"There has to be a combination of people to sit him down and give him a way out so he can respect that". I thought it was going to be okay after a few games, but it was getting worse and worse, and then I was trying. Once the ball was a couple of feet away from him, he let it go'.
"I knew there was nobody better than the tour players; that's when the dream became a reality". Both players advanced to the second round as their opponents retired, and both will be among the freshest players going forward. I have been around and feels like I'm super old, but I'm not. "They're there to watch good tennis, proper tennis", Federer said. "Now we'll see how far I can go". "They saw other players that tried at least", he said. They also put in another match at Centre Court.
There he faced none other than eight-time grand slam victor Andre Agassi in the first round -- a brush with the big boys that lasted less than an hour. The Canadian made his mark by banging down the fastest serve of the tournament so far at 141 miles per hour.
Federer appeared smooth and in control against Dolgopolov after winning the first set 6-3.
"There are guys waiting in there, the lucky loser will be looking. and thinking he could have played on Centre Court at Wimbledon". He will meet Gilles Simon of France in the second round.
"It was definitely a mental issue out there", said Tomic, who reached the quarter-finals at Wimbledon in 2011 and the last 16 in 2016.
The Swiss maestro and Novak Djokovic strolled into the second round after their opponents retired hurt early in the second set.
Gael Monfils, the flamboyant French 15th seed, crushed qualifier Daniel Brands 6-3, 7-5, 6-4. Federer now has an 85-11 record, with 7 titles at the All England Club to his name.
It meant that the Centre Court crowd had seen just 83 minutes of action involving the two men who have won 10 Wimbledon titles between them.
Seventh seed Svetlana Kuznetsova claimed a 6-3 6-2 win over Tunisian Ons Jabeur in the first round. With £2.2 million and 2000 rankings points on offer, which offers four different players the chance to emerge as world number one at the end of the fortnight, an excellent week of hotly contested tennis should wait on tennis' most hallowed courts. He was broken in the first game of the second set and, minutes later, stopped. The Danish fifth seed beat Hungary's world number 42 Timea Babos 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 in an hour and 42 minutes. Federer hasn't lost before the third round of a grand slam since the 2013 Wimbledon.
Milos Raonic defeated Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany 7-6 (5), 6-4, 7-6 (4) in to advance to the second round where he'll face Russia's Mikhail Youzhny.