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Federer storms into second round

Reigning Wimbledon champion Roger Federer swiftly beat Romanian Victor Hanescu 6-3, 6-2, 6-0 to book his place in the second round of the competition.

The seven time champion took just 69 minutes to continue his pursuit of a record 8th Wimbledon title.

Seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer in action against Romania's Victor Hanescu Credit: EMPICS Sport

Federer: Murray poses greatest Wimbledon threat

Roger Federer believes Andy Murray poses the greatest threat ahead of Wimbledon.

Federer said at a news conference: "I thought Andy was going to win a big one anyway at some point. He's too good to always keep losing semis and finals.

"Now he's the favourite every tournament he goes into around the world".

"To me, Andy sort of stands out a little bit over the others", he added.

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Celebrities' delight at Murray win

Murray beats Federer to reach Australian Open final

Andy Murray Credit: Reuters

Andy Murray has beaten Roger Federer in a thrilling semi-final to reach the Australian Open final for the third time.

Murray won 6-4, 6-7, 6-3, 6-7, 6-2 to set up a meeting with the World No. 1 Novak Djokovic – the player he defeated to secure his maiden Grand Slam title back in September 2012.

Roger Federer swaps his racket for shin pads and football boots

He's normally not seen without a racket in his hands, but today tennis star Roger Federer temporarily changed sports to model the Brazilian football team's kit.

The 17-time Grand Slam champion tries on a Brazil kit for size. Credit: Roger Federer's Facebook page

The pictures, posted on the Swiss star's official Facebook page, are to publicise his involvement in the Gillette Federer Tour in Brazil later this year.

"If I was a football player, what would my nickname be?" Federer asked his Facebook followers. Credit: Roger Federer's Facebook page

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