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Federer can nullify opponents' serves

Updated: June 20, 2004, 5:57 PM ET
By MaliVai Washington | Special to ESPN.com

WIMBLEDON, England -- Defending champion Roger Federer is coming into Wimbledon as a big favorite. Federer has won 17 consecutive matches on grass going back to 2003 through the defense of his title in Halle this year.

He's playing as well and looking as good as he did this time last year. He's by far the most comfortable grass-court player in the game. He can transition to the net better than anyone in the top 10 today. Plus, he can simply nullify a player's serve, as he did last week ...

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