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Sunday, May 26, 2019

French Open 2019: Federer into second round after 4 years back

French Open 2019: Roger Federer first-round victory over Lorenzo Sonego after great comeback.






 Roger Federer made a winning return to the French Open with a dominant first-round victory over Lorenzo Sonego after Four years away from the Clay court.


 The Swiss 20-time Grand Slam winner, playing at Roland Garros for the first time in four years, beat the Italian 6-2 6-4 6-4.

He arrived to a standing ovation on Philippe Chatrier court and left with the crowd on their feet in delight.

The 37-year-old will play German lucky loser Oscar Otte, ranked 145th in the world, in the second round.

 The rapturous reception he received was the only clue that Federer had ever been away from the Paris clay-court Grand Slam tournament.




Roger Federer makes a great comeback after 4 yrs from Clay cour at Roland-Garros win over Lorenzo Sonego.





 "I knew I can play very well on clay and I am very happy I did it in straight sets today," Federer said.  
"I missed the French crowd so thanks for the warm welcome today." 
 "Two breaks in the first set was very important for me and when I was leading 4-0 I could take more risks and play more aggressive," Federer said.



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