Federer eases into Wimbledon third round
Roger Federer beats Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in a 90-minute tennis match on Wednesday.London -- Five-time champion Roger Federer entered the Wimbledon third round on Wednesday with a win over Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.
Federer, bidding for a record 15th Grand Slam title, will play either Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany or Ivo Minar of the Czech Republic for a place in the last 32.
"All three sets were pretty similar. He was close to winning the first game and then I broke. He made the semi-finals in Eastbourne last week, so I couldn't afford to underestimate him," said Federer.
The Swiss star earned a 4-1 lead in the first set and then won another double break in the second against his 26-year-old opponent.
Federer won after just 90 minutes on court.
"I didn't have to play my very best today. I had to be solid and that's what I was," added the second seed.
"There are many rounds to pass and there will be guys who have nothing to lose against me. But I'm confident and I'm playing great."
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