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Roger Federer Beats Fabio Fognini At Wimbledon

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Roger Federer of Switzerland reacts after defeating Fabio Fognini of Italy during a second round men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England, Wednesday, June 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Roger Federer of Switzerland reacts after defeating Fabio Fognini of Italy during a second round men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England, Wednesday, June 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

WIMBLEDON, England -- 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.

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