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Wimbledon 2018: Feliciano Lopez breaks Roger Federer's record of consecutive Grand Slam appearances

Lopez, who has reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals on three occasions, took the first set 6-3 against Federico Delbonis of Argentina on Court 7.

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London Updated on: July 03, 2018 18:46 IST
Spanish tennis player Feliciano López.
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Spanish tennis player Feliciano López.

As he began his Wimbledon campaign early on Day 2, Feliciano Lopez made history just by taking to the court.

The 36-year-old Spaniard broke Roger Federer's record by appearing in a 66th consecutive Grand Slam singles tournament, continuing a run that started at the 2002 French Open.

Lopez, who has reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals on three occasions, took the first set 6-3 against Federico Delbonis of Argentina on Court 7.

The winner faces a potential second-round meeting with fifth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro, who is also a setup, against Peter Gojowczyk on No. 3 Court.

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