Federer cruises into fourth round of Wimbledon
Defending champion Roger Federer has won his third round match at Wimbledon against Arnaud Clément of France in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4, 6-2.
Top seeded Federer needed just over 90 minutes on Centre Court of the All England Club to a rousing standing ovation.
After dropping sets in each of the first two rounds of the tournament, Federer on Friday made only 12 unforced errors and hit 29 winners to Clément’s 17.
The Swiss champion and record winner looked perfectly fresh as he demolished the Frenchman, playing like the old grass-court master himself.
Federer will play 16th seeded Austrian Jürgen Melzer for a berth in the quarterfinals on Monday.
"I'm excited about having the weekend off, because it has been a tough first week," he said.
Federer is aiming to win his seventh Wimbledon trophy and his second Grand Slam title this year.
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