Top seed Roger Federer moved into the fourth round of Wimbledon with a straightforward 6-3, 7-5, 6-2 win over Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff on Friday.
The Swiss, who’s yet to drop a set so far at the All England Club, sealed victory in 94 minutes to claim his 175th match win on grass, an Open Era record for the most wins on the surface. Jimmor Connors of America had held the record until now.
“I try to put on a good match every time and never underestimate anybody,” the 36-year-old Swiss said. “It’s a wonderful feeling to be playing out there, it’s the most special court in the world for me.”
Federer will face Adrian Mannarino on Monday for a place in the quarterfinals after the Frenchman beat Daniil Medvedev in five sets.
Elsewhere, eight-seeded South African, Kevin Anderson also progressed to the fourth round with a 6-3, 7-5, 7-5 win over Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber and will play France’s Gael Monfils, who edged Sam Querrey in four sets.
German sensation Alexander Zverev needed five sets to get past America’s Taylor Fritz as he registered a 6-4, 5-7, 6(0)-7, 6-1, 6-2 win.