Roger Federer has his comeback at Roland Garros celebrated with a smooth victory. The Swiss was in the first round in three sets too strong for the Italian Lorenzo Sonego: 6-2, 6-4 and 6-4.
The 37-year-old Swiss dropped the graveltoernooi the past few years left to optimally prepare for the grass season. He decided this year, for the first time in 2015 to participate in the second Grand Slam tournament of the year.
He found in Sonego, the number 73 of the world, not a tough draw. He walked in the first set of rap out to a double break lead and took the first 6-2.
Also in the two set took Federer to a generous lead of 4-0, but Sonego stronger back. The Italian, however, could not prevent the set with 6-4 to the number three of the world went.
In the third company could Sonego the Swiss star longer keep up. Federer got some breakkansen, but the Italian gave not won. At 4-4, broke Federer still, and then he party after an hour and forty minutes and easily served.
In the second round encounter Federder on the German Oscar Otte, who as a lucky loser for the main draw, placed. The number 145 of the world was too strong for Malek Jaziri from Tunisia: 6-3, 6-1, 4-6 and 6-0.
Stéfanos Tsitsipás reached also simple the second round. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Tsitipás easy further
Stéfanos Tsitsipás reached easily to the second round. The sixth-placed Greek was the German Maximilian Marterer in three sets of the boss: 6-2, 6-2, and 7-6 (4) on the signs.
The semi-finalist of the Australian Open this year, his big break. The twenty-year-old Greek reached earlier this month, the finals of the highly competitive graveltoernooi in Madrid. Therein he lost from Novak Djokovic.
Tsitsipás came to Paris still never been further than the second round. This year the third round to reach should he win of Prajnesh Gunneswaran of India or Hugo Dellien from Bolivia, two players who are not the best in eighty players in the world to hear.
Also Marin Cilic in the second round, thanks to a simple victory at the Italian Thomas Fabbiano. The Croatian number eleven of the plaatsingslijst won 6-3, 7-5 and 6-1.
Robin Haase, the only Dutchman in singles, plays Sunday his party in the first round against German Philipp Kohlschreiber.
Kerber surprisingly in the first round at Roland Garros