he has sported in previous years.

Venus Williams faced three break points and eventually lost the tenth game of the first set to world number 58 Johanna Larsson of Sweden. I think it's just a new year, it's a new field.

But the Swiss was always going to be a risky floater in the main draw and so it proved as he beat sixth-seeded Bulgarian Dimitrov 1-6 7-6 (7/3) 7-6 (7/5) 6-4.