Roger Federer vs Mischa Zverev, Wimbledon 2017

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Roger Federer is coming off a straight sets win over Mischa Zverev that took 33 games to decide.

The second set was much more routine for Federer, who with an early break looked as though he felt no obligation to push the tempo, holding easily and on occasion nicking a point off the Zverev serve.

It was a similar story in the final set too, with one break proving to be enough for the 18-time Grand Slam champion as he continued his charge for a first Wimbledon title since 2012.

Just as in the second set, Federer broke early, however, helped by two double-faults from Zverev, and he never looked likely to concede his advantage.

'It's important to get through the first week with a good feeling, ' Federer said. Mischa's a great guy and I think we fed off each other and played a good match.

'I think I'm on the right path. Zverev played unconventional serve-and-volley tennis but, as usual, Federer found a way to dispatch the 29-year-old - who was one of two brothers competing in the third-round of a Grand Slam for the first time since 1984.




Defending champion Andy Murray is the only one of the big four to have been tested so far, and Federer matched Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal in reaching the last 16 without having dropped a set.

The 35-year-old Swiss has been a model of efficiency breezing through four matches-including a set-and-a-half against Alexandr Dolgopolov, who retired with a foot injury-in just four hours, two minutes. In the victory, Federer won 83 percent of his first serve points and 71 percent of his second serve points. Monday's meeting will be their first grass-court clash. An elegant backhand gave Federer three set-points and he converted when Zverev netted. We could have nearly played in the Australian Open final against each other.

However, even Roger Federer can't give birth.

That's not to say he didn't endure nervy moments, though, with the Swiss throwing away a 4-1 lead in the opening set to allow his opponent to force a tiebreak.

Federer zapped his 13 ace to end a slick win in style raising his 2017 record to 27-2 as the Big 4 move forward. It's obviously hard to make all second week for us, you know, when I'm not playing.

"It's a totally different ball game what she's going through than what I did". "So I thought they did it very well. I was just there supporting my wife", said Federer.

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