2009 champion Roger Federer reached the third round of the Roland Garros Tennis Championships by defeating Croatian world number 47 Marin Cilic 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 in two hours and 35 minutes.
And the Swiss renewed his victory over his opponent for the tenth time in 11 matches that brought them together.
“It was a very good match and I was a little surprised myself, I didn’t think I would play like this against Marin,” Federer said.
Federer, who aspires to return to his levels after two surgeries on his right knee last year, will next meet with German Dominic Kupfer, who defeated American Taylor Fritz 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4.
Among the most prominent qualifiers for the third round among men are Argentine Diego Schwarzman, Italian Matteo Berrettini and his compatriot Yannick Sener.
Serbian Novak Djokovic reached the third round of the Roland Garros Tennis Championships by defeating Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas in three sets without a match.
As for the women, the defending champion and world number ninth ranked Iga Šveontik reached the third round of the Roland Garros Tennis Championships with an easy victory over Sweden’s Rebecca Peterson 6-1, 6-1 in about an hour.
Anas Jaber reached the third round of the Roland Garros tournament, by defeating Australian Astra Sharma 6-2, 6-4, on Thursday.
And she will meet the Tunisian in the next round, the Polish Magda Linnet.