There was one moment in the fourth game of the third set, when Rendy Lu Yen-hsun manoeuvred Federer around the baseline so effectively that a disguised forehand winner down the line had the unofficial-GOAT (Greatest of All Times) sprawling as he tried to change direction.
However that wasn't enough to stop Federer.
It was a frustrating loss for Rendy but nevertheless he was "excited" playing at Centre Court against the GOAT.
Yen-Hsun Lu already did his best before losing the first round match 7-5, 6-3, 6-2.
During the press conference after the match, Laura raised this question to Federer:
Q. Can you make some comments on Lu's game?Rendy's journey does not end there.
ROGER FEDERER: I mean, I thought he played excellent, you know. He's a wonderful player. He has got a nice forehand, a nice backhand, very sound game all around. He's good all around. Seems like can he play well, especially on the quicker courts, hard courts and grass courts. I knew the danger today. He's beaten good players in the past. I knew that as well, too, obviously. That was a tough first set. He actually remained tough throughout the match, which was good to see, in a way.
He will play in the doubles event partnering with German Bjorn Phau. Their first opponents in the first round are Russian hotties Igor Andreev and Evgeny Korolev.
(Via AP, buzzle.com; Images Carl de Souza/AFP/Getty Images)