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Federer eases into 3rd round at Wimbledon

Federer eases into 3rd round at Wimbledon”

"I felt good, less nervous than in the first round", Federer said. He followed that up by winning all 20 of his service points in the second set to take it by the same game score.

British teenager Katie Swan, who won her first ever match at Wimbledon on Monday, was no match for 29th seed Mihaela Buzarnescu as the 19-year-old fell to a 6-0 6-3 defeat.

That roller-coaster on grass sums up her relationship with a surface which fills just over a month of the tennis season between the European clay court swing and the USA hard courts series.

Her next opponent will be unseeded Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck. Not wasting too much energy in the first matches is nice to have. "It's like 7-6 in the fifth and it's been like an hour and a half!"

The 26th-seeded Gavrilova cruised past USA lucky loser Caroline Dolehide 6-2, 6-3.

It means the eight-time champion has racked up 27 consecutive sets at SW19 in a run of nine successive wins over the last two years. She will next face British wild card Gabriella Taylor or 2014 runner-up Eugenie Bouchard.

The men's draw has already lost sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov, 10th seed David Goffin and number seven Dominic Thiem, the latter due to an injury during his match.

Raonic avoided a confrontation with a seeded player in the third round as qualifier Dennis Novak of Austria upset No. 17 Lucas Paille of France 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (8), 3-6, 6-2 on Wednesday.

The No. 13 seed advanced to the third round of the grass-court Grand Slam on Wednesday with a 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4) victory over unseeded Australian John Millman.

Nadal moved into the second round with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 win over Dudi Sela of Israel, while Djokovic eased past Tennys Sandgren of the United States 6-3, 6-1, 6-2.

Commenting after the victory, Federer admitted to the BBC that he "played very well".

Earlier, Karolina Pliskova outplayed Victoria Azarenka, a two-time Grand Slam champion, to reach the third round.

Fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev was also through after defeating James Duckworth of Australia 7-5, 6-2, 6-0.



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