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Sport Federer delivers shot-making masterclass to reach round three

19:33  04 july  2018
19:33  04 july  2018 Source:   reuters.com

Ageless Federer targets title number nine

  Ageless Federer targets title number nine <p>Roger Federer is already the most prolific and oldest winner of the Wimbledon men's singles title but when he saunters into the All England Club on Monday he will do so as favourite to lift the trophy for a ninth time.</p>The seemingly ageless Swiss, who turn 37 in August, has planned his year around defending the title he claimed last year by beating Croatia's Marin Cilic.

The Swiss champion was at his breath-taking best as he crafted 48 exquisite winners during a 90-minute masterclass that seemed more an exhibition of his shot - making than a charge towards a record ninth Wimbledon title. The last time Federer turned up to defend his crown, in 2013

The Swiss champion was at his breath-taking best as he crafted 48 exquisite winners during a 90-minute masterclass that seemed more an exhibition of his shot - making than a Federer fired three of those aces in a row to take the second set and he got his 15,000-strong Centre Court fan club

a man swinging a racket at a ball: Wimbledon © REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge Wimbledon Two days after creating a stir at Wimbledon with his new mega-bucks clothing deal, Roger Federer was back making a style statement with his dazzling tennis as he gave Lukas Lacko a 6-4 6-4 6-1 dressing down to reach the third round on Wednesday.

New look, same result for Federer

  New look, same result for Federer Sporting his new sponsor on his shirt, the Swiss great swept to a first-round win at Wimbledon.Roger Federer caused a stir when he began his quest for a ninth Wimbledon title with a new logo on his chest but everything else looked familiar as he crushed Dusan Lajovic 6-1 6-3 6-4 in glorious Centre Court sunshine.

Roger Federer was back making a style statement with his dazzling tennis as he gave Lukas Lacko a 6-4 6-4 6-1 dressing down to reach the third round on Wednesday. In fact, it seemed more an exhibition of his shot - making than a charge towards a record ninth Wimbledon title.

YahooSports. Share. Hall of Fame inductee wears tie honoring shooting victims. Federer delivers shot - making masterclass to reach round The Swiss champion was at his breath-taking best as he crafted 48 exquisite winners during a 90-minute masterclass that seemed more an exhibition of his

The Swiss champion was at his breath-taking best as he crafted 48 exquisite winners during a 90-minute match that seemed more an exhibition of his shot-making than a charge towards a record ninth Wimbledon title.

When Federer turned up to defend his crown in 2013, he suffered a shock second-round humbling by Sergiy Stakhovsky.

There was no danger of a repeat performance against Slovakia's Lacko, however, and a forehand swish on match point gave the top seed a 26th consecutive set at the grasscourt major.

Federer will face either Croatian Ivo Karlovic or Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff for a place in the fourth round.

'It's terrible': Stunned Federer feeling low after Wimbledon shock .
Roger Federer admitted he was shell-shocked as the Swiss star struggled to come to terms with his "terrible" Wimbledon quarter-final exit against Kevin Anderson. Federer suffered one of the most stunning defeats of his career on Wednesday, blowing a two-set lead and wasting a match point in a 2-6, 6-7 (5/7), 7-5, 6-4, 13-11 loss.Federer's bid to win a ninth Wimbledon title came to an astonishing end as the defending champion collapsed in a nail-biting four hour and 13 minute classic that ranks among the tournament's greatest upsets.

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