35 consecutive service points for Roger Federer at Wimbledon

35 consecutive service points for Roger Federer at Wimbledon

35 consecutive service points for Roger Federer at Wimbledon

The Australian Open champion went out before the third round for the fourth time in seven years, losing 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 to Ekaterina Makarova of Russian Federation after complaining to the chair umpire about the insects that invaded No. 1 court during the second set.

"Mr Federer is one of the greatest champions in history; my respect for him goes beyond sport", said Tadashi Yanai, Uniqlo founder and chairman, president and CEO of fast retailing. "It's always very exciting, I must tell you", Federer added.

"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 had the response to her game, but she's a very tricky opponent, very talented, and in really good confidence.

It marked the third straight global tournament that this talented Swiss generation exited in the last 16 while their dreaded run of not reaching the World Cup quarterfinals since 1954 continued.

"I mean, it just gives even more props to her, honestly", said Keys, the U.S. Open runner-up a year ago and a French Open semifinalist last month.

It was the first time the eight-time Wimbledon champion had worn the brand publicly, but organizers said he didn't violate any of their strict rules in regards to using the tournament for marketing purposes.

He will now face Austrian qualifier Dennis Novak, who surprised France's 16th seed Lucas Pouille 6-4, 6-2, 6-7, 3-6, 6-2 today.

Eight-time Wimbledon victor Federer told BBC Sport: "I think I played very well".

Czech Pliskova overcame two-time Australian Open victor Victoria Azarenka earlier on Wednesday to reach the third round at Wimbledon for the first time.

Seven-time champion Serena Williams faced little resistance in her progress to the third round as she overpowered Bulgarian qualifier Viktoriya Tomova 6-1, 6-4.

No.10 Madison Keys vs. "I don't know if I've ever played her before which is tough", said Venus, who booked her place in the third round for the 18th time. I was actually into it at the end.

"I think we have come through it well".

El Salvador's Marcelo Arevalo and Chilean Hans Podlipnik-Castillo beat British pair Jay Clarke and Cameron Norrie 6-4 6-7 (5) 5-7 6-4 22-20 after five hours of play stretched over two days in a marathon opening-round men's doubles clash.

Milos Raonic slammed 34 aces as the 2016 Wimbledon finalist won 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4) against Australia's John Millman.

However, Swan crashed out of the tournament losing 6-0, 6-3 to Mihaela Buzarnescu. Federer has again been outstanding in the first week, even lobbing in an occasional trick shot, and it would be a major shock if the eight-time champion failed to reach another final.

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