ROGER FEDERER NEWS
July 9, 2017 -- Wimbledon, England
Roger surged into week two at Wimbledon after beating Mischa Zverev in the third round. Having just played the German veteran a couple weeks ago en route to his Halle Championship, the Swiss player swung freely to win the match 7-6 (3), 6-4, 6-4.
With this win, Roger passes WTA star, Serena Williams' record of wins at Wimbledon with 87 match wins at the All England Club.
His next opponent will be Grigor Dimitrov.
"It's important to get through the first week with a good feeling. I didn't get that with the first round walkover, but that saved me energy -- maybe crucial energy, further down the line. I just go one round at a time," said Roger.
July 6, 2017 -- Wimbledon, England
With a subdued start to his second round, Roger needed just 90 minutes to put away his second round opponent, Dusan Lajovic. Once the first set reached 6-6, Roger lifted his level to win the breaker 7-0.
From there, the Swiss continued to lift his level and captured the crowd with his near flawless play. He captured the win 7-6 (0), 6-3, 6-2.
Next up for the Swiss Maestro will be Mischa Zverev, who got through his 2nd round match after a 5 set battle.
July 4th, 2017 -- Wimbledon, England
Roger took to the court at the All England Club and faced the crafty, Alexandr Dolgopolov in the 1st round of Wimbledon.
Roger looked solid while an injured Dolgopolov just didn't have the firepower or consistency to hurt the Swiss star. After 42 minutes, Dolgopolov retired from the match 6-3, 3-0.
During the match, Roger hit 10 aces including his milestone 10,000th ace to become the 3rd man to achieve such an accomplishement. Currently at 10,004 aces in 1294 matches, he sits 3rd on the list behind Goran Ivanisevic and Ivo Karlovic.
Roger will face Dusan Lajovic from Serbia in the 2nd round.
In celebration of Roger's Australian Open victory and 18th Grand Slam title, Wilson introduced a Limited Edition Pro Staff RF97 Autograph. Only 18 of these racquets were produced and each has been signed by Roger. While all of the racquets sold within minutes in January, a couple orders were not completed and we are now offering these special racquets during Wimbledon.
Each racquet features the exact same specs as the inline Pro Staff RF97 Autograph and commemorates his 2017 Australian Open win. Each racquet is individually numbered (1 through 18) and Roger has personally signed each one (on the grip and frame). 100% of net proceeds benefit the Roger Federer Foundation.
To own your very own Limited Edition Pro Staff RF 97 Autograph signed by Roger himself, click here.
Roger appears in a dynamic and inspirational new Nike film titled 'Inspiration Unmatched' launching globally this week.
The film arrives as the world turns its focus towards London where he will embark on a journey towards an historic eighth grass court Grand Slam.
'The Roger Effect' underscores the immense impact the Swiss star has had on the game at all levels and popularity of tennis worldwide.
Some players inspire the crowd get to their feet, Roger inspires the crowd get to the court.