Tennis-Federer shows no mercy to Devvarman
PARIS May 29 (Reuters) - Roger Federer was in no mood to hang around as he moved into the third round of the French Open with a 6-2 6-1 6-1 demolition of India's Somdev Devvarman on Wednesday, but his title credentials were barely put to the test in a hopelessly one-sided match.
Federer, chasing a second French Open title, was never put under pressure and ruthlessly exploited his opponent's frailties.
The Swiss did not lose a point against the 188th ranked qualifier until the third game and took the first set in just 23 minutes with two breaks of serve.
The 17-times grand slam winner broke a further three times in both the second and third sets as Devvarman wilted. (Reporting by Toby Davis; editing by Pritha Sarkar)
- Tweet this
- Share this
- Digg this
- Libyan militants overrun Benghazi special forces base as chaos deepens
- At least 43 Palestinians killed as Israel maintains pressure on Gaza |
- Israel intensifies Gaza assault, Egyptians revise truce plan |
- EU and U.S. announce new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine |
- EU and U.S. announce new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine