London - Seven-time champion Roger Federer has breezed into the Wimbledon third
round on Thursday with a 6-3, 7-5, 6-3 win over Luxembourg qualifier
Federer goes on to face either 30th-seeded Marcel
Granollers of Spain or Santiago Giraldo of Colombia for a place in the
Federer, seeded fouth, completed his match under the
Centre Court roof after rain brought an early halt to play on the
"It was only my second match and a totally
different opponent to the first one -- big lefty, coming to the net,
keeping the ball short," the Swiss said.
"It was really a serving
contest out there, I thought, and I'm happy I made it because the second
set was tough with the rain delay and I wasn't having many looks on his
Federer sent down 25 aces and won 91 percent of the points on his first serve.
it's nice to make aces, it's always good for the confidence but then
again, a different day with a different opponent, maybe in the next
round, I might not serve that many first serves, not that many aces or
my opponent reads my serve.
"It is nice to get thoses aces and those wins like that. But I'd better keep working hard."
completed his match in an hour and 31 minutes and said there was no
reason to hang around between points -- in stark contrast to his rival
Rafael Nadal, who regularly runs through a series of tics between
"I don't take that much time, especially the points go one
or two short rallies, I don't see any point whatsoever taking more than
10 seconds between points," Federer said.
"I think it's important
also for the spectators and also especially for the TV that we keep it
moving and I try to do that without trying to rush my opponent.
"I'm happy I'm able to play that way -- but not everybody can."
Wimbledon results on Thursday, the fourth day of the 2014 championships at the All England Club (x denotes seeded player):
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA x14) bt Sam Querrey (USA) 4-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-7 (4/7), 6-3, 14-12
Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI x5) bt Lu Yen-Hsun (TPE) 7-6 (8/6), 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
Denis Istomin (UZB) bt Julian Reister (GER) 7-6 (9/7), 6-4, 6-4
Tommy Robredo (ESP x23) bt Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 6-4, 6-1, 7-6 (7/5)
Roger Federer (SUI x4) bt Gilles Muller (LUX) 6-3, 7-5, 6-3
Milos Raonic (CAN x8) bt Jack Sock (USA) 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
Lukasz Kubot (POL) bt Dusan Lajovic (SRB) 6-7 (4/7), 7-6 (7/4), 6-3, 7-6 (7/3)
Simone Bolelli (ITA) bt Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER x22) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5
Kei Nishikori (JPN x10) bt Denis Kudla (USA) 6-3, 6-2, 6-1
Nick Kyrgios (AUS) bt Richard Gasquet (FRA x13) 3-6, 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 7-5, 10-8
Jir Vesel (CZE) bt Gael Monfils (FRA x24) 7-6 (7/3), 6-3, 6-7 (1/7), 6-7 (3/7), 6-4
Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) bt Frank Dancevic (CAN) 6-3, 6-3, 6-2
Rafael Nadal (ESP x2) bt Luks Rosol (CZE) 4-6, 7-6 (8/6), 6-4, 6-4
Serena Williams (USA x1) bt Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) 6-1, 6-1
Alize Cornet (FRA x25) bt Petra Cetkovsk (CZE) 6-4, 5-7, 6-3
Andrea Petkovic (GER x20) bt Irina Begu (ROM) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1
Eugnie Bouchard (CAN) bt Silvia Soler (ESP) 7-5, 6-1
Angelique Kerber (GER x9) bt Heather Watson (GBR) 6-2, 5-7, 6-1
Kirsten Flipkens (BEL x24) bt Lourdes Domnguez (ESP) 6-2, 6-1
Alison Riske (USA) bt Camila Giorgi (ITA) 7-5, 6-2
Maria Sharapova (RUS x5) bt Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) 6-2, 6-1
Vera Zvonareva (RUS) bt Donna Vekic (CRO) 6-4, 6-4
Zarina Diyas (KAZ) bt Carla Surez (ESP x15) 7-6 (14/12), 5-7, 6-2
Ana Ivanovic (SRB x11) bt Zheng Jie (CHN) 6-4, 6-0
Sabine Lisicki (GER x19) bt Karolna Plskov (CZE) 6-3, 7-5
Madison Keys (USA) bt Klara Koukalova (CZE x31) 7-5, 6-7 (3/7), 6-2
Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) bt Kaia Kanepi (EST) 6-3, 6-7 (4/7), 6-2