Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Roger Federer gets an easy pass into round 2 at Wimbledon

Roger Federer Tumblr

Seven-time champion Roger Federer became the Open Era match wins leader at The Championships on Tuesday, earning his 85th match victory at Wimbledon when Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov retired down 6-3, 3-0.

Federer had been tied with Jimmy Connors of the U.S. at 84 wins. The 35-year-old Swiss reaches the second round at the All England Club for the 15th consecutive year and looked in form during the 42 minutes of action on Centre Court.

Federer hit 10 aces and never faced a break point during the first-round match. He also struck 18 winners and broke Dolgopolov three times to improve to 4-0 in their FedEx ATP Head2Head series.

With his 10 aces, Federer has now hit 10,004 aces. He joins Goran Ivanisevic and Ivo Karlovic as the only three players who have hit 10,000 aces since 1991, when the ATP started tracking the statistic.

No comments: