Roger Federer cruised into the fourth round at Roland Garros with a straight set victory over Damir Dzumhur, in their first ever meeting Friday in Paris. The Swiss maestro had no trouble against the 23-year old from Bosnia, firing 38 winners behind winning 68% of points on his first serve and 66% of points on his second serve. The 33-year-old Swiss made inroads on his returns, breaking Dzumhur on six of eight opportunities. The red clay of the French Open is not a typical place to move forward, but Federer came to net often, winning 24 of 34 points in the front court.
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His reward? The match all of Paris must have eagerly anticipated. A fourth round showdown with Gael Monfils on Sunday. Always a difficult challenge, the flashy Frenchman has won the last two meetings with the Federer, 6-4 7-6 (5) in Monte Carlo earlier this season, and in the Davis Cup final, being France’s only highlight. The Swiss is 8-4 against Monfils in their head-to-head record, winning all three previous meetings at Roland Garros (2008 semifinals, 2009 quarterfinals, 2011 quarterfinals).
Federer Cruises into Round of Sixteen at Roland Garros
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