Federer storms into next round

2013-06-24 17:00
Roger Federer (Getty Images)

London - Defending champion Roger Federer began his campaign for a record eighth Wimbledon title in quickfire style on Monday, taking just 69 minutes to storm past Romania's Victor Hanescu.

The 31-year-old Swiss swept to a 6-3, 6-2, 6-0 win on Centre Court to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his first triumph at the All England Club with an impressive triumph.

Federer fired 32 winners and just six unforced errors as he clinched a sixth career victory over the 47th-ranked Hanescu.

"It's the most special thing to be back on Centre Court," said Federer, playing in his 55th straight Grand Slam.

"I still enjoy it out there. It was a pleasure to play and I'm very happy to get the first round out of the way.

"I am not sure how much better I could have played. It was good to get it done quickly as it was cold and it released some of the pressure."

Federer came into Wimbledon on the back of his first title of 2013 in Halle, the grasscourt win taking him level with John McEnroe on 77 career titles.

"Halle came at the right time. It shows I am peaking in time for Wimbledon," said third-seeded Federer who next plays Sergiy Stakhovsky of the Ukraine for a place in the last 32.

Meanwhile, Victoria Azarenka also moved into the Wimbledon second round, playing through the pain barrier to defeat Portugal's Maria Joao Koehler 6-1, 6-2.

Azarenka, the reigning Australian Open champion, recovered from a nasty fall in the second set that left her in tears to earn a meeting with Italy's Flavia Pennetta in the next round.

Results on the first day of Wimbledon (x denotes seeded player):

Men's singles:

First round:

Steve Darcis (BEL) bt Rafael Nadal (ESP x5) 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (10/8), 6-4
Lukasz Kubot (POL) bt Igor Andreev (RUS) 6-1, 7-5, 6-2
Stephane Robert (FRA) bt Alejandro Falla (COL) 6-3, 7-6 (7/5), 7-5
Benot Paire (FRA x25) bt Adrian Ungur (ROM) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
John Isner (USA x18) bt Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) 6-1, 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (7/3)
Adrian Mannarino (FRA) bt Pablo Andjar (ESP) 6-1, 6-2, 6-3
Dustin Brown (GER) bt Guillermo Garca-Lpez (ESP) 6-3, 6-3, 6-3
Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) bt Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI x11) 6-4, 7-5, 6-3
Nicolas Almagro (ESP x15) bt Jurgen Zopp (EST) 6-4, 7-6 (7/2), 7-5
Guillaume Rufin (FRA) bt Marinko Matosevic (AUS) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
Radek Stepanek (CZE) bt Matt Reid (AUS) 6-2, 6-2, 6-4
Jerzy Janowicz (POL x24) bt Kyle Edmund (GBR) 6-2, 6-2, 6-4
Jurgen Melzer (AUT) bt Fabio Fognini (ITA x30) 6-7 (5/7), 7-5, 6-3, 6-2
Julian Reister (GER) bt Luks Rosol (CZE) 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-7 (4/7), 6-4
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) bt Rogrio Dutra Silva (BRA) 6-4, 6-0, 6-4
Roger Federer (SUI x3) bt Victor Hanescu (ROM) 6-3, 6-2, 6-0
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA x6) bt David Goffin (BEL) 7-6 (7/4), 6-4, 6-3
Ernests Gulbis (LAT) bt Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 7-6 (7/1), 6-4, 7-5
Fernando Verdasco (ESP) bt Xavier Malisse (BEL) 6-7 (5/7), 6-1, 6-4, 6-3
Julien Benneteau (FRA x31) bt Tobias Kamke (GER) 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-4, 6-2
Juan Monaco (ARG x22) bt Bastian Knittel (GER) 6-4, 6-2, 6-3
Rajeev Ram (USA) bt Luks Lacko (SVK) 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (2/7), 6-2
Kenny De Schepper (FRA) bt Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) 7-6 (8/6), 6-4, 6-2
Marin Cilic (CRO x10) bt Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
Viktor Troicki (SRB) bt Janko Tipsarevic (SRB x14) 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7/5)
Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) bt Albert Montas (ESP) 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Vasek Pospisil (CAN) bt Marc Gicquel (FRA) 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (7/3)
Mikhail Youzhny (RUS x20) bt Robin Haase (NED) 6-4, 7-5, 7-5
Tommy Robredo (ESP x32) bt Alex Bogomolov Jr. (RUS) 6-2, 6-2, 6-4
Nicolas Mahut (FRA) bt Jan Hjek (CZE) 6-2, 6-4, 6-3
Lu Yen-Hsun (TPE) bt James Ward (GBR) 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 7-6 (13/11), 7-6 (7/4)
Andy Murray (GBR x2) bt Benjamin Becker (GER) 6-4, 6-3, 6-2

Women's singles:

First round:

Monica Puig (PUR) bt Sara Errani (ITA x5) 6-3, 6-2
Silvia Soler (ESP) bt Misaki Doi (JPN) 1-6, 6-4, 6-1
Lesya Tsurenko (UKR) bt Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) 6-1, 6-3
Eva Birnerov (CZE) bt Varvara Lepchenko (USA x26) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
Sloane Stephens (USA x17) bt Jamie Hampton (USA) 6-3, 6-3
Andrea Petkovic (GER) bt Pauline Parmentier (FRA) 6-3, 6-2
Petra Cetkovsk (CZE) bt Donna Vekic (CRO) 6-3, 6-1
Caroline Wozniacki (DEN x9) bt Estrella Cabeza (ESP) 6-0, 6-2
Marion Bartoli (FRA x15) bt Elina Svitolina (UKR) 6-3, 7-5
Christina McHale (USA) bt Alexa Glatch (USA) 6-4, 6-4
Camila Giorgi (ITA) bt Samantha Murray (GBR) 6-3, 6-4
Sorana Cirstea (ROM x22) bt Stefanie Vgele (SUI) 7-5, 7-6 (7/3)
Lucie Safarova (CZE x27) bt Lauren Davis (USA) 6-4, 6-0
Karin Knapp (ITA) bt Lucie Hradeck (CZE) 6-3, 6-4
Michelle Larcher de Brito (POR) bt Melanie Oudin (USA) 7-6 (9/7), 1-6, 6-4
Maria Sharapova (RUS x3) bt Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 7-6 (7/5), 6-3
Petra Kvitova (CZE x8) bt Coco Vandeweghe (USA) 6-1, 5-7, 6-4
Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) bt Kiki Bertens (NED) 6-4, 6-3
Garbie Muguruza (ESP) bt Anne Keothavong (GBR) 6-4, 6-0
Ekaterina Makarova (RUS x25) bt Johanna Larsson (SWE) 6-3, 6-3
Carla Surez (ESP x19) bt Lourdes Domnguez (ESP) 6-2, 6-2
Mirjana Lucic (CRO) bt Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) 6-1, 6-4
Eugnie Bouchard (CAN) bt Galina Voskoboeva (KAZ) 5-7, 7-6 (7/5), 6-4
Ana Ivanovic (SRB x12) bt Virginie Razzano (FRA) 7-6 (7/1), 6-0
Jelena Jankovic (SRB x16) bt Johanna Konta (GBR) 6-2, 7-5
Vesna Manasieva (SRB) bt Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) bt Ajla Tomljanovic (CRO) 3-6, 6-1, 9-7
Kirsten Flipkens (BEL x20) bt Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) 7-5, 6-4
Alize Cornet (FRA x29) bt Vania King (USA) 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) bt Tatjana Malek (GER) 6-1, 6-0
Flavia Pennetta (ITA) bt Elena Baltacha (GBR) 6-4, 6-1
Victoria Azarenka (BLR x2) bt Maria Joo Koehler (POR) 6-1, 6-2


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