ATP Wimbledon: Roger Federer rolls past Lacko to tie Jimmy Connors' record

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ATP Wimbledon: Roger Federer rolls past Lacko to tie Jimmy Connors' record

World number 2 and defending Wimbledon champion Roger Federer is through to the third round at Wimbledon after a commanding 6-4 6-4 6-1 triumph over the Slovak Lukas Lacko in just an hour and 29 minutes. It was another fine day at the office for the defending champion who scored his third win over Lukas in the third different Major, never losing a set.

This was the 334th Grand Slam win for Roger and the 93rd at Wimbledon in 104 matches! In addition, Roger has won 26 sets in a row at Wimbledon which is his second-longest streak at the All England Club after 2005-06 when he grabbed 34.

Also, this was the 174th ATP win on grass for the great Swiss, catching Jimmy Connors who has been the Open era leader in the last couple of decades, looking to move ahead of him in the third round clash against Ivo Karlovic or Jan-Lennard Struff.

Just like in the opening match, Roger was the dominant figure on the court, firing 16 aces and dropping just nine points in his games, never facing a break point just like against Lajovic in the opening match. On the other hand, he won 43% of the return points, creating nine break chances and scoring five breaks to propel himself into the last 32.

Lacko managed to stay in touch with Roger in the opening two sets, getting broken once in each, but Federer raced through the third set to close the match in under an hour and a half, playing well both from the baseline and at the net to leave Lacko with no chances.

At one point, Roger won staggering 35 points in a row on serve, including a perfect second set where he held five times at love, and Lukas never reached a deuce on the return. The Slovak was unable to match those numbers in his games and he lost serve in the seventh game of the first and the fifth game of the second set to find himself 6-4 6-4 down in no time at all.

Roger completed the job with a strong performance in set number three, earning three breaks to wrap up the win and make another step towards his ninth Wimbledon crown. Second round results: