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Federer takes first-day hurdle, Bencic fails

Roger Federer will skip the first hurdle at the Masters-1000 tournament in Rome against Joao Sousa without larger forces wear. Later in the afternoon he meets in his eighth final on Borna Coric.

The 6:4, 6:3 in 80 minutes against the Portuguese Joao Sousa, Federer has not had to expend too much energy. The benefited from the Swiss, because he will be on Thursday due to the weather-related Cancellations for a second Time in use.

His eighth final opponent in the late afternoon scheduled game Borna Coric (ATP 15). The number 13 seeded Croat is one of those players who got a double layer around. He had accomplished the eighth-finals on Monday and Tuesday with Victories against Felix Auger-Aliassime and Cameron Norrie. Federer leads in the directly compare with the 22-Year-old with 3:2.

For Federer it is the first double layer at an ATP tournament since 2004. At that time, Basel was in Gstaad, each in three sets against Ivo Karlovic, and Radek Stepanek and the tournament later.

Early Out of Thiem – Nadal will loose more

Dominik Thiem has experienced a failed dress rehearsal for the French Open. The number 5 seeded Austrian sand specialist lost his starting game in Rome against Fernando Verdasco in three sets. After the high-class of 2:43 hours, he had to give 6:4, 4:6, 5:7 beaten. The French Open Finalist of 2018 and this year's Barcelona winner, drew in the fourth duel with the 35-year-old Spaniard is the Shorter.

Even quicker as Federer marched to Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals. The Spaniard missed Jérémy Chardy with a 6:0, 6:1 in 68 minutes, almost the maximum sentence.

Bencic is subject to Mladenovic

Belinda Bencic retires at the WTA Premier tournament in Rome in the 2. Round. The Ostschweizerin is subject to the Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic (WTA 63) in just under two hours 2:6, 6:2, 1:6.

Against the rise of the qualifier and former Top-10 player Mladenovic, the 22-Year-old to the unusually early time of the day was from 10 a.m., to often on the Defensive. Three times she had to leave the Service in the first sentence, removing, twice in the third.

in Between, however, could hope Bencic to a successful turn as in the start of the game against Anastasija Sevastova. Thanks to an increase and a decrease in Mladenovics the Sentence came back to her. In the decisive passage a was a 0:3, from which they could not free themselves.

at Least it happened to Bencic-against Mladenovic is not the same as Caroline Garcia in the 1. Round. The number 4 seeded Frenchwoman had won in the two-set defeat against their the country wife, only four points back, slugger. Bencic finally managed 34 points and three Breaks. With 26 wins during the season, the Swiss 2019 so far the most successful game on the inside. (sda)

Created: 16.05.2019, 13:57 PM

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