Result: Roger Federer coasts past Gilles Muller into third round

Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates after defeating his Gentlemen's Singles first round match against Paolo Lorenzi of Italy on day two of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on June 24,
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Roger Federer beats Gilles Muller in straight sets to book his place in the third round of Wimbledon.

Roger Federer has cruised into the third round at Wimbledon after beating Luxemborg's Gilles Muller in straight sets tonight.

The seven-time champion kept his hopes of an eighth title alive courtesy of a 6-3 7-5 6-3 victory on Centre Court to move into the last-32 stage at SW19.

Despite being ranked 103 in the world, Muller kept the fifth seed at arm's length early on in the opening set, but a break of serve allowed the Swiss to break away and seal an early advantage in comfortable fashion.

Muller continued to prove a pest in the second set as little could separate the pair after seven games, with Federer leading 4-3.

The contest was then stopped as the rain began to pour on Centre Court, but the break of play to facilitate the closure of the roof did not knock Federer out of his stride as he swiftly took a two-set lead once the match resumed.

Muller's resistance gradually waned in the final set, however, as another break of serve helped Federer - who was not broken in the match - take a 3-1 lead en route to the victory.

The former world number one will face either Spain's Marcel Granollers or Colombian Santiago Giraldo in the next round.

Roger Federer celebrates his win over Radek Stepanek in the Monte Carlo Masters second round on April 16, 2014
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3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
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5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
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14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
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