Federer takes sets streak to 26 at Wimbledon

Roger Federer Wimbledon

Roger Federer Wimbledon

When Roger Federer's lunging mis-hit spun high into the air and turned into a glorious lob, Lukas Lacko must have known it was going to be one of those days when he might as well enjoy having the best view in the house.

This was the 334th Grand Slam win for Roger and the 93rd at Wimbledon in 104 matches!

There was no danger of a repeat performance on Wednesday, however, and a forehand swish on match point gave the top seed a 26th consecutive set at the grasscourt major.

Commenting after the victory, Federer admitted to the BBC that he "played very well".

The Australian Open champion went out before the third round for the fourth time in seven years, losing 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 to Ekaterina Makarova of Russian Federation after complaining to the chair umpire about the insects that invaded No 1 court during the second set.

"Oh, I didn't know that", he said sounding bemused. In the third set, Federer broke Lacko in the fifth game to take a commanding 4-1 lead before winning the final two games to finish off the match. Not wasting too much energy in the first matches is nice to have.

Just like in the opening match, Roger was the dominant figure on the court, firing 16 aces and dropping just nine points in his games, never facing a break point just like against Lajovic in the opening match.

Williams got broken in the first game and did not recover in the opening set, in which she made 12 unforced errors, twice as many as Dulgheru.

In the men's draw, 13th-seeded Milos Raonic and No 11 Sam Querrey also advanced in straight sets.

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