- Roger Federer wins the first round of the French Open against Denis Estomin 6: 2, 6: 4, 6: 3.
- The Uzbek could not develop a chance to break one in a one-sided match.
- For the Swiss, it was their first Grand Slam tournament appearance in a year and a half.
After 487 days and the semi-final defeat to Novak Djokovic at the 2020 Australian Open, Roger Federer (ATP 8) is back at Grand Slam. It was a successful comeback: in the first round of the French Open, the “Maestro” did not show any difficulties against Denis Estomin (ATP 204) and won in 3 sets with 6: 2, 6: 4, 6: 3.
A perfect start
The 39-year-old laid the road to victory early. In the first half of the first set, the Basel mod managed to rest. For Istomin, that should be a precursor to the next 93 minutes.
Despite no match training (3 matches this year), Federer continued to show his skills from the start and presented the defensively weak Uzbeks, who surprisingly qualified for Roland Garros, a difficult task. Thanks to another break, the Swiss got their first 6: 2 deal.
The picture was the same in sentence # 2: After Estomin managed to block 4 break balls in the first half, he had to give up his second game to serve again. Stopballs in particular were an effective method against anything but fast-paced Uzbeks. After 37 minutes, the Swiss secured the second set.
There is no chance of a break from Estomin
The world number 204 also failed to respond in the third set – Federer managed 6: 3. For Estomin, who couldn’t get a single break in the entire match (!), This was the eighth defeat in the eighth duel with the Basel presenter .
In the next round, Federer will meet former US Open champion Marine Cilic (ATP 47), who beat Arthur Rinderknick (ATP 118) in 3 sets.