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WIMBLEDON: FEDERER ENTERS THIRD ROUND

By NBF News
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Six-time champion Roger Federer eased into the third round at Wimbledon with a straight-sets win over Fabio Fognini. The world number three beat his Italian opponent, who is ranked 68 in the world, 6-1 6-3 6-2.

The Swiss faces either American Michael Russell or France's Julien Benneteau in his next match. Federer told BBC Sport: 'I am pleased with how I performed and particularly with my concentration levels. You need to focus to the last point.'

The 30-year-old had faced little trouble despatching Spain's Albert Ramos in the opening round and it was a similar story against Fognini, who Federer had beaten comfortably in their only previous meeting at the Montreal Masters in 2007. He took just one hour and 19 minutes to see off Ramos and was even more efficient against Fognini, sealing his passage to the next round in 74 minutes.

'I think I played a great first round and great second round and I am very pleased with how I am playing overall,' continued Federer.

'The seeds might be coming my way now which will probably be more difficult but we will see how it goes. I have a day to prepare and hopefully I will play well on Friday.'