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Federer cruises into third round at Wimbledon



Federer made short work of his second round opponent

Federer made short work of his second round opponent

(Keystone)

Six-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer has wasted no time in reaching the third round at the tennis tournament, beating Adrian Mannarino of France 6-2, 6-3, 6-2.

Switzerland’s top player broke five times and took less than 90 minutes to beat the unseeded Frenchman on Thursday.

Federer finished off the match with an athletic smash.

The players were kept waiting in the locker room by the two preceding matches on Centre Court that both went the distance, but a dominant display by Federer ensured it wouldn't be a late-night finish under the roof.

“It was nice,” Federer said of playing under the roof. "From start to finish it felt the same, even though outside it was getting darker from the light perspective. And then from the movement, it felt like it was outdoors."

Federer will meet 2002 Wimbledon finalist David Nalbandian of Argentina on Saturday.

On Wednesday, Switzerland’s number two, Stanislas Wawrinka, lost his second round match against Italy’s Simone Bolelli, 7-6, 6-3, 7-6.

swissinfo.ch and agencies


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