A “hot-dog lob” from Roger Federer at Wimbledon will live long in the memory and the Swiss was delighted to pull it off.
Roger Federer admitted he loves being Wimbledon’s great entertainer after producing a candidate for shot of the tournament in his demolition of Sam Querrey.
Federer was at his best as he dominated proceedings throughout, controlling the pace of the match and hitting numerous winners past his American opponent.
Next up for Federer is a match with Australia’s Sam Groth in the third round.
“It was the flawless shot, I even had a little bit of time which allowed me to get into position”.
“At the same time, when my game’s going well, at the level I’m playing this week, I feel there’s a good chance for me”.
Federer has barely put a foot wrong in his wins over Damir Dzumhur and Querrey at SW19, and the world number two is content with the form he is showing.
“I’m very happy with the way I played the first two matches”, Federer said (via the BBC) after his win.
“You want to go over and give him a high five sometimes, but you can’t do that”, a bewildered Querrey told reporters. “I guess there’s also a little bit of relief that I’m also playing well at Wimbledon”.
Having clinched the first set, he stepped on the gas, immediately breaking again at the start of the second before bringing out the party piece while leading 4-2.
Querrey’s big serve was a weapon as always as he provided some resistance in the first set, but he didn’t have the answers to ensure that it was a competitive day’s work for his rival. The first break was crucial.
Seven-time champion Federer added to his repertoire of magical Centre Court moments in the second set of his 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 second round victory.