Federer into Wimbledon 3rd round for 15th time

2017-07-06 22:06
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London - Seven-time champion Roger Federer reached the Wimbledon third round for the 15th time on Thursday with a 7-6 (7/0), 6-3, 6-2 win over Dusan Lajovic of Serbia.

Third seeded Federer will face Germany's Mischa Zverev for a place in the last-16.

"I struggled at the start and couldn't find my rhythm," said Federer who dropped his first service game to trail 2-0 to his 79th-ranked opponent.

"But once I got rid of the nerves I played some inspired stuff after that."

Zverev defeated world number one Andy Murray at the Australian Open this year, but Federer has won both his meetings against the left-handed serve-and-volleyer this year, including on grass at Halle last month.

Wimbledon results on Thursday, the fourth day of the 2017 championships at the All England Club (x denotes seeding):


2nd rd

Milos Raonic (CAN x6) bt Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) 3-6, 7-6 (9/7), 6-4, 7-5

Alexander Zverev (GER x10) bt Francis Tiafoe (USA) 6-3, 6-4, 6-3

Grigor Dimitrov (BUL x13) bt Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) 6-3, 6-2, 6-1

Dudi Sela (ISR) bt John Isner (USA x23) 6-7 (5/7), 7-6 (7/5), 5-7, 7-6 (7/5), 6-3

Mischa Zverev (GER x27) bt Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) 6-1, 6-2, 2-6, 3-6, 6-4

Roger Federer (SUI x3) bt Dusan Lajovic (SRB) 7-6 (7/0), 6-3, 6-2

Dominic Thiem (AUT x8) bt Gilles Simon (FRA) 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-4

Jared Donaldson (USA) bt Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) 6-4, 7-6 (7/0), 6-7 (0/7), 6-2

David Ferrer (ESP) bt Steve Darcis (BEL) 3-0 -- retired

Tomas Berdych (CZE x11) bt Ryan Harrison (USA) 6-4, 6-3, 6-7 (8/10), 6-3

Gael Monfils (FRA x15) bt Kyle Edmund (GBR) 7-6 (7/1), 6-4, 6-4

Adrian Mannarino (FRA) bt Yuichi Sugita (JPN) 6-1, 5-7, 4-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-2

Ernests Gulbis (LAT) bt Juan Martn Del Potro (ARG x29) 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (7/3)

Novak Djokovic (SRB x2) bt Adam Pavlsek (CZE) 6-2, 6-2, 6-1


2nd rd

Angelique Kerber (GER x1) bt Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 7-5, 7-5

Shelby Rogers (USA) bt Lucie Safarova (CZE x32) 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 6-3

Sorana Cirstea (ROM) bt Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) 4-6, 7-6 (7/4) -- retired

Garbie Muguruza (ESP x14) bt Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 6-2, 6-4

Agnieszka Radwanska (POL x9) bt Christina McHale (USA) 5-7, 7-6 (9/7), 6-3

Timea Bacsinszky (SUI x19) bt Kristna Kucov (SVK) 6-1, 6-0

Polona Hercog (SLO) bt Varvara Lepchenko (USA) 6-7 (2/7), 6-2, 6-2

Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS x7) bt Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 6-0, 7-5

Magdalna Rybrikov (SVK) bt Karolna Plskov (CZE x3) 3-6, 7-5, 6-2

Lesya Tsurenko (UKR) bt Viktorija Golubic (SUI) 6-1, 2-6, 6-3

Petra Martic (CRO) bt Denisa Allertov (CZE) 6-1, 6-4

Zarina Diyas (KAZ) bt Arina Rodionova (AUS) 6-4, 7-6 (7/4)

Alison Riske (USA) bt Kristina Mladenovic (FRA x12) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

Coco Vandeweghe (USA x24) bt Tatjana Malek (GER) 6-4, 6-2

Anett Kontaveit (EST) bt Darya Kasatkina (RUS x29) 6-3, 6-2

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