Roger Federer was happy with his straight-set win over Jay Clarke in Wimbledon. The Basel native said: "I thought the crowds were great, they were really hoping for Jay to get into the match and he did that in the second set.
I struggled to take care of business a bit from the baseline. Thankfully I played a pretty good breaker. I had some help from him as he gave me a couple of unforced errors. It's refreshing to see new players. I love the story [of Gauff], the same with Jay and new players coming through – unfortunately a few lost already.
They will take care of business in the future and I will watch from the couch." "I really enjoyed myself", continued Federer. "The tank is full. I came here with a lot of confidence, the first few matches haven't been very taxing physically.
You try to win your matches regardless of the score, if you win them in straights that's better. This first week has been going well and I know the opponents in terms of ranking will now get better." On the support he got from the crowd, Clarke said: "There wasn't a whole lot to cheer for in the first set, from my end, anyway.
No, obviously you kind of expect that. Whenever you play a big name that's been dominant for so long, they kind of change the sport. It's one of those things you take it. And, yeah, you're just happy to be on court with him."