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szdaily -> Sports
Federer, Djokovic sail into 2nd week
    2017-July-10  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

WINS for Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic on Saturday mean the “big four” are all into the second week of Wimbledon, as the men’s draw continues to build nicely.

Both men had their first-round matches cut short by retirements, but have continued to make light work of their opponents and served up straight-set victories once again in seeing off Mischa Zverev and Ernests Gulbis respectively.

It proved to be a short day’s work for Sam Querrey and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, while Gael Monfils went out in style.

Zverev failed to capitalize on a strong first-set performance as he lost to Federer in straight sets on Center Court.

The German forced the seven-time champion to a tie-break in the opener, but was ultimately beaten 7-6 (7-3) 6-4 6-4 in an hour and 49 minutes.

Victory for Federer sets up a fourth-round clash with Grigor Dimitrov, who was two sets up on Dudi Sela when the Israeli — beaten 6-1 in both — retired hurt.

Federer discussed the influence of his wife Mirka on his career afterwards, and said he would call it quits if she ever decided she had enough.

He said: “Without her I couldn’t do it. If she said I don’t want to travel no more, I’ll say, okay, my career is over. It’s as simple as that.”

“It’s important to get through the first week with a good feeling, and I think I got that.”

Djokovic joined the growing list of players criticizing the playing surface at Wimbledon this year following his 6-4 6-1 7-6 (7-2) victory over Gulbis.

The Serbian complained that areas of Center Court were too soft and that it was affecting the bounce of the ball.

“I haven’t had that kind of experience before in Wimbledon, to be honest,” he said. “I mean, the courts are always perfect here. (SD-Agencies)

 

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