Federer begins Wimbledon defence against Lajovic

Federer begins Wimbledon defence against Lajovic

Japanese 24th seed Kei Nishikori also got off to a flyer, dispatching Christian Harrison 6-2 4-6 7-6 (7/3) 6-2.

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Federer played at 65 successive slams from the 2000 Australian Open, until missing the French Open in 2016.

Venus Williams, a five-time champion and runner-up past year, made the next round with a 6-7 (3/7), 6-2, 6-1 win against Johanna Larsson of Sweden. Monfils went on to win the match.Clive Mason/Getty ImagesMEAN GREENArantxa Rus of the Netherlands muscles a return to Serena Williams.

Wozniacki took 59 minutes to complete the victory on Centre Court, finishing it off with a service victor.

Roger Federer was still wearing Nike kit as recently as last month.

And he's apparently ready to oblige. "After his match, Federer said Nike still owns his signature 'RF" mark, but he expects it to be transferred to him "at some point".

Roger Federer showed off a new kit but the same old style as he strolled into the second round at Wimbledon. Vekic took Stephen's serve in the seventh game and held to lead 5-3.

Federer added: "Obviously we also need to figure out with Uniqlo when at one point we can start selling clothes for the public as well".

Federer took to the famed Wimbledon grass wearing unbranded warmups but then revealed a Uniqlo shirt, shorts and headband along with Nike shoes.

While his game is flawless to the tee, the tennis star recently recalled an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction episode during his 2007 Wimbledon win and even went on to call it his funniest moment in tennis.

The 22-year-old Croat next faces Viktoria Kuzmova of Slovakia or Rebecca Peterson of Sweden.

Third seed and 2017 runner-up Marin Cilic enjoyed a 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 win over Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka.

American Sam Querrey, who lost to Cilic in the semifinals a year ago, also advanced in straight sets. She next faces Evgeniya Rodina of Russian Federation or Antonia Lottner of Germany.

Former world number one Novak Djokovic had previously been sponsored by them.

Federer insists that he has not had a full divorce from Nike - hence the U.S. company's shoes on the feet of the 20-time grand slam victor.

Wimbledon 2018 will be played from 2-15 July at the All England Club.

OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty ImagesTRUE GRITU.S. player Madison Keys grimaces during her match with Australia's Ajla Tomljanović.

Says Lewis: "I feel for him, but I think he'd be the first to say that The Championships are about more than one player".

The Americans had a strong outing on Day 1.

Last year's runner-up Marin Cilic was also a comfortable victor, beating Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan 6-1 6-4 6-4.

According to Darren Rovell of ESPN, Federer recently signed a new contract with Uniqlo worth over $US300 million over ten years and is guaranteed even if he retires before it expires.

Federer is set to open his title defense against Dusan Lajovic of Serbia on Centre Court on Monday, breaking another record in the process.

This is only Williams' second major tournament in almost 1 1/2 years.