Roger Federer has wrote his name in the history books once again as he passed the first stage of the 2017 Wimbledon.
Federer didn’t have to work too much for the win as opponent Alexandr Dolgopolov retired in the second set due to injury.
The win was Federer’s 85th at Wimbledon, setting a new record for the competition.
Federer was previously tied at 84 wins with American tennis legend Jimmy Connors, with his latest win making him the sole owner of the record.
His appearance at the 2017 Wimbledon makes it the 70th Grand Slam appearance of his career.
Novak Djokovic also had an easy ride through the first round, with his opponent, Martin Klizan, also withdrawing through injury.