Roger Federer is yet to drop a set on grass this season ever since he dispatched off Japan's Yuichi Sugita in the opening round of Halle, which he went on to win last month.
Chasing a 19th overall and eighth Wimbledon title, the Swiss giant has started this year's campaign on a high easing into second-week action in London. While he benefitted from Alexandr Dolgopolov's retirement in the first round, wins against Dusan Lajovic and Mischa Zverev have come without having the need to break a sweat.
While it was expected that Mischa, the German who knocked out Andy Murray from Australian Open earlier this year, would give a stiff fight to Federer, the third seed decimated him 7-6(3), 6-4, 6-4 in straight sets.
However, a stiff test awaits Federer on Monday, which is action-packed with several big names eyeing a quarter-final spot in London. The 35-year-old faces Bulgaria's 13th seed Grigor Dimitrov in what is anticipated to be a close encounter.
Dimitrov, the world number 12, had a dream start to 2017 season when he edged past the likes of Dominic Thiem, Milos Raonic and Kei Nishikori to win a title in Brisbane. Starting Australian Open as a dark horse, the Bulgarian put up a solid show to reach the semi-final, in which he was ousted by Rafael Nadal in a five-set marathon -- 6-3, 5-7, 7-6(5), 6-7(4), 6-4.
He followed it up with a title in Sofia before losing track on the American hardcourts. A poor run on the dirt followed, but Dimitrov has bounced back on grass, with a run to the semi-final at Queen's and a second-week appearance in the ongoing tournament.
Known to have a similar style to that of Federer, Dimitrov will fancy his chances against the big man. However, his head-to-head record of 5-0 over the Swiss star is a concern ahead of today's big match.
However, given Federer's form, he should be able to fend off the challenge from Dimitrov. Nonetheless, the tennis legend seems to be in a positive mindset as he prepares for a gruelling week's action at SW19.
"I feel better, I feel my game is better. My physique is better. I'm in a better place in my life, in my head. Those are a lot of positive things. But I'm just excited and I'm not hiding. I appreciate being in the second week and my goal, the ultimate goal, is always to win Wimbledon," Federer said on the eve of his outing against Dimitrov.
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When is the match, how to watch it live
Federer vs Dimitrov is the third match on the No.1 Court, with the first one to begin at 1 pm BST, 5.30pm IST, 2 pm CET, 8 am ET.
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