Federer cruises through
Wimbledon, June 27:
Five-time champion Roger Federer advanced to the fourth round at Wimbledon with a straight sets win over Marc Gicquel of France here on Friday.
Federer was broken in the opening game but rallied for a 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 third-round win over 53rd-ranked Gicquel. Federer, bidding for a sixth consecutive Wimbledon title, has dropped only two service games in eight matches since his lopsided French Open final defeat to
No 2 Rafael Nadal. His winning streak on grass is up to 62 matches.
Fourth-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova recovered from a brief lapse to win her third-round match
6-2, 6-4 over qualifier Barbora Zahlavova Strycova. On Thursday, two-time finalist Andy Roddick was upset by Janko Tipsarevic in the second round 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-4, 7-6 (4).