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Federer with a successful Sand-Comeback

It seemed as if since Federer's last appearance would not be passed on clay for three years. The before last game at this location had handicapiert the Basel area, by back problems, in mid-may, 2016 in the Masters-1000 tournament in Rome against the Austrians Dominic Thiem lost.

Federer shows the same two stop balls in a row. (Video: SRF)

In Madrid, where he in the 1. Round had benefited from a bye, he managed to Federer, the conversion from the beginning. He was held without delay to the rhythm, dominated against Gasquet from the very first ball and was only 52 minutes to match the situation at all times. In advance in the first set, his opponent was Federer. In the second passage did Gasquet more of a fight. 18. Victory, Federer's in the 20. A direct comparison, he could not prevent.

ideal opponent for Federer

Gasquet was for Federer to be an ideal opponent to get used to after a good three weeks of preparation in the Canton of Grisons, and in Zürich in the Competition back to the conditions on the Sand. For almost 14 years in the new castle resident Frenchman returned to the Spanish capital after a good half year on the Tour. His last serious fight prior to arrival to Madrid, he had denied last October in Paris-Bercy. The 32-Year-old was once number 7 in the world and in the current Ranking 39 occupies, had to undergo in mid-January a Groin Operation.

In the eighth-finals meets Federer on either Hungary's Marton Fucsovics, or Gasquets compatriot Gaël Monfils. (dho/sda)

Created: 07.05.2019, 21:48 PM

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