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Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships, London, England, Jun. 23-July 6, Grand Slam The Championsips, Wimbledon 2008
June 23-July 6
London, England
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships, London, England, Jun. 23-July 6, Grand Slam
Roger Federer To Open Play At Wimbledon
"Wimbledon Picks" - Day 1

By Tripp Mateschitz, Lawn Tennis Correspondent, Posted: Monday, June 23, 2008 4:03am CST USA
Roger Federer, Lawn Tennis Magazine, Wimbledon 2008
Roger Federer of Switzerland
LONDON, England (—At Wimbledon, round one begins at 7:00am CST USA with five time defending champion Roger Federer of Switzerland opening play on Centre Court as he looks to remain unbeaten on grass in his last 60 matches.

Federer won Wimbledon 2003-2007 and has been ranked world number one since February 2, 2004 for a record 230 consecutive weeks.

In ladies' play, 2002-2003 champion Serena Williams of the USA is first up on Court One. Both Federer and Williams should advance into round two with ease.

Roger Federer holds the record of consecutive wins on grass courts with 59 wins.

Roger Federer (SUI)[1] v. Dominik Hrbaty (SVK)
Federer is the superior grasscourter and should win in straight sets.
Winner: Federer

Ana Ivanovic (SRB)[1] v. Rossana De los rios (PAR)
Ivanovic took some time off after winning the French Open and will be ready to roll today.
Winner: Ivanovic

Novak Djokovic (SRB)[3] v. Michael Berrer (GER)
Djokovic is in the top three with Federer and Rafael Nadal of Spain as favorites.
Winner: Djokovic

Kaia Kanepi (EST) v. Serena Williams (USA)[6]
Williams has suffered some distractions and injuries which have prevented her from playing her best tennis oftentimes the last several years. She says she is healthy which is good news for tennis.
Winner: Williams

Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)[20] v. Robin Haase (NED)
2002 Wimbledon champion Hewitt still has the desire and game to win.
Winner: Hewitt

Frank Dancevic (CAN) v. David Nalbandian (ARG)[7]
Nalbandian is one of the most talented players on the tour and should not have any problems today.
Winner: Nalbandian

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