Roger Federer wins 400th Grand Slam match, enters French Open fourth round


Paris: Roger Federer became the oldest man to reach the French Open fourth round in 47 years on Friday by winning his record 400th Grand Slam match.

The 37-year-old Federer, playing at Roland Garros for the first time since 2015, saw off the 63rd-ranked Norwegian Casper Ruud 6-3, 6-1, 7-6 (10/8) on Court Suzanne Lenglen.

Similarly, Rafael Nadal defeated David Goffin with a 6-1 6-3 4-6 6-3 win and also entered the fourth round.

On the other hand, India’s Rohan Bopanna and his Romanian partner Marius Copil advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of men’s doubles competition after notching up a straight-set win at the French Open on Friday.

Bopanna-Copil registered a 6-4 6-4 win over Benjamin Bonzi and Antoine Hoang in a second-round match that lasted an hour and 11 minutes.

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