Uniqlo rallies Roger Federer from Nike deal in time for Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal 'It's impossible for me to think about Roger Federer'

The world number two and eight-time Wimbledon champion - who is seeded number one at the tournament - kicked off his title defense with a 6-1, 6-3, 6-4 win over 58th-ranked Serb Dusan Lajovic. "Someone told me I could play Federer in the fourth round here but I didn't even look beyond the first round".

Rafael Nadal insisted Tuesday that plans by Wimbledon to introduce a 25-second shot clock will kill off the sport's capacity for epic Grand Slam confrontations.

Federer, bidding for a ninth Wimbledon title and 21st Grand Slam in total, paid tribute to Lopez's feat of endurance.

"I felt very good from the start which is nice", Federer, who has now one 24 consecutive sets at the All England Club after blazing to the title a year ago without dropping one, said on court.

"Uniqlo really said, 'We need to make a major move within tennis, '" Andrews said.

Roger Federer boosted his bank balance by a reported $446 million on Monday night, marking his 20th straight Wimbledon appearance with a new clothing deal. "Life goes on", said Stephens, who was followed out of the tournament by Bulgarian sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov. "I had a long clay-court season, a lot of matches".

Third seeded Marin Cilic, the runner-up to Federer in 2017 and this year's Queen's champion, takes on Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka.

"After a while without playing on grass it's very important to start with a straight victory", he said.

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Sam Querrey, who lost to Cilic in the semifinals past year, had a similarly comfortable start as he beat Jordan Thompson of Australia 6-2, 6-4, 6-3.

But with both players experiencing career resurgences since the start of last year, Navratilova believes an encounter between the duo could realistically happen this month - and it would remarkably be 10 years on from their last meeting in the final.

Venus Williams, a five-time champion and runner-up previous year, made the next round with a 6-7 (3/7), 6-2, 6-1 win against Johanna Larsson of Sweden.

Hampered by a recurring knee injury, Nadal endured another humiliating exit in 2013 as Belgian world number 135 Steve Darcis won 7-6, 7-6, 6-4 in the first round.

American Sam Querrey, seeded 11th, fired 15 aces on his way to a 6-2 6-4 6-3 victory over Australian Jordan Thompson.

Ivo Karlovic, 39 and the oldest man in the draw, made the second round by seeing off Mikhail Youzhny, just three years younger, 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (9/7), 6-3.

No. 16 seed Borna Coric became the highest-seeded male to exit Wimbledon on Day 1 when he lost 7-6 (6), 6-2, 6-2 to Daniil Medvedev.

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