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Roger Federer © Tennistalk.com
Wimbledon
1st round
6/25/12 1 2 3 Tot
ch  Roger Federer 6 6 6 3
es  Albert Ramos-Vinolas 1 1 1 0
Albert Ramos-Vinolas © Tennistalk.com
  • Federer dishes out triple-breadstick at Wimbledon

    6/25/12 10:46 PM | Ricky Dimon
    Roger Federer destroys Albert Ramos in straight sets on Day 1 of Wimbledon. Federer is through to a second-round meeting with Fabio Fogini.

    Six-time champion Roger Federer kicked off his 2012 Wimbledon campaign in style on Monday afternoon, routing Albert Ramos 6-1, 6-1, 6-1. Federer broke serve in eight of 10 return games as he cruised into the second round after one hour and 19 minutes of play.

    Ramos, a clay-court specialist from Spain, actually managed a break of his own once in the first set. However, his serve never had any punch even on grass and he did not hold it a single time in the opener.

    Federer really turned on the afterburners in the second and third. The third-ranked Swiss surrendered a mere four service points in each of the final two sets. He finished with 33 winners against only 10 unforced errors while striking nine aces compared to one double-fault.

    "I was happy with the way things progressed during the match," Federer explained. "I was able to return well, almost breaking him every single time. It was a good match for me, obviously. I felt very good out there.

    "Maybe Albert Ramos is not the most experienced grass-court player, that's for sure. It's always nice to save energy. It gives you confidence when you close out matches easy. Things works out perfectly today."

    Federer will go up against Fabio Fognini on Wednesday. The Italian downed Michael Llodra 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-5.

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Walk in the park.... Ramos didn't even have time to proper execute his shots and couldn't hurt the maestro :-) Next up Fognini.... I expect something similar to this score.

Bonker , 6/26/12 9:07 AM


"Maybe Albert Ramos is not the most experienced grass-court player, that's for sure. It's always nice to save energy. It gives you confidence when you close out matches easy. Things works out perfectly today."

Sounds arrogant to me even if it's the truth...besides, quite inconsistent to start with maybe and end the sentence with that's for sure.

phoenix , 6/26/12 10:01 AM


To be honest, I don't think easy early draws are necessarily good because players who have to work hard to go through the rounds are battle hardy by the time they get to the business end of the tournament.

Having it easy is counter productive because it doesn't send you any messages of what you have to work on in your game for more challenging opponents. I'm sure Nole achieved far more yesterday beating Ferrero who wasn't as much a roll over as Ramos was so Federr might be living in a fools paradise.

nadline , 6/26/12 11:17 AM


Fedex looking great...djoker also looking great..it wiil be a great semi..

chenna21 , 6/26/12 11:33 AM


I don't see any arrogance in his line, if you read it along with the whole presser....
Easy matches may work either way... he is just looking at positive side of it...
Doesn't mean he isn't aware of it...

RMadhu , 6/26/12 11:38 AM


Fed doesnt need a 3 hour match to start. He has played enough tennis this year to be sharp and ready. 4 matches in Halle on the grass is good preperation. The sooner you get these kind of matches out the way the better. Thats why he was so aggressive in breaking serve all the time. Less time on court more energy for the tougher tests that lie ahead. Makes perfect sense.

brothdog , 6/27/12 10:19 AM


brothdog, what "tough test" do you see Fed having to meet, b4 he plays Nole? This is NOT a wind up btw, am genuinely interested.

deuce , 6/27/12 10:39 AM


im not saying specifiacally 1 person as fed does have an easy draw that is no secret. but in theory every round it will get a little harder. Tipse is having another good year but in all honesty i can't see him troubling Fed on a grass court. So i suppose Nole is the ''tough test'' and the more Fed has left in the tank for that the better.

brothdog , 6/27/12 10:57 AM



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