Tuesday, June 22, 2021

French Open: Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic advance to 3rd round

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In French Open Tennis, former world No.1 Roger Federer, entered the third round of French Open yesterday with a 6-2, 2-6, 7-6, 6-2 win over Marin Cilic of Croatia. World No.1 Novak Djokovic, too, moved into the third round. Swiss Federer, who is in Djokovic’s half of the draw and could possibly meet the world No.1 in the quarter-finals, will next clash with Dominik Koepfer. Djokovic also won yesterday. The Serb defeated Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 to move into the third round.

Elsewhere, ninth seed Italian Matteo Berrettini defeated Argentina’s Federico Coria 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 to enter the third round. Berrettini will face Korean Kwoon Soon-Woo who beat Italy’s Andreas Seppi 6-4, 7-5, 7-5. In another match, 10th seeded David Schwartzman of Argentina beat Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 to enter third round while 14th seed Gael Monfils crashed out losing 0-6, 6-2, 4-6, 3-6 to Mikael Ymer of Sweden in the second round. Jannik Sinner prevailed 6-1, 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 over Gianluca Mager in a battle between Italians.

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