October 20, 2019

Federer into Wimbledon third round

July 4, 2018
Roger Federer
WImbledon

Eight-time champion Roger Federer extended his Wimbledon winning streak to 26 successive sets with a routine victory over Lukas Lacko in the second round.

The Swiss, who is favourite to claim another title, won 6-4 6-4 6-1 against world number 73 Lacko.

Federer, 36, did not face a single break point and hit 48 winners.

The top seed will play big-serving 39-year-old Ivo Karlovic or Jan Lennard Struff in the third round.

Martina Navratilova is the only player to win nine singles titles.

“I played very well. I felt good out there and had fewer nerves than in the first round,” said Federer, who beat Dusan Lajovic in straight sets on Monday.

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