Federer easily into third round; Fish looking for confidence
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- Roger Federer put on quite a display in front of Prince Charles, sweeping aside Fabio Fognini 6-1, 6-3, 6-2 in the second round of Wimbledon on Wednesday.
Federer and his Italian opponent bowed to Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, in the Royal Box before their match. Then the Swiss six-time champion showed the type of tennis that helped him rule on Centre Court for so many years.
Hitting winners with clinical accuracy, Federer dictated play from the start and never faced a break point. He broke the Italian five times and wrapped up the victory in 1 hour, 13 minutes.
Federer said it was "a great feeling" to play in front of the royals.
Mardy Fish says he declined interviews after his first-round match at Wimbledon because of a stomach problem related to pain medication he's taking for his right arm - and not anything related to his heart.
Fish spoke to reporters Wednesday, a day after he beat Ruben Ramirez-Hidalgo in three sets at the All England Club. It marked the 10th-seeded American's first match since a medical procedure in May to try to pinpoint an accelerated heartbeat.
It was his first competition in about 2 1/2 months.
Fish is still working to get his confidence back with regard to his heart.
During a match, he says, "The more you keep your mind off it, the better."
Fish next plays 173rd-ranked British wild-card recipient James Ward.