Wimbledon - Federer and Nadal through to second round

Roger Federer strolled through his first round encounter at Wimbledon, while Rafa Nadal survived an early scare to join him in the second phase.

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Switzerland's Roger Federer returns to Italy's Paolo Lorenzi during their men's singles first round match on day two of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships

Federer's 16th Wimbledon campaign began in routine fashion as he swept past Paolo Lorenzi 6-1 6-1 6-3 on Court One.

The legendary Swiss star is seeded fourth as he targets his eighth win on the grass courts of SW19 and had no trouble dispatching the world number 83.

A year after leaving the All England Club as a shell-shocked second-round loser, Federer was back to his sublime best as he teased and tormented Italian Lorenzi with a heady mix of laser-sighted serves and stinging groundstrokes.

The exhibition certainly won the approval of his coach Stefan Edberg, who whipped off his sunglasses soon after the start to get a better look at the elegant winners flowing off Federer's racket.

After squandering five match points on the Lorenzi serve, Federer finished it off with his ninth ace to set up a second round meeting with either Frenchman Julien Benneteau or Luxembourg's Gilles Muller.

Over on centre court, Nadal lost the first set to Martin Klizan, but recovered to take the match 4-6 6-3 6-3 6-3.

After their rain-interrupted match on Monday, it did not take long for Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to wrap up his win over Jurgen Melzer 6-1 3-6 3-6 6-2 6-4.

Tsonga won four points in a row to finish off the final game of the fifth set, which returned to Court No 1 after yesterday's suspension.

Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka had an even more routine win, 6-3 6-4 6-3 over Joao Sousa; and 10th seed Kei Nishikori beat Kenn De Schepper 6-4 7-6(5) 7-5.

Wawrinka has struggled at the All England Club during his career, losing his opening match five times in nine visits, but he never looked in danger of another early exit on a sun-baked Court Two.

The fiery fifth seed, who reached the semi-finals of the Queen's Club warm-up tournament earlier this month, delighted the crowd with some sizzling forehands and backhands which proved to hot for claycourt specialist Sousa to handle.

Wawrinka looked a little frustrated with himself on occasions but never gave Sousa the slightest glimpse of a break point as he cruised to victory.

He fired 18 aces, several on second serves, as he moved through to face either Taiwan's Yen-Hsun Lu or Kazakhstan's Aleksandr Nedovyesov in the next round.

Former champion Lleyton Hewitt beat Michel Przysiezny of Poland 6-2 6-7(14) 6-1 6-4.

First-round results

2- Rafa Nadal (Spain) beat Martin Klizan (Slovakia) 4-6 6-3 6-3 6-3

4- Roger Federer (Switzerland) beat Paolo Lorenzi (Italy) 6-1 6-1 6-3

5-Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) beat Joao Sousa (Portugal) 6-3 6-4 6-3

8-Milos Raonic (Canada) beat Matthew Ebden (Australia) 6-2 6-4 6-4

9-John Isner (U.S.) beat Daniel Smethurst (Britain) 7-5 6-3 6-4

10-Kei Nishikori (Japan) beat Kenny De Schepper (France) 6-4 7-6(5) 7-5

13-Richard Gasquet (France) beat James Duckworth (Australia) 6-7(3) 6-3 3-6 6-0 6-1

14-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France) beat Jurgen Melzer (Austria) 6-1 3-6 3-6 6-2 6-4

15- Jerzy Janowicz (Poland) beat Somdev Devvarman (India) 4-6 6-3 6-3 3-6 6-3

22-Philipp Kohlschreiber (Germany) beat Igor Sijsling (Netherlands) 6-4 6-4 6-2

24-Gael Monfils (France) beat Malek Jaziri (Tunisia) 7-6(5) 7-5 6-4

Dusan Lajovic (Serbia) beat 28- Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (Spain) 7-6(5) 6-2 3-6 3-6 6-3

Frank Dancevic (Canada) beat 29-Ivo Karlovic (Croatia) 6-4 7-6(5) 7-6(4)

30- Marcel Granollers (Spain) beat Nicolas Mahut (France) 6-4 7-6(6) 6-7(7) 6-4

Denis Istomin (Uzbekistan) beat 32-Dmitry Tursunov (Russia) 7-5 6-4 3-6 6-2

Lleyton Hewitt (Australia) beat Michel Przysiezny (Poland) 6-2 6-7(14) 6-1 6-4

Lukasz Kubot (Poland) beat Jan-Lennard Struff (Germany) 7-6(6) 6-4 6-4

Denis Kudla (USA) beat Marsel Ilhan (Turkey) 7-6(3) 6-4 4-6 7-5

Nick Kyrgios (Australia) beat Stephane Robert (France) 7-6(2) 7-6(1) 6-7(6) 6-2

Sam Querrey (USA) beat Bradley Klahn (USA) 6-7(5) 6-4 6-1 7-5

Ante Pavic (Croatia) beat Alejandro Falla (Colombia) 6-4 6-3 7-5

Santiago Giraldo (Colombia) beat Daniel Gimeno-Traver (Spain) 6-1 7-5 6-0

Yen-Hsun Lu (Chinese Taipei) beat Aleksandr Nedovyesov (Kazakhstan) 6-4 4-6 6-4 1-6 6-1

Mikhail Kukushkin (Kazakhstan) beat Dudi Sela (Israel) 6-4 6-4 6-4

Lukas Rosol (Czech Republic) beat Benoit Paire (France) 6-3 3-6 7-6(5) 6-4

Simone Bolelli (Italy) beat Tatsuma Ito (Japan) 7-5 7-6(3) 3-6 7-6(5)

Adrian Mannarino (France) beat Pere Riba (Spain) 6-2 6-3 6-4

Jarkko Nieminen (Finland) beat Federico Delbonis (Argentina) 6-3 7-6(3) 7-5

Gilles Muller (Luxembourg) beat Julien Benneteau (France) 6-4 7-6(6) 7-6(5)

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