Swiss maestro Roger Federer on Friday was at his absolute best as he outclassed Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff 6-3, 7-5, 6-2 in 94 minutes to progress through to the fourth round of the ongoing Wimbledon Championship. During the course of the match, Federer looked very much like the champion he first became in 2003. Also Read - Roger Federer Almost The Perfect Tennis Player On And Off Court: Stefan Edberg
With the win, the top seed extended his winning streak to 29 consecutive sets at the All England Club. The victory also saw him make history as he moved ahead of Jimmy Connors with the most wins ever on grass by a man. The 36-year-old now has 175 wins on his favourite surface. The Swiss legend is also ranked among the best in tennis history on both hard courts and clay courts. Also Read - Roger Federer to Miss Remaining 2020 Season Due to Injured Knee
“I think I can be very happy today,” Federer was quoted as saying by news.com.au. “It’s a wonderful feeling walking out there, I try to put on a good match and try hard every time, regardless of how many times I’ve played at Wimbledon. It’s the most special court for me, hundreds of thousands must have come to see me play here,” he added. Also Read - If There's Complete Safety For Players, I Will Play Play French Open: Rafael Nadal
The defending champion will next face France’s Adrian Mannarino, who booked his third trip to the fourth round with a 6-4, 6-3, 4-6, 5-7, 6-3 win against Russian Daniil Medvedev. 22nd-seeded Mannarino will try to make his first Grand Slam quarter-final and pick up his maiden victory against Federer, who has a 5-0 win record against him.