facebook
twitter
search
search

Federer wins first match in road to eighth Wimbledon title

By CAROLINE LEE, UPI.com   |   June 24, 2013 at 11:10 AM
| License Photo

Roger Federer breezed through his first match of Wimbledon, defeating Romanian Victor Hanescu.

The win, which Federer finished 6-3, 6-2, 6-0, was played on Centre Court on Monday. The result moves Federer closer to his eighth Wimbledon title. He won his first title 10 years ago, and should he win his eighth, he will break the record for most wins at the All England Tennis Club.

Advertisement

Federer, 31, is the defending champion. Last year he tied the record for seven wins, held by tennis veterans William Renshaw and Pete Sampras.

He will likely face Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic on the way to win the 2013 title.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
WATCH: Umpire exits after hit in head with bat
Michael Jordan vetoed a Tracy McGrady for Scottie Pippen trade
WATCH: Irish soccer fans dent car roof, immediately fix it
Paulina Gretzky's dress upstages Dustin Johnson's U.S. Open win
Swedish soccer player removed from game for farting
Videos