Just one day after Rafael Nadal was stunned in Wimbledon, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic had some serious competition on their hands to advance to the fourth round.
Federer squared off with No. 29 Julien Benneteau, and the two needed five sets to determine a winner. Benneteau won the first set 6-4 and took the second in tiebreaker, 7-6, but then it was Federer's turn to rally. The world's No. 3 player won the third set 6-2 and the fourth 7-6 in tiebreaker, leaving just one set to go. Federer went into cruise control and had clearly worn out Benneteau, winning 6-1 in convincing fashion.
Djokovic dropped his first set against No. 28 Radek Stepanek, but he came back to win the next three 6-2, 6-2 and, yes, 6-2. It was a brief scare for the world's top-ranked player, but no one ever said a championship at Wimbledon would come without challenge.
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