Jay Clarke: I have always looked up to Roger Federer


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Jay Clarke: I have always looked up to Roger Federer

Jay Clarke will square off against eight-time champion Roger Federer in the second round at Wimbledon and the Brit Wildcard is looking forward to facing the Swiss. "I always looked up to him. Tried to copy a lot of the stuff he does.

But I did that with all the big ones, to be honest," Clarke said. "It's going to be a fun match. No real surprises. I know what to expect. I've seen him play a lot. I just need to get ready for it." What would his game plan going into this match be? "I'll go out there and I wouldn't play above myself, I'll just play my game,” he said.

"That's the best test to actually see where I'm at. If I start doing stuff I don't normally do, then I wouldn't really learn anything”. "I'll always try to do what I do, maybe a bit higher tempo or a bit bigger serving in certain moments.

I'll stick to the way I play and then just see how it goes." Clarke is scheduled second on Court One against the 8 time Wimbledon Champion, after two-time champion Petra Kvitova faces Kristina Mladenovic in the opening match at 13:00.

Clarke comes into this match after taking out American Qualifier Noah Rubin in the First Round in 4 sets 4-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-4 to set up a clash against the Swiss Maestro.