New Delhi: At 34, he might not be in the best of form, but whenever Roger Federer plays at the All England Club, it seems he has been the defending champion for ages.
Federer, who won five Wimbledon titles on the trot from 2003-07, has managed to win just two more titles since then.
He won his last Grand Slam, another Wimbledon in 2012 against local boy Andy Murray. Federer also reached the final last year and was looking in good nick before losing to Novak Djokovic.
With seven trophies, the 17-time Grand Slam champion shares the record for the maximum Wimbledon titles won with his idol Pete Sampras.
He is seeded second in the tournament and is likely to at least reach the semis without much trouble.
It was an easy outing for the Swiss machine in his first match where he defeated world No. 88, Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia, 6-1, 6-3, 6-3.
Participating in his 63rd consecutive Grand Slam, it is yet to be seen whether Federer can continue to show his class against the top players on grass.