Roger Federer advanced into the third round of the French Open after completely crushing Somdev Devvarman from India late on Wednesday.

Devvarman did not seem to believe for one second that he could threaten the former world no. 1 as Federer very easily broke the Indian’s serve immediately in the first set. A break of serve that meant the beginning of something truly ruthless from the Swiss Maestro.

The games kept flying by and in the blink of an eye Federer was 2-0 up winning the first sets 6-2 6-1 and Somdev was, more or less, just trying to avoid embarrassment.

Both Devvarman himself, as well as audience, was hoping that the Indian could come up with something extraordinary during the third set to force some kind of nerve in the match. 

Unfortunately for everyone hoping to see the unexpected, a very inspired playing Federer broke early once again - and the match was shortly history with the Swiss winning 6-2 6-1 6-1 in great style.

With this win Federer reached 898 tour level matches won, with only three other players in the open era winning over 900.

Federer's search for his second Roland Garros title will continue against local hero Julien Benneteau on Thursday.

Benneteau beat the Swiss maestro when they last met and In addition, the Frenchman was extremely close on defeating Federer in Wimbledon last year as he led two sets to love before Federer came back to win.

Benneteu will, however, enter the match with a five-setter in his legs. He blew a two set lead versus Tobias Kamke on Wednesday, but fortunately for the Frenchman, he prevailed over the German winning 7-6 7-5 5-7 0-6 6-4 in the end.

It was a high quality match including hot shots, emotions and moreover a pumped up, loud characteristic French home crowd very much helping the home son over the line in the end.

The question now remains, whether if Benneteau can regroup from his marathon match in round two, in order to dance along with the Swiss superstar or if Federer is set for another routine-victory in his searching for another Grand-Slam success?


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