Roger Federer won 35 straight points on his serve as he breezed into Wimbledon's third round

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  • Roger Federer just breezed into the third round of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships.
  • The 36-year-old is the reigning Wimbledon champion and served up a near-perfect performance against second-round victim Lukáš Lacko on Wednesday.
  • At one point, Federer had won 35 consecutive points on his serve.
  • Federer admitted he played “very well” and is “looking forward” to the next round.

Roger Federer just dominated another opponent at the 2018 Wimbledon Championships.

Lukáš Lacko was the victim at Centre Court on Tuesday, falling in three consecutive sets (6-4, 6-4, 6-1) as Federer breezed through him with an utterly imperious serve.

At one point, Federer had won 35 consecutive points on his serve as Lacko simply struggled to contend with the reigning and defending Wimbledon champion.

Federer made 48 winners against 11 unforced errors and cleaned up in the second set, as he did not drop a single point on his serve. In total, he lost just nine of 61 points on his serve and broke Lacko five times, including a dominant forehand winner to claim the match win.

Commenting after the victory, Federer admitted to the BBC that he “played very well.”

He said he “felt good” and “less nervous” than he did in his previous match, his first-round win over Dušan Lajović on Monday. Federer added: “I’m happy with how I’m hitting the ball.”

On the dominant nature of his win, he said: “I think you only play as well as your opponent allows. I may have to adjust my game in the third round, for a completely different player.”

It is not yet known who Federer will face but he said he is “looking forward” to the next stage in the competition.

Judging from his performance on Wednesday, it is easy to see why.

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