Wimbledon 2013: Federer Beats Hanescu 6-3, 6-2, 6-0 Fognini and Rosol Out.

Reigning champion Roger Federer eased into the second round of Wimbledon with a 6-3 6-2 6-0 win over Victor Hanescu.

The world number three and third seed needed just 69 minutes to beat the Romanian world number 48, hitting a mere six unforced errors in total.

Federer, 31, won his first Wimbledon title 10 years ago and is now looking for title number eight.

Elsewhere, 14th seed Janko Tipsarevic is out after he was beaten 6-3 6-4 7-6 (7-5) by fellow Serb Viktor Troicki.

Defeat means the world number 14 has lost in the first round in three of the last four years. Troicki will now face Russian world number 77 Andrey Kuznetsov who beat Spaniard Albert Montanes.

Federer, who beat Andy Murray in last year’s final, has continued where he left off on grass, winning his 77th career title in Halle just over a week ago.

The former world number one, hit 32 winners and broke his opponent six times in total.

“I’ve won Wimbledon a few times now but it still feels special,” he said.

Roger Federer.
Roger Federer.

“I still enjoy myself in the first round and it’s a pleasure playing on center court again this year.

“I thought it was a good first round for me. I’m very happy. Conditions are pretty cold but it releases some of the pressure now.”

He will play Ukrainian world number 116 Sergiy Stakhovsky in the second round.

Fabio Fognini was the first seed to fall after he was beaten 7-6 5-7 3-6 2-6 by Jurgen Melzer.

The number 30 seed had 12 break points against the world number 36 but could only convert four, a statistic that eventually proved his undoing.

Lukas Rosol, who beat Rafael Nadal in last year’s second round, is also out after he was beaten in five sets by Julian Reister.

The world number 35 went down 6-3 4-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (7-4) 6-4 to Reister, ranked 121 in the world.

Number 10 seed Marin Cilic came through a potentially tricky test as he beat the 2006 semi-finalist Marcos Baghdatis 6-3 6-4 6-4.


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