Roger Federer going for an eighth title at the All-England Club, defeated American Sam Querrey 6-4, 6-2, 6-2. The Swiss is second behind Jimmy Connors (84) for most wins at Wimbledon in the Open Era.
The highlight of the match came when Federer hit a “tweener” lob over Querrey’s head leading 4-2 in the second set.
“It’s rare that it happens, so when you get them you’ve got to pull it off,” Federer said.
“It all happens very quickly. I can’t put it on super slow and go, All right, what’s best? ‘Cause I guess so many things shoot through your mind like, Well, what’s the score? Is it 30‑Love? Is it Love‑30? Love‑30, I wouldn’t have hit a shot like that, no chance. I probably would have adjusted, changed my grip and tried to hit a normal forehand or gone around and hit a normal backhand.
“What the situation was, I had the grip in hand. It was an open grip, you know, one for a slice I would think, or one you scoop it. But then I was like I feel better almost shuffling my feet and giving myself, with the right grip, without changing that anymore, to hitting a lob.
“Easiest way for me was somehow through the legs rather than coming to a complete standstill and then hitting a lob, which he would have seen where it was going to go. Through the legs, you’re not sure if it’s going to come short or high. I got lucky. I hit it perfect.
“Yeah, I felt like there was a chance, legitimate chance, to win the point. And it was fun. It just happened to be the right thing. I picked the right side. Like I said, I got lucky also to be there.”
Third seed Murray is making a bid for his second Wimbledon title made easy work of Robin Haase 6-1, 6-1, 6-4,.
Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall was given one of Murray’s wristbands at the end of the by Richard Lewis, the chief executive officer of The Championships who caught the wrists bands.
“I heard that she was coming today,” Murray said. “I saw her briefly after the match.
“But the wristband actually hit the chairman of Wimbledon. He was there with her. Normally you see who catches it. Then the Duchess opened up her bag and my wristband was in there, so he obviously had given it to her.”
Another former champion had an easy day on Thursday and that was defending champion Petra Kvitova. She dismantled Kurumi Nara of Japan 6-2, 6-0. The world No. 2 has dropped only three games in the tournament.
“It wasn’t really easy,” Kvitova said. “I mean, of course, the score look very easy. But few games which we play was really close.
“I’m just glad that I won. That’s important, you know, counting is the last point. I still have a lot of space where I can improve for the next match. That’s a good sign, as well.
“Of course, the next match will be tough again, and tougher and tougher, if I’m going to stay in the tournament. I have to be prepared for everything.”
There were upsets on the Ladies’ side of the draw on day four of Wimbledon. Eighth seed Ekaterina Makarova lost to Magdalena Rybarikova, 6-2, 7-5, Svetlana Kuznetsova lost 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to Kristyna Pliskova, No.17 seed Elina Svitolina fell to Casey Dellacqua, 7-6(3), 6-3, and No.25 seed Alizé Cornet was osted by Belarusian qualifier Olga Govortsova, 7-6(6), 2-6, 6-1.
Seeded winners on the day included: No.5 seed Caroline Wozniacki, No.10 seed Angelique Kerber, No.13 seed Agnieszka Radwanska, No.15 seed Timea Bacsinszky, No.18 seed Sabine Lisicki, No.20 seed Garbiñe Muguruza, No.21 seed Madison Keys, No.28 seed Jelena Jankovic and No.31 seed Camila Giorgi.
Ladies’ Singles – Second Round
(2) Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. Kurumi Nara (JPN) 62 60
(5) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) d. Denisa Allertova (CZE) 61 76(6)
Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) d. (8) Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 62 75
(10) Angelique Kerber (GER) d. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 75 62
(13) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) 60 62
(15) Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) d. Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) 62 61
Casey Dellacqua (AUS) d. (17) Elina Svitolina (UKR) 76(3) 63
(18) Sabine Lisicki (GER) d. Christina McHale (USA) 26 75 61
(20) Garbine Muguruza (ESP) d. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) 63 46 62
(21) Madison Keys (USA) d. Elizaveta Kulichkova (RUS) 64 64
(Q) Olga Govortsova (BLR) d. (25) Alize Cornet (FRA) 76(6) 26 61
Krystina Pliskova (CZE) d. (26) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 36 63 64
(28) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) d. Evgeniya Rodina (RUS) 67(4) 61 63
(31) Camila Giorgi (ITA) d. Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) 60 76(5)
Monica Niculescu (ROU) d. Jana Cepelova (SVK) 63 63
Tatjana Maria (GER) d (Q) Ying-Ying Duan (CHN) 16 62 108
Gentlemen’s Singles – Second Round
 Roger Federer (SUI) d. Sam Querrey (USA) 64 62 62
 Andy Murray (GBR) d. Robin Haase (NED) 61 61 64
 Tomas Berdych (CZE) d. Nicolas Mahut (FRA) 61 64 64
Dustin Brown (GER) d.  Rafael Nadal (ESP) 75 36 64 64
 Gilles Simon (FRA) d. Blaz Kavcic (SLO) 61 61 67(5) 61
 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) d. Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) 63 64 64
Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) d.  Feliciano Lopez (ESP) 75 36 63 26 64
 Gael Monfils (FRA) d. Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 76(5) 63 75
 Roberto Bautista-Agut (ESP) d. Benoit Paire (FRA) 26 46 63 63 63
 Viktor Troicki (SRB) d. Aljaz Bedene (GBR) 64 36 62 64
 Ivo Karlovic (CRO) d. Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) 57 63 64 67(4) 13-11
 Andreas Seppi (ITA) d. Borna Coric (CRO) 46 64 67(3) 61 61
Vasek Pospisil (CAN) d.  Fabio Fognini (ITA) 63 64 16 63
James Ward (GBR) d. Jiri Vesely (CZE) 62 76(4) 36 63
Pablo Andujar (ESP) d. Lukas Rosol (CZE) 64 16 46 76(4) 64
Sam Groth (AUS) d. James Duckworth (AUS) 75 64 76(6)