Djokovic, Federer cruise in Wimbledon openers; Venus Williams out
LONDON (MCT) — Top seed Novak Djokovic played at his reverential best on Monday, as the holder took the traditional opening-day spotlight with a subdued but efficient 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 victory over former number one Juan Carlos Ferrero to mark the start of Wimbledon.
Djokovic, whose one title on the lawns came a year ago, was joined as a winner by six-time champion Roger Federer, who happily accepted an assignment on court No 1 where he crushed Spaniard Albert Ramos 6-1, 6-1, 6-1.
“You realize the moment you walk onto the court that it is a different place here than any other,” said Federer of his secondary showcourt venue. “Just the respectful clap, no music.
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