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Federer Wins 79-Minute Wimbledon Opener

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Federer© Getty ImagesRoger Federer will play Fabio Fognini in the second round.

Six-time former champion and third seed Roger Federer required just 79 minutes to beat Albert Ramos of Spain 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 at The Championships on Monday.

Federer improved to 60-7 lifetime at the All England Club, Wimbledon, and to a 40-6 match record on the season. The Swiss hit nine aces and 31 winners. He will next play Italian Fabio Fognini, who was a 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-5 winner over Michael Llodra of France.

"I was happy with the way things progressed during the match," admitted Federer. "I was able to return well, almost breaking him every single time. It was a good match for me, obviously. I felt very good out there today."

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Eighth-seeded Serbian Janko Tipsarevic converted four of his nine break point opportunities to beat David Nalbandian, the 2002 runner-up from Argentina, 6-4, 7-6(4), 6-2 in two hours and 28 minutes.

Tipsarevic's best result at the major championship is fourth round exits in 2007 (l. to Ferrer) and 2008 (l. to Schuettler). He faces American Ryan Sweeting in the second round.

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