Federer demolishes Dev Varman in Paris, Monfils beats Gulbis

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Roger Federer breezed through his second round clash at Roland Garros 2013, whilst Gael Monfils and Milos Raonic reached third round in four sets.

FedEx is still warming up for tougher tests at French Open as he delivered an express victory in the match against 188th-ranked Indian Somdev Devvarman in round two. The second seed Swiss opened the match with a love break and doubled his advantage later in the set before serving it out in twenty-four minutes. He kept seizing the Indian’s serves regularly in the following two sets as well and rushed to a 6-2, 6-1, 6-1 win in less than an hour and a half of play. The next obstacle he will face is Julien Benneteau, seed number thirty.

Monfils confirmed his good run of form and his first round beating of Tomas Berdych by dismissing Latvian Ernests Gulbis in four sets. While the former number 7 Frenchman lost the first one after a tie-break, he turned around the next two sets to move 2-1 ahead. Monfils then broke Gulbis to love in the opening game of the set four and never looked back. He booked his last 32 place with 6-7 (5), 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-2 and will now challenge 32nd-seeded Tommy Robredo.

Fourteenth seed Canadian Raonic made his way into third round of Roland Garros for the second year in a row as he overcame domestic player Michael Llodra. He grabbed the first set after confirming his second break, but the Frenchman stepped it up in the following set to make it one each. The encounter remained highly competitive with none of the players gifting any break points in the third set, yet it was Raonic who was stronger in the breaker. Llodra was unable to chase the Canadian down again as the latter converted two break balls in the set four to celebrate a 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-2 triumph. He will take on 23rd seed Kevin Anderson in his following clash.

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