Federer and Djokovic start strongly in Cincinnati

The Swiss beat Argentina's Juan Ignacio Londero in two sleeves, while Djokovic beat Sam Querrey and will face the winner of the Carreño-Isner.


The Swiss Roger Federer, third seeded, had no problems with the interruption by rain and in just an hour and a minute he beat 6-3 and 6-4 the Argentine Juan Ignacio Londero in what was his debut this year in Cincinnati Masters 1000 444444

In the third round Federer will face the winner of Wednesday's match between compatriot Stan Wawrinka, who beat Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, and the young woman 5-7, 6-4 and 7-6 (4) Russian promise, Andrey Rublev, who defeated Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-7 (4), 6-2 and 6-2, fifteenth seed.

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Federer, top winner in Cincinnati with seven titles, was consistent in all facets of the game despite the fact that Londero, in his first duel against the former world number one, did a very good job of always being in the game.

But in the end, Federer's superiority was manifested with statistics of new 'aces' without any double fault, for 3 and 3, respectively, of Londero.

Federer did not give up the serve once and just let Londero have a single opportunity to make a' break'.

11111 "I felt good," Federer said at the end of the game. "The interruptions by rain are never good because you lose the rhythm, but in the end I felt comfortable on the track and the important thing was to get the victory" .

Federer finished the game with 58 points which added the 42 achieved with the serve and another 16 with the rest, compared to 44 (33 and 11), of Londero. 444444

The young Argentine tennis player of 25 years became the first eliminated of the four who compete within the main draw of individuals. 444444 Djokovic surpasses Querrey and it will be measured to Carreño or Isner

Novak Djokovic began defending his title with a game that went from less to more and achieved a comfortable victory by 7-5 and 6-1 against the American Sam Querrey.

The Serbian tennis player hardly needed a hour 18 minutes to ensure victory and pass to the third round, where will rival the winner of the match played on Wednesday the American John Isner, thirteenth head of the series, and the Spanish Pablo Carreño. 222222

The world number one again imposed his best tennis in all facets of the game with a serve that allowed him to get 15 "aces" and five double fouls, for nine and four, respectively, of Querrey, who has lost nine of the eight games he has played against Djokovic as a professional

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"It was about overcoming the first duel against a player who has a very powerful serve and I felt good about the adaptation that I made so that my tennis was more consistent in the second set, "said Djokovic.

While the Argentine Diego Schwartzman, number 24 in the ATP classification, began with his right foot his participation in the tournament and won by first time in this city, where he had lost in his appearances in 2017 and 2018.

Schwartzman won 7-6 (2) and 6-3 the Serbian Laslo Djere, thirty-seventh in the world rankings, in what was the first duel between the two players.

The victory was the number 29 that the Argentine tennis player achieves so far this year and his next rival will be the Moldovan Radu Albot, number 39 of the world, which gave the surprise on the first day to beat the Croatian Marin Cilic, fourteenth head of the series.

Results of the day of the Cincinnati Master 1.000

Individual. First round:

Stan Wawrinka (SUI) won Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 5-7, 6-4 and 7-6 (4)

David Goffin (BEL, 16) to Taylor Fritz (USA) 6-4, 4-6 and 6-

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Andrey Rublev (RUS) to Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO, 15) by 6-7 (4), 6-4 and 6-2

Benoit Paire (FRA) to Fernando Verdasco (ESP) by 6-4 , 0-0 (abandonment)

Frances Tiafoe (USA) to Gael Monfils (FRA) 7-6 (7) and 6-3

Diego Schwartzman (ARG) to Laslo Djere (SRB) 7-6 (2) and 6 -3

Denis Shapovalov (CAN) to Joao Sousa (POR) for 2-6, 6-2 and 6-2

Daniil Medvedev (RUS, 9) to Kyle Edmund (GBR) for 6-2 and 7-5

Reilly Opelka (USA) ) to Borna Coric (CRO, 12) for 4-6, 6-3, 7-5

Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP, 11) to Hubert Hurkacz (POL) for 7-6 (5) and 6-3

Individual. Second round:

Novavak Djokovic (SRB, 1) won Sam Querrey (USA) 7-5 and 6-1

Roger Federer (SUI, 3) Juan Ignacio Londero (ARG) 6-3 and 6-4.



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