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Roger Federer "flew" into the 3rd round of 2019 Wimbledon

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2019 Wimbledon second round, Roger Federer overtook British owner Jay Clarke 6-1, 7-6 (3), 6-2.

Roger Federer started with a perfect serve game. He immediately scored two winner points and closed the first game with the absolute score. In the next game, two consecutive double errors pushed Jay Clarke, the 169th ranked player in the world, to a dangerous situation. The effort earned the advantage but then he threw away with the third double error, then broke his first delivery game.

Before letting Roger Federer win another ball game, Jay Clarke only once saved the game to shorten the gap to 1-3. The second seed closed the first set of wins after 30 minutes when it lost just four points and successfully netted 10 of 13 times.

Set two, Roger Federer faced strong resistance from the 20-year-old. Jay Clarke changed his strategy to stick to the baseline and made more ball tackles to limit the attack of Roger Federer.

The timely adjustment helped the host player - award with a special performance - to play on par with the owner of 20 Grand Slam titles. No one has to face break-points before pulling together to the tie-break series. The seasoned battle experience has helped "FedEx" upstream to fix a 7-3 win with a fifth ace in the set.

At this stage, the winner between Roger Federer and Jay Clarke is similar to the one set (10 points), and the leader is still the player who holds the record for the most champion title (8 times).

Overcoming difficult sets, Roger Federer entered the final set with extremely excited mood. The 37-year-old only lost one point in his four serve games. In the final game, Roger Federer successfully claimed the ball in the pitch, before Jay Clarke hit the ball out at the first match-point opportunity.

Winning the match after an hour and 36 minutes brought the Swiss player 17 to Wimbledon's third round, balancing the record of legendary Jimmy Connor in the Open era. This is also Roger Federer's 70th trip to the third round of the Grand Slam. During the match, he scored 46 winner points, including 10 ace and got 25 self-defeating mistakes, 5 more errors than Jay Clarke - who only had a total of 16 winner points.

Roger Federer's next opponent will be a French player, Lucas Pouille or Gregoire Barrere. Having won Lucas Pouille in Paris Masters five years ago, but the Swiss legend has never once confronted Gregoire Barrere.