Roger Federer produced another masterful display of some high quality tennis as he eased past Giles Simon 6-1, 6-2 in 62 minutes to set up a Quarter-Final clash vs Jerzy Janowicz who defeated Richard Gasquet 3-6, 7-6, 6-4.
In the First Set, Roger Federer broke Simon's service in the 4th game & 6th game & comfortably held on to his service to win the first set 6-1 in 23 minutes.
Federer immediately broke Simon's service in the opening game of the 2nd set & that pretty much dashed any hopes that Simon had of any comeback. In the 7th game, Simon managed to save 4 break point but Federer converted on his 5th break point to make it 5-2 and then served out the set in no time to win the match 6-1, 6-2 in 62 minutes.
Here are the match stats :
As you can see, Federer's service was immaculate and he gave absolutely no chance to break to Simon. Federer's backhand, forehands were absolutely a treat for the eye and his majestic drop shots and the divine net play working so well is a big enough proof that he is returning back to his prime form.
Also, it needs to be mentioned that his hunger to do well & succeed that looked a wee bit missing in the earlier part of the season seems to be coming back and its a good sign for the rest of the season.
Federer will play against Jerzy Janowicz tomorrow at 9 pm local time.
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