Wednesday, April 15, 2015

No problem for Federer in Monte Carlo

Federer Cruises Past Chardy In Monte-Carlo

Roger Federer defeated Jeremy Chardy 6-2, 6-1 and set up a third round meeting with Gael Monfils at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters.

Monfils, who defeated Alexandr Dolgopolov.

Federer hit 19 winners to five for Chardy, and made 12 unforced errors.

“I thought Jeremy didn’t serve very well, and I felt good on the return,” said Federer. “So I was in a lot of the service games when he was serving. Then I thought I served well, had a high first serve percentage and was able to control the baseline. On clay, things move ahead very quickly, I must say.”

Federer is competing at the Monte-Carlo Country Club for the 12th time and is looking to finally lay his hands on the winner’s trophy that has so far eluded him.

"The preparation is different; instead of playing just one hour before a match on clay, this time I had 10 days and I'm better prepared," he said. "I feel more confident than I was in Lille.

"Gaƫl is such a player. He has capacities that other players don't have, physically, also because of his power on the forehand and the backhand. It is a real challenge to play him. Often the problem is not on your own racquet against him," he commentes about his next opponent.

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