23 Jun 2009

Federer happy with opening effort at Wimbledon

6:43 pm on 23 June 2009

The five-time champion Roger Federer overcame an early hiccup to book a place in the second round at Wimbledon with a 7-5 6-3 6-2 win over Taiwan's Lu Yen-hsun.

Given the honour of the opening match on Centre Court, in the absence of the injured defending champion Rafael Nadal, Federer overcame an early loss of serve to win comfortably in his first match on grass this year.