Federer brushes aside Ramos; Djokovic, Tipsarevic advance

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WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- Roger Federer had a familiar result on an unfamiliar court in the first round at Wimbledon.

The Swiss six-time champion was assigned to play his opening game on Court 1 instead of Centre Court at the All England Club for the first time since 2003 but was his usual dominant self in beating Albert Ramos 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 on Monday.

Federer broke Ramos eight times while losing his serve once in the first set.

The 16-time Grand Slam champion is looking to equal the record of seven Wimbledon titles held by Pete Sampras and William Renshaw.

In other men's action, defending champion Novak Djokovic has won his opening match by beating former No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-3, 6-3, 6-1.

In keeping with custom, the defending men's champ played the first match Monday on Centre Court. Djokovic was broken in his second service game but held the rest of the way, losing only nine points on his first serve. He had 13 aces.

The top-ranked Djokovic is bidding for his sixth Grand Slam title. He won three in a row before losing the French Open final to Rafael Nadal two weeks ago.

The only defending men's champion to lose a first-round match at Wimbledon in the Open era was Lleyton Hewitt in 2003.

Over on Court 1, there was no bloodshed, no temper tantrum and no forfeit for David Nalbandian.

The result was still a loss, though, as the Argentine was outplayed by eighth-seeded Janko Tipsarevic in the opening round at Wimbledon, his first match since being disqualified for injuring a line judge by kicking an advertisement board against his shin during the Queen's Club final.

Nalbandian controlled his emotions Monday, but the Serb still beat him 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-2.

The 2002 Wimbledon finalist said he felt good support from the crowd despite the incident at Queen's, and that "I think everybody understood (it) wasn't a good thing that I did, but was very unlucky as well.''

Nalbandian was fined by the ATP and docked 150 ranking points for unsportsmanlike conduct.