Roger Federer survives first round scare at Wimbledon. Federer was down 2 sets to love against Alejandro Falla. Federer win in 5 sets 5-7 4-6 6-4 7-6 6-0.
Federer has reached the tournament final each of the past seven years, but Monday he barely survived the traditional opening match on Centre Court as defending champion.
“I live another day,” Federer said. “This one is one I should have lost. That’s sometimes how grass-court tennis works.”
“You definitely feel uncomfortable,” Federer said. “For me it’s not normal to be down two sets to love. Especially at Wimbledon and early on in Grand Slams, it’s something I’m not quite used to.”