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Roger Federer opens the 2007 Wimbledon with a win

No surprises as the first round of the 2007 Wimbledon started after a rain delay, and Roger Federer wins his 1st match.

Roger Federer opens the 2007 Wimbledon with a win Federer is another tennis player who will try to beat a record set by the great Bjorn Borg. The Swiss won his first round at the 2007 Wimbledon against Teimuraz Gabashvili from Russia  6-3, 6-2, 6-4, after the only Grand Slam grass course was open for business, following a delay due to rain.

If Roger Federer wins the Wimbledon he will match Borg's record of five straight Wimbledon titles. If Rafael Nadal wins the Grand Slam competition, he will match Bjorn's back to back wins of both the French Open and Wimbledon.

 The top seeded Roger Federer remains the favorite to win the 2007 Wimbledon with odds by the U.K. bookmaker Bet365 at 1/3. Another British bookmaker, Paddy Power, announced that they will be paying out on Federer as the men’s winner, even though the final of the men’s competition is not until Sunday week. According to the bookmaker's spokesperson, almost all of the punters were betting on Roger Federer, so the Irish-based sportsbook will pay out on all bets struck on Federer before 11am on Monday, the 25th.

 Andy Roddick also won his first match, playing against fellow American Justin Gimelstob, 6-1, 7-5, 7- 3, to advance in the next stage of the 2007 Wimbledon. Andy Roddick has odds on winning outright at 12/1.

 At the women's Wimbledon, Martina Hingis with odds of 50/1, took her first round playing against Naomi Cavaday 6-7, 7-5, 6-0.

Published on 06/25/2007

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