Wimbledon 2016: Roger Federer makes light work of Dan Evans

The legendary Swiss cruised past British underdog Dan Evans.

Wimbledon 2016: Roger Federer makes light work of Dan Evans
Relentless shots pervailed as Federer advances | photo: The Telegraph

Roger Federer made light work of British number four Dan Evans in their third round matchup, storming to win in straight sets 6-4 6-2 6-2 victory and progressed into the fourth round at the All England Club.

The Swiss star looked in control throughout the entirety of the match and was far too good for the Briton, who will take pride in his performance at the tournament including a debut on centre court.

Outstanding performances

The seven-times champion was firmly on guard after his second game against British opponent within three days. Evans showcased his talent of striking ability and varied shots but proved little against the former champion who looked sharp on the court despite being 34-years-old.

As the fourth Brit to play on centre court in four days - after Liam Broady, James Ward and Marcus Willis - what Evans really needed was to get off a good start in the early stages of the match. The other three won a total of two games in the opening set facing Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.

Evans rallied late in the first set, but rarely troubled Roger (photo: Wimbledon.com)
Evans rallied late in the first set, but rarely troubled Roger (photo: Wimbledon.com)

Unfortunately, for Evans, he didn't seem to settle facing Federer and experience the atmosphere of the centre court. As Federer raced to a 4-0 lead in the first set, Evans found some confidence to fight back in the next three games with his fabulous groundstroke but didn't seem to master the consistency especially with his serve five double faults give Federer easy points. It was a positive loss for Evans knowing he broke Federer's service.

Federer looking to be the first and oldest man to win eighth Wimbledon title hasn't lost his tennis ability as he was locked in the returns as he raced to a 3-0 lead in the second, he was never in any real danger from the Britain.

The Swiss charged the way through each set with impressive rallies for the crowd, it was all plain sailing as Federer served for the match another victory for the veteran in an hour and 27 minutes, with Evans out of the tournament it leaves Murray being the last Briton standing.