"Yeah, so the RF logo is with Nike at the moment, but it will come to me at some point", Federer said after Monday's 6-1, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Dusan Lajovic. "I hope rather sooner than later, that Nike can be nice and helpful in the process to bring it over to me", the eight-time Wimbledon champion told reporters.
However, former British number one turned commentator, Tim Henman, believes that Rafael Nadal, who enjoyed a scintillating clay court season, could be capable of beating Federer in London this year.
"It's a great feeling to be back, it's been a couple of years since I played on grass, so it is hard trying to find the rhythm".
Roger Federer opened his Wimbledon account in familiar fashion but it was one very noticeable difference that sent social media into a frenzy.
Feliciano Lopez joked it was high time he found a way to beat Roger Federer after taking the Swiss master's record for consecutive grand slam appearances.
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A video review reversed the decision to award a penalty kick and Neymar's frustrations a few minutes later led to a yellow card. That "honour" goes to Lionel Messi, whose exit from the World Cup and subsequent retirement rumours had social media ablaze.
US Open champion and fourth seed Sloane Stephens became the tournament's first big name casualty when she slumped to a 6-1, 6-3 loss to Croatia's world 55 Donna Vekic. "Feliciano and me, we go way back to the Junior European Championships under-16 here in Hatfield, all the way to today".
"There's a general feeling that we should speed up when a match begins and ends", said the tournament's chief executive Richard Lewis.
Viewers in the USA will be able to watch the tournament in its entirety on ESPN and ESPN 2, with the former airing the entire first week of play, while the latter will broadcast outer court matches during the second week. And then, a five-game run and 25 minutes later, Williams had completed the 7-5, 6-3 result.
Roger Federer didn't need his initials to sign off on another masterful display at Wimbledon.
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He could opt out and re-sign with Cleveland, although the strong current from national media is James appears ready to move again. Having history to preclude trade discussions could force things to stall or have the Spurs send Kawhi Leonard to another team.
Monday's other Centre Court matches see Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki face Varvara Lepchenko of the United States while Bulgarian sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov, a semi-finalist in 2014, faces three-time major victor Stan Wawrinka.
Cilic, who won the Wimbledon warm-up event at Queen's Club last month, fired 21 aces and 44 winners past his 259th-ranked opponent.
Last year's Wimbledon finalist has made an impressive start to this year's tournament with a straight-sets win at the All England Club on Monday.
Three-time major victor Stan Wawrinka stunned Bulgarian sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov 1-6, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5), 6-4 in the first round.
The 36-year-old revealed his pride at setting the new record, but accepted a fair slice of luck too, in avoiding major injury.
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Little did Januzaj realise, but his team-mate Michy Batshuayi trumped his goal nearly immediately in celebrating it. Sadly for the "Bat-man", the ball rebounded off the post and struck him in the face.
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