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GETTYWimbledon draw Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have heard their fates

GETTYWimbledon draw Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have heard their fates

World number two Roger Federer endured a busy lead up to Wimbledon but is feeling fresh ahead of his title defence.

Roger Federer began his quest for a record-extending ninth Wimbledon men's singles title with a routine win over Serbia's Dusan Lajovic.

Asked what has changed since that golden evening against Federer, the 32-year-old said: "I'm older, more kilometres under my legs".

Rafael Nadal is not concerned about a lack of match practice on grass but the world number one is unsure how much of a threat he will be at Wimbledon. "I am not here to play the tournament; I am here to try to have a good results", said Nadal, who opens against Israel's Dudi Sela in the first round.

"With us, we're a little more in control, let's be honest". "I've been tested quite a bit, quite frequently out of competition".

Cash likes what he sees in the 19-year-old from Richmond Hill, Ont.

Despite all his experience, playing the first match on Centre Court is still an anxious moment for Federer, who skipped the clay-court season to stay fresh for Wimbledon.

Federer breezed into the second round over Lajovic, 6-1, 6-3, 6-4. Even when I won here, when I played finals here, I played five in a row I think.

Federer was keen to play down the new deal, worth £220m over 10 years, at the Stuttgart Open.

When he finally retires, Wimbledon will be the grand slam most synonymous with Federer. "It's a massive honour".

"I mean, besides the history and the mythical place that it is, you can not also practice on it".

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