Roger Federer Defeats Lukas Lacko easily at 2018 Wimbledon

Sweden's king and Switzerland's tennis king

Federer moved into the third round at the All England Club as he chases his record-extending ninth championship there, using close-to-impeccable serving to beat 73rd-ranked Lukas Lacko of Slovakia 6-4, 6-4, 6-1.

Roger Federer and Serena Williams are both back on Centre Court at Wimbledon on Wednesday as they look to advance to the third round.

Bertens hit seven aces and saved eight of the 10 break points she faced to win 6-3, 7-6 (2) against Pliskova and complete the latest upset in the women's draw.

In the men's draw, third seed Marin Cilic, fourth seed Alexander Zverev and sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov have all fallen.

Eight-time champion Federer needed just 16 minutes to win the opening set on his way to a 6-0, 7-5, 6-4 defeat of France's Adrian Mannarino to reach his 16th All England Club quarter-final. Martina Navratilova shares Federer's 89 per cent win rate, but Navratilova has quite a few more matches up her sleeve.

Lajovic shook off his early nerves to at least give Federer some practice in the second and third sets but the Serbian could do no better than previous year when he also suffered a straight-sets defeat by the Swiss, that time in the second round.

Three-time Wimbledon champion John McEnroe said it was a "privilege" to still be able to see the Swiss marvel strut his stuff on tennis's most famous centre court and, a month shy of his 37th birthday, Federer said he could barely believe it either.

Lucas Pouille became the latest seeded player to exit the men's draw at Wimbledon after a 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (8), 3-6, 6-2 defeat to Austrian qualifier Dennis Novak.

It might not happen anytime soon - or ever, for that matter - but Wimbledon's eight-time champion said his "dream" was to wander along the snaking line that is a mainstay of the first week and just chat with the fans, many of whom worship him.

"Oh, I didn't know that", he said sounding bemused. "I think I can be very pleased".

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"I feel like, "OK, it's me next time".

Federer is yet to drop a set in Wimbledon this year.

A series of unexpected results have seen Garbine Muguruza, Maria Sharapova, Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova, Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki all eliminated.

He hasn't dropped serve since last year's semifinals, per The Guardian.

Williams will equal Margaret Court's record of 24 Grand Slam titles if she wins Wimbledon for the third time in the last four years.

Buzarnescu is making her first appearance at the grass-court Grand Slam, having risen from 213th in the rankings a year ago to No. 28. She is seeded 25th after missing last year's tournament while pregnant. The Latvian insisted nobody from her box said anything.

"That's something I've always wanted to do".

No. 10 Madison Keys of the United States was the highest-seeded woman in early action, playing Luksika Kumkhum of Thailand.

Cibulkova was aggrieved before the tournament when her place as the 32nd and final seeded player was taken away as seven-time champion Serena Williams was given special dispensation by the All England Club on her return from pregnancy.

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