SW19 Day 5 Recap (Men’s Singles): Ageless Federer Continues To Set Records

Top seed Roger Federer booked his place in the fourth round in grand style as he saw off Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany in their third round clash on Friday evening.

The world number two defeated his opponent 6-3 7-5 6-2 in 94 minutes and will now face Adrian Mannarino of France in the last 16.

French 22nd seed Mannarino needed five sets to beat Daniil Medvedev of Russia 6-4 6-3 4-6 5-7 6-3.

As a result, Federer, who was in imperious form, extends his record at the Wimbledon Open tournament to 29 consecutive sets’ win.

In addition, he also set a new Open Era record for the most victories on grass (175), as he overtook American tennis legend Jimmy Connors (174).

While speaking with BBCSport afterwards, Federer stated that he will never underrate any opponent.

In his words, the Swiss tennis legend said: “I really take every match one at a time, not necessarily as it will be my last, but I try hard every time.”

“I will never underestimate any opponent.

“Regardless of how many matches I’ve played at Wimbledon, and especially on Centre Court, it is such a wonderful feeling playing out there.

“It is the most special court in the world for me.” He concluded.

In the pick of the other third round clashes on Friday, Frenchman Gael Monfils is through to the fourth round at SW19 for the first time in his career after he came from a set down to beat newly married American Sam Querrey in four sets.

Monfils defeated Querrey 5-7 6-4 6-4 6-2 to book his spot in the last 16, where he will play Kevin Anderson of South Africa.

Anderson saw off Philipp Kohlscreiber of Germany 6-3 7-5 7-5 in their third round clash.