Roger Federer, who was in the hunt for his 21st Grand Slam title, sweated hard for four sets to win the third round of the French Open tennis tournament.
There was a time when it seemed that Federer would not make it to the fourth round for the first time since 2004, but he eventually defeated 59th-ranked Dominic Kopfer 7-6 (5), 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4), Managed to register a 7-5 win.
The match went on till one o’clock in the night and due to the imposition of Kovid-19 curfew after
Twenty-time Grand Slam winner Federer will turn 40 on August 8. Earlier, he had crashed out in the third round of the French Open 17 years ago. Federer has reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament for the 68th time, which is a record. He is followed by Novak Djokovic (54) and Rafael Nadal (50).
These three are in the same ‘half’ of a Grand Slam competition for the first time and they will all face Italian players on Monday. Eighth seed Federer will face ninth seed Matteo Berrettini, top seed Djokovic will face Lorenzo Musetti and third seed Nadal will face 18th seed Yannick Sinar.