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Federer wins Wimbledon opener after scare

Federer wins Wimbledon opener after scare
Roger Federer of Switzerland found himself in an unusual situation when he found himself a mere three points from losing the first round of Wimbledon against 60th-ranked Alejandro Falla of Colombia. (Getty Images)
Federer wins Wimbledon opener after scare
Falla eventually succumbed to nerves and the six-time Wimbledon champion Federer pulled away to win 5-7, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (1), 6-0 in the tournament’s opening Centre Court match. (Getty Images)
Federer wins Wimbledon opener after scare
Venus Williams of USA celebrates taking match point during her first round match against Rossana De Los Rios of Paraguay. (Getty Images)
Federer wins Wimbledon opener after scare
Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts during his first round match against Olivier Rochus of Belgium on day one of Wimbledon. (Getty Images)
Federer wins Wimbledon opener after scare
Nikolay Davydenko of Russia celebrates match point during his first round match against Kevin Anderson of South Africa. (Getty Images)
Federer wins Wimbledon opener after scare
Shahar Peer of Israel in action against Ana Ivanovic of Serbia. (Getty Images)
Federer wins Wimbledon opener after scare
Sir Clive Woodward watches the first day action. (Getty Images)