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.