Wimbledon-2018: Federer and Raonic could go in third round

Sweden's king and Switzerland's tennis king

Lukáš Lacko was the victim at Centre Court on Tuesday, falling in three consecutive sets (6-4, 6-4, 6-1) as Federer breezed through him with an utterly imperious serve.

That direction is into the third round without dropping a set, although the 25th seed is yet to be truly tested, despite a trickier first-round encounter against Arantxa Rus.

"It is important they understand that you have got to bring the energy every single day", he said. "He makes it look easy, he has so many options, so as he gets older maybe if he loses half a step, it doesn't change how he plays".

"I was happy to stay calm and finish off the job". I felt good out there.

Also with Marin Cilic taking an unexpected premature exit Thursday, Federer's run to the final is looking pretty straightforward. shall we just call number nine now?

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

Karolina Pliskova proved too strong for Victoria Azarenka in the battle of former world Nos 1, prevailing 6-3 6-3 in 72 minutes to enter the third round at Wimbledon for the first time in her career. "It will be much more of a strategic match, I believe, the way Mannarino plays", Federer said.

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.

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.

"I am happy to be able to play in the third round tomorrow".

"Actually, I watched the shootout", he said. Also Severin and Ivan gave me good advice.

Lopez marked the achievement by beating Federico Delbonis 6-3 6-4 6-2 to progress to round two at the All England Club.

Novak will next face 2016 Wimbledon runner-up Milos Raonic, who hit 34 aces in his 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4) victory over John Millman. Isner next plays No. 31 Stefanos Tsitsipas, the first Greek man into the round of 16 at a Grand Slam tournament in the 50-year professional era.

No. 8 Kevin Anderson and No. 9 John Isner - the highest-ranked American man, he'd never before reached the fourth round at the grass-court major - won in straight sets, while No. 11 Sam Querrey of the US was eliminated 5-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 by Gael Monfils of France.

German Julia Goerges, who had lost in the opening round in her previous five Wimbledon appearances, edged past Czech Barbora Strycova 7-6 (3) 3-6 10-8 in just under three hours on Court Two.

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