Tennis great Roger Federer kept his winning momentum alive in the game and moved one step closer to the title of French Open 2019. The 20-time grand slam champion defeated the German star Oscar Otte by 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 and booked his seat into the third round.
Earlier in tournament, World No. 2 Rafael Nadal easily registered the win against Yannick Maden of Germany in the second round. He edged past the 29-year-old player with a margin of 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 on Wednesday. With this successful win, the Spaniard entered into the third round where he will face 27th seeded David Goffin. Speaking about his brilliant victory over the German, Nadal said, “in the third set, I lost a little bit of concentration and intensity. Then all of a sudden the match became difficult. The positive thing is every time that I made the mistake, I had the break again, and that’s good news”. Nadal started his French Open 2019 with a clinical win over German qualifier Yannick Hanfman on Tuesday. The 15-time Grand Slam title winner toppled over the player in the opening match with the margin of 6-2, 6-1, 6-3 in the neck-to-neck competition.
Moreover, former World No. 1 tennis player Garbine Muguruza also progressed to the third round in women’s singles set after beating World No. 45 Johanna Larsson with the margin of 6-4 6-1 in the second round at Suzanne Lenglen court. The 25-year-old young gun will next face ninth-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine in the third round at French Open. Svitolina reached to the next round of the grand tournament without even hitting the ball as her opponent Ukrainian Kateryna Kozlova pulled out from the game due to severe intercostal pain.
Apart from Kozlova, fourth-seeded Dutch player Kiki Bertens has also been ruled out from the second round of women singles following bad health conditions. The 27-year-old star female wrestler said on her unexpected illness,”this morning I woke up at 3:00, and then I felt really sick. Vomiting, diarrhoea all night long and all day long”. Bertens was all set to take on her opponent in the second before walking away from the court due to sudden illness right after her opening match.