Published: Fri, July 06, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Roger Federer breezes past Dusan Lajovic at Wimbledon

Roger Federer breezes past Dusan Lajovic at Wimbledon

The 2016 runner-up next plays Australian John Millman or Stefano Travaglia of Italy.

Eighth-seeded Kevin Anderson cruised in three sets. But, as she attempted to return, Dart lost her footing on the turf and fell awkwardly. John Isner defeated Yannick Maden in three sets and unseeded Americans Mackenzie McDonald and Jared Donaldson also advanced.

Wozniacki took 59 minutes to complete the victory on Centre Court, finishing it off with a service victor. It became public when he stepped out at the All England Club. Rus lost to Williams in straight sets.BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty ImagesHUSTLINGBritain's Liam Broady runs after a shot from Canada's Milos Raonic. The girl was holding a banner saying, "Roger can I have your headband please!"

And he's apparently ready to oblige. "The RF logo is with Nike at the moment, but it will come to me at some point", Federer said on July 2.

For comparison, here are Federer's shoes from the 2017 Wimbledon Championships, before winning his eighth title. The 36-year-old Spaniard broke the record for the most consecutive Grand Slam appearances when he entered the court on Tuesday to take on Argentine Federico Delbonis in the Wimbledon first round.

The only things unfamiliar about Federer were his clothes.

The top seed, however, was wearing Nike footwear as Uniqlo do not manufacture shoes.

"I'm looking at last year's experience as a positive one and the one that I can learn from especially in my psychological approach to the match", Cilic said.

Vekic, who sealed the upset on her fourth match point, faces Slovakia's Viktoria Kuzmova or Sweden's Rebecca Peterson in the second round.

But Pliskova broke service, crucially, to take a 3-1 lead in the third as Dart grew tired beneath the beating sun, before winning the next three games to see out the match with a 6-1 triumph.

The third-seeded Croatian hit 21 aces and a total of 44 winners - compared to one ace and six winners for Nishioka - to complete victory in 1 hour, 46 minutes.

Monday's other Centre Court matches see Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki face Varvara Lepchenko of the United States while Bulgarian sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov, a semi-finalist in 2014, faces three-time major victor Stan Wawrinka.

Lopez marked the achievement by beating Federico Delbonis 6-3 6-4 6-2 to progress to round two at the All England Club.

When and where will be Wimbledon 2018 be played? She reached the third round of Wimbledon in 2014. She next faces Evgeniya Rodina of Russian Federation or Antonia Lottner of Germany.

"While the reported deal may appear excessive for an athlete approaching the twilight of his career, the meaningful boost he should provide Uniqlo's overseas expansion could make such a partnership worthwhile for both parties", said Bloomberg Intelligence Consumer Analyst Thomas Jastrzab.

And the 20-time grand slam victor could probably get away without washing his new shirt, barely breaking into a sweat as he dispatched his Serbian opponent in double-quick time.

Federer, who was sporting a plain white bandana while playing Serbia's Dusan Lajovic in the first round, has yet to comment on the switch to the Japanese casual wear designer. The matches will start at 4.00 pm IST every day. They know that there is a trophy involved at some point if I do play well, because they get most excited about the trophies.

There seems to be little chance of any rain delays, with the forecast calling for sunny skies and temperatures of up to 86 degrees (30 C).

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