Federer cruises to first-round Wimbledon win
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Roger Federer’s first test in defending his Wimbledon men's singles title was a smashing success as he defeated Serbian player Dusan Lajovic 6-1 6-3 6-4 in his first game of the 2018 championship. Lajovic, currently ranked 58th in the world, has been on tour since 2007 but has failed to make a dent in the professional ranks. His best finish in a Grand Slam event was reaching the fourth round of the 2014 French Open. Prior to this match-up, the only other match between the two of them was at last year’s Wimbledon. Lajovic put up a good fight in the first set of the match by reaching a tiebreak, but Federer eventually asserted control of the match and quickly dispatched his foe in three sets. Now playing in his 20th Wimbledon, Federer is currently in a career renaissance and looks to be at the peak of his powers yet again. There was no way Dusan Lajovic would get in the way of his pursuit for a ninth Wimbledon title.
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