Sport Federer avoids Stuttgart upset, Muller not so lucky in Rosmalen

19:41  13 june  2018
19:41  13 june  2018 Source:   performgroup.com

Tough break for Kohlschreiber as McDonald serves up a shock

  Tough break for Kohlschreiber as McDonald serves up a shock Philipp Kohlschreiber was somewhat unfortunate to exit the Stuttgart Open, while Mackenzie McDonald served up a shock in Hertogenbosch.Fifth seed Philipp Kohlschreiber suffered a first-round exit at the Stuttgart Open on Tuesday despite not dropping serve.

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However, Federer soon regained control to set up a quarter-final meeting with David Goffin, the fifth seed. Goffin enjoyed a lucky escape against Sergiy Stakhovsky, who looked set to triumph in straight sets before sustaining an injury in a fall.

rogerfederer - cropped: Roger Federer in action at the Stuttgart Open © Provided by Omnisport Roger Federer in action at the Stuttgart Open

Roger Federer brushed off the cobwebs from his three-month break to book a Stuttgart Open quarter-final on Wednesday, although he was given a scare by Mischa Zverev.

Zverev took the opening set in their second-round clash but Federer eventually found his rhythm and began to look comfortable on grass.

Having battled back to level the match, Federer dominated the deciding set to book a last-eight berth against either Prajnesh Gunneswaran or Guido Pella.

"It feels good to win again," Federer said after his 3-6 6-4 6-2 win. "I've lost my last two matches, so it's nice to get a fresh start here."

Federer survives Stuttgart scare on Tour return

  Federer survives Stuttgart scare on Tour return Mischa Zverev threatened to spoil Roger Federer's ATP Tour return at the Stuttgart Open, but the 20-time grand slam winner advanced.Roger Federer survived an early scare at the Stuttgart Open on Wednesday as he came from a set down to beat Mischa Zverev 3-6 6-4 6-2.

You are here. Home. Thiem stuns Federer in Stuttgart upset . Muller will bid for his first career trophy on Sunday against either French title-holder Nicolas Mahut, ranked 49, or American Sam Querrey (37).

Stuttgart (Germany) (AFP) - Roger Federer uncharacteristically failed to nail two match points as Dominic Thiem stunned the top seed on the grass in the rain-disrupted Stuttgart semi-finals on Saturday.

He is joined in the quarters by second seed Lucas Pouille, the Frenchman ending teenager Rudolf Molleker's dreams of a second Tour win in emphatic style.

Pouille's 6-3 6-4 victory sets up a meeting with Denis Istomin after the Uzbek beat Florian Mayer 6-3 6-4.

Wednesday also saw first-round victories for Milos Roanic, Max Marterer, Benoit Paire and Feliciano Lopez, while Gunneswaran sent sixth seed Denis Shapovalov packing.

At the Rosmalen Grass Court Championships, defending champion Gilles Muller bowed out in the second round against Matthew Ebden.

Unseeded Australian Ebden stunned the 2017 winner with a 6-3 7-5 victory, setting up a last-eight meeting with Marius Copil – who beat Yuichi Sugita on day six.

Ebden's compatriot Bernard Tomic was also celebrating after he beat Robin Haase 6-3 7-5, while Fernando Verdasco is also a quarter-finalist after dispatching Daniil Medvedev in straight sets.

Federer wins Stuttgart Open on his return .
It did not take Roger Federer long to get back to winning ways, as he clinched the Stuttgart Open on his return to action.Roger Federer capped a fine return to action by winning the Stuttgart Open ahead of reclaiming the world number one spot on Monday.

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