Wimbledon’s number one seed Roger Federer set another new record after his third-round win over Jan-Lennard Struff on Centre Court.
The Swiss star again looked in fine form, defeating the German in straight sets 6-3 7-5 6-2 to make sure the eight-time Wimbledon champion will play in the second week and meet Frenchman Adrian Mannarino in the fourth-round.
However, after taking just 93 minutes to defeat Struff on Friday, many were talking about Federer’s new record in the sport.
The 36-year-old racked up his 175th win on grass, moving him one ahead of Jimmy Connors for the most wins on the surface.
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American Connors won eight Grand Slam titles during his career, including Wimbledon in 1974 and 1982, and with Federer sailing past Connors record, the Swiss star will be aiming to make it Wimbledon title number nine next week.