Federer shows majestic form as royalty visits Wimbledon

WITH Prince Charles watching, Roger Federer gave Fabio Fognini a royal beating in the second round of Wimbledon.

It was the first time since 1970 that the Prince of Wales visited Wimbledon and Federer made sure he wouldn’t disappoint, winning 6-1, 6-3, 6-2.

Federer, a six-time winner at the All England Club, won 37 of 41 points on his first serve and 21 of 23 points at the net against Fognini.

The third seed is hoping to end his 2 1/2-year drought in major tournaments. He’s off to a great start, dropping only nine games after two rounds. He is seeking to add to his record total of 16 Grand Slam championships and seventh Wimbledon men’s title, which would match the record set by William Renshaw in the 1880s and tied by Pete Sampras in 2000.

 Shortly after Federer’s victory, rain interrupted play, and the retractable roof on Centre Court was closed for the first time in the tournament. Former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki lost under the cover to Tamira Paszek, who saved two match points in the second set and won 5-7, 7-6 (4), 6-4. Noli S. Cruz


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