The world no.3 and six-time champion, Roger Federer, continued his unscathed progress at this year's Wimbledon as he breezed past the Italian Fabio Fognini with consummate ease to book a spot in third round, in the process treating the Centre Court crowd to an absolute masterclass.
It seemed as though the Swiss had wound back the clock to his prime when he dominated this venue like it was his own playground with his opponents being reduced to mere sparring partners. This domineering performance would, moreover, send an ominous and foreboding message to his young rivals.
The 68th ranked Italian was simply overwhelmed by the maestro's speed, power and unparalleled versatility. The first set saw the unseeded Italian struggling to win points on his serve as Federer's crisp and powerful returns placed Fognini on the back foot right away in his service games. Though, the Italian had a relatively easier time on his serve in the next two sets, he was unable to create any sort of impression on his illustrious opponent's serve. The final score was 6-1, 6-3, 6-2 in Roger's favour.