Wimbledon: Federer Extends Winning Streak

Eight-time champion Roger Federer extended his Wimbledon winning streak to 26 successive sets with a routine victory over Lukas Lacko in the second round.

The Swiss, who is favourite to claim another title, won 6-4 6-4 6-1 against world number 73 Lacko.

Federer, 36, did not face a single break point and hit 48 winners.

In the first set, Federer broke Lacko in the seventh game to take the opener, 6-4. He followed that up by winning all 20 of his service points in the second set to take it by the same game score.

Lacko had no answer for Federer’s serve throughout the match, at one point losing 32 straight service points. In the third set, Federer broke Lacko in the fifth game to take a commanding 4-1 lead before winning the final two games to finish off the match.

Martina Navratilova is the only player to win nine singles titles.

“I played very well. I felt good out there and had less nerves than in the first round,” said Federer, who beat Dusan Lajovic in straight sets on Monday.

Federer has won 20 Grand Slam titles including a record eight in London. The Switzerland native recently made headlines when he signed an endorsement deal with Uniqlo after over a decade with Nike.

Federer will face the winner of Ivo Karlovic vs. Jan-Lennard Struff.

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