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LONDON—On Monday, Roger Federer took to Centre Court to face American Steve Johnson in the fourth round of Wimbledon. The Swiss advanced with a 6-2, 6-3, 7-5 win for his fourth consecutive straight-set victory.
“I would have never thought I would win the first four matches in straights sets,” Federer said. “I’m extremely pleased…”
Johnson came into Wimbledon on a hot streak, having won Nottingham for his first career ATP title. The 26-year-old was enjoying his first-ever appearance in the fourth round of a major, having beaten a reformed Grigor Dimitrov in the round before.
"I couldn’t be more happy with where I am today, even with losing to [Federer]," Johnson said. "I'm very happy with where my tennis has been, where it’s come from, and hopefully where it will go for the rest of the year."
Pressing the net by attacking Federer’s backhand, Johnson got a look at break point at 2-2. The all-too-experienced Federer still got the hold to go up 3-2. Instead of keeping his focus, Johnson dropped his next service game, putting Federer ahead 4-2. Federer then secured another break to win the first set 6-2 in under 30 minutes.