Roger Federer (above).

Defending champion, top seed, and 6 time champion Roger Federer survived another close scare at Wimbledon this morning, defeating unheralded Serbian Ilija Bozoljac, 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-6 (5) in 2 hours and 46 minutes.

Federer again seemed sluggish on the grass, getting out-winnered by the Serbian upstart 102-69 and losing the ace count 31-16.  Bozoljac, the 152nd ranked player in the world, looked to be the better player for much of the match, despite losing out in the most critical statistical area: breaks of serve.

Federer saved all 4 break points against, in his second death struggle here at SW-19 so far in 2 rounds this year.

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Here are the match stats from Federer/Bozoljac this morning:

 
 
 
   Federer (SUI) Bozoljac (SRB)
         
  1st Serve % 94 of 135 = 70 % 90 of 140 = 64 %
 
  Aces 16 31
 
  Double Faults 1 6
 
  Unforced Errors 13 37
 
  Winning % on 1st Serve 72 of 94 = 77 % 70 of 90 = 78 %
 
  Winning % on 2nd Serve 29 of 41 = 71 % 28 of 50 = 56 %
 
  Winners (Including Service) 69 102
 
  Receiving Points Won 42 of 146 = 29 % 34 of 136 = 25 %
 
  Break Point Conversions 3 of 13 = 23 % 0 of 4 = 0 %
 
  Net Approaches 19 of 34 = 56 % 26 of 56 = 46 %
 
  Total Points Won 143 132
 
   Fastest Serve Speed 131 MPH 138 MPH
 
   Average 1st Serve Speed 117 MPH 125 MPH
 
   Average 2nd Serve Speed 97 MPH 104 MPH

http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/scores/stats/day10/1201ms.html

With the way he played today, we are wondering whether the 24 year old Serbian was serving notice to the world, or if this was a case of Federer lacking jump after going 5 sets Monday with Alejandro Falla, or lacking jump, period.  Federer gets Frenchman Arnaud Clement in round 3.

–Crack (https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com)