Roger Federer turns on the style as he sweeps through Wimbledon opener

Roger Federer

"It's been a couple of years since I played on grass, so it is hard trying to find the rhythm".

Venus Williams faced three break points and eventually lost the tenth game of the first set to world number 58 Johanna Larsson of Sweden.

Nadal breezed into the competition's second round with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 win over the world number 127.

But it was only delaying the inevitable as Federer, embarking on his 20th Wimbledon campaign, finished off surely one of his shortest matches with a 6-1 6-3 6-4 victory taking just one hour and 19 minutes.

Even though it will be a while before fans can buy the Swiss star's new gear, one little girl on Center Court was left jumping for joy when Federer spotted her banner which pleaded "Roger, can I have your headband pleeese!" and he rummaged through his unbranded white bag to hand over the prize item.

The 21-year-old Coric's exit has simplified eight-time champion Federer's expected path to the later stages. They know that there is a trophy involved at some point if I do play well, because they get most excited about the trophies.

Federer confirmed his switch from the United States sportswear brand to Uniqlo on the first day of Wimbledon by walking out to play in his new outfit but remained in personalised Wimbledon Nike trainers as he beat Dusan Lajovic in straight sets on Monday.

Lopez has not missed a Slam since making his debut at the 2001 French Open. "Life goes on", said Stephens, who was followed out of the tournament by Bulgarian sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov.

Austrian seventh seed Dominic Thiem was forced to retire from his clash with Marcos Baghdatis, owing to a back injury, when the Cypriot was leading 6-4 7-5 2-0.

The third-seeded Croatian cruised past Japanese player Yoshihito Nishioka 6-1, 6-4, 6-4.

Wozniacki took 59 minutes to complete the victory on Center Court, finishing it off with a service victor.

Venus Williams, a five-time champion and runner-up past year, made the next round with a 6-7 (3/7), 6-2, 6-1 win against Johanna Larsson of Sweden.

The tennis legend was ranked seventh on Forbes' World's Highest Paid Athletes 2018. Wawrinka went on to win the match in four.Clive Brunskill/Getty ImagesAIRBORNEFederer serves.Clive Mason/Getty ImagesANTICIPATIONSloane Stephens of the US eyes a shot while playing Donna Vekić of Croatia.

Nick Kyrgios eased past Denis Istomin in four sets, while compatriot Bernard Tomic overwhelmed Poland's Hubert Hurkacz 6-4 6-2 7-6 (7/2).

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