Wimbledon 2017: Federer sets new Wimbledon record as Dolgopolov withdraws

Wimbledon 2017: Federer sets new Wimbledon record as Dolgopolov withdraws
Source: Wires
Date: 04-07-2017 Time: 05:07:14:pm

Roger Federer was afforded a very easy start to his Wimbledon campaign after Alexandr Dolgopolov retired when three games down in the second set.

In progressing past Dolgopolov, Federer set a new record for men's singles victories at Wimbledon with 85.

Federer cantered through the opening set with consummate ease, losing just three games in the process with Dolgopolov clearly hampered with an injury.

Another milestone...

With Alexandr Dolgopolov retiring, @rogerfederer sets a new record for men's singles victories at #Wimbledon with 85 pic.twitter.com/krAhtuh6D9

— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 4, 2017

Playing in his 70th Grand Slam event, the Swiss was then handed an easy win as Dolgopolov withdrew at 3-0 down in the second set.

Switzerland’s Roger Federer in action during his first round match against Ukraine’s Alexandr Dolgopolov

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