Wimbledon legend Roger Federer got off to a winning start at The Championships and will now face Gilles Muller in the second round of the tournament. This marks the fourth time these two competitors will meet on the professional circuit with Federer leading the head to head series 3-0.
After being ousted in the second round of the tournament last season, seven-time champion Roger Federer got off to a convincing start to his 2014 Wimbledon campaign, as he dispatched Paolo Lorenzi in straight sets to secure his spot in the following round. He earned the 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 win in one hour and 33 minutes, and held a positive ratio in his winners-to-unforced errors (40-20). He also displayed more of that Stefan Edberg savvy by winning 30 of 42 approach shots at the net.
“I think I got the break in all three sets in the first return game,” Federer stated after the match. “From that point, I was always up in the score. I was always in the lead and it is easy to play that way. Many times I was able to break again. It was a solid match overall. I served well, returned well. I also tried to come forward a bit. I was doing everything so I am very pleased with the first round.”
World No. 103 Gilles Muller is through to the second round of the tournament after defeating Julien Benneteau in his opener at the All England Club. The Luxembourg native hit 28 aces, 5 double faults, 58 winners and just 17 unforced errors to secure the 6-4, 7-6, 7-6 win in 2 hours and 24 minutes.
This is the fourth time these two competitors will cross paths on the professional tour, with Federer leading the series 3-0. His most recent win took place six years ago, while the previous two were nine years ago. This is the first time they will meet on grass.
Prediction: Roger Federer in Straight Sets