Roger Federer wins and takes sets streak to 26 at Wimbledon

Roger Federer wins and takes sets streak to 26 at Wimbledon

Those who were lucky enough to get a seat on Centre Court on Wednesday saw the defending champion put on a scintillating display as he destroyed Slovakia's Lukas Lacko 6-4, 6-4, 6-1 in just 90 minutes.

Eight-time victor Roger Federer, 36, plays German Jan-Lennard Struff last on Centre in round three.

U.S. player Serena Williams (R) shakes hands after winning against Bulgaria´s Viktoriya Tomova during their women´s singles second round match on the third day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club on July 4, 2018.

Her elder sister Venus Williams won her match, as well, after coming back to beat Romanian qualifier Alexandra Dulgheru 4-6, 6-0, 6-1.

Five of the top eight women's seeds have now exited the competition before the third round. But so often their quality has led them to glory, and even in 2018 at Wimbledon that remains a distinct possibility for both of tennis' greatest players.

Play was interrupted on all courts due to a spell of rain.

U.S. Open finalist Kevin Anderson struck an impressive 42 winners on his way to the fourth round, beating Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3 7-5 7-5.

The pair sent down a combined 92 aces in the marathon contest on Court 15, with Karlovic accounting for 61 of them.

Agassi who coached Novak Djokovic for about a year has always been a huge admirer of the Swiss magician and once said that he (Federer), "pisses him off" because of the manner in which he dominates opponents and wins points.

The 13th-seeded Raonic was playing John Millman of Australia as he bids to reach the third round for a sixth straight year.

Seven-time champion Serena fired 24 winners past Bulgarian Tomova to post a convincing 6-1 6-4 victory in 66 minutes on Centre Court.

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Wearing statement red shoes, Wareing said he was excited for a day of tennis.

"I'm getting there, I'm not there yet but I expect to get there not only for Wimbledon but for tournaments in the future".

While Federer and Serena strolled, Caroline Wozniacki suffered fresh Wimbledon woe as the world number two suffered a shock 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 defeat against Ekaterina Makarova.

Eight-time Wimbledon victor Federer told BBC Sport: "I think I played very well". Speaking to the press after his win on Wednesday, the 20-time Grand slam champion hit out at the Switzerland football team for their meek surrender in the Round of 16 match at the FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation.

"Of course, you sometimes play the percentages, but if you do that too much it becomes boring, so I like to mix it up".

"I'm happy if they say whatever they say, as long as it is "game" and my name somewhere, and not "game" and the other name".

Five-time victor Venus Williams opens on Court One against Kiki Bertens.

After Makarova edged out a tight first set, the Dane looked to have recovered by producing the ideal response, taking the second set 6-1.

"I am happy to be able to play in the third round tomorrow. I just hope every match is better".

Querrey's fellow American Madison Keys, seeded 10th, celebrated U.S. Independence Day with a 6-4, 6-3 win against Thailand's Luksika Kumkhum. But three straight-sets wins later and she is the obvious pick to wind up as champion.

"Where I am in the village I can hear the Rose & Crown".

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