The third round of 2013 live coverage continues at the Roland Garros outdoor clay courts in Paris France. Hampered by rain delays, second seed finally leads the pack to advance the third round.men's draw
The 17-time major champion easily defeated Somdev Devvarman of India in second round 6-2, 6-1, 6-1 score of the French Open at Roland Garros clay courts. Federer will face 30th seeded local favorite, France's, who not only already beat Swiss once this year but also came within two points of upsetting him at Wimbledon in 2012.
After scoring an upset in the first round over No. 5-seeded Tomas Berdych, wild card Gael Monfils of France thrilled a partisan court crowd in beating(Latvia) in another long battle 6-7(5) 6-4 7-6(4) 6-2.
Another local favorite No. 6 seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France) scored a big win overof Finland 7-6(6), 6-4, 6-3 score. No.4 beat compatriot Albert Montanes of Spain 6-2, 6-1, 6-3. He will another Spanish Feliciano López in the third round.
As of Wednesday, here are men's results from the French Open Singles matches.
18-(U.S.) def. Jan Hajek (Czech Republic) 6-4 7-5 6-4
30-Julien Benneteau (France) def. Tobias Kamke (Germany) 7-6(9) 7-5 5-7 0-6 6-4
1def. G Pella 6-2, 6-0, 6-2
32-Tommy Robredo (Spain) def. Igor Sijsling (Netherlands) 6-7(2) 4-6 6-3 6-1 6-1
K Nishikori def G Žemlja 6-1, 5-7, 6-1, 6-4
20-Andreas Seppi (Italy) def Blaz Kavcic (Slovenia) 6-0 7-6(3) 6-7(2) 4-6 6-3
14-Milos Raonic (Canada) def. Michael Llodra (France) 7-5 3-6 7-6(3) 6-2
15-(France) def. (Uruguay) 6-7(2) 6-1 6-1 6-1
11-Nicolas Almagro (Spain) def. Edouard Roger-Vasselin (France) 6-2 6-4 6-3
25-Jeremy Chardy (France) def. Roberto Bautista (Spain) 6-1 7-5 6-4
23-Kevin Anderson (South Africa) def. Evgeny Donskoy (Russia) 6-7(8) 6-1 7-5 6-2
(Serbia) def. Daniel Gimeno-Traver (Spain) 4-6 7-6(4) 6-0 6-7(7) 6-4
Feliciano Lopez (Spain) def. Joao Sousa (Portugal) 3-6 6-3 6-4 6-4
10-Marin Cilic (Croatia) def. Nick Kyrgios (Australia) 6-4 6-2 6-2
Joining No. 2 Federer in the third round were No. 4 David Ferrer, No. 6 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, No. 10 Marin Cilic, No. 11 Nicolas Almagro, No. 14 Milos Raonic, No. 15 Gilles Simon, and No. 18 Sam Querrey, an American who was 1-6 in his Roland Garros career before this year and 2-0 this week.
Third Round matchup schedule update:
Benneteau vs Federer
G Simon vs S Querrey
V Troicki vs M Čilić
J-W Tsonga vs J Chardy
F López vs D Ferrer
M Raonic vs K Anderson
A Seppi vs N Almagro
G Monfils vs T Robredo
V Hănescu vs P Kohlschreiber
Third seed and French Open defending championwill still play against M Kližan in the second round. Two of the world's top 10 are ruled out like No.2 Andy Murray and No.7 Juan Martín del Potro who withdrew from the tournament due to back injury and flu virus respectively.