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Initial scare for Roger Federer

Initial scare for Roger Federer

South African Lloyd Harris, a rookie at Wimbledon, caused a slight tremor in the center court of the All England Club when he won the first set of the match against Roger Federer, but the intensity was short-lived, and the Swiss won on his debut this year by 3 -6, 6-1, 6-2 and 6-2.

Federer reacted brilliantly to the 22-year-old Cape Town player, 86th in the world, to win his 96th match in this tournament, his 182nd on grass and his 348th in the Grand Slam, in his goal of winning his ninth in this edition crown of the contest and thus equal with the American of Czech origin Martina Navratilova.

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Federer’s staging was somewhat hesitant, especially after the confidence gained by winning his tenth title in Halle, but the Basel man corrected in time to impose his best touch and save the stumbling block after an hour and 51 minutes.

With the presence of Kate Middelton, Duchess of Cambridge, in the royal box, Federer did his job. The Swiss, who has lost in the first round of Wimbledon three times: in his debut in 1999 against the Czech Jiri Novak, in 2000 against the Russian Yevgeny Kafelnikov, and in 2002 against the Croatian Mario Ancic, has not yielded anymore in this instance of a great since 2003 at Roland Garros, against the Peruvian Luis Horna.

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Harris, who was treated on the court for a problem in his left leg at the end of the third set, tried to counter the attacking game of the former number one, but his effort was wasted. The South African never again snatched Federer’s serve, and instead gave it up six times.

The Swiss will face in the second round against the winner of the match between Briton Jay Clarke and American Noah Rubin. EFE.

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