Ruthless Federer marches on with another straight-sets win in Wimbledon

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Top seed and defending champion Roger Federer advanced to the Wimbledon last 16 without dropping a set after a 6-3 7-5 6-2 win over German Jan-Lennard Struff on Friday.

Federer, seeking a record ninth Wimbledon title, eased through the first set before the big-serving Struff put up more of a fight in the second.

“I was happy to stay calm and finish off the job. I thought I did very well today. I created more chances in the second set and was always able to stay pretty clean on my own service game.

“It’s a wonderful feeling walking out there, I take every match one at a time, I try to put on a good match, try hard every time, and will never underestimate anybody – that keeps me in check.”

Federer next faces French 22nd seed Adrian Mannarino.

“In the next round it will be a lefty. It will be much more of a strategic match, I believe, the way Mannarino plays,” Federer said.

“I’m happy I found a way today. Some moments where it can be frustrating because you’re not finding any rhythm, at times you’re more reacting than playing active tennis.

“I’m just very pleased that I found a way in that first set, then also stayed calm in the second set, regardless that I had maybe missed opportunities. He was always going to be a tough third-round opponent.”

Originally Posted on SamaaNews

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