Federer Eases Into Fourth Round

Fourth seed Roger Federer sealed a comfortable 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 victory over Santiago Giraldo of Colombia under the Centre Court roof on Saturday.

The Swiss number two, who lost out in the second round last year, is yet to have his serve broken at the All England Club so far this year en-route to the second week of the tournament.

“I got off to a good start and broke right away,” said the seven-time champion. “I stayed in control until midway through the third set when he had a couple of break points at 15-40. Next thing I had break points of my own and got them and served it out.

Roger Federer Beats Santiago Giraldo to Reach Wimbledon Fourth Round.
Roger Federer Beats Santiago Giraldo to Reach Wimbledon Fourth Round.

“I’m just happy to be into the second week. For me, it is now about maintaining a good level of play. I’m in pretty good shape right now – a few niggles but nothing that really worries me.”

He will face either Spain’s Tommy Robredo, who beat 15th seed Jerzy Janowicz 6-2, 6-4, 6-7, 4-6, 6-3, in the fourth round on Monday.

Saturday selected scores

Milos Raonic beat Lukas Kubot 7-6 (7-2) 7-6 (7-4) 6-2

Yaroslava Shvedova 7-6, 6-6 Madison Keys (Suspended due to poor light)

Ana Ivanovic 4-6 1-1 Sabine Lisicki (Suspended due to poor light)

Eugenie Bouchard beat A Petkovic 6-3, 6-4

S Bolelli vs Kei Nishikori (Suspended in its fifth set with both players tied 3 sets apiece)

Simona Halep beat Belinda Bencic 6-4 6-1-0

Angelique Kerber beat Kirsten Flipkens 3-6 6-3, 6-2

Nick Kyrgios beat Jiri Vesely 3-6 6-3 7-5 6-2

Vera Zvonareva beat Zarina Diyas 7-6 (7-1) 3-6 6-3