Wimbledon Men’s Roundup: Federer survives scare, Medvedev cruise through easily

Eight-time champion Federer was level at 6-4, 6-7 (3/7), 3-6, 6-2 when Mannarino called it quits

Roger Federer survived a very strenuous Wimbledon Day 2 match on Tuesday against Adrian Mannarino. Mannarino was forced to retire injured at the start of the fifth set. The Frenchman retired with a knee injury after slipping on court.

Eight-time champion Federer was level at 6-4, 6-7 (3/7), 3-6, 6-2 when Mannarino called it quits after just one point in the decider.

Daniil Medvedev vs Jan-Lennard Struff

Daniil Medvedev, the No.2 seed, struggled to reach Wimbledon’s second week for the first time. The Russian began imperiously against Jan-Lennard Struff but the game slowed down when it hit the fourth-set tie-break. Medvedev registered a 6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 7-6(3) victory

“I was a bit surprised by the first two sets that I managed to win so easily. That’s why Grand Slams are funny,” said Medvedev.

Alexander Zverev beats Tallon Griekspoor

Alexander Zverev continued his impressive run of late as he overcame qualifier Tallon Griekspoor 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 in the opening round. The fourth-seeded German began his quest for a first Grand Slam title in commanding fashion, firing 20 aces and winning 77 per cent (37/48) of his first-service points to advance in 94 minutes. Recently, Zverev reached the semifinals of the Roland Garros before losing out to Stefanos Tsitsipas. He has won titles at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel presentado por HSBC and the Mutua Madrid Open so far this year. The German will next play Norbert Gombos or Tennys Sandgren.




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