Opening round win pleases Roger Federer

Opening round win pleases Federer
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World number three Roger Federer speaks of his happiness following his win in the opening round of Wimbledon.

Defending champion Roger Federer has admitted that he is pleased with the way that he started his campaign at Wimbledon this year.

The seven-time winner recorded a 6-3 6-2 6-0 victory over Victor Hanescu earlier today to secure his spot in round two of the competition.

"I've won it a few times now but it still feels special. I still enjoy myself in the first round and it's a pleasure playing on Centre Court again this year," he told BBC Sport.

"I thought it was a good first round for me. I'm very happy, conditions are pretty cold but it releases some of the pressure now.

"I'm thankful to the fans for their support throughout my career and I hope to continue on for a good few years yet."

Federer will now face Sergiy Stakhovsky in round two.

Roger Federer plays a shot against Victor Hanescu during the first round of Wimbledon on June 24, 2013
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