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Federer advances in latest bid for singles medal

Updated: July 28, 2012, 12:22 PM ET
Associated Press

WIMBLEDON, England -- Fourth-time Olympian Roger Federer overcame a jittery patch to win his opening match at the London Games, beating Alejandro Falla of Colombia 6-3, 5-7, 6-3.

Federer seeks his first singles medal, although he and Swiss teammate Stanislas Wawrinka did win the gold in doubles in 2008.

Back on his favorite stage Saturday, the top-ranked Federer was a point from victory in the second set, then lost three of his next four service games. But Federer was in fine form ...

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