'Super Old' Federer to Play Old Contemporary's Son at French Open
May 30 2019
Roger Federer reached the third round of Roland Garros for the 15th time on Wednesday with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 win over German lucky loser Oscar Otte.
The sixth seed, who beat Federer en route to the Australian Open semi-finals earlier this year, will take on Serbia's Filip Krajinovic in his first appearance in the third round.
Johanna Konta is through to the third round of Roland Garros for the first time after fighting past determined wild Lauren Davis to win 6-1, 1-6, 6-3.
"I don't see any difference playing tennis here", Nadal said of the sweeping changes to the main show court which was ripped apart after his final victory over Dominic Thiem a year ago. It relaxes you on the bigger points maybe, or it relaxes you subconsciously as you walk through the grounds and go to practice and go to the press room.
Asked what conditions he would prefer against Goffin, Nadal replied: "Sun". A turning point came in the 11th game when the 22-year-old Spaniard hit two consecutive double-faults to drop serve.
She had never won a main-draw match at Roland Garros until her opening match of the tournament on Tuesday.
Maden did well against Nadal and managed to spend 12 minutes more on court against the Spanish giant than compatriot Yannick Hanfmann in the first round. "It's been a great few weeks, and then if you feel like this during a Grand Slam where you felt good, it's just really annoying".
It is not as exotic as numerous kits on display this week, but then Federer can make anything look good.
"It's been a long time, and I'm very happy to be back".
The Swiss will play Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov next, after the former world number three beat 11th seed Marin Cilic in a marathon encounter 6-7 (3/7), 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-3.
Ranked 110th, the Frenchman defeated 19th-seeded Guido Pella of Argentina 6-3, 6-1, 2-6, 7-5.
"Once I got myself into the right mindset, things seemed to flow my way", said 20-year-old Tsitsipas.
Svitolina was set to play 67th-ranked Kateryna Kozlova but organizers said the Ukrainian player withdrew with a virus.
Last year's runner-up Sloane Stephens cruised through with a 6-1, 7-6 (7/3) win over Sara Sorribes Tormo.
Second seed Karolina Pliskova also clinched a straight-sets win, beating Slovakia's Kristina Kucova 6-2, 6-2 to set up a tie with Croatian 31st seed Petra Martic.
On Wednesday, No. 4 seed Kiki Bertens, a 2016 semifinalist and considered a contender for her first major title, quit during the first set of her match against Viktoria Kuzmova because she was sick.
Seventh seed Stephens has now reached at least the third round at Roland Garros on each of her last seven visits to the French capital.