Roger Federer: 85 wins, 70 big and 10,000 aces
Roger Federer did not have time to sweat too much yesterday at his premiere at Wimbledon, his favorite tournament, which has already won seven times. And it is that the Swiss ran out of rivals after the third game of the second set. He won 6-3 and 3-0 when Alexander Dolgopolov decided to retire because of the
discomfort in his right ankle
At the end of the first leg, the Ukrainian asked for the assistance of the physio and decided to continue playing, but said enough soon. A disappointment for the spectators, eager to see in action the most beloved and admired idol in The Championships
Federer won his 85 th victory at Wimbledon. A triumph light, but that counts and serves to enlarge his legend. Now leads the historic table of victories in this tournament during the Open Era (since 1968).
The Basel Genie also started his career in the 70th Grand Slam he contests, a figure that equates the record of Frenchman Fabrice Santoro. To round the day, reached the 10,000 direct serves even in the rarest days, it makes history.
Federer, who will meet in the second round to Serbian Dusan Lajovic, joked with Novak Djokovic about the possibility of playing with him a warm-up set. And it was the circumstance that just before, the Serbian (now awaits the Czech Pavlasek) also did not dispute his entire game against Slovak Klizan, who also abandoned with 6-3 and 2-0 against.
In fact, Federer said he had "never" seen "something like that." "I felt bad for the crowd and the tournament president told me, 'You should play another set and a half.'" I said, "Let me try to find Novak." I did and I told him, but obviously it was not going to happen ".