(June 24, 2014) WIMBLEDON – Seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer ran off a 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 win on Tuesday over Italy’s Paolo Lorenzi 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 on Court No. 1.
“I got the break I think in all three sets in the first return game,” the Swiss said. “So from that standpoint I was alw..ays up in the score and could always, you know, was always in the lead. It’s easier to play that way. Then many times was able to break again.
“You know, it was a solid match overall. I served well, returned well, also tried to come forward a bit. I could really do everything out there, so I’m very pleased with the first round.”
The only true drama in the match came when the Italians was serving at 2-5 and saved five match points. Federer held his serve next and completed the win with an ace.
Fellow Swiss, reigning Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka is also through to the second round with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 win over Joao Sousa of Portugal. Wawrinka served 18 aces over his challenger on Tuesday.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga completed his match on Monday which was suspended by rain and then darkness. He was on court for three minutes and won all four points closing out Jurgen Melzer 6-1, 3-6, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4.
“It was quick,” said Tsonga. “I played only four points.”
“But was not easy to come back after yesterday night. I played a good four points and finally I won. It’s good. And tomorrow I have a new match.”
Karen Pestaina at Wimbledon