Roger Federer, in search of his 21st Grand Slam title, sweated profusely for four sets to win the third round of the French Open. There was a time when Federer did not enter the fourth round for the first time since 2004, but he eventually defeated No. 59 Dominic Kopfer 7-6 (5), 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4). ., Was successful in recording a 7-5 victory. The match lasted for an hour and after 9 pm the Kovid-19 curfew was imposed, and the match was played without spectators.
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Federer said, ‘It’s not easy to beat him. I kept my composure. I was really trying to motivate myself. ‘Twenty-time Grand Slam winner Federer will enter the 40th year of his career on 8 August. Before that, he was eliminated 17 years ago in the third round of the French Open. Federer reached the fourth round of the Grand Slam tournament for the 68th time, a record.
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Next up are Djokovic (54) and Rafael Nadal (50). The trio are in the same ‘half’ of the Grand Slam competition for the first time and they will face the Italian on Monday. Eighth seed Federer will face ninth seed Matteo Berettini, top seed Djokovic Lorenzo Musetti and third seed Nadal 18th seed Yanik Sinar.