Federer into Slam 3rd round for 70th time at Wimbledon

Roger Federer (Getty)
Roger Federer (Getty)

London - Roger Federer reached the last-32 of a Grand Slam for the 70th time on Thursday when he defeated British wild card Jay Clarke 6-1, 7-6 (7/3), 6-2 in the second round at Wimbledon.

The eight-time Wimbledon champion, who is chasing a 21st major crown, unleashed 46 winners past the battling world number 169.

"I struggled to take care of business a bit from the baseline," said 37-year-old Federer after equalling Jimmy Connors' record of making the Wimbledon third round on 17 occasions.

"Thankfully I played a pretty good breaker, I had some help from him as he gave me a couple of unforced errors.

"The tank is full. I came here with a lot of confidence, the first few matches haven't been very taxing physically.

"This first week has been going well and I know the opponents in terms of ranking will now get better."

Federer will face either Lucas Pouille, the 27th seed, or qualifier Gregoire Barrere for a place in the last 16.

Wimbledon results on Thursday (x denotes seeding):

Men

2nd round

Sam Querrey (USA) bt Andrey Rublev (RUS) 6-3, 6-2, 6-3

John Millman (AUS) bt Laslo Djere (SRB x31) 6-3, 6-2, 6-1

Tennys Sandgren (USA) bt Gilles Simon (FRA x20) 6-2, 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 8-6

Fabio Fognini (ITA x12) bt Márton Fucsovics (HUN) 6-7 (6/8), 6-4, 7-6 (7/3), 2-6, 6-3

João Sousa (POR) bt Marin Cilic (CRO x13) 6-4, 6-4, 6-4

Dan Evans (GBR) bt Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO x18) 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (7/2)

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) bt Ricardas Berankis (LTU) 7-6 (7/4), 6-3, 6-3

Rafael Nadal (ESP x3) bt Nick Kyrgios (AUS) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (7/3)

Kei Nishikori (JPN x8) bt Cameron Norrie (GBR) 6-4, 6-4, 6-0

Steve Johnson (USA) bt Alex De Minaur (AUS x25) 3-6, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Jan-Lennard Struff (GER x33) bt Taylor Fritz (USA) 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (7/2)

Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) bt John Isner (USA x9) 6-4, 6-7 (3/7), 4-6, 6-1, 6-4

Matteo Berrettini (ITA x17) bt Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) 6-1, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3

Diego Schwartzman (ARG x24) bt Dominik Koepfer (GER) 6-0, 6-3, 7-5

Lucas Pouille (FRA x27) bt Grégoire Barrère (FRA) 6-1, 7-6 (7/0), 6-4

Roger Federer (SUI x2) bt Jay Clarke (GBR) 6-1, 7-6 (7/3), 6-2

Women

2nd round

Ashleigh Barty (AUS x1) bt Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) 6-1, 6-3

Harriet Dart (GBR) bt Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA) 7-6 (7/4), 3-6, 6-1

Alison Riske (USA) bt Ivana Jorovic (SRB) 6-2, 6-7 (3/7), 9-7

Belinda Bencic (SUI x13) bt Kaia Kanepi (EST) 6-3, 6-1

Serena Williams (USA x11) bt Kaja Juvan (SLO) 2-6, 6-2, 6-4

Julia Goerges (GER x18) bt Varvara Flink (RUS) 6-1, 6-4

Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP x30) bt Pauline Parmentier (FRA) 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (7/4)

Lauren Davis (USA) bt Angelique Kerber (GER x5) 2-6, 6-2, 6-1

Kiki Bertens (NED x4) bt Taylor Townsend (USA) 3-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-2

Barbora Strycova (CZE) bt Laura Siegemund (GER) 6-3, 7-5

Elise Mertens (BEL x21) bt Monica Niculescu (ROU) 7-5, 6-0

Wang Qiang (CHN x15) bt Tamara Zidansek (SLO) 6-1, 6-2

Sloane Stephens (USA x9) bt Wang Yafan (CHN) 6-0, 6-2

Johanna Konta (GBR x19) bt Katerina Siniaková (CZE) 6-3, 6-4

Magda Linette (POL) bt Amanda Anisimova (USA x25) 6-4, 7-5

Petra Kvitova (CZE x6) bt Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 7-5, 6-2


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