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French Open: Federer beats Ruud to reach fourth round


ANI Tennis
Roger Federer secured his spot in the round of 16 as he registered a 6-3, 6-1, 7-6 (8) victory against Casper Ruud on Friday. With this victory, Federer also surpassed Budge Patty's record of 13 round of 16 showing as he achieved a record 14 fourth-round appearance at Roland Garros.
After registering a 6-3 win in the opening set, Federer came out furiously and dominated Ruud in the second round. Ruud struggled a lot in the second round and faced a humiliating 1-6 defeat at the hands of Federer.
In the third set, Federer witnessed a tough competition from Rudd. Despite displaying brilliance in the third set, Federer defeated him to win the set.
Ruud, who is just 20-year old, was playing his first Grand Slam third-round but Federer overpowered him to advance into the fourth round.
Federer is 37 years 305 days old and became the oldest man to make the fourth round in Paris since Italy's Nicola Pietrangeli, who was 38 years 267 days old, in 1972.
Federer will now face either Nicolas Mahut or Leonardo Mayer for a place in the quarter-finals.

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First Published: May 31 2019 | 10:20 PM IST

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