• Federer cruises at Wimbledon, Hewitt downs Wawrinka

    6/25/13 12:34 AM | Ricky Dimon
    Federer cruises at Wimbledon, Hewitt downs Wawrinka Roger Federer eases past Victor Hanescu in his Wimbledon opener on Monday. Federer is joined in the second round by Lleyton Hewitt, a straight-set winner over Stanislas Wawrinka.

    (3) Roger Federer d. Victor Hanescu 6-3, 6-2, 6-0

    Federer's bid for a record eighth Wimbledon title got off to a flawless start on Monday afternoon when he disposed of Victor Hanescu in one hour and nine minutes. The world No. 3 fired seven aces without double-faulting and he recorded 32 winners to a mere six unforced errors.

    Federer got off to a fast start by breaking right away en route to a commanding 3-0 lead in the opening set. Hanescu held the rest of the way, but he never came close to getting back on serve in set one. In fact, the 6'6'' Romanian did not even sniff a single break chance in the entire match. It got progressively worse for Hanescu, who lasted only 18 minutes in the third set. Next up for Federer is Sergiy Stakhovsky, a routine winner over Rogerio Dutra Silva.

    Lleyton Hewitt d. Stanislas Wawrinka 6-4, 7-5, 6-3

    Hewitt, the 2002 Wimbledon champion, turned back the clock and turned in a vintage performance at the All-England Club to see of Wawrinka in two hours and 12 minutes during first-round action. Coming off a runner-up finish to Nicolas Mahut on Saturday in 's-Hertogenbosch, Wawrinka was dealt a rude draw just two days later. The 10th-ranked Swiss played well in this one, but it was not good enough against an inspired opponent. Wawrinka struck 12 aces and two double-faults while hitting 44 winners to 37 unforced errors. Hewitt counter-punched in expert fashion and finished with 32 winners to just seven mistakes.

    The 32-year-old Australian served out the first set at 5-4 and the second at 6-5 before pocketing an early break in the third. At that point Wawrinka had no answer for an adversary who came up with 16 winners and only four errors in set three. Hewitt wrapped up the proceedings in style with his sixth break of the day at 5-3. The world No. 70 will face Dustin Brown on Wednesday. Brown qualified for the main draw then destroyed Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-3, 6-3, 6-3.

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I wonder if Fed is having back problems. He was wearing an undershirt and wasn't bending at the waist when he ran down a few drop volleys.

conquistador , 6/25/13 1:57 AM

Fed was wearing an undershirt at RG too

Shireling , 6/25/13 11:12 AM

Her was wearing an undershirt because it was overcast and cold. No biggie. He didn't have to do that much hardly broke a sweat.

brothdog , 6/25/13 12:08 PM

Saw Roger in action on the world's greatest tennis court and there is no greater sight in Tennis, and few compare even in the enitre sporting world, than Federer on Grass and in particular at Wimbledon. The Greatest Tennis tournament and the Greatest Tennis player.

This is the 3rd time I am doing the halle/wimbledon double for roger. In 2006 and 2007, roger brough home the trophy at both places.

Roger is nearly 32 and has played 1100+ matches. People are breaking down and have a dubious injury/retirement record with far lesser matches and 5/6 years younger than Fed.

Twinge: what you got to say about your claim that rafa was more likely to make the meeting with murray than Fed? I hope the crow tastes good. I am sure it should be better than whatever you people call "food". I think the Italians and French got you beat there man. Maybe even the americans with their BADDDDDDDDDDD MEN food - burgers and fast food are ahead of you guys.

I hope Mr. Federer makes it to the murray meeting and gives us an AO semi-final league epic with a different result. either way, Nole will be the eventual winner as I see things. He really wants this title and he always said Wimbledon is the greatest tennis tournament.

His draw is tricky. He has 4 people in his half who have beaten him this year - delpo, haas, dimitrov, berdych. and 3 of those 4 have beaten him on grass - haas, berdych, delpo and 2 of them have beaten him at wimbledon, haas and berdych.

Fedkovic23 , 6/25/13 3:20 PM

Fuckovic23 iz so dumb, so deluded. All of hiz comments r dressed up like regular tennis disucssion but den r painted wiv retarted bias and cluelessness.

Zaare , 6/25/13 4:15 PM

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