French Open: Roger Federer defeats Marin Cilic, advances to the third round

Switzerland’s star tennis player Roger Federer advances to the third round of the French Open Grand Slam.  He defeats second round Marin Cilic of Croatia 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2.

This was Federer’s tenth win in the last 11 matches over Cilic. However, during the match Federer, known for his restrained play, was seen arguing with referee Emmanuel Joseph. In the second set, Federer was trailing 1-3. At the time, he took a little longer before starting the match. So the umpires warned him that he had violated the time.

Federer did not like this much, so he got into an argument with the umpires. Despite an argument with the umpires, Federer continued his good form and won the match. Federer conquered the first set by 6-2.  

However, in the second set, Cilic made a strong comeback to make it 6-2. He also saw struggling in the third set. However, Federer lifted his game in a tie-breaker and won the tie-breaker by 7-4. He also won the fourth set 6-2 and advanced to the third round. 

The 20-time Grand Slam champion Rodger Federer was playing his first major tournament in 16 months.

Second-seeded Daniel Medvedev of Russia also advanced to the third round. In the second round of the men’s singles, he defeated Tommy Paul of the United States 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-3. In the third round, Medvedev will face Riley Opelka of the United States. Further, ninth-seeded Mateo Beretini defeated Federico Correa of ​​Argentina  6-3, 6-3, 6-2 in the second round.

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