Roger Federer sets incredible new record with Wimbledon win over Jan-Lennard Struff
ROGER FEDERER is no stranger to setting new career landmarks and he set another record after beating Jan-Lennard Struff at Wimbledon.
Federer eased into Monday’s fourth-round stage with a straightforward 6-3, 7-5, 6-2 win over his German opponent and the eight-time Wimbledon champion will next play Frenchman Adrian Mannarino.
But his win over Struff was his 175th on grass and moved him ahead of Jimmy Connors for the most wins on the surface by a man ever.
Connors won eight Grand Slam titles including two at Wimbledon in 1974 and 1982.
Federer needed just 93 minutes to beat the big-serving Struff and the Swiss star said keeping calm was crucial to his victory.
Roger Federer had no trouble against Jan-Lennard Struff
“Look I think against big servers who go for a lot, it is always difficult to find a rhythm and to be sure you’re in the driving seat until the match is over,” Federer said.
“I am happy to stay calm and finish off the job.“First set was not many chances and I managed to win it which was important to me.
“I am not sure what people are thinking but it is a wonderful feeling walking out there.
“I walk out there and try to put on a good match and will never underestimate them. I think that keeps me in check.
“I am enjoying myself if I am winning or losing. It is the most special court in the world for me.”