Roger Federer races into third round at Wimbledon
Wednesday 27 June 2012
Roger Federer put on a show
fit for royalty as he raced into the third round of Wimbledon with a 6-1
6-3 6-2 victory over Italy's Fabio Fognini.
The pair bowed to Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall in the Royal Box as they arrived on court, but from there Federer hogged the limelight.
Fognini, a flamboyant and flashy Italian, reached the third round here in 2010 but has no real pedigree on grass and he quickly looked out of his depth.
Federer, who lost only three games in his first match against Albert Ramos, looked supremely confident, striking the ball extremely well off both forehand and backhand wings.
He won the first three games and broke Fognini again in the sixth game before securing the most straightforward of first sets.
The second was slightly tighter, but Federer was still completely in control, and he rounded off victory after only an hour and 14 minutes with a run of four straight games.
The third seed, who is looking to equal Pete Sampras' tally of seven Wimbledon titles, next faces either America's Michael Russell or French 29th seed Julien Benneteau.
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