Game, Set, Match,.. Federer

Defending champion Roger has cruised into the fourth round of Wimbledon with a 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 victory over France’s Arnaud Clement.

After two decidedly unlike performances so far this campaign the Swiss maestro hit the ground running from the off against a man who had beaten him in both their previous grand slam meetings. Roger made only 11 unforced errors and broke the French world number 86 in the opening game and reeled off the first two sets in little over an hour, and settled it after 95 minutes when the Frenchman netted.

“Right off the bat I got the early break,” said Federer. “Same thing in the second set. From then on, it was a race to the finish line. It was a good and solid match for me, clean, hardly any errors, good on the offensive.  I'm very happy with my game right now.”

Federer and Melzer will meet for the first time. “We know each other very well, back from the juniors,” said Federer. “We played doubles back at the Orange Bowl probably like in '97 or '96.

“It's funny because I've practiced with him, [I] chat with him every day in the locker rooms. But he's one of the guys I never faced. We tend to have similar schedules, but we never met. I'll definitely be in for a tough match. He's improved again. He's making a move. My job is to try to stop that a little bit.”

The Swiss who is aiming for his 17th Grand Slam title and seventh at the All England Club, will play Jürgen Melzer on Monday.

Date: 25.06.2010, Source: RF Official & ATP


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    Keep it Up Roger, go for the 7th!!!