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Blake is first seeded player to lose

Updated: June 23, 2009, 6:51 AM ET
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WIMBLEDON, England -- The new roof wasn't tested. Roger Federer was -- briefly.

The retractable roof stayed open Monday for the first match on Centre Court at Wimbledon, and Federer fell behind early before charging past Yen-hsun Lu of Taiwan 7-5, 6-3, 6-2.

Novak Djokovic also advanced to the second round by beating Julien Benneteau 6-7 (8), 7-6 (1), 6-2, 6-4.

In his first match since winning the French Open, Federer failed to convert his first four break-point chances and then ...

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