Roger Federer advances to second round with a convincing win over Damir Dzumhur
7-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer beat Damir Dzumhur 6-1, 6-3, 6-3 to reach the second round at Wimbledon.
Federer looked in complete control on his service games and broke Dzumhur for the first time in the fourth game with an overhead backhand winner. Federer put more pressure on the Bosnian’s serve in the sixth game as he earned three break point opportunities.
Dzumhur double faulted on break point allowing Federer take a 5-1 lead. An inside out forehand winner on set point gives Federer a one set lead.
After saving two break points in his first service game in the second set, Dzumhur was eventually broken in the seventh game when a forehand sailed wide. The Swiss held his serve with an unreturnable body serve in the eighth game. Federer wrapped up the second set with a brilliant lob which the Bosnian sent long with an off-balance smash.
In the fourth game of the third set, Federer earned himself a break point with a superb backhand passing shot winner. He led 3-1 when Dzumhur netted his backhand from the baseline.
Dzumhur struggled on his returns as Federer held another service game with relative ease. Dzumhur hung on by holding his serve to 15, but couldn’t stop the inevitable. Dzumhur missed an attempted forehand passing shot on match point sending Federer through to the second round.
Federer will face American Sam Querrey in the next round. Querrey beat Igor Sijsling 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 in his opening round.
"I played as freely as I could and quite aggressively," Federer said in his post-match interview.
“You always try to focus on every point in the first round,” Federer said in his press conference as reported by the guardian . “Try not to lose a set or in the end, the match. I was trying to be aggressive and I am always happy to win like that.”