Roger Federer racked up his 150th tour-level win on grass as the world number three crushed Britain’s Daniel Evans 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in the Wimbledon third round on Friday.
Third seed Federer, bidding for a record eighth Wimbledon title, will face Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov or Steve Johnson of the United States for a place in the quarter-finals.
The 17-time Grand Slam champion has yet to drop a set in this year’s tournament and he is comfortably through to the second week while his principle rival Novak Djokovic trails by two sets in his rain-delayed third round against Sam Querrey.
Federer, beaten in the last two Wimbledon finals by Djokovic, has been aided by a generous draw that pitted him against two lowly Brits in world number 772 Marcus Willis and then world number 91 Evans.
Juan Martin del Potro sent Swiss fourth seed Stan Wawrinka crashing out of Wimbledon on Friday with a 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/2), 6-3 victory in the second round.
The world number 165 from Argentina, who was a semi-finalist in 2013 in what was his last appearance at the tournament, next faces either French 32nd seed Lucas Pouille or Donald Young of the United States.
Del Potro is playing in his first major since the Australian Open in 2014 after undergoing three wrist surgeries.
“It feels amazing, it’s a great sensation,” said 27-year-old Del Potro, the 2009 US Open champion.
“I enjoyed the crowd. It’s an incredible feeling, that’s why my hands are still shaking.
“I feel alive again. After sitting at home for two years, this feels like a second or third career,” added the former world number four.
Feature image source: AFP