Djokovic and Federer off to fine starts

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer both made serene progress to the second round of Wimbledon with straight-set wins on the opening day.

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer both made serene progress to the second round of Wimbledon with straight-set wins on the opening day.

Defending champion Djokovic – trying to win a calendar Grand Slam – beat Briton James Ward 6-0 7-6 (7-3) 6-4.

Third seed Federer, troubled by injury problems this year, saw off Argentina’s Guido Pella 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-3) 6-3.

The Swiss will next play British qualifier Marcus Willis, who stunned world number 54 Ricardas Berankis.

Federer, without a Grand Slam title since winning at SW19 in 2012, was below his best but beat the world number 52 in two hours and five minutes.

 

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