Federer Passes Connors for All-Time Wimbledon Win Record

Wimbledon 2017 Day 2 order of play Djokovic Kerber and Federer in action

In quick succession, Federer and Djokovic both saw their first-round opponents retire due to injury, leaving them with a free pass to the.

While the 47th-ranked Slovakian emerged for the second set, he lasted just two more games before calling it quits.

There was no discernible evidence Alexandr Dolgopolov brought his complaint to the court ready-wrapped, and he did give Federer at least a few moments of anxiety before twice refusing to chase down gettable returns in the second set then surrendering in the 43rd minute, much to the bemusement of the Centre Court patrons.

"It was great to be back on Centre Court". Djokovic was up a set and change on Martin Klizan, who retired with a leg injury, ending his bid. You could see that he wasn't moving once the ball was a couple of feet away from him. "I tried to focus on my game plan, I was serving well and when it mattered I made a break", said Djokovic, who is aiming to win a first Grand Slam title since last year's French Open.

He also hit his 10,000th career ace in the eighth game of the first set on Tuesday, as he set up a clash against Dusan Lajovic of Serbia for a place in the last 32.

Two of the women who could top the WTA rankings at the end of the tournament are in action: current No. 1 Angelique Kerber and No. 3 Karolina Pliskova. On the men's side, sixth seed Milos Raonic took down Jan-Lennard Struff in his opener, 7-6 (5), 6-2, 7-6 (4).


"I don't want to be at the mercy of my opponent".

While tournament favourites Murray and Nadal cruised through to the second round, Wawrinka became the first big upset of the tournament, crashing out at the hands of 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 at the hands of Russian Daniil Medvedev.

In the all-British first round match Kyle Edmund suffered a scare before claiming his first win at Wimbledon after outlasting world number 869 Alex Ward.

Federer begins his 19th Wimbledon one month sort of his 36th birthday and, remarkably, as the bookmakers' favourite once again.

"You would think that somebody who has played well, like Rafa (Nadal) on the clay courts, he would be feeling really good about his chances here and I'm sure he does feel that way. I was just getting more and more eager for this tournament to start because there were a lot of days in a row".

Also through is last week's Eastbourne finalist Gael Monfils, the 15th-seeded Frenchman advanced in straight sets over German qualifier Daniel Brands 6-3 7-5 6-4.

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