Roger Federer eases into 3rd round at Wimbledon

Roger Federer eases into 3rd round at Wimbledon

Roger Federer eases into 3rd round at Wimbledon

Switzerland´s Roger 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.

But Federer clinched it with a superb service game that included a wonderful volley at the end of a long rally followed by a winning drive down the line.

No such problems for Federer, who won 35 straight points on his serve on route to beating Lukas Lacko of Slovakia 6-4, 6-4, 6-1. In the third set, Federer broke Lacko in the fifth game to take a commanding 4-1 lead before winning the final two games to finish off the match.

Williams sisters Serena and Venus, 2016 runner-up Milos Raonic and Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki were also in action, while Katie Swan was a lone raider when it came to the British challenge. He closed in for victory after securing the second set with three straight aces.

Earlier, Karolina Pliskova outplayed Victoria Azarenka, a two-time Grand Slam champion, to reach the third round. When it was over, the stats showed that the 23-year-old Bulgarian had hit 14 winners and just seven unforced errors.

The top seeds in the women's draw continue to tumble as Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki suffered a 6-4 1-6 7-5 defeat by Russian Ekaterina Makarova. "I just hope every match is better".

Serena Williams making her comeback in the tournament after giving it a miss previous year to give birth to daughter Alexis Olympia routed Bulgarian qualifier Viktoriya Tomova 6-1, 6-4. "First main draw slam win, first top 50 win & into the top 200 for the first time".

The result means the eight-time champion has now racked up 27 consecutive sets at SW19 in a run of nine successive wins that stretches back two years.

After Makarova edged out a tight first set, the Dane looked to have recovered by producing the ideal response, taking the second set 6-1. She was on a roll, but happily not against me.

He will now face Austrian qualifier Dennis Novak, who surprised France's 16th seed Lucas Pouille 6-4, 6-2, 6-7, 3-6, 6-2 today.

"I think she played above her level and really raised it and got a little lucky and played well when she needed to", sniffed Wozniacki who had lost to the 30-year-old in the second round of the U.S. Open last year.

The Swiss then opted to skip the clay-court season to prepare himself for this year's Wimbledon, where he has already progressed to the second round after brushing aside Serbian Dusan Lajovic, 6-1 6-3 6-4 in just 79 minutes.

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