Roger Federer sets new Wimbledon record as Alexandr Dolgopolov withdraws

Roger Federer was afforded a very easy start to his Wimbledon campaign after Alexandr Dolgopolov retired when three games down in the second set.

In progressing past Dolgopolov, Federer set a new record for men’s singles victories at Wimbledon with 85.

Federer cantered through the opening set with consummate ease, losing just three games in the process with Dolgopolov clearly hampered with an injury.

Playing in his 70th Grand Slam event, the Swiss was then handed an easy win as Dolgopolov withdrew at 3-0 down in the second set.

It was a hugely frustrating result for the Centre Court crowd after they only got to see eight games of Novak Djokovic before his opponent, Martin Klizan, also withdrew through injury.

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