Wimbledon Open Day One (Men’s Singles Recap): Federer Progresses As Wawrinka Dumps Out Sixth Seed Dimitrov

World number two Roger Federer is through to the second round at the ongoing Wimbledon Open after he made light work of Serbian Dusan Lajovic.

The defending champion defeated Lajovic 6-1 6-3 6-4 in their first round in 79 minutes as he began his bid for a record-extending ninth men’s title in grand style.

After his win, Federer told BBC Sport that: “I felt good from the start, which was not the case when I played him last year.”

“I felt at home.” The Swiss tennis legend added.

Federer’s compatriot and three-time Grand Slam champion Stanislas Wawrinka also won his first round match.

Wawrinka, who has dropped to 224 in the men’s ranking because of injury, defeated Dimitrov 1-6 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-5) 6-4 in four sets to move into the next round.

Third seed and 2017 finalist Marin Cilic saw off Yoshito Nishioka of Japan 6-1 6-4 6-4 to book his place in the second round.

Newly married American Sam Querrey was also one of the winners on Day 1 after he won Jordan Thompson in straight sets.
Querrey, 30, who got married to Abby Dixon in June defeated Thompson 6-2 6-4 6-3.

He thereafter revealed that he had postponed his honeymoon plans so as to step up his grass-court preparations for Wimbledon.

In his words, Querrey said: “We went home for three days and flew over for Queen’s, if you count that as a honeymoon!”

“I don’t think Abby does. Maybe at the end of the year, we will do a honeymoon somewhere close to where we live.” He concluded.